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Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 109

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Day 1: Colombo - Kandy

Pick up from Colombo (Address TBA) – and leave for Kandy – En route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela. This orphanage is the home for about 89 elephants. 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 - evening 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 2: Kandy

Proceed to visit the Royal 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. Thereafter proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy - Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. 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 centre and a gem museum and a lapidary.

Day 3: Kandy

Day at lesiure.

Day 4: Kandy - Ratnapura

Leave for Ratnapura - The gem-mining centre of Sri Lanka is also a major crossroad between southern plains and the hill country to the east. A bustling market city servicing most of the surrounding towns, many of the prominent gem dealers in Sri Lanka operate from this town. Scenery around the town is excellent and charming. Overnight Ratnaphra at Ratnaloka Hotel 3* (standard room)

Day 5: Ratnapura - Kalutara

Breakfast at hotel – Leave for Kalutara – Check in at Tangerine Beach Hotel 4* - (Standard Room) – Rest of the day at leisure on the beach – Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Kalutara

Breakfast at hotel – Day at leisure on the beach – overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Kalutara

Breakfast at hotel – Day at leisure on the beach – overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Kalutara

Late check out (1930Hrs) - Leave for the airport to connect with the departure flight at 0140HRS 14-01-2013

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