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Lakpura™️

Boeddhistische pelgrimstocht (13 dagen)

Boeddhistische pelgrimstocht (13 dagen)

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(SKU: LK10DAY000)Theravada Buddhism is the State religion of Sri Lanka practiced by 70.2% of the Sri Lanka’s population. The island has been a center of Buddhist scholarship and learning since the introduction of Buddhism in the third century BCE producing eminent scholars such as Buddhaghosa and preserving the vast Pāli Canon. Throughout most of its history, Sri Lankan kings have played a major role in the maintenance and revival of the Buddhist institutions of the island.

Airport to Colombo

Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Colombo and check in to the hotel.

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1 Day in Negombo

While in Negombo, you can relax and prepare for the journey that is ahead of you. You can leisurely enjoy the sun and golden sandy beaches of Negombo which is very close to the city limits of Colombo. While here, you can engage in some water sports including diving near a shipwreck and swimming amidst the corals that are protected

Negombo

Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50-year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.

2 Days in Anuradhapura

Your Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour will start off in Anuradhapura which was the center for Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. Now it is a major Buddhist pilgrimage site with many ruins of ancient temples and newly renovated ones. Then you will visit Mihintale, and the ancient city of Polonnaruwa which is the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka.

The ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura

Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka’s history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings. On completion return back to your hotel and relax.

Mihintale

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.

Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa

Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka’s ancient history.

1 Day in Dambulla

Travelling to the center of the cultural triangle, you will be given the opportunity to climb and explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Then you will be visiting the Cave Temple in Dambulla where there are intricate paintings and figurines. To wind up your day, a cultural show with drum beats and fire dances will allow you to learn about our culture.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ‘ the Lion Rock’. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

Visit Cave Temple in Dambull

Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex. Thereafter proceed to Kandy and check in to the hotel.

The Kandy Cultural 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.

2 Days in Kandy

Heading to the hills, you will first stop in Kandy, a religious city and the last ancient capital of Sri Lanka. The city is mainly known for Temple of the Sacred Tooth with its exquisite interiors and golden statues of Lord Buddha. In Kandy, you will explore the busy streets and enjoy a walk in the famous Royal Botanical Gardens.

City of Kandy

You will jaunt through the lively streets of Kandy with their bright colors, delicious foods and deep history. Explore Kandy’s most important monuments. Try out yummy Sri Lankan street food in stalls. Enjoy watching garland makers ply their trade. Visit a beautiful Hindu Temple. Go on a short but fun three-wheeler ride.

Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya

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.

1 Day in Nuwara Eliya

To take a break, the cool climes of Nuwara Eliya will be the ideal travel destination. The central highlands of Sri Lanka are known for its picturesque tea growing hills, waterfalls and forest reserves. On the way, you will drop in by a tea factory where you will be educated about the entire process of manufacturing the renowned Ceylon Tea.

Visit a Tea Factory

Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.

1 Day in Udawalawa

From Nuwara Eliya, we head towards the Udawalawe National Park that acts as a sanctuary for wild animals that have been displaced during the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir. You will enjoy a three hour safari where you can explore the park which consists of grasslands, forest areas and marshlands filled with elephants, water birds and many more.

Udawalawa National Park

Enjoy a three-hour safari which would give you a chance to explore the amazing Udawalawa National Park. Travel through the marshes, forests and grasslands of the park that was created as a sanctuary for wildlife in the 1970s. See the water birds and Sri Lankan elephants for which the park is famed. Catch glimpses of the other mammals and birds, as well as the reptiles, amphibians and butterflies.

2 Days in Bentota

While travelling towards Bentota, you will visit Galle and discover the historical buildings of years gone by. The strong fortifications still stand tall against all odds while you can walk along the walls enjoying the view. Heading to Hikkaduwa, you will enjoy the sun, sand and surf, sea turtles and water sports. Finally you can enjoy some highlights of Colombo

Visit the Galle Fort

Discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and its secrets. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the Maritime Museum, Galle National Museum and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories.

Hikkaduwa

Walk down one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka; embraced by the warmth of the sun, the softness of the sand and the cool sea breeze. Feel the romance of the beautiful ocean at sunset. Relax in one of the luxury hotels that cluster on the beach. Watch the turtles come to nest from the sea. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing and more

1 Day in Colombo

Colombo City Tour

Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores. Enjoy the Daylife as you party till the morning.

Depature

Continue to Airport after spending a memorable time in this island

Includes:

  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
  • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.

Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa and Related Expenses.
  • Tips & Portages.

Complimentary:

  • 1 x 1 Litre water bottle per person per day.
  • 1 x Local SIM card per room.
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