Silversea Luxury Cruises A Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Trincomalee has one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Because of this several European nations fought over Trincomalee, which was already one of the most visited places of Hindu worship. Close to Trincomalee are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One is the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the former capital of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa dating back to the 12th century with its impressive ruins and statues. The second site is Sirigiya; the city of the Rock Fortress. View more

Sirigiya is Asia’s best-preserved city center dating back to the first millennium. A massive wall defends part of the lower city and various features have been overgrown by the forest or await excavation. At the site’s summit is the fortified palace with its ruined buildings, cisterns and rock sculptures.

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Excursiones en Trincomalee

Golden Temple of Dambulla

Experience one of the most revered and iconic treasures of Sri Lanka during this picturesque, full-day excursion to the ancient Golden Temple of Dambulla, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Scenic Drive to Dambulla, Golden Temple of Dambulla

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 2.5-hour drive to Dambulla. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the ancient Golden Temple of Dambulla, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buddhist cave shrine temple complex of Dambulla, with its compelling and inspirational tranquillity, has touched the spirit of millions of visitors who have passed through its sacred spaces down the centuries.


Statuary of Lord Buddha and Boddhisattva, Wall and Ceiling Murals

A refuge once for the fugitive King Valagamba, driven from Anuradhapura, these rock shelters have been continuously inhabited over millennia. When King Valagamba returned victorious to his kingdom, out of gratitude to the monks he had the site transformed into a temple complex, with five cave shrines dedicated to the Buddha. Over the centuries, the complex has been expanded and filled with over 150 statuary of the Lord Buddha and Boddhisatva, rock-cut carvings of events from Buddha's life, and exquisite murals on walls and ceilings in the style of the 18th-century Painting School of Kandy.


Temple Walking Tour, Habanara Village Hotel, Lunch, Return Drive

A guided walking tour and ascent of over 400 steps rewards you with an opportunity to view the ancient and revered Buddhist treasures of this 1st-century B.C. icon, with tis five magnificent caves surrounding the Golden Temple. Following your visit, exit the Golden Temple of Dambulla and walk back down the steps, then re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at the Habanara Village Hotel. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately two-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 230 yards (about 210 metres), at times over uneven, stone, sandy, and grassy surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, six steps at the Habarana Village Hotel and over 400 steps at the Golden Temple of Dambulla. The ascent to the cave temple takes approximately 30 minutes. This tour is recommended for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. As a rule, proper attire is required to enter religious sites; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted, female guests must cover their shoulders, please bring a scarf from the ship. Shoes must be removed when entering religious sites; bring an extra pair of socks for comfort, as the pavement may be hot. Infrastructure in Trincomalee is basic, and local conditions may be challenging: coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. The cost of providing a tour programme in this area is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring regions as vehicles and guides are brought in from Colombo. This may be reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding. Some sites may be crowded, and depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Flash photography is prohibited inside the temple and caves. The tour sequence may vary.

Ruins of Polonnaruwa

Explore the fascinating ruins of Polonnaruwa, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best examples of ancient urban planning in Sri Lanka, during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Scenic Drive to Polonnaruwa, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Guided Walking Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately three-hour drive to Polonnaruwa. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, one of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites of culturally-rich Sri Lanka. The second capital city of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa was built during the 11th-century and 12th-century A.D., and is one of the best examples of ancient urban planning in the country. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of Polonnaruwa.


Royal Palace & Chamber Ruins, Buddha Statues, Lotus Bath, Royal Citadel, Striking Irrigation Lake

Along the way, view the ruins of the Royal Palace and chambers, and Gal Viharaya, where a group of splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures are carved out of rock. In addition, visit the Lotus Bath, Royal Citadel and striking Parakrama Samudraya, an irrigation lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great.


Lord Shiva and Buddhist Temples, Stupa, Lake Deer Park Hotel, Lunch, Return Drive

Rounding out your visit is an opportunity to view the remains of some famous places of worship; a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a Buddhist temple, a stupa and the former Temple of the Tooth Relic. Apart from its cultural heritage, discover a city rich in natural beauty, too. Leaving the Ruins of Polonnaruwa, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at the Deer Park Hotel. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately three-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 820 yards (about 750 metres), at times over uneven, stone, sandy, and grassy surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 15 steps at the Ruins of Polonnaruwa ruins and 15 steps at the Deer Park Hotel. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. As a rule, proper attire is required to enter religious sites; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted, female guests must cover their shoulders, please bring a scarf from the ship. Shoes must be removed when entering religious sites; bring an extra pair of socks for comfort, as the pavement may be hot. Infrastructure in Trincomalee is basic, and local conditions may be challenging: coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. The cost of providing a tour programme in this area is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring regions as vehicles and guides are brought in from Colombo. This may be reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding. Some sites may be crowded, and depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. The tour sequence may vary.

Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Explore a treasure trove of centuries-old archaeological, architectural and spiritual treasures during this panoramic, full-day excursion to the Sacred City of Anuradhapura.


Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 2.5-hour drive to the spectacular ruins of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, opening up a window to Sri Lanka's compelling history and spiritual heritage. Stories by the thousands who reside within its atmospheric sprawl document the life and times of Anuradhapura's importance as the First City for over a thousand years, and the kings who shaped the early history of this nation.


Guided Walking Tour, Archaeological, Architectural and Spiritual Treasures

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, explore the prolific Buddhist monumental heritage that draws pilgrims and visitors from around the globe to marvel at this vibrant, open-museum of centuries-old archaeological, architectural and spiritual treasures. Immerse yourself in a world of massive dagobas (brick stupas), venerable pokunas (water bodies) and monastic structures that engage modern visitors in these sacred spaces.


Sacred Bo Tree, Gigantic Stupa, White Dagoba Monument

Centric to the city's iconic spiritual attractions is the Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo Tree), which dates back over 2,000 years ago. Surrounded by fluttering prayer flags, this sacred tree is a direct descendant of the original Bodhi Tree, under which the troubled Prince Siddhartha became the Enlightened One; the Buddha. The Sri Maha Bodhi has the distinction of being the oldest historically documented tree in the world. Leaving the Sacred Bo Tree, a visit is made to the sacred spaces of Ruwanweliseya, a gigantic stupa and home to one of the world's tallest monuments, the White Dagoba. It was commissioned by King Dutugamunu, who also built Lovamahapaya/Lohaprasadaya, the 'Brazen Palace'.


Isurumuniya Rock Temple, Murals, Samadhi Buddha Image, Palm Garden Village Hotel, Lunch

Next, head to the bell-shaped Isurumuniya Rock Temple. Dating from the 3rd century and situated near a lotus pond, the temple is famed for its exquisite murals. From here, continue on for a look at one of Sri Lanka's finest statues of the Enlightened One. The serene, 4th-century Samadhi Buddha depicts a seated Buddha in a meditative pose. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and proceed to a local hotel for lunch. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 2.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 820 yards (about 750 metres), at times over uneven, stone, sandy, and grassy surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, ten steps at Palm Garden Village and 65 steps at Anuradhapura. This tour is recommended for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. As a rule, proper attire is required to enter religious sites; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted, female guests must cover their shoulders, please bring a scarf from the ship. Shoes must be removed when entering religious sites; bring an extra pair of socks for comfort, as the pavement may be hot. Infrastructure in Trincomalee is basic, and local conditions may be challenging: coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. The cost of providing a tour programme in this area is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring regions as vehicles and guides are brought in from Colombo. This may be reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding. Some sites may be crowded, and depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Flash photography is prohibited inside the temple and caves. The tour sequence may vary.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Explore the most popular of the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka during this memorable, full-day excursion to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress with lunch.


Scenic Drive to Sigiriya, Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 2.5-hour drive to Dambulla. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka's. Trekking to this 5th-century rock fortress is an incredibly rewarding experience for history and culture buffs.


Sigiriya Rock Fortress Walking Tour, Lion Rock, Exquisite Frescoes

A guided walking tour and ascent of over 1,000 steps rewards you with a site is of great historical and archaeological importance, and one of the world's first examples of urban planning with a web of beautifully and elaborately landscaped gardens, tanks and structures. The highlight of your visit is an unusual rock formation called the 'Lion Rock' which rises 656 feet (about 200 metres) from the scrub jungle. Worthy of special mention are the exquisite, 1,600-year old frescoes housed within the rock. Whilst their origins are long obscured by passage of time, the painted 'Damsels of Sigiriya' continue to dazzle visitors with their beauty and intricate detailing.


Cinnamon Lodge Hotel, Lunch, Return Drive

Following your visit, exit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and walk back down the steps, then re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at the Cinnamon Lodge Hotel. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately two-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.26 miles (about two kilometres), at times over uneven, stone, sandy, and grassy surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, six steps at the Cinnamon Lodge and over 1,000 steps at the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The ascent to the cave temple takes approximately 90 minutes. Steps on part of the climb are steep, with risky edges. This tour is recommended for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. As a rule, proper attire is required to enter religious sites; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted, female guests must cover their shoulders, please bring a scarf from the ship. Shoes must be removed when entering religious sites; bring an extra pair of socks for comfort, as the pavement may be hot. Infrastructure in Trincomalee is basic, and local conditions may be challenging: coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. The cost of providing a tour programme in this area is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring regions as vehicles and guides are brought in from Colombo. This may be reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding. Some sites may be crowded, and depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Flash photography is prohibited inside the temple and caves. The tour sequence may vary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Trincomalee at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Trincomalee at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Trincomalee at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Trincomalee at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Sri Lankan Safari at Minneriya National Park

Discover the elephant herds of Sri Lanka, and view a host of other wildlife, bird and plant species in their natural habitat, during this exciting, full-day safari excursion to Minneriya National Park.


Minneriya National Park, Game Drive, Elephant Herds

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 2-2.5-hour drive to Minneriya National Park. Situated within the elephant corridor, this relatively small reserve spans approximately 21,965 acres (about 8,889 hectares) and hosts an unusually large number of elephants. It is one of the best places to see wild herds at close range as they go about their day. Upon arrival, board an open-sided 4WD safari vehicle and begin your exciting, approximately 2.75-hour game-drive. If you're lucky, you may even see a whole herd of adults with their young ones as they bathe or frolic in the water; an unforgettable sight.


Plant, Animal, Bird, Amphibian, Reptile, Fish, and Butterfly Species, Endemic Bamboo Trees

In addition to the elephants, other dry zone plant and animal species are also found in abundance; about 160 bird species, nine amphibian species, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species, and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in this area. There are also rare bamboo trees unique to this park.


Cinnamon Lodge, Lunch, Return Drive

Following your game-drive in this elephant haven, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at the Cinnamon Lodge. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 2.25-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of off-road driving and a minimal amount of walking, at times over uneven, bumpy, dusty, slippery and natural surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and open-sided, 4WD safari vehicles, two steps at Minneriya National Park and three steps at the Cinnamon Lodge. This tour is recommended for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable safari clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent and the camera. Guests must be at least seven years old to participate on this tour; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate on this tour. The 4WD safari vehicles utilised on this tour are open-sided, and guests are therefore exposed to the heat and elements. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, animal sightings are not guaranteed. Due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the Game Reserve, the programme contents and sequence are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Infrastructure in Trincomalee is basic; therefore, the best-available vehicles and guides brought in from Colombo. Safari vehicles are basic, air-cooled and open from the sides. Trackers are under the Government Wildlife Authority and extremely limited in number however Silversea will try it's best to provide a few trackers to be shared between jeeps. Alternatively, one guide is assigned to six Jeeps. Rangers are locals who speak very basic English. Matches, lighters and cigarettes and flash photography are all strictly prohibited inside the park. For personal consumption, it is recommended to avoid carrying any food items with a strong smell. Feeding animals is also strictly forbidden. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Temple & Sights of Trincomalee

Discover the ancient temples and local sights of Trincomalee during a scenic and informative, half-day sightseeing excursion to this historic port city.


Trincomalee

Depart the pier for a picturesque sightseeing tour of Trincomalee and its surrounds. A natural deep-water harbour, Trincomalee has attracted seafarers for centuries; Ptolemy, Marco Polo, and traders from across Southeast Asia and China have all docked here. This seafaring town is also home to the largest Dutch fortress in Sri Lanka, as well as the oldest Hindu temple. Today, its pristine beaches are a hub for surfing, scuba diving, whale-watching and fishing.


Konēswaram Temple, Trincomalee City Drive

Your tour begins with a scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Konēswaram Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Konēswaram Temple is nestled amidst the historic and much-fought-over Fort Fredrick, a 17th-century Dutch Fort. The original shrine was demolished in 1622 by the Portuguese, who called it the 'Temple of a Thousand Columns', and fortified the heights of the fort with material derived from its destruction. Some of the artefacts from the originally demolished temple were kept in the Lisbon Museum, including a stone inscription by King Kulakkottan. Leaving the temple and fort, take an orientation drive through one of the oldest cities in Asia, along with the sights, sounds, culture and architecture that reflect its glorious history as a bustling port.


Refreshment Stop, Velgam Vehera Temple Ruins, Brick Dagobas, Balustrades, Guard Stones

Following a brief refreshment stop at a local hotel, a final stop is made at Velgam Vehera, an important historic temple revered by both Sinhala and Tamil Buddhists. Built during the reign of King Devanampiyathissa (307 B.C.-267 B.C.) it's been declared an archaeological protected site by the Sri Lanka Archaeological Department. The collapse of the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Kingdoms, which led to migration of the population to southern parts of Sri Lanka, resulted in the temple being abandoned and falling into ruin. During your guided walking tour of the ruins, see stone inscriptions, brick dagobas, balustrades and guard stones scattered around the temple complex. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 208 yards (about 190 metres), at times over uneven, stone, sandy, and grassy surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, ten steps at the Velgam Vehera Temple, ten steps at the Welcombe Hotel and 15 steps at Konēswaram Temple. This tour is operated with mini-coaches, as large coaches are not permitted inside the Dutch Fort where the Konēswaram Temple is located. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. As a rule, proper attire is required to enter religious sites; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted, female guests must cover their shoulders, please bring a scarf from the ship. Shoes must be removed when entering religious sites; bring an extra pair of socks for comfort, as the pavement may be hot. Infrastructure in Trincomalee is basic, and local conditions may be challenging: coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. The cost of providing a tour programme in this area is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring regions as vehicles and guides are brought in from Colombo. This may be reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding. Some sites may be crowded, and depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Flash photography is prohibited inside sanctum sanctorum of Koneswaram temple. The tour sequence may vary.

Trinco Blu Beach Escape

Relax and unwind amidst the tropical seaside beauty of Sri Lanka during this sun-kissed, half-day beach excursion to the idyllic Trinco Blu Hotel.


Hotel Trinco Blu, Coconut Grove Gardens, Magnificent Beach, Palms Trees, Sea Views

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Hotel Trinco Blu. This idyllic paradise is nestled amidst landscaped, coconut-grove gardens, and adjacent to a magnificent beach with coconut palms lining the water and spectacular views of the sparkling blue sea. Once a 1970s resort originally designed to resemble a great sailing vessel, the hotel was transformed and relaunched with a refreshing, retro-chic design.


Welcome Drink, Infinity Pool, Sunbathing, Swimming, Optional Snorkelling, Diving & Water Sports

Upon arrival, receive a cool welcome drink. Afterward, spend your morning enjoying the peace and solitude of the beach, or taking a dip in the long infinity pool and soaking up the tropical sun. If you love being out on the water, the hotel offers snorkelling, diving and other water sports at your own expense. Food and beverages are also available at your own expense. At the conclusion of your relaxing escape to the Hotel Trinco Blu, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 110 yards (about 100 metres), at times over sandy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and three steps at the hotel. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, closed-toe walking or beach shoes, and bring sun protection, and change of clothing from the ship. Towels are provided by the hotel, and the use of pool, beach and a welcome drink are included in the package. Use of any other amenities, meals and beverages are optional, and at the expense of each guest. Daybeds are subject to availability on a first-come, first-serve basis. USD, GBP, Euros and SLR are accepted for additional purchases; some shops accept credit cards. This tour includes leisure time at the best 5-star beach resort in the area (not 5-star deluxe). The hotel may be crowded in season, or if there is a big group/wedding/conference taking place. Infrastructure in Trincomalee is basic, and local conditions may be challenging: coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. The cost of providing a tour programme in this area is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring regions as vehicles and guides are brought in from Colombo. This may be reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding.

Programas en tierra en Trincomalee

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Sri Lankan Sojourn

From the moment you arrive, Sri Lanka offers ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture, traditions, wildlife and flavours of this historic island-nation. Begin by exploring the spectacular ancient city of Polonnaruwa, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its Royal Palace ruins and splendid statues of Buddha. From here, head for a game-drive at Minneriya National Park to observe a wide array of diverse flora and wildlife species. After dinner and an overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge, set off the next morning for a guided tour of the sacred and inspiring Dambulla Cave Temple complex. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features five cave shrines, and various statues and carvings of Buddha and Bodhisattva. From here, continue on for a stroll in a spice garden, followed by a cooking class with lunch. After lunch, drive to panoramic Kandy for a dinner, private cultural and dancing performance, and an overnight stay at the Cinnamon Citadel. The final day of your journey begins with a visit to the magnificent Temple of the Tooth, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the holiest shrines in the Buddhist world. Next, take an aromatic stroll through the Royal Botanical Garden, then visit an Elephant Orphanage and proceed for lunch overlooking the elephants bathing in the river. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Three with a transfer to the pier in Colombo. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


02MIDTRC-A: Sri Lankan Sojourn

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Departs from: Trincomalee

Re-join ship: Colombo

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Sri Lanka. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Sri Lankan rupee; however, Euros, British Pounds and US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (there is no shopping stop planned during the program).

Explore the diverse cultures, wildlife, flavours and history of Sri Lanka during an unforgettable, two-night excursion to this ancient island-nation.

DAY ONE - Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Trincomalee/Habarana


Ancient city of Polonnaruwa exploration

Depart the ship for the scenic, approximately three-hour drive to Polonnaruwa. Upon arrival, a guided tour is made to this ancient city, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The second capital city of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa was built during 11th and 12th centuries, and is one of the best-planned archaeological sites in the country.


Royal Palace Ruins, Buddha statues at Gal Viharaya and ancient landmarks

View the ruins of the Royal Palace and Gal Viharaya, where a group of splendid statues of Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures are carved out of a rock. Other landmarks to be seen during your guided walking tour of the ancient city include the Shiva Temple, Lotus Bath, Royal Citadel and striking Parakrama Samudraya, an irrigation lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great.


Lunch is served at a local restaurant.


Game-drive at Minneriya National Park

This afternoon, get a glimpse of the wild side of Sri Lanka during an approximately three-hour game-drive at Minneriya National Park, which spans approximately 21,965 acres (about 8,889 hectares). Dry zone plant and animal species are common, and elephants are plentiful. Unlike in other national parks, elephants can be spotted here at very close range. Approximately 160 bird species, nine amphibian species, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species, and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in this area. There are also rare bamboo trees unique to this park.


Check-in at the Cinnamon Lodge

At the conclusion of your game-drive, re-board your coach and transfer to the Cinnamon Lodge for check-in. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.


A special barbecue dinner and overnight accommodation at the Cinnamon Lodge.


DAY TWO - Sunday, March 24, 2019 - Habarana/Matale/Kandy


Dambulla Cave Temple complex discovery

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and depart for the approximately one-hour drive to the Dambulla Cave Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its compelling and inspirational tranquillity, the Buddhist cave temple complex of Dambulla has touched the spirit of millions of visitors who have passed through its sacred spaces through the centuries.


A former refuge for the fugitive King Valagamba, who was driven from Anuradhapura, these rock shelters have been continuously inhabited over millennia. When King Valagamba returned victorious to his kingdom, he expressed his gratitude to the monks by having the site transformed into a temple complex with five cave shrines dedicated to Buddha.


Buddha and Buddhisatvas rock carvings, and beautiful wall and ceiling murals

Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the temple complex. Over the centuries, the complex has been expanded and filled with statuary of the Buddha and Boddhisatvas, rock-cut carvings of events from Buddha's life, and beautiful murals on walls and ceilings in the style of the 18th-century Painting School of Kandy.


Spice Garden tour and cooking demonstration with lunch

Next, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive to Matale. Upon arrival, proceed for a truly unforgettable sensory and culinary experience at a Spice Garden. See a variety of spices, and how they are grown and processed. Afterward, witness a short cooking demonstration followed by lunch.


Panoramic Kandy

Next, re-board your coach and continue on for the approximately 1.5-hour drive to Kandy, your final destination for today. Nestled in a valley surrounded by hills, Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese monarchy. It's appropriately regal location is in a valley surrounded by a ridge of mountains, and dense jungle that borders the city's gardens, tea and rice fields. The town is highlighted by a beautiful artificial lake with a pagoda in its centre. The Dalada Maligawa, or 'Temple of the Tooth', stands here.


Check-in at the Cinnamon Citadel

Upon arrival in Kandy, head to the Cinnamon Hotel for check in. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.


Private cultural and dancing performance

This evening, a special event has been arranged for you; a private cultural performance showcasing the dances and culture of this Emerald Isle.


Dinner and overnight accommodation at Cinnamon Citadel.


DAY THREE - Monday, March 25, 2019 - Kandy/Pinnawela/Colombo


Tour of the holy Temple of the Tooth

After breakfast at the hotel, a visit is made to yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of the Tooth. Considered one of the holiest shrines in the Buddhist world, the temple is a work of art in itself. An impressive stone rampart encloses the shrine, which stands two storeys high on a platform in the centre of a courtyard. The upper-gallery is connected to the first floor of the temple by a small bridge. There, behind a gilt railing, the golden reliquary rests on a silver table. It contains a nest of six boxes; the famous tooth lies within the smallest one.


Aromatic stroll through the Royal Botanical Garden

Next, a visit is made to the Royal Botanical Garden, originally built for the pleasure of Sinhalese queens in the 14th century. Beautifully manicured, with huge trees and bright bougainvillea, the Royal Botanical Garden contains a wide variety of tropical and temperate flora; 4,000 species in all. There is also a Spice Garden with centuries-old nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamoms, vanilla, and clove trees, medicinal Herb Garden with plants used in Ayurvedic medicine, and the Orchid House, which houses 450 hybrid species.


Unique Elephant Orphanage visit

Your tour continues with an approximately one-hour drive to Pinnawela. Upon arrival, visit its famous Elephant Orphanage. Established in 1975 with seven orphans, the orphanage today has some of the orphans enjoying the good fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but it soon turned in to a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific, captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and, in 1984, the first baby elephant of Pinnawela was born.


Lunch whilst watching elephants at play

Following your guided tour of the Elephant Orphanage, proceed for lunch on the veranda of a neighbouring local restaurant. During your relaxing meal, observe elephants taking their daily bath at a nearby river; an ideal place to reflect on your fulfilling journey of the past two days and end your tour.


After lunch, commence the approximately three-hour drive to the pier in Colombo, and embark the awaiting Silver Whisper.

Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure involves an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven and natural surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and many steps at the sites visited, including 400 steps at the Dambulla Cave Temple. This tour is suitable for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring a light jacket, camera, and any necessary medication from the ship. Proper attire is required to enter sacred sites; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Shoes and hats must be removed prior to entering the temple. Since the pavement is very hot, guests are advised to bring along a thick pair of socks to wear. Shopping stops are available upon request; common items for purchase include tea, spices, gems and jewellery. Hotels, restaurants, coaches, guides, and equipment are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Guests should be respectful towards local sentiments and customs. Guides in Sri Lanka tend to have a strong accent. Avoid bringing valuables (such as jewellery or large amounts of cash) on this tour. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels and larger shops; small shops may not accept credit cards. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Programme Includes:

- One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana

- One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Cinnamon Citadel - Kandy

- Two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers or house wine, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes two local beers or house wine)

- Guide services

- Special barbecue dinner

- Lunch whilst observing elephants bathing in the river

- Royal Botanical and spice gardens

- Private cultural and dancing performance

- Cooking demonstration

- Buddha and bodhisattva statues, carvings and murals

- Game drive

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

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