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We can heartily recommend you to our special 15-days tour. We will show you nearly all the highlights of Sri Lanka, individually and comfortably, travelling by car with your own private driver . The trip includes the transfers to and from the airport and is on the basis of half board. The cost of the entrance-tickets for the entire tour is charged by the Sri Lankan Government and is calculated separately (see price list attached under the programme)
This trip will give you a good image of the many facets the beautiful island of Sri Lanka has to offer. You will start your trip by staying two nights in a lovely beach hotel so you may rest and become acclimatized after your flight.
Next day, we begin this fascinating tour of alternating culture, nature and adventure. A train trip is included in the tour, travelling in a diesel train through the tea fields and mountains. Your driver will bring you to the railway station and take your luggage in his car, picking you up again on arrival. An unforgettable experience. A safari is also included in the Yala National Park, and there is so much more. Every day a new adventure is waiting for you!
YOUR ROUNDTRIP PROGRAMME
Francis, driver/guide and host
Day 1: Airport/Colombo/Marawila
You will be met and welcomed at Colombo airport by your driver/guide who will accompany you during your roundtrip. He will take you to your beach hotel in Marawila (42 km. from the airport) or to Negombo. Your hotel is beautifully located directly on the beach of the Indian Ocean. It has a wonderful tropical garden and swimming-pool (children’s pool) and an excellent kitchen. Here, you may rest and stay the night after your long flight. Dinner will be served in the evening.
Your beach hotel in Marawila
Day 2: Marawila
Another wonderful day at leisure, to get acclimatized and enjoy sun & sea on the beach, or at the swimming pool in the beautiful tropical garden. Enjoy the marvellous sunsets. Dinner and overnight stay.
Sunset in Marawila
Day 3: Marawila/ Anuradhapura
After breakfast we leave –via Puttalam- for Anuradhapura. If wished so, we can make a stop in Chilaw to visit the Munneswaram Hindu Temple, Sri Lanka’s largest Shiva Temple. In the afternoon we will arrive at our hotel in Anuradhapura. After a refreshment you may take a city tour of the ancient Anuradhapura, the oldest and most important city of the ancient Kings. Anuradhapura was the capital of a Singhalese Kingdom from third century B.C. up until 1017 A.D. You will see large (extended) fields of ruins with the remains of temples, monasteries, and dagoba’s. etc.
Later in the afternoon, we will drive to Mihinhalaya where we will climb the Mihintalaya Rock (about 15 minutes drive from the hotel) At the top of the Rock you will discover a mystic world of caves, dagoba’s and temples. Afterwards, we will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Anuradhapura/Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa
After breakfast, we leave for the ancient King’s City of Polonnaruwa. On our way there, we will climb the world’s famous Lion Rock of Sigiriya. Halfway up, you will find the remains of the wonderful world famous fresco’s which King Kasayapa had painted. Once on the top you will see the remainings of the fortress built by King Kasayapa in the fifth century. You will enjoy a breathtaking view over the land at a height of 200 meters.! We will arrive at our Polonnaruwa hotel at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay.
Sigiriya, the Lion Rock
Day 5: Polonnaruwa
After breakfast, we leave for the ancient King’s City of Polonnaruwa with the enormous lying Buddha (15 meters) and the remains of the Royal Palace. In the past century this ancient city has been re-discovered and excavated after it had been hidden for ages and overgrown by the virgin forests. We also visit the Parakkrama Samudraya waterworks (tanks), part of an ingenious irrigation system constructed almost 2500 years ago by King Parakkramabahu. After this we will return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay
The ancient Polonnaruwa
Day 6: Polonnaruwa/Dambulla/Kandy
After breakfast, departure for Kandy which is the last ancient King’s City and is on the list of World’s Heritage since 1988. We visit Dambulla Rock Tempels on the way. Here you will see wonderful fresco’s, paintings and statues, oldest dates back to the beginning of our civilisation. At the end of the afternoon we reach Kandy, beautifully situated in lush green and hilly scenery. We arrive at our hotel in Kandy. After a quick ‘freshening-up’ we will visit the whirling cultural dance-show of the famous Kandy Dancers. Their performance ends with a fire dance, a dance on red-hot burning coal. We will return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the end of the show..
Statue of Buddha in the Dambulla Rocktemples.
PRICE-INFORMATION FROM 01/11/2018 T/W 15/12/2018 14 NIGHTS/15 DAYS ROUNDTRIP
2- 3 PERS. (O.B.O. DOUBLE ROOM) EUR. 740,– P.P. ( min. 2 pers.)
4- 6 PERS. (O.B.O DOUBLE ROOM) EUR. 704,– P.P.
7-10 PERS. (O.B.O. DOUBLE ROOM) EUR. 677– P.P.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ACCOMMODATION EUR
ENTRANCE PRICES FOR THE FULL TOUR EUR 151,- P.P.*
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT CAMELOT BEACH HOTEL OR RANI BEACH HOTEL INSTEAD OF OLENKA BEACH HOTEL EURO 52 PER PERSON ( FIRST 2 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT CITRUS BEACH HOTEL INSTEAD OF LANKA SUPER CORALS HOTEL EURO 115– PER PERSON (FOR LAST 4 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT CORAL SANDS BEACH HOTEL IN HIKKADUWA INSTEAD OF LANKA SUPER CORALS HOTEL IN HIKKADUWA EURO 115,– PER PERSON (FOR LAST 4 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMODATION AT PANDANOUS BEACH HOTEL IN BENTOTA INSTEAD OF LANKA SUPER CORALS HOTEL IN HIKKADUWA EURO 106,– PER PERSON (LAST 4 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMODATION AT COCO ROYAL BEACH HOTEL IN BENTOTA INSTEAD OF LANKA SUPER CORALS HOTEL IN HIKKADUWA EURO 52,– PER PERSON (LAST 4 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT MOUNT LAVINIA BEACH HOTEL IN MOUNT LAVINIA (nearby Colombo) INSTEAD OF LANKA SUPER CORALS HOTEL EURO 142,- PER PERSON (FOR LAST 4 NIGHTS)