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Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 643

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Day 1: Colombo

Welcome to Colombo and the start of your Sri Lanka sojourn. Arriving at the airport, meet with our local team who are waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Colombo - Sigiriya

This morning we visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. This afternoon visit to Polonnaruwa - an 11th century city of compact size. Polonnaruwa features 12th-century stone sculptures, an old irrigation system with huge tanks, palace ruins, great bas-reliefs and friezes. OVERNIGHT at Aliya Resort 4* - (Deluxe Room)

Day 3: Sigiriya - Kandy

This morning explore Sigiriya, the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa, where you view the stunning frescoes. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. We then drive to Kandy, stopping along the way to explore a spice plantation in Matale.

Day 4: Kandy

Today we visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Afterwards we go to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Day 5: Kandy

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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