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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 331

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Day 1: Sigiriya

Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday! Arrive Colombo, and our friendly local rep awaits to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight stay at Sorowwa, Deluxe Room

Day 2: Sigiriya

Today, we visit Anuradhapura, the fascinating ancient city and one of Sri Lanka’s most important archaeological sites. It contains vast artificial lakes, temples, statues including the Samadhi Buddha, dagobas (solid hemispheres topped with spires), royal baths and museums. We also visit the holy Sri Maha Bodhi tree under which Prince Siddharta attained enlightenment. It is also the oldest historically documented tree on earth. Overnight stay at Sorowwa, Deluxe Room

Day 3: Sigiriya

After breakfast 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 afternoon we enjoy a safari into Minneriya National Park to see the abundant wildlife. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion Village trek to see a slice of rural life. Overnight stay at Sorowwa, Deluxe Room

Day 4: Sigiriya - Kandy

This morning a visit to the stunning Aukana Buddha statue and the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple which contain beautiful frescoes of Buddha. After a visit to 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. At Matale, we visit an exotic spice garden before driving into your hotel in town. Overnight stay at Amaya Hills, Superior Room

Day 5: Kandy

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. Today in Kandy 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. Overnight stay at Amaya Hills, Superior Room

Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Departing Kandy, we head further into Sri Lanka’s hill country surrounded by tea plantations. Situated at 6,525 ft/1,990 m, Nuwara Eliya is one of the highest towns in the region. Today, we enjoy a sightseeing tour and visit Hakgala Gardens. Overnight stay at St Andrews, Superior Room

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya

This morning 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. Overnight stay at St Andrews, Superior Room

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park

Continuing to Yala National Park, en route we visit the Mahayana Buddhist rock sculptures at Buduruwagala. This evening, we enjoy a jeep safari. The largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala is home to elephants, wild boar, buffalo, leopard, crocodile and myriad birdlife. Overnight stay at Chaay Wild, Jungle Chalet

Day 9: Yala National Park

Today enjoy a morning jeep exploration of Yala National Park. This afternoon is at your leisure to exploreor relax at your leisure. Overnight stay at Chaay Wild, Jungle Chalet

Day 10: Yala National Park - Galle

This morning, we visit Bundala National Park – a bird sanctuary. We visit the town of Galle and it’s 17th century fort. Within the fort, are narrow streets filled with churches and colonial buidings. Overnight stay at Cantaloup Aqua, Aqua Aqua Room

Day 11: Galle

This morning enjoy a whale watching excursion from the smaller laid back town of Marissa. After some time for lunch your driver will take you to explore the gorgeous Unawatuna and more. Overnight stay at Cantaloup Aqua, Aqua Aqua Room

Day 12: Galle - Bentota and Beruwala

Today we make our way to the beaches of Bentota. Arriving here, relax at your hotel. Overnight stay at The Villa, Executive Room

Days 13-14: Bentota and Beruwala

Time to relax in Bentota, an ideal tropical beach with it's sparkling warm blue seas and a lush fringe of palm trees, all bathed in warm golden sunshine. Overnight stay at The Villa, Executive Room

Day 15: Bentota and Beruwala

Sadly your journey concludes today, we will be sure to transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.