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Spotlights on Sri Lanka

TLKA11: 8 Days Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Tangalle
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Sigiriya Lion RockAncient city of Polonnaruwa
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Day 1 Arrival in Negombo
Your Sri Lanka tour will start when your flight lands at the Colombo International Airport. Our guide will welcome you at the exit of the airport holding a sign with your name on it. After a short introduction, our professional driver guide will transfer you to Negombo and check in at the local hotel. The remainder of the day is free for your own discovery. Negombo is a famous port city located only 30 kilometers away from Colombo. It is recommended that you visit the fish market on the beach and have a peaceful stroll around this beautiful town.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Jetwing Sea Hotel
Day 2 Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you to Dambulla. En route, we will take you to Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage where you can watch the elephants bathing, eating and playing. Then visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. With a history of over 2000 years, this temple attracts numerous tourists with its delicate wall paintings and carved stone statues. It is the biggest and best preserved cave temple which is composed by five caves in Sri Lanka. Please kindly note that shoes should be taken off when entering the temple and any short skirts or revealing clothes are forbidden here to show respect for their local customs. After lunch, you may choose to take a tour to Habarana for an elephant ride. It is quite an interesting experience to watch different species of birds from an elephant's back. Finally, we will transfer you to Sigiriya and check in at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest Hotel
Day 3 Sigiriya
Lion Rock, Polonnaruwa ancient city. (B+L)
Today, you will climb the Lion Rock at Sigiriya in the morning. The Lion Rock was hidden in a dense jungle valley for a thousand years and was finally found by an adventurer from England in the middle of the 19th century. With a height of 200 meters, the Lion Rock is not only a castle for military defense, but also a huge complex for religious purposes. After climbing on the top of the rock, you will find a ruin of the ancient garden palace which was constructed by king Kassapa of Mauryan dynasty who killed his father and fled from the revenge of his brother. The afternoon journey will take you to visit Polonnaruwa, which used to be the capital city of Sri Lanka in ancient times. Through visiting the numerous relics including palaces, temples, streets and pagodas, you can imagine how thriving and prosperous this ancient city once was at that time. Afterwards, we will drive you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest Hotel
Sigiriya Lion Rock
Lion Rock
Ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa ancient city
Day 4 Sigiriya - Kandy
Drive to Kandy, Spice Garden, Hindu temple in Matale, a Cultural Show. (B+L)
Your Sri Lanka itinerary 8 days will be extended to Kandy today. Have a short stay at a Spice Garden on the way. Visit the Hindu temple in Matale. As an old capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy preserves some royal architecture and delicate colonial-era buildings. The pleasant weather and the beautiful sceneries make this city a famous tourist resort. Enjoy the culture dance show. Then a Cultural Show will be followed at around 17:00 in the afternoon. The traditional Kandy dance and the excellent performance will make your day tour perfect.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Day 5 Kandy
Temple of the Tooth, Gem Museum, Royal Botanical Garden. (B+L)
This morning, you will visit the Temple of the Tooth, which is noted for housing the tooth of Shakyamuni Buddha. This temple is a famous pilgrimage site located beside the lake of Kandy. You will marvel at the magnificent architecture and delicate murals inside the temple. If you are lucky enough, you can also get a glimpse of the tooth relic of the Buddha at close range. Visit the Gem Museum. Then we will move on to the Royal Botanical Garden which is the biggest botanical garden of Sri Lanka and one of the most famous gardens in the world. In the garden, you will not only find the various plants from Asia, Africa and Latin America, but also see the distinctive trees with unique shapes. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Temple of Tooth Relics in Kandy
Temple of the Tooth
Day 6 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Drive to Nuwara Eliya, Ramboda Waterfalls, A tea factory, Tea plantations. (B+L)
Your 8 days Sri Lanka tour will take you to Nuwara Eliya. En route we will visit Ramboda Waterfalls. Visit a tea factory on the way to get an idea of the Sri Lankans tea production industry and taste the authentic black tea. You will pass by several tea plantations and see the local people picking tea in the field. You will have time to explore this small town by strolling in the Victoria Park, Lake Gregory or the local market.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Blackpool Hotel
Day 7 Nuwara Eliya - Ella
Drive to Nanu Oya and take train to Ella. Ella Gap, walk tour to Little Adams Peak. (B+L)
Transfer to Nanu Oya and take the train to Ella to experience the most beautiful trainride in Sri Lanka. Our driver guide will take you to the train to help you to find a good seat, and then he will leave you and wait for you at the train station in Ella. Visit the picturesque Ella Gap, a landmark of the place. Then take an easy walk at the marvelous Little Adams Peak for around 2 hours. Walk past tea fields on the way up and down with great views. Check in at a hotel in Ella.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Mountain Heavens
Tea plantation
A tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya
Day 8 Ella - Tangalle
Ravana Waterfalls, Marakolliya Beach. Continue exploration of Sri Lanka or stay free days at Tangalle. (B+L)
In the morning, we will transfer to see the Ravana Waterfalls, one of the widest falls in the country. After the visit, you will be escorted to our final destination Marakolliya Beach in Tangalle. Your driver guide will say goodbye to you after your 8 days in Sri Lanka. Tangalle is a good place for relaxation. Please contact our travel consultants should you wish to extend your stay here or explore more of Sri Lanka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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