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Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your of journey through this tropical Indian Ocean Island! You'll be met at Colombo Airport and transferred to your hotel in Colombo. Sit back and relax for the remainder of the day.
Early this morning we proceed to Habarana - En route we pay a visit to the amazing Elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. Here you can help feed and bathe the elephants and basically interact with them until your heart's content. After, we drive to your hotel in Habarana, remainder of the day at leisure for you to explore.
This morning drive to Sigiriya and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed, 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). This afternoon This afternoon, we visit UNESCO Listed Polonnaruwa – an incredible 11th century city. Explore the ruins of the Royal Palace, temples and Gal Vihara which boasts three enormous and revered Buddha figures.
After breakfast your driver will take you to Trincomolee. Arriving here, check into your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
For today enjoy free time to explore the gorgeous beaches and soak up the sun, fantastic seafood and fresh fruit juices.
Today we drive you to Kandy. En-route a visit to the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. After, explore a Spice Garden in Matale, here you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Arriving in Kandy, enjoy some downtime.
Today we visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Back in the scenic lakeside town of Kandy, embark upon a sightseeing tour, visiting the bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum. In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
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.
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.
This morning we visit the town of Galle and it’s 17th century fort. Within the fort, are narrow streets filled with churches and colonial buildings. We then continue to your hotel in Colombo.
Highlights of our sightseeing tour of Sri Lanka’s capital include the Fort – once a colonial stronghold, 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. We also visit the national museum before returning to your hotel.
Sadly your discovery of the Tear Drop Isle draws to a close, we will be sure to transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.