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Uncharted Ceylon (07 Days)

(SKU: LK10787011) Sri Lanka has always been an island abundant with beautiful locations. Uncharted Ceylon is a tour for those who wish to explore the paths less travelled and take the roads less known. Visit majestic ancient kingdoms that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to a secluded forest and mountain trails that challenge even the most seasoned trekker, to misty mountain valleys with lush, green, rolling hills to awe-inspiring forests and nature reserves to the urban capital city of Colombo, this tour is surely one of immense charm.

per adult from

$356

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
    • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
    • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
    • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
    • Entry/Admission - Panduwasnuwara Kingdom
    • Entry/Admission - Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Mahiyangana Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Kandyan Cultural Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo City Centre
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
    • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
    • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
    • Expenses of personal nature.
    • Visa and Related Expenses.
    • Tips & Portages.
    • Entry/Admission - Veddha Village
    • Entry/Admission - Embekke Devalaya
    • Entry/Admission - Chithrasinge and Sons
    • Entry/Admission - Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya
    • Entry/Admission - Belilena Cave

  • Day 1: Airport > Negombo

    Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
    Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffeur guide from Lakpura After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed to Negombo and check in to the hotel and relax.
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 2: Negombo > Panduwasnuwara > Yapahuwa > Sigiriya

    Stop At: Panduwasnuwara Kingdom, Wariyapola Road, Kurunegala 60000 Sri Lanka
    The ancient city was one of the first kingdoms of Sri Lanka, having been the capital during the 5th century BC. The site was used much later in the 12th century as well, resulting in a mix of ruins from various periods.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yapahuwa Rock Fortress, Yapahuwa Sri Lanka
    The fortress was built on a giant rock in the style of the Sigiriya rock fortress. However, the architecture of this fortress is completely different from Sigiriya with wide staircases, beautiful stone sculptures and highly detailed carvings on pillars.On your visit you will be able to climb to the fortress and view the ruins of the stupa on the summit of the rock. The stupa has some notable statues and imagery from the Kandyan era that you can peruse. You will be spending a couple of hours at Yapahuwa.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Day 3: Sigiriya > Dambulla > 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: 3 hours

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 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 30 minutes

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

    Day 4: Kandy > Mahiyanganaya > Kandy

    Stop At: Veddha Village, Dabana, Mahiyanganaya 90700 Sri Lanka
    Here you will be introduced to the community of primitives and will get to see their rustic homes and lifestyles. These tribes feed themselves primarily from hunting, with a little farming added in. The hunters of the tribe will explain their innovative ways of catching prey such as rabbit, deer, and wild boar from the forests that surround the area.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mahiyangana Temple, Mahiyanganaya Sri Lanka
    . The Mahiyangana Temple initially began its life a a tiny stupa enshrining a handful of Buddha’s hair, and was the very first stupa of the island. Later in 543 BC an Arahant named Sarabhu brought the Buddha's left collar bone, recovered from his funeral pyre, and enshrined it alongside his hair whilst also enlarging the stupa to 18 feet in height. Subsequent kings continued to enlarge the stupa until it reached its current size. The temple was renovated approximately four decades ago, and continue to be a peaceful and historic sight. You will be visiting this temple and learning more about it.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Day 5: Kandy

    Stop At: Embekke Devalaya, Embekka Village Three Kilometers from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Handessa 20480 Sri Lanka
    The woodworking of Embekke is unique and perfectly done and several detailed woodcarving panels decorate the pillars, walls and roof.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chithrasinge and Sons, Gadaladeniya 294, Pilimathalawa 20450, Sri Lanka
    Gadaladeniya Temple was built just before Embekke in the early 14th century. It was the creation of a South Indian architect, and the magnificent giant golden Buddha statue, slightly worn but still visibly detailed sculptures and paintings and the interesting main stupa structure with its four satellite stupas are a historic feast for your eyes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya, 55 Sirimalwatta - Amunugama - Madawala Rd, Sirimalwatta, Sri Lanka
    This temple was built in a cave dug into a large rock. You will get to see the colorful paintings on Buddhism in the Kandyan era, which cover the insides of the temple entirely.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    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 30 minutes

    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: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: No. 72 Sangraja Mawatha Kandyan Cultural Centre, 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 6: Kandy > Kithulgala > Colombo

    Stop At: Belilena Cave, 8 Km From the Town of Kitulgala., Kitulgala 71720 Sri Lanka
    Start the day early on this day, check out from the hotel and proceed to Kithulgala to go on a hiking tour to visit Belilena Cave Archeological Reserve and go on whitewater rafting in Kelani River.
    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Day 7: Colombo > Airport

    Stop At: Colombo City Centre, 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 00200 Sri Lanka
    Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green and the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    Proceed to the airport after spending a memorable time in this island.
    Duration: 1 hour

    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 :
    Van (Standard) with A/C 1/21/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Van (Large) with A/C 8/17/2020 - 12/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Car (Standard) with A/C 1/21/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Bus (Standard) with A/C 1/21/2020 - 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, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable clothes and hats recommended.
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P325

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