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HERITAGE AND BEACH

HERITAGE AND BEACH

8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS

Day 1 
AIRPORT ( KATUNAYAKE)/ NEGOMBO

Approx. 8 km & travel time 15 minutes

Met on arrival at the airport arrival hall & transfer to Negombo

Relax/own activities in Negombo

Overnight in Negombo

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Negombo is the heart of Sri Lanka's fishing Industry. The sea and catamarans is the backdrop of the Negombo scenery. You can visit the Negombo lagoon, fish auction, Dutch Fort and Catholic Church.

Day 2
NEGOMBO/ANURADHAPURA

Approx . 170 km & travel time  04 hrs excluding sightseeing 

After breakfast proceed to Anuradapura.
Your sightseeing includes the 1st Ancient capital and Archaeological monuments in Anuradhapura.

Overnight in Anuradapura

Anuradhapura- was the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka. It is the home of two world heritage sites. Many places of historical and archaeological interest could be visited.“Sri Maha Bodhi” (Sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sapling of the tree under which Prince Siddhartha attained to enlightenment and is over 2,200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. At “Brazen Palace”(2nd Century B.C), the 1600 stone columns you see are all that is left of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks.“Ruwanweliseya” (2nd century B.C) is the most famous of all “Dagobas”. It originally depicted the perfect “bubble Shape”that modern restoration has not been able to accurately reproduce.“Samadhi Buddha statue” (4th century AD) is one of the most famous statues, depicting the Buddha in a state of “Samadhi” or deep meditation.

Day 3
ANURADAPURA/TRINCOMALEE

Approx . 105 km & travel time  02 hrs excluding sightseeing

After breakfast proceed to Trincomalee

Relax/own activities in Trincomalee

Overnight in Trincomalee

Trincomalee.. is a port city in Eastern Province Sri Lanka and lies on the east coast of the island, about 113 miles south of Jaffna. It has a population of approximately 100,000 (2007).The city is built on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbors.

It  rains in Trincomalee  area  during the period end October  to early  January  due to the  North East monsoon period .  

 

Day 4
TRINCOMALEE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Relax/own activities in Trincomalee

Overnight in Trincomalee

 

Day 5
TRINCOMALEE/HABARANA/MINNERIYA/HABARANA

Approx . 101 km & travel time  02 hrs excluding sightseeing

After breakfast proceed to Habarana

Do elephant rides in Habarana

Thereafter travel to Minneriya for Jeep safari.

Thereafter return to Habarana

Overnight in Habarana

Minneriya National Park....this area covers the former Minneriya – Giritale sanctuary about 200 Wild Elephants, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Boars, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Jackals & 160 species of Birds, are recorded from the Minneriya National sanctuary.

 

Day 6
HABARANA/SIGIRIYA/HABARANA

Approx . 25 km & travel time  01 hr excluding sightseeing

Morning leisure at the hotel.

Evening climb the Sigiriya rock fortress

Thereafter return to the hotel.

Overnight in Habarana

Sigiriya-The 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress, is a World Heritage Site built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The “Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub Jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 Hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive Gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the “Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock. These Frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

 

Day 7
HABARANA/POLONNARUWA/PASSIKUDA

Approx . 120 km & travel time  03 hrs excluding sightseeing

After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa

Your sightseeing includes the 2nd Ancient capital and Archaeological monuments in Polonnaruwa.

Thereafter travel to Passikuda
Relax/own activities in Passikuda

Overnight in Passikuda

Polonnaruwa-was the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka; another World Heritage Site built from11th to 13th Centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular ancient monuments.
'Lankathilake, 'Tivanka' and Thuparama” are the most beautiful and largest image Houses.
“Tivanka” has the best examples of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period.
'Rankoth Vehera” and “Kiri Vehera” are well preserved large stupas. “Gal Vihare” a
rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and
Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carvings. The “Vata-da-ge” is a
unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists. The medieval capital, Polonnaruwa was fortified
with inner & outer moats and walls. The “Parakrama Samudra” lake built by
King Parakramabahu the great is on the western side of the city. The “Royal Palace”,
Audience hall and other buildings in the inner city were enclosed by another tall wall.

Pasikudah..Pasikudah is a bay protected from the ocean. The significance of Passikudah is that its bed is flat and sandy and has a pleasant effect on the feet. This can be experienced up to nearly 150 to 200 meters from the shore. Pasikudah is an ideal location for those who wish to learn swimming. It is in perfect harmony with its stunning natural setting on the island's eastern tip with its atmosphere of rarefied tranquility, it is a place for relaxation and renewal.

It  rains  in Passikudah  area  during the period end October  to early  January  due to the  North East monsoon period .  

 

Day 8
PASSIKUDA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Relax/own activities in Passikuda

Overnight in Passikuda

 

Day 9
PASSIKUDA/COLOMBO

Approx . 300 km & travel time  07 hrs excluding sightseeing 

After breakfast proceed to  the Airport

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