Buddha and Beach - 12 Days

Colombo - The Fort area, Galle Face Green and Gangaramaya Temple, Polonnaruwa - the ancient capital city of Ceylon, Sigiriya - 5th century fortress ruins, Dambulla - Rock Temple, Kayanwala village visit & cookery demonstration, Matale - spice gardens, Kandy - city tour including Tuk Tuk ride, Temple of the Tooth and cultural performance, Giragama Tea Factory - a working tea factory with a long history, Scenic train ride through waterfalls and tea plantations from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and drive though Nuwara Eliya's 'Little England', Udawalawe National Park - home to the nation's largest herd of Asian Elephants, Ratnapura - heart of the nation's gem mining industry, Bentota Beach - Palm fringed beaches and golden sand.

Destination: Sri Lanka

Travel Dates: From 2019-09-28 to 2020-12-19

Duration: 12 days


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  • 11 breakfasts and 1 lunch
    11 nights 4 - 5 star and heritage properties
    Guided touring of Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe NP and Colombo
    Jeep safari/ game drive in Udawalawe National park
    Scenic train trip Kandy - Nuwara Eliya, canoe and Tuk Tuk trips
    Escorted by an English speaking national guide for group 6 or more (professional chauffeur guide for groups of 5 or less)
    Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 12
    All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

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Day 1, Colombo
Saturday. Welcome to Sri Lanka! Airport arrival transfer and remainder of the day at leisure.
No meals included.
Day 2, Dambulla
Colombo - Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla. This morning we stop a local Sunday market before arriving at one of Sri Lanka’s most impressive cave temples, the Dambulla Rock Temple. We then continue onto the Polonnaruwa for some sightseeing.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 3, Sigiriya
Dambulla - Sigiriya - Kandy. This morning we head to Sigiriya and the famous ‘Lion Rock’ fortress, followed by a bullock cart ride and short canoe trip to the village of Kayanwala, where we try our hand at preparing a local meal. We stop off a spice garden in Matale before arriving into Kandy.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.
Day 4, Kandy
This morning we take a sightseeing tour of Kandy, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake, a gem museum, local bazaar and we then take Tuk Tuk ride up into the surrounding hills. This afternoon we stop at a working tea factory. This evening we watch a cultural performance of traditional Sri Lankan music and dance.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 5, Nuwara Eliya
Kandy - Nuwara Eliya. This morning offers free time before transferring to the railway station for a scenic train trip. Passing tea plantations, waterfalls, suspension bridges and tea pickers on our journey up to Nuwara Eliya. This afternoon we take a beautiful drive through Nuwara Eliya.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 6, Udawalawe National Park
Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe National Park. Today we head south to Embilipitiya, this afternoon we enjoy a game drive through Udawalawe National Park - one of the best places to spot the famous Sri Lankan Elephant.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 7, Colombo
Udawalawe National Park - Colombo. This morning with a visit to the Gem Mine and Museum at Ratnapura. Arriving to Colombo, we commence a city tour seeing the Fort area in the north, the Gangarama Temple and take a stroll along Galle Face Green.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 8, Bentota and Beruwala
Colombo - Bentota. After breakfast we head south to the beautiful beach resort of Bentota. Transfer to your accommodation with the rest of the day at leisure.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 9-11, Bentota and Beruwala
The beautiful palm fringed beaches of Bentota are without a doubt its biggest draw card, and once you set eyes on them you’ll understand why. Bentota offers travellers a whole host of watersports from snorkelling and scuba diving, to waterskiing and surfing – the choice if yours.
3 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 12, Colombo
Wednesday. Bentota - Colombo. Today our tropical island adventure comes to an end. Departure transfer to Colombo airport for your onward international flight.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

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