BEAUTY AND SOUL
Day 1: Arrival transfer airport / Colombo
Meet and greet on arrival by our representative and transfer to Colombo. Afternoon proceed on a City Tour of Colombo. Return to Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the Kingsbury hotel.
Day 2: Colombo / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya
After a leisurely breakfast you will leave for Polonnaruwa the second capital of Sri Lanka in the 11th and 12th centuries and visit the Lankatilleke, Thuparama and Gal Vihare. Continue to Sigiriya and check in at the Aliya resort & spa for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Sigiriya / Anuradhpura / Sigiriya
After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura the first capital of Sri Lanka. Here you will see the remains of the Brazen Palace, the Sri Maha Bodhi a tree over 2000 years old, grown from the branch of the very tree beneath which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Visit the ruins of the Ruwanweliseya Dagaba, see the 2nd Century BC shrine containing the Buddha’s Collar bone relic, the Abhayagiriya temple and the Jetawanaramaya dagobas. Next you visit the Kuttam Pokuna and the Samadhi Buddha (a statue of the Buddha in a meditative pose), this is being acknowledged worldwide as a masterpiece. Return to Aliya resort & spa for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Sigiriya / Dambulla / Kandy
This morning enjoy a visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress and having climbed the rock you will encounter the remains of the Palace and its environs. En route to Kandy you will visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple and then visit a Spice Garden Matale before arriving in Kandy. Check in at the Earl's Regency Hotel. In the afternoon visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness a Kandyan Cultural Dance performance. Return to the Earl's Regency hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Kandy / Pinnawela /kandy
Leave on sightseeing tour of Kandy including the Upper Lake Drive. Visit the Elephant opernage at pinnawala and then visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. Return to Earl's Regency Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Kandy / Nuwara / Eliya
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya and see women plucking the “Gold’ tea leaves and visit the factory whilst en route to Nuwara Eliya with an afternoon tour of Little England. Dinner and overnight at Heritance Tea Factory.
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya / Yala
After breakfast you will depart for Yala. There will be an afternoon visit to Yala National Park or Bundala Wildlife Park. See a vast array of animals including deer, peacock, elephant, wild buffalo and the lucky visitors may get to see a leopard or bear. Check in at the Laya Safari Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Yala / Galle / Colombo
Shortly after breakfast you will visit the Galle Dutch Fort. Way back enjoy turtle hatchery farm & return to Colombo for your transfer to the Airport. Alternatively extend your stay at Negombo beach resort of your choice.
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