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Dutch Reformed Sites 9 Nights 10 Days
By Ceylon Leisures (Pvt) Ltd
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Destination: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Unawatuna, Matara, Tangalle, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Kalpitiya, Negombo Sight Seeing, Heritage, Culture, History
Ceylon was a governorate of the Dutch between 1658 and 1798 on the island currently known as Sri Lanka.
Meet an assist on arrival. ( Airport â.€.“. Colombo 35 KM )
Transfer to a Hotel in Colombo
(Depending on the arrival time, Commence a sight seen city tour)
Later in the Afternoon.
Viewing the Galle Face Green, Wolvendaal Church, and Dutch Period Museum which was founded and ruled by the Dutch.
Back to the Hotel for Dinner and Over Night Stay,
After breakfast leave to Galle, ( Colombo â.€.“. Galle 115 KM)
Upon arrival visit the, Galle Fort, Dutch Museum, Dutch Reformed Church, and commence a short tour of the city,
Check In to a Hotel in Galle,
Dinner and overnight Stay,
After breakfast leave to Matara. (Galle â.€.“. Matara 45 KM)
On the other side of the river that flows through the Matara town is the star fort. This little redoubt called Van Eck was built in 1763-1765 by the Dutch after the Matara rebellion in 1761-1762. This fort is the unique star shaped fort in Ceylon, over the gate of the fort is the Dutch coat of arms. Itâ.€.™.s still in good condition.
Upon completion return to your Hotel in Matara.
After breakfast leave to tangalle ( Matara â.€.“. Tangalle 38 KM )
Upon arrival commence a visit to the Tangalle Fort,
A small Dutch fort exists in the coastal town of Tangalle, south of the island. Tangalle was an important anchorage. Although much altered the fort still stands and in use as a prison by the Department of Prisons.
Check In to a Hotel in Tangalle.
After breakfast leave to Trincomalee (Tangalle â.€.“. Trincomalee 408 KM)
Relax on arrival.
After breakfast commence a tour to view the fort ostenburg Fort,
A small fort built at the entrance to the inner harbor of Trincomalee by the Dutch and surrendered to the British 1795. It has been called ".the most powerfully gunned fort in Ceylon". with strong batteries at sea level and many guns on the ridge above them. However little of it remains today, mainly due to the contraction of Coastal artillery placements by the British since the 1920 in the Ostenburg ridge. Much of these are well preserved by the Sri Lankan Navy, which maintains the Hoods Tower Museum here.
Back to the hotel in Trincomalee.
Leisure at the Hotel (Optional * Visit the Nilaveli Beach, Red Rocks, or Visit the Pigeon island Resort*)
After breakfast leave to Jaffna, (Trincomalee â.€.“. Jaffna 238 KM)
Check In to a Hotel in Jaffna,
Later Visit the Fort Hammenhiel
Situated on a small island between Kayts and Karaitivu islands in the north of the country, Hammenhiel Fort was built by the Dutch to protect Jaffna. It remains in good condition garrisoned by the Sri Lanka Navy.
Upon completion back to the Hotel in Jaffna (Jaffna â.€.“.Kayts â.€.“. Jaffna 40 KM)
After breakfast leave to Kalpitiya (Jaffna â.€.“. Kalpitiya 269 KM)
Upon arrival check in to a hotel at Kalpitiya,
Later visit the Kalpitiya fort and the Dutch Bay
Located at the northern tip of the narrow land tongue that stretches to the north for about 50 kilometres beyond Puttlam, parallel to the mainland. Built in 1667, on the spot where the Portuguese had a stockade and a Jesuit chapel. The walls are about 4 meters high and inside are the remnants of the chapel, a commander.s house, barrack rooms, a prison and several go downs. Kalpitiya was important since it command the entrance to the bay. Puttlam was an area that had large amounts cinnamon cultivations. The Dutch even built a canal from Puttlam via Negombo to Colombo to bring the cinnamon. The fort was neglect for many years until it was turned into a Sri Lankan Navy base for training and operational activity escalation of the Sri Lankan Civil War. The ramparts are in good condition today.
Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay,
After breakfast leave to Negambo. ( Kalpitiya â.€.“. Negombo 130 KM )
Check In to a Hotel
Relax on arrival,
Later in the evening commence a city tour.
Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay,
Leave to the airport for departure flight.
Hotels in Tour
1st Night - Hotel Sapphire - Colombo
2nd Night - Thambapanni Retreat - Unawatuna
3rd Night - Talalla retreat - Matara
4th Night - Moonstone Villa - Tangalle
5th Night - Pigeon Island - Trincomalee
6th Night - Pigeon Island - Trincomalee
7th Night - Blue Heaven Hotel - Jaffna
8th Night - Dolphin Beach - Kalpitiya
9th Night - Golden Star Beach Hotel - Negombo
Trincomalee city tour
Galle city tour
Tour Includes -:
â.€.¢. Meet, Welcome and assist on arrival at the airport and assist on departure to airport.
â.€.¢. Accommodations sharing double.
â.€.¢. Meals on half board basis (breakfast & dinner).
â.€.¢. Air-conditioned Luxury private transport.
â.€.¢. English speaking chauffeur-guide.
â.€.¢. Government tax and service charge.
Tour Excludes -:
â.€.¢. Entrance fees at Locations (as per sightseeing mentioned above).
â.€.¢. Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tipping and etc.
â.€.¢. Alcoholic and non Alcoholic beverages at all hotels.
â.€.¢. Minerals water and other beverages.
â.€.¢. Any supplement not mentioned above.
â.€.¢. Any items specifically not mentioned in the itinerary.
â.€.¢. Air Tickets.
â.€.¢. Jeep Cost for the safariâ.€.™.s mentioned.
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
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