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Upon arrival into Colombo, you will be welcomed and assisted by a representative before you proceed to your hotel. Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo stretches along the western shore of Sri Lanka for nine miles. It is not just a simple city of one and a half million people, but a metropolis, where different ethnic groups, religions and cultures intermingle. Here the contrast between high raise hotels and colonial mansions, supermarkets and street bazaars, dazzling cars and motor-rickshaws is fascinating to behold. You check in to your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Colombo.
Today after breakfast, you proceed to Dambulla. En route you visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established to shelter young elephants abandoned by their mothers or displaced from their natural environment by development projects. In the evening, visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. The “Dambulla Cave Temple” also known as the “Golden Temple”, is a world heritage site. This site is located 148 kms east of Colombo. King “Valgamba” converted the caves into a temple and still is the best preserved monastery in Sri Lanka. Overnight stay in Dambulla.
After breakfast, you depart for Sigiriya. Later you proceed to Kandy. Visit the Spice Garden in Matale. You check into your hotel and rest of the afternoon. In the evening visit Dālada Maligai, the Sacred Tooth Relic (Dālada) of Lord Buddha that is the most venerated object of worship for Buddhists. Later witness spectacular dance performances (Cultural show). Overnight in Kandy.
After breakfast, you proceed towards Nuwara Eliya. You visit the Gem Museum in Kandy. En route you also visit The Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. The Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya was established in 1821 and now covers an area of 140 acres, snuggled in a loop in the Mahaweli River, the longest river in Sri Lanka. Continue your journey towards Nuwaraeliya watching the scenic and panoramic view throughout the journey. En route visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda. Nuwara Eliya is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka. Enjoy a tour of Nuwara Eliya town. In the evening check in to your hotel. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast, you leave for Yala via Ella Wellawaya - the most scenic route. Yala National Park or Ruhuna National Park is the second largest and most visited in Sri Lanka. Yala is situated in the southeast region of the country. The park covers 979 square kilometers. It had originally been designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900. Having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants and aquatic birds. Visit the park in the evening in a 4 X 4 jeep safari. Overnight in Yala.
After breakfast, you leave for Bentota along the coastal route. Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon. Visit the famous Murugan Temple (shrines) Kataragama and continue your journey to Bentota. You check into your hotel in Bentota. Overnight in Bentota.
After breakfast, start your journey to Balapitiya. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Madhu River, a relaxing trip with plenty of interesting stops. You cruise in a canopied, outboard motor powered boat; pausing to view a 200-year-old temple and to watch the locals cultivating cinnamon. Later, visit the Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda where you will find lots of information about Sri Lanka's pioneering sea turtle conservation project. Village Kosgoda is a prime turtle nesting site in Sri Lanka. Later, you proceed to Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo stretches along the western shore of Sri Lanka for nine miles.
It is not just a simple city of one and a half million people, but a metropolis, where different ethnic groups, religions and cultures intermingle. Check into your hotel and in the evening enjoy a city tour of dazzling Colombo; visit significant places and sites in and around, Old Parliament, Independence square, famous St Anthony’s church and Sri Ponnambaleshwar Temple. You can shop at ODEL, House of fashion, Noritake ceramic and the souvenir shop “Lak Medura”. Overnight in Colombo.
After breakfast, you have time free at leisure till it’s time to proceed to the airport for your flight back home.