|DAY 1: ARRIVAL COLOMBO – NEGOMBO
|1st day of your Sri Lanka Holiday Trip! Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. Transfer to beach hotel in Negombo. Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo.
|DAY 2: NEGOMBO – POLONNARUWA (B/L/D)
|2nd Day of your Sri Lanka Tour. After breakfast make city tour of Negombo. Visit the remaining of the Dutch period, a Buddhist temple and a Catholic church. See a fishing village, the fish market, and the bazaar. Leave for visit Polonnaruwa (a World Heritage Site), the second capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya where the splendid statues of the Budda in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures are carved out of rock, Audience Hall, Lotus Bath, statue of king Parakumbahu and Parakrama Samudraya – a lake built by King Parakumbahu. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, Lankathilake, Watadage, Galpotha, Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic. Overnight stay at Cultural Triangle Area.
|DAY 3: SIGIRIYA – MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)
|3rd Day of this Itinerary. After breakfast proceed to climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). It’s also known as the Lion Rock, because of the large sculpture of a Lion, at the entrance to the rock fortress. Afternoon make a jeep safari at Minneriya national park to see the wildlife. Overnight stay at Cultural Triangle.
|DAY 4: DAMBULLA – MATALE – KANDY (B/L/D)
|4th Day of the Tour Package. Breakfast at hotel. Visit Dambulla rock temple built by King Wlagambahu, in the 1st Century B.C. it is a world heritage site, and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five cave caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters. Leave for Kandy. En route at Matale visit a Hindu temple, a batik factory and a spice garden. See how the different spices grown and processed in Sri Lanka. Kandy was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, and the hill capital. Kandy is also the venue for annual perehera, a pagent with over 150 elephants, dance troops, etc., parading the city. Visit the temple of the tooth relic, lake, upper lake, Kandy Market area. In the evening witness a cultural dance show featuring traditional sri Lankan dances including fire dancing. Overnight stay in Kandy.
|DAY 5: KANDY – PINNAWELA – BEACH (B/L/D)
|5th Day of travelling in Sri Lanka. Breakfast at hotel. Visit royal botanical gardens in Peradeniya and proceed to visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. See the elephants in nature, being fed, working & bathing in the near by river. Leave for beach hotel. Overnight stay at beach hotel.
|DAY 6 : BEACH – COLOMBO (B/L/D)
|6th Day of this exotic journey. After breakfast relax by the beach and leave for Colombo. Make a city tour of Colombo. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and Buddhist temple, residential areas where you can find the stately homes of affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China. Thereafter, do a shopping tour of Colombo. Stay overnight at the hotel.
|• Noritake Showroom – Leading manufacturer, exporter and retailer of high quality porcelain and ceramic products. Noritake export quality / grade porcelain tableware available in tea or dinner sets of various designs. Goldmark (fine China) porcelain or handpainted ceramic tableware and collectables are also available.
|• Stone ‘N’ String – A complete collection of fashionable, creative fashion jewellery and accessories using genuine gemstones, precious and semi- precious gems, crystals and much more. A work of art intricate details, a profusion of colours and radically different. Selection of over 1000 designs and twice winner of Presidential Export Award.
|• Barefoot – Endless possibilities of hand-woven cloth in multi colour, form and texture. 100% hand woven cotton in the most striking, bold, joyful colours from household, table linen, cushion covers, clothes, shawls, panels, bags, handloom fabrics, toys and much more.
|• Lakmadura – is a very famous it’s rich of silver jewellery, handmade lace, hand embroidered linen, batiks and pottery, masks, leather ware and wood craft.
|• Odel Unlimited Fashion – a large four storey mall which has a wide variety of apparels ranging from clothes, sarongs, batiks, shoes, handbags, luggage, home decor and all sorts for adults and kids at very reasonable prices. Known for their factory outlet prices for leading shirt brands for men and kids
|• House of Fashion – a large four storey mall which has a wide variety of apparel,handbags,luggage and home décor at very reasonable price.
|DAY 7 : COLOMBO – AIRPORT (B)
|7th Day of this Sri Lanka Tour. After breakfast at leisure and thereafter transfer to airport for onward flight.
|Dambulla Cave Temple
|Sigiriya Rock Fortress
|The Medieval Capital
|Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park
|Hindu Temple, Spice Garden
|Temple of Tooth Relic, Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Kandyan Arts & Craft Centre, Gem Factory, Cultural Dance Program, Royal Botanical Gardens
|Tea Plantation & Factory, St. Clair Fall, Devon Falls
|Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo Fort, Pettah, Hindu Temple, Dutch Church, Independence Square, Bandaranayake International Memorial Hall, Replica of Aukana Buddah, ODEL, House of Fashion
|Negombo: 1 Night
|Standard – Camelot Beach Hotel 3* / Tamarind tree 3*
|Superior – Camelot Beach Hotel 3* / Tamarind tree 3*
|Deluxe – Camelot Beach Hotel 3* / Tamarind tree 3*
|Cultural Triangle: 2 Nights
|Standard – Camellia Resort and Spa 3* / Kassapa Lion Rock 3*
|Superior – The Paradise Resort 4* / Fresco Water Villa 4*
|Deluxe – Green Paradise Hotel 4*
|Kandy: 1 Night
|Standard – Hotel Topaz 3* / Hotel Suisse 3*
|Superior – Earls Regent 4* / Randholee Resort 4*
|Deluxe – Randholee Resort and Spa 4*
|South-West Beach: 1 Night
|Standard – Hibiscus Beach Hotel 3*
|Superior – The Palms 4* / Pandanus Beach Hotel 4*
|Deluxe – Cinnamon Bay 5*
|Colombo: 1 Night
|Standard – Saphhire Hotel 3* / Global Towers 3*
|Superior – Pegasus Reef 4* / Pearl Grand 4* / Colombo Mirage 4*
|Deluxe – Colombo Hilton 5*
|**Please email [email protected] to customize your itinerary
|SRI LANKA TRAVEL TIPS
|WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO SRI LANKA???
|The best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to March where you can expect sunny skies and less rainfall; during this period, it is good for whale-watching as well. The best weather on the other hand is from April/May to September where the weather is slightly more chilly.
|WHY SRI LANKA?
Sri Lanka is unique country that blends several key points of the 'purpose of travel' of our clients
1) nice beaches located at the south beach, clean waters, good for suntanning
2) shopping / art of bargaining in Colombo Town
3) experience cold weather at Nuwara Eliya
4) YALA NATIONAL PARK – authentic animal safari onboard jeep (to closest to an African experience)
5) food food food!
|SHOULD I TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE VISITING SRI LANKA:
|We know that a lot of things can happen from the time you book your holiday to the actual date so whenever you are travelling it would be good precaution to have travel insurance.
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|ARE THERE DIRECT FLIGHTS TO COLOMBO, SRI LANKA FROM SINGAPORE?
|Yes, at the moment, there are 3 flights – Sri Lanka Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates. The most preferred one is by Sri Lanka where they have 3 flights daily to/fro Singapore, they too have the best timings from the other two choice. Singapore Airlines only have a midnight flight into Colombo and coming back is past midnight as well, thus you may experience longer waiting time at the airport rather than enjoying the tour. Occasionally, Emirates do have promo fares which are the cheaper option from the other two; however flying into Colombo past midnight and coming back will be at 1400 hours which is ideal as after checking out from the hotel, guests can head to the airport straight.
|WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
|A valid passport, sun block, summer clothings, and a camera are all you need! However you may need some jacket should you visit Nuwara Eliya highlands where temperature at night can be as cold as 10 degrees. There is to bring proper footwear too as you may need some hiking (up Dambulla Rock Fotress/Yala National Park). Do also bring an international adapter where you can charge your electronic device to keep in touch with your love ones while sharing the enjoyment moments you will have in Sri Lanka!
|WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
|It is encouraged to bring USD while you are in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka rupees as a national currency is accepted as well, however should you have any extra cash with you while going back, the currency may not hold any worth should you wish to have it changed back to your original currency. Otherwise, credit card is widely accept in hotels and restaurants.
|WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC OUTLET IS USED IN THE SRI LANKA?
|Voltage is 220v and plug is 3 pins round which is easy to find in Sri Lanka. You can even ask your hotel reception should they rent it out to you , other than that you can try buying the universal adaptor.
|DO I NEED A VISA?
|At the moment, only citizens from Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles do not require any visa upon entry. Otherwise, for other nationalities, you may visit http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ for more information
|All our Sri Lanka tours are fullboard meals. Majority of the time (other than in Colombo where you can request), you will be served with Indian fusion food. For our muslim friends, you can request for halal meals as well. Should you require oriental meals, you may request to have them while in Colombo town. However do note that special request are subject to availability
|WHAT HAPPENS UPON ARRIVAL AT COLOMBO AIRPORT?
|You will be met by our airport representative, holding board with your name on it at the arrival area. As our Sri Lanka tours are all private, They will then assist you with your luggage and escort you to the hotel for check in and depending on the itinerary flow, proceed for the next leg of your travel itinerary
|THINGS TO NOTE?
|All the entrance fees to sites are already inclusive, thus, there is no need for anymore additional payment other than guide tipping which is recommended USD 3-5 per person/day which you will be required to give at the end of the tour.
|SRI LANKA FACT SHEET
|Capital City: Colombo
|Total Area: 65,610 sq km
|Land: 64,630 sq km
|Water: 980 sq km
|Major Industries: Tourism, Nature Conservation & Fishing