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Day 1: Arrival into Colombo / City Tour
On arrival you will be met and transferred to the recommended hotel in Colombo on bed & breakfast. You will then enjoy a city tour of the main sights. Rest of the day relax & over night stay at Kingsbury hotel.
Day 2: Colombo /Anuradhapura / Habarana
Leave for Anuradhapura the first capital of Sri Lanka. Its ruin’s today displays infinite details of rare beauty, delicately set in the world’s mightiest masses of monumental masonry second only to the Pyramids of Egypt. Check-in at the Cinnamon Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Habarana / Trincomalee / Habarana
After breakfast leave for Trincomalee, the world’s fifth largest natural harbor and a former Royal Navy base. Also visit Nilaveli, one of the finest beaches in the country. Return to Habarana for dinner and overnight stay the Cinnamon Lodge.
Today visit Sigiriya, a fascinating fortress, famed for its paintings. This afternoon visit Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s medieval capital and a well-preserved metropolis of buildings and shrines. Return to Habarana for dinner and overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge.
Day 5: Habarana / Dambulla / Kandy
Today visit Dambulla, an archaeological treasure. Continue to Kandy en route visiting a Spice Garden at Matale. Check-in at Earls Regency hotel. Later enjoy a tour of Kandy, the last capital of a classical Sinhalese Kingdom. Later witness a Kandyan Dancing performance. Late evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Earls Regency Hotel.
Day 6: Kandy / Pinnawela / Kandy
Enjoy a visit to the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela, home to about 60 elephants. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Return to Kandy for dinner and overnight stay at Earls Regency hotel.
Day 7: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast drive to Kandapola via Nuwara Eliya and en-route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe 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.
Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Also the heart of Sri Lankas tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. Overnight at the Tea Factory hotel.
Day 8: Nuwara Eliya / Yala
After breakfast leave for Yala and check-in at Jetwing Yala hotel. Enjoy an evening visit of Yala National Park by 4x4. Yala is the most popular park with a vast array of animals including deer, peacock, elephant and wild buffaloes. Dinner and overnight stay at Jetwing Yala hotel.
Day 9-10: Yala / Galle / Colombo
En route to Colombo you will visit the Portuguese and Dutch fort in which the central city is contained. You will have a chance to visit turtle hatchery farms & pass through some of the country’s finest beach resorts. Check-in at Colombo recommended Hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Departure home on last day.
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