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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 314

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Day 1: Colombo

Welcome to the start of your on the go tours adventure through the Teardrop Isle! We will meet you in the foyer of your hotel (Cinnamon Grand) at 10am. Highlights of our sightseeing tour of Sri Lanka’s capital include the Fort – once a colonial stronghold, 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. We also visit the national museum before driving to your hotel in Wattala.

Day 2: Colombo - Sigiriya

This morning drive to Sigiriya. En-route we enjoy a wonderful excursion to the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela today. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild.

Day 3: Sigiriya

This morning explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed, 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. This afternoon, enjoy a round trip visit to the UNESCO Listed Polonnaruwa – an incredible 11th century city. Explore the ruins of the Royal Palace, temples and Gal Vihara which boasts three enormous and revered Buddha figures.

Day 4: Sigiriya - Kandy

Morning we drive to Kandy, stopping en route to visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. Thereafter, 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. Arriving into Kandy enjoy some downtime at your hotel.

Day 5: Kandy

This morning a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Then later back in the scenic lakeside town of Kandy, embark upon a sightseeing tour, visiting the bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum. In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

En route to Nuwara Eliya – a scenic hillside town with a distinctly English flavour, visit a tea plantation and enjoy a tasty cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. In Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort, enjoy a sightseeing tour this evening, including a visit to Hakgala Gardens.

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya

We depart early 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 8: Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe N.P. and Embilipitiya

This morning, check into your hotel in Embilipitiya before going wild on a jeep safari in Sri Lanka's most popular national park! Udawalawe National Park is home to large herds of elephants and deer species such as Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Barking deer and Langur, wild boar, water buffalo and jackal.

Day 9: Udawalawe N.P. and Embilipitiya - Hikkaduwa

After breakfast we leave for Hikkaduwa. After check in, the rest of the day at leisure on the beach.

Days 10-11: Hikkaduwa

Enjoy today and tomorrow at your leisure on Sri Lanka's gorgeous tropical coastline.

Day 12: Hikkaduwa

Sadly your journey through the 'Teardrop Isle' comes to an end, we will ensure to transfer you to Colombo airport in time for your flight home.

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