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Colombo Half Day
Galle/Hikkaduwa Day Tour
Kandy Day Tour
Ratnapura Day Tour
A full day excursion to Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Dambulla cave temple

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Colombo Half Day ( Duration : 03 hours)

Leave on a sightseeing tour of Colombo driving through the Commercial area of the 'Fort' so named, because both the Portuguese and Dutch had a fort at this point. Drive pass 'Pettah' – a noisy Oriental bazaar with a hotchpotch of humanity, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples. Visit a Hindu and Bhuddist temple and the Jumi-ul Alfar Jumma Mosque. Continue with the tour through the Wolvenhal Dutch Church and Hultsdorf Law Courts, to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens and on to the Independence Square and the Convention Centre (BMICH) and the National Museum.

Galle/Hikkaduwa Day Tour

Leave for Ambalangoda where the famed 'devil masks' are produced. After visiting one of the workshops, proceed to Hikkaduwa, which is renowned for its varied and colourful coral formations. View these from a glass-bottomed boat. Drive on to Galle – the Old Portuguese Fort rebuilt by the Dutch. This Fort is still in a fine state of preservation and today, most of the dministration of Galle is carried out from here. Galle is also the centre of the ebony wood carvers and handmade laces; visit these workshops in the course of the tour. Tour price includes lunch and boat ride at Hikkaduwa.

Kandy Day Tour

Kandy, set in the hills around an artificial lake 115km east of Colombo, is probably the most charming city in Sri Lanka. En route you will visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphange to see elephants bathing in the river at Pinnawela and then visit a tea factory at Giragama. In Kandy, visit the Dalada Maligawa,'The Temple of the Tooth Relic'. This famous Temple houses the Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, rescued from the cremation flames in 543 BC and brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th Century. The relic cannot be seen as it is encased within seven jeweled gold caskets, each worth a King's ransom. Continue to visit the Kandyan Arts and Crafts Centre to find craftsmen fashioning brass, silver and lacquer work.

The next stop is at the Royal Botanical Gardens. See its magnificent Orchid House and the grove of splendid trees, all planted by eminent world figures. Return to Colombo by evening. Tour price includes lunch in Kandy and entrance fees to the Botanical Gardens, Dalada Maligawa and Pinnawela.

Ratnapura Day Tour

This tour goes southeast via Avissawella through every shade and tone of rich green to yellow green of the rubber plantations, paddy fields and tea estates. On to Ratnapura, City of Gems and see Adam's Peak (in the distance) – a 2,243m mountain venerated by Buddhists, Hindus

and Muslims. After lunch, visit one of the famous gem mines of Ratnapura. Gems such as the Blue, Star and Yellow Sapphires, Cat's Eyes, Rubies, Alexandrites, Amethysts, Zircons, Topaz and Tourmalines are found here. There will be an opportunity to watch a gem cutter and polisher at work. The last stop is at a lapidary. Tour price includes lunch in Ratnapura.

A full day excursion to Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Dambulla cave temple

Leave for Sigiriya and climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a world heritage site built by King Kashyapa [477-495AD]. The Lion Rock is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the jungle. Visit the world renowned frescoes of the "Heavenly maidens" of Sigiriya which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Thereafter, climb up to the temple which was donated by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks.

Dambulla is a world heritage site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples the complex of five caves with over 2000 sq meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area if paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.

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