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14-day tour with a mixture of birding, wildlife and a great selection of all the major archaeological sites declared as World Heritage Sites. The tour offers a comprehensive overview of Sri Lankan culture and heritage. Meet the people of Sri Lanka. Stay in comfortable accommodation and taste great local cuisines typical of this beautiful island.

Day 1

Arrival and tour of Colombo city including visit to the National Museum of Sri Lanka, a treasure trove of articles depicting Sri Lanka's historical and cultural past & present

Day 2

Visit to historic Kelaniya Buddhist temple. Visit to Dambulla World Heritage Cave Temple, one of the most impressive sites in Sri Lanka with colourful and well preserved frescoes and statues of the Buddha inside the caves, which date back to the 1st century BC.

Day 3

Visit to archaeological sites in the ruined city of Anuradhapura, birth place of Sinhala royalty, home to the oldest historical recorded tree in the world and capital city from 3rd century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. Visit to famous Aukana Buddhist statue (04th Cen. AD).

Day 4

Visit to Sigiriya ancient rock fortress, the pleasure palace of a single king Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D. Visit to Polonnaruwa archaeological site and Museum.

Day 5

Visit to places in Kandy - Royal Botanical Gardens / Tooth Relic Palace / Cultural Dance and traditional fire walking show in the evening / walking in the Kandy city.

Day 6

As above

Day 7

Visit to a tea plantation and a tea factory on the drive to Nuwara Eliya highlands, a ruggedly picturesque location with a soft English spring climate. Afternoon leisure walks in Hakgala Botanical Gardens, where you will find the highland race of the endemic Purple faced Leaf Monkey.

Day 8

Morning walk in beautiful Horton Plains National Park, a highland plateau comprising mountain grassland and cloud forest where you can see wild orchids, plants and birds

Day 9

Visit to Kataragama ancient Hindu Temple, one of the holiest places on the Island.

Day 10

Leopard & elephant watching jeep safari in Yala National Park, comprising a diversity of habitats including scrub jungles, water reservoirs, brackish lagoons and river habitats.

Day 11

Drive along beautiful southern coastal areas of Tangalle, Matara, Unawatuna, to Galle and visiting the famous Galle Dutch Fort, a world heritage city.

Day 12

Leisure at the luxury beach resort. / visit to marine turtle hatchery.

Day 13

As above

Day 14

Departure.

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