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Tear Drop Isle

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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 587

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Day 1: Colombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday! Arrive Colombo, included transfer to hotel. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sri Lanka’s capital include; the Fort, Galle Face Green – a seaside expanse popular for informal cricket games, the Pettah – a noisy oriental bazaar, a visit to Gamgarama temple, Cinnamon Gardens and Independence Square. Overnight - Colombo

Day 2: Colombo - Giritale

Colombo - Giritale. Departing Colombo, drive to Giritale and check into hotel before an afternoon visit to Polonnaruwa - an 11th century city of compact size. Polonnaruwa features 12th-century stone sculptures, an old irrigation system with huge tanks, and the Gal Vihara – comprising of three enormous Buddha figures - one reclining (it’s 44 ft/13 m long), one standing and one sitting. The statues, located in a cluster along a dirt road, are revered as being amongst the most sacred monuments in Sri Lanka. There are also palace ruins, great bas-reliefs and friezes. Spend some time exploring the site, before later returning to Giritale. Overnight - Giritale

Day 3: Giritale - Kandy

Day 3: Sigiriya & Dambulla Giritale - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy. Leaving Giritale, drive to Sigiriya, the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa, where you view the stunning frescoes. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Next visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world.

Day 4: Kandy

Today we visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Afterwards we go to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Overnight - Kandy

Day 5: Kandy - The Maldives

Breakfast at hotel – Transfer Colombo airport. Pick up from Male airport and speedboat transfer to Fun Island Resort in a Beach Front room on a Full Board basis. Rest of trip at leisure.

Day 6: The Maldives

Day of leisure. Overnight at the Fun Island Resort in a Beach Front room on a Full Board basis.

Day 7: The Maldives

Day of leisure. Overnight at the Fun Island Resort in a Beach Front room on a Full Board basis.

Day 8: The Maldives

Day of leisure. Overnight at the Fun Island Resort in a Beach Front room on a Full Board basis.

Day 9: The Maldives

Day of leisure. Overnight at the Fun Island Resort in a Beach Front room on a Full Board basis.

Day 10: The Maldives

Speedboat transfer back to Male for your on going flight.