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    $1120 p/p in USD
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Ceylon Classic Tours

  • Sri Lanka
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Destinations

Sri Lanka,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Experience Sri Lanka with its amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, diverse wildlife and stunning scenery. Enjoy game viewing in Yala and Minnieyera National Parks to see elephants, leopards, sloth bears, monkeys and much more; drive through verdant tea plantations and visit a tea factory to see the manufacturing process of the world-famous ‘Ceylon Tea’; explore breathtaking wonders including Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress architectural wonder, the sacred city of Kandy and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which houses the relic of the Lord Buddha’s tooth.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Coastal Safari, Cultural Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Yala National Park, Minnieyera National Park, Mirissa, Kandy, Tissamaharama, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa , Galle , Ella
  • Wildlife:
    Leopard, Elephant, Sloth Bear, Wild Water Buffalo, Birds, Dolphin, Whale, Monkey
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Village Visit, Whale Watching
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Train
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Colombo International Airport

Highlights

  • Enjoy 4×4 jeep safaris through stunning national parks, home to Asian wild elephant families. Seeing a hunting leopard is unforgettable.
  • Drive through the cold and misty hills with lush green tea plantations. Stop at a tea factory to observe the tea processing technique.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage splendors, Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress architectural wonder and the sacred city of Kandy. Be amazed by the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy.
  • Enjoy first-hand local knowledge together with on-the-ground expert guidance and the freedom and privacy to explore at your will.

Overview

  • Day 01: Colombo to Sigiriya
  • Day 2: Polonnaruwa to Minneriya National Park
  • Day 03: Sigiriya to Kandy
  • Day 05: Scenic Train to Ella
  • Day 06: Yala National Park Safari
  • Day 07: Galle to Mirissa
  • Day 8: Mirissa to Airport

Note:

During this 8 days Round Tour we will be sight-seeing areas in the following destinations: The guests will be provided with good quality, air-conditioned, comfortable vehicles with a driver-guide to help with your tour and free wi-fi. All vehicles will have baby seats available if needed. We provide hotel accommodations for7 nights in good quality hotels varying from 4 Star Standard Hotels to Luxury Hotels. The charges will change depending on your selection.

4 Star Standard Hotels in Winter - 01 November to 30 April

USD Price Per Person, based on shared rooms

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2140 01 November - 30 April 1 From USD $ 1350
USD 1120 01 November - 30 April 2 From USD $ 1120
USD 1088 01 November - 30 April 3 From USD $ 1088
USD 925 01 November - 30 April 4 From USD $ 925
USD 945 01 November - 30 April 5 From USD $ 945
USD 860 01 November - 30 April 6 From USD $ 860

4 Star Standard Hotels in Summer - 01 May to 31 October

USD Price Per Person, based on shared rooms

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2040 01 May - 31 October 1 From USD $ 1150
USD 1020 01 May - 31 October 2 From USD $ 1020
USD 988 01 May - 31 October 3 From USD $ 998
USD 825 01 May - 31 October 4 From USD $ 825
USD 845 01 May - 31 October 5 From USD $ 845
USD 760 01 May - 31 October 6 From USD $ 760

Supplements Per Person

  • Winter Peak Supplement from 20 December – 15 January
  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner Supplement 24th December
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner Night 31 December
  • Summer Peak Supplement from 1 July – 31 August

What's Included

  • 4 star standard hotels with half board (breakfast & dinner)
  • Transport by private a/c vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel or airport pickup & drop-off
  • All taxes, fees & handling charges
  • Bottled water (1l per person per day)
  • Free wi-fi during the whole tour
  • Local insurance for the vehicle/passengers

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Lunch & alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Entrance fees at interest places and historical sites
  • Gratuities

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Ceylon Classic Tours
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Ceylon Classic Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Upon landing at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, you will be met by a tour representative and receive a garland of flowers. Then proceed to Habarana, check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to relax at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

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After breakfast you will visit the archaeological city of Polonnaruwa. After this you can have a nice lunch and then drive to Minneriya National Park where you are likely to see a lot of wild elephants Afterwards you will return back to the hotel in Sigiriya to spend the night

Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers, and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Minneriya National Park is a national park in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The reason for declaring the area as a national park is to protect the catchment of the Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. Elephants gathered here are numbering around 150-200, sometimes 700.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

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After breakfast you will visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. At your request, we can arrange a village tour. Afterwards drive to Kandy, on the way visit the spice garden and Hindu temple. Arrived and check in to the hotel in Kandy.

Sigiriya is one of the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites with its best-preserved ancient urban planning. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high.

Village Tour gives you a chance to experience traditional Sri Lanka with all its authenticity. Spend time with the villagers and understand village life. Engage in many village activities that form everyday life; such as an oxen cart ride, a catamaran ride and a walk through the fields. Learn to cook traditional Sri Lankan food.

Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple is dedicated to Mariamman, the goddess of rain and fertility. One of the most visually dominant features of this temple is its 55 m (180 ft) high Gopuram (‘Raja Koburum’), a large decorated tower located above the main northern gateway (‘Vadakku Veli Veedi’) to the temple.

In the Spice Garden, you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed and you will also be able to purchase spices.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

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Kandy is a major city located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

You will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, this golden roofed temple houses the relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth. Visit Kandy View Point, walk around Kandy Lake, and enjoy shopping excursions at Kandy City Center.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

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The rail ride from Kandy to Ella is known as one of the most scenic train trips in the world. This memorable journey commences from Nanuoya, the last royal capital of the country, to Ella, a peaceful, scenic village in the central highlands of Sri Lanka.

Ella often described as a ‘lonely planet’ and ‘waterfall’ is a town located in Sri Lanka. Ella is pure natural beauty – with its waterfalls, greenery and hills it is just jaw-dropping. It has views that one hasn’t witnessed before, scenes one hasn’t seen before and nature one hasn’t felt before. Ella is the perfect place to go if one wants to refresh the brain. It has many famous places and has been under the attention of tourists for a decent amount of time now.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Ella

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After breakfast visits Little Adam’s Peak and Nine Arch Bridge. After we will depart to Thissamaharama, visiting on the way the Ravana waterfalls. You will check-in at the hotel in Tissamaharama and in the mid-afternoon, you will leave for a jeep safari in Yala National Park. You will spend the night at the hotel in Tissamaharama.

The Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country.

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Tissamaharama

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After breakfast, we will transfer to Mirissa via Galle. Once we reach Mirissa you will check in to a hotel there and spend the night.

Galle is the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Mirissa

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There is no itinerary planned for the day. After breakfast at the hotel, we will be departing for Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport in time to catch your flight (at least 2-3 hours before your flight), concluding the end of this tour.

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