Lankan Vedda

1N Colombo , 1N Sigiriya , 1N Wasgamuwa , 1N Kandy , 1N Nuwara Eliya and 2N Bentota
8 days

From

US$ 762

per person

About the tour

The central highlands of the island are filled with pictures of stirring mountains carpeted with lush green tea gardens, roaring waterfalls mingling with the clouds and landscapes shimmering in sunlight and disappearing under the rising mist. Travelling towards the top of the country to the North Central Valley of the Kings, mountains covered with lush tropical forests .

Accommodation

Berjaya Hotel Colombo

Included in the price

Colombo

  • Welcome & Assistance at the Airport
  • Complementary Colombo city tour
  • Complementary train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Private Transfers in an Air-conditioned vehicle to all mentioned venues
  • Service of an English speaking chauffer-guide
  • Discount vouchers from Odel and Cotton Collection

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival In Sri Lanka - Colombo

  • Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be warmly received by our representative from Ease My Trip. Your dream vacation has just begun. You will be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to Colombo, the starting point of a memorable vacation.
  • Proceed for a city tour of Colombo- a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential suburb, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit local sights such as Fort- the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area that also showcases a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH and see the replica of Avukana
  • Buddha and Independence Square. Later opt for shopping or return to the hotel.
  • Overnight stay at a Hotel in Colombo

Day 2: Colombo To Sigiriya

Today you will travel to Sigiriya located in Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle which offers plenty to fire both mind and body. Explore some of Sri Lanka's fascinating UNESCO protected World Heritage Sites: the lion rock of Sigiriya - a royal capital city built in 477 AD the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa, which was Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital between the 11th - 13th centuries. You might also consider a safari at Minneriya National Park when you visit Polonnaruwa or an adventurous elephant safari at Habarana. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Habarana / Sigiriya

Day 3: Sigiriya To Knuckles Mountain Range - Mahiyangana

Travel to the Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, north-east of the city of Kandy. The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District. Whilst this name was assigned by early British surveyors, the Sinhalese residents have traditionally referred to the area as Dumbara Kanduvetiya meaning mist-laden mountain range (Cooray, 1984). The entire area is characterised by its striking landscapes often robed in thick layers of cloud but in addition to its aesthetic value the range is of great scientific interest. It is a cli matic microcosm of the rest of Sri Lanka. After travel to Mahiyangana is home to the Veddhas known as ‘Vannilaetto’, meaning people of the forest who are in fact on the list of the world’s primitive tribes and considered to be the descendants of the Yaksa and Naga Gothra that inhabited Sri Lanka thousands of years ago Located 185 kilometers from the capital Colombo on the South East region of Matale, this dry historic yet highly developed town is rich in agriculture and livestock farming. The Mahaweli River water is diverted to Mahiyangana, to enable farmers to do their cultivation which is a main source of income to the community. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Mahiyangana.

Day 4: Mahiyangana To Kandy (Via 18 Bend Road)

  • Today zigzag across the hair-pin bends with uncharacteristic ease. An occasional peek out of the window presented slices of blue mist covered vistas, studded with shimmering silver pools of water, snaking beige streets and an abundance of greenery.
  • Travel to Kandy – a World Heritage city. Traditions and culture remain undisturbed by European influence in the colonial era. The Royal Palace, now known as the “The Temple of the Tooth Relic’’ (of Lord Buddha), situated right beside the Kandy lake gives a magical beauty to the city. Kandy is also home to one of the largest botanical gardens in South East Asia. The Gardens dates back to the 14th century and boasts over 4000 species of plants and many trees with significant histories. Visitors from the UK will be particularly interested in the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V. The tree is bent with its fruits, which resemble cannonballs hence the name. En-route to your destination, you can visit one of the most important tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. You can watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these gentle giants. You want walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around in water. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy.

Day 5: Kandy To Nuwara Eliya

  • Travel to Nuwara Eliya, the emerald city of Sri Lanka, also known as ‘’little England’’ for its cool climate and colonial style architecture. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 feet) above sea level which enables the plantations to produce the finest tea in the world.
  • Overnight stay at a Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya To Bentota

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit Bentota. Bentota is the city of the Golden Beaches. You will be able to relax and feel the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand. The day is divided in between swimming in the water and bathing in the sun. Bentota provides the perfect turf for unfurled vacation at the beach. While enjoying the sun, sea and sand the water sports lovers can enroll themselves in various water sports bringing in the unique pleasure of this locale.
  • City tour Bentota : On your city tour you will enjoy a boat ride along the Madhu River. It is a scenic tour relaxing and interesting while passing many islets forested with mangroves and experience the natural rhythms as well. If you are looking for more exclusive experience visit the turtle hatchery too. The Turtle Hatchery is the prime turtle nesting site which was open by the Wild life Protection Society in 1981.Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. (Entrance fees to sites not included). Overnight stay at a Hotel in Bentota.

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya To Bentota

After breakfast leisure at the hotel.

Day 8: Bentota – Departure

After all activities, drive to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure.

Exclusions

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  • Air Tickets, Meals other than specified above Expenses of personal nature: beverages, laundry, telephone, email, internet, etc Lunch and Dinner on tour Extra Services at the Hotel Photographic permits at places of interest for video and still cameras Entrance fee and excursion charges Transfer to venues not mentioned in the Tour Itinerary Anything else not specially mentioned or listed under “inclusions”. Peak period supplements

Terms and Conditions

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  • The given per person rate cannot be combined with any other promotion or special offer
  • All confirmations are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • This offer is valid for all bookings made with immediate effect from Nov 1, 2013 until April 30, 2014
  • Regular hotel check-in time-1400 hrs, and check-out time- 1200 hrs. Early check-in and late check-out is at the hotel’s discretion and cannot be guaranteed
  • No refund for non-utilized services
  • Package rates are valid as per above mentioned validity days. Should the period of stay or room type change, above rates will not be valid
  • The below mentioned supplement charges are applicable if the tour falls on the mentioned dates

Starting from

US$ 762

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