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06NIGHTS/07 DAYS – SRILANKA WORLD HERITAGE SITE Package

                            
PACKAGE CODE: OB0034
Routing: SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / ANURADHAPURA / KANDY / GALLE / COLOMBO

ITINERARY

DAY 01
COLOMBO-NEGOMBO
Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by our representative and transferred to Negombo Sri Lanka. Negombo Beach was Sri Lanka's first beach resort and is not only an ideal place to start or end your holiday in Sri Lanka. Rest of the day relax at the beach. Enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts like the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing a variety of marine fishes like seers, skipjacks, pomfrets and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel in Negombo.
 
DAY 02
NEGOMBO-SIGIRIYA via PINNAWALA 
After breakfast leave for Sigiriya. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
* Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today.  A unique experience never to be missed.
On completion transfer to Sigiriya via Dambulla. 
* Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found on the Island.
* Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”  which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.  Within its triple-moated defence the huge  rock rises almost  to a sheer height of 500ft.  On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and 
gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.Overnight stay at the hotel in Sigiriya.  
Day 03
SIGIRIYA -POLONNARUWA
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and visit polonnaruwa sightseeing.
* Polonnaruwa - the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Century, contains some splendid and spectacular statues.  Lankatileke, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest shrine ruins and Tivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankot Vihara and Kiriwehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare -  a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists.On completion transfer to Anuradapura.Overnight stay at the hotel in Anuradapura.  

DAY 04
ANURADHAPURA -KANDY
After breakfast visit Anuradapura sightseeing.
Anuradhapura is the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagabas constructed of small sun-dried bricks and hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagabas are the Ruvanveli which dates back to the 2nd Century BC 
and is 300ft in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370ft and the Thuparama which enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historic tree in the world.
Thereafter leave for Kandy. En route visit a spice garden and batik factory in Matale.
* Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.
* Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items.Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy

DAY 05
KANDY-BENTOTA
After breakfast commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Royal Botanical Gardens. 
* Kandy - the hill capital. Venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
* Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic  - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession. 
* Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Sixty Seven hectares of exquisite beauty and botanical treasurers containing more than 4000 species, this is haven not only for Scientists but to every nature lover as well. Thereafter proceed to Bentota. Overnight stay at the hotel in Beruwala.
DAY 06
BENTOTA-GALLE 
After breakfast proceed to Galle & commence sightseeing of Galle. 
* Galle - Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle.  Built on a premonitory rock in the south of the Island. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbour. 
Stroll around the Light House and harbour or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and carvers and purchase some the finest shell-craft souvenirs in the world.
On completion return to Colombo & afternoon commence city tour of Colombo. 
* Colombo a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo.

DAY 07
After breakfast transfer to the airport . 

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Inclusions • Accommodation with Daily Breakfast in hotel in all locations as mentioned in the itinerary • All transfers on seat in coach basis as mentioned in the itinerary. • All sight seeing tours mentioned in the itinerary. • All hotel taxes and service charges. Exclusions • Airfare • Visa costs • Early Check in/check out at the hotels • Meals other than Breakfast • Camera/video permits • Compulsory Xmas New year supplements in Dec • Entrance fees to places of interest • All applicable Entrance fees • Any compulsory room supplement during the tour • Tips & Personal expenses • All other expenses not mentioned in the above. TOUR COST : USD 595 per pax on twin sharing basis (Selected 03 Star Hotels) USD 690 per pax on twin sharing basis (Selected 04 Star Hotels) TERMS AND CONDITIONS : • Rate quoted for minimum 02 passengers traveling together .Itinerary is subject to change without any prior notice . • All passports should be valid for more than 07 months from the date of travel • All the above package costs are quoted as per the current rate of USD as on OCT 31st 2016,(01 USD = 68). if any fluctuation comes at the time of making the payment, customer has to pay the difference in amount • Peak Season / Weekend Surcharges may be applicable at the time of confirmation.This will be intimated at the time of booking.However we will not be able to get this information prior. • GST of 4.50% will be applicable extra • Child below 2 years is considered as infant and 2 years to 11 years are considered to be child. • All the services included in the package are compulsory and no refund will be given if any of the services are not taken. • Transfers are operated on Scheduled Timings in SIC [Seat in Coach] Basis. Passengers who are not willing to wait for Scheduled Transfers need to book Private Transfers at supplement cost. • Flights arriving Early Morning or Late Evening & departing Early Morning or Late Evening, passengers needs to book Private Transfers if Schedule Transfer is not operational • Check-in time of the hotels starts from 15.00 hrs and check out time will be 12.00 hrs.Early Check in/late check out will be subjected to availability of rooms.However Hotel has the right to change the timing without any prior notice • Company will not be liable for any claims due to accidents, food poisoning, medical illness or other natural calamities arising during the tour/travel. Passenger will have to ensure themselves and company will not entertain any claims in this regard. • At the airport driver will be holding placard under the main passenger name.If you do not locate the driver please call the emergency no and trace out the same . We would recommend to BUY SIM card before leaving the country. • For transfers and tours please be ready on time and wait at the hotel reception.If you miss the same no refund.Please carry all your documents safely. All valuables, cash, traveler cheque, air ticket,Visa copy passport etc. should be carried in your handbag for easy access. • Hotels may collect security Deposit at the time of check in.If the payment made through cash it is clients responsibility to make sure that the payment paid has been taken back while check out.If the payment made is through Credit card it should be reversed as per Hotel's Policy and clients should ask the Hotel to understand the normal policy regarding the same . • If the passenger faces any service issues during tour it should be intimated to UAE Exchange staffs immediately and we will try to sorted out the issues.No claims should be entertained in India .Itinerary and timings mentioned are subject to change.However we will try to inform the changes.in advance.The success of any group is in direct relation to the co-operation amongst its members. We therefore request you to follow the rules and etiquette of the country that you will be visiting, which will ensure that the arrangements go smoothly and that your tour will be successful and enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you required any further clarifications.

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