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   Wonders of Sri Lanka - 6 Days / 5 Nights  
Srilanka Tour
   Day 01: SINGAPORE – COLOMBO – NEGOMBO
  
Depart from Singapore to Colombo by morning flight; arrive at Colombo-Bandaranaike International
Airport and you will be met by representatives of Jetwing Travels and transferred to hotel and overnight stay at Negombo.
 
   Day 02: NEGOMBO – PINNAWELA – DAMBULLA
(B/L/D)
 
After breakfast proceed to Dambulla.
En route visit *Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo -
Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the 23 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 Hrs and 1330-1400 Hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 Hrs and 1400-1430 Hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Lunch at Elephant Bay Restaurant
Continue to Dambulla. Visit *Dambulla - is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered 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 in the Island. In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock, There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period. In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings.
Transferred to Hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at Dambulla
 
   Day 03: DAMBULLA – POLONNARUWA – MINNERIYA – DAMBULLA
(B/L/D)
 
After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa.
*Polonnaruwa (OPTIONAL – US $ 25 PP) – is another “World Heritage Site” was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular statues. Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest Image Houses and Tivanka has the best examples of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankoth Vehera and Kirivehera are well preserved large stupas, and 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 carver.
Lunch at a restaurant / Hotel in Polonnaruwa. After lunch proceed back to Dambulla
En route Jeep Safari at *Minneriya National Park - This National Park with 8889 hectares in extent is
famous for it large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and seen in the catchment area of the lake. Entrance is at Ambagaswewa about 6 km from Habarana on the main Habarana Polonnaruwa road. Office is by the side of the main road. Elephants, about 300 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, Sambhur, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, 9 kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds, 26 varieties of fishes, 78 varieties of butterflies are recorded from the Minneriya National Park.
Transferred to Hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at Dambulla
 
   Day 04: DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA – MATALE – KANDY
(B/L/D)
 
After breakfast *Sigiriya Rock Fortress (OPTIONAL – US $ 30 PP) – 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 its triplemoated defense 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.

Proceed to Kandy, En route visit a *Spice Garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

On arrival city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum. *Kandy - the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.

Visit *Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession. Witness a cultural show featuring various dance groups of Sri Lanka, transfer to hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy.
 
   Day 05: KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
(B/L/D)
 
After breakfast visit *Royal Botanical Gardens - Peradeniya - 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a
pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists. There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Lunch at Blue Field Restaurant

En route visit Tea Plantation & Tea Factory *Tea Factory & *Tea Plantation - Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839. In 1867 a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings on 8 hectares of forest land, in the Loolcondura Estate. In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23lbs being shipped to London. Tea will grow well only on rolling terrain and is classified be elevation into low grown, medium grown, high grown, into 3 main groups. In 1996 Sri Lanka has produced 258 million Kgs. of tea and has earned Rs. 34,068 million by exporting 244 million Kgs. of tea. Afternoon proceed to Nuwara Eliya & enjoy the scenic beauty of hill country
*Nuwara Eliya - 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 Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.
Transferred to Hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
 
   Day 06: NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO – AIRPORT
 

After breakfast Proceed to Colombo, Lunch at Raja Bojun Restaurant (Srilankan Buffet)
Afternoon commence a city & shopping tour in Colombo
*Colombo - a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square.

*Shopping in Colombo.......visit *ODEL Unlimited provides ample opportunity indulge, not only in shopping for designer wear apparel for the whole family, but also take taste buds on a voyage of discovery.

*BAREFOOT discover yourself at Barefoot - Toys Bags Clothes Handloom Fabric Sarongs Saree’s - Household Linen Art Photography Books Furniture Gallery Café:

*House of Fashion, a large four-story mall which has a wide variety of apparel, handbags, luggage and home decor at very reasonable prices. Their lingerie department is worth a visit. Soft clingy bits and pieces in vibrant shades of tangerine, violet and turquoise vie for attention with similar items in pale pastels shades mauves, baby pink and pale cream. Need to get yourself designer accessories? No, problem. Many of the malls have the latest creations from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Long champs and Prada to name just a few. Of course you have to pay more for the real thing, which is also available at selected stores, but if you don't mind a look-alike, some excellent options are available.

Dinner at a Chinese restaurant After dinner you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back to Singapore.

 
 
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TOUR COST (PER PERSON IN SGD):
 
Hotel
Min 2 Pax
Min 4 Pax
Extra Person
Single Suppliment
Standard
1420
1380
same as person
250
Deluxe
1610
1535
same as person
375
   
 
HOTEL ENVISAGED:
 
City
Standard
Deluxe
No.of Nights
NEGOMBO
Paradise Beach Hotel
Club Hotel Dolphin
01
DAMBULLA
Hotel Sigiriya
Amaya Lake
02
KANDY
Hotel Topaz / Serene Garden
Amaya Hills
01
NUWARA ELIYA
Galway Forest Lodge
Jetwing St. Andrew’s
01
   
 
Cost Includes
 
  • Return economy air fare SIN-CMB-SIN.
  • Current taxes and fuel charges.
  • Accommodation at above mentioned hotel or similar at all the places.
  • Breakfast during your stay.
  • 05 Lunches & 05 Dinners during the tour.
  • All tours & transfers by private air-con vehicle.
  • English speaking chauffeur guide services.
  • Entry fee to places mentioned as per itinerary (Except: Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa).
  • Mandatory government taxes.
 
Cost Excludes
 
  • Travel insurance with emergency evacuation & repatriation (SGD 55 per person) Any extra meals other than specified
  • Entrance fees, charges for Camera / video camera.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like table drinks, beverages, customary tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • Tips to driver, guide and at hotel/restaurants.
 
Remarks
 
  • Rooms and rates are subject to availability.
  • Validity of passport should be min of 6 Months from the date of travel.
  • Terms & conditions apply.
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+65-6887 1251
mohan@millennium-tours.com
Shamim Begum
+65-6887 1252
shamim@millennium-tours.com
 
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