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|Day 01||Arrival and transfer to Sigiriya.||Sigiriya|
|Day 02||Morning: Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress I Drive to Kandy en-route visiting the Matale Spice Gardens||Kandy|
|Day 03||Morning: Kandy City Tour | Drive to Nuwara Eliya | Evening visit to the local tea factory||Nuwara Eliya|
|Day 04||Morning: Drive to Yala I Afternoon: Safari at the Yala National Park||Yala|
|Day 05||Morning: Safari at the Yala National Park I Afternoon drive to Bentota.||Bentota|
|Day 06||Head to the airport in time for departure.|
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.
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.
Spend half a day exploring four of Kandy’s famed medieval temples. Join your personal archaeologist on an informative, 3.5 hour coach tour of the Degaldoruwa, Embekka, Lankatilaka and Gadaladeniya Buddhist temples. Feast your eyes on the magnificent Kandyan murals on the ceiling of Degaldoruwa Temple. Witness the wonderful fusion of Buddhist and Hindu culture at Gadaladeniya Temple.
Take in the exquisite craftsmanship of the woodwork at Embekka Temple. Observe the traditional Sinhalese design of the Lankatilaka Temple, and discover the inscriptions carved into the rocks. Setting off in the morning is ideal, as the tour involves approximately 1.5 hours of travel to / from your hotel.
Arrival and transfer to Sigiriya (Drive time 3.4 hours)
A warm welcome to Sri Lanka! Your guide from Holidays by Design will be present at the arrivals hall to greet you and assist you to your vehicle.
You could change your currency before departing the airport as this may come handy during your holiday. Banks are open 24/7
Optional: Visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Proceed to Sigiriya, settle in rest and unwind upon arrival.
This morning visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Head back to the hotel for breakfast. We will then head to Kandy (2 hours) en route visiting the Matale Spice Gardens.
Upon arrival to Kandy, rest and unwind.
This morning head to the Kandy city for sightseeing
We will proceed by vehicle to Nuwara Eliya (3.5hrs). Rest and unwind upon arrival.
We will then our way to Yala (3.5 hours). Upon arrival, settle in rest and unwind.
This morning head to the safari at the Yala National Park.
After breakfast transfer to Bentota (drive time 5 hours), Upon arrival, rest and unwind from the journey.
Enjoy the beautiful beaches and many more beach activities if you wish too.
We will then be heading to the airport in time for departure on this day (2.5 hours)
OPTIONAL: Visit to the highlights in Colombo with your chauffeur guide.