The spectacular Kandy Perahera Sri Lanka is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in the world. It takes place in July and August to honour the sacred relic of the tooth of Buddha which is housed in Sri Dalada Maligawa.
Kandy Perehara which is also known as Kandy Esala Perahera is the procession of the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The event pays homage to the sacred relic of the tooth of Buddha. It takes place every year during the months of July and August. If you are planning to travel in Sri Lanka during this period, you really should not miss this magnificent event, which is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in the world. This tour helps you enjoy the rich colour and charm of the Kandy Perehara while also giving you the opportunity to admire the beauty of several key attractions in the island. Places like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Koneswaram Temple, Pasikuda Beach and Nuwara Eliya are covered in this tour, to offer you a well-rounded travel experience in Sri Lanka.
Little Adam’s Peak
Nine Arch Bridge
Scenic train ride
Nuwara Eliya city tour
Tea factory and tea plantation tour
Kandy Perahera (during the month of July or August)
You will arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport where a representative of Tangerine Tours will meet you. Then you will be taken to the enchanting coastal town of Bentota in the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. You will be able to spend the full day at leisure while staying in this gorgeous coastal haven. You can even go on and enjoy a range of thrilling water sports and witness the allure of stilt fishermen. The Galle Fort can also be reached with ease from Bentota.
Day 2 - Ella
Transfer from Galle to Ella
Have breakfast at the hotel and prepare to travel to the idyllic Hill Country of Sri Lanka. A scenic train ride will be included in your travel itinerary today. Many say this is one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world! When you reach the gorgeous town of Ella, you can check-in at the hotel and prepare to explore the beautiful region. Places like Nine Arch Bridge and Little Adam’s Peak will be covered today.
Day 3 - Nuwara Eliya
Transfer from Ella to Nuwara Eliya
The picture perfect city of Nuwara Eliya which is called ‘Little England’ will be your next stop. You will reach Nuwara Eliya from Ella in approximately two hours. You will be taken on a tea factory and tea plantation visit today so that you will get the chance to learn more about the flourishing tea industry in Sri Lanka. The region’s stunning waterfalls will also be visited today. An enchanting city tour in Nuwara Eliya will take place in the evening.
Day 4 - Kandy
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
The magnificent city of Kandy is to be explored today, so you will have an early breakfast and leave the hotel in the morning. Today you will get the opportunity to witness the grand colour and charm of the Kandy Esala Perehara, which is the annual procession of the Temple of the Tooth Relic. It pays homage to the relic of the Tooth of Buddha and is the grandest religious festival in the country. Many devotees and tourists visit the city during the event.
Day 5 - Cultural Triangle
Transfer from Kandy to the Cultural Triangle
You will leave Kandy after having breakfast to go to the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. The village of Sigiriya will be reached in approximately 2.5 hours from Kandy. You will explore the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress today which is one of the most prominent attractions in the country. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa which has a remarkable array of well-preserved ruins as well as the Dambulla Cave Temple will be visited today. Return to the hotel at night and get some rest.
Day 6 - Pasikuda
Transfer from Cultural Triangle to Pasikuda
A journey of 2.5 hours will bring you to the glorious territories of Pasikuda in the morning. The mesmerizing beauty of the region will indeed take your very breath away! Spend some time relaxing upon the magnificent white shores of the region and drink in its supreme beauty. You will be able to spend the full day at leisure today. The strenuous itinerary of the past few days indeed warrants a good day of rest!
Day 7 - Pasikuda
You will be spending the full day in the idyllic town of Pasikuda. You will get the chance to do some water sports today. Snorkelling and scuba diving are popular pastimes among those who visit Pasikuda. You can even go on a thrilling cruise ride and treat yourself to the ultimate adrenaline rush. Pasikuda has one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastlines in the world so you can enjoy a blissful experience upon these enchanting shores for sure!
Day 8 - Trincomalee
Transfer from Pasikuda to Trincomalee
The stylish coastal city of Trincomalee is your next stop. So, have breakfast early and check-out of the hotel. Once you reach Trincomalee in about two hours, you will be able to enjoy a time of relaxation. The beautiful beach of Nilaveli will be visited today as will the Koneswaram Temple, which is a prominent site of worship among the Hindus. A city tour in Trincomalee will also be arranged today. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in your hotel.
Day 9 - Trincomalee
You will be spending the full day in Trincomalee today. The world famous Pigeon Island will be included in your travel itinerary of the day. Once you reach this enchanting destination, you will be able to enjoy hours of snorkelling and scuba diving. Even a whale and dolphin watching tour can be arranged for your pleasure during the course of the day. Return to the hotel when night falls and treat yourself to a time of relaxation as you will be travelling on the following day.
Day 10 - Anuradhapura
Transfer from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura
The journey from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura will take about two hours will take place in the morning. So, have an early breakfast and check-out of the hotel. Once you reach Anuradhapura you can get some rest and then prepare to travel. Anuradhapura was the very first capital of ancient Sri Lankan kings. You will be visiting the sacred city of Anuradhapura, Mihintale monastery, Kalawewa Tank and Aukana Buddha Statue today before retiring to rest in your hotel in the evening.
Day 11 - Negombo
Transfer from Anuradhapura to Negombo
Today you will be travelling to the stylish western coast of Sri Lanka. The enchanting city of Negombo will be reached from Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Once you reach the hotel you can go on and explore the stunning appeals of this stylish beach destination. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants lining these famed shores so take your time and explore it well! You will be able to enjoy bird watching at the beautiful Muthurajawela Wetlands during your stay in Negombo.
Day 12 - Bandaranaike International Airport
Transfer from Negombo to Bandaranaike International Airport
Your day of departure has dawned, and you will be leaving our paradise island today. Pack your bags and check-out of the hotel and our representative will pick you. You will be taken to the Bandaranaike International Airport which is located about 15 minutes from Negombo, in time for your flight back home. We will now bid you adieu, until next time!
Being greeted by a Tangerine Tours representative on arrival at the airport
Accommodation at the selected hotels with respective meal basis.
All transfers & sightseeing in private transport with the services of an English-speaking driver
24-hour monitoring of ground operations.
Early check-in & late check-out to the agreed hotels
Camera & video permits. (There are places that you are not allowed to get photographs such as Sigiriya Frescos, Dambulla cave temple due to the light sensitivity of the paintings were done thousands years ago. Please note that special permission need to take if you are planning to use Drone cameras in Sri Lanka)
Any expenses of personal nature
Meals not mentioned in inclusions
Entrances fees. (Most of the entrance fees will not added to the total prices unless requested. We would suggest you to buy the entrance tickets at the entrance with the assistance of your driver. We will make pre reservations in advance when needed.)
Flights & air transfers
Tips & portages
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