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From Colombo to Sigiriya, southern beaches to the tea plantations, Kandy to the national parks - you'll love Ceylon!
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12 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
From the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and impressive Sigiriya Fort - Sri Lankan culture spans more than 2,000 years, still remaining vibrant and alive today. Trek through lush tea plantations, indulge in seafood feasts in quaint fishing villages and dip your toes in the calm, clear waters off the beach at Mirissa on this all-encompassing adventure for those seeking a unique travel experience.
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Spot herds of elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards at Uda Walawe National Park. The park that best rivals the savannah reserves of Africa.
Ella’s beautiful small sleepy town in the central highlands offers fantastic walks through tea plantations to temples and waterfalls.
Explore Sigiriya most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains.
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Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
This morning meet your driver-guide and travel towards the Cultural Triangle. After a stop at Chilaw to see the markets and have lunch, continue on to Anuradhapura.
Take a tour of ancient Anuradhapura, including the giant dome of Ruwanweliseya and the 2,000 year old Sri Maha Bodhi Tree. In the afternoon drive to nearby Sigiriya. (B)
After breakfast climb the rock citadel of Sigiriya. Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding jungles, farmlands and the beautiful 5th century frescoes. After lunch, drive to Polonnaruwa with its ruined palaces and temples. (B)
Depart for the hill city of Kandy. En route stop in Dambulla to climb the rock temples which house unique frescoes and Buddha images. In the afternoon, take a tour of Kandy. In the evening attend a cultural show. (B)
This morning take part in a market visit and cooking class and learn some of the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine. After lunch, drive the short distance to Peradeniya and see the magnificent royal botanical gardens. (B)(L)
Depart for Kandy, stopping at a tea estate. Continue on to charming Nuwara Eliya, in the heart of tea country. (B)
Another scenic drive through the hills brings you to beautiful Ella, a quaint hillside village. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
This morning take a scenic train ride to Haputale. Continue by road to Uda Walawe and take an afternoon safari into the national park, famous for its elephant herds. (B)
This morning visit the Elephant Transfer Home, where orphaned and injured elephants are rehabilitated. Take a scenic drive to charming Galle, the beautifully-preserved fort town overlooking the Indian Ocean. (B)
Take a walking tour of the Galle Fort with its wonderful fusion of Dutch, Portuguese, Moorish and British architecture. There is plenty of free time to explore the cobbled streets and cafes at your leisure. (B)
Depart Galle and stop at Lunuganga Estate, the former home of architect Geoffrey Bawa. (B)
Transfer to the airport after breakfast. (B)
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Enjoy boutique accommodations as you explore Sri Lanka’s cultural highlights.
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