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The culture triangle

DAY 01 : AIRPORT / PINNAWALA / DAMBULLA
Welcome clients at the Airport and transfer from Colombo to Pinnawala.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawala herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals.
At the evening visit a Dambulla Rock Temple.
Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Lake.  
 
DAY 02 : DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA
After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Lake.
 
DAY 03 : DAMBULLA / MATALE / KANDY
After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En-route visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness a Cookery demonstration.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills.
 
DAY 04 : KANDY
After breakfast proceed to Kandy and visit Kandy city.
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a cultural show.
Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills.
 
DAY 05 : KANDY / COLOMBO / WADDUWA
After breakfast Proceed to Colombo. Do a city tour of Colombo. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)- an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.
Thereafter transfer to Wadduwa.
Dinner and overnight stay at Blue Water Hotel.  
 
DAY 06 : WADDUWA / BALAPITIYA / WADDUWA
After breakfast leave for Balapitiya and proceed by boats on which you will be taken for about three hours. Here you could see the villagers taking part in their day to day activities and some Islands. Clients will be served with a bottle of soft drink on board.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at Blue Water Hotel.  
 
DAY 07 : WADDUWA / AIRPORT
After breakfast transfer to Airport to connect departure flight.
 



 

 

The prices include:
• Accommodation in standard rooms on HB basis for 6 nights from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7 at hotels specified or of similar standard.
• Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Airport to Airport.
• Entrance fees to Elephant Orphanage , Kandy Temple , Botanical Gardens , Horton Plains and Cultural Show.
• Cost of Balapitiya Boat Ride ,
• Cost of safari vehicle for Horton Plains Jeeps.
• Services of a English Speaking Chauffeur Guide through tour.

 
The prices does not include:
• Video Camera permits.
• Lunch throughout the tour.
• Entrance fees to sites not specified above.
• Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
• Expenses of a personal nature.
• Tips and Porterage
Any other services not specified above

 

 

 

 

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