EXPERIENCE one of the oldest and grandest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, the Esala Perahera Kandy, with parades featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, and lavishly decorated elephants, now available on Wendy Wu Tours Cultural Northern Discovery tour departing 15 August 2016.
This festival has been celebrated for hundreds of years to honour the tooth relic of Buddha, and is a fascinating insight into how festivals provide generational guidance for cultures and families, whilst witnessing this colourful spectacle.
Other highlights of the 15-day journey include a visit to the Nallura Kandaswamy Kovil Temple for an evening Puja ceremony in Jaffna, a chance for dolphin watching in Trincomalee, the ancient reservoir of Kantale Tank – home to many elephants herds and a variety of bird life, and the 5th-century Rock Fortress or ‘Lion Rock’ in Sigiriya, and.
This specialised departure coincides with the Esala Perahera Pageant in Kandy and is available from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.
Priced from $5,525 per person, twin share, the package includes return international economy airfares with Singapore Airlines, accommodation, all meals, local transportation in Sri Lanka, daily tours and entrance fees, an English-speaking National Tour Escort and/or local guides, visa fees for Australian passport holders, taxes and charges. This package also includes airline fuel surcharge and tipping, which are subject to change.
For more details contact Wendy Wu Tours on 1300-727-998, visit www.wendywutours.com.au or contact your local travel agent.