CULTURE AND WILDLIFE HIGHLIGHTS
After breakfast(4)we will leave the Colombo area for the journey in your private air conditioned vehicle to Sigiriya. After lunch (4) 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 and the world famous frescos painted with earth pigments on plaster and the graffiti on the 'mirror wall' 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) In the late afternoon check in to a local hotel(3)where you can relax before enjoying a great dinner (4)
Dambulla and Kandy
After an early breakfast your driver/guide will be waiting to transport you to the Dambulla Cave Temple which dates back to the first century BC. Dambulla Rock is 152 meters high and it is famous for beautiful painted ceiling murals and statues including the colossal recumbent figure of Buddha which is 14 meters long. Once again you will enjoy the services of a local guide(2)(tour time 1 to 2 hours). (Note: there are a large number of steep steps leading to and from the caves and this can be physically challenging especially in the high heat). Following this we will continue to Kandy, stopping for lunch(4)en route. Here there will be a brief city tour including a visit to the renowned Botanical Gardens (tour time 2 to 3 hours).
Kandy to Colombo Area
Following breakfast leave for your final visit of this tour to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, an institution that has been looking after orphaned or injured elephants for many years. Depending on arrival time you may be able to watch baby elephants being milk fed and elephants bathing in the river (tour time 1 to 2 hours). Afterwards have lunch(4)before continuing to Colombo for a city tour and check in to a hotel(3)of your choice where you can relax and enjoy dinner(4).There will be time for shopping if you want or finish your visit by enjoying a pampering session at a local spa which Kulansa Tours will be happy to arrange for you (additional cost)
Your driver/guide will collect you from your hotel at an agreed time to transport you to the airport in time for you to check in for your flight out of Sri Lanka. Conclusion of tour
(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|