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15 Day Island Explorer.

Spend your time in the tropics for 15 luxury Days.

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Day 1

Tour Route:

AIRPORT – NEGOMBO- SIGIRIYA –KANDY –NUWARA ELIYA – TISSAMAHARAMA – MIRISSA - COLOMBO – AIRPORT
 
Tour Highlights: Optional Tours
 
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Polonnaruwa City Tour
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Village Walk & Cookery Demonstration
Matale Spice Gardens
Dambulla Cave Temples
Temple of the Tooth
Train Ride
Yala Safari 
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Day 1

AIRPORT/ NEGOMBO.
 
Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by a Representative of Silver Tree Norway. You will then be escorted to your car and transferred to Negombo.
Check in to the hotel.
 
The true life of Negombo can be easily observed at its fish markets.   These markets are always full of life and are at their peak with much action taking place in the early hours of the day when the fresh catch is brought in, as the vendors voice their prices at the top of their lungs and the buyers bargain for the best deals. 
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 2

NEGOMBO/PINNAWELA / SIGIRIYA.

After an early breakfast, proceed to visit Pinnawela elephant orphanage**.  You will arrive in the orphanage in time to witness the feeding and the famous Elephant bath.

The Elephant Orphanage** is a good chance for people to get up close and personal with a pachyderm.  It is a good idea to go and have lunch by the river as after feeding, they are all brought down to bath and to watch them from a vantage point with a cold drink is a pleasant experience. 

Arrive in Sigiriya.
 
Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 3

SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA/ MINNERIYA/ SIGIRIYA.

While you are at Sigiriya, we have selected two Optional tours**of which you can take both or one. We leave it for you to choose.

(1). After breakfast, proceed to visit the Medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa.
“Polonnaruwa” was the island's medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century. Built alongside a large ancient artificial lake there are well-preserved ruins of palaces, bathing pools, ‘Stupas’ and exquisite rock sculptures of Buddha at the “Gal Vihara” Start with a visit to the museum which, although small, is excellent.. 

(2). Enjoy a jeep safari in Minneriya, later in the afternoon.
 
Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to favorites such as Sambhur deer and elephants.  However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3 rd century AD by King Mahasena). This tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze, as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters.  
 
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 4

SIGIRIYA/ SIGIRIYA/ VILLAGE WALK/ SIGIRIYA.
 
Breakfast in the hotel.
In the early morning, visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya.
The legendary sky citadel of Sigiriya, the “Lion Rock” famous for its frescoes of ‘Celestial Maidens’ is possibly the most impressive site in Sri Lanka. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century on top of a vast 200m granite rock it took seven years to build and was abandoned after ten years of occupation when the King, defeated by his brother, committed suicide. Although it is a steep climb, the views and frescoes are definitely worth the effort. Sigiriya is best visited first thing in the morning or just before sunset when it is cooler and less crowded. 
Then Take a tour of a local village nearby, enjoying the walks through paddy fields and the cool breeze.  It is an opportunity to get acquainted with the typical village life, as you meet village folk and their families.   You will also pay a visit to a local school.  You will engage in cookery demonstration along with a bullock cart ride. Just after the bullock cart ride you will also have a boat ride.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 5

SIGIRIYA/ DAMBULLA/MATALE/ KANDY.
 
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Kandy.
 
Afterwards your next stop will be at a spice plantation in Matale where they grow a variety of spices such as cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg, for which Sri Lanka was renowned and initially colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British.  You could also visit a batik factory and watch the production of the artistic fabric.

En route visiting the cave temples of Dambulla.
Dambulla is renowned for its Cave Temples, which were built by King Valagambahu in the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he sought in the caves when fleeing from Indian invaders. Sited on a gigantic granite outcrop, which towers more than 160m above the surrounding land, the caves are completely covered by ancient frescoes depicting religious and secular scenes. Protected within the caves are hundreds of statues of Buddha, many carved out of the rock itself, of which the largest is the 15m long reclining Buddha.
 
Arrive in Kandy. Kandy is the old capital of Ceylon and the seat of the last Singhalese kingdom.  It is a charming city with the most important Buddhist temple in the country and is set around an ancient artificial lake amongst rolling hills that are covered by forests and tea plantations.  Set in the mountainous area of the island, there are fantastic views over the city from some of the hotels. 
 
Kandy is a great place to buy gemstones.  Sapphires of all colours, rubies, tourmalines and spinnels can all be found here.  Visitors are also invited to have a look around their workshop, where they will be able to see the design, and cutting, polishing and setting processes.
 
Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 6

CITY OF KANDY.
 
Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning is free to relax.
 
Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha in the late afternoon.

Ever since it was founded in the 16th Century, it has housed one of the most sacred relics of Buddhism – a tooth of Buddha collected from his funeral pyre and which is now protected within the gold-roofed Temple of the Tooth. 

Optional: Late evening Cultural dance show** in Kandy city.
 
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 7

KANDY/ TRAIN RIDE / NUWARA ELIYA.

Optional: Train ride**. After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Nuwara Eliya by train. You will board the Badulla Train and enjoy a brief train ride to Nanu Oya station. Your vehicle will travel ahead of you and pick up from this station. Continue the rest to Nuwara Eliya by your vehicle. 
 
Enroute you will visit a local tea factory and plantation.
Rest of the day is free to relax and Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 8

NUWARA ELIYA.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.

Explore the city of Nuwara Eliya and sarroundings. This city is often reffered to as Sri Lanka's "Little England". Set in a wooded valley beneath  the 2,524-m(8,281) mount pedro, the tallest peak in the country. It is the highest city in Sri Lanka. This City gives relief from the hot and humid lowlands. Walking around is a good way to see a number of sights in the City. If you wish you can opt for a guided tour.
 
Optional tour of Horton Plains National Park** is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawa. In Sinhala the plains are known as Maha Eliya Plains. Stone tools dating back to Balangoda. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ohiya. 
 
Rest of the day is at leisure.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 9

NUWARA ELIYA/ELLA/KATARAGAMA/TISSAMAHARAMA.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Tissamaharama via Ella.
Check into the hotel. Proceed to visit Kataragama.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 10

TISSAMAHARAMA / MIRISSA.

Optional Wildlife Safari**: With a packed breakfast, make a morning safari in Yala National Park. Yala National Park (1,570 sq km) was created in 1938 and is located in the south-eastern corner of the island. Its diverse range of habitats, including scrub jungle, brackish lagoons, lakes and rivers are home to approximately 400 elephants and around 40 leopards in addition to wild buffalo, Sambhur deer, musk deer, black bears, macaques, jackals and a numerous variety of birds. 
 
Proceed to Mirissa to enjoy the lovely beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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DAY 11/12/13

MIRISSA BEACH.

Breakfast in the hotel. 
Enjoy the sun, sea and sand…!!
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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DAY 14

MIRISSA/COLOMBO – MT.LAVINIA, BEACH HOTEL
 
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Mt.Lavinia. En route visit the Galle Dutch Fort. City tour in Colombo.

Arrive in Mt.Lavinia.
Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 15

COLOMBO – AIRPORT
 
Breakfast in the hotel.
Then you’ll be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your departure.  
END OF TOUR

Included:

  • Rooms are superior and standard on DBL/TWN sharing basis. Possibility to upgrade at additional supplementary rate.
  • This tour can be offered in 3 Star or 4 Star hotels.
  • Meal plan based on B/B basis. 
  • Airport transfers, hotel transfers and sightseeing trips in Air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking Chauffer guide. 

Excluded:

  • All entrance fees for tourist attractions, parks, safaris, events and all other activities indicated as optional in the package.
  • Visa fees/travel Insurance.
  • All other meals.
  • All tips and other charges incurred.
  • Air travel to Sri Lanka.

Requirements:

  • Travel insurance for travellers.
  • Visa applied via online application.
  • Passport at least 6 months valid before departure. 
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