Bentota and Beruwala Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 664

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Day 1: Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your Honeymoon. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Negombo.

Day 2: Negombo - Sigiriya

Today you leave for Sigiriya. After hotel check in enjoy a sightseeing tour of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura was the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Sri Lanka, It is the home of two World Heritage sites and many places of historical and archaeological interest. You will visit Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sapling of the tree under which prince Siddhartha attained to enlightenment and it is over 2,200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. You will also visit the local temples and Dagobas. Overnight Sigiriya

Day 3: Sigiriya

This morning climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress. The ‘Lion Rock’ was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Afterwards visit Polonnaruwa. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya the Audience Hall, and the Lotus Bath, to name a few There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic. Overnight Sigiriya

Day 4: Sigiriya - Kandy

En route to Kandy visit the Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters. Also visit a Spice garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Overnight Kandy

Day 5: Kandy

This morning visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela. This orphanage is the home for about 89 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. Afterward return to Kandy en route visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Then continue with a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic to witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Overnight Kandy

Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Leaving Kandy you travel to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a Tea plantation and Tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. On completion, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. Overnight Nuwara Eliya.

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park

Today travel to Yala. This evening take a Jeep Safari to visit the National Park famous for its high density of leopards, perhaps the highest in the world. You are also sure to see elephants, Sloth bears are also a big draw. As is common in Sri Lanka there is a huge diversity of stunning birdlife including migratory species such as the flamingo. The uniqueness of the park is the sheer diversity of the habitat: dense jungles suddenly give way to lagoons and open plain areas and the park has a simply beautiful sea front. Huge, stark boulders dominate the horizon and the elegant, languorous leopard can often be seen basking atop the sun baked rock. Overnight Yala

Day 8: Yala National Park - Bentota and Beruwala

En-route Beruwala visit The Galle fort - The Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. Overnight Beruwala

Days 9-12: Bentota and Beruwala

Enjoy the next couple of days at your leisure exploring the local area on your own. Overnight Beruwala

Day 13: Bentota and Beruwala

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination.

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