Sun Sea and Sand Down South8 nights / 9 days

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$3,515

ITINERARY

  • Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be welcomed by a representative of Jetwing Travels & your local guide.

    Escorted to the coach park the driver/guide will officially welcome you & give you a brief of the program for the day. Proceed to Negombo.

    Sightseeing in *Negombo - a famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily-painted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and churches and many species of birds including spectacular Kingfishers.

    Transfer to hotel in Negombo
    Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo

  • Breakfast at Hotel.

    Proceed to Sigiriya.
    En-route visit *Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the 23 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme.

    Late afternoon before the sun sets climb *Sigiriya Rock Fortress – is a “World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, summerhouse, Boulder Gardens and the Caves with the enclosed are should not be missed.

    Transfer to hotel in Sigiriya
    Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Sigiriya

  • Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Kandy

    Continue to Kandy, *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.

    Lunch at a Restaurant

    Visit *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.

    Transfer to hotel in Kandy
    Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy

  • Breakfast at Hotel

    Transfer to the Peradeniya Station to take the train to Nanu Oya by the time you reach the station the vehicle will be at the location.

    Continue to Nuwara Eliya, Enjoy “Tea experience”, which involves a visit a plantation to observe firsthand the process, starting from the plucking field where it all begins with the picking of “two leaves and a bud” to the factory where the processing begins. Originally introduced to the island around 1850 by the British, Ceylon Tea is world famous for its high quality and has remained a major contributor to the island’s economy for generations. Currently, Sri Lanka is one of largest exporter of tea worldwide. The high altitudes produce the best flavours, so Sri Lanka’s hill-country is the ideal environment to grow the most flavorsome tea. A guided tour around a Tea Factory is an enlightening experience.

    Lunch at a Restaurant

    *Nuwara Eliya The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park.

    Transfer to hotel in Nuwara Eliya
    Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya

  • Breakfast at Hotel

    Proceed to Tissamagarama/Yala.

    Lunch at a restaurant & check-in Hotel.
    Afternoon Jeep Safari at *Yala National Park- the Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares Including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this block was established in 1938. Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors. There are 7 Bungalows inside the Park with few Camp Sites.

    Lunch at a Restaurant

    Free & Easy

    Transfer back to hotel in Yala
    Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Yala

  • Breakfast at Hotel

    Proceed to Unawatuna, En-route visit Stilt Fisherman at Weligama & continue

    *Weligama Stilt Fishermen:Enjoy the sites of local fishermen going abouttheir daily routines. In chest-deep water just few meters off-shore, you will find the stilt fishermen, perched on a cross bar off a single pole planted into the sea-bed. This a common method of fishing amongst the locals in theSouthern part of Sri Lanka.

    Lunch at a the Hotel

    Free & eazy

    Transfer to hotel in Unawatuna
    Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Unawatuna

  • Breakfast at Hotel

    Continue to Galle. Sightseeing in *Galle - Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbour. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbour or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs. *The Dutch Fort - The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.

    Lunch at a Restaurant

    Transfer back to hotel
    Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Unawatuna

  • Breakfast at Hotel

    Free & Easy

    Lunch, Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Unawatuna

  • Breakfast at Hotel

    Free & Easy or last minute shopping

    Transfer to the Airport to connect with the departure flight

  • 8 Nights accommodation in specified hotels
  • Meals on Full Board Basis.
  • Transportation in A/C vehile throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to all sites specified in the Itinerary
  • Jeep Safari’s as specified in the itinerary
  • Service of English Speaking Guide throughout the tour
  • 2 Bottles of Water daily
  • Free Gift before departure

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