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Sri Lanka 6-Days Package: Ramayana Trail

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Experience the famous Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka. Visit the sacred shrines and monuments distributed along the Paradise Island.

  Duration: 6days
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Sri Lanka 6-Days Package: Ramayana Trail

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€ 646,1

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Day 1: Airport - Pinnawala - Kandy

Arrival at Colombo International Airport at 8:00 of the morning. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer-guide. After the formalities at the airport, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Kandy. En-route you will be making a stop in Pinnawala to visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation. The Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF) 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 Kandy and check in to the hotel for relaxation. Later, experience the glorious Sri Lankan Cultural Dance show. 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 colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums. Upon completion return to the hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Yes
Excursions: Airport Pick-Up, Millennium Elephant Foundation visit, Elephant Walk Experience, Cultural Dance show

Day 2: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Sigiriya. After breakfast check out from the hotel and visit Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walkthrough the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art. Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya and visit Sita Amman Temple and Divurumpola Temple. The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on one side of the temple. The temple today is a modern building with its paintings, statues, and pillars decorated with sculptures; all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita. Divurumpola Temple still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha (proving her chastity) to her husband Rama. Continuing the practice for thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding. This place has been respected and worshipped by people down the ages. On completion of the day proceed to Ella and check into the hotel for relaxation.

Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Breakfast
Excursions: Temple of the Tooth Relic, Sita Amman Temple, Divurumpola Temple, Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Day 3: Ella - Yala

After breakfast at the checkout and visit Ravana Falls. Ravana Falls is another must visit in Ella. Hill Country of Sri Lanka is quite popular for beautiful waterfalls and Ravana Falls is right at the top. The falls have been named after the legendary character Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to legend, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. At the time, the cave was surrounded by thick forests in the midst of the wilderness. It is also believed that Rama’s queen bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall. On completion of the day proceed to Yala and check into the hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Breakfast
Excursions: Ravana Falls

Day 4: Yala - Kataragama - Yala

Early in the morning go on a lovely jeep safari in Yala National Park. This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based on the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. After the lovely safari return to the hotel and relax. Later in the evening visit Kataragama Temple. This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya Subramaniam at Kataragama. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of the war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmasthra aimed by King Ravana which otherwise would have weakened Lord Rama. The benefit was one of the most powerful weapons Brahma asthma aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya. 3 pooja or offerings take place daily. Make sure you have a tray full of fruits, incense and of course little money, to be offered. On completion of the day return to the hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Breakfast
Excursions: Jeep safari in Yala National Park, Kataragama Temple, Visit pooja or offerings

Day 5: Yala - Ussangoda - Rumassala - Galle

After breakfast visit Ussangoda beach. Ussangoda is a strange coastal area because of its lack of trees. Its serpentine rock contains toxic heavy metals. Only specific smaller plants were able to adapt to this soil. But according to the Ramayana legends, there is two more explanation for the baldness of Ussangoda. After meeting Sitadevi Lord Hanuman provoked the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. It resulted in Lord Hanuman's tail being set on fire by Rakshasas. Hanuman, in turn, went on to torch parts of King Ravana's empire with his burning tail. Ussangoda is said to be one of these burnt areas. Besides the Ramayana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used an airport by King Ravana for his Dandumonara peacock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site. On completion proceed to Galle, on arrival to Galle visit Rumassala. Rumassala hill 3km east of Galle is the landmark of Unawatuna beach because of the picturesque white Buddhist dagoba on top of it. Rumassala rock is one of the five Sri Lankan spots believed to originate from parts of Mount Dronagiri. They fell down when Hanuman carried the Dronagiri on his flight back to Lanka in order to use its Sanjiwani herb to rescue Lakshmana and Rama who were in need of this medical plant to be reanimated after suffering severe injuries. Rumassala is also said to be an abode of Sita during her stay in Lanka. Thereafter go on a city tour in Galle. Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics On completion of the day check into the hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Breakfast
Excursions: Ussangoda unique beach, Galle, Rumassala

Day 6: Galle - Chilaw - BIA

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Chilaw and visit Munneswaram Temple. Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples dedicated to Shiva in the region. On completion of the visit proceed to the airport after spending a memorable time on this island.

Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Breakfast
Excursions: Munneswaram Temple, Airport Drop-Off

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Included / Excluded
6-Days Tour of Sri Lanka
Accommodations (Double Room)
Breakfasts in Hotels
Transport in a Private Vehicle
Driver accommodations, fuel, parking and highway tolls
Driver-Guide throughout the tour
Taxes and fees (except of the credit card charges)
Tips and portage service
Entrance fees

Antes de ir

Please send us you flight details or pick-up details after booking (by pressing Contact the Tour Operator)

Tour will start according to your flight arrival


Meeting Point

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Arrival Terminal, Katunayake, Sri Lanka. Airport Pick-up and Drop-Off

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