Sri Lanka – 07 DAYS/06 NIGHTS

  • Program : Sri Lanka Package
  • Duration : 07 DAYS/06 NIGHTS
  • Period/Dates : 24-MAY-15 TO 30-MAY-15

24 MAY :

  • Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by Aitken Spence Travels Representative
  • Transfer from Airport to Seeduwa for breakfast at Gateway Hotel. (Approximately 20 Minuets)
  • After breakfast transfer from Seeduwa to Pinnawala (Approximately 02.30 hours)
  • As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants – orphaned and sometimes three-legged – are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grand children during the past few decades! Watch as they feed at 9:15 am, 1:15 pm & 5:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth!
  • Transfer from Pinnawala to Sigiriya (Approximately 03 hours)
  • Overnight Stay at Aliya Resort & Spa

25 MAY :

  • Breakfast at Aliya Resort & Spa
  • Transfer from Hotel to Sigiriya (Approximately 45 minutes)
  • The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site – Sigiriya – doesn’t only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic ‘Lion Paws’ – overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below – to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock – resembling the mythological ‘City of Gods’ – is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent ‘mirror wall’ embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries.
  • Transfer from Sigiriya to Minneriya (Approximately 01 hour)
  • If you’re up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Colosseum! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this is a sanctuary for elephants. Minneriya is home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks & flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Watch carefully as herds of elephants – one by one – roll on to the grass-covered banks, to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world – over 300 at a time – which has garnished the park to become a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe.
  • Transfer from Minneriya to hotel (Approximately 01 hour)
  • Overnight Stay at Aliya Resort & Spa

26 MAY :

  • Breakfast at Aliya Resort & Spa
  • Transfer from Habarana to Matale (Approximately 02 hours)
  • An agricultural zone in the Central Province, Matale seldom drops off the maps due to its remarkable contribution through flagship crops of the island extending from tea, rubber & vegetables to spices. Spearheading the Rebellion back in 1848, Matale today takes immense pride in its story woven around spices. Stop by the side of a spice garden – into which you will be most welcome – and observe the therapeutic values of spices & processes over a refreshing cup of herbal tea! Or spend sometime idling on the hardened streets if you mean a real town adventure filled with voices and colors.
  • Transfer from Matale to Kandy (Approximately 01.30 hours)
  • Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe – before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy – the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town – cradled among the misty hills – will feature the Kandy City Centre – bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Drive towards Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the world for a sweep blended with class and style. Or walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tube your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.
  • Overnight Stay at Earl’S Regent Hotel

27 MAY :

  • Breakfast at Earl’S Regent Hotel
  • Transfer from Kandy to Peradeniya (Approximately 20 minutes)
    First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya – today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy – is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance rests a cafeteria that one might come across before stepping into some of the highlights – the orchid house & giant Javan fig tree – of this place which overflow in grace.
  • Transfer from Peradeniya to Kalutara (Approximately 05 hours)
  • Overnight Stay at The Sands By Aitken Spence

28 MAY :

  • Breakfast at The Sands By Aitken Spence
  • Full day at leisure on bed & breakfast basis!!!
  • Overnight Stay at The Sands By Aitken Spence

29 MAY :

  • Breakfast at The Sands By Aitken Spence
  • Transfer from Kalutara to Colombo (Approximately 02 hours)
  • The throbbing metropolis, Colombo – located in the West – is not only the country’s commercial capital, but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo’s fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course – horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip – furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah & tune into the Floating Market – an offbeat shopping experience – or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City – an offshore city – featuring parks, commercial complexes & even an F1 track! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards ‘Arcade’ facing a historic waypost, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the ‘walk-over fish tank’, have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewelry & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Or, jazz up to Colombo’s night life spiced by night clubs & casinos that borderline its bustle. If you’re lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection!
  • Overnight Stay at Ozo Colombo

30 MAY :

  • Breakfast at Ozo Colombo
  • Transfer from Colombo to Airport for departure (Approximately 01 hour)

Flight details :FLYDUBAI (with 30kg luggage +7kg handbag)

FZ 158 23MAY BEY-DOH 12:10 17:20
FZ551 23MAY DOH-CMB 23:10 05:25
FZ159 30MAY CMB -DOH 06:20 11:05
FZ159 30MAY DOH- BEY 18:45 21:55

PRICE : 1,400USD

  • Economy class air ticket Beirut –Colombo-Beirut with Qatar Airways
  • 6 Nights /7 days Accommodation in Sri Lanka in a five stars hotels on Bed & Breakfast
  • Daily Breakfast in Sri Lanka
  • Private Transportation by air-conditioned Car as per the above Itinerary.
  • Sim card
  • Visit to a spice garden
  • Visit to a gem lapidary
  • Visit to a Tea factory
  • Visit to a batik factory in Kandy
  • Discount coupons at Odel & Cotton Collection
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Kandy Temple
  • Cultural Show
  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
  • Minneriya National Park (Entrance)
  • Minneriya National Park (Jeep Cost)
  • Cost of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Visa cost to Sri Lanka
  • Airport Taxes and Service Fees
  • Assistance from Our representative in Sri Lanka