East Coast (4 Star)

East Coast (4 Star) (6 Nights / 7 Days)

Places to Visit: COLOMBO - KANDY - TRINCOMALEE - DAMBULLA - CHILAW

Highlights:
Colombo city tour | Trincomaale city tour | Sigiriya rocks | Dambulla caves

Itinerary

Day 1 [AIRPORT – COLOMBO – APPROX 30 MINUTES DRIVE]
Arrival to Sri Lanka “The tear drop of Indian ocean” also known as “The Pearl Of The Indian Ocean” You will be welcomed by our Tours Representative & transfer to Colombo.

Evening enjoy Colombo City tour.

Colombo, the commercial capital city of Sri Lanka, from the busy commercial hub to the tree-lined suburbs. Here, colonial architecture vies with glass skyscrapers and the past comes alive in buildings that have withstood great winds of change. The National Museum, The Dutch museum, Parliament complex, Arcade Independent Square, Bandaranayke Memorial International conference hall, Independence Square, Town Hall, Colombo fort, Pettah ,Floating market, Gangaramaya temple, Beira Lake, Colombo national Museum Old Dutch Hospital, Nelum pokuna Mahinda Rajapakshe theatre, Galle Face Green Colombo’s best -loved seafront hangout as some of the most interesting places you could visit.

Colombo presents array of possibilities with many high end department stores, malls and elite shopping outlets offering everything from handmade batik silk sarees to the latest smart phones. Shoppers are for choice courtesy modern shopping such as ODEL, Crescat Boulevard, Liberty Arcade, Liberty Plaza and Majestic City,

The Arcade Independence Square, Dutch Hospital shopping precinct and Exclusive gift shops such as Paradise Road, Barefoot, Cotton Collection and Galaria providing high quality products. For traditional gift shopping Lakphana and Lakmedura and worth peek.

Dinner an outside Indian restaurant

OVERNIGHT STAY IN COLOMBO
Day 2 COLOMBO- KANDY– APPROX 04 HRS DRIVE
After Breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed to Kandy.

En-route you will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Providing a caring home for abandoned and wounded elephants, it is a much loved destination for tourists and locals alike. Here, adults and baby elephants from around Sri Lanka thrive, and a captive breeding program is also proving to be highly successful. The feeding and bathing times are generally the ideal times to visit when you can observe these gentle giants at their best.

Further along your way you will visit a spice garden where you can touch and feel various organic herbs and spices and a Tea Factory enables you to see, smell, taste and touch the tea at every stage of the production process, and get an understanding of why certain teas taste as they do.

Thereafter Check-in to your Hotel in Kandy and relax
DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN KANDY

Day 3 KANDY– TRINCOMALEE - APPROX 04 HRS DRIVE
After Breakfast check out from Hotel and commence Kandy City tour.

City tour of Kandy – Taking in the sights of Upper Lake Drive and the Market Square on the way to pay homage to one of the most sacred religious sites in Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Tooth or Dalada Maligawa is believed to house the ‘tooth relic’ of the Lord Buddha. A walk around the town will let you indulge in some souvenir hunting with intricate treasures in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony, bronze, ceramics, lacquer work, handlooms, batiks, jewelry and reed-ware to choose from.

Further you could visit a Gem museum where you will learn about the gem industry in Sri Lanka through an informative film, see a mock-up of a gem pit where you get the hang of traditional gem mining, and visit a gem and Jewelry gallery.

Thereafter Proceed to Trincomalee / Nilaveli to enjoy the East coast which is an ultimate getaway for those who wish for quiet bliss on a tropical heaven, far away from the cares of life.

On the way visit the historic Dambulla Cave Temple en route. Famed for their exquisite painted ceilings and statues – over 130 of them, the temple complex comprises five caves, some dating back to the 1st century B.C

Check-in Hotel and relax

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN TRINCOMALEE / NILAVELI
Day 4 TRINCOMALEE
After Breakfast Trincomalee sight seeing.

Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. Set on a peninsula, Fort Frederick was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Within its grounds, the grand Koneswaram Temple stands on Swami Rock cliff, a popular vantage point for blue-whale watching. The holy complex contains ornate shrines and a massive statue of Shiva. Nearby Gokanna Temple has panoramic views over the city and the coastline.

Further you can also visit and experience the below sights.

SHAKTIPEETHA which is one of the 18 Shaktipeethas mentioned by SRI ADI SHANKARACHRYA.

BRITISH WAR CEMETERY Which is a British military cemetery in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed or died during World War II.

KANNIYA HOT SPRINGS which is also believed where King Ravana Carried out the last rites for his mother.

MARBLE BEACH “Marble Beach” is derived from the fact that when the sea is calm on a clear and bright day, the surface can be seen to be shining like marble. This calm and beautiful beach is relatively untouched and remains to be clean with pristine clear blue water. The sea here is also popular for snorkeling due to the existence of large schools of colored fish.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN TRINCOMALEE / NILAVELI
Day 5 TRINCOMALEE –DAMBULLA - APPROX 02 HOURS DRIVE
After Breakfast check-out from the hotel & transfer to Sigiriya.

Evening visit Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within it triple- moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN DAMBULLA
Day 6 DAMBULLA –CHILAW-APPROX 03 HOURS DRIVE
After Breakfast check-out from the hotel & transfer to Chilaw.

Evening visit Muneeswaram Temple & Manavari Temple.

Muneeswaram Temple : According to Hindu Philosophy Ram did penance in this temple to get rid of the Bramakasthi. The Temple is dedicated to God located in Chilaw.

Manavari Temple : Manavari is the first place where Rama installed the Siva

Lingam and prayed after the end of the war with King Ravana. Check-in Hotel and relax

DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY IN CHILAW
Day 7 CHILAW– AIRPORT - APPROX 02 HOURS
After Breakfast checkout & proceed to the Colombo Airport to connect your flight.

Hotels

DayHOTEL
Day 1
Wonder Hotel
Day 2
Earl's Regent
Day 3
Nilaveli Beach Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Day 4
Nilaveli Beach Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Day 5
Amaya Lake
Day 6
Club Palm Bay

Inclusions

1. Return Airfare on Sri Lankan Airline . 2. Meet & assistance at the Airport. 3. Accommodation for 06 Nights with Breakfast & Dinner 4. All transfers with sightseeing (Excluding Entrance fees) 5. FOC SIM cards on arrival 6. Wheel chair assistance 7. 01 Water Bottle Per Person Per Day. 8. 24 hrs. Emergency on call duty manger services. 9. All tours and transfers are on private basis by private car

Exclusions

1. Visa charges 2. Any compulsory room supplement during the tour 3. X mas and New Year Supplements. 4. Entrances to sites. 5. Use of vehicle other than the specified itinerary. 6. Expenses of personal nature. 7. Any other services not specified in Inclusions 8. Early check in & Late check out at the hotels (Check in time 14:00 and Check out time 12.00 Noon) 9. 05% GST will be extra on package cost. 10. Optional tours. 11. Personal travel insurance. 12. Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc. 13. Offer is subject to availability