Ceylon Cultural Trail - Italian

General information

Product Code: Cod. 02 - ITA
DurationDestinationDeparture
6 days and 5 nights
Sri Lanka (Dambulla, Kandy, Colombo)
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Description

With the Ceylon Cultural Trail tour you will immerse yourself in the culture of Sri Lanka discovering the most characteristic aspects. In a few days you will discover the charm of a country that has an important history to tell and traditions still alive. It is the right journey for those who have a few days available and want to know the shining island.

 

 

Category

 
Standard Hotels (Private Tour)
Full Board 3 Stars
 
Superior Hotels (Private Tour)
Full Board 4 Stars
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Deluxe Hotels (Private Tour)
Full Board 5 Stars
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Program

Day 1 : Colombo - Habarana.
Arrival at Colombo International Airport, processing of entry and baggage collection formalities. Meeting with the guide and transfer to Habarana.
Arrival and accommodation in the reserved rooms of the chosen hotel.
The afternoon is dedicated to a Village Safari Tour, an interesting experience that will allow you to get in touch with the rural life of the local population. The excursion will be carried out using the usual local means, starting on board the typical tuk tuks, continuing on carts pulled by oxen and finally finishing a boat ride.
(Optional, on request possibility of Elephant Back Safari).
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla.

Day 2: Habarana
Breakfast. Morning dedicated to the excursion to the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Located 300 meters high, it was built on top of a red stone monolith overlooking a harmonious set of gardens. The palace built on the summit can be reached by a narrow staircase that winds between the huge paws of a stone lion. Lunch during the excursion.
In the afternoon excursion to Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Sri Lanka. Architectural complex consisting of temples, palaces and a beautiful lotus-shaped pool.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla.
 
Day 3 : Habarana - Kandy
Breakfast. Departure to Kandy with a stop along the way the visit to the Cave Temples of Dambulla, historical-religious place where they are kept in five different caves 150 statues of the Buddha. It is believed that Dambulla was founded in the 1st century BC of the Vattaganemani King.
Continuation and stop at the Matale spice garden, to discover the fragrant spices of the island and where you will also be offered a pleasant massage with herbs (head or feet) lasting 10 minutes.
Arrival in Kandy, accommodation. In the afternoon visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha, with inside the most revered relic in Sri Lanka and which preserves extraordinary testimonies of the past with its greatest symbol of Buddhism. Before returning to the hotel, stop to attend a performance of local cultural dances.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kandy.

Day 4 : Kandy
Breakfast. Visit the beautiful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, located 6 km from Kandy which extend over 60 hectares of land. These gardens are considered among the richest in the world for the variety of ornamental species and spices that they host. At the end, the continuation of the Pinnawela Orphanage, a famous locality for the orphanage of elephants that have been lost from their natural environment. Lunch in a restaurant in Pinnawela. In the afternoon return to Kandy and rest of the afternoon for further visits or shopping.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kandy.

Day 5 : Kandy - Colombo
Breakfast. Departure for Colombo, along the way visit to a Tea Plantation. Arrival in Colombo and in the afternoon a short tour of the commercial capital of the country.
Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel in Colombo.

Day 6 : Colombo - Departure
Breakfast. Transfer in good time to the airport for flights back to the city of origin.

Price includes

- Overnights in selected or similar hotels.
- Full board in restaurants and hotels (from the first-day dinner to the last-day breakfast).
- Transportation with a / c vehicles with Italian speaking driver-guide throughout the tour.
- The entrances and visits as scheduled.
- Welcome drink and refreshing towels in all hotels.
- Tickets for the cultural show in Kandy
- Local taxes and 15% of V.A.T.

Price does not include

- The entry visa in the country.
- Medical health insurance.
- Tips and extras of a personal nature.
- Everything not mentioned in the fee includes.