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Day 1 : Airport - Colombo
On arrival, will be met by a representative of Horizon Voyages and transfer to Colombo. Welcome and check in at hotel. In the afternoon, city tour in Colombo.
Colombo - like many capital cities in developing countries Colombo is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood, yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. A 100-year-old clock tower and several British built, colonial buildings are still to be seen in the city. The Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargains, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall - an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the people's republic of china, the new parliament in Sri Jayawardenapura and the folk art center are some of the places of interest that one can visit to.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 : Colombo - Anuradhapura - Sigiriya
After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura en route visiting the places of interest arrive in Anuradhapura, island's first historic capital, do a sightseeing tour of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is the most celebrated of Sri Lanka's ancient ruined cities. The city's greatest treasures are its dagabas constructed of small bricks and hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagabas are the Ruvanveli which dates back to the 01st Century BC and is 300ft in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370ft and the Thuparama which enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha. The city's most renowned relic is the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historic tree in the world. Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya /Habarana/Giritele, arrive and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 : Sigiriya Or Giritele - Lion Rock - Polonaruwa - Sigiriya Or Giritele
Breakfast in the hotel thereafter start climbing the Sigiriya rock fortress, known as "Lion Rock" one of the most important and visited landmarks in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century "Fortress in the Sky" which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.
Afternoon do an excursion to Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa - the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Century, contains some splendid and spectacular statues. Lankatileke, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest shrine ruins and Tivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankot Vihara and Kiriwehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare - a rock shrine, has four Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4 : Sigiriya - Dambulla - Matele - Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Cave Temple, a spice garden and a batik factory at Matale.
Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.
Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.
Afternoon city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts and crafts Centre and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Kandy - the hill capital. Venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.
Late in the evening witness a cultural show organized by kandyan dancers
Arrive at hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5 : Kandy - Peradeniya - Nuearaeliya
After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens at Paradeniya.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Sixty Seven hectares of exquisite beauty and botanical treasurers containing more than 4000 species, this is haven not only for Scientists but to every nature lover as well.
Thereafter leave for Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea estate and factory en route.
Nuwara Eliya - The 'Little England' of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.
All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Arrive in Nuwareliya, welcome upon arrival and check in to the room at Hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6 : Nuwareliya - Bandarawela - Ella - Tissamaharama - Kateragama
After breakfast proceed to Tissamaharama, then continue towards Yala in 4 x 4
Afternoon arrive in Yala National Park start your exciting jeep safari
Yala is a haven for Fauna both indigenous and migrant. Bird concentrations are by the Lagoons/Salvers. Here are thousands of Flamingoes, Assemblies of spotted Billed Pelicans, Spoonbills, Cormorants and various species of Herons. Pheasants, Pea Fowl, Peacocks and the Wild Fowl are found in hundreds. Wild Buffalo and herds of wild Elephants are a common sight. Whether it is birds or animals you have them all at Yala.
Arrive at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7 : Kateragama - Galle - Bentota, Kalutara, Colombo Or Wattala
After breakfast visit famous "Kataragama Temple" and then proceed to beach, en route visiting the places of interest, and other important cities such as Matara, and Galle, etc.
Arrive in Galle and visit the famous "Dutch Port", good example of power and determination of the colonial period. This old port is one of the good examples remaining today to recall the wise and prudent knowledge they had during the old days to select a location of this kind to have maximum security and protection. A part of the Dutch architectural structures adopted during the colonial period the Galle Fort posses' lots of charm. Among the other constructions, the protestant church with the cemetery within the same premises, Anglican church, clock tower, old doc with the emblem of the Dutch company (VOC), and the old hotels are some of the good attractions found in the fort. Whilst you walk on the rampart you can see ancient bastions where they had installed the guns aiming to the sea. Today there are no enemy ships coming but for a visitor this old fort is an ideal place to sit and spend few hours. The monuments and remains located scattered all over the site still silently talk about the heritage of the good old days.
Arrive at beach for overnight stay.
Day 8 : Beach - Airport
Breakfast in the hotel thereafter leave for Air Port to take the connecting flight on time, Horizon Voyages will assist you to do necessary formalities at the Air Port prior to the departure.
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