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DAY 01 – AIRPORT / DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA
Arrival at the Colombo International Airport. Clients will be met by their English speaking Driver/Guide and offer assistance.
In route visit DAMBULLA – the greatest of Sri Lanka’s cave temples, dates from the first century BC and contains over 150 Buddha images, subtly lit for maximum atmosphere. Actually a series of five caves, the temple is called Raja Maha Vihara by locals, but known simply as Dambulla to visitors. The entrance is marked by a large white dagoba along a long sloping rock face, from where there are views of the rock fortress of Sigiriya, about 20km away.
DAY 02 – SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / MINNERIYA
The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. While Vijayabahu’s victory and shifting of Kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, the real Polonnaruwa Hero of the history books is actually his grandson, Parakramabahu I.
DAY 03 – SIGIRIYA / MATALE / PERADENIYA / KANDY
There after visit ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS AT PEREDENIYA is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.
The “Sri Dalada Maligawa” or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the tooth relic of the Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times, it’s believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect it with great effort.
DAY 04 – KANDY / KNUCKLES
After breakfast KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN trekking through tea plantation, pine forest, a typical Kandyan village and rice fields. This is a circular trek which is approximately about 18 kms. Village culture and bird watching are some of the highlights of this trip. At this end of this trek you will be transferred to Veddha Village to camp overnight which is 3 hours drive. Enjoy the campout with Veddhas with a Bon fire.
DAY 05 – KANDY / KITULGALA
After breakfast transfer KITHULAGALA. Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitul gala covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KM. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.
DAY 06 – KITHULAGA / NUWARAELIYA
In the evening transfer NUWARAELIYA – is the heart of Sri Lankan hill country. It is the home of the famous Ceylon Tea and the rolling mountains are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. The salubrious climate, misty glens and the decidedly British character make Nuwara Eliya a must on any Sri Lankan travel itinerary.
In route tea factory/plantation. Here we will give a demonstration of how the Tea leaves are plucked on a daily basis.
DAY 07 – NUWARAELIYA / HORTON PLAINS / ELLA / TISSAMAHARAMAYA
After breakfast HORTON PLAINS Horton Plains is an undulating 2000m high plateau 28km south of Nuwara Eliya., Also Horton plains home to leopards, sambur, deer, bear, monkeys and a rich array of birds, including some endemic species. The most dramatic feature of the National Park is `World’s End’ where the plateau comes to an abrupt end and drops nearly 1000m vertically.
DAY 08 – TISSAMAHARAMAYA / YALA / GALLE / HIKKADUWA
After breakfast leave for YALA NATIONAL PARK– Sri Lanka’s most known National Park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. 97,800 hectares in extent, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s National Parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research/conservation and identification project.
In route visit GALLE – said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible where King Solomon obtained gems and spices, this “Living” UNESCO World Heritage Site is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505. Captured and fortified by the Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th and 18th centuries, the city still retains the air of old Holland. Within the well preserved 90 acre fort and ramparts built in 1663 are old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, an imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names.
DAY 09 – SINHARAJA / AIRPORT
After breakfast Transfer to Airport to Connect the Departure or Beach Extension. Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which an additional charge will be applicable.
Tour Package Includes
# Transport in an Air-conditioned vehicle
# An English speaking chauffeur Guide or National guide on tour.
# Accommodation on Half Board Basis and 3 Star Hotels.
# All applicable government taxes.
Tour Package Excludes
# Tips & personal nature.
# Entrance fees
# Lunch / Drinks & additional meals.
Tour Package Terms
# Before tour 50% from full cost will be charge
# Rest of money must pay at the Air Port
# 30 Day’s before cancellation all money are refunding
# 14 Day’s before cancellation 30% money are refunding
# 7 Day’s before cancellation – No show
Please Note: All tours can be modified upon request to meet your needs.