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R 7995

Sri Lanka Tours - Island of Wonders

Colombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Negombo
GPS:
7.2087984, 79.83802160000005
5 nights from R 7 995 pps

 

Valid from 01 Nov 2016 till 30 Apr 2017

Highlights

Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Colombo
Gangarama temple
Nelum Pokuna
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Kandy
Gem Museum
Galle
Zwart bastion
Unawatuna
Negombo

Includes

Share twin accommodation with daily breakfast
One Night in Colombo
Two Night in Kandy
Two Nights in Negombo
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Return airport transfers
English speaking guide

Excludes

Airfares, visa, insurance, personal items, tips

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL COLOMBO

Arrive in Colombo. Meet your tour representative in the arrivals hall. Transfer from Airport to Colombo – approximately 1 hour. The throbbing metropolis, Colombo – located in the West – is not only the country’s commercial capital, but also the turbine that impels above fifty percent of the national GDP, flanking Colombo’s fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course – horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip – furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah & tune into the Floating Market – an offbeat shopping experience – or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City – an offshore city – featuring parks, commercial complexes & even an F1 track! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards ‘Arcade’ facing a historic way post, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the ‘walk-over fish tank’, have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewelry & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Or, jazz up to Colombo’s night life spiced by night clubs & casinos that borderline its bustle. If you’re lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection! Overnight Stay at Mirage Hotel / Ozo Colombo

DAY 2: COLOMBO – PINNAWALA – KANDY

Breakfast at Mirage Hotel / Ozo Colombo. Transfer from Colombo to Pinnawala – approximately 2.5 hours. As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants – orphaned and sometimes three-legged – are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grandchildren during the past few decades! Watch as they feed at 9:15 am, 1:15 pm & 5:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth!. Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy – approximately 1.5 hours. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe – before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy – the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town – cradled among the misty hills – will feature the Kandy City Centre – bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tube your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka. Overnight Stay at Hilltop Hotel / Ozo Kandy

DAY 3: KANDY -via highway – GALLE – UNAWATUNA

Breakfast at Hilltop Hotel. Transfer from Kandy to Galle via highway through Colombo – approximately 4.5 hours. Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk the Dutch-haunted streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions today flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidences of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries. Walk clockwise within the fort to observe the ‘old gate’ carrying the British coat of arms. Flanking the old gate is the Zwart Bastion – the oldest of all – and the lighthouse standing 18 feet in its glory next to the Point Utretcht Bastion. This Dutch bliss is painted with streets that spread in a rectangular grid pattern pierced with houses carrying Dutch colonial style verandas. Hop into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex to be mesmerized by an array of souvenir selections. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture, Galle!. Transfer from Galle to Unawatuna – approximately 20 mins. Overnight Stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach / Cantaloupe Aqua Boutique Hotel

DAY 4: UNAWATUNA – via highway – NEGOMBO

Breakfast at Calamander Unawatuna Beach / Cantaloupe Aqua Boutique hotel. Transfer from Unawatuna to Negombo via highway through Colombo – approximately 2.5 hours. Overnight Stay at Paradise Beach / Goldi Sands Negombo

DAY 5: NEGOMBO

Breakfast at Paradise Beach. Located within a fairly close range to Bandaranaike International Airport, Negombo – the cinnamon hub of the Colonization of Dutch – offers some of the most exiting diving stretches in the country. With quite a pleasant beach and lagoon watch how Negombo dishes out some of the best lobsters, prawns and crabs found in the country, right on to your table or simply grab your kiteboards for an enthralling fly over crashing waves. Today Negombo also represents an ultimate nightlife featuring bars, disco bars and clubs. Overnight Stay at Paradise Beach / Goldi Sands Negombo

DAY 6: DEPART NEGOMBO

Breakfast at Paradise Beach / Goldi Sands Negombo Transfer from Negombo to Airport for departure – approximately 20 mins

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**DRIVE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS**

    Name Date Description Price Capacity Choose amount
    Sri Lanka Tours - Island of Wonders November 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017 R 7995 0
    24-hour front desk
    Bar/lounge
    Casino
    Convention Center
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Elevator/lift
    Fireplace in lobby
    Free breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi
    Front desk hours
    Indoor Pool
    Newspapers in lobby
    Shopping

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