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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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14 nights’ accommodation, some meals, activities and entrances fees, services of a private car and driver with local English speaking guides.
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.
Head north this morning to Chilaw and visit the busy fish market. Afterwards, proceed to Wilpattu National Park for the chance to spot elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer and more. After your safari, continue to Anuradhapura.(B)(L)
Explore the ruins of Anuradhapura. Proceed to Sigiriya to climb the rocky outcrop. (B)
Visit Hiriwaduna to see local village life on a scenic three hour walk. Learn of the local farming practices and help to prepare a simple meal. Afterwards, continue through dense forests, keeping an eye out for bird life and wildlife. Continue by car to Polonnaruwa and cycle amidst the ruins. (B)(L)
Tour Dambulla’s famed Royal Rock Temple before travelling to Kandy. This evening explore the city on a walking tour. (B)
This morning’s cooking experience is at The Kandyan Manor. Start the morning with a visit to the local market before creating Sri Lankan specialty dishes. In the afternoon tour Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. (B)(L)
Travel via lush green hills covered with tea to Nuwara Eliya, en route visiting a tea plantation. Indulge in a high tea this afternoon at the hotel. (B)
Travel on to picturesque Ella. Enjoy a cooking class at the Ella Spice Garden and prepare a traditional Sri Lankan curry. (B)(L)
Today is at your leisure. (B)
Take a slow train journey from Ella down to Haputale and then continue by road to Uda Walawe. The national park is one of the best places to observe elephants in their natural habitat. (B)
Travel the coastal route to Galle stopping en route at Uda Walawe Elephant Transfer Home. (B)
Enjoy a walking and culinary experience through the colonial Dutch town of Galle. Learn the secrets of Fort food and sample the best of Sri Lankan street food. (B)
A day at leisure to explore Galle. (B)
En route to Mount Lavinia, stop at Ambalangoda to visit a Tukkawadu mask factory. Try your hand at carving your own mask. Afterwards continue to Colombo city for a walking tour away from the typical tourist spots. (B)
Transfer to Colombo Airport for your flight home. (B)
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