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|Day 01||Arrival and Transfer to Negombo (30mins)||Negombo|
|Day 01||Morning: at leisure I Afternoon: Sightseeing in Colombo||Negombo|
|Day 02||Morning: at leisure I Afternoon: drive to Anuradhapura via Serukale (4hrs)||Anuradhapura|
|day 03||Morning: explore the UNESCO sites of Anuradhapura I Afternoon: drive to Sigiriya.||Sigiriya|
|Day 04||Morning: at leisure. I Afternoon: Minneriya / Kaudulla National Park for elephant sightings. Option: Day trip to Batticaloa via Polonnaruwa.||Sigiriya|
|Day 05||Morning: climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress I Evening: tour the UNESCO sites of Polonnaruwa||Sigiriya|
|Day 06||Morning: drive to Kandy I Afternoon: visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.||Kandy|
|Day 07||Morning: drive to Haputale (4.5hrs) en route visit the Hakgala Gardens and time permitting, the Sita Amman Temple I Evening: at leisure.||Haputale|
|Day 08||Morning: visit NSRC in Haputale||Haputale|
|Day 09||Morning: drive to Tangalle en route visit the Kataragama Temple and Kiri Vehera. Recommend: lunch at the Tissa Guesthouse I Evening: at leisure.||Tangalle|
|Day 10||Day at leisure I Optional visit to the Mulkirigala Temple.||Tangalle|
|Day 11||Morning: drive to the Galle I Recommend: lunch at Piya. I Evening: at leisure.||Galle|
|Day 12||Morning: visit the Dutch Fort & explore its precincts I Evening: at leisure.||Galle|
|Day 13||Afternoon: Drive to Mt. Lavinia (2hrs) I Evening: at leisure||Mt. Lavinia|
|Day 14||Option: Sightseeing in Colombo I Departure|
Galle Dutch Fort is a proud structure that still stands tall and mighty in southern Sri Lanka. Built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago, the fort was fortified by the Dutch, upon their invasion of the island. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visited and admired by many, all through the year.
Built by King Kasyapa (477 to 495 CE), the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress stands as a testament to the grandeur of Sri Lanka’s glorious past. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it features stunning boulder and water gardens and world-famous frescoes. At the summit, you’ll find the ruins of the king’s palace and a breath-taking view of the surroundings.
The glorious Anuradhapura kingdom was the very first empire that was established on the island. Gallant kings who are still revered in the island today ruled the whole country from this proud city. Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka during this era, which was formed by 377 BC and fell after an invasion in 993 BC.
Visit the Suriyakantha Centre for Art and Culture, and delve deep into the fascinating annals of European and Sri Lankan history. Housed in the Naranwala Walawwa, an 18th century Dutch-style colonial manor house, the centre represents a unique effort between a Frenchman and Sri Lankan, to showcase talent from eras past.
Explore the vast repository of local and European works over the course of two to three hours and understand the richness of Kandyan culture. Observe the various manuscripts, furniture, handicrafts, artworks and photographs on display. Located near the town of Kandy in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, Suriyakantha is open to visits between 08:00am and 04:00pm, throughout the year.
A warm welcome to Sri Lanka! Your chauffeur will be present at the arrivals hall to greet you and assist you to your vehicle. Your chauffeur will be holding a placard with your name on it.
You may choose to change your currency before departing the airport as this may come handy during your holiday. Banks are open 24/7
All rooms will be arranged for the group upon arrival.
Settle in, rest and relax from your journey.
This morning after breakfast your guide will meet you at the villa. You may choose to head out for a spot of sightseeing in Negombo or simply relax by the pool and unwind from your long journey.
This evening you may drive to Colombo and take in some of the city’s highlights.
This morning after breakfast you will spend the day exploring the UNESCO sites of Anuradhapura.
Proceed to Sigiriya (1.5 hours). Settle into your hotel, rest and relax from your journey.
Spend the morning at leisure or you may choose to visit ‘God’s Village’ to experience the local culture & lifestyle which includes the preparation of an authentic Sri Lankan lunch with the locals.
This evening you will drive to either Minneriya or Kaudulla National Parks to observe the Asian elephant in their natural habitat
Option: A day trip to Batticaloa via Polonnaruwa (2 hours’ drive each way)
Overnight at Amaara Forest| Meals: Breakfast
Set out on an exhilarating climb up Sigiriya - an ancient palace fortress, which sits atop a granite outcrop. It is arguably the most extraordinary of all Sri Lanka’s medieval Capitals dating back to the 5th Century. We recommend that you head out in the cool of the day, no later than 0700 for a comfortable climb to the top of the rock.
Return to the hotel for breakfast or we could arrange a picnic breakfast.
This afternoon you will drive to Polonnaruwa to visit its ancient sites (1 hour).
Morning leisurely drive after breakfast to Kandy (2.5 hours) via the town of Matale, well known for its spice gardens.
Check-in to the hotel late evening, rest and relax
Spend the rest of your evening at leisure.
This morning we suggest you leave no later than 07:00 as you have a long day ahead of you (4.5 hours). Your drive will take you through some beautiful landscapes and picturesque tea plantations to Nuwara Eliya in the hill country and on to Haputale, visiting the Hakgala Gardens. If time permits, you may visit the Seetha Amman Temple.
Settle in to the Cottages and drink in the spectacular views to help you unwind from your journey
Spend your day at leisure.
Option: A visit to the Rekawa Turtle Hatchery and the Mulkirigala Temple
After a leisurely breakfast you may set out to explore the Galle Dutch Fort and its precincts with your guide.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure