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Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday! Arrive Colombo, included transfer to hotel.
Morning proceed to Sigiriya - Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa. The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters 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. Afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa which is a world heritage site. Here 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, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake.
Leave for Kandy en route visit the Dambulla Rock temple - Climb up to the temple, which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. 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. 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. On completion Proceed to Kandy. Late evening proceed to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
Morning proceed to 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. Also visit the Royal Botanical gardens in Peradeniya. It is 147 Acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Thereafter proceed on a city tour of Kandy. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts center and a gem museum
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight to Male. Upon arrival in Male you will be met at the airport and transferred to the resort by speedboat, the rest of the day is free for you to relax in paradise!
Enjoy a further five blissful days relaxing on the white sands, swimming, snorkelling and admiring the sparkling seas. There’s so much to do - why not take a glass bottom boat ride, go reef diving, fishing, surfing or just laze about in the sun.
Transfer back to Male airport for your onward flight