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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 53

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Day 1: Colombo - Kandy

Welcome to Sri Lanka. You will be met on arrival at Bandaranayke International Airport by our representative and transferred directly to Kandy.

Day 2: Kandy

After breakfast, we visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, home to about 89 elephants some of which are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. We continue onto the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King and was later expanded by the British. This afternoon we tour the city of Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. We visit the lake, Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. This evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Day 3: Kandy

En route to Dambulla we visit a Spice Garden in Matale to see the different spices which Sri Lanka is famous for. Upon arrival in Dambulla, we climb 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. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. Later we continue to Sigiriya or the ‘Lion Rock’, a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock.

Day 4: Kandy - Hikkaduwa

After breakfast we travel to visit the Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya before continuing onto Hikkarduwa, a small town located on Sri Lanka's beautiful south coast.

Day 5: Hikkaduwa

Free day at leisure.

Day 6: Hikkaduwa

Free day at leisure.

Day 7: Hikkaduwa

Enjoy your final day on the beach before departing to Colombo airport to connect with your flight home.

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