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Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your adventure with On the Go Tours. Upon your arrival at Colombo's international airport you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight stay. Overnight at the Best Western Hotel.
Today visit Dambulla Cave Temples, a World Heritage site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves is the largest area of paintings found in the world containing over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock. Proceed to visit Polonnaruwa, the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka where you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, King Parakramabahu’s statue, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. Overnight at the Sudu Araliya Hotel.
This morning visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, Rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the Base of the rock. 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. Next visit a spice garden in Matale where you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Continue to Kandy for hotel check in. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
After breakfast proceed to visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela. This Orphanage is the home for some 89 elephants, including baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath. You will then be transferred to Colombo's airport for your flight to Male. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight stay.
Relax on the sandy white beaches, swim in the clear blue sea or try many of the sports available at the resort. The next 6 days are completely at leisure.
Today marks the end of your time with On the Go Tours. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport for your onward departure flight.