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Ramayana Holiday (11 Days)

(SKU: LK10BAR011) Experience the famous Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka. Visit the sacred shrines and monuments distributed along the Paradise Island. Visit the ancient cities of Dambulla and Kandy and famous Kovil at Trincomalee, Koneshwaram. Walk among the central hill country and experience the once in a lifetime experience among the misty mountains. Explore the Wilderness in Yala, and peep into the Animal Kingdom. Finally rest yourself in the southern coastal belt and feel the warmth of the sun as it touches your skin before setting off to the west.

per adult from

$503

NZD

Duration

11 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.
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation.
    • International / Domestic Airfare.
    • Any expenses of personal nature.
    • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
    • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Island National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Ramboda Waterfall
    • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum

  • Day 1: BIA > Negombo

    Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
    Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50-year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 2: Negombo > Dambulla

    Stop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
    Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, 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: 1 hour

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

    Day 3: Dambulla > Trincomalee > Dambulla

    Stop At: Thirukkoneswaram Kovil (New Temple), Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
    Konesvaram temple is situated in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky cape overlooking Trincomalee. The primary deity is the Hindu God Lord Shiva in the form of Konesar. The legend says that Emperor Rawana meditated on this rock.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pigeon Island National Park, Public Beach Road, Nilaveli 31010 Sri Lanka
    Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island consists of two islands; large pigeon island and small pigeon island.
    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Day 4: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Matale > Kandy

    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: 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 hourlong 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: 45 minutes

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

    Day 5: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic 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: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka
    Ramboda Ella is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and located by the Pussellawa. Ramboda falls consists of three sections. You will get a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, just above the bridge. This is very small in size with compared to other parts. You can get a far view of the top part from the main road, but not the complete view of the fall. You need to climb up to see the top part of the Ramboda falls and there is a pathway just before the bridge. You may find the climbing bit difficult, but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sita Temple, Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
    The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Divurumpola, Welimada Sri Lanka
    Divurumpola Temple still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha (proving her chastity) to her husband Rama. Continuing the practice for thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. This place has been respected and worshipped by people down the ages.
    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    Day 6: Nuwara Eliya > Ella > Kataragama > Yala

    Stop At: Ravana Ella Falls, Ella-Wellawaya Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
    The Ravana Ella cave is located at the base of a cliff not far from the waterfall. It’s believed to have been the cave where Sita was imprisoned; and is a very popular tourist attraction. Excavations in the cave have revealed evidence of human habitation dating back to over 25,000 years ago.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kataragama Temple, Ruhunu Maha Katharagama Devalaya, Katharagama, Kataragama 91400 Sri Lanka
    This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya Subramaniam at Kataragama. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmasthra aimed by King Ravana which otherwise would have weakened Lord Rama. The benefit was one of the most powerful weapon brahma asthra aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya.
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 7: Yala

    Stop At: Yala National Park Sri Lanka
    This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Day 8: Yala > Ussangoda > Rumassala > Unawatuna

    Stop At: Ussangoda Beach, Ussangoda, Sri Lanka
    Ussangoda is a strange coastal area because of its lack of trees. Its serpentine rock contains toxic heavy metals. Only specific smaller plants were able to adapt to this soil. But according to the Ramayana legends there are two more explanation for the baldness of Ussangoda. After meeting Sitadevi Lord Hanuman provoked the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. It resulted in Lord Hanuman's tail being set on fire by Rakshasas. Hanuman in turn went on to torch parts of King Ravana's empire with his burning tail. Ussangoda is said to be one of these burnt areas. Besides the Ramyana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used an airport by King Ravana for his Dandumonara peachock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Rumassala, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
    Rumassala hill 3 kms east of Galle is the landmark of Unuwatuna beach because of the picturesque white Buddhist dagoba on top of it. Rumassala rock is one of the five Sri Lankan spots believed to originate from parts of Mount Dronagiri. They fell down when Hanuman carried the Dronagiri on his flight back to Lanka in order to use its Sanjiwani herb to rescue Lakhshmana and Rama who were in need of this medical plant to be reanimated after suffering severe injuries. Rumassala is also said to be an abode of Sita during her stay in Lanka.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 9: Unawatuna

    Stop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna Sri Lanka
    Walk down one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka; embraced by the warmth of the sun, the softness of the sand and the cool sea breeze. Feel the romance of the beautiful ocean at sunset. Relax in one of the luxury hotels that cluster on the beach. Watch the turtles come to nest from the sea. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.
    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    Day 10: Unawatuna > 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: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Parliament Building, Fort, 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: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, 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 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: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, 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: 1 hour

    Stop At: Independence Square, Independence Avenue, Colombo 00700 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: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Race Course Avenue, Race Course Ave, Colombo 00700, 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: 30 minutes

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

    Day 11: Colombo > BIA

    Pass By: Katunayake, Katunayake, Negombo, Western Province
    After a mind-blowing experience in Sri Lanka check-out and proceed to the airport for departure flight.

    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
    • Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    Ports
    • Port of Colombo, 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    By Bus (Standard) with A/C 3/23/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    By Van (Standard) with A/C 3/23/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    By Van (Large) with A/C 11/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:59 AM
    Friday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    By Car (Standard) with A/C 3/23/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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

15

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P1064

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