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Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day/evening is at your leisure.
Today we will drive you to Kandy and on the way stop at Pinnawela to visit an elegant orphanage to see how these wonderful creatures are cared for. A stop is also made at Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens which 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. Arriving into Kandy late afternoon enjoy a guided 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.
Early this morning we proceed to Habarana. En route visit a Spice Garden in Matale where you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy a Sri Lankan Traditional Cooking Experience at the Spice garden. We then visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple, a world heritage site and home to a complex of five caves with numerous wall paintings and buddha statues. Arrive into Habarana later this evening.
This morning drive to Sigiriya and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed, 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. Discover 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 exploring the sights of Sigiriya we return to Habarana for overnight.
Today enjoy a guided excursion to 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. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic. Return to Habarana for overnight.
After breakfast your driver will take you to Trincomolee. Arriving here, check into your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
For the next days ahead enjoy free time to explore the region.
Today we return to where it all began, your hotel in Colombo. Remainder of the day at leisure to relax.
Sadly your holiday comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.