Trip Type : Private Guided
Lake View of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Culture and East of Sri Lanka

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
6 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Anuradhapura, Undeniably the grandest city of ancient Ceylon
  • Visit Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Visit to a Tea Plantation
  • See the beautiful Yala National Park Safari
  • Experience the activities surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching
  • Visit Sigiriya where you will climb the rock fortress built by a famous King (Kashyapa)

Short Description

Discover Sri Lanka's most popular historic site ruins and get an opportunity to boat ride to Pigeon Island a mile off of Nilaveli beach, as well get yourself to a destination that's long been a culture-loving on this affordable 6 day tour to Sri Lanka.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Habarana
End City Negombo

Trip Includes

  • Standard rooms - Bed & Breakfast basis for 5 nights
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per the above itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dutch Fort, Koneswaram Temple, Pigeon Island Entrance Only, Anuradhapura, Isurumuniya Temple, Sri Maha Bodhiya only.
  • English Speaking Guide

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival- Habarana

Your local representative will greet and transfer you to Habarana (4 hours journey).  Overnight in Chaaya Village 

Day 2: Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya

Accommodation: Chaaya Village

Once you have had a lovely breakfast in Chaaya Village, the tour will start by visiting Sigiriya where you will climb the rock fortress built by a famous King (Kashyapa). You will get to see the Lion Rock carved into the rock pointing out from the jungle. Also, whilst there the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, housed in a sheltered pocket of the rock and approached by a spiral stairway will be visited. We move onto Polonnaruwa – (two hour drive). Polonnaruwa used to be the island’s medieval capital. The historic ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, and four impressive statues of Buddha all carved from the same rock will be visited. Keep a look out for the popular worship areas and the Temple of Tooth Relic.

Day 3: Trincomalee & Nilaveli

Accommodation: Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Today you will be visiting the port city (Trincomalee). This port was constructed on a peninsula dividing the inner and outer harbours, formerly known as Gokanna or Gokarna. The port was a significant role in maritime and international trading. The bay near Trincomalee is used for surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. The city also has the biggest Dutch fort in Sri Lanka. 

Day 4: Island of Pigeon

Accommodation: Goldi Sands Hotel

Today you will have a boat ride to Pigeon Island a mile off of Nilaveli beach. The island was selected as a marine national park because it has some of the greatest coral reefs in the whole of Sri Lanka.  Overnight at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Day 5: Negombo & Anuradhapura

On today’s agenda we visit Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka’s first capital). Undeniably the grandest city of ancient Ceylon. You can see Brazen Palace, Ruwanweliseya  (or ‘stupa’); the Samadhi Buddha statue and many more. We will head towards Negombo (4 hours drive). The tour will then make the four hour drive to Negombo.

Day 6:

Final Day Today the tour sadly comes to an end, after breakfast we will take you the airport from Negombo (20 minutes journey)

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Accomodations

Four Star Accommodation

Parts of your accommodation stay on this tour will include four star accommodation. Hotels will be confirmed once the booking in made. For more information on which accommodation(s) this may include please contact a travel expert today.

 

Goldi Sands

The 3 star Goldi Sands Hotel in Sri Lanka is perfect for relaxing while getting the amazing hospitality that Sri Lanka hotels offer. Enjoy the beach-front location by taking evening strolls down the beach while the sun sets and watch the local catamarans at sunrise. The hotel compromising of 75 hotel rooms. Rooms are air-conditioned and enjoy a balcony, mini bar, tea making facilities and ensuite facilities for your comfort.

The hotel enjoys an outdoor pool, sandy beach, internet, restaurant, and bar. Goldi Sands Hotel is located on a sandy beach, amongst the Palm trees of Negombo. its also just over 2 miles from Negombo beach park and 15 minutes from the airport.

 

Chaaya Blu

The Chaaya Blue in Trincomalee was originally designed to resemble a sailing vessel! This was fitting, due to the beautiful blue waters that surround the hotel, where you can even spot some whales! Since 20120 however it has had a makeover, and boasts style, luxury and comfort amongst a tranquil and awe inspiring setting. There are 36 beach chalets, 43 superior rooms and 2 suites. These have varying facilities, though all include the following amongst other things: cable TV, IDD telephone, tea/coffee maker and complimentary toiletries.

Facilities

Infinity pool- PADI certified dive centre- Excursion counter

Food & Drink

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of your holiday must be notified to us in writing. The cancellation charges for our holidays depend upon when your written notice is received and the loss incurred by you will be as follows (relevant to the total value of the package):

More than 70 days will be Loss of Total Deposit Paid Only

29 - 70 days is 60% loss

15- 28 days will be 80% loss

14 days or less will be 100% loss

The above terms apply for holidays booked on the minimum deposit value of £95 per person. Those booked with higher deposit values such as full flight costs and/or additional components as deposit, will be liable for the total deposit paid plus the additional standard cancellation charges as above.

Additional Information:

  • Other conditions:
  • Optional excursions are additional charge.
  • wild life parks visits will be at client's own risk.
  • Jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover
  • During Christmas and New Years supplements may apply.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
  • Lunch & dinner throughout the tour.
  • Entrance fees & fares to sites not specified above.
  • No high season supplements such as Christmas and New Years
  • Supplement for accommodation in Kandy during Kandy Esala Perahera period. (July or August)
  • Ticket to view the Kandy Esala Perahera
  • No air flights
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
  • Tips a

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