5D4N Sri Lanka ~ Gems of Ceylon
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sri Lanka
- Product code: 4NSLGOC
04 Night accommodation at the hotels specified above.
Meals on FB Basis (Starting with Breakfast on Day 01 and Ending with Breakfast on Day 04)
Service of an English Speaking National Guide.
Transportation in Air-Conditioned Vehicles with Wifi.
- 02 Pax - Car.
- 03 – 07 Pax - Van
- Habarana Village Tour or Dambulla Cave temple (01 of the 02 Excursions)
- Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic.
- Cooking Demonstration at the spice Gardens.
- Sri Lankan Lagoon Crab Dinner at the Chinese Restaurant.
Return Airport Transfers.
Garlands on Arrival.
Bottled Water on Tour.
Tips and Porterage.
Meals which are not specified above.
Entry visa fees www.eta.gov.lk – please visit the site.
Pricelist & Choice of accommodation :
05 Days 04 Nights Sri Lanka ~ Gems of Ceylon
Travelling Aug - Nov 2023
Tour Option 01 Option 02 Option 03
02 – 03 Pax SGD 598 SGD 688 SGD788
04 – 06 Pax SGD 528 SGD 618 SGD688
SGL Supplement SGD 190 SGD 250 SGD300
Travelling Dec 2023 - Mar 2024
Tour Option 01 Option 02 Option 03
02 – 03 Pax SGD 798 SGD 888 SGD988
04 – 06 Pax SGD 728 SGD 818 SGD888
SGL Supplement SGD 380 SGD 450 SGD500
AIRPORT / NEGOMBO (Day is booked from the previous night)
Arrived in Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by a Representative of Jetwing Travels and then will be proceed with the Itinerary to Veyangoda /Negombo (40 kms – Approx. 40 mins drive). Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
Option 01: St Lachlan Hotel & Suites (Standard Rooms) – 3*
Option 02: Jetwing Sea (Deluxe Rooms) – 4*
Option 03 – Jetwing Blue (Deluxe Rooms) - 5*
DAY 02 NEGOMBO / DAMBULLA (VILLAGE WALK OR DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE)
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter proceed on a city tour of Negombo leaving for Dambulla (148 kms – Approx. 4 ½ hrs drive) which is your next destination in the programme.
Negombo - a famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily-painted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and churches and many species of birds including spectacular Kingfishers.
Catamaran trips in the sea and boat trips in canal can be organized. From November to April, diving facilities are available in this quaint village. The streets on either side of the Hotels are dotted with Souvenir Shops, Restaurants etc. Thereafter proceed to Dambulla.
Upon arrival to Dambulla you will have the option of visiting the Cave Temples or engage in the Habarana Village Tour programme.
Upon arrival to Habarna engage in a Tour to learn a day in the Sri Lankan rural life.
*Village Tour: Trekking is an adventure that gets every nature lover excited! Ride a Bullock cart which is Sri Lanka’s oldest form of transportation on an unpaved trail. Then set off on a nature walk through a scrub jungle. If you come across a stream, you’ll have to wade through it knee deep and later cross a wider tributary on a kind farmer’s catamaran. He’ll take you to inspect the Chena Cultivation (Slash and burn agriculture). Immerse yourself in an archetypal Sri Lankan village, spend time with a farmer harvesting crops, or watch the children play or enjoy the sight of the village folk as they go about their early morning tasks of fishing or washing clothes at the lake. Wind down to a scrumptious home cooked meal in the heart of the village.
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. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people. (Excursion Duration 01 ½ hr)
Thereafter check in to the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight stay:
Option 01 : Oakray Elephant Lake (Standard Rooms)
Option 02 : Amaya Lake (Deluxe Villa)
Option 03 : Jetwing Lake (Deluxe Rooms)
DAY 03 DAMBULLA/ SIGIRIYA / MATALE / KANDY
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter leave for Sigiriya for a photo opportunity. (Optionally climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress USD 30 per person)
Sigiriya – is a “World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, summerhouse, Boulder Gardens and the Caves with the enclosed are should not be missed. (Excursion Duration 2 ½ hrs )
Thereafter leave for Kandy (72 kms – Approx. 2 hrs drive). En-route make a stop at the at the Spice Gardens at Matale.
Matale, this midsize regional city at the heart of the island lies in a broad, fertile valley at an elevation of 300m. Matale is a featureless urban sprawl with a congested one-way system, so you're unlikely to want to linger long. However, the road north of town is lined with dozens of visitor-friendly spice plantations where vanilla, rubber, cinchona, jackfruit, cocoa and cardamom thrive. The area is also famous for kohila (a type of watercress) and small, mild chilies. (Excursion Duration 01 hrs).
Cooking Demonstration followed by Lunch at the Spice Garden
Arrived in Kandy proceed on a city tour, Including upper lake drive & the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Kandy – the hill capital is another “World Heritage Sites”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (Maha Wasala), Palle Wasala- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, Meda Wasala where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated. The Bathing Pavilion (Ulpenge) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural performances held at several places in the city. (Happens daily 1700 hrs – 1800 hrs) Including fire walking. (Excursion Duration – 01 hr)
You will also make a visit to the Gem Shop, Silk Gardens & Wood Carving Factory where you will learn how the world renown marvels are produced in Sri Lanka.
Thereafter check in to the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight stay:
Option 01: Royal Classic Resort (Deluxe Rooms)
Option 02: Amaya Hills (Deluxe Rooms)
Option 03 : Golden Crown Hotel (Deluxe Rooms)
DAY 04 KANDY / COLOMBO
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter leave for Colombo also visiting the Tea Factory in Giragama.
Thereafter leave for Colombo. Upon arrival to Colombo proceed on a city tour of Colombo with a stop at the Colombo’s favorite Lotus Tower for a photo Opportunity.
Colombo – is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, which is only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour during the British period and became the capital in 1815 after Kandy was ceded to the British.
The remains of the buildings during the period and the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas. 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 there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kaymans Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. (Excursion Duration – Approx. 02 – 03 hrs).
Sri Lankan Lagoon Crab Dinner at a Chinese Restaurant.
Option 01 : Wonder Hotel Colombo (Standard Rooms)
Option 02 : Fairway Colombo (Standard Rooms)
Option 03 : Jetwing Colombo 07 (Deluxe Rooms)
DAY 05 COLOMBO / AIRPORT
After leisurely breakfast leave for the Airport (40 kms – Approx. 40 mins drive) to connect the departure flight