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Sri Lanka Classic Discovery Tour 13 Nights

Overview
Discover Sri Lanka in depth with this 13 night 14 Day tour that will you a real taste of the islands many diverse and stunning highlights. Experience the many charms of Colombo, the many wonders of Sri Lanka including the ancient historical sites, tea hills and factories, wildlife sanctuaries, cave temples, historical port towns, fishing villages. The tour also includes few nights stay in a beach resort.
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Average temperature and rainfall

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Tour Highlights

  • Tour to Negombo and its picturesque lagoon before heading to the famed Cultural Triangle
  • Anuradhapura, the medieval royal capital of Sri Lanka. Established in the 3rd century BC,
  • Visit the holy mountain dotted with its many temples, lodgings for monks and statues of the Buddha.
  • Visit the man-made lake “Parakrama Samudraya”located by the side of the magnanimous.
  • Visit the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress,an awe inspiring rock complex sitting atop a 200 m rock
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya
  • Visit a tea factory and a plantation on the way. Aptly known as the ‘Little English Town’
  • Visit Horton Plains in the hills which is home to many endemic loris and purple monkeys.
  • Visit the Yala National Park by jeep accompanied by a tracker.
  • Travel along the beautiful southern coastline to Bentota visiting the port city of Galle
  • Turtle Hatchery
  • Bustling Colombo City
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Negombo
Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal. The canal leads south to Colombo. Neoclassical St. Mary’s Church, completed in the 1920s, features a ceiling decorated with vivid religious paintings.
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2 Cultural Triangle
The Cultural Triangle is concentrated with many Buddhist Temples, Sculptures, Ancient Monasteries and Stupas while some of them date as back to over 2000 years. The area also covers some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kandy.
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3 Kandy
Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession.
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4 Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.
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5 Yala
Yala is a city and seat of Mueang Yala District and Yala Province, southern Thailand. The provincial and district capital, it is 137 kilometres by road southeast of Hat Yai. The eastern part of the city is part of the neighboring tambon of Sateng Nok
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6 Bentota
Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis's Brief Garden.
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7 Colombo
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. The imposing Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha.
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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • Day 01: Arrival Colombo and travel to Negombo (12kms/20mnts)
Greeted by Sri Lanka Travel Centre representative at the Bandaranaike International Airport and transferred to Negombo where you will check into your hotel. Day at leisure to relax and unwind. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle for the transfer)
Day TWO +-
  • Day 02: Negombo– Cultural Triangle (180kms/4hrs)
Take a tour of the city of Negombo and its picturesque lagoon before heading to the famed Cultural Triangle.Arrive in Dambulla where you can visit the exquisite cave temple complex with its hundreds of statues of Buddha, delicately painted deities and murals. Check into your hotel for your overnight stay.(Vehicle for transfer)
Day THREE +-
  • Day 03: Cultural Triangle
Travel to Anuradhapura, the medieval royal capital of Sri Lanka. Established in the 3rd century BC, Anuradhapura flourished for 1,300 years before it was abandoned after an invasion in 993 BC. Today the grandiose remains of the ancient city’s monuments including its marvelous temples, statues and palaces are an unforgettable cultural highlight. Continue to Mihintale where Sri Lanka was introduced to Buddhism and visit the holy mountain dotted with its many temples, lodgings for monks and statues of the Buddha.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day FOUR +-
  • Day 04: Cultural Triangle
Proceed to Polonnaruwa and see the marvellous remains of the medieval capital located by the side of the magnanimous man-made lake “Parakrama Samudraya”. On your way back to the hotel visit the Minneriya National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants which gather around the lakes in the afternoons. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day FIVE +-
  • Day 05: Cultural Triangle – Kandy (80kms/2.5hrs)
Today visit the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an awe inspiring rock complex sitting atop a 200 m rock outcrop. Built in the 4th century by a tyrant King fleeing exile, this fortress, now rated as the eighth wonder of the world, is an enthralling architectural marvel. You could also visit a spice garden in Matale where many varieties of spices are grown. Continue to Kandy and check in to your hotel for your overnight stay.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day SIX +-
  • Day 06: Kandy
Today you could visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. After that you could take a tour of Kandy city, visit the temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha and later witness a cultural show. Overnight at the hotel.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day SEVEN +-
  • Day 07: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (80kms/3hrs)
Travel to Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea factory and a plantation on the way. Aptly known as the ‘Little English Town’ the city was founded by the British as a hill retreat to escape from the warm climate of the lowlands. The region is popular for the lush tea plantations which blanket the mountain ranges. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day EIGHT +-
  • Day 08: Nuwara Eliya
Today visit Horton Plains in the hills which is home to many endemic loris and purple monkeys. Trek along a 14 km stretch and visit the breathtaking Bakers’ Fall and the proverbial ‘World’s End’ which offers one of the best panoramic views in Sri Lanka. Overnight at the hotel.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day NINE +-
  • Day 09: Nuwara Eliya – Yala (200kms/5.5hrs)
Travel to Yala, located in the deep south of the island. Visit the Yala National Park by jeep accompanied by a tracker. The park has a good number of Asian elephants, crocodile, wild boar, water buffaloes and grey langur amongst other animals. Yala also has the world's highest concentration of leopards. Check into your hotel for your overnight stay.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day TEN +-
  • Day 10: Yala – Galle – Bentota (200kms/5hrs)
Travel along the beautiful southern coastline to Bentota visiting the port city of Galle on your way. This charming Dutch built town and the 17th century fort of Galle offer a fascinating glimpse into the colonial past of the island. Continue to Bentota and check into the hotel for your overnight stay.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day ELEVEN +-
  • Day 11: Bentota
Day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at the resort.
Day TWELVE +-
  • Day 12: Bentota
Enjoy some fascinating excursions in the region. You could visit a turtle hatchery in the area where concerned locals have established protected areas of beach where visiting turtles can lay eggs and the baby turtles can be safely returned to the water after hatching. Overnight at the hotel.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day THIRTEEN +-
  • Day 13: Bentota – Colombo (65kms/2hrs)
Travel to Colombo. This highly underrated city boasts a thriving art scene, fantastic culinary delights and high-end brands at bargain prices. Day at leisure to explore Colombo. Overnight at the hotel.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day FOURTEEN +-
  • Day 14: Colombo – Departure (40kms/1hr)
Departure transfer to the airport for your return flight. (Vehicle for transfer)

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