GREAT SAVINGS FOR NOVEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 2018

23RD OF NOVEMBER TO 5TH OF DECEMBER 2018

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Tour Route

AIRPORT - NEGOMBO - SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA - KANDY –NUWARA ELIYA – YALA - GALLE FORT -  BERUWELA - COLOMBO – AIRPORT
 
Tour attractions included:
 
Negombo City tour
Pinnawela Elephant foundation.
Rural village experience
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Dambulla Cave temple
Matale Spice Gardens
Temple of the Tooth Relic
Tea estate & factory
Ella scenic drive
Yala Safari
Galle Dutch fort
Hikkaduwa Beach resort
Colombo city
 
 
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Day 1

AIRPORT/NEGOMBO - JETWING SEA HOTEL - LUNCH,DINNER.

Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by a Representative of Silver Tree Norway. You will then be escorted to your vehicle and introduced to your Guide and transferred to Negombo for check in. After lunch leave for a City tour including the famous dutch canal and fish market. Return to hotel and relax.
 
The true life of Negombo can be easily observed at its fish markets.   These markets are always full of life and are at their peak with much action taking place in the early hours of the day when the fresh catch is brought in, as the vendors voice their prices at the top of their lungs and the buyers bargain for the best deals. 
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
 
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Day 2

NEGOMBO/PINNAWELA / DAMBULLA – JETWING LAKE HOTEL -  BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

After an early breakfast, proceed to visit Pinnawala elephant foundation.  You will arrive at the foundation and then take part in the Elephant bathing and elephant walk. Lunch will be organized at the foundation. The Elephant foundation is a good chance for people to get up close and personal with the Elephant. .

Then proceed to Dambulla Cave Temple.  You will visit the Dambulla cave temple. The beautifully painted cave temples of Dambulla were designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. The cave temples date back to the 1st century BC, when king Valagambahu sought refuge in the caves after being exiled. The temple complex is made up of a series of five caves that are filled with statues of the Buddha in various sizes and mudras. The walls and celling’s are adorned with paintings.
Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.


 
 
 
 
 
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Day 3


DAMBULLA/ SIGIRIYA ROCK/ VILLAGE WALK/ELEPHANT SAFARI/DAMBULLA – JETWING LAKE HOTEL -  BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
 
Breakfast in the hotel.
 
In the early morning, visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya.
 
The legendary sky citadel of Sigiriya, the “Lion Rock” famous for its frescoes of ‘Celestial Maidens’ is possibly the most impressive site in Sri Lanka. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century on top of a vast 200m granite rock it took seven years to build and was abandoned after ten years of occupation. Although it is a steep climb, the views and frescoes are definitely worth the effort. Sigiriya is best visited first thing in the morning or just before sunset when it is cooler and less crowded.
 
Take a tour of a local village nearby, enjoying the walks through paddy fields and the cool breeze.  It is an opportunity to get acquainted with the typical village life, as you meet village folk and their families. You will engage in cookery demonstration. 

(Optional Elephant safari at Kadulla or Minneriya national park)

 Return back to the hotel for overnight stay at the hotel.
 
 
 
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Day 4

DAMBULLA/KANDY – HOTEL CINNAMON CITADEL, BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
 
After Breakfast leave to Kandy. On route to Kandy visit the spice garden in Matale. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan cuisine at the spice garden. Arrive in Kandy. Kandy is the old capital of Ceylon and the seat of the last Singhalese kingdom.  It is a charming city with the most important Buddhist temple in the country and is set around an ancient artificial lake amongst rolling hills that are covered by forests and tea plantations.  Set in the mountainous area of the island, there are fantastic views over the city from some of the hotels. 
 
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
 
 
 
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Day 5

KANDY/NUWARA ELIYA - HOTEL ST.ANDREWS - BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER.

After breakfast Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Ever since it was founded in the 16th Century, it has housed one of the most sacred relics of Buddhism – a tooth of Buddha collected from his funeral pyre and which is now protected within the gold-roofed Temple of the Tooth. 

Leave kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Along this route you will have many stops to add to your memory and admire the beauty of this mountanous region with tea estates and water falls. 

Founded, primarily for their rest and recreation, by the British planters who opened up the land for tea in the Nuwara Eliya district, to this day it caters to some of the customs and traditions of the country’s colonial past. This quaint admixture of old world charm and modern trappings invests it with a special aura, and is the essence of its attractiveness.

Check in hotel for overnight.
 
 
 
 
 
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Day 6

NUWARA ElIYA/ - HOTEL ST.ANDREWS - BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER.

After breakfast, you will then proceed to visit a tea estate and attend a tour of the Tea processing factory. You will then proceed for lunch to the Nuwara Eliya Golf club. Rest of the day at leisure to explore this city or if you wish you can also play a round of Golf and return to hotel for overnight.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Day 7

NUWARA ELIYA/ELLE/YALA/TISSAMAHARAMA - JETWING YALA - BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER.

After breakfast, leave to Yala via the scenic route of Elle. You will stop for lunch at the 98acres hotel and also experience this fantastic view of the valleys in this region. Then continue to Yala and check in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel.


 
 
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Day 8

TISSAMAHARAMA / YALA/HIKKADUWA - HIKKA TRANZ HOTEL -  BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

After breakfast, make a morning safari in Yala  National Park.  Yala National Park and is located in the south-eastern corner of the island. Its diverse range of habitats, including scrub jungle, brackish lagoons, lakes and rivers are home to large herds of elephants and leopards in addition to wild buffalo, Sambhur deer, musk deer, black bears, macaques, jackals and a numerous variety of birds.

After the safari arrive at the hotel for breakfast. Check out from hotel at noon and leave to Hikkaduwa taking the famous souther coastal route. On route you will stop at the Dutch Galle Fort, Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCOand the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."

Arrive at the hotel in Hikkaduwa and spend evening at leaisure. Overnight at hotel.

 
 
 
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Day 9

WESTERN COAST BEACH RESORT - HIKKA TRANZ HOTEL -BREAKFAST, DINNER.
 
A day to just relax and enjoy the many water sports activities in this world famous beach resort. The beach is very pleasant wide and sandy. That gives you the freedom to walk along the beach. 

Overnight at beach resort.
 
 
 
 
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Day 10

HIKKADUWA/COLOMBO - COLOMBO 7 HOTEL - BREAKFAST, DINNER.

After lunch, leave to Colombo. Check in at the hotel in Colombo. After a brief rest, leave our for a city tour and a shopping experience. Return back to hotel right in time for dinner.

Overnight at hotel.




 
 
 
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Day 11

COLOMBO/AIRPORT – COLOMBO 7 HOTEL, COLOMBO. BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

After breakfast, a day at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. After lunch prepare for departure. Check out from hotel and leave to the airport at night.
 
 
 

Included:

  • Return Flights from Oslo via Doha on Qatar Airways. Departing 23rd November 2018 and returning on 5th December 2018.
  • Rooms are on DBL/TWN sharing basis. 
  • Accomodation in 4 STAR class hotels. Trip will include all breakfast, 8 Lunches and all dinners
  • 2 days at a popular beach in Hikkaduwa situated in the Southern part of Sri Lanka.
  • Airport transfers, hotel transfers and sightseeing trips in Air-conditioned LUXURY COACH with  experienced Norwegian speaking tour leader and an English speaking certified National guide. 
  • All tourist attraction entrance fee's included during the tour.
 

Excluded:

  • All meals and beverages not mentioned above.
  • Tips and other fee's.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa to Sri Lanka. Visa can be obtained at www.eta.gov.lk
 

Registration:

Price 22900kr per person on twin sharing basis.

Single traveller supplement 4850kr

contact rw@silvertree.no

 
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