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Welcome to the start of your Sri Lankan Adventure! Arriving into Colombo airport our local team are on hand to meet you and transfer you to Giritale. Arriving here, enjoy some free time to recoup after your flight.
This morning we head out to 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. After 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.
En route on our drive to Kandy, we stop to visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple which contains beautiful frescoes of Buddha. We will also stop at Matale to see the different spices that 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 that you will get to interact with. Continuing, we visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Returning back to Kandy, we visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. We then drive to Wattala a suburb of Colombo located right on the beach.
Today your driver will drop you off at the airport for your flight to India Ocean Paradise called the Maldives. Arriving here, you will be assisted to your speedboat that will take you to your Island Hotel.
Relax on the sandy white beaches, swim in the clear blue sea or try many of the sports available at the resort.
Returning to Male Airport by speedboat you can catch your connecting flight home.