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Multi-Day Tour

Classical Sri Lanka (Summer 2018) (9 days)

Luxury Gold

Negombo, Sun, Sails And Sea. To Galle – Colombo.

Valid for Departures: 11 Aug 2018 - 13 Apr 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Negombo, Sun, Sails And Sea.
Jetwing Beach, Negombo. None
Your Escorted Journey begins on Day1. Please make sure your flights arrive on or before this day. (Ask about our great deals). On arrival at Colombo airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Negombo. Take the afternoon to relax in this thriving fishing town. At 19:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 2
Habarana And The Cultural Triangle.
Habarana Village. None
Visit a Pineapple Plantation where you are taken on a guided tour of the estate. Continue to Habarana, in the centre of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, an excellent base to explore the region. Visit the evocative Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's first known kingdom and the former capital of the island. See the rich architectural wonders of dagobas, brick towers, pools and crumbling towers, built during the city's thousand years of rule over the country.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 3
Rock Fortresses And Archaeological Relics.
Habarana Village. None
In the morning, travel to Sigiriya to visit the dramatic rocky outcrop of the famous rock fortress. This iconic ruin of an ancient civilisation rests on top of near vertical walls of a flat-topped summit and it is truly grandiose. Continue to Polonnaruwa, an archaeological marvel that reveals what life was like around 800 years ago when the city was the thriving epicentre of commercial and religious life. In the archaeological park, you'll see hundreds of ancient structures, tombs, temples, statues and stupas, its a sight to behold.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 4
Cave Temples Of Dambulla And On To Kandy.
Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy. None
Journey to Dambulla to see the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s Cave Temples, Raja Maha Vihara. Known for spectacular interiors filled with Buddha and Hindu statues, the site’s history dates to 1 B.C. Continue to Dalada Maligawa, the Sacred Tooth Relic, to see this most sacred site to the Sri Lankan Buddhists. Here, enjoy a performance of traditional dance to the melodic drum. In the evening, dine at a local restaurant. At a wonderful hilltop cottage overlooking the Hunas Mountain Ranges, receive insider access to artist Rahju’s private studio. Discuss art, mysticism, religion, and the cosmos with the artist himself over a cup of tea and see how his work has been influenced by these themes, and has evolved since, during a private viewing of his magnificent paintings.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 5
Tea Plantations In Little England.
Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya. None
Your journey continues to Nuwara Eliya, where the rolling hills and cooler temperatures became a haven for English and Scottish pioneers of the tea industry. During your visit of a tea plantation, your Local Expert will show you how tea is produced today. At the tea garden, try your hand at the traditional technique of tea leaf picking, and sample some of the freshest tea possible. In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge for an orientation of this quaint city, with 19th century architecture mimicking that of an English country town.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 6
Nuwara Eilya At Leisure.
Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya. None
Walk through the tea plantations and reach the home of a tea plucker. Share a local meal with their family and learn about life in the tea plantations.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 7
The Fortified City Of Galle.
Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. None
Journey along Sri Lanka's rugged south coast to the fortified Old Town of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your orientation, see the ramparts of the Galle Fort, considered one of the best examples of a living fortified city built by Europeans in south and south-east Asia. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to relax or continue exploring as you wish.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 8
Galle Fort.
Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. None
Join your Local Expert, a proud and passionate Sri Lankan, who will provide a deeper insight to Galle Fort and share the stories that make it 'a home for thousands.' In the evening, at a local restaurant, join your newfound friends and toast your travels during your Celebration Dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 9
Galle – Colombo.
None None
Your trip draws to a close after breakfast with a transfer to Colombo airport for your onward flight, or the Lakeside Colombo hotel for those continuing their stay.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Discover the history, cultural highlights and scenic beauty of this tear-shaped island, including visits to the local markets and the archeological marvel of Polonnaruwa. Stay in luxury in the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya, savour the freshest tea possible during a plantation visit and take in the wondrous mountain ranges from the Mahaweli Reach Hotel. See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold

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