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Southern Charms of Sri Lanka - Qatar Airways Holidays History & Culture

History & Culture

Eid Al Fitr Offer : Southern Charms of Sri Lanka - 5 nights

 Hotel Room Type  Validity   Starting Price (QAR) 
      Single Twin Share
Kandalama: Heritance Kandalama
Colombo :  Cinnamon Lake side
Bentota :  Vivanta by Taj Bentota
Superior Charm view

 07/08/13 - 17/08/13




Day 1: Kandalama
Arrival, meet greet and proceed to Kandalama via Pinnawala visiting the Elephen Orphanage.
(The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawela herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals.)


Day 02:  Kandalama 
After breakfast proceed to visit Sigiriya .Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. 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 (B)

Optional excursion- Minneriya Jeep Safari


Day 03:  Colombo
After breakfast proceed to do a city tour of Colombo, like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face.  Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where Old buildings once stood.  Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained.  For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) - an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China, and the Dutch  Museum. (B)


Day 04: Bentota
After breakfast proceed to Bentota, after check in at hotel visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Optional boat ride at Balapitiya


Day 05: Bentota - Galle
After breakfast proceed to do a city tour of Galle.
Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon and is a town rich in history. It was the center of the Dutch regime in the 17th century and the majestic Galle Fort ( spanning 90 acres ) bears testimony to this fact. The city of Galle is one of the well preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia and has been declared a 'World Heritage Site'. The Dutch museum & the Dutch church are two famous tourist attractions in Galle. The city is also known for its delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings. (B)


Day 06: Bentota
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure (B)


  • Return Economy Class airfare (Doha /Colombo / Doha) on Qatar Airways including ticket taxes and fuel surcharge
  • 05 nights accommodation at hotels as mentioned above inclusive of breakfast
  • Hotel room taxes and service charges
  • Return airport transfers and tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking Chauffeur guide

Terms and Conditions

  • Price mentioned above is per person on twin sharing basis, based on minimum 02 passengers travelling together
  • Surcharge maybe applicable during exhibitions, trade fairs, festive seasons, etc
  • For Eid Al Fitr : Travel Validity: 07th August - 17th August 2013
  • Prices excludes visa charges, travel insurance, airport taxes (if applicable), items of personal nature like telephone bills, tips, porterage or any items not mentioned under 'Includes'
  • Does not include entrance fees to sights mentioned above, same to be paid locally
  • Rates mentioned are based on specific booking classes applicable for Qatar Airways Holidays only. If specific booking class is unavailable and another booking class is availed, supplement charge will apply
  • All rates and taxes are correct at the time of publishing and subject to change without prior notice
  • Charges and penalties are applicable for change of reservation or cancellation of package
  • Other conditions apply, please review terms and conditions at the time of booking
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to obtain and carry a valid passport and other travelling documents including visas, permits, vaccination certificates, travel insurance, etc. Qatar Airways Holidays will not be liable for any inconvenience, expense, loss or damage of any kind, if incurred by the customer due to failure of obtaining or producing such documents

* B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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Tel: +974 - 44237937