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<p align="justify">A pretty metropolis sounds like a contradiction in terms, but it is a description that fits <strong>Colombo</strong>, Sri Lanka’s largest city, a beehive of commotion with more than a million inhabitants. Main tourist attractions include museums, historic buildings, and beautiful parks. What is especially enjoyable is the variety of cuisine that can be sampled at any one of the city’s plentiful bars, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and kiosks.</p>
<p align="justify">Which should be the eighth wonder of the world, <strong>Sigiriaya</strong>, is a must see item in Sri Lanka. Built in the 5 century AC this magnificent complex of geometrically laid gardens, pools, fountains (still working today) as well as oldest surviving murals of maidens has been a palace of the King Kasyapa.</p>
<p align="justify"><strong>Polonnaruwa</strong> was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.</p>
<p align="justify">129 Km away from Colombo and 465 metres above sea level, is <strong>Kandy</strong>, the charming hill capital, cultural centre of the island and a World Heritage City. Nestling amidst low hills, and looped by the Mahaweli river, Sri Lanka’s largest, Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music and dance and song which flourished under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage and breeding ground established in 1975 for abandoned elephants in Sri Lanka and is currently home to one of the largest elephant herds in captivity in the world with more than sixty elephants. Visit a batik factory and see the skill and hard work that goes into producing the beautiful pictures and items of clothing on sale in India and around the world. Also shop the gems stores and crafts renowned all over the world for their beauty, brilliant color, clarity and value for more than thousands of years.</p>
<p align="justify"><strong>Bentota</strong> is 65 km from Colombo and is a popular and fully geared tourist resort. Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon.</p>
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Depart for Sri Lanka
Arrive Colombo International Airport Sri Lanka. Welcome committee will transfer you to your Colombo Hotel.
Bethel Visit and Colombo half a day City Tour that includes: Fort, the former British administrative center, Old Parliament Building, the BMICH, and Independence Square. Shopping tour is added, and guests can shop at ODEL and House of Fashion which is famous for garments, Noritake Porcelain Center.
Colombo / Sigiriya. explore Sigiriya’s Lion Rock About halfway up the rock is a sheltered gallery of frescoes painted on the sheer rock face. The so-called ‘Heavenly Maidens’ are similar in style to the paintings of Ajantha in India.
Girithale / Polonnaruwa. tour the ruins of ancient Polonnaruwa, which date from the late 10th century, when the Chola kings of southern India invaded Sri Lanka and conquered Anuradhapura
<strong>Day 06 & 07</strong>
Girithale / Nilaweli. Enjoy Trincomalee harbor and beaches; increasingly popular with visitors. Blessed with sunny weather throughout the year, with more than a dozen sheltered bays, white sand beaches, a sea that is uniformly calm and placid and warm, and offering the underwater photographer and explorer a variety of visual delights.
Nilaweli / Kandy. Kandy, the charming hill capital, cultural centre of the island and a World Heritage City. Nestling amidst low hills, and looped by the Mahaweli river, Sri Lanka’s largest, Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music and dance and song of the Kandyan Kings. On the way from Trinco to Kandy can visit wood carving factories and spice gardens. Also enjoy the Traditional Kandyan Dance.
Kandy / Pinnawala & Back. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage and breeding ground established in 1975 for abandoned elephants in Sri Lanka and is currently home to one of the largest elephant herds in captivity in the world with more than sixty elephants. Visit a batik factory and see the skill and hard work that goes into producing the beautiful pictures and items of clothing on sale in India and around the world. Also shop the gems stores and crafts renowned all over the world for their beauty, brilliant color, clarity and value for more than thousands of years.
<strong>Day 10 & 11</strong>
Kandy / N’ Eliya. Delight in the Peradeniya Botanical gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia. From Kandy the next destination is Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Water Falls, mist clad mountains, British – style houses with fragrant flower gardens. Visit a tea factory, which manufactures the best quality, high grown, tea in Sri Lanka and refresh yourself for a freshly brewed Sri Lanka tea. Also enjoy Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), also known as ‘Little’ England’.
<strong>Day 12 & 13</strong>
N’ Eliya / Bentota. On the way from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota can see some water falls such as Devon Falls and St Clare’s Water Fall. Bentota city is famous for golden beaches; The town is a popular foreign tourist attraction. Realte stories and experience together at a Farewell Dinner
Bentota / Colombo International Airport for flight home.
<strong>Day 3 or 4:</strong> Elephant Back Safari or Jeep Safari Elephant Back Safari An Elephant back safari is not just on the largest in Sri Lank, it’s an unforgettable experience where clients get to interact with the elephants as well as enjoy a ride through wildness areas and beautiful riverside scenery. Elephant back safari in Sri Lanka are one of the newest and most thrilling safari experience in Sri Lanka. The safaris not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant.
<strong>Day 11:</strong> White Water Rafting Lanka’s boulder stream rivers are the ideal setting for white water rafting. This is the best way to see the stunning environment what this region has to offer. Many tours are arranges and it begins with days of action, rafting the white waters. This high adventure is suitable for fish time ‘go for it’ rafters experts alike. Along one ride you can pass the scenic location outside. Rafting has become a very popular exciting get safe adventure sport option.
<strong>Day 12:</strong> Turtle Watching / Whales and Dolphin Watching / Boat Ride in Madu Ganga / Water Sports
<strong>Turtle Conservation Project/hatchery</strong>
Five species sea turtles lay eggs along the coasts of Sri Lanka. The hatcheries and conservation projects aim to increase the odds for a turtles survival. On a visit you will be able hear about the work they are doing, see turtles of varying eggs and may even get the chance to hold one or two.
<strong>Whales and Dolphin Watching in Sri Lanka</strong>
Mirissa is one of the places can watch whales and dolphins in Sri Lanka. It has confirmed by many researchers in the field that the deep southern waters off Sri Lanka (off Dondra Point) is the best in the world for seeing Blue and Sperm whales.
<strong>Boat Ride in Madu Ganga</strong>
A fascinating creation of Mother Nature is a beautiful inland lake on a river near Balapitiya with large number of island providing an idyllic setting for a well spent holiday.
<strong>Water Sports in Sri Lanka</strong>
Bentota is Sri Lanka’s water-sports center. The sea here is calm and an excellent diving location. The beach divides into two, the north and comprising a spit of land – dubbed “Paradise Island” – diving the waves of the Indian Ocean from the still waters of the Bentota lagoon. The Bentota Lagoon offers a wide range of water-sports such as wind-surfing, water-skiing, canoeing, banana-boating and deep-sea fishing.
All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.
Regarding Land Package Pricing:
Land Package prices signify that...
- ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
- ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
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- ...while your transportation is provided during the tour you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
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<li>Transportation by A/C vehicle.</li>
<li>2-6 pax with chauffer guide, 7 pax & above with English speaking guide.</li>
<li>All Transfers from Colombo International Airport to the Hotels &
<li>Drop to Airport.</li>
<li>All accommodation at the 3,4 or 5 Class Hotels. *</li>
<li>Single, Double & Triple Accommodation with HB basis (Breakfast
& Dinner Only)</li>
<li>All government taxes.</li>
<li>Entrance fees and all applicable sightseeing, according to the Itinerary.</li>
<strong>What's Not Included</strong>
<li>Cost of Optional Programmes [See these below].</li>
<li> Camera & video permits..</li>
<li> Any other services not specified above Tips & Portage Chargers..</li>
<li>Cost of Air Tickets.</li>
<li> Early check-in & Late check-out..</li>