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Highlights of Sri Lanka

Highlights of Sri Lanka

$1155

per person

Our mini vacation highlights some of the wonders of Sri Lanka. Travel back in time to witness the Sri Lanka tradition, European influence, and British colonial and Buddhist heritage.

Be intrigued by the serenity of the tea plantations at the hill station, the ancient temples and the massive Sigiriya rock fortress.

Colombo, Dambula & Kandy

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

Day 2: Colombo – Dambulla | Sigiriya

Day 3: Dambulla – Kandy | Royal Botanical Gardens

Day4:   Kandy – Colombo (CMB) | Tea Plantation

 

INCLUSIONS

‣  Welcome Dinner

‣  Airport Transfers

‣  4-Star Hotel Accommodations

‣  Daily Breakfast

‣  English-speaking Local Guide

‣  Entrance Fees to Monuments

 

1

Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

In the morning, you will be met upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, and transferred to your hotel.   Let’s take the Colombo City Tour today.  We will drive past Independence Memorial Hall, built in 1948 to mark the independence of Sri Lanka from British rule. Visit the National Museum of Colombo, one of the largest museums in Sri Lanka.   Then visit the Gangaramaya Temple, one of the best Buddhist temples in Colombo. Within the temple complex, you will find a small Hindu temple and a museum.  The museum houses a library, an open-air meditation hall, a Bodhi tree, and a large collection of antique artifacts, Buddhist sculptures and statues.   A short drive away from the temple is Seema Malaka by the Beira Lake. This is one of Colombo’s most restful and tranquil meditation venues with beautiful statues of Lord Buddha surrounding the main hall - an iconic shot of Colombo.   Later we drive along Galle Face Green park, past the old Parliament of Sri Lanka. We visit the old Dutch hospital, one of the oldest buildings in the Colombo Fort area, now beautifully renovated, housing an eclectic collection of some of Colombo’s finest restaurants and shops.
2

Colombo - Dambulla | Sigiriya

After breakfast embark on your drive to Dambulla in north central Sri Lanka.

After lunch, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sigiriya Rock, built by King Kassapa in the 5th century AD. Today the rock is a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the heavenly maidens of Sigiriya. Also called the ‘Rock Fortress’ or ‘the Lion Rock’ because of the huge crouching lion image that is carved at the entrance to the fortress.  This citadel rises more than 1,000 ft. from the jungles below. If you wish to climb Sigiriya Rock, there are about 1,200 steps and, on an average, it takes about 1.5 hours to climb the rock (actual time varies from person to person).

We have an overnight stay in Dambulla.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Welcome Dinner
3

Dambulla - Kandy | Royal Botanical Gardens

After breakfast, we drive to Kandy.  Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, which spreads over 67 hectares (160 acres) of exquisite beauty and houses more than 4,000 species of flora, a haven for nature lovers.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
4

Kandy - Colombo (CMB) | Tea Plantation

After breakfast, on the way back to Colombo, enjoy an experience at a tea plantation together with tea tasting.

We will learn the tea manufacturing process, from the initial drying (withering) of the leaves, through rolling, fermenting, sifting, to produce the different types of tea. Finally, you can taste different teas, to appreciate for yourself the differences in color, flavor and strength.

After lunch, we will drive back to Colombo for your departure flight. The tour comes to an end. You are advised to schedule your international flight home after 8pm to provide an ample buffer.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Tour Location

Kandy

Departures and Prices Guaranteed

TripCompanion Departure Guarantee Every small-group (up to 16 passengers) departure is guaranteed to operate, needing a minimum of only two passengers. Guaranteed departures will operate except in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond TripCompanion’s control.

TripCompanion Price Assurance TripCompanion Price Assurance ensures that you always pay the lowest published price for your small group tour - if the price of your tour is reduced after booking, TripCompanion will refund you the difference - guaranteed. Our Price Assurance applies to all group tours (with the exception of yoga tours) available through TripCompanion USA, excluding international and domestic air fares and extra services. The TripCompanion Price Assurance applies only to 2017-2018 advertised rates on TripCompanion.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification. TripCompanion reserves the right to modify or cancel the Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice.

Dates & Pricing

 
DEPARTURE DATE* DBL OCC SGL OCC
Weekly Departures, Monday Jan 8 to Feb 28, 2018   $1,220 $1,710
Weekly Departures, Monday Mar 1 to Oct 30, 2018   $1,155 $1,570
  * Special Departure Dates on Request *

International Flights Coordinated With Your Tour

We can find the best flights and airfares for your tour. Buying your own air tickets? No problem, contact our helpful agents for recommended departure information.

DBL OCC: Price per person with double occupancy sharing a room in US Dollars.

SGL OCC: Price per person with single occupancy room in US Dollars.

Total price = relevant per person price, plus any selected add-ons.

Private tours and single-person tours are available with nominal supplement price, call for details. Discounts are available for a group of 10 or more, call for details. Prices include all currently applicable taxes.

Optional Add-On

  • ‣ None

Exclusions

  • ‣ Any travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Taxes
  • ‣ Gratuities
  • ‣ Laundry Service
  • ‣ Telephone Calls
  • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
  • ‣ All other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold reservations made 60 days or more before departure.  The deposit consists of the items below.

  • ‣ $500.00
  • ‣ Selected add-on cultural performances
   

Sri Lanka Tourist Visa

Hotels

Destination Hotel Rating
Colombo Jetwing Colombo ★★★★
Dambulla Heritance Kandalama ★★★★
Kandy Earls Regency ★★★★
 Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Hotel check-in time is 2 pm and check out at 12 noon.