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Tear Drop Isle

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Private Tour.Wing your way to Sri Lanka. Lush jungles, abundant wildlife, cool mountains and glorious beaches to...

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Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 543

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Day 1: Negombo

Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by our Representative & transfer to Negombo – Check in at Jetwing Blue 5* - (Deluxe Room) – Rest of the day at leisure - Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2: Negombo - Habarana

Breakfast at hotel – Morning leave for Habarana – En route 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. On completion continue to Habarana – Check in at Cinnamon Lodge 5* - (Deluxe Room)

Day 3: Habarana

Morning proceed to Sigiriya - Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site.The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. 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 was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka and 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, king Parakramabahu’s statue, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake

Day 4: Habarana - Kandy

Leave for Kandy – En route visit the Dambulla Cave Temple a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. 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. Proceed to Kandy – Check in at Cinnamon Citadel 4* - (Deluxe Room) – Evening proceed to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5: Kandy

Breakfast at hotel – Morning visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. 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 centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Return to hotel - Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Leave for Nuwara Eliya – En-route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. On completion, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Continue to Nuwara Eliya. Check in at Araliya Green Hills 4* - (Deluxe Room). Late Afternoon leave on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya – Drive through "Little England” – On completion return back to the hotel

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park

Breakfast at hotel - Leave for Yala – Check in at Cinnamon Wild 4* (Jungle Chalet). Evening 01 Game drive at the Yala National Park - This Park is famous for its high density of leopards, perhaps the highest in the world. You are also sure to see elephants – grumpy loan males during the dry months and large herds in the wet season. You will also see mammal such as wild boars, several species of deer and wild buffalo. It is also one of the few places in the world where the severely endangered black necked stork can still be seen. The uniqueness of the park is the sheer diversity of the habitat: dense jungles suddenly give way to lagoons and open plain areas and the park has a simply beautiful sea front.

Day 8: Yala National Park - Negombo

Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Negombo – En-route visit Galle fort. The Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. Continue to Negombo - Check in at Jetwing Blue 5* (Deluxe Room) – Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 9: Negombo

Breakfast at hotel - Leave for the airport to connect with the departure flight.