Ceylon Cultural Trail & Yala Park - Italian

General information

Product Code: Cod. 05 - ITA
DurationDestinationDeparture
8 days and 7 nights
Sri Lanka (Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Tissamaharama, Colombo)
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Description

A tour that combines the cultural and naturalistic aspects following a path of discovery that focuses on the traveler. Cultural visits intersect with experiences in nature between tea plantations and safari. An itinerary suitable for those who want to know the two souls of 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 the international airport in Colombo, formalities for entry and baggage claim. Meeting with guide and transfer to Habarana. Lunch during the transfer ...
Arrival and accommodation in private rooms of the chosen hotel. The afternoon is devoted to a Village Safari Tour, interesting experience that will allow you to put you in contact with the rural life of the local population. The excursion will be done using the local usual means, you begin to edge of the typical tuk tuk, you continue on bullock carts and then a boat ride. (Optional, on request possibility of Elephant Back Safari). Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla.

Day 2 : Habarana
Breakfast. Morning excursion to the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Located 300 meters high, was built on top of a monolith of red stone that dominates a harmonious set of gardens. The palace built on the summit is reached by a narrow staircase that winds through 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 pool in the shape of lotus. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla.

Day 3 : Habarana
Breakfast. Excursion to Anuradhapura the oldest capital of Sri Lanka. Founded in 380 BC, occupied an area of over 40 square kilometers. Unfortunately in this city are only scattered ruins of palaces and monasteries in a rather large area. Lunch term in Anuradhapura. Continuation of visits to the most interesting places in the area and including: Ruwanwelisaya, Abegiriya, Twin Ponds, Lankaramaya and gemstone mine. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Habarana and / or Dambulla.

Day 4 : Habarana – Kandy
Breakfast. Departure to Kandy, stopping along the way to visit the Dambulla Cave Temples, religious-historical place where they are kept in five different caves 150 Buddha statues.
Continuation and stop at the farm of Matale, to discover the fragrant spices of the island and also where you will be offered a massage with herbs (head or feet) lasting 10 minutes.
Arrival in Kandy, accommodation and lunch at the hotel. Afternoon visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha, containing the most revered relic in Sri Lanka. Before returning to the hotel, stopping to watch a performance of local cultural dances. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kandy.

Day 5 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast. Departure for Nuwara Elyia, along the way stop at a plantation and its factory in Tea. Lunch Felid Blue Restaurant. Check-in the hotel. In the afternoon walk-tour of this colonial town, situated at the foot of the highest mountain in Sri Lanka, the Pidurutalagala, in one of the most scenic areas of the tour. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 6 : Nuwara Elyia – Yala National Park
Breakfast. Transfer to Yala with a stop for lunch in a restaurant. Arrival, accommodation and afternoon jeep safari in Yala National Park, is one of the largest island covers an area of almost 1,200 square kilometers of bush, lagoons and rocky outcrops is a particularly suitable for observing the elephants. Dinner and overnight at Resort in Kataragama.

Day 7 : Yala National Park – Colombo
Breakfast. Departure to Colombo, stop and visit the colonial town of Galle located on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka. with the imposing fortress built by the Dutch from 1663, a beautiful set of colonial architectural wonders and exotic atmosphere overflowing smell of spices and sea winds. In 1988 the UNESCO has listed as a World Heritage Site. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Colombo.

Day 8 : Colombo – Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flights to return 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.