Ceylon Essential Trail

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
5 days and 4 nights
Sri Lanka (Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Pinnawala, Colombo)
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Description

A short and intense itinerary that will transmit the essence of Sri Lanka to you. In a few days you will discover the history, culture, traditions and spirituality that you meet on the shining island.

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Standard Hotels with Spanish Speaking Guide (Private Tour)
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Full Board 5 Stars
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Program

Day 1:

Katunayake | Habarana

Arrival at the international airport in Colombo, formalities for entry and baggage claim. Meeting with guide and transfer to Habarana.
Arrival and accommodation in private rooms in 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.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla

Day 2:

Habarana | Sigiriya | Polonnaruwa | Habarana

Breakfast at the hotel
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 beautiful swimming pool in the shape of a lotus flower.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla.

Day 3:

Habarana | Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel
Departure to Kandy, stopping along the way to visit the Dambulla Cave Temples, religious-historical UNESCO site. Dambulla is believed to have been founded in the first century BC King Vattaganemani and is known for its caves and 150 Buddha statues.
Continuation and stop at spice garden in 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.
Lunch at Spice Garden. Arrival in Kandy, accommodation.
Afternoon visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha, containing the most revered relic in Sri Lanka, and retaining extraordinary testimonies of the past with its greatest symbol of Buddhism. Before returning to the hotel, stopping to watch a performance of local cultural dances.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kandy.

Day 4:

Kandy | Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the beautiful gardens Botanical Peradenya, located 6 km from Kandy which extend over an area of 60 acres. These gardens are considered among the richest in the world for the variety of ornamental species and spices that host.
Afterwards continue tor Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, famous for the protection of orphaned elephants who are lost from the wild.
Lunch in a restaurant in Pinnawela.
Afternoon transfer to Colombo. Arrival and brief tour of the country's commercial capital.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Colombo.

Day 5:

Colombo | Katunayake
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for flights to return to the city of origin.

Price does not include

- Air tickets
- Cost of PCR tests
- Cost of COVID insurance
- Tips & porterage
- Early check in / Late check out
- Photography permissions
- All that are not mentioned in the cost include