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Welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel for the evening. Overnight Wallawwa Hotel “Boutique Concept” (Garden Room) Address: Minuwangoda Road, Kotugoda Katunayake Tel: +0094 11 2281050
After breakfast we leave for Habarana. En route visit the Dambulla Cave Temple - Climb up 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. meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. Overnight Chaaya Village (Superior room) Address: P.O Box 2, Habarana Tel: +0094 66 2270047
Today we journey to Sigiriya and Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters 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. Afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, king Parakramabahu’s statue, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake.
Leaving for Kandy en route visit a spice garden in Matale 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. Evening proceed to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Overnight Ellerton Bungalow “Boutique Concept” (Main House Room). Address: Nawa Gurukelle, Doluwa, Gampola Tel: +0094 81 2415137.
Today we visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. Thereafter proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy and drive around Kandy Lake and visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight Ellerton Bungalow “Boutique Concept” (Main House Room).
Today we depart for Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. This evening enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya and rrive through "Little England”. Overnight Warwick Gardens “Boutique Concept” (White Room). Address: Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela. Tel: +0094 522223153
Today we leave for Yala. This evening enjoy a Jeep Safari to visit the Yala National! This park is famous for its high density of leopards, perhaps the highest in the world. You are also sure to see elephants – grumpy loan males during the dry months and large herds in the wet season. Overnight Chaaya Wild (Jungle Chalet) Address: Yala Junction, Kirinda, Tissamaharama. Tel: +0094 47 5677544
Today we travel to Tangalle and the remainder of the day is free for you to relax! Overnight Talalla Retreat “Boutique Concept” (Standard Room). Address: Sampaya House, Talalla South Gandara Tel: +0094 412259171
Travelling onto Galle we enjoy a sightseeing tour. 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. Overnight Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel (Deluxe Room). Address: Dadella, Galle Tel: +0094 91 2224017
Today is sadly your last day with us as we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.