Sri Lanka | Educational Tours

OVERVIEW

Tour Code SL 005
No.of pax Min 2 Pax
Period of Operation Throughout the year
Duration 11 days / 10 nights
Route Habarana > Polonnaruwa > Anuradhapura > Mihinthale > Sigiriya > Dambulla > Kandy > Peradeniya > Nuwara Eliya > Bandarawela > World's End > Yala Safari > Bentota - Galle

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

DAY 1 ARRIVE in Katunayake - Habarana - Overnight (-/-/D)
DAY 2 Polonnaruwa - Habarana - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 3 Anuradhapura - Mihintale - Habarana - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 4 Sigiriya - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 5 Dambulla - Kandy - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 6 Peradeniya - Kandy - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 7 Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 8 World?s End - Bandarawela - Overngiht (B/-/D)
DAY 9 Yala Safari - Tissa - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 10 Bentota - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 11 Galle - Transfer to Airport for Departure (B)

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Day 01:- Meet and Greet at the airport and transfer to Habarana.


Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Chaya Village or similar.


Day 02:- After Breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and commence the city of Polonnaruwa .




The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa was the kingdom from which Sri Lankan kings ruled the island from the 8th century until 1310 CE. Pollonnaruwa was the fifth administrative center of the Kingdom of Rajarata.

Dinner and overnight stay at the same Hotel in Habarana .


Day 03:- After Breakfast leave for Anuradhapura and commence the city of Anuradhapura.


The Anuradhapura Kingdom named for its capital city, was the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. Founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC, the kingdom's authority extended throughout the country, although several independent areas emerged from time to time, which grew more numerous towards the end of the kingdom. Nonetheless, the king of Anuradhapura was seen as the supreme ruler of the country throughout the Anuradhapura period. Buddhism played a strong role in the Anuradhapura period, influencing its culture, laws, and methods of governance.




Then Visit Mihintale.




Mihintale is only 12 kM away from the famous Anuradhapura city. The sacred forest mountain Missaka Pabbatha where King Devanampiya Tissa met Arhat Mahinda Thera and his companions is situated in Mihintale. Prior to that the Lord Gautama Buddha had visited this place on his Third visit which was called as Missaka Pabbatha then. Being one of the sixteen places the Lord Buddha had visited in Sri Lanka, this is regarded as one of the most important sacred places by the Buddhists in Sri Lanka.


Day 04:- After Breakfast leave for Sigiriya.

The Rock Fortress in Sigiriya has been a very popular tourist destination due to its magnificence and the surrounding gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. The rock itself rises approximately 370 m (1,214 ft) above sea level and is sheer on all sides, in many places overhanging the base. It is regarded as the 8th wonder of the ancient world.

Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya at Hotel Kassapa Lion Rock or similar.


Day 05:- After Breakfast visit Dhambulla Cave Temple.

The Cave Temple in Dhambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. There are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, This is situated 148 km east of Colombo. There is a recumbent Buddha carved out of living rock, some 14m long.


Then proceed to Kandy


Kandy

It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka.[1] The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri DaladaMaligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988


Visit the Temple of the Tooth relic


Evening experience the cultural show.


Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy at Hotel Thilanka or similar.



Day 06:- After Breakfast visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden.

Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka , and attracts 1.2 million visitors annually, It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 300 varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.


- Kandy city tour in the evening -


Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy at the same Hotel.



Day 07:- After Breakfast Proceed to Nuwara Eliya .

The city was founded by Samuel Baker, the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the Nile in 1846. Nuwara Eliya's climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya, called Little England then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket.


Although the town was founded in the 19th century by the British, the whole district is today visited by native travelers, specially during the month of April, the season of flowers, pony races, go cart races and auto rally. Visit a Tea factory to taste the Sri Lankan Tea and take a tour of the factory.


Enjoy the misty mountains and the fresh mildly cold weather 365 days a year and the picturesque beauty of the Hill country. Treat yourself to Royal atmosphere at night including food and beer.


Then proceed to Bandarawela.



Bandarawela has a mild weather condition throughout the year hence, it is popular among the citizens to spend the vacations with their family members. Bandarawela town, tinted with a colonial past resting among lush forestation has found its niche among its visitors as a base for eco-tourism.


Dinner and overnight stay in Bandarawela at Orient Hotel or Similar.



Day 8: After Breakfast, visit Hortain Plains (World?s End).


Horton Plains is a popular tourist destination, with World's End being the key attraction. World's End is a sheer precipice with a 870 m (2,854 ft) drop. It is situated at the southern boundary of the park. Another cliff known as the Lesser World's End of 270 m (886 ft) is located not far from World's End.


Dinner and overnight stay in Bandarawela at the same hotel



Day 9: After Breakfast, proceed to Yala.


Yala National Park is a major draw in Sri Lanka for its opportunity to see herds of elephants, leopards and an array of other animals, including reptiles and birds. For many people, a safari here is an essential part of their visit.



Dinner and over night stay in Tissa at Hotel Taprospa or similar.

Day 10: After Breakfast, proceed to Bentota.



Water skiing, Catamaran rides and many other activities including the fine beaches for you to relax and have fun while vacationing in the paradise Island of Sri Lanka.

Dinner and over night stay in Beruwala at Hotel Taprospa Foot Prints or similar.


Day 11: After Breakfast, proceed to Galle and commence the city tour of Galle.



Galle was known as Gimhathiththa before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.

Transfer back to the airport for departure.


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Services Include:

- Return Airport Transfers
- Private A/C vehicle with German speaking Guide during the entire tour
- 3 Star Hotel accommodation with Breakfast and Dinner
- Hotels on twin sharing
- Entrance fees ? Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Sigiriya, Dhambulla, Temple of Tooth Relic, Botanical Garden, Cultural Show, Yala National Park/safari jeep and Hortain Plains (World?s End)
- All taxes and Service Charges


Services not Include:-

- International airfare & Visa
- Early check-in or Late check-out
- Meals not mention in the package
- Bentota Water sports charges
- Expenses of personal nature