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Esala Perahera 05 Days 04 Nights Sri Lanka

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05 Days 04 Nights

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English, German

Experience the grandeur of the Esala Perahera festival in Sri Lanka with our 5-day, 4-night tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural celebrations and witness the majestic procession of elephants, dancers, and musicians. Join Journey Hacks for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Sri Lankan traditions.

The Esala Perahera Tour package by Journey Hacks promises an immersive and unforgettable experience, providing a deeper understanding of Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage. Witness the grandeur of the Esala Perahera festival, immerse yourself in the spiritual traditions, and explore the captivating city of Kandy. Join us on this remarkable journey to create lasting memories and forge a connection with the vibrant traditions of Sri Lanka.

DAY 01 Airport / Colombo
DAY 01 Airport / Colombo

Upon arrival you will be received by a Journey Hacks Representative and then transferred to Colombo. If time permits enjoy a city tour of Colombo.

City Tour of Colombo: 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.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Colombo


Breakfast at Hotel and transfer to Habarana. En-route make a stop at Pinnawela Elephant Orphange.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 miles) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawela is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2015, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala

Transfer to Kandy afterwards.

Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka

Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha.

Kandy Kumbal Perahera

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. This is held in Esala (July or August) which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. The Kandy Esala Perahera lasts for ten days while various festivities can be witnessed right throughout. The Sinhalese term ‘Perahera’ means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats and various other performers accompanied by a large number of caparisoned Tuskers and Elephants parading the streets in celebration of a religious event.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Kandy

DAY 03 Kandy / Kandy Sight-Seeing / Hikkaduwa - Leisure
DAY 03 Kandy / Kandy Sight-Seeing / Hikkaduwa - Leisure

Breakfast at the Hotel and set out to Enjoy Sight-Seeing in Kandy

Sight-Seeing in Kandy

Kandy was the last capital of Sinhala Kings. The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes a collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, bazaar and gem museum.

Proceed to your beach destination after and relax.

Situated 99 km. from Colombo, Hikkaduwa is the ultimate hub for the international traveller. A marine sanctuary abundant with rare corals and tropical fish, the coast of Hikkaduwa is an oceanic delight! The underwater world of colorful corals and beautiful shoals of fish can be explored both by snorkelling or you can take a ride on a glass bottom boat and visit the famous off shore coral gardens. This vivacious, yet laid-back town is known for its night life and many beach festivals held throughout the year.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa

DAY 04 Hikkaduwa / Galle City Tour / Moonstone Mine / Hikkaduwa - Leisure

Breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to Galle for a Sight-Seeing tour.

Dutch Fort: Portuguese built the first fort to withstand attack from the Sri Lankan kingdoms to the north. The Dutch entrance to the fort with it VOC with 1669 carved in the inner archway is still in use.

Dutch Museum: For a peep into life in the days of the Dutch East India Company, look into this small museum at 31 Leynbaan Street.

Visit a Mask Factory and a Moonstone mine.

The town of Ambalangoda along the south coast road is the home of devil dancing and mask making. Visit mask museum & factory. Also visits Moonstone mine. Moonstones are beautiful stones which are white and give a blue shimmer when watched from an angle.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa

DAY 05 Hikkaduwa / Departure

Breakfast at Hotel and transfer to the Colombo International Airport in time to meet the departure flight.

  • Accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar
  • Transportation throughout the Tour with the Services of an English-speaking Chauffeur guide
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner as Specified above for 04 days accommodation
  • Entrance fees to Temple of tooth & Cultural Dance
  • A visit to the UNESCO Heritage site Galle.
  • All Parking, taxes and fuel charges etc.
  • Driver's allowances and all other expenses related to the Vehicle.
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any kind entrance or excursion fees not mentioned above.
  • Safari jeep fee, & any kind of activity fee
  • Lunch & Dinner you have to pay yourself on the restaurant
  • Cost of Extra Meals & Beverages
  • Laundry at any hotels
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Meal, Tipping etc.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Video & Camera Fee at Monuments
  • Air Fare and Visa Charges
  • Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price. If you are traveling independently, we suggest per day $ 8
  • (Note: We do not charge guide fees. We are always willing to give you the best holiday experience in Sri Lanka. Thus, it’s totally up to you to pay a guiding tip based on your satisfaction)


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