Glamour of Sri Lanka (22 Days)

(SKU: LK10210200) Sri Lanka though a renowned leisure destination for its mesmeric hill country, exquisite beaches, and fascinating cultural attraction of ancient cities and shrines is not a destination that readily comes to mind for a golfing holiday. If you look up the Sri Lanka Map you will learn to your delightful surprise that you can easily fit in three fabulous golf courses of all Asia located at three elevations.

per adult from

$3,990

NZD

Duration

22 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffeur accommodation.
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour.
    • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
    • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
    What's excluded :
    • Entry Visa Fees.
    • International / Domestic Airfare.
    • Any expenses of personal nature.
    • Tips & Portages.
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Euphoria Spice and Herbal
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura
    • Entry/Admission - Avukana Buddha Statue
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Island National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Trincomalee Beach

  • Day 1: Airport > Colombo

    Pass By: Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
    After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned Vehicle and proceed to Colombo and check into the hotel, Relax and unwind after your long journey.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Colombo

    Stop At: Colombo National Museum, Albert Crescent, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
    This experience gives you the chance to try the various varieties of Sri Lankan street food all in one go. Walk along the sandy beaches of Galle Face and stop by the most delicious and stomach friendly food kiosks in this guided foray into the street food world of Sri Lanka. Shock your taste buds with the mouthwatering flavors of egg hoppers, normal hoppers, tempered kadala, prawn vadé, parippu vadé, and kotthu (vegan, chicken, etc.). Enjoy the splendid sunsets of the tropics as you relax with food in hand.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Colombo > Kandy

    Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Kandy

    Stop At: Kandy View Point, Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhala Kings, and is the islands cultural centre. It was Sri Lanka’s capital until the British took control in 1815 and due to its significant association with Buddhism; UNESCO has now made the Sacred City of Kandy a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient kingdom of Kandy is also home to Edwardian buildings, a king-made lake, a nature reserve and exciting shops. As the second largest city of the island and the capital of the Central Province, Kandy has grown from being a medieval kingdom to a friendly, busy city set in forested hills and surrounded by tea plantations and close to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. Take a tour around this bustling city including stops at the local markets and architectural marvels.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Kandy

    Stop At: Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
    Nuwara Eliya is set in the heart of tea-country is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Kandy > Peradeniya > Matale > Dambulla

    Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
    Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees, or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Kandy Dambulla Road Arunaloka Farm, Madawala Ulpotha, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
    Take part in a traditional cooking demonstration that shows you how to make Sri Lankan cuisine while making full use of spices. Learn to make roti or create curry powder from scratch in one of the workshops in Spice Garden.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
    Dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Dambulla

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, 'The Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    After making your descent, proceed to a local village nearby and experience the world from the view of a villager. Enjoy a relaxing catamaran safari across a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Delight your taste buds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. (Travel Time: 10 to 15 mins)
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Dambulla > Yapahuwa > Dambulla

    Stop At: Yapahuwa Rock Fortress, Yapahuwa Sri Lanka
    Visit the rock fortress of Yapahuwa where the seat of government was based in the 13th century. It also had its own Temple of the Tooth Relic where the relic was housed at that time. View the majestic entrance arch and ornamental stairway. Walk through the ruins of the temple at the summit or along the terraces. Enjoy the detailed sculptures scattered throughout the entire fortress.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Dambulla > Anurdhapura > Avukana > Dambulla

    Stop At: Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
    Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Avukana Buddha Statue, Avukana, Kekirawa 50100 Sri Lanka
    This visit takes you to the majestic 40-foot rock sculpture in Avukana is one of the classical examples of Standing Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. You will be able to see the marvelous crafting of the statue in its being carved from a single rock and standing unsupported except for a single thin attachment at the back; the delicately carved folds of the robe; and the cleanly sculpted body structure. The partially collapsed structures around it point to it once having been sheltered in an image house.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Dambulla > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Dambulla

    Stop At: Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka
    Polonnaruwa, Kings ruled the central plains of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa 800 years ago, when it was a thriving commercial and religious centre. From here, free-marketeers haggled for rare goods and the pious prayed at any one of its numerous temples. The glories of that age can be found in archaeological treasures which give a pretty good idea of how the city looked in its heyday.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, Minneriya 50150 Sri Lanka
    This three-hour safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Dambulla > Trincomalee

    Stop At: Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Visit this ancient temple praised by famous Indian poet-saints and mentioned by several famous personas around the world. See the beautiful murals describing the history of the temple. Worship at the little cave shrine that is has its start in 1580 BC, as compared to the actual temple which was developed in 400 BC. Marvel at the giant statue of King Ravana who, according to legend, worshipped this shrine.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Eastern Province
    Visit the Fort of Trincomalee originally built by the Portuguese in 1624 CE. See the stones that once formed the Koneswaram temple before the Portuguese destroyed it. Listen to the history of Fort Frederick, which was dismantled and rebuilt by the Dutch.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 12: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Pigeon Island National Park, Pigeon Island St. Lucia
    The Pigeon Island National Park consisting of the smaller pigeon island and larger pigeon island and the coral reef that encircles the larger island. See the rock pigeon that makes the island its breeding grounds. Explore the islands to see the many coral types and fauna that can be found here.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 13: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 14: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 15: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 16: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 17: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 18: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 19: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 20: Trincomalee

    Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 21: Trincomalee > Negombo

    Pass By: Negombo, Negombo, Western Province
    After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Negombo and check in to the hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 22: Negombo > BIA

    Pass By: Katunayake, Katunayake, Negombo, Western Province
    After breakfast at the hotel check out from the hotel and proceed to the Colombo Airport, for your departure flight after spending a memorable time on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Ports
    • Port of Colombo, 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    11/4/2020 - 12/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P1135

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