Highlight of Sri Lanka
Day 1-2: Relaxing at the Beach
Staying at the Jet Wing Beach Negombo - based on 2 nights in a Double Room, Half Board
A member of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', Jetwing Beach offers a harmony of soft colors and rich dark woods, exuding a sense of contemporary luxury, nestled in gardens dotted with palm trees. The large and spacious rooms have been designed with natural wood and elegant finishing, with broad balconies affording you views of the beautiful sunsets over the Indian Ocean. The hotel has two pools, a relaxing spa and is just a short distance from Negombo providing easy access to many local attractions.
Accommodation: Jet Wing Beach Negombo
Day 3: Leave to Sigiriya visiting the Dambulla Cave Temple en-route
Dambulla – located in the north central province this UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the 01st century BC, is an amazing complex of 05 caves, first used as a refuge by an ancient king who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images within the living rock. Later kings made further improvements and the caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is a colossal figure spanning 15 meters. Cave inscriptions from the 2 nd Century BC are found and on the walls are many paintings most of which belong
to the Kandy period (early 19 th century). This temple is a perfect location to view evolution of ancient Sri Lankan art and is an important historical site due to the amalgamation of the material from many eras.
Accommodation: Sigiriya Village, Half Board
Day 4: Leave early morning to Polonnaruwa and enjoy the view of the ruins.
Polonnaruwa – this medieval city rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama.
In the afternoon visit Sigiriya and climb the majestic Sigiriya Rock and discover the ruins of a once beautiful royal palace at its summit. Sigiriya – this UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares. Built by King Kashyapa (477-495 A.D), the “Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle.
Accommodation: Sigiryia Village, Half Board
Day 5: Leave to Kandy and visiting the spice garden at Matale
Once reached Kandy glance through the city and the Bazaar of the city capital. In the evening, take a city tour of Kandy and visit the Temple of the Tooth.
Kandy – a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires.
Accommodation: Randholee Hotel, Half Board
Day 6: Leave for Kalpitiya and visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Orphanage is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela
Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme
through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.
Accommodation: The Bar Reef
, Kalpitiya, Bed and Breakfast
Day 7- 13: Enjoying Kalpitiya Beach
Situated on the two kilometer stretch of beach, Bar Reef offers a truly relaxing experience. Our
is located at the The Bar Reef Resort on the beach of Kalpitiya
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Accommodation: The Bar Reef
, Bed and Breakfast
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