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Day 1: ARRIVAL COLOMBO

Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
Arrive at Colombo airport, where a representative will meet, greet, and transfer you to the selected hotel in Colombo. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Colombo. Dinner included.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Sorowwa Resort & Spa or similar 3*

Day 2: COLOMBO – DAMBULLA – POLONNARUWA (230km – 5 hrs)

Pass By: Oak Ray Heritage Hotel, 67/69 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo. Begin the tour with a visit to Dambulla Rock Temple to explore this 2,000-year-old sacred pilgrimage site carved deep inside a mountain. This awe-inspiring complex of five caves is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features thousands of metres of painted walls and ceilings and contains more than 150 images of the Buddha as well as other deities and Sri Lankan kings. Continue to Polonnaruwa for a luscious lunch. Afterwards, take a city tour of Polonnaruwa and discover the well-preserved ruins of this ancient city. Built about 1,000 years ago, it features a large artificial lake, which is still in use and feeds a network of irrigation canals, the remains of a royal palace and a number of temples and administrative buildings. Transfer to your hotel in Sigiriya/ Dambulla/ Habarana and enjoy a delicious dinner!

Overnight in Sigiriya/Dambulla/Habarana. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Oak Ray Heritage or similar 3*

Day 3: POLONNARUWA – KANDY (195km – 4 hrs)

Pass By: Grand Oriental Hotel, 2 York St, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
Take the road after a tasty breakfast. Begin to explore with a climb to the fifth-century Sigiriya fortress, which sits atop a rock that dramatically rises almost 200 metres above the rainforest. King Kashyapa built a citadel at the top of this giant boulder known as the ‘Lion Rock’, which was the innermost stronghold of a vast fortified city. In time, it was abandoned and forgotten until the British found it and began an archaeological exploration. Today, the remnants of this once thriving city offer a tantalising indication of what once stood here. Pass through the lion’s ‘belly’, climb to the top, and enjoy the breathtaking views. Then, continue to Kandy, visiting a spice garden on the way. Indulge in a delectable lunch in Kandy and enjoy an afternoon city tour that includes the Temple of the Tooth Relic. In the evening, witness a cultural show, followed by a savoury dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Kandy . Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Grand Oriental Hotel or similar 3*

Day 4: KANDY – PINNAWALA – DEPART COLOMBO (130km – 4 hrs)

Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
Have a delightful breakfast at the hotel and begin your adventure with a visit to an arts and crafts centre, a gem museum, and a tea factory in Giragama. Relax while enjoying lunch in Pinnawala. Then, head towards Colombo for a late evening drop off.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Airport
Duration
4 days
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English-speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation to sightseeing, excursions and surface travel as per programme
  • Inbound airport transfers from Colombo airport to Colombo hotel.
  • Entrances fees to Dambulla temple, Polonnaruwa city tour, Sigiriya Rock fortress, spice garden,
  • Entrances fees to Temple of the Tooth Relic, gem museum, tea factory visit
  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Colombo airport
Exclusions
  • Airport departure transfer Colombo hotel - Colombo airport
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Gratuities for drive and guide
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, etc
  • Video camera and photography permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances
  • such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice
  • Late arrival back to Colombo on day 4. Please book ongoing travel arrangements accordingly
  • What do I need to bring? Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Sri Lanka. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay. Clients arriving in early morning flights will have to wait until the last tour participant has arrived.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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I travelled through Sri Lanka with Harold Samaraweera my tour guide & driver and it was wonderful! Harold is very experienced, polite and takes very good care of you. I have visited a lot of beautiful places and seen elephants and even a leopard. The hotels were excellent and
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From the moment Sam collected us from the airport, there wasn't anything that was too much trouble for him. if he could make your stay better he would. He offered advise and local knowledge but was never over the top. As a guide he was conversant and had a true passion for
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Response from Sherpa11114445867, Online Department at Cultural Tour
Responded Nov 20, 2019
Many thanks for your nice comments, we are happy you enjoyed your trip and that you dodged the rain!.
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Thanks for the recent trip which was very informative. Everything was organised well and pretty relaxed. My driver was great and had all the information on the places we visited. I certainly would recommend Aitken Spence if you are looking for a travel provider.
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Response from Sherpa11114445867, Online Distribution at Cultural Tour
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Many thanks for your nice comments Phil, we are happy you enjoyed your trip. But we have realised that by mistake you have included a low rate in the review, please change it to 5!
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Due to Nimal we've had a great holiday, as he showed us his beautiful Sri Lanka in many different ways. He was helpfull, kind and had a great knowledge about Sri Lanka and the trip. We've been to restaurants and places where we never would have been without Nimal. We've had a
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