Kandy Esala Procession Tour

10 Days - 09 Nights

  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage
  • Culture And Heritage

Overview

Held during the month of July or August, Esala Perahera (the festival of the tooth of Lord Buddha) is a prestigious event signifying Sri Lanka’s rich religious heritage. This festive event sees the participation of dozens of dancers, drummers and other types of performers clad in vibrant costumes to pay tribute to the revered tooth of Lord Buddha and Buddhism as a whole. A special highlight of the Esala Perahera is the participation of beautifully decorated elephants. This festive procession features fire-breathers, traditional dancers, jugglers, and much more. It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Package Itinerary

Day 1AIRPORT PINNAWALA SIGIRIYA

180 kms and approximately 05 – 06 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Miraculous Sri Lanka will welcome you at the Airport & transfer to Sigiriya.

Pick up from the airport

Proceed to Sigiriya

En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Do elephant back ride in Habarana

Check in to the hotel

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Day 2SIGIRIYA ANURADHAPURA SIGIRIYA

169 kms and approximately 03- 04 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura

Sightseeing tour in Anuradhapura

Proceed to Mihintale & climb the Mihintale Rock

En route visit the Aukana Buddha Statue

Elephant Back Safari in Habarana

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Day 3SIGIRIYA POLONNARUWA MINNERIYA SIGIRIYA

115 kms and approximately 03 – 04 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Visit Sigiriya & Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the Morning

Village tour in Habarana

Proceed to Polonnaruwa

Do Sightseeing tour in Polonnaruwa

Optional En route Visit Minneriya National Park

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Day 4SIGIRIYA DAMBULLA KANDY

90 kms and approximately 02 – 03 hour journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

Proceed to Kandy

En route visit the Dambulla Rock Temple

Upon arrival to Matale visit a spice garden

Visit the Temple of the Tooth & Cultural Dance Show in the evening

Check in to the hotel

Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 5KANDY PERADENIYA KANDY

15 kms and approximately 01 hour journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After Breakfast proceed to Peradeniya

Visit the Gem museum, Batik and Silk Factory , Oak Ray Woodcarving

Kandy Buddhist museum & City Tour

Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Visit Kandy Esala Perahera in the Evening

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 6KANDY NUWARA ELIYA

75 kms and approximately 02 – 03 hour journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After Breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya

En route visit Ramboda Falls

En route to Nuwara Eliya Visit a Tea factory

City Tour of Nuwara Eliya in the evening

Check in to the hotel

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day 7NUWARA ELIYA Kitulgala Bentota

209 kms and approximately 03 – 04 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After Breakfast proceed to Bentota

En route Do White Water Rafting in Kitulgala

Check in to the hotel

Leisure on the beach

Overnight stay in Bentota

Day 8BENTOTA KOSGODA BENTOTA

40 kms and approximately a 01 – 02 hour journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Kosgoda

En route go on a Boat ride in Madu River which is famous for its Bio Diversity

Visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda

Do Water Sports & leisure on the beach in the evening

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay in Bentota

Day 9BENTOTA COLOMBO

80 kms and approximately a 02 – 03 hour journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed to Colombo

Do a Colombo City & Shopping Tour

Check in to the hotel

Overnight stay in Colombo

Day 10COLOMBO AIRPORT DEPARTURE

35 kms and approximately a 01 hour journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration

After breakfast proceed the Airport Departure

Hotels atKatunayake

Full Moon Garden

Ramada Katunayake

Tamarind Tree

Airport Garden Hotel

Full Moon Garden

Lespri Grand

Hotels atAnuradapura

Heritage Anuradhapura

Palm Garden Village

Rajarata Hotel

Avasta Resort

Forest Rock Garden

Nuwara Wewa Lakeside

Hotels atPolonnaruwa

Hotel Giritale

Royal Lotus

The Lake House

Deer Park Hotel

Sudu Araliya

The Lake Hotel

Hotels atHabarana

Elephas Hotel

Saunter Paradise

Sorowwa Resort & Spa

Aliya Resort & Spa

Chaaya Village

Cinnamon Lodge

Hotels atSigiriya

Brook Boutique

Camellia Resort

Fresco Water Villa

Hotel Sigiriya

Kassapa Lion Resort

Sigiriya Village

Amaya Lake

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Kalundewa Retreat

Paradise Resort & Spa

Royal Retreat

Wild Grass Nature Resort

Elephant Corridor

Heritance Kandalama

Signature by Amaya

Hotels atJaffna

Jaffna Heritage

Tilko Jaffna City Hotel

Valampuri Hotel

Hotels atTrincomalee & Nilaveli

Anantamaa Hotel

Pigeon Island Resort

Sea Lotus

Amaranthe Bay Resort

Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Trinco Blu By Cinnamon

Hotels atPassikudha

Anilana Hotel

Maalu Maalu

The Calm Resort

Amaya Beach

Sun Aqua

Uga Bay

Hotels atKandy

Hilltop

Hotel Suisse

Hotel Topaz

Queen's Hotel

Serene Grand Villa

Thilanka Hotel

Amaara Sky

Earl's Regent

Melheim Kandy

OZO Kandy

Randholee Resort

Tourmaline

Amaya Hills

Cinnamon Citadel

Earl's Regency

Grand Kandyan

Hunnas Falls

Mahaweli Reach

Kandy Luxury Bangalow

Madulkelle Eco Lodge

Theva Residency

Hotels atNuwara Eliya

Daffodil Hotel

Glendower

Glenfall Reach

Hill Club

Oakray Summer Breeze

The Waterfall Resort

Governor's Chalets

Jetwing St.Andrew's

Unique Cottages

Araliya Green Hills

Grand hotel

Heritance Tea Factory

Amaya Langdale

Jetwing Warwick Garden

Tea Plant Hotel

Hotels atElla

Ella Gap Hotel

Heaven Edge

Mountain Heavens

Bandarawela Hotel

Melhiem Resort

Morning Dew Hotel

98 Acers Resort

Hideaway

Jungle Inn

Hotels atUdawalawe

Elephant Safari

Grand Udawalawe

Kalu's Hideaway

Hotels atSinharaja

Boulder Garden

Rain Forest Eco Lodge

Rain Forest Edge

Hotels atYala

Elephant Reach

Hotel Chandrika

Taprospa Tissa

Kithala Resort

Laya Safari

Mandara Resort

Nikara Yala

Thaulle Resort

The Safari Hotel

Chena Huts By Uga Escapes

Cinnamon Wild

Jetwing Yala

Kulu Safari

Leopard Trails

Mahoora Camping

Hotels atMirissa

Fisherman's Bay

Paradise Beach Club

W15

Casa Mirissa

Manadara Resort

Weligama Bay Resort

Hotels atGalle & Unawatuna

Closenberg

Koggala Beach Hotel

Taprobane Beach House

Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Galle Fort Hotel

Long Beach Hotel

Amangalla

Fortress Resort

Jetwing Lighthouse

Hotels atHikkaduwa

Bansei By J

Coral Sands

Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel

Citrus Hikkaduwa

Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon

Lavanga Resort

Hotels atBentota

Club Bentota

Oasey Beach

Taprospa Footprints

Bentota Beach Hotel

Pandanus Beach Resort

Temple Tree Resort

The Palms

The Surf

Whispering Palms

Avani Bentota

Centara Cey Sands

Cinnamon Bey

Eden Resort

Heritance Ahungalla

Vivanta By Taj

Heritance Ayurveda Mahagedare

Lanka Princess

Siddhalepa Ayurveda Resort

Michelle Boutique

Paradise Road

Saman Villas

Hotels atKalutara

Avani Kalutara

Tangerine Beach

Turyaa Kaluthara

Blue Waters

Citrus Waskaduwa

Royal Palms

Hotels atColombo

Berjaya Mount Royal

Ceylon City Hotel

Mirage Hotel

Palm Beach Hotel-

Perl Grand Hotel

Renuka City Hotel

Cinnamon Red

Galle Face Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel

OZO Colombo

Pegasus Reef-Wattala

Ramada Colombo

Cinnamon Grand

Cinnamon Lakeside

Galadari Colombo

Hilton Colombo

Kingsbury

Taj Samudra

CASA Colombo

Colombo Courtyard

Tintagel

Hotels atNegombo

Camelot Beach Hotel

Club Dolphin

Paradise Beach

Amagi Lagoon

Goldi Sands

The Beach All Suite

Club Dolphin

Heritance Negombo

Jetwing Beach

Jetwing Blue

Jetwing Sea

Suriya Resort

Tentative dates of the Kandy Esala Perahera 2016

8th Aug 2016 1st Kumbal Perahera
9th Aug 2016 2nd Kumbal Perahera
10th Aug 2016 3rd Kumbal Perahera
11th Aug 2016 4th Kumbal Perahera
12th Aug 2016 5th Kumbal Perahera
13th Aug 2016 1st Kumbal Perahera
14th Aug 2016 2nd Kumbal Perahera
15th Aug 2016 3rd Kumbal Perahera
16th Aug 2016 4th Kumbal Perahera
17th Aug 2016 5th Kumbal Perahera
18th Aug 2016 Day Perahera ( Water Cutting Ceremony “Diya Kepeema” )