11 Nights & 12 Days

Sri Lanka Panorama

Attractions & Destinations

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Day 01 - Arrival & Negombo

Accorded a Warm & Personal welcome, on arrival, at the Colombo International Airport. Proceed to the Hotel in Negombo for overnight stay. Spend the afternoon on a tour of Negombo including a visit to a fishing village.

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Day 02 - Pinnawela, Dambulla & Sigiriya

Morning proceed to Pinnawela to view the feeding of baby elephants at the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela and thereafter watch them frolic in the river close by. Afternoon visit the Dambulla Rock Temple and thereafter arrive at the comfortable Hotel where you will be based for the next two days in the Sigiriya area.

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Day 03 - Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa

In the morning, visit the 5th Century AD rock fortress of Sigiriya, which is UNESCO World Heritage site. A climb to the top will reveal a spectacular view of the pools and the landscaped gardens below. The gallery of frescoes half way up is a definite highlight. Afternoon proceed on an excursion to Polonnaruwa, the 12th Century Sinhalese capital.

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Day 04 - Village Experience, Spice & Kandy

Wake up a bit early today to take a walk around the huge property and watch the sun rising over the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. A naturalist will accompany you to explain the wide variety of exotic plants and the numerous birds that abound in the lush vegetation surrounding the hotel.

After breakfast enjoy a visit to a typical Sri Lankan Village in the Habarana area, take a bullock cart ride and experience typical village life and partake of a Rice & Curry lunch. Enjoy a catamaran ride on the tranquil waters of the village tank. Later, leave for the Hill Capital of Kandy, visiting a Spice Garden where you can wander among the fragrant plants and vines and see herbs and spices such as pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

In evening, enjoy a famous Kandyan Dance & Cultural performance and there after visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Overnight at a Hotel in Kandy.

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Day 05 - Kandy

A full day of sightseeing in Kandy including the Upper Lake Drive, for a panoramic view of the entire town, the Market Square & the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya. Spend some time shopping around for souvenirs and handicrafts which are true value for money. Overnight at a Hotel in Kandy.

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Day 06 - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave Kandy for Nuwara Eliya by train and enjoy a scenic ride up into the Hill country famous for "Ceylon" Tea. Spend the afternoon on a City tour of Nuwara Eliya including the quaint Town and a drive around the picturesque Lake Gregory, Race course area & Golf Links. Visit one of Sri Lanka's famous Tea Estates to watch the process of manufacture and sip a cup of fresh "Ceylon" Tea. Stay the night at a typical Bungalow in Nuwara Eliya.

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Day 07 - Horton Plains & Nuwara Eliya

Early in the morning: leave for a day excursion to Horton Plains. Breakfast packs will be provided. Return to Nuwara Eliya and in the afternoon, explore the town by foot and engage in some bargaining at the warm clothing bazaar and later enjoy Hi Tea at the quaint and typically British, Hill Club, a hotel with a charm all its own. Stay the night at a typical Bungalow in Nuwara Eliya.

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Day 08 - Ella & Yala

After Breakfast leave for Yala. Along the way, enjoy Sri Lanka fruits from a way side stall, view the enchanting "RAWANA" waterfall and the Picturesque "ELLA GAP". Spend the night in a hotel on the edge of the Yala National Park.

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Day 09 - Yala Safari, Galle & Beach

After an early Breakfast proceed on an exciting Jeep Safari to the Yala National Park. The Yala Park is famous for Elephants, Leopard, Bear plus a great variety of other wild life and birds. After the Safari drive along the scenic coastal road to the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa. Along the way, visit the Heritage City of Galle and watch the stilt fishermen at work in Weligama. Overnight stay at a Resort on the beach at Hikkaduwa.

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Day 10 - On the Beach at Hikkaduwa

Spend the day at Leisure on the Beach. Ample opportunity to snorkel or take a glass bottom boat ride to gaze at the colorful expanse of corals. Overnight stay at a Resort on the beach at Hikkaduwa.

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Day 11 - Colombo

After breakfast, leave for Colombo visiting a turtle hatchery along the way. Check in to the Hotel and spend the afternoon sightseeing in Colombo. Overnight at a Hotel in Colombo.

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Day 12 - Colombo & Departure

After Breakfast spend time exploring the abundance of shopping in Colombo. Check out & Departure from Colombo in time for the departure flight.

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Transport

A modern Air conditioned vehicle with an experienced Guide driver

Price Includes

Full breakfast on all days (Can be extended to include Dinner)
Lunch on Days 4
Breakfast only at the hotel in Colombo
Entrance fees & tickets to the following sites
- Elephant Orphanage
- Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa & Dambulla
- Village Experience with lunch
- Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
- Cultural Dance Show in Kandy
- Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
- Train ride to Nuwara Eliya with refreshments
- A Tea factory
- Horton Plains National Park
- Yala National Park entrance + Jeep & Tracker
- Galle Fort

Accommodation

In a mix of star class hotels & bungalows

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