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  • Days 1 - 2

    Pinnawela and Sigiriya

    Hotel: 5* Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya Bed & Breakfast

    Arrival, meet greet and proceed to Pinnawala. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawela herd have been filmed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. Thereafter proceed to hotel. 
     
    The following day, after breakfast 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. On completion return to hotel.
  • Day 3

    Kandy

    Hotel: 5* Earls Regency, Kandi Bed & Breakfast

    After breakfast proceed to Kandy via Matale. 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. 
     
    Afternoon do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which 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.
  • Days 4 - 5

    Hatton

    Hotel: 5* Ceylon Tea Trails, Kandi Bed & Breakfast

    After breakfast proceed to Hatton enroute visit a tea factory / tea plantation. Check in at Tea Trails and the rest of the day at leisure.
     
    Tea Trails consists of twenty exquisite rooms & suites in four luxurious bungalows, boasting spectacular locations, butler service & fine cuisine. Each bungalow is unique – featuring architecture that range from classical to modern colonial. Each of the bungalows has been elegantly decorated by renowned designer, Deirdre Renniers & promises a perfect retreat from the daily grind.
  • Days 6 - 7

    Bentota

    Hotel: 5* Saman Villas, Sri Lanka - not used Bed & Breakfast

    After breakfast proceed to Bentota. Check in at Saman Villas. Rest at the day at leisure. 
     
    You can do a city tour of Galle, once the chief port of Ceylon. It is still well known for hand-made lace. You can also visit 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.
  • Day 8

    Colombo

    Hotel: 5* Casa Colombo, Colombo Bed & Breakfast

    After breakfast proceed to Colombo. Check in at Casa Colombo. Afternoon do a city tour of Colombo, like many capital cities in developing countries 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. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargain, 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, and the Dutch Museum. 

  • Day 9

    Back to UK

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    Transfer to airport in time for departure.

  • HOTEL in MALDIVES

    5* JETWING VIL UYANA, SIGIRIYA

    Jetwing Vil Uyana is situated among reed beds and paddy fields and over the first man-made lake since the era of Parakramabahu I. Situated in the historic rock fortress of Sigiriya.It was inspired by the habitat creation at the London Wetland Centre by the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust.   ...
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    5* EARLS REGENCY, KANDI

    One of the best hotels in Sri Lanka, overlooking Mahaweli River and the mountain ranges, this hotel is situated about 3 miles away from the city of Kandy. Definitely, Earl’s Regency is a great place if you want to visit historical and cultural sites. ...
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    5* CEYLON TEA TRAILS, KANDI

    Ceylon Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort, perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region, bordering the World Heritage Central Highlands. This is the ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, winding roads and waterfalls. ...
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    5* SAMAN VILLAS, SRI LANKA - NOT USED

    Saman Villas has a unique location with golden sandy beaches, only 5 kilometers from the Bentota resort, 30 minutes by air from the airport in Colombo. The exclusive concept and style of the hotel stems from the adoption of typical Sri Lankan temple architecture that offers our guests a Sri Lankan boutique hotel experience that is unique. ...
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    5* CASA COLOMBO, COLOMBO

    Casa Colombo is a 12 suite Retro-chic boutique hotel in Colombo. Located in Bambalapitiya, it is in the heart of Colombo’s business district, however as it’s neatly cosseted away from the busy Galle Road by its own cul de sac, it is a gated and private hotel, which is known and recognised as one of the finest boutique hotels for your ...

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Itinerary Overview

Days 1 - 2 Pinnawela and Sigiriya Day 3 Kandy Days 4 - 5 Hatton Days 6 - 7 Bentota Day 8 Colombo Day 9 Back to UK

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