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14 Day Panoramic Sri Lanka (with option to Maldives) 2017 - 2018( Tour Code: SPT)

DAY 01: AUSTRALIA – SINGAPORE – COLOMBO
Depart to Colombo, Sri Lanka on Singapore Airlines via Singapore on the afternoon and fly overnight.

DAY 02: COLOMBO – NEGOMBO / WATTALA
Arrive at Colombo in the morning. Ayubowan (May you live long!), A warm welcome to Sri Lanka. You will be met at the Colombo airport by our representative and transferred to the beachfront hotel in Wattala, a small fishing village just north of Colombo. Unwind and relax from overnight flight.

DAY 03: NEGOMBO CITY TOUR (B.L.D)
Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel and in the afternoon visit one of the country’s busiest fishing centres, where colourful boats litter the blue waters of the lagoon. Followed by the remaining of the Dutch period, a Buddhist temple, a Catholic church. Rest of the afternoon at leisure by the beach. Enjoy a relaxing late afternoon Boat Ride through tangled mangroves in a freshwater canal; the boat safari would take you through the breath-taking and picturesque view of nature unfolding before your eyes, eventually taking you in time to see the sunset from the beach. Stay overnight in Negombo / Wattala

DAY 04: YAPAHUWA, WILPATTHU NATIONAL PARK (B.L.D)
After breakfast leave for Yapahuwa. The Citadel of Yapahuwa abound a variety of features of archaeological importance. The fortification and the moat, which extend from west end of the Southern part of the rock, are connected to the other side of the rock in the shape of a horse shoe. There are no buildings of any historical value in the outer city. Tiles, potsherds and bricks are strewn everywhere in the vicinity of the outer city.
In the afternoon Jeep safari at Wilpattu National Park which is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard population. It is also home to endangered animals such as the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and the Sri Lankan Elephant. Stay overnight at hotel in Anuradhapura.

DAY 05: ANURADHAPURA – MIHINTALE – DAMBULLA (B.L.D)
After breakfast explore Anuradhapura (a World Heritage Site), the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Sri Lanka. Sri Maha Bodhi (sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sapling of the tree under which Prince Siddhartha attained to enlightment. It is over 2,200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. At Brazen Palace (2nd Century B.C) with its 1600 stone columns see the remains of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks. Ruwanweliseya (2nd century B.C) is the most famous of all the Dagobas and the Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd Century B.C) is known for its rock carvings. Later drive to Habarana via Mihintale, the town where Buddhism first overwhelmed the people of Sri Lanka. Stay overnight in Dambulla.

DAY 06: POLONNARUWA, SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS (B.L.D)
After breakfast visit Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital and a world heritage site Polonnaruwa. It is the island’s medieval capital (built in the 11th and 12th century AD) with many of the ruins still in excellent condition. You will visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath and The Statue of King Parakramabahu.
Later explore one of Asia’s most spectacular cultural sites, the Sigiriya Rock fortress. Only the fit and adventurous will want to climb the rock, but all can enjoy the superb ruins and fine views around the base. Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a World Heritage site of 5th century AD, built by King Kashyapa. Its home to water gardens, frescoes, ancient graffiti and commands an amazing view of Sri Lanka’s greenery. Stay overnight in Dambulla.

DAY 07: DAMBULLA – MATALE – KANDY (B.L.D)
After breakfast visit Dambulla rock cave temple built by King Walagambahu, in the 1st Century B.C. it is a World Heritage Site, and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. Later en-route to Kandy, in Matale visit a specie garden at Matale to learn about species and their use in Sri Lankan cuisines. Proceed to Kandy which is known as the charming hill capital of Sri Lanka and lies picturesquely surrounded by mountains and 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. Enjoy some sightseeing such as the Temple of Tooth Relic, an arts and crafts work shop, oriental market place, a bazaar and a gem lapidary where you can see how rough gems (particularly the famous Blue & Star sapphires) are mined cut and polished using traditional methods. In the evening enjoy the Cultural Show. Stay overnight in Kandy.

DAY 08: KANDY – PINNAWEALA – PERDENIYA – KANDY (B.L.D)
Breakfast at the hotel and visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grand children born in the same location. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, which is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids and over 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. On your way back to the hotel you will have a drive through the nearby university grounds. Stay overnight in Kandy.

DAY 09: KANDY – NANU OYA – NUWARA ELIYA (B.L.D)
After breakfast go for Scenic Train Journey from Kandy to Nanu-Oya (110km/approximate journey time 5 hours). Seats will be booked in the observation car and disembark in Nanu Oya and travel by road to Nuwara Eliya, well known as “Little England”. Stop at the mountains covered with tea bushes and at waterfalls. Enjoy the magnificent landscape. Visit a tea factory, follow the tea trails to watch the interesting process and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Ceylon tea. Afternoon make a walk in the British period city and visit a local market and stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 10: HORTON PLAINS (B.D)
After breakfast in the hotel and make an excursion to Horton Plains National Park which is more than 7,000 feet above sea level. Looking for the endemic yellow-eared bulbul, Ceylon white eye, Ceylon warbler, spot-winged thrush, whistling thrush and blue magpie. Continue the walk to 'World's End' and "Little World's End" which offers one of the finest views in Sri Lanka. Also grab a look at Baker's fall before you return to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Stay overnight in Numara Eliya.

DAY11: KITULGALA, SOUTH WEST COAST (B.L.D)
Enjoy your breakfast in the hill country’s cool climate and later in the morning leave for South West Coast via Kitulgala Kitulgala, just across the Kelani River is a primeval forest with lush tropical flora, home to about 54 rare species of birds. “The Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge. Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka. Later check-in to your beach resort and overnight stay in South West Coast.
(Optional Adventure lovers can enjoy white water rafting in the river Kelani, Sri Lanka’s 2nd largest.)

DAY 12: GALLE & BENTOTA (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, explore the ancient city of Galle. Experience the fort’s antique architecture and charming streetscapes on our heritage walk through including the Dutch Museum and church before travelling to Bentota via Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and visit a cinnamon farm before returning to your beach resort. Rest in the afternoon at leisure by the beach which has a long stretch of palm-fringed white sand, lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Stay overnight at South West Coast.

DAY 13: SOUTH WEST COAST – COLOMBO CITY TOUR (B.L)
Enjoy your breakfast at the beach hotel and early afternoon leave for airport via Colombo, commercial city of Sri Lanka, where you will take a stop. Make a sightseeing tour to unveil the city’s many charms, including a guided walk through the color, history and atmosphere of Pettah, Colonial era remaining, Fort, Galle Face Green, and Independence Square, BMICH, Old parliament House and picturesque Beira Lake surroundings, explore shopping malls like House Fashion, ODEL etc for your last minute shopping. Later transfer to the airport for the flight homeward to Australia OR extended stay can be arranged.

DAY 14: COLOMBO – SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA
You arrive in Australia in the afternoon. Your unforgettable Sri Lanka tour ends.

PS: MALDIVES EXTENSION
We could offer a choice of resorts in the Maldives for a few nights stay.
Male is 01 hour by flight from Colombo. Customers can fly back from Male to Singapore & onward to Australia. If you are interested in extending your holiday to Maldives, please enquire.

                           14-Day Panoramic Sri Lanka Tour (Tour Code: SPT)

                                             Departure Dates and Tour Prices

Departing Australia

Returning to Australia

Singapore Airlines ex Sydney,Melbourne,

Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth.

12 Feb. 17

25 Feb. 17

$3,680

12 Mar. 17

25 Mar. 17

$3,680

14 May 17

27 May 17

$3,680

11 Jun. 17

24 Jun. 17

$3,680

23 Jul. 17

05 Aug. 17

$3,880

03 Sep. 17

16 Sep. 17

$3,880

05 Nov. 17

18 Nov. 17

$3,880

11 Feb. 18

24 Feb. 18

$3,780

11 Mar. 18

24 Mar. 18

$3,780

13 May 18

26 May 18

$3,780

10 Jun. 18

23 Jun. 18

$3,780

05 Aug. 18

18 Aug. 18

$3,780

09 Sep. 18

22 Sep. 18

$3,780

16 Dec. 18

29 Dec. 18

$4,380

Tour prices are in Australian dollar, per person, twin or double share
Single supplement: $780

PS: Member discount of $50 will apply to this tour (If you are not our ADT travel club member yet, you are welcome to join now. Membership is free. As soon as you sign up, you are entitled to having this discount). Further discount of $50 will apply to returning customers.

Tour price includes:
1. Singapore Airlines return air-ticket Australia – Singapore – Sri Lanka;
2. Airport tax and fuel surcharge (currently $750, subject to change)
3. Transfers and transport all through;
4. Eleven night accommodation at 4 star hotels;
5. Meals as indicated in the itinerary;
6. Sightseeing tours with entrance fees;
7. Professional English speaking guide.

Tour price excludes:
1. Visa fee;
2. Extras of personal nature.
3. Tips and gratuities.
4. Extra services other than those specified.
5. Boat Ride at Negombo.
6. Jeep Safari at Yala National park.



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