Leaving the Colombo area early morning we will take the main road to Anuradhapura arriving in time for lunch (4) .
The city which has a history of over 2500 years first became the capital of Sri Lanka in 380BC and rose to importance under King Devanam Piyatissa. It is a complex of many ancient monuments built by different kings. Today, the splendid sacred city of Anuradhapura, with its palaces, monasteries and monuments, draws many Buddhist pilgrims and visitors.
We will meet a professional guide (2) who will take us around a selection of the most important sites (tour time 3 to 4 hours) Following this check in to your hotel(3) for dinner(4) and overnight stay.
After an early breakfast your personal driver/guide will be waiting with your private car to continue the tour with the next destination being Sigiriya. Here you will have the opportunity to climb the 200 meters to the rock fortress and see the remains of the palace which was built by King Kashyapa in the 4th Century AD.
The world famous frescos painted with earth pigments on plaster and the graffiti on the 'mirror wall' are amazing.
A professional local guide(2)is recommended for you to get the best out of this visit (tour time 3 to 4 hours) (Note: the ascent and descent to Sigiriya can be physically challenging especially in the high heat).
We will have lunch(4)and travel on to the Dambulla Cave Temple which dates back to the first century BC. Dambulla Rock is 152 meters high and is famous for beautiful painted ceiling murals and statues including the colossal recumbent figure of Buddha which is 14 meters long.
After a leisurely breakfast(4)return to the Colombo area (airport or hotel) arriving early afternoon where the tour will conclude
(1) Overall tour price For a maximum of two persons includes:
- The services of an experienced English speaking driver/guide
- A comfortable, clean, well maintained, insured and air conditioned vehicle
- Fuel for the vehicle
- Collection from and return to the airport or your hotel/accommodation in the Colombo area
(2) Guides and admission charges
Unless stated as included in the price guests will be required to pay any fees and gratuities to guides for their services and admission charges as appropriate.
Cost NOT included in overall tour price. Kulansa Tours wants to offer its guests flexibility and the widest possible range of hotels or other accommodation from simple guest houses to 5 star luxury hotels within the budget that they have available. Therefore the cost of overnight accommodation is not included in the overall tour price. Please liaise with Kulansa Tours to discuss your requirements and to reserve accommodation for you and your driver/guide. As an example, one night for 2 people in a double or twin room (including breakfast) in a 3 or 4 star hotel will cost between 10,000 and 30,000 LKR.
(4) Meals and Drinks
Cost NOT included in overall tour price. Breakfast is normally included in the hotel room rate. Lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks are not included in the Overall tour price. Whilst on tour, lunch will normally be taken "on the road" stopping at convenient cafes or restaurants. Dinner will be at your hotel or if you wish your driver/guide may be able to suggest local restaurants and will drive you there and back at no additional cost. You will be expected to meet the costs of meals for your driver/guide.
|Category||Package Number/Title||Main Elements of Package|
|Culture & History||Package 1-Cultural Taster||World Heritage and religious sites, Kandy dance, tea plantations|
|Wonderful Wildlife||Safaris, elephant orphanage, lagoon trips, jungle exploration|
|Amazing Adventures||Surfing, white water rafting, zip wire, climbing, mountain biking, ballooning, fishing, off roading, jungle exploration|
|Surf & Sail||Surf, water sports, lagoon and sea trips (catamaran)|
|Pure Indulgence||Spa package, 5* hotels, international dining, champagne, beach, pool|
|Pure Romance||Same as above + remote locations|
|Land and Seascapes||Hill country, beach resorts with vistas|
|Gourmet||Food & fish markets, cinnamon, nuts, coconuts, tea, sea food restaurants, street food|
|Complete Chillout||Beach, tent, spa, peaceful locations|
|Basically Business||Airport transfers, phone/fax/IT assistance, photocopying, printing, conference/meeting venues|
|Combination Tours||Package 2 - Culture & Wildlife Highlights|
|Round Island||Package 8 - Ultimate Sri Lanka||East, North, South, West and Central|