|9 days and 8 nights|
Sri Lanka (Habarana, Jaffna, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Colombo)
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
A discovery tour that goes to the north with a visit to Jaffna to continue with the immersion in the culture of the central region of Sri Lanka. An immersion in history, culture and spirituality where ancient temples and cities await you as well as natural beauties.
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 and stop at Dambulla Cave Temples, religious-historical place where they are kept in five different caves 150 Buddha statues. Arrival, accommodation and late afternoon we make a Village Safari Tour, interesting experience that will allow you to put you in contact with the rural life of the local population. 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 – Jaffna
Breakfast. Departure for the northern region of Sri Lanka, long isolated by the civil conflict between the central government and the "Tamil Tigers. The Jaffna peninsula, which could also be considered as an island connected to the rest of the country by a long strip of land and where a causeway called "Elephant Pass" the colleague. Lunch during the transfer.
Arrival at hotel and rest of the afternoon off. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jaffna.
Day 4 : Jaffna
Breakfast. Visit the city and surrounding areas of Jaffna, the city's history reflects those that were the rulers succeeded by the Portuguese to the Dutch up to the English. Visit to the strong Dutch Hammenhiel with the Dutch church inside that dates back to 1706. Jaffna Library, monumental building as well as important library. You will also visit the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil and Vallipuram Kovil in Point Pedro, two of the most important Hindu temples in Sri Lanka. Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit to the Buddhist temple Nagadeepa Island, one of the three places visited by the Buddha in Sri Lanka and therefore a destination for Buddhist pilgrimage. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jaffna.
Day 5 : Jaffna – Anuradhapura
Breakfast. Departure to Anuradhapura the oldest capital of Sri Lanka. Lunch during the transfer. Arrival and accommodation following a visit to the sacred Bo tree, grown from a seedling of the tree under which Buddha became enlightened. The ancient capital was founded in 380 BC and occupied an area of over 40 sq km., unfortunately this city remain only scattered ruins of palaces and monasteries in a rather large area. Currently the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Anuradhapura.
Day 6 : Anuradhapura – Kandy
Rise early to make a jeep safari inside the Wilpattu National Park, famous for its leopards with Lunch breakfast ... After returning to the hotel to freshen up, following departure to Kandy via Matale to discover the fragrant spices island. Lunch during the visits. Continue to Kandy, arrival and 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 7 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast. Departure for Nuwara Eliya, along the way stop at a plantation and its factory in Tea. Lunch at local 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 8 : Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
Breakfast. Departure to Colombo, via Kitulgala. Stop along the way to Melsna Tea Centre and unique and ideal for photographing the falls of St. Clare and Devon. Lunch during the transfer. Arrival in Colombo and short orientation tour of the city. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Colombo.
Day 9 : Colombo - Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flights to return to the city of origin.
- 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.
- Entrance Fees for 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.
- The entry visa in the country.
- Medical health insurance.
- Tips and gratuities of a personal nature.
- Everything not mentioned in the fee includes.