12 nights / 13 days buddhist pilgrimage luxury tour in Sri Lanka

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    DAY 01: Arrival / Negombo

    Upon arriving in Sri Lanka meet and assist at the airport by our representative and transfer to Negombo from the Bandaranayke International Airport for your first night.

    In the evening Relax and unwind here after your long flight.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.

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    DAY 02: Negombo / Anuradhapura

    After Breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura.

    En route you will visit Yapahuwa, Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka.Yapahuwa was largely abandoned and inhabited by Buddhist monks and religious ascetics.

    After visit Yapahuwa we will proceed to Anuradhapura.

    Anuradhapura is the most celebrated of Sri Lanka's ancient ruined cities. The city's greatest treasures are its dagabas constructed of small sun-dried bricks and hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagabas are the Ruvanveli which dates back to the 2nd Century BC and is 3 00ft in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370ft and the Thuparama which enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha.

    The city's most renowned relic is the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historic tree in the world.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura.

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    DAY 03: Anuradhapura /Mihintale / Anuradhapura

    After Breakfast do a city tour in Anuradhapura & proceed to Mihintale.

    Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

    It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.

    In the evening relax at the hotel.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura.

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    DAY 04: Anuradhapura /Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya

    After Breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa.

    You will be heading to one of the Historical Unesco World Heritage Site and this city gained more reputation during the late period royal family and nobility of Sri Lanka strongly supported Buddhism.

    Polonnaruwa - the capital from 11th -13th century A.D. Here the monuments are better preserved. The circular relic house (Vata-da-ge) Lankathilaka, Thuparama, Royal Palace, Rankoth vihara and Galvihara with the beautiful rock cut Buddha statues are the most interesting.

    Once the visit to this world heritage site is finish continue your journey to Sigiriya by vehicle.

    Sigiriya - Sigiriya is a massive rock which was transformed into a citadel during the reign of King Kasyapa, according to history. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. The rock fortress is famous for its frescoes and the mirror wall. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Sigiriya.

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    DAY 05: Sigiriya / Dambulla / Kandy

    After breakfast proceed to Kandy via Dambulla. In the Morning visit Dambulla cave Temple In Dambulla.

    Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found on the Island.

    On the way, visit ancient Aluvihara rock temple, located in Matale. Aluvihara is of great significance in the history of Buddhism. It was here that the oral teachings of the Buddha were committed to writing – the Tripitaka - for the first time in 3rd century AD.

    In the evening Proceed to Kandy.

    Kandy - Sri Lanka's hill capital, stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, is our most beautiful town. It is 488 meters above sea level and next to Colombo is Sri Lanka's most visited place.

    The focal point of the town is, without doubt, the golden roofed Dalada Maligawa where the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is enshrined. There are many shrines and temples in and around Kandy, where you will see rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings. Kandy is an exciting place for shopping with souvenirs in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony and bronze. Ceramics, lacquer work, hand looms, batiks, jewelery and rush and reed.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.

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    DAY 06: Kandy

    In the morning you can wake up with chilling little bit of cold breeze. Now you are in the cultural capital sacred city Senkadagalapura, then called Kandy.

    You will be ready for a City tour which can cover most of the temples in Kandy and you can see impregnable natural fortress secured by rings of mountains and river mahaweli. You can visit lankathilke , Gadaladeniya Temple.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.

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    DAY 07: Kandy / Haputale

    Today you head to Haputale in the highlands, a stirring land of lush tea plantations, majestic peaks and rushing waterfalls. Haputale was one of the favourite haunts of the tea millionaire Sir Thomas Lipton.

    In the evening realx at the hotel.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Haputale.

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    DAY 08: Haputale

    After Breakfast visit the tea factory where you will gain insight into the manufacturing process as well as an opportunity to taste and purchase the different grades of Ceylon Tea.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Haputale.

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    DAY 09: Haputale / Tissamaharama

    After Breakfast travel to the southeast of Sri Lanka, an undeveloped and wonderfully rustic corner of the island famous for its huge game reserves, vast sugar cane and paddy fields, as well as a rich cultural heritage. En route, visit Buduruvagala to see Sri Lanka's tallest rock-cut Buddha statue, 51 ft. in height, and other Mahayana Buddhist statues dating back to the 8th-century AD.

    Buduruwagala is an ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka.

    After visit Buduruwagala proceed to Tissamaharama. Do a safari game in Yala National park in the evening.

    A visit to this region is not complete without visiting the Yala National Park. Yala, with a total protected area of more than 1,200 sq kms, consists of scrubland, grass flats, monsoon forest and rock outcrops with waterholes. Yala is one of the best places in Asia to see the leopard. However, they are not easy to spot as there are only around 35 of them now surviving within the park. Other mammals found here include Elephant, Sloth Bear, Sambhur, and Spotted Deer.

    Do a safari game in Yala National park in the evening.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwaraeliya.

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    DAY 10: Tissamaharama

    After Breakfast Visit the sacred jungle shrine of Kataragama located nearby. This holy shrine was built by the warrior King Dutugemunu in the 2nd century B.C. to pay homage to God Kataragama.

    This shrine is worshipped by people of many faiths. Each day at specific times, the shrines come alive when poojas (devotions) are presented to the Gods. The baskets filled with fruit and flowers, the aromas from burning incense and oil lamps, the sounds of dashing coconuts, clanging bells and continuous chanting all combine to provide a mesmerizing experience.

    In the evening visit a scenic backdrop to Tissa town is provided by the sprawling Tissa Wewa.

    These reservoirs provide life to the surrounding villages as well as attracting many species of water birds.

    Several ancient Buddhist temples including the Maha Stupa, Sandagiri dagoba and monastery complex, You can join with a little pirith chanting ceremony nearby Kiriwehera.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Tissamaharama.

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    DAY 11 & 12: Tissamaharama / Talalla

    After Breakfast Travel along the picturesque southern coast and proceed to Talalla for your beach staying.

    In the evening relax at the hotel.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Talalla.

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    DAY 13: Talalla / Departure

    As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide with comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your return flight.


Cost for the above tour would be as follows (The rates are per person, net in USD) & The Hotel Names as follows,
  • NEGOMBO - Pledge 03 hotel - http://www.hotelpledge3.com/
  • ANURADHAPURA - Palm garden village - http://www.palmgardenvillage.com/
  • SIGIRIYA - Sigiriya Village - http://www.sigiriya-village.com/
  • KANDY - Samadhi center - http://www.thekandysamadhicentre.com/
  • HAPUTALE - Melheim Resort - http://www.melheimresort.com/
  • TISSAMAHARAMA - The safari hotel - http://www.thesafarihotel.lk/
  • TANGALLE - Sooriya resort - http://www.sooriya.com/

Cost - (Valid from 01st August 2017 till 31st October 2017)

 

   02 pax

04 Pax

 06 Pax

08 Pax

10 Pax

 

Price per adult sharing Double room on B/B
(Bed & Breakfast) Basis

 

USD 945

 

USD 830

 

USD 790

 

USD 765

 

USD 825

The above Cost includes:
Accommodation on BB Basis (Bed & Breakfast basis).
  1. Starting on Day 02 Breakfast to Day 06 Breakfast
  2. Private Transportation as per the itinerary
  3. 02 Pax by Air Conditioned Car with English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  4. 03-06 Pax by Air Conditioned Van with English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  5. 07-10 pax by Air Conditioned Mini Coach with English speaking national Guide
  6. Colombo City tour
  7. Kandy city tour
  8. irport pickup and drop off
  9. Spice village tour & 15 min Ayurveda massage
  10. Cultural Dance visit
  11. All government taxes
  12. Drivers accommodation and meals

Above prices does not include:
Entrance Fees
  1. Anuradhapura – USD 25 per pax
  2. Polonnaruwa – USD 25 per pax
  3. Dambulla Golden Cave Temple – USD 15 per pax
  4. Sigiriya – USD 30 per pax
  5. Matale Alu Viharaya – USD 5 per pax
  6. Temple of Tooth Relic – USD 10 per pax

  1. Lunch, Dinner and any other meals or beverages not specified above
  2. International / domestic airfare
  3. Medical / travel insurance
  4. Any other transportation not mentioned above
  5. Personal expenses like bar bills, telephone bills
  6. Tips or portage
  7. Water Bottles
  8. Still / video camera fees
  9. Any items not mentioned above

Compliments from M &S
  1. Garlands on arrival
  2. Local Sim card

Important!!!!!!
  1. The above Star classification is based on local industry standard & it's not based on the International standard Price is based 02, 04, 06, 08 and 10 adults.
  2. Prices are net in USD and inclusive of applicable taxes as at date.
  3. Rates may change without a notice if a significant currency fluctuation, Fuel Increase or Revision of taxes occurs.
  4. Rooms will be on availability & if in case if the said hotels are fully booked due to any reason, similar hotels will be provided in the same vicinity or nearest location.

Cancellation Policy:
  1. 30 days prior to arrival, no cancellation
  2. 29 - 15 days prior to arrival, 50 % of the Room cost
  3. 14 - 01 day prior to arrival, 100 % of the Room Cost