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Sri Lanka's Treasures

8 days fr £786pp

Colombo • Habarana • Kandy • Beruwela

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TOUR DETAILS
Accommodation:
  • Double Room fr £786pp
Validity:
  • 01/09/2018 - 31/10/2018
Also included:
  • Accommodation on Half Board Basis
  • Excursions as per Itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicle
  • All Applicable entrance fees mentioned
  • English Speaking guide
Not included:
  • International Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Tips
  • Porterage
  • Visa fees
Overview
For the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, choose this special eight day tour of Sri Lanka, where you’ll get an insight into local life through spectacular temples, vibrant bazaar and even the lost city of Sigiriya where you’ll find the hypnotic Lion Rock.
Day 1
Colombo
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you'll be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Colombo. After a chance to settle in you'll enjoy a city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city and the traditional gateway to the Orient. You'll see colourful bazaars, temples and mosques, as well as the Colombo Museum and the New Parliament.
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Day 2
Habarana
Today you will travel to Habarana approximately 4 1/2 hours with the rest of the day at leisure
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Day 3
Habarana
Today begins with a visit to Sigiriya, an ancient fortress which was once home to King Kasyapa. The entrance to the original castle was through the mouth of a lion, although only its enormous paws have survived the ravages of time. You'll explore the gardens, frescoes and mirror wall of this atmospheric lost city and learn more about its history. In the afternoon, you can relax back at your hotel or choose an optional excursion to the medieval city of Polonnaruwa to see its picturesque reservoirs and monuments including the Royal Palace and the Gal Vihare complex of four enormous images of the Buddha, cut from a single slab of granite.
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Day 4
Kandy
This morning you'll take a Jeep safari to Minneriya National Park, home to sambar deer, leopards and elephants, as well as the third-century Minneriya Tank, which to this day is a great place to watch elephants bathing, as well as to spot birds including cormorants and painted storks. Next stop is the Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the first century, filled with over 150 spectacular carvings of the Buddha.
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Day 5
Kandy
After a morning at leisure to relax in the hotel, this afternoon you'll enjoy a tour of the beautiful hill capital of Kandy, taking in Sri Dalada Maligawa, home to the relic of the tooth of Buddha, and the Cultural Kandyan Dance Show. Then it's off to Kalapuraya in the beautiful Dumbara valley to admire the many shrines and temples, filled with paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings.
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Day 6
Beruwela
Today you head to Beruwela for the beach part of your holiday. The quiet beach here is perfect place to relax and enjoy a dip, and you might even be lucky enough to spot a turtle.
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Day 7
Beruwela
You have the full day at leisure today to chill out on Beruwela's "golden mile" of sands. By the end of the day you'll be feeling blissfully relaxed – the perfect end to your holiday.
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Day 8
Departure
After breakfast you'll check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your journey home.
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