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Tour Length:  8 Day(s) /  9 Night(s)

Colombo – Pinnawela – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya – Dambulla – Kandy – Hikkaduwa – Colombo
Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive Colombo
Arrive Colombo. Upon arrival in Colombo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check-in at hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 Colombo – Pinnawala – Sigiriya

Visit the famous Elephant Orphanage, the only one of its kind in the world. It’s a conservation project for orphaned and injured elephants and you will be able to see the little jumbos being fed and bathed in the nearby river.

Upon arrival in Sigiriya, check-in at hotel.

Late afternoon drive to Habarana and enjoy an Elephant Back Safar in-to the jungles of Habarana in search of birds, crocodile, and elephants.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 03 Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa

This morning climb the 5th century citadel of Sigiriya which is one of the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Built by king Kassyapa, Sigiriya was a 70 hectare fortified city with moats ramparts and gardens. It is a must see for any visitor to Sri Lanka where it is considered the 8th wonder of the world.

Continue your journey of discovery to Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO world heritage site and ancient capital of Sri Lanka. They are many ruined temples and palaces as well as the spectacular reservoir the Parakrama Samuda (The sea of Parakrama) and the Gal Vihara (Buddha statues carved out of sheer rock) to witness and discover.Return to Sigirya.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 04 Sigiriya – Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast, visit the Dambulla cave temples, yet another UNESCO world heritage site and visit the ancient rock temple adorned with hundreds of rock painting of the Buddha and many kings and deities.

Continue your journey to Kandy en route to stop a Spice garden in Matale. Upon arrival in Kandy, check-in at hotel.

In the evening you will visit the “Temple of the Tooth”, the holiest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka where the tooth relic of the lord Buddha is believed to be enshrined. Kandy is also a UNESCO world heritage city and the last independent kingdom that held out against British colonial rule.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 05 Kandy

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Kandy including visits to the Kandy museum, the royal botanical gardens, the panoramic views of Kandy from upper lake drive and a visit to the Peradeniya campus grounds. You will also get an opportunity to walk around the bustling Kandy town.

Evening, you will witness a Kandyan cultural dance performance.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 06 & 07 Kandy – Hikkaduwa
Drive to Hikkaduwa. Upon arrival at Hikkaduwa, check-in at hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 Hikkaduwa – Colombo – Onward Destination
Drive to Colombo airport for your flight to onward destination

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