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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, known for it’s seafood, and visit the busy fish market. After lunch at a local resort proceed to Wilpattu National Park, one of the lesser know national parks for the chance to spot elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer and more. After your safari, continue to Anuradhapura. (B)
The ruins of Anuradhapura reveal the country’s impressive history. Tour the ancient city and the central old Bo Tree, sacred to Buddhism. Afterwards, continue to Sigiriya to explore and climb the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya. (B)
This morning visit Hiriwaduna to see local village life on a scenci three hour walk. Learn of local farming practices and help to prepare a simple meal. Afterwards, continue through dense forests, keeping an eye out for birdlife and wildlife. In the afternoon continue to Polonnaruwa and cycle amidst the remains of the 1000-year-old ruins, visiting beautiful palaces, temples and massive stone Buddhas. (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 returning to the manor to create Sri Lankan specialty dishes. In the afternoon, tour Kandy’s magnificent Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. (B)
This morning visit a tea factory and see every step of the tea making process, from bush to cup. Travel via lush green hills covered with tea to Nuwara Eliya - an old British hill station. In the afternoon indulge in a high tea. (B)
Travel on to picturesque Ella where you can enjoy time at leisure for the remainder of the day. (B)
Today is at your leisure. Explore temples, caves and waterfalls, or simply relax. (B)
Take a slow train journey from Ella down to Haputale and then continue by road to Uda Walawe. Spot elephant, buffalo and leopard on a wildlife safari in Uda Walawe National Park. (B)
Travel the coastal route to Galle stopping en-route at the Uda Walawe Elephant Transfer Home. (B)
Explore Galle on a city tour. (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. Afterrwards continue to Colombo city for a walking tour away from the typical tourist spots and discover the history of the old town. (B)
Transfer to Colombo Airport for your flight home. (B)
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