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Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by Flight MH 185 – 1155Hrs by our local Representative & transfer to Anuradhapura. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure - Overnight Anuradhapura.
Anuradhapura.Today, we visit Anuradhapura, the fascinating ancient city and one of Sri Lanka’s most important archaeological sites. It contains vast artificial lakes, temples, statues including the Samadhi Buddha, dagobas (solid hemispheres topped with spires), royal baths and museums. We also visit the holy Sri Maha Bodhi tree under which Prince Siddharta attained enlightenment. It is also the oldest historically documented tree on earth. Later a visit to Mihintale. Overnight - Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura - Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Giritale. En route to Giritale, we visit the stunning Aukana Buddha statue and the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple which contain beautiful frescoes of Buddha. Then we visit ancient Polonnaruwa, an 11th century city of compact size. We explore the ruins of the Royal Palace, temples and Gal Vihara which boasts 3 enormous Buddha figures. Overnight - Giritale
Giritale - Sigiriya - Kandy. To Sigiriya – the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. 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. At Matale, we visit an exotic spice garden. Overnight - Kandy
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy - Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. Afterwards travel to Galle. En route we 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. 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. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Galle.
Today you will be transferred back to Colombo where you will spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Colombo.
Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your final departure to your onward flight.