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Aalanka package-2

Aalanka Travel Package 2

Duration: 7 nights / 8 days 

  • Cultural Attractions: The Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya (479 – 496 AD), Polonnaruwa (846 AD – 1302 AD), Golden Dambulla Rock Temple (76 BC – 1778 AD), Kandy the Royal City (1469 – 1815 AD) (All are World Heritage sites).

  • Colonial Heritage: Nuwara Eliya in the Central Highlands.
  • Beaches: Bentota Bay Beach Resort.

Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo

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  • Arrive at Colombo International Airport, Katunayake. Meet, assist & transfer to hotel in Colombo. 
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Colombo.
  • Dinner & Overnight at a hotel in Colombo.

Day 2: Colombo  Sigiriya   Habarana

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  • Having taken the breakfast at hotel we leave for The Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya (479- 496 AD) (WHS). Located in the world’s most ancient surviving landscape garden with sophisticated hydrology is the rock citadel of Sigiriya towering 200 m above the surrounding irrigated plains. In a natural pocket of the rock are renowned Sigiriya frescoes and world’s most ancient graffiti to the boot.
  • Having climbed to the top of the rock we would find ruins of an ancient palace & two intact swimming pools.
  • We travel to Habarana & stay overnight there.

Day 3: Habarana   Polonnaruwa  Habarana

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  • After breakfast at the hotel, we leave on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa (846 AD – 1302 AD) (WHS), the great Sinhalese Kingdom.
  • Highlights: ruins of ancient palaces & temples, renovated ancient temples & stupas. Among the still intact colossal rainwater reservoirs is the inland sea like Parakrama Samudra (The Sea of Parakrama) of 2100 hectares (5600 acres)
  • Evening: elephant back safari in Habarana.
  • Overnight is at a hotel in Habarana, located perfectly equidistant between Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura & Dambulla.

Day 4: Habarana  Dambulla  Kandy

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  • Having taken breakfast at the hotel we leave for Golden Dambulla Rock Temple (76 BC -1778 AD) (WHS), home to hundreds of beautiful statues & fine murals.
  • Thereafter leave for Kandy the Royal City (1469-1815 AD) (WHS) of Mediterranean climate at an altitude of 500m, the last Sinhalese kingdom of Sri Lanka, the gateway to the central highlands.
  • Enroute visit a Spice Garden. Check in at hotel in Kandy.
  • We will be visiting Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens set in a loop of the largest & longest river of Sri Lanka. The gardens cover an area of 150 acres with around 10,000 trees.
  • The Holy Temple of Tooth is arguably the holiest shrine of the Buddhist world.
  • Overnight is at a hotel in Kandy.

Day 5: Kandy  Pinnawela  Nuwara Eliya

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  • Right after breakfast we visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, home to the world’s largest troupe of captive, tamed & trained elephants. Leave for Nuwara Eliya (Little England), colonial retreat of the British Civil servants & planters. Enroute visit a tea factory and a tea estate
  • Arrive in Nuwara-Eliya and check in at hotel. Afternoon commence on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Busy market, Lake Gregory, golf course, race course, vegetable cultivation.
  • Overnight is at a hotel in Nuwara-Eliya.

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya  Bentota

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  • Immediately after breakfast we are on the way to Bentota Bay Beach Resort, the Paradise Island, a narrow spit of land beautifully sandwiched between Indian Ocean & Bentota lagoon.
  • Overnight is at a hotel in Bentota.

Day 7: Bentota

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  • Day at leisure.
  • Overnight is at a hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka’s prime beach resort.

Day 8: Bentota   Colombo Airport

  • After breakfast, we leave to Colombo Airport for departure.
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