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Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………
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Asiana Vacations
76/12-Ekiriyagala Road
Pitihuma, Kegalla
Sri Lanka

Tel : 009435 222 1501
Mob : 0094 72 520 4700
Fax : 009435 222 1501
E mail : [email protected]

 
   Tour Itinerary Sri Lanka- 7 Nights / 8 Days
Sri Lanka, an island surrounded by lapping waters of the Indian ocean, with unfailing sun and blue skies-a land steeped in centuries of tradition,2600 year old Buddhist civilization, rich, rare bio-diversity and innate, warm hospitality of its people.

Leading travel magazine, Conde’ Nast Traveler has rated Sri Lanka as one of the top five holiday destinations in the world.

We, Asiana Vacations bring to your grasp a memorable holiday in your life………

DAY 01
AIRPORT / ANURADHA PURA

-Arrive at the Airport
-Meet & Assistance on arrival by Asiana Vacations
-Leave for Anuradha Pura
-In the evening, visit ancient City of Anuradha Pura
-Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Anuradhapura Sacred City 4th Century BC
Sri Lanka’s first capitol of the Sinhalese kingdom and the Buddhist center founded in 4th century B.C. according to the ancient Sinhala Cronical Mahavamsa. The sacred city of Anuradhapura is a magical place featuring some of the most ancient archaeological treasures in Sri Lanka. This magnificent heritage site is an impressive reminder of an ancient civilization.

Once, one of the grandest monastic cities the world has ever seen, rising to the prominence with the arrival of Buddhism in the 3rd century B.C. a pivotal event that saw the city transformed into a major centre of Buddhist pilgrimage and learning. The great kings of Anuradhapura oversaw a golden age in the island’s history, building colossal stupas that rivaled the pyramids of Alexandria in scale.

DAY 02
POLONNARUWA

- After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa, the Medieval Capitol.
- En route, Visit Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism
- In the evening, visit ancient City of Polonnaruwa Gal Vihara (rock temple at Polonnaruwa)
- Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Polonnaruwa Medieval Capitol
In the 11th to 12th centaury AD, the medieval capitol of Polonnaruwa was one of the most splendid cities of Sri Lanka and great urban centers in South Asia. It became a royal residence and the second capitol of Sri Lanka after the fall of Anuradhapura. Today, well preserved ruins give you the chance to experience the grandeur of this period and the marvel at the artistry of the island early craftsmen. Polonnaruwa portrays an amazing blend of the influence of the south Indian Hindu culture on the Sinhalese Buddhist art and the architecture.

Many of the existing ruins owe their construction to Parakrama Bahu the great, the last in sequence of warrior-kings, who developed the city on a lavish scale. He also credited with the massive lake that lies to the west of the City Parakrama Samudra (Sea of Parakrama).


Vata Dagaya Polonnaruwa

DAY 03
SIGIRIYA /DAMBULLA / KANDY

AM
-After breakfast, Proceed to Sigiriya.05th centaury rock fortress and 8th wonder of the world.
-Visit Dambulla cave temple
-Lunch at Sigiriya or Dambulla
-Proceed to Kandy

Sigiriya the 08th wonders of the world
One of the best World Heritage Site, this rock fortress was built by king Kasyapa in the 5th Century A.D. and was the royal citadel for more than 18 years. It is a complex of buildings, part royal palace, part fortified town and water gardens on par with the best in the ancient world compose an amazing and a unique architectural success of the ancient Sinhalese.

Sigiriya is one of the island’s most awe-inspiring archeological sites and a leading tourist attraction. Pathway up the rock is the famous Sigiriya Frescoes, featuring 21 bare-breasted damsels that may represent celestial nymphs. These frescoes are the earliest surviving pictorial art of Sri Lanka.

Some consider it had been an oldest tourist attraction in the world with early visitors recording their impressions as graffiti on a wall described as the world’s first interactive book. This site complex consists of a sheer rock which rises over 200m with the ruins of the palace of king Kasyapa on the top and the pleasure garden with water canals at the ground.





Dambulla cave temples

Hewn into 160m granite outcrop are the astonishing Buddhist cave temples of Dambulla. Each is full with murals depicting scenes from the Buddha’s life, and gilded statues of the Buddha in various poses.

In the 1st century BC, these caves provided refuge to the king Valagam Bahu who fled a south Indian invasion. He later converted the caves into a rock temple. The rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful paintings which portrays Buddhist culture and the tales of Buddha’s previous life. Altogether there are five caves. Cave two, is the Maharaja Vihara is the largest and the most spectacular at over 50m long, 7m high and almost 25m deep. The spiritual energy at Dambulla is eye-catching and the Buddhist art on display is unparalleled in Sri Lanka.

DAY 03 & 04
KANDY / PERADENIYA /PINNAWALA


View of the Kandy City house.
Aerial view of Kandy city and temple of the Buddhist tooth relic (Below)

-Check in to the Hotel & Leisure in evening
-02 nights stay / Dinner & Breakfast
-Morning visit to golden roofed temple of the Buddhist tooth relic (Dalada Maligawa)
-City tour-Shopping (Visiting to a traditional Wood carving house, visiting Gems & Jewelry View of the Kandy City house.Aerial view of Kandy city and temple of the Buddhist tooth relic (Below)
-Leave for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
-Evening watching most colorful Kandyan Dance
-Dinner & overnight stay
-After breakfast leave to Peradeniya Botanical Garden and
-Proceed to Nuwara Eliya and en route visit a Tea Factory




Kandy the hill capitol and the last kingdom of Sri Lanka
Nestled amidst lush mountains in the central province, interspersed by the Mahaveli River and the beautiful Kandy Lake as a center piece, is certainly the most picturesque city in the island and most visited. The island’s hill capitol was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent kingdom surviving almost couple of centuries of colonial invasions by the Portuguese and the Dutch before falling to the British in 1815.The city still retains much of it old worlds grandeur and traditions, crafts and the typical Sri Lankan way of life. The legacy of this proud tradition lives on today in the form of the city’s distinctive architecture, art and the dance.

Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Buddha’s tooth relic in Kandy
The last home to the sacred relic of the tooth of the Gauthama Buddha, a visit to the Dalada Maligawa (Dalada-sacred tooth / Maligawa-Castle) or Temple of Tooth Relic, is an experience no tourist should miss. The golden roofed temple is visited by locals and tourists carrying flowers and incense sticks daily throughout the day and the night. Here, visitors can watch Poojas (offerings) the ancient traditions of drumming and sacred Buddhists chanting in honor of the tooth relic, being performed several times each day. The tooth relic had been snatched from the Buddha’s funeral pyre in India and smuggled to Sri Lanka in the hair of a princess named Hemamala and who was accompanied by a price named Dantha. The tooth relic is of great spiritual significance.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is world famous home for orphan elephants. Located in Kegalle, halfway between the capitol Colombo-Kandy road. It was founded in 1975 by the wildlife department of Sri Lanka with five elephants in a 15 acre coconut land near Maha Oya River. It was founded in the purpose of care and protection to the many orphaned elephants found in the jungle of Sri Lanka. As of 2012 it was the home for around 68 elephants. After taken over by the National Zoological Garden of Sri Lanka on 1978, captive breeding program was arranged on 1982 and since now there are around twenty five babies were born and raised.

The objective of the orphanage is to create a natural world to the orphan elephants and there are daily programs take place at the orphanage. The elephant are taken to the nearby river twice daily for bath morning and afternoon.

All the babied under three years of age are still bottle fed by the Mahouts and the volunteers. Each one of them given 75kg of green leaves per day and 2kg food bag contained of rice, bran and maize.

The main attraction is baby’s bottle feeding and bathing in the river as it’s allows visitors to observe flock interacting socially, bathing and playing.

Royal Botanical Garden Kandy Peradeniya
In Kandy, peradeniya Botanical garden is one of the best of it’s kind in the world. Spread over 59 hectares at present, the history of the Royal Botanical Garden dates back as 1371 made by king Wickramabahu lll .

Many beautiful avenues will lead to various sections which provide a burst of tropical colours. The great lawns highlight Massive tropical trees, while visitors will be surprised at the variety of Bamboo that can be found in one place. Mahaveli River is another beautiful sight which flows bordering to

The garden. The best known attraction is the Orchid House located in the middle of the garden. There are more than 300 exquisite orchids can be seen. The suspension bridge crossed over Mahaveli River is another beautiful sight made during the British era.

The spice garden gives you first hand intro to the spice trees plants and creepers that produce the special spice of Sri Lanka. The herbarium grows many of the plants used for the traditional Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

DAY 05
NUWARA ELIYA / YALA

-Check-in to the Hotel & Leisure in the evening
-Dinner & Overnight stay
- After breakfast, sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya and leave to Tissa maharama for Yala Safari

Nuwara Elia (Little England) is the Sri Lankas highest town and a favorite hill station during British colonial times. The town is stilled called as Little England, an illusion maintained by the presence of an 18 hole golf course, a racecourse, the Victoria park and excellent trout fishing in nearby lakes and rivers. The temperature can drop to close to freezing at night and it is common to see smoke rising from the chimneys of the many tudor-style manors. The British made post office with the clock spire, Anglican Church with the lych-gate, the hill club and the Tea Plantations (Ceylon Tea) are the main sights of nuwara eliya.

Botanical garden Hakgala is located in Nueara Eliya in an elevation of 1,707 meters from the sea level and the species of flora is quite different. Hakgala botanical garden is famous for it’s Roses. The rose gardens and the fernery are greatly admired.








DAY 06
TISSAMAHARAMA / YALA SAFARI

- Check-in to the Hotel & Leisure in the evening
- Dinner & Overnight stay
- After breakfast leave to Yala Safari

Yala national park in famous as one of the best national parks in Asia to visit, observe and photograph leopards. The park covers an area of 100,000 hectares and in divided into five blocks and one side bordering to the southern beach coast. The south east coastline of Yala forms a major nesting ground for marine turtles.

Yala is famous for it’s Elephant population, seen in small and large groups, spotted deer, sambhur, barking deer, Monkeys, Wild buffalos, wild boar, sloth bear and innumerable verities of birds both endemic and migratory. Peacock is the most famous among the birds at Yala. It is possible to take full day jeep safaris or to split your day into morning and afternoon drives. A jeep safari will afford you the most unforgettable opportunity to see some of the islands most celebrated creatures After the arrival at the Airport, leaves for Galle. Located at


En route, visit Galle City. Located 116 km from Colombo, Galle is the most significant city of southern Sri Lanka. A town with an old world colonial inheritance with and ancient port. (Said to be the legendry “Tar Shish” of the holy bible). it’s natural harbor was famous fort in days gone by. Our first international commerce & Trade. The 17th century built Old Dutch fort has the distinction of being the best-preserved sea fort in South Asia. Enter through the imposing stone bastions that encircle the sea-facing promontory and step back in time. Inside the fort premises you will find that it exudes old world charm and the unique colonial architecture a blend of Dutch and English.

The Narrow Street and pathways are dotted with Dutch colonial villas, Dutch church (Groote Kerk) Dutch Governor’s House, The new Oriental Hotel (Built in 1684), Old bell tower, Several museums and antique shops which are on displays curiosities from the Island’s colonial era. Among the many other colonial buildings, the most absorbing site is the Dutch reformed Church, containing ornately carved memorials to the city’s Dutch settlers. The Portuguese built the first port in Galle when they landed in 1505 and later Portuguese was conquered by Dutch in 1640. After which the fortifications were expanded, developed and the grid street system were established. Later on, further extensions were made during the British period.


DAY 07
HIKKADUWA / COLOMBO

- Check-in to the Hotel & Leisure in the evening
- Dinner & Overnight stay

Hikkaduwa Beach
Famous for the beach resorts in the island and renowned for diving, coral reef snorkeling, Glass bottom boat trips. There are several wrecks in the area which offers interesting scuba diving trips. Also located licensed PADI centers. Hikkaduwa is best reach for surfing and nightlife.

AM
- After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceeds to Airport for the departure

Asiana Vacations wish you a safe journey back home with a memorable holiday in Sri Lanka.



Please note that you have to be at the Airport 3 hours prior to the departure flight.
Based on 02 Pax, Sharing Double room (Half Board Basis) inclusive of Lunch en route whilst on tour

Day City Hotel
Day 01 Anuradhapura  
Day 02 Polonnarauwa  
Day 03 Kandy  
Day 04 & 05 Nuwara Eliya  
Day 06 Tissa OR Yala  
Day 07 Hikkaduwa  
Day 08 Departure Day  

Please to offer the following services
• Welcome and assistance on arrival & departure
• Accommodation at hotels specified on HB basis.
• Lunch will be offered in Hotels / Restaurants en route whilst on tour.
• Visits according to the itinerary
• Transportation in an air-conditioned Car with an English speaking chauffeur during circuit.
• Entrance tickets inclusive for respective sites as per itinerary

Price excludes
• Extras of a personal nature such as beverage (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), laundry, drinking water, Telephone calls, photo & video camera permits at the sites etc
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