This is a 9 day Golf Sri Lanka holiday tour package offering four rounds of golf at historical golf courses of Sri Lanka and alternative program for non-playing partners.
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A very warm welcome from your tour guide at the Katunayaka airport.
You will be transferred to Colombo, where shopping and a city tour can be done in the afternoon. Being the country’s commercial capital, Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka. It is a busy and vibrant city, with a mixture of modern life, colonial buildings and ruins. Some notable landmarks in Colombo include the two World Trade Centre towers – the tallest completed building in the country and the third tallest twin towers in South Asia, the Independence Hall at the Independence Square in Cinnamon Gardens – which was built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule, the Old Colombo Lighthouse – which was first constructed as a clock tower in 1860, the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque – which was recognized as the landmark of Colombo by sailors approaching the port, and the Galle Face Green – the city’s largest and most elegant promenade.
Start the day with round of Golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club in the morning. Non playing partners can enjoy Colombo City Tour / bargain brand Shopping.
The 130 year old Royal Colombo Golf Club:
Golf in Sri Lanka, like many other British sports gained popularity on the Galle Face Green. The Colombo Golf Club was formed here and in 1896 moved to its present location which was a model farm.In 1928 the privilege of using the prefix “Royal” was bestowed upon the Club by His Majesty King George V.
After mid-day proceed to Kandy, en-route visit the Tooth Temple.
Being the hill capital of the country, Kandy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. It is also the venue of the perahera and temples, shrines and monasteries are found everywhere, keeping Buddhist traditions alive. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, also known as the Dalada Maligawa, is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy and is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha, which is considered to be Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.
In the evening enjoy famous Cultural show featuring Kandyan dancers, drummers and fire walking.
Start the day with round of Golf at Victoria Golf & Country Resort. Non playing partners can enjoy a herbal massage and/or visit to Royal botanical garden.
Victoria’s reputation as a leading golf course has grown over the years. Mark Bostock’s dream of a 36 hole course could not be realised, and, on reflection, this was perhaps unachievable, not least due to the demands on the land for re-settlement which took away 70 acres. However, most would agree that it is a great golf course. The design of the course is nothing short of a masterpiece, fitting in quite beautifully with the natural slopes so that there is no suggestion that the greens, tees and fairways were constructed. They seemed to have been always there.
Victoria has been the proud winner of the award for “The Best Golf Course on the Sub-continent” on no less than six occasions.
August 5, 2014
In the afternoon we visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 to care for abandoned and wounded elephants. The orphanage is open to the public daily, and all admission fees are used to look after the elephants.
After breakfast we visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage site) is perhaps the most awe-inspiring wonder of the island. With its history dating back to prehistoric times, the rock rises 370m above sea level and is visible for miles in all directions. At the summit of the rock is the fortified palace with its ruined buildings, its cisterns and its rock sculptures. According to chronicles, the entire complex was built by King Kasyapa (AD 477 – 495), and it was later used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.
Thereafter leave for Nuwara Eliya, and visit a tea estate and factory on the way.
Nuwara Eliya offers breathtaking views of misty mountain peaks, verdant green valleys, flowery meadows and cascading waterfalls. It is blessed with pleasant mountain air and has a cool climate despite the country’s tropical weather. Being only 180 kilometres away from Colombo, Nuwara Eliya is also known as “Little England” since the British had once tried to turn this city into a typical English village.
Start the day with a round of Golf at historical Nuwara Eliya golf club.
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world and is enriched with a tradition and an ambience which is hard to equal. TheClub is situated at the foot of Mount Piduruthalagala (Mount Pedro) and is surrounded by some of the finest tea gardens in Sri Lanka.
The 18-hole course which has a length of 6075 yards and a course par of 71 consists of fairways which are long and narrow, bordered by tall trees and dense shrubbery. Good positional play is required, and the terrain enfolds the golfer in a constant uphill and downhill trek with many water hazards. The grass on the greens is local, mixed with bluegrass.
Non playing partners will visit famous Hukgala Botanical garden for a relaxing morning.
In the afternoon we travel to Yala.
Proceed to Yala national park safari after breakfast.
Yala National Park covers over 979 square kilometers and is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The most often-spotted inhabitants of the vast Yala National Park are elephants, but visitors might also be able to spot leopards, sambhur, spotted deer, sloths, crocodiles, monkeys, wild boar, porcupines and a variety of species of birds.
After enjoying Safari we travel to Hikkaduwa – southern Beach paradise in Sri Lanka.
Relaxing day at the beach.
You can also enjoy a city tour of Galle. Being the best preserved fortified city built by European colonial powers in Asia, the Galle Fort has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for illustrating the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Originally built by the Portuguese in 1584, the Fort fell into the hands of the Dutch in 1640, who decided to fortify it to an even greater extent. This archaeological, historical, and architectural heritage monument maintains a polished appearance even after 423 years.
The city had been a prominent seaport long before western rule in the country, and it is believed to be the main entrepot for Cinnamon which was exported from Sri Lanka as early as 1400 BC. It is also believed to be the seaport from which King Solomon drew ivory, peacocks and other valuables. The southern coast is also home to some of the best beaches in the country.
Leave for Colombo for an other game of Golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club. On route you can visit a mask factory, turtle hatchery. Non Playing partners can enjoy bargain shopping experience in Colombo.
You can experience Colombo nightlife before heading back home
Enjoy what capital city has to enjoy before your flight. Leave for the airport for departure.
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**Special offer valid for travel by 19 September 2015. Supplementary fee of $60 per person applies for stay in Kandy during August / Kandy festival period. Price is calculated based on 6 people traveling together in Sri Lanka.
Price includes accommodation with buffet breakfast and dinner, 4 Golf rounds with a personal caddy and club hire, the entrance fees for Elephant ophernage, Dambulla Rock Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress,Cultural Show at Kandy, Kandy Dalada Maligawa (Tooth temple), Yala Safari Entrance, Safari 4WD hire and visit to Turtle Hatchery.
*Hotels are subject to availability and can be arranged to suit your requirements.
This tour can be customised to meet your unique needs.