05 Days tour of Sri Lanka
Fall in Love with the History, Beauty and Culture of Sri Lanka
With a documented history dating back 3,000 years, Sri Lanka is an island country of impressive beauty and culture. The country has been mentioned as 'Lanka' in the Hindu epic Ramayana. According to Hindu traditions, it's Lanka where Ravana (the demon king) had built his fortress. Ravana abducted Sita, the wife of Rama, and kept her in his fortress. When Rama came to know of it, he sent Hanuman (the monkey god) to destroy Lanka and get back Sita. Hanuman was also followed by Rama and his troops who entered Lanka by building a bridge from the mainland across the sea. The Sri Lanka Mini tour will reveal all this interesting religious history.
Apart from being steeped in Hindu mythology, Sri Lanka is also a great tourist destination with plenty to see and do. During your mini tour to the country, you'll visit national parks, temples, fortresses, botanical gardens, monasteries and museums among others. If you're an adventure sports lover, you can also indulge in a number of adrenaline-pumping activities like surfing, diving, hot air ballooning etc. The country also attracts a large number of tourists for watching whales and dolphins. The country's cities and towns are also reminiscent of the colonial era. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, amazes travellers with a heady mix of the old and the new. The Portuguese, the Dutch and the British have left their marks all over Colombo in the form of churches and monuments.
During your Sri Lanka mini tour, you'll discover the country's history, natural beauty and archaeological sites among others. In addition to all these, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy cultural dance performances by native artists. All in all, this tour will make you fall in love with the tropical island of Sri Lanka. At the end of this mini tour, you may want to spend more days in Sri Lanka. That's what the country is all about and that's why it's so popular with tourists from all over.
Arrival and drive to Dambulla
Dambulla to Kandy
hereafter proceed to Kandy en-route visiting a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness a Cookery demonstration.
Afternoon city tour of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of The Tooth, and this will be followed by a Cultural Dance Performance. Nestled amidst lush mountains in the north of the island's hill country, the Royal City of Kandy Traditional DanceKandy, 116km from Colombo, was home to Sri Lanka.s last independent kingdom, surviving two centuries of colonial incursions by the Portuguese and the Dutch before falling to the British in 1815. The legacy of this proud tradition lives on today in the form of the city's distinctive architecture, art and dance. Home to the sacred relic of the tooth of the Buddha, a visit to the Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Tooth, is an experience no tourist should miss said to have been snatched from the Buddha's funeral pyre and smuggled to Sri Lanka in the hair of a princess, the tooth relic is of great spiritual significance. Each year in July or August is the Kandy Esala Perahera (perahera means 'procession') a spectacular display of medieval pageantry that includes caparisoned elephants, fire dancers and Kandyan drummers. Overnight in Kandy
Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya en-route visiting a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced.
At the heart of the southern hill country is Nuwara Eliya (Colombo 180km), Sri Lanka’s highest town and a favourite hill station during British colonial times. The town is still touted as ‘Little England’, an illusion maintained by the presence of the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, a racecourse, the Victoria Park and excellent trout fishing in nearby lakes and rivers. You will find the temperature can drop close to freezing at nights and log fires are a common feature of the many Tudor-style houses. Adding to the atmosphere is the spectacle of its townsfolk wrapped up in winter jackets and woolly hats, carting great bundles of turnips, leeks, marrows and cabbages to the markets. Nuwara Eliya is a great base to explore the surrounding
countryside: there are many walks on offer, including hiking around the lower slopes of the thickly-forested Mount Pidurutalagala, at 2,555m the island’s highest peak. A visit to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, a short distance from Nuwara Eliya, is also recommended. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya to Colombo
Departure from Colombo
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
11 nights in handpicked hotels, 02 nights in Camps
13 Breakfasts, 02 Lunch, 02 Dinners
All ground transport for sightseeing trips,
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Trekking Equipment including mattress and tent
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges, Travel and Trekking Permit
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
Why we are different than others?
Value for money
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
Safety & Flexibility
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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