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Buddha and Beach

12 days from USD $2,569

Spend a week travelling to some of central Sri Lanka's best sites before heading off to a gorgeous beach for a few days....

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Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 146

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Day 1: Galle - Yala National Park

This morning we will pick you up from the Fortress Resort and Spa Hotel and continue to Yala National Park. This evening, we enjoy a jeep safari. The largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala is home to elephants, wild boar, buffalo, leopard, crocodile and myriad birdlife.

Day 2: Yala National Park - Nuwara Eliya

Departing from here we drive to Nuwara Eliya en route we visit the Mahayana Buddhist rock sculptures at Buduruwagala. By jeep we depart for Horton Plains. Located on a high windswept saddle, Horton Plains offers the walker stunning panoramic views. We’ll hike to Bakers Fall passing en route the Gem Pit Pool, the Chimney Pool, and the Leg of Mutton Pool and then return to Nuwara Eliya.

Day 3: Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour and visit Hakgala Gardens before moving further into Tea Country to Kandy which is surrounded by beautiful tea plantations. Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, we visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. Tonight, we visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. After, we enjoy a cultural dance show.

Day 4: Kandy

This morning after breakfast we go to Pinnawela. Here is where the famous Elephant Orphanage is, you have the opportunity to learn about them, clean them and play with them. Really is a truly unforgettable experience. After this we head back to the hotel in Kandy where the rest of your evening is at your leisure.

Day 5: Kandy

To day you have completely at your lesiure, to wander the streets, explore the markets or just relax in the hotel.

Day 6: Kandy - Colombo

After breakfast we take the beautiful road to Colombo. On arrival you will be checked in to your hotel. After a freshen up we will take a tour of the city which include; the Fort, Galle Face Green – a seaside expanse popular for informal cricket games, the Pettah – a noisy oriental bazaar, a visit to Gamgarama temple, Cinnamon Gardens and Independence Square. The rest of the evening you have at your leisure.

Day 7: Colombo

This morning is the end of your Sri Lankan adventure. We transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Dubai.

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