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Spiritual Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights

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Spiritual Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights

This tour consist of main Buddhist attraction around Sri Lanka and it's a pilgrimage tour.

DAY 1

Arrival / Negombo

DAY 01 - Arrival / Negombo After Arrival You will be meet The Next Travels representative from airport with warm welcome. You can spend Leisure in Negombo First day. Negombo is a modest beach town located close to Bandaranayake International Airport. You can walk around Beautiful coastal line in the evening Read more

1 Night at Negombo
DAY 2

Negambo / Anuradhapura

DAY 02 - Negambo / Anuradhapura Tour After breakfast at the hotel You will be proceed to Ancient Kingdom Anuradhapura Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. You can visit Dagabas and ancient ruins that emphasize Buddhist culture. The most notable of these dagabas are the Ruvanveli which dates back to the 2nd Century BC and is 3 00ft in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370ft and the Thuparama which enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha. The city's most renowned relic is the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historic tree in the world. Overnight Stay at Anuradhapura Read more

1 Night at Anuradhapura
DAY 3

Anuradhapura / Mihinthale / Habarana

DAY 03 - Mihinthale / Habarana / Optional: Elephant Back Safari Breakfast at the hotel After you will be proceed to Mihinthale Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures. Mihintale is revered as the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, but, regardless of your beliefs, it is unforgettable: a sequence of beautiful shrines, stupas and caves strung out across wooded hills, usually busy with crowds of devout, white-robed pilgrims. Overnight Stay at Habarana Read more

1 Night at Habarana
DAY 4

Habarana / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya /Habar

DAY 04 - Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya /Habarana Breakfast at the hotel After you will be proceed to Plonnaruwa Visit Polonnaruwa the second capital of Sri Lanka from 1017 A.D to 1235 A.D. Polonnaruwa is also a UNESCO world heritage city. You will be able to see the ruins of Royal Palace king Parakramabahu, Audience Hall, the statue of king Parakramabahu, Watadage, the Galpotha, Parakrama Samudraya (Sea of Parakrama) which was built by King Parakramabahu I, covers an area of 5940 acres and the elegant Lotus pond was built in 12th century. After completion of Polonnaruwa you will be proceed to Sigiriya Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). Path through the gardens along Stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lion’s mouth through which millions of people have walked to admire the beauty of this magnificent citadel according to history. Overnight Stay at Habarana Read more

1 Night at Habarana
DAY 5

Habarana / Kandy

DAY 05 - Dambulla Cave Temple/ Spice Garden / Kandy Temple of Tooth / Cultural Show Breakfast at the hotel After you will be proceed to Dambulla Visit Dambulla Rock Temple Dambulla Rock temple was built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. Dambulla is a UENESCO world heritage site. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess. Proceed to Mathale Aluwihara rock temple On the way, visit ancient Aluvihara rock temple, located in Matale. Aluvihara is of great significance in the history of Buddhism. It was here that the oral teachings of the Buddha were committed to writing – the Tripitaka - for the first time in World. Proceed to ancient kingdom Kandy At the spice garden you will be able to discover different spices which Sri Lanka is famous for. These spices are the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine. They are also used in Ayurveda medicine. Not only the spices, but you will be able to see how some spices are grown and processed. Temple of tooth It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. The focal point of the town is, without doubt, the golden roofed Dalada Maligawa where the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is enshrined. Overnight Stay at Kandy Read more

1 Night at Kandy
DAY 6

Kandy / Nuwara Eliya

DAY 06 – Kandy / Leisure in Nuwara Eliya Breakfast at the hotel After you will be proceed to Nuwara Eliya Tour around "city of light" with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya Read more

Overnight at Nuwara Eliya
DAY 7

N:Eliya / Buduruwagala /Katharagama

Ella Water Fall /Buduruwagala /Katharagama Temple Breakfast at the hotel After you will be proceed to Katharagama On the Katharagama proceed to Buduruwagala Temple The group of statues, finest example of Mahayana sculpture in the island is over 1000 yrs old. Buduruwagala is an ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. Proceed to Katharagama Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragamadevio. It is believed that King Dutugemunu the warrior king and Sinhala folk hero built a shrine here for the worship of the Kataragama God in the 2nd century BC. Overnight Stay at Thissamaharama Read more

Overnight at Thissamaharama
DAY 8

Tissamaharamaya / Galle

DAY 08 - Kiriwehera / Galle City Tour / Ahangama Breakfast at the hotel After you will be proceed to Galle Visit Galle Fort Dutch Fort: Portuguese built the first fort to withstand attack from the Sri Lankan kingdoms to the north. The Dutch entrance to the fort with it VOC with 1669 carved in the inner archway is still in use. Also visits the town of Ambalangoda along the south coast road is the home of devil dancing and mask making .Visit mask museum & factory. Moonstone mine. Moonstones are beautiful stones which are white and give a blue shimmer when watched from an angle. Overnight stay at the Ahangam Read more

Overnight at Ahangam
DAY 9

Galle (Ahangama) - Leisure

DAY 09 - Rumassala Pagoda / Unawatuna Beach / Yatagala Rajamaha Viharaya Breakfast at the hotel Proceed to Rumassala Peace Pagoda Sama Ceitya is the stupa which was built by the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji Nikaya in 23rd February 2004. It is called “Peace Pagoda”. There are four stupas of this kind in Sri Pada, Bandarawela, Walapane and Ampara. In addition to these you can see this type of stupas in America, India, Australia, Japan, Nepal and Italy. By 2000, 80 Peace Pagodas had been built around the world in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Visit Unawatuna Jungle beach Golden sandy shore and rich bio diversity background stoles every heart. If you need to relax yourself peacefully, print some more steps forward and you will get lost yourself in the deserted area of the beach. Jungle beach is suitable to enjoy swimming without waves. The beach is rich in coral reefs and marine biology. In ancient days the place is used to take fresh water before starting great voyages. The stone inscriptions and residues around the area describe them well. You will love the beach as well as the pathway to the beach. Because the way to jungle beach was filled with many uncommon birds, animals, plants and helps to feel the jungle experience! As the Rumassala rock is a part of Himalaya range which was brought by “Hanuman” to heal the injured battalions in order to obey the request of King Rama, it contains many medicinal herb plants. Proceed to Yatagala Rajamaha viharaya Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya is the kind of temple that you’ll more commonly find in the jungles near Dambulla and Kandy: cave temples adorned with intricately-painted frescoes, pathways winding around massive boulders to reveal hidden shrines, huge reclining Buddhas, and absolute tranquility. As mentioned, the entire temple grounds are built around a mass of large boulders which conceal dozens of small, hidden caves. For over 1,500 years, monks have made these caves their temples and homes, and it’s really an amazing feeling to explore the pathways and cave temples without a soul around. Overnight stay at the Ahangama Read more

Overnight stay at the Ahanga
DAY 10

Ahangama / Colombo / BIA

DAY 10 - Maduganga Boat Safari /Gangarama Temple / Kelani Temple /Colombo /Departure Breakfast at the Hotel. If you wish on the way proceed to Maduganga Boat Ride The estuary of the Madu Ganga River is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals – monkeys eat fruit in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets and kingfishers wait patiently on the banks, eyeing the water for pre After you will be proceed to Gangarama temple The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the placid waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was originally a small hermitage on a piece of marshy land. It has the main features of a Vihara (temple), the Cetiya (Pagada) the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema malaka (assembly hall for monks) and the Relic Chamber. Proceed to Kelani Temple The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, seven miles from Colombo. The Chief Incumbent (Chief Priest) is Venerable Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera. Buddhists believe the temple to have been hallowed during the third and final visit of the Buddha to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment. Its history would thus go back to before 500 BCE The Mahawansa records that the original Stupa at Kelaniya enshrined a gem-studded throne on which the Buddha sat and preached. Proceed to Colombo City Tour Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on west coast. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower. And the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) which was a gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China. After you proceeds to Airport Read more

Depature

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Negombo
Day 2
Location Anuradhapura
Day 4
Location Innamaluwa
Day 5
Location Kandy
Day 6
Location N'Eliya
Day 7
Location Tissamaharamaya
Day 8
Location Ahangama
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location NEGOMBO
Hotel Jetwing Lagoon
Day 2
Location ANURADHAPURA
Hotel Heritage Hotel
Day 3
Location DAMBULLA
Hotel Paradise Hotel
Day 5
Location KANDY
Hotel Randholee resort
Day 6
Location NUWARA ELIYA
Hotel Araliya green Hills
Day 7
Location YALA
Hotel Kithala Resort
Day 8
Location UNAWATTUNA
Hotel Calamander

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • - Services of an English speaking driver
  • - Below Excursions & Entrance Ticket
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Anuradhapura
  • Spice Garden
  • Colombo city Tour n Shopping
  • Ramboda waterfalls
  • Sigiriya
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Temple of the tooth
  • Tea Factory n Tea Plantation Visit
  • Turtle hatchery
  • Maduganga Boat
  • - Transport in an economical luxury Coach
  • - SIM and a Phone to use during the stay – Free of charge

Package excludes

  • • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • • Monuments entrance fee.
  • • Lunch & Dinner you have to pay yourself on the restaurant
  • • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Meal, Tipping etc.
  • • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • • Camera Fee at Monuments
  • • Extensions of stays or amendments to the itinerary
  • • Early check in, late check out
  • • Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price.
  • • Extra services other than those specified.
  • Note;
  • • Quote is subject to availability and price fluctuations prior to booking
  • • All reservation subject to availability at time of booking
  • • The Standard check out time in Sri Lanka 12 noon

We undertakes personal care of you during the tour

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Kuma

Senior Executive officer with 15 years of experience. Handling Israel - Sri Lanka Tourism for the last 10 Years.

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