Discover The East - Batticaloa and Trincomalee

4Nights 5Days
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LKR 110,000
Per person on twin sharing
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Stay Plan
Sri Lanka - 4 Nights
EMIPay Monthly LKR 9,167
Inclusions
Transfer
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Sightseeing
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Adventure
Family
Shopping
Summer Special
Package Itinerary
Day 1
Polonnaruwa - Batticaloa
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Hotel East Lagoon
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Activity
"Meet, Greet at the Airport in Colombo and transfer to the East Coast (6-7 hrs drive) \n\nEn route explore historic city of Polonnaruwa-\nPolonnaruwa took its place in history after King Vijayabahu I defeated the invading Cholas and moved the capital from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa. It is renowned for its well-preserved 12th century ruins and impressive stone culture. Exploring Polonnaruwa, which is today a UNESCO World Heritage site, one can see Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas and the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.\n

\nUpon reaching Batticaloa check into Hotel East Lagoon. \n

\t\t\nVisit the Batticaloa Lagoon Environmental Learning Centre and Ecopark\n

\nBatticaloa Lagoon Environmental Learning Centre is a perfect place to learn about the lagoon ecosystem. A resource centre as well as an ideally located spot to observe the estuary, the centre shelters an exhibition of local artists\u2019 wall paintings and displays some information about the environment. Once you are done with the centre, take a boat to cross to the Ecopark. Enjoy the natural beauty of the environment, climb the bird viewing tower. \n

\nOvernight Stay at the hotel.\n"
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Day 2
Batticaloa
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Hotel
Hotel East Lagoon
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Activity
"Breakfast at Hotel\n

\nIn the morning visit the Batticaloa Market. \n

\nExplore the vibrant market where you can see some of the exotic vegetables and produce grown in this region like drumsticks, ladys fingers and snake gourds. Try some of the seasonal fruits sold here, and visit the fish market where you can see many of the species fish found in Sri Lankan waters. The hustle and bustle of the market is a window in the day to day lives of the people in this area. \n

\nVisit the Islamic Heritage Museum in Kattankudy\n

\nThe building holds a rich and diverse collection of the history of Muslims from the area as well as the community of the country as a whole. Evidence of the extensive trade for which the Muslim ancestors of this country were famous is abundantly found throughout the museum. A separate gallery segregated into cubicles showcases the different aspects of the lifestyle to which the Muslims of the country were accustomed. These cubicles serve as a unique porthole into the yesteryear of Muslims. A priceless collection of ancient Islamic manuscripts including ancient copies of the Holy Quran is a sight not to be missed. A separate gallery is dedicated to the story of the Muslims in the island dating back almost a millennium.\n

\nHead towards Kalkudah and visit the Coconut Cultural Park. \n

\t\t \nThis impressive new attraction is dedicated to the coconut, surely the world's most remarkable plant, and inexorably linked with the Sri Lankan nation (their cultivation is mentioned in the Mahavamsa) and diet. You can wander under coconut groves and learn all about the coconut palm's many uses \u2013 timber for housing and shelter, coir rugs and rope, cooking oil and toddy. Beauty creams sold here make great souvenirs and coconut ice cream is the ideal post-tour treat.\n

\t \nOvernight Stay at the hotel ."
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Day 3
Batticaloa - Trincomalee - Batticaloa
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Hotel
Hotel East Lagoon
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Activity
"Breakfast at hotel\n

\nHead towards Trincomalee\n

\nVisit the famous Fort Federik and Konneswaram Temple\n

\nOne of the most popular sites to visit in Trincomalee is Fort Fredrick which lies on Swami Rock, which was originally built by the Portugese in 1627 and restored by the Dutch in 1665. At its summit lies the sacred Koneswaram Hindu Temple which was fully restored in 1632 after the original temple was which was believed to be over 2500 years old destroyed by the Portugese and was toppled over the edge of Swami Rock into the sea. Konneswaram is one of the five most sacred Shaivite sites in the island. Adjacent to the Koneswaram Temple is the Lovers Leap viewpoint where you can get sweeping views from the summit of Swami Rock over the Trincomalee harbour and its coastline\n

\nVisit the Hot Springs in Kanniya\n

\nLying inland from Uppuveli are the Hot Springs at Kanniya, which is a sacred site for Hindus, who visit from all parts of the island to perform religious rites after the passing away of a family member. There are seven wells, where the temperatures of the waters vary from well to well ranging from 29c \u2013 46c. It is believed that the hot springs were created by Lord Vishnu and named after the mother of the demon king Ravanna to enable Vishnu to perform an ablutionary rite on his mother.\n

\nIn the afternoon visit the famous Pigeon Island Marine Sanctuary\n

\nTrincomalee also has an expansive area of shallow fringing coral reefs in the area off Dutch Bay. The Pigeon Island marine sanctuary off Nilaveli remains the most popular option for snorkeling in the area. Deriving its name from the Rock Pigeon which has colonized the island in large numbers, Pigeon Island contains some of the best preserved coral reefs in Sri Lanka.. Close to 100 species of coral, 300 coral reef fish species along with Hawksbill Turtle, Green Turtle and Olive Ridley may be encountered here.\n

\nReturn back to Batticaloa for the night\n

\nOvernight stay at the hotel"
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Day 4
Batticaloa - Gal Oya
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Hotel
Hotel East Lagoon
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Activity
"Today you will head out on a day excursion to Gal Oya National Park. \n

\nOne of the least explored locations due to its remoteness is the Gal Oya National Park that serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka from where you go on a boat safari to explore the area\u2019s wildlife. The boat ride takes you through some stunning landscapes comprising of grasslands, rocky escarpments on the banks of the reservoir and provides panoramic views of the Danigala, Nilgala, and Ulpotha mountains ranges in the backdrop. The birdlife is excellent here and Gal Oya is a key nesting location for large congregations of water birds in their thousands which include species such as the Greater Cormorants, Indian Cormorant, Little Cormorant Grey Heron, Spot-billed Pelican, Indian Darter and Asian Openbil. The highlight at Gal Oya however is the opportunity to encounter large numbers of Asian Elephant which are occasionally known to swim across the reservoir to get across to different parts of the reserve. Spotted Deer and Mugger Crocodile are some of the other animals seen. \n

\t\t\nIn the night head to Kallady Birdge and try to listen to the famous \u201cSinging Fish\u201d of Batticaloa. \n

\nBatti is famous in Sri Lankan folklore for its singing fish. According to tradition, between April and September a strange noise \u2013 described variously as resembling a plucked guitar or violin string, or the sound produced by rubbing a wet finger around the rim of a glass \u2013 can be heard issuing from the depths of the lagoon. The \u201csinging\u201d is allegedly strongest on full moon nights, though no one knows exactly what causes it. The most popular explanation is that it\u2019s produced by some form of marine life \u2013 anything from catfish to mussels \u2013 while another theory states that it\u2019s made by water flowing between boulders on the lagoon floor. The best way to listen to the singing is apparently to dip one end of an oar in the water and hold the other end to your ear.\n

\nOvernight stay at hotel"
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Day 5
Departure
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"Today after breakfast you will be transferred back to the airport. "
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Includes

Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Transportation by air-conditioned car with English speaking chauffeur guide.

Entrance Tickets for mentioned activities and sites.

All taxes as per government law.

Excludes

Expenses of personal nature.

Any other services not specified above.

Video and Camera permits.

Visa charges 

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