Tour "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" 6 days / 5 nights

For a fairly small island, Sri Lanka has it all. Lovers of recreation and water sports go to the beaches, thirsty for vigor and health - to Ayurvedic centers. Those interested in history fly to see the ancient capitals of Lanka with palaces and temples, caves from the mythology of the Ramayana. Wildlife lovers will be delighted with safaris in national parks, visits to botanical gardens and spice plantations.

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Route description

We have developed a tour program that is great for small groups as well as individuals

1day
Day 1. Monday. Arrival Colombo (International flight) – Pinnawela – Sigiriya – Polunnaruwa (310 km – 7 hours on the road)

Arrival at Katunayaki International Airport. Meeting with a representative and transfer to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we leave for the Pinnawela elephant nursery. Next we go to Sigiriya, check into a hotel and explore Polunnaruwa. Pinnawala. On the way from Colombo to Kandy is Pinnawela. There, on the banks of the Maha Oya River, an elephant orphanage was founded in 1975 for orphaned calves and injured elephants. Currently, the shelter has become the largest in the world; it houses and protects about 90 orphan elephants, of which 60 are newborns. Here they receive food and education. The role of elephants in the life of Sri Lanka is invaluable - they work in logging, participate in shows and religious processions. Pinnawala is a unique place where you can not only watch elephants bathe in the river, but also wash them and feed them fruits. And for babies - milk. Polunnaruwa - second capital of Sri Lanka, 11th-13th century AD. The main attraction of the city is the Gal Vihara Temple - the most famous temple in Sri Lanka. Four Buddha statues in various poses, carved into granite rock, have been called “the best group of sculptures in the whole world.” On the left edge is a meditating Buddha sitting on a lion throne, next to him is a seated Buddha 7 meters tall with his hands folded on his chest. It is believed that this is the figure of a disciple of Buddha Ananda, bending towards his teacher and escorting him to the world of nirvana. To confirm this, there is a statue of a reclining Buddha nearby, about 14 meters long. The Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum contains a collection of jewelry, household items, ancient coins, and religious statues. Polonnaruwa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner and rest at the hotel in Sigiriya or Habarana.

2day
Day 2. Tuesday. Sigiriya – Anuradhapura/Minneriya (optional) - Sigiriya.
3day
Day 3. Wednesday. Sigiriya – Dambulla – Matale – Kandy (110 km – 3.5 hours on the road)
4day
Day 4. Thursday. Kandy – Peradeniya – Ramboda – Nuwara Eliya (105 km – 3.5 hours on the road)
5day
Day 5. Friday. Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Katargama – Yalla (170 km – 4.5 hours by road)
6day
Day 6. Saturday. Yalla – Gale (185 km – 3.5 hours travel) – hotel on the coast / Colombo
Tour cost:
from 835$
Duration:
6 days / 5 nights
Main cities:
Pinnawala - Polunnaruwa - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Matale - Kandy - Peradeniya - Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Galle
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Type of accommodation:
double room for 1 person US$ 965
individual number US$ 1235
extra bed? US$ 835
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Cost and dates

November - 6, 13, 20, 27
December - 4, 11, 18, 25
January - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
February - 5, 12, 19, 26
March - 4, 11, 18, 25
April - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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Included in the price

  • 5 nights of accommodation according to the chosen category
  • 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Entrance fees according to the program
  • Air-conditioned transport along the route
  • Russian-speaking accompanying guide
  • All taxes and fees

Additional charge

  • Any air travel
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to architectural monuments
  • Transport on days without a program
  • Tips for the guide and driver

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