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Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 284

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Day 1: Mount Lavinia

Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by your guide and transfer to Mount Lavinia.

Day 2: Mount Lavinia

Day at leisure on the beach.

Day 3: Mount Lavinia - Kandy

En route to Kandy, we stop to visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela. The 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. This evening, we proceed to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Overnight Theva Residencies “Boutique Concept” – (Deluxe Room).

Day 4: Kandy

This morning, we visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. 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. This afternoon, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. 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 5: 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. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, Nuwara Eliya 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. Evening leave on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya, we drive through "Little England” then return to the hotel.

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya

Today, we drive to Ella. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Ella - 98 Acres “Boutique Concept” – (Deluxe Room).

Day 7:

Day at leisure to explore Ella. Overnight Ella - 98 Acres “Boutique Concept” – (Deluxe Room)

Day 8: - Tangalle

Driving to Tangalle, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure on the beach.

Day 9: Tangalle - Galle

Today, we depart for the Portuguese influenced town or Galle. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Galle Fort Hotel “Boutique Concept” – (Garden Suite).

Day 10: Galle

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.

Day 11: Galle

Day at leisure in Galle.

Day 12: Galle

Departure transfer to the airport (roughly 2 hours).