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Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 486

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Day 1: Colombo - Habarana

Today upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel in Habarana where you will have the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Habarana

Morning proceed to Sigiriya - Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. Then we proceed to Polonnaruwa, Which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site - 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

Day 3: Habarana - Trincomalee

This morning after breakfast Trincomalee - Trincomalee is a major port city in Eastern Province, Sri Lankaand lies on the east coast of the island, about 113 miles south of Jaffna. The city is home to the famous ancient Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai from which its anglicized name is derived, and has been a sea port that has played a major role in the maritime and international trading history of Sri Lanka.

Day 4: Trincomalee

Today you are free at leisure.

Day 5: Trincomalee - Kandy

This morning we leave 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. After checking into the hotel we have a guided tour of the town which was was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. Later this evening we visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and have the chance to see traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Day 6: Kandy - Ratnapura

Morning proceed to visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela - This orphanage is the home for about 89 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. Thereafter visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.Leave for Nuwara Eliya - En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Later we travel to Adams Peak - A depression in the rocky summit resembles a huge footprint, which has been venerated as a sacred sigh from remote antiquity

Day 7: Ratnapura - Yala National Park

Morning return back from Adams Peak to the Hotel for Breakfast – Refresh and leave for Yala

Day 8: Yala National Park

Morning proceed on a Jeep Safari to visit the Yala National Park - 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. Sloth bears are also a big draw. You will also see mammal such as wild boars, several species of deer and wild buffalo. Later today we transfer you to Tangalle where you services end.