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Six Nights Tour
Route: Apt/Colombo/Kandy/Nuwara Eliya/Hambantota/Yala/Matara/Galle/Beruwela/ Colombo
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At the airport you will be welcomed and met by your chauffeur guide. After check-in at hotel leave on a brief city tour of Colombo if desired. A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential Cinnamon Gardens area. Visit the Fort area, the former British administrative centre and military garrison. A landmark site in Pettah, the historic Jumi-ul Alfar Jummah Masjid (red mosque), built in 1908. Sea Street – the Goldsmith”s quarters and the Bazaar area in the heart of tumultuous Pettah market . Visit the Dawatagaha Mosque near Town Hall and thereafter shopping if desired at “ODEL SHOP”

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At the airport you will be welcomed and met by your chauffeur guide. After check-in at hotel leave on a brief city tour of Colombo if desired. A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential Cinnamon Gardens area. Visit the Fort area, the former British administrative centre and military garrison. A landmark site in Pettah, the historic Jumi-ul Alfar Jummah Masjid (red mosque), built in 1908. Sea Street – the Goldsmith”s quarters and the Bazaar area in the heart of tumultuous Pettah market . Visit the Dawatagaha Mosque near Town Hall and thereafter shopping if desired at “ODEL SHOP”

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Breakfast at hotel and thereafter proceed to the hill country with a visit en route to the Peradeniya botanical gardens – This beautiful garden is located 4 miles off Kandy It was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It covers approximately 147 acres and is a walkers paradise with extensive well-kept lawns, pavilions, an octagon conservatory, fernery, a giant Javan fig tree and numerous flower beds and the orchid house. Leaving Kandy, the road climbs 1400 meters hairpinning slowly upwards through a beautiful landscape of tumbling waterfalls and dramatic hills. En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Observe all about the process of manufacturing and grading tea. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka”s tea country producing a significant share of the world\’s best tea. The “Little England” of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to the “City above the clouds” to escape the sea level heat and humidity. Sri Lanka”s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. Leave on a city tour of Nuwara Eliya with a visit to the Masjithul Kabeer Jumma Mosque.

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Breakfast at hotel and thereafter proceed to Hambantota which literally means – \”Habour of the Moors. Beside these Javakas who arrived in Sri Lanka as Chandrabhanu\’s army or servicemen during the reign of King Parakramabahu II, there were seafarer freight careers, and the merchants ventured in ambitious maritime pursuits around Madagascar. They often called round the coastline of Sri Lanka, which suggests that many of them may have settled in areas near the harbours such as Hambantota and around the coastline. According to one of my Malay informants at Kirinda Malay settlement10), Hambantota was named after Sampan, the seafarers from the Indonesian archipelago, who called to the natural harbour in the past. These seafarers, and the freight careers of the East, after their conversion to Islam at the beginning of the 16th century A.D. relinquished their ambitious maritime pursuits in favour of their co-religionists, the Arabs. The visits of Malays became lesser and ceased visiting Sri Lankan waters at the beginning of the 16th century A.D. when Arabs and Mohammadians established themselves in the seaports of Sri Lanka and gradually took over the entire trade of the Island into their hands. (Edward Reimers, 1924) After lunch (optional) leave for half day safari of Yala /Bundala National Park Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Actually it consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public; and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names also, like Ruhuna National Park for the (best known) block 1 and Kumana National Park or \’Yala East\’ for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province.

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: Breakfast at hotel and there after leave for Galle via Matara. Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon and is a town rich in history. It was the center of the Dutch regime in the 17th century and the majestic Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) bears testimony to this fact. The city of Galle is one of the well preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia and has been declared a \’World Heritage Site\’. Enroute visit the Muhiyaddin Jumma Masjid in Matara. Galle is home to a fairly large Muslim community and you have a big mosque in the old part of town next to the lighthouse It\’s from 1904 and looks a lot like a church to me in its architecture, but it is a mosque and it\’s being used quite actively in Galle. The city is also known for its delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings. The Dutch museum is a famous tourist attraction in Galle.

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Breakfast at hotel and thereafter proceed to Colombo. En route visit Dharga Town, a place lived in by Muslims in this small town – full of life and traders. You have to feel like you are entering an Arab bazaar. You get the smell of mutton and goats, you look women hiding the face and you see the Muslim men with their round shaped caps on. Dharga Town is nearly connected with Aluthgama right on the shore of the Bentota Ganga. Do not wonder about the bad road, the bad smell all around and the rubbish laying everywhere. Thereafter you visit one of the 4 mosques in Dharga Town, the Grand Jammu with the big minaret. Proceed to Colombo along the Golden Mile “beach extending in the south west coast with a visit enroute to Beruwela- The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese word for the place where the sail is lowered. It marks the spot for the first Muslim settlement on the island, established by Arab traders around the 8th century AD. A large population of Sri Lankan Moors, many of them are gem merchants, still live in the town– particularly in the \”China Fort\”. Masjid-ul-Abrar, a landmark of Beruwala and Sri Lanka\’s oldest mosque, was built by Arab traders on a rocky peninsula overlooking the town. The first recorded Muslim settlement of the Island took place in Beruwela in 1024.The sunny beaches and the cool breeze brings about relaxation and offers leisure and recreational water sports facilities. Late afternoon at leisure or shopping if desired.

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After breakfast visit Slave Island – the first foremost Malay settlement in Sri Lanka. The main street is named as Malay Street along with which there are government offices and private companies, where onetime in the past was Kampong Kertel, the major Malay settlement in Colombo. The Malays living on the Java Lane that directs to the present Malay Military mosque were worried about the language being used inside the mosque. The Malays of Sri Lanka would have been a long forgotten minority, had they not maintained their mother tongue, the Malay at least in a colloquial form. The Malay community is a distinct ethnic group. They are Muslim by religion. The present population of Sri Lankan Malays counts only a 5% of the Muslim population, which is also an 8% of the whole population) of Sri Lanka. Except for slight changes in numbers, the percentage of the Malay population remained unchanged. While the present number of Malay population stands at 60,000 persons, one third of them live in Colombo, others are scattered out in several districts of Sri Lanka. Among them, the largest number is 1% of the population of Hambantota district in the southern Sri Lanka. Proceed to Airport in time for your departure or continue individual extension program!

Twelve Nights Tour
“Ayubowan” and a warm welcome! Your tour local guide and driver team from Lanka Vacations will meet & welcome you at the Airport. A local SIM card for your cell phones could also be purchased for around 10US$ here. Your guide will assist. Afterwards proceed to your vehicle arrange by Lanka Vacations.
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Route : Airport to Negombo
Meal Type :BB
  • Meet, Greet & Assist at airport in Sri Lanka
  • Transfer to Hotel in Negombo
  • Relax at leisure and recover from flight
  • Overnight at hotel in Negombo
Day
Route : Negombo to Cultural Triangle
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Proceed to Cultural Triangle
  • Visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage
  • Reach Cultural triangle by afternoon
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Proceed to Hotel in Cultural triangle for overnight stay
Day
Route : Cultural Triangle
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Relax at leisure
  • Optional Elephant Ride
  • Optional Ayurveda Massage
  • Return to Hotel for overnight stay
Day
Route : Cultural Triangle
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Pollanaruwa second ancient capital of Sri Lanka
  • Visits to Galvihara to see the Sleeping, standing and Sitting Buddha
  • Further sightseeing of Pollanaruwa
  • Return to hotel and relax at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel
Day
Route : Cultural Triangle to Kandy
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Proceed to Kandy
  • Stop at spice garden en-route in Matale
  • Afternoon reach Kandy & Check in at Hotel
  • Proceed to city tour of Kandy
  • Evening witness Kandy Cultural show
  • Visit to Kandy temple – most sacred temple in Sri Lanka
Day
Route : Kandy to Nallathaniya
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Proceed to Nallathaniya
  • Check in at hotel near Adam’s peak
  • Relax at leisure and prepare for climb
  • Midnight proceed to climb Adam’s peak to witness sunrise
Day
Route : Nallathaniya to Ella
Meal Type :BB
  • Return to Hotel after witnessing sunrise on top of Adam’s peak
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Proceed to Ella
  • Visit Ramboda Falls en-route (optional lunch stop)
  • Visit Labu Kale Tea Factory en-route
  • Pass through NuwaraEliya with optional stop at Lake Gregory
  • Reach Ella & Check-in at Hotel for overnight
Day
Route : Ella to Yala
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Relax at leisure
  • Optional nature walk around mini-Adams peak
  • Proceed to Yala
  • Visit Ramboda Falls en-route
  • Reach Yala and check-in at hotel
  • Overnight at hotel in Yala
Day
Route : Yala to Mirssa
Meal Type :BB
  • Early Morning Wildlife safari at Yala national park to witness elephants and with luck leopards
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Proceed to Mirrssa
  • Reach Mirssa and check in at hotel
  • Relax on beach
  • Overnight at beach hotel
Day
Route : Mirssa
Meal Type :BB
  • Optional visit to see whales if sea is not rough
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Relax at leisure and enjoy the beach
  • Overnight at beach hotel
Day
Route : Mirssa to Colombo
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Proceed to Colombo
  • Optional River safari on Madu River
  • Optional visit to Turtle Hatchery
  • Reach Colombo and check in at Hotel
  • Overnight at Hotel in Colombo
Day
Route : Colombo to Airport
Meal Type :BB
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Relax at leisure
  • Afternoon check-out of hotel
  • City tour of Colombo
  • Optional shopping in Colombo
  • Proceed to airport in accordance with departure flight
Overnights
City Standard Hotel Deluxe Hotel Number of Nights
Negombo Paradise Beach Hotel or similar Jetwing Blue or similar 1
Cultural Triangle Camilia Resort or similar Amaya Lake or similar 3
Kandy Hotel Topaz or similar Amaya Hills or Similar 1
Nallathaniya 1
Ella Ella Adventure Park or similar 1
Yala Elephant Reach or similar Cinnamon Wild or similar 1
Mirssa Paradise Beach Club or similar 2
Colombo Mirage or similar Cinnamon Lakeside or similar 1

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