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Gallipoli Cruise 2015
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Gallipoli Cruise 2015
 

Available 5th April 2015


Optional Tour 1:
Colombo City Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Decription:
Leave on a sightseeing tour of Colombo driving through the Commercial area of "Fort" so
named, because both the Portuguese and Dutch had a Fort at this point. Drive past "Pettah", a noisy Oriental bazaar with a hotchpotch of humanity, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples. Visit a Hindu and Buddhist Temple and the Jumi Ul Alfar Jumma Mosque.

Continue with the tour through the Wolfendhal Dutch Church, Hulfsdorp Law Courts, to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens, and on to the Independence Square, Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall and National Museum.


 
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Optional Tour 2:
Galle / Hikkaduwa

Duration: Full day

Decription:
Leave for Ambalangoda where the famed 'devil masks' are produced. After visiting one of
the workshops, proceed to Hikkaduwa, which is renowned for its varied and colourful coral
formations. View these from a glass - bottomed boat. Drive on to Galle - the Old Portuguese Fort rebuilt by the Dutch. This Fort is still in a fine state of presentation and today, most of the administration of Galle is carried out from here. Galle is also the center of the ebony wood carvers and handmade laces; visit these workshops in the course of the tour.

Includes:
Tour price includes lunch and boat ride at Hikkaduwa


 
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Optional Tour 3:
Kandy / Pinnawela

Duration: Full day

Decription:
Kandy, set in the hills around an artificial lake 115km east of Colombo, is probably the most charming city in Sri Lanka.

Enroute you will visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage to see elephants bathing in the river at Pinnawela and then visit a tea factory at Giragama. In Kandy, visit the Dalada Maligawa, ' The Temple of the Tooth Relic '.
This famous Temple houses the Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, rescued from the cremation flames in 543 BC and brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th Century. The relic cannot be seen as it is encaused within seven jeweled gold caskets, each worth a King's ransom. Continue to visit the Kandyan Arts and Crafts Centre to find craftsmen fashioning brass, silver and lacquer work.

The next stop is at the Royal Botanical Gardens. See its magnificent Orchid House and the grove of splendid trees, all planted by eminent world figures.

Return to Colombo by evening.

Includes:
Tour price includes lunch in Kandy and entrance fees to the Botanical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth relic and Pinnawela.


 
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Optional Tour 4:
Ratnapura - Water Fall, Gem Mines and Saman Devalaya

Duration: Full day

Decription:
This tour goes southeast via Avissawella through every shade and tone of rich green to yellow green of the rubber plantations, paddy fields and tea estates.

Before reaching Ratnapura you will visit the Bopath Ella water falls with a height of approximately 100 feet or 30 meter. Bopath Ella, The name is self explanatory of its beauty and shape. The name has been derived from its heart like structured head, resembling a Bo leaf of the sacred Bo tree.

On to Ratnapura, City of Gems and see Adam's Peak (in the distance) - a 2,243m mountain venerated by Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims.

After lunch, visit one of the famous gem mines of Ratnapura. Gems such as the Blue, Star and Yellow Sapphires, Cat's Eyes, Rubies, Alexandrites, Amethysts, Zircons, Topaz and Tourmalines are found here. There will be an opportunity to watch a gem cutter and polisher at work and also visit at a lapidary.

The Last stop will be at the Saman Devala, an important shrine for Budhists, is devoted to God Saman a Buddhist deity who is regarded the guardian of Ratnapura. The temple which stands here was rebuilt after the Kandyan kingdom recaptured Ratnapura from the Portuguese an ancient temple stood here which was destroyed by the Potuguese.


 
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