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Today we will pick you up from your hotel in Kandy. Leaving 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. On completion, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort.
Today we proceed onto Sigiriya. 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. Also visit the Dambulla Cave Temple - Climb up to the temple, which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. Overnight Hotel Kassapa Lion Rock or similar.
Morning proceed for Sigiriya – 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. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Afternoon go on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya – where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock. Overnight Hotel Kassapa Lion Rock or similar.
Today we travel onto Colombo airport for your flight to Male (not included). Upon arrival you will be transferred by speedboat to your Fun Island Resort (beach front room), the rest of the day is free for you to relax in paradise!
Enjoy the next few blissful days relaxing on the white sands, swimming, snorkelling and admiring the sparkling seas.
Sadly your journey with us comes to an end today with your departure speedboat transfer to the airport.