Tour Overview

  • ReferenceH-00001
  • Cancellation policy2 days before Arrival date
  • TypeHistorical & Cultural Tours
  • Durations 5 days 4 nights
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Contact nameDelight SL Tours
  • LocationKandy / Anuradhapura / Sigiriya

Tour Description

The island of Sri Lanka, ‘the wonder of Asia’, is one of the most exotic getaways in the world. Be it any kind of holiday trip or tour, the paradise of the Indian ocean has much to offer than one can dream of. It is a 365 day sunny destination with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, fifteen national parks showcasing spectacular wildlife. This tour mainly focus on the
Sites related to History. Sri Lanka, ‘a land like no other’ was well known and visited by many people even before the documented history of 550 BC. Thaprobane, Serendib, Ceylon were the some of names used to call this country at that time. According to the book ‘Mahavamsa’ (text written in Pali of the Kings of Sri Lanka), a traditional date of ancient Sri Lanka is the landing of ‘Vijaya’, who arrived in Sri Lanka (because he was banned by King Vanga of India) with 700 followers with him and ruled Sri Lanka from 543 BC – 505 BC (Modern time now: 38 years!). King Vijaya played an important role in Sri Lankan history, such as the establishment of the Kingdom of ‘Tambapanni’ etc. Another phenomenal date of ancient Sri Lanka was the arrival of Buddhism from India during the time of King ‘Devanampiya Tissa’ of Anuradhapura. Buddhism was introduced to the island by a Thera named “Mahinda”, which then integrated into Sinhalese culture. Epigraphic sources show the appearance of Buddhism around the 3rd century B.C. Then time to time the kingdom moved from one area to another due to various reasons and finally ended up in Kandy. During this period arrival of the tooth Relic of Buddha also from India marks a significant act in the history. Foreign invasions from neighbouring state and western states tried to eradicate and erase the proud history of this country. But we are lucky enough to save and preserve some of the ruins of that remarkable history monuments and present it to the world and to the future generations and specially for enthusiastic tourists to discover and explore.

Tour Highlights

OUR CONFIRMATION SYSTEM:

Confirmation of the Vehicle booking of the tour can be done through Email / WhatsApp / Viber / imo / WeChat.

 

CONTACT US ON:

+94 31 4549404, +94 77 6562198  (Mobile), +94 71 2986465 (Mobile) (WhatsApp, Viber, imo, WeChat).

 

OUR PAYMENT SYSTEM:

After we sent the final invoice, 10 % of the full amount has to be paid as an advance. (This is a confirmation of the tour). An advance payment receipt will be issued. The balance payment can be paid on arrival or during the tour.


CANCELLATION POLICY: 

Cancellation should be notified 2 days prior to the arrival date; if not 10 % of the full amount will be canceled.

Know before you go

Tour Includes:

Transportation on private basis A/C Car or Van (high/low roof). Two way Expressway charges according to itinerary.
Driven by English speaking chauffeur tourist Guide. All Parking tickets not exceeding 100.00 LKR p/day.
City Tour and visiting of sites in cities where the clients are spending the night. (not exceeding 100 Kms.)  

Tour Excludes:

Air Fare and Visa Charges. Meals during the tour.
Use of vehicle other than the specified itinerary. Additional charges of Expressway used as requested by Guests.
Entrance fees as per itinerary. All Parking tickets exceeding 100.00 LKR p/day.

General FAQs

  • What is the possibility of adjusting the given itinerary?

    We at Delight SL Tours are always flexible. Therefor kindly Contact us for Tailor Made Tour Packagers and FIT Packagers.

  • How can we contact your office or person in charge?

    You can contact us between 6.00 am to 12.00 am Sri Lankan time on all 365 days through following.Email: marenzief@gmail.com or Tel: +94 776562198 (WhatsApp, Viber, imo, WeChat)

  • How can we know additional details about the destinations?

    A detailed document of selected destinations will be sent through Email to you after initial contact.

  • Where can I obtain a local SIM after arrival?

    You may obtain a local SIM from the Airport Counters or from outside cities as well. You need to produce the National Passport.

  • Where can I exchange money to local currency after arrival?

    You may exchange money to local currency from the Airport Counters or from outside cities as well. You may ask to produce the National Passport.

  • What is the Check-In/out time of Sri Lankan Hotels?

    In most of the Hotels the Check-In time would be 14.00 hrs and Check-Out time would be 12.00 hrs [Early Check-In / Late Check-Out are provided on availability].

  • Whom shall I contact first in any matter?

    Always discuss with your guide or our office in case of any clarification or advice needed regarding any issue.

Tour Program

1

Day 1

Our representative will warmly welcome you at arrival of the Colombo Bandaranayaka International Airport and facilitate all your needs. Then he will introduce you to our English speaking Chauffeur guide who will proceed to Sigiriya, en-route visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and a Herbal & Spice Garden. Afterwards check-in at the hotel and overnight stay at Sigiriya.

(At this Orphanage you will find over 80 elephants of all ages that have been found, abandoned or orphaned in the wild and the unique feature is that you can feed the baby elephants with milk bottles during the feeding times. You can also accompany the elephants to a river close-by and get a nice view of them enjoying their routine bath at the river)

(Visit a Herbal & Spice garden to see different kinds of spices for which Sri Lanka was and still, famous for and enlighten your-self with spices used in local cuisines. Here guests could see how some of these spices are grown and processed. Sometimes witness a Cookery demonstration or relax and enjoy a 20 minutes complimentary Ayurveda Massage. A variety of herbal plants are also grown and nurtured in the premises.)

2

Day 2

After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura en-route Visiting the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya which tells a tale of power, intrigue and tragedy. Afterwards check-in at the hotel and overnight stay at Anuradhapura .

(Sigiriya is an ancient 5th century rock fortress refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance (UNESCO listed World Heritage Site) that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high, citadel of unusual beauty. The palace is on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure “Sihagiri”, the Lion Rock. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens spring the base of the rock. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.)

3

Day 3

After breakfast travel to Kandy en-route Visiting historical sites of Anuradhapura. Afterwards check-in at the hotel and overnight stay at Kandy.

(Anura Pura (city of ‘Anura’), first Capital of Sri Lanka in the 3rd Century B.C., declared as a World Heritage Site. Visit ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’; the oldest historically documented tree (BO-tree) in the world, The Brazen Palace (2nd century B.C); the 1600 stone columns you see are all that is left of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks, tall Dagobas such as Ruwanwelisaya, Abayagiri & Jetawana Monasteries, delicately preserved rock-cut statues such as ‘Samadhi’ Buddha statue (4th century AD) is one of the most famous statues; depicting the Buddha in a state of deep meditation, “Aukana” is a magnificent 12 metre high Buddha statue, ruins of palaces, ceremonial baths and Isurumuniya rock temple are the places of interest to visit.)

4

Day 4

After breakfast drive you to Kandy sight seeing. This includes visiting Gem Museum and Peradeniya Royal Botanical gardens. In the evening can visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and view a Traditional Cultural Dance performance. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

(Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake built by the last king, in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and upper lake drive, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary, natural forest, world war II British cemetery, witness a culture dance performance and visit the puja ceremony of Sacred Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy. The white painted famous Temple of the Tooth which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha, is one of the most venerated sacred temples in the Buddhist world.)

The Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show is a showcase of Sri Lankan arts; culture and heritage . The show includes a variety of traditional Kandyan dances, as well as up-country, fire dances and famous devil dances. The dancers dressed with colorful costumes move with exciting drum rhythms will be a memorable experience to watch.)

(The island of Sri Lanka, also known as "Ceylon" has a long heritage for Gem-mining and trading that dates back some 2,000 years. Sri Lanka has earned its namesake as the Island of Gems or “Ratnadvipa” with its abundance of corundum gems, chrysoberyl and alexandrite, garnet, moonstone, peridot, Spinel, topaz, tourmaline, quartz and zircon.)

(Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya is in Kandy. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres, at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. There are avenues in the River Drive such as Cook's Pine Avenue, Palmyra Palm Avenue, Double Coconut Avenue, Cabbage Avenue, and Royal Palm Avenue. The classical Avenue of Palms is in this Garden. One item with a significant history is the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V of the United Kingdom and Queen Mary in 1901. It is often laden with fruit, which are thought to resemble cannonballs.)

 

5

Day 5

After breakfast leave from Kandy and proceed to Colombo Bandaranayaka International Airport departure terminal.  

Note : A detailed document of selected destinations will be sent through Email to you after initial contact.

Meeting Point

Bandaranaike International Airport

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