'' The Pearl of the Ocean '', SRI LANKA. Voyages Cap Evasion invites you to discover the beautiful island named '' The Pearl of the Ocean '', SRI LANKA. On the program, complete tour of South and Central Sri Lanka featuring visits to the rice terraces, temples, Royal gardens, world famous tea plantations, hiking, village visits, traditional show, safari in Yala National Park, including the elephant reserve, beaches and more !!! Included: Meals as mentioned on the itinerary Park Entrances fees Temples Animal Safari Cultural showLe prix comprend: International flights with Qatar Airways 4 * & 5 * Hotels 2 meals / day except Colombo breakfast only Private air-conditioned bus All the visits mentioned above French/English speaking guide Not Included: Drinks Meal not mentioned Visa Gratuities
Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport and you will be greeted by our presenting.
Then transfer to Negombo.
Negombo is an important city in Sri Lanka, located in Western Province, Sri Lanka. The Bandaranayke International Airport is located near this city. The city is known for its large and once-trawl industry with bustling fish markets, sandy beaches, hotels and restaurants. Due to the generosity of seafood, the restaurants in the city are a gastronomic delight. There are also local crafts, batiks and jewelers shops on the beaches and shops of the city. Fishing and tourism is the main economy of this city.
Overnight at the Goldi Sands Hotel.
NEGOMBO / Pinnawala / DAMBULLA
After breakfast at the hotel continue towards Dambulla.
En route, visit Pinnnawela Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawala is located in the Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka near the town of Kegalle. An orphanage, nursery and captive breeding land for Asian wild elephants is located in this village remarkably known as 'Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage'. The orphanage has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world and is visited daily by many local and foreign tourists. The main attraction is to watch the elephants swim and feed, which is quite an experience. The orphanage was launched to provide a lifeline for orphaned elephant babies and adult elephants lost in the desert.
After completion continue towards Dambulla
Dambulla is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The popular cave temple complex in Dambulla dated to the 2nd century BC is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are more than 80 Dambulla caves, some of which are used for meditation by the monks. The Famous Rock Temple has five separate caves containing 153 magnificent Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan monarchs and 4 Hindu deities. The Wood Iron Forest (Namal Uya2na) of the ancient garden with a great variety of plants built in the 10th century and the range Pink pines Mountain, which is 500 million years old can not miss everything in Dambulla.
Overnight at Green Paradise Hotel
DAMBULLA / HABARANA / SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA
Engage a village trek in Hiriwadunna Village.
Take a ride in an ox cart swinging from left to right on an unpaved track, enjoy a nature walk through a scrub jungle, wade through a local stream with low branches, cross a lake in an 'oruwa', the traditional way of over water transport, spending time with a farmer harvesting crops under his guidance and taste of authentic village cuisine prepared by the farmer's family with freshly produced products picked and local herbs cooked in clay pots on an open heart fueled by firewood.
Visitors to Habarana have the opportunity to experience Sri Lanka's dryland and village life in the area through a trek to Hiriwadunna hamlet that showcases the ecological setting of the area and gives a glimpse into the life of the village as it unfolds. A great way to catch pieces of village life as locals go about their daily chores, it also sheds light on the traditional methods of farming and living in an agricultural community, such as the house of the tree where the farmer spends his nights to protect his crops against elephants and other nocturnal marauders.
In the afternoon visit fortress of Sigiriya Rock.
Sigiriya is located in the central province of Sri Lanka near Dambulla. It is a fortress complex of a ruined palace and one of the world heritage sites declared by UNESCO. Without doubt the most valuable historical monument in Sri Lanka and probably the most visited tourist destinations in Sri Lanka, the most advanced feature of the fortress is the frescoes. Another fascinating detail is his wall mirror. Each step of the entrance to the upper part is a marvel in itself, and the interesting surroundings makes the climb painful easy up.
Overnight at Green Paradise Hotel
DAMBULLA / POLONNARUWA / Minneriya / DAMBULLA
After breakfast at the hotel continue towards Polonnaruwa to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa is the main city of Polonnaruwa District in the central province of Northern Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city of this province and famous for its clean and beautiful environment, amazing old buildings and especially the huge lake 'Parakrama Samudra' built in 1200 The city has many ancient sites of archaeological relics intact and remains the l one of the best planned sites of archaeological remains in the country. UNESCO has declared this ancient city as one of the World Heritage sites.
In the afternoon enjoy a wild safari jeep in the Minneriya National Park.
Minneriya Park is a national park in the central province of northern Sri Lanka. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population. Leopard Sri Lanka and the sloth bear, which are rare and endangered species, also inhabit this region. The park has been declared as a wildlife sanctuary to protect the Minneriya Reservoir watershed and wildlife from the surrounding area. The reservoir is historically important to the country as it was built by King Mahasen in the 3rd century AD.
Overnight at Green Paradise Hotel
DAMBULLA / MATALE / KANDY
After breakfast at the hotel head to Kandy.
En route, visit Spice Gardens in Matale.
Matale is located in the central province near Kandy. This region is very famous for its spices which is considered the best on the island. The gardens are open to visitors and its atmosphere is superb to walk in the fragrant greenery and learn more about spices. The spice gardens attract tourists as well as locals who visit this region. These spices are used for medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and indigenous purposes. Entrance to these gardens are free and children could learn about the origin of spices and identify each spice by its particular scent.
In the afternoon engage in a city tour in Kandy followed by a traditional cultural show.
Kandy The charming popular capital hill of Sri Lanka is surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. It is the cultural center of the island and a UNESCO heritage city. The relic of the sacred Buddha tooth is dedicated to Dalada Maligawa, the temple of the tooth. While in Kandy, a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must where you can see about 4,000 species of plants. The arts and crafts center in Kandy, the main Buddhist monasteries Malwatta and Asgiriya Monasteries are places that must be visited. Kandy is a great place to buy souvenirs and learn about its rich culture and history.
Night in Grand Kandyan
KANDY / PERADENIYA / NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast at the hotel head to Nuwara Eliya.
En route, visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden.
Peradeniya Botanical Garden is located in the central province of Sri Lanka and has visited about 02 million people each year. The unusual name is the Sinhalese translation of plain guava. The garden is notable for its collection of a variety of orchids. It is home to various species of plants, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. It is also one of the largest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, an artificial lake with aqOvernight stay at Jetwing Yala.
YALA - BENTOTA
After breakfast at the hotel head towards Bentota.
En route Visit Galle City.Galle the beautiful colonial city along the southern coast of Sri Lanka is a city that can not be missed. Galle is popular for the 300 year old strong, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 36-hectare fort was built by the Dutch in 1663, surrounded on three sides by the ocean. The fort's streets are crammed with colonial remains of the Dutch Clock Tower, Reformed Church and the commander's home of the British layer of arms on the outer wall. You can enjoy the beautiful colonial architecture; visit the Galle Maritime Museum, the Galle Lighthouse, Bodhi Tree and the Statue Buddha lying in the temple.
After completion continue to Bentota.
The best place to have a relaxed fun vacation enjoy the sun, sand and sea is Bentota, a coastal town in the Galle District, popular for the beautiful beaches. There are several hotels in Bentota with a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean, for all budgets. Bentota is a popular water sports destination with all the facilities for diving, bodysurfing, jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing. A river safari along the Bentota River and the lagoon with the beautiful pristine ocean views will be a perfect romantic getaway. The turtle hatchery in Induruwa Beach, Cinnamon Island and Sri Kalyanarama Maha Viharaya are popular attractions in Bentota.
Overnight at Bentota Beach Hotel
BENTOTA / AIRPORT
Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
• Accommodation of the hotels mentioned above or similar on the HB base.
• Transportation by air-conditioned coach.
• The service of a national English speaking guide.
• Entrance fees for:
• Pinnnawela Elephant orphanage.
• Dambulla Temple
• Minneriya National Park with a Safari jeep
• Royal Botanical Garden
• Kandy Temple
TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Meal throughout the tour.
• Entrance fees to sites not mentioned above.
• Cost of drinks throughout the tour.
• Personal expenses.
• All other services not specified above.