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Ancient Wonders is a short, single night, 2-day tour into the heart of Sri Lanka’s scenic, cool and culturally rich hill country. From Kandy’s very own UNESCO World Heritage site, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, to the plains where the Gentle Giants roam in Pinnawala.

Description:

Day 01 - Galle > Pinnawala > Kandy

Start your journey at 0700 hrs from Galle. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Kandy and En-Route you can visit The Millennium Elephant Foundation. 

The Millennium Elephant Foundation is a family run non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the welfare of domestic elephants throughout Sri Lanka. The Foundation provides and funds the care, medical treatments, food, mahout salaries, the running costs of the charity as well as having an on-call Mobile Veterinary Unit which travels around the country treating sick elephants in need. The Elephant Walk Experience is another alternative to elephant riding for tourists, which is an ethical, up close and personal experience for tourists.

Thereafter proceed to Peradeniya and visit Royal Botanical Gardens.

Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees, or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.

Thereafter proceed to the Kandy hotel, check in and relax. 

Later in go on a city tour and technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks. Thereafter watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colourful traditional dances and delightful music.

The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colourful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

On completion return back to the hotel and relax.

Day 02 - Kandy > Galle

After breakfast at the hotel check out and visit Temple Run Tour in Kandy.

Get amazed by the wood crafting masterpiece that is the Embekke Temple. Wander through the historic and beautiful Gadaladeniya Temple and view its wonderful paintings and sculptures. Visit the Lankatilaka temple that was quite architecturally advanced for its time. See awe-striking sight of the Degaldoruwa Cave Temple, the inside walls of which are covered in painstakingly restored paintings. Visit the internationally famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic with its palatial cream and gold interiors.

On completion start your journey back to your hotel in Galle. 



Highlights:

    Location: Galle, Sri Lanka

    Duration: 2 days

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      Departure Point:
      Your Hotel in Galle

      Departure Time: 07:00 am

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Your original departure location

    • Inclusions:
      • Accommodation on at 3 Star Hotel.
      • Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis.
      • Transport in a Small Van, inclusive of all National Guide accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
      • Service of an English-Speaking National Guide throughout the tour.
      • Entrance Fees to 1. The Millennium Elephant Foundation 2. Royal Botanical Garden, 3. Temple of Sacred Tooth.
      • City Tour in Kandy City.
      • All prevailing taxes and service charges (Except for Credit Card Charges)

    • Exclusions:
      • Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
      • International / Domestic Airfare
      • Any expenses of personal nature.
      • Tips & Portages.
      • Cost of Beverages
      • Meals where not specified.
      • Compulsory Supplements on 24th December and 31st December.
      • Entrance fees where not specified.

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Comfortable clothes and hats recommended.


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