THE ISLAND LIFE

10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

Tour Description

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bandaranayaka International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Garlanded Welcome on arrival at the Airport. Transport by AC Vehicle
Guide (Services of an English speaking) Visits according to the program
NOT INCLUDED
Food
Guide gratuity

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Day 1: Negombo

  • Negombo breeze
  • Taste the salty wind, that tang that floods the mind with fishing fleets with corded nets of sun-bleached blue hanging out to dry. Negombo, one of the largest commercial cities in Sri Lanka, has been an important trading port for both the Dutch and the Portuguese for centuries past. Take a boat into the lagoon or visit the Dutch fort built in 1672.

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Day 2 & 3: Kalpitiya

    Whisper into the cool Southern breeze, scrunch your toes and feel the softness of the sand of an amazing coastline, lined with palms and blue skies blurring out into a blissful trance.

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Day 4 : Vilpattu National Park

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Day 5 & 6: Anuradhapura

In this hallowed and ancient complex of archaeological and architectural wonders lies brick stupas, dagobas, ancient pools and crumbling temples. A capitol founded in 5th century B.C. flourished for over 1300 years having withstood the sands of time bears witness to the folly of our struggles hidden away in dense jungle – an exquisite site with its palaces, monasteries and monuments.

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Day 7 : Anuradhapura to Habarana

  • Mihinthale
  • The cradle of Buddhism, which arrived at the hands of the son of an Indian Emperor in 250 B.C. holds a special place in the annals of Sri Lankan Lore. The sanctuary housed a multitude of monastic buildings-stupas, uposathgharas, bodhigharas- to serve the monks with sixty eight cave dwellings providing shelter to monks and laymen.

  • Minneriya National Park
  • Step into the wild daylight, the powerful rays of a late Sun. Observe nature at its purest, where over 170 species of bird and 24 species of mammals come together.

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    Day 8: Habarana

  • Sigiriya
  • Become a royal guest in this ancient palace and rock fortress designed in perfect harmony with nature, carved into granite with near vertical slopes. Essentially a monolithic stone lion, its summit served as the royal citadel of King Kassapa dating back to 5th century A.D. Sigirya is a miraculous feat of art, engineering and horticulture with exquisite frescoes, marked as a UNESCO world heritage site and 8th wonder of the World, astounding all who visit it to this day.

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    Day 9: HABARANA to KANDY

  • Dambulla Temple
  • Intricate and delicate murals created using indigenous traditional plants; a divine creation by ancient kings Millennia ago fueled by peace, religion and love pay tribute to Lord Buddha in this temple of the Holy. The well preserved cave monastery and world heritage site is the epicenter for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims alike for over 22 centuries. Home to 157 Buddha statues including a 15 meter long reclining Buddha, highlights the truly magnificent spiritually fueled artistic ability of those who lived in the past.

  • Matale Spice Garden
  • With a spicy history of spice trading beginning Millennia ago by Greek, Roman and Arabic merchants, this garden is home to a wide variety of sought after spices providing grounds for herbal and Ayurvedic or natural medicine.

  • Batik Factory
  • For the uninitiated ‘Batik’ is the end product of a design drawn on fabric, painted with wax and dipped in a boiling pot of dye. In a blaze of colors out comes a batik. Choose your very own design, unique to contemporary Sri Lankan art from among wall hangers to pennants, flags, cushions or sarongs!

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    Day 10: Kandy

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Leave aside plenty of time for a peaceful stroll along Peradeniya’s imposing avenue of royal palms. Dating as far back as the 1300s, the gardens were once reserved strictly for Kandyan royalty is one of the most magnificent botanical gardens in all of Sri Lanka. Home to over 4000 species of plants and a century old giant Javan fig tree, its roots spreading across 1.800 sqm.

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    Day 11: Kandy to Negombo

  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Become one with a herd of gentle giants with warm hearts, feel the sheer size of these magnificently deathly tuskers turn your bones to jelly. Pay a visit to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage en route to Negombo. Hailing from a land where animal and human life has been intertwined throughout the ages, the orphanage provides a seventh heaven for orphaned babes and injured elephants.

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    Day 12: Departure

  • Negambo city tour
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    1. jack

      Best tour