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  • EXOTIC SRI LANKA

     

    Day 01

     Airport - Colombo

     

    Drive Time – Approximately 1 Hour

     

    Our representative will welcome you at the airport and will guide you to the transportation arranged for you.

     

    Colombo a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens, Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a    Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square.

    Start shopping in Colombo, Visit ODEL, House of Fashion, Arcade Independence square, Race Course, and Beverly Street, visit bargain market in Colombo Pettah.

     

    Day 02

     Colombo – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Kandy

     

    Drive Time – Approximately 4 Hour

     

    City tour in Kandy, visit the Temple of the tooth relic also the Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. Before going back to hotel enjoy watching the Cultural Show of Sri Lanka.

     

    (Optional)  PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE – Approx. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela. Here an orphanage was started in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including baby elephants brought from various parts, as well more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 hrs and 1415-1445 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-11.00 hrs and 1500-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

     

    Day 03

     Kandy – Temple Of Tooth Relic – Royal Botanical garden – Cultural Show

     

    Head to Kandy, visit the Sipice Garden in Matale and  the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy.

     

    (Optional)  Spice Garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed

    Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum & Temple of Tooth Relic. Kandy the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.   

     

    (Optional)  Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.

     

    (Optional)  ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, PERADENIYA This majestic botanical garden is 147 acres in extent and was started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.  There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some which are rare and endemic, as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens.  The Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest, Royal Palm Avenue, was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world, is one such avenue.  

     

    Enjoy a colourful show where you will be taken to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza… Get ready for Heavy drumbeat and acrobatic act.

    Day 04

     Kandy – Kithulgala White Water Rafting - Bentota

     

    Drive Time – Approximately 4 ½ Hours

     

    Head to Bentota, go for rafting in Kithulgala.

     

    (Optional)  KITHULGALA is one of the most famous places for White Water Rafting adventures. However there are many more reasons why this spot, just 100 kms from the capital Colombo, is well worth visiting. Chief among these are the historic Beli  Lena Caves where the pre-historic Balangoda Man supposed to have lived. The caves are reached after a short 10km drive from the main road through the Kitulgala tea estate.
    David Lean’s epic war film “Bridge on the River Kwaiwas filmed in this area of the Kelani River, which runs through Kitulgala, and the ruins of the bridge still remains.

     

    Day 05

     Bentota – Madhu River Boat Ride – Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – Optional Water Sports in Bentota

     

    (Optional)  MADU RIVER BOAT RIDE in the 915 hectare Maadu Ganga Estuary is connected by two narrow channels to the Randombe Lake, forming a complex wetland system encompassing 64 mangrove islets. In the year 2000, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) undertook a detailed biodiversity survey of the region & revealed the existence of no less than 10 major wetland vegetation types supporting over 300 plant species & 248 species of vertebrates. This remarkable diversity has led to its being classified under RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands in 2003.

     

    (Optional)  Marine Turtle Conservation in Kosgoda... Globally, all seven species of marine turtles are endangered. Of these seven, five come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka. The process of marine turtles nesting, hatchlings being born, and swimming back to sea is fascinating to observe. The Kosgoda Conservation Project is an ideal way to learn and observe this endangered species. Garden Beach Hotel, on the edge of Turtle Beach, offers responsible night-time expeditions to its guests if turtles are lying.

     

    Day 06

     Bentota - Airport

     

    Drive Time – Approximately 1 ½ Hour

     

    Though it will be difficult to say goodbye, all good things come to an end. Our representatives will meet you on time at the hotel lobby to drive you to the airport.

     

    Hotels used or Similar

    location

    4* Option

    05* Option

    Colombo

    Ozo

    Jetwing Colombo 07

    Kandy

    Randholee Luxury Resort

    Grand Kandyan

    Bentota

    The Surf

    Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing

     

     

     

    Price per person in a Double Room

    Single Supplement

    Price per person in a Triple Room

     

    4* Hotels

     

     

    JOD 370

     

     

    JOD 160

     

    JOD 350

     

     

    5* Hotels

     

     

    JOD 400

     

     

    JOD 165

     

     

    JOD 375

     

     

     

    Prices Include:

    • Accommodation in hotels specified or similar on BB Basis.
    • Transportation in a private a/c car or micro van with an English speaking chauffer guide as per the program.

     

    Price Excludes

    • Tips & personal expenses.
    • Visa Charges.
    • Entrance fees.
    • Flight ticket.

     

    Complimentary from Pioneers Travel:

    • 2 Mineral water bottles per person per day.
    • Discounted shopping vouchers.
    • 1 SIM Cards (On Request).

     

    • Rates are subject to availability and time of booking.
    • Valid until 30 April 2017 except from 15 December 2016- 15 January 2016 as it’s peak season. Peak period supplements will be added.
    • Rates not applicable during exhibitions and peak periods.

     

     

     

     

    Entrance fees:

     

    Entrance fees per person

    Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress

    $30

    Minneriya/ Kaudulla National park

    $25

    Elephant Back Ride

    $15

    Village Trek in the county side

    $25

    Pinnawela elephant orphanage

    $20

    Kandy Tooth Relic temple

    $15

    Peradeniya Royal botanical garden

    $15

    Horton Plains national park

    $25

    Kithulgala white water rafting

    $15

    Dutch Fort

    $5

    Sea Turtle farm & hatchery

    $5

    Boat ride at Bentota river

    $35

    Dolphin & whale watching

    $75

    Child (02-12yrs) 50% discount from the adult rate

     

     

     

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