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3-day Tour Of Kandy, Peradeniya, Dambulla Or Habarana
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, Culture, History

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Head to Sri Lanka and explore its highlights, including the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Next, see the Temple Of The Tooth Relic and the Gem Museum, stopping at a spice garden, wood carving factory, and Batik factory in Kandy. Also, explore Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Royal Botanical Gardens and enjoy a cultural show with dances and the fire walking display.

Highlights
  • Visit the Sirgirya fortress & the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple 
  • Go for a city tour of Kandy & drive around the Bogambara lake 
  • Witness Pooja (ceremony) at the Dalada Maligawa 
  • See a cultural show with a fire-walking performance
  • Observe the plant life in the Royal Botanical Gardens 
  • Day 1: Airport / Dambulla or habarana expand_more
    • Meet your local tour guide at the airport in Sri Lanka. You will be given a warm welcome or “Ayubowan”, the traditional way of saying welcome, as you come out of the airport with our representative who will accompany you throughout your tour in Sri Lanka.

    • Start your journey with the transfer to Habarana.

    • On the way, stop to visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Have dinner and stay the night at Dambulla or Habarana.

  • Day 2: Dambulla or habarana / kandy expand_more
    • After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Sigiriya, which is a World Heritage Site. According to the inscriptions found in the caves, the area was a religious retreat as far back as the 3rd Century BC but came to light in the 5th Century AD after the rebel King made Sigiriya his stronghold and built a palace on top of the 200-meter high massive rock outcrop. Sigiriya is derived from the huge lion (Sinha) structure built halfway up the rock (Giriya). 

    • After visiting Sirgirya, proceed to Kandy.

    • Make a few technical stops at Matale to visit a Spice Garden, Wood Carving Factory and a Batik Factory.

    • When you reach Kandy, go for a city tour and drive around the Bogambara (Kandy) lake, upper lake, and its busy streets. Kandy is a World Heritage Site and was the last Capital and a stronghold of the Sri Lankan Kings until the British took over the whole island in 1815. Today Kandy is the Center of Buddhism. Kandy is one of the most sacred sites for the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and the world over as it houses the Sacred tooth relic of the Buddha at the temple known as “Dalada Maligawa.” Kandy also is famous for Arts and crafts, Sri Lankan Dancing, Music and Culture.

    • Visit the Gem Museum and then, later in the evening, witness a Cultural Show featuring the various dance types of the country, which will end with a fire-walking performance.

    • Visit the “Dalada Maligawa” on time to witness the Pooja (Ceremony), where you could see the outermost casket of seven, which enshrines the Sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. 

    • Check into the hotel, and the evening will be at leisure.

    Have dinner and stay the night in Kandy.

  • Day 3: Kandy / Peradeniya / Pinnawala / beach stay hotel expand_more
    • After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Peradeniya. Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens, which are about 147 acres in land extent, and attracts over 2 million visitors annually and is 460 metres above sea level. The garden includes more than 4,000 plants from all over the world and extensive, well-kept lawns and pavilion. The Cannonball Tree was planted by King George V, and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom in 1901, the Giant Java Fig Tree and the Orchid House are of interest to any visitor to the gardens.

    • Proceed to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 to take care of the orphaned or injured elephants in the wild. It became a nursery, orphanage and, more importantly, a captive breeding ground for the elephants. Pinnawela has the largest captive herd of elephants in the world. It is a beautiful sight to see these elephants being given a bath by the caretakers of the orphanage in the nearby river.  

    • On completion, you will be transferred to a beach resort of your choice, up to Galle in the South or Chilaw from the North West, or you may pick a resort in the Maldives. 
    • For departures, you will be dropped at the airport. 
What's Included
  • Shared or twin accommodation in one Double room on Half Board Basis (Dinner and Breakfast)  

  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary - Sigiriya Rock Fortress / Dambulla Rock Cave Temple / Temple Of The Tooth Relic / Peradeniya Botanical Gardens / Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage / Cultural Performance

  • The services of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide in an air-conditioned private car as per the itinerary from arrival to departure. 

  • Technical visits to Batik Factory, wood carving center, arts and crafts center and Gem museum

What's Excluded
  • Airfare to/from Sri Lanka, Visa charges, Personal travel insurance

  • Optional tours / activities not mentioned above

  • Personal expenditure of any nature

  • Lunch / Extras with meals

  • Breakfast on arrival day / Dinner on departure (3rd) day

Know before you go
  • Accommodation in 4 or 3 Star Hotels on Half Board Basis (Dinner and Breakfast). 

  • Prices are subject to change depending on the period of travel.  

Meeting Point

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Jia

    Mr Devan is a knowledgeable ,amicable guide who helped me a lot during my journey in Colombo and galle. His Professional  and considerate manner impressed me deeply.Besides, he speaks perfect English which makes our communication smoothly. So if you plan to go to Sri Lanka, I strongly recommend Mr Devan as your guide.

  • Shyam

    Samantha is a fantastic guide.he is very knowledgeable and has an indepth information about lanka culture.He is courteoys and a good spoken english with a clesr understanding of the guests requirements. Wish him the best 

  • Feng

    Perfect!

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USD USD---- 350.00
USD 350.00 / Standard

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