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  Sri Lanka Splendour Tour  
  Day 1

Meet and assist clients on arrival and proceed to Kandalama. Overnight stay at Kandalama Hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast visit Dambulla rock temple.

Dambulla Rock Temple
Dambulla rock temple was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings, is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres.

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Kandalama Hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

Thereafter visit Polonnaruwa.

Visit Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock could be seen, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya - a lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Overnight stay at Kandalama Hotel.

Day 4

After breakfast proceed to Kandy. Enroute visit a Spice Garden in Matale. Spice Garden
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness a Cookery demonstration.

Proceed to Kandy.

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and it is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a cultural show.

Overnight stay at Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy

Day 5

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Enroute visit a Tea Factory.

Tea Plantation and Factory
Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Nuwara-Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate, is Sri Lanka's most popular hill resort. Nuwara-Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing a significant share of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain, Pidurutalagala (8282 ft) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Tea Factory Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.

Day 6

After breakfast proceed to Yala via Bandarawela, Ella and Wellawaya.

Yala National Park
In the afternoon do a safari of the Yala National Park by jeep. Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka, which is the home for wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deers and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.

Overnight stay at Yala Village Hotel, Yala

Day 7

After breakfast proceed to Galle. Enroute visit Rumassala.

Rumassala Hill is just southeast of town and west of Unawatuna beach. It is a thickly forested rocky headland famously fertile with medicinal herbs and claimed, in folklore, to be a small piece of the Himalaya dropped by Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god. A 5km trail takes in a viewpoint near the 1875 British-built lighthouse, the secluded Jungle Beach and the Japanese Peace Pagoda.

Overnight stay at Light House Hotel Galle

Day 8

After breakfast visit the Galle Fortress & Light House

Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon. It is still well known for hand-made lace. The Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is a World Heritage Site. Sri Lanka's oldest light station dating back to 1848, is the Galle Lighthouse.

After lunch proceed to Colombo for a city tour
  The Tour Price includes the following
• Accommodation in standard room on bed & breakfast basis for 7 nights from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 8 at    hotels specified or at hotels specified or of similar standard.
• Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle throughout the Tour .
• Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary.
• Services of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.

The Tour Price does not include the following
• Video and Camera permits at Kandy Temple and video permits at Pinnawala.
• Lunch & dinner throughout the tour.
• Christmas and New Year's eve supplements at hotels.
• Supplement for accommodation in Kandy during Kandy Esala Perahera period.
• Cost of ticket to view the Kandy Esala Perahera which will be held in Kandy
• Expenses of a personal nature.
• Any other services not specified above.

Visits to wild life parks will be at client's own risk. The jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of the vehicle, which will be used on the tour).

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