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Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday through Indian Ocean Paradise! Arrive Colombo airport and our friendly local team are on hand to assist you and transfer you to your hotel.
This morning we drive to Giritale then after check into your hotel we visit ancient Polonnaruwa, an 11th century city of compact size. We explore the ruins of the Royal Palace, temples and Gal Vihara which boasts 3 enormous Buddha figures.
This morning we explore Sigiriya – the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. 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. In the afternoon we visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple which contain beautiful frescoes of Buddha, then continue to your hotel in Kandy.
This morning we drive to Matale to experience a cooking course of some fantastic Sri Lankan Cuisine with an expert chef. Here we also visit the spice garden 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.
Today, we visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, home to around 60 elephants. Continuing, we visit the ruined temples of Embekke, Gadaladeniya and Lankatilleke and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, we visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. Tonight, we visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. After, we enjoy a cultural dance show.
Today is completely at your leisure to explore as you wish.
Sadly your journey through the tear drop isle concludes today, we will transfer you to Colombo Airport in time for your flight home.