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Sri Lanka and Dubai

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Sri Lanka and Dubai - the pearls of Asia

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10 days / 8 nights

Type of transport: Airplane

Price from: 1447.00 €

Route: Sofia–Dubai–Colombo–Pinawela–Dambula–Sigiriya–Polonnaruwa–Dambula–Matale–Kandy–Peradeniya–Nuwara Eliya–Kalutara–Colombo–Dubai–Sofia

  • Program
  • Day 1

    Sofia - Dubai At 3:50 p.m., departure from Sofia Airport to Dubai on a flight of the airline "Flydubai" (flight duration: 4 hours and 45 minutes). The group is accompanied throughout the entire route by a guide from Bulgaria. Arrive Dubai Airport at 21:35 Depart Colombo at 23:05

     

    Day 2

    Colombo – Pinavella – Dambulla Arrival at Colombo airport at 05:15 (flight duration: 4 hours and 40 minutes). Welcome by the agency representative. Departure to Pinnavella - visit Pinnavella Elephant Sanctuary. An amazing way to get up close to these unique animals. Here you can see many elephants bathing in the river and the little 6 year old elephants still drinking milk. Elephants have always been and will always be a big part of Sri Lankan culture as they are the most important helpers in the difficult agricultural work. You will then proceed to Dambulla. You will visit the cave temples of Dambulla, built by King Valagambahi in the 1st century BC. In each of the five caves, the walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals, and the statues of gods, kings and those of the Buddha found number about 130. Departure to the hotel. Accommodation at Sun Green Hotel **** or similar in Dambulla. Dinner.

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 3

    Dambulla – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla Breakfast. Departure for Sigiriya. Visit to the rock fortress, the name of which in translation means "Lion Rock". It is one of the most impressive sights of Sri Lanka, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It rises on a rock terrace 200 m above the jungle and was built in the 5th century, during the time of King Kashayapa. Transfer to Polonnaruwa - the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. For many years it was the residence of the Anuradhapura rulers. Here they liked to rest, and in danger of invasions from the Tamils in this place they found security, shelter and protection. The former capital is rightly considered to be the best planned archaeological site in Sri Lanka, and its beauty is recognized by anyone who has had the good fortune to come face to face with this amazing landscape. Archaeological excavations began at the beginning of the 20th century, and the main attraction is the stone temple Gal Vihara - the most famous in Sri Lanka. The Gal Vihara monastery complex itself is carved into the rocks and next to the artificial caves created in this way, a monolithic statue of a reclining Buddha, which is as much as 15 meters long, is placed. Another landmark of the ancient city is the temple known as the "Pearl of Ceylon" or Lankatilaka, in front of whose gigantic statues one cannot help but feel insignificant. Return back to Dambulla at Sun Green Hotel **** or similar. Dinner.

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 4

    Dambulla – Matale – Kandy Breakfast. Departure to Kandy. On the way – a visit to the spice gardens in Matale. They are a charming place to stroll through the fragrant greenery and a place where you can learn more about the more popular spices – nutmeg, cloves, curry, cumin and the precious cardamom. Arrival in Kandy. Visit to the "Sacred Temple of the Buddha's Tooth" (Sri Dalada Maligawa), where, according to legend, the upper incisor of the Buddha himself is kept. This precious relic attracts white-clad pilgrims carrying lotus and red jasmine flowers every day. We will watch the blessing ceremony with all the fanfare, trumpets and brightly dressed monks performing the ritual. Accommodation at Royal Kandyan Hotel **** or similar in Kandy. Dinner.

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 5

    Kandy – Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya Breakfast. Visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya, famous for its collection of orchids. Over 300 species of orchids, spices, herbs and palm trees are grown in the garden. Departure to a tea plantation. We will witness the production of the world famous "Ceylon tea". We will pass through the most picturesque part of the island with amazing mountain landscapes and extensive tea plantations. Then you will continue to Nuwara Eliya - it is called "Little England" because of the greenery and - the cool, temperate climate. The city is surrounded by mountains, valleys, waterfalls and numerous tea plantations - the area is considered the most important center in Sri Lanka for growing the valuable plant. The altitude here is over 1,800 m, and not far away is the top of the country - Mount Pidurutalagala (Pidurutalagala, 2524 m). It is no coincidence that many residents of the country visit the city to escape for a short time from the heat and humidity of the coast. We will walk around the city and the beautiful Victoria Central Park. Accommodation at the hotel "Araliya Green Hills" **** or similar in Nuwara Eliya. Dinner.

    Overnight.

     

    Day 6

    Nuwara Eliya – Kalutara Breakfast. Departure for Kalutara - 40 km south of Colombo, in the past the city was an important center of trade. Today, the city is a modern resort with many opportunities for water sports and beach recreation. Accommodation at Tangerine Beach Hotel **** or similar on the beach in Kalutara. Free time for beach and entertainment. Here you can enjoy water skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, spearfishing. Dinner. Overnight stay.

     

    Day 7 Kalutara – Colombo – Dubai Breakfast. Transfer to Colombo airport. 15:40 Departure for Dubai. 18:50 (flight duration: 4 hours and 40 minutes). Arrival at Dubai airport. Transfer to hotel "Hilton Garden inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates" **** or similar.

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 8

    Breakfast. Panoramic tour of Dubai (INCLUDED IN THE PRICE). During this tour, you will get to know the rich and varied traditions of Dubai, the history of the emirate, new projects, as well as curious facts from the life of the local population, you will feel the ancient and the modern in this paradise in the desert. The tourist program covers the old and the new part of the city. We will start with one of the megaprojects of the emirate, located in the new part of the city - the "Dubai Marina" complex with a yacht harbor and skyscrapers, in which there are residences, company offices and hotels. We will continue to the artificial island in the shape of a palm tree, where the fabulous 5-star hotel "Atlantis" is located. We will move along the "stem" of Jumeirah - the first of the three artificial islands in the shape of a palm tree. Of course, we will not miss the emblematic 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel, built in the shape of a ship's sail into the sea. We will go to the old part of the city of Deira, where the largest market for gold, jewelry, cloth and spices is located. The tour will end at the Dubai Mall, from where you can climb to the tallest building in the world - the skyscraper Burj Khalifa (reservation is additionally offered), visit the luxury market Al Bahar Souk or the Dubai Aquarium Aquarium & Underwater Zoo'. Afternoon free time and wish organized return to the hotel by Dubai Metro (about 30 min., tickets are purchased on the spot - about 7-8 AED or 2-3 USD or if desired independent return by taxi 20-25 min. about 40-45 AED or 12-15$). The Dancing or Singing Fountains are located in the Burj Khalifa Lake, which has an area of 30 acres. The height of the water jet reaches 150 meters, and the length of the entire structure is 275 meters. Over 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors create a unique visual spectacle. Show Timings: Every 30 minutes from 18:00 to 23:00 2. 13:30-15:30 Burj Khalifa 124th Floor Observation Deck Ticket, Dubai Mall and Dancing Fountains. The observation deck "At The Top" is located on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper and offers an incredible panorama of the city. Tickets are purchased in advance for an exact day and time. The ticket includes an express elevator ride to the 124th floor and unlimited time on the site. (It is possible to buy tickets at twice the price on the spot).

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 9

    Dubai Breakfast. Free day or optional tourist program: 1. 09:00 - 14:00 Half-day excursion to Sharjah and Ajman. Sharjah is the cultural capital of the UAE, and Ajman is the smallest of the 7 emirates. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in traditional Arabic culture. You will learn more about Islamic civilization by visiting the Ethnographic Museum in Ajman. Continuing to Sharjah, you will stop for a photo break in front of breathtaking views of the beach and in front of one of the few Orthodox churches on the Arabian Peninsula - the Russian Church. You will visit the traditional market of Sharjah “Blue Souk” for gold, silver, carpets, spices and souvenirs of course. Return back to the hotel. 2. 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Safari in the desert with barbecue-dinner – a memorable emotion, a trip full of excitement in the legendary Arabian desert. You will depart from your hotel in a Toyota Landcruiser jeep inland into the desert crossing the sand dunes. You will arrive at a Bedouin camp where you will have the opportunity to try traditional activities such as camel riding, henna hand painting and hookah smoking. The sunset, which casts its orange glow on the sands, will you provided an unforgettable view and opportunity for romantic photos. The evening will end with a delicious barbecue dinner under the fabulous desert sky, to the sounds of Arabic music and traditional dances. Dinner is a buffet with abundant salads, dishes, desserts and soft drinks (beer and alcoholic drinks are paid extra). In the evening return back to the hotel.

    Overnight stay.

     

    Day 10

    Dubai - Sofia At 07:00 transfer to the airport. At 10:50 a.m. departure from Dubai to Sofia (flight duration: 5 hours and 20 minutes).

    Landing at Sofia Airport at 3:10 p.m.

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  • The price includes:

    • Flight ticket Sofia - Dubai - Colombo - Dubai - Sofia including airport fees of Flydubai airline, checked baggage up to 20 kg and small cabin baggage up to 7 kg;
    • 2 nights with breakfast and dinner at Sun Green Hotel**** or similar in Dambulla;
    • 1 night with breakfast and dinner at the "Royal Kandyan"**** hotel or similar in Kandy;
    • 1 overnight stay with breakfast and dinner at "Araliya Green Hills" hotel **** or similar in Nuwara Eliya;
    • 1 night with breakfast and dinner at the Tangerine Beach Hotel**** or similar in Kalutara;
    • 3 nights with breakfast at the hotel "Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates" **** or similar;
    • all transfers described in the program;
    • the described tourist program in Sri Lanka;
    • all entrance fees to the sites included in the tourist program in Sri Lanka;
    • Panoramic tour of Dubai in Bulgarian; Guide - translator from Bulgaria;
    • Local tour guide during the stay in Sri Lanka in English;
    • Insurance "Assistance when traveling abroad" with assistance and a liability limit of EUR 50,000.

    The price does not include:

    • Visa for Sri Lanka;
    • Mandatory Tourism Dirham tourist tax for all arrivals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
    • Payable in local currency by the customers on the spot, directly at the hotel: for 4* hotel - fee of 15 AED or 4.5 USD per room per night;
    • Dubai State Departure Fee (payable in person at the airport for all departure dates after 30 June 2016):
    • AED 35 Drinks during meals included in the price; Burj Khalifa 124th Floor Observation Deck Ticket (not including transfer to the tower);
    • Half-day excursion to Sharjah and Ajman with a licensed local tour guide in Bulgarian (takes place with a minimum of 15 registered tourists);
    • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner (takes place with a minimum of 15 registered tourists);
    • Tips for tour guide / driver / piccolo;
    • Expenses of a personal nature;
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance (We recommend you take out this insurance!).