Yala National Park Holidays

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Day 1: Sigiriya

Welcom to Sril Lanka the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel in Sigiriya. Enjoy the rest of teh day at your leisure. Overnight Sigiriya.

Day 2: Sigiriya - Kandy

This Morning climb the Sigiriya rock fortress. The ‘Lion Rock’ was the innermost stronghold of the fortified town. A moat, rampart, and gardens including the water gardens ring the base. Visit the frescoes of the Heavenly Maidens, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. En route to Kandy visit Dambulla Cave Temple, the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. This complex of five caves contains over 150 images of the Buddha the largest is a colossal figure spanning 14 meters. Also visit a spice garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Overnight Kandy.

Day 3: Kandy

KANDY / PASIKUDA Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy - Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. Overnight Pasikuda at Maalu Maalu Resort – Boutique Concept - (Deluxe Room)

Day 4:

Breakfast at hotel – Rest of the day at leisure on the beach – Overnight stay at the hotel at Maalu Maalu Resort – Boutique Concept - (Deluxe Room)

Day 5:

Breakfast at hotel – Rest of the day at leisure on the beach – Overnight stay at the hotel at Maalu Maalu Resort – Boutique Concept - (Deluxe Room)

Day 6:

Breakfast at hotel – Rest of the day at leisure on the beach – Overnight stay at the hotel at Maalu Maalu Resort – Boutique Concept - (Deluxe Room)

Day 7:

Breakfast at hotel – Rest of the day at leisure on the beach – Overnight stay at the hotel at Maalu Maalu Resort – Boutique Concept - (Deluxe Room)

Day 8: - Nuwara Eliya

PASIKUDA - NUWARA ELIYA Leave for Nuwara Eliya. En-route 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. Afterwards travel to Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala is located here. Drive through "Little England”. Overnight Nuwara Eliya at Langdale by Amaya, Boutique Concept

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park

Today travel to Yala. This evening enjoy on a Jeep Safari at 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. You can also see Sloth bears, wild boars, several species of deer and buffalo. There is also a huge diversity of birdlife including the flamingo and the endangered black necked stork. The uniqueness of the park is the sheer diversity of the habitat: dense jungles suddenly give way to lagoons and open plain areas. Huge, stark boulders where languorous leopards can often be seen basking atop of. Overnight Yala.

Day 10: Yala National Park

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to you next destination.

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