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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 492

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Day 1: Mount Lavinia

Welcome to Sri Lanka. Upon arrival you David and Monique will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Mount Lavinia.

Day 2: Mount Lavinia

Enjoy today at you leisure. Late tonight/Early tomorrow morning the rest of your part will be joining you. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight Mount Lavinia

Day 3: Mount Lavinia

Enjoy a sleep in this morning. Spend today relaxing and catching up as you enjoy today at your leisure. Overnight Mount Lavinia.

Day 4: Mount Lavinia - Galle

Today you leave for Galle. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour in Galle - The Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. Overnight Galle.

Day 5: Galle - Nuwara Eliya

Travelling north you continue to Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lanka’s cool hill country, which offers a welcome antidote to the heat of the coast and low-lying plains. Situated amongst verdant tea plantations and at an elevation of 1,990 m, Nuwara Eliya is one of the highest and most attractive towns in Sri Lanka’s hill region. Built by English tea growers, it remained their favourite hill station during colonial times. This evening enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya Town. Overnight Nuwara Eliya

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

Saying goodbye to Nuwara Eliya you travel to Kandy. En-route visit to 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. Overnight Kandy.

Day 7: Kandy

This morning we visit an elephant orphanage where we meet some of the 89 abandoned elephants, many of which are babies. On the way back to Kandy we stop by the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens home to an amazing variety of plants, flowers and trees. Once back in Kandy itself we take a city tour, drive around the lake and visit local bazaars and a gem museum. Later on this evening we visit the world famous Temple of the Tooth Relic, home to one of Buddha’s teeth before attending a traditional cultural evening complete with fire walkers! Overnight - Kandy

Day 8: Kandy - Sigiriya

After breakfast we leave Kandy and set off for 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. Later this afternoon climb Sigiriya rock fortress. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’, which are in a sheltered pocket approached by a spiral stairway. Overnight Sigiriya

Day 9: Sigiriya - Trincomalee

Today you travel back to the coast to the town of Trincomalee. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Trincomalee.

Day 10: Trincomalee - Anuradhapura

Saying goodbye to the beach you leave for Anuradhapura. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Anuradhapura

Day 11: Anuradhapura

This morning proceed to Wilpattu National park - Wilpattu National park is unique as the feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) population. The Leopard population in Wilpattu is still not yet known. Overnight Anuradhapura

Day 12: Anuradhapura - Mount Lavinia

After Breakfast proceed to Colombo via Puttalam road – Mrs. Isabelle and family will be dropped off at Katunayake international Airport and Mr. David & Mrs. Monique will continue to Mount Lavinia. Overnight Mount Lavinia

Day 13: Mount Lavinia

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as your are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination.