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Best of Srilanka Tour

(14 Days / 13 Nights)
(Negombo - Dambulla/Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Tissa - Kataragama/Yala - Galle - Bentota - Colombo)

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Day 01: Flight to Srilanka (Negombo)
Today arrival in
Negombo. Upon arrival you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to beach hotel in Negombo Rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 02: Negombo - Dambulla / Sigiriya (about 140 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we visit Anuradhapura, the first capital of the island dating from the 4th century BC. See the sacred Boo Tree, world famous Samadhi Buddha, the remains of the Brazen Palace and rock carvings. Then we visit Mihintale, the town where Buddhism first overwhelmed the people of Sri Lanka. Dinner and overnight Stay in Dambulla / Sigiriya.

Day 03: Dambulla / Sigiriya
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we visit Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital and a World Heritage Site. This second capital city of Sri Lanka was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. See the ruins of the Royal Palace, Lotus Bath and Polonnaruwa Statue and visit the Gal Vihare which is splendid statues of the Buddha carved out of rock.  Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla / Sigiriya.
Optional: Jeep safari at Kaudulla National Park to see the wildlife &/OR an elephant back safari into the jungle at Habarana.

Day 04: Dambulla / Sigiriya - Kandy (about 75 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a World Heritage site of 5th century AD, built by the King Kashyapa. Its home to water gardens, frescoes, ancient graffiti and commands an amazing view of Sri Lanka’s greenery. Afterwards we visit the Dambulla rock cave temple built by king Walagambahu, in the 1st Century B.C. it is a World Heritage Site, and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples.  in the afternoon we leave for Kandy. En route to Kandy we visit a specie garden at Matale to learn about species and their use in Sri Lankan cuisines. In the evening enjoy a cultural show.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 05: Kandy: Excursion
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we visit the temple of tooth relic and after wards visit the elephant orphanage in P
innawela, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. In the afternoon we have a sightseeing tour in Kandy. We visit an arts and crafts work shop, oriental market place, a bazaar and a gem lapidary where you can see how rough gems (particularly the famous Blue & Star sapphires) are mined cut and polished using traditional methods.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 06: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya (about 75 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and in the afternoon we drive through scenic mountains to Nuwara Eliya, well known as “Little England”. Stop at the mountains covered with tea bushes and at waterfalls. Enjoy the magnificent landscape. We also visit a tea factory, follow the tea trails to watch the interesting process and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Ceylon tea.
Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 07: Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy your breakfast in the misty climate of the hill country. Today we have an excursion to Horton Plains, better known as the “World’s End” for a nature trail. Variety of birds & butterfly life, flora & fauna etc. could be seen. Afternoon at leisure to explore Nuwara Eliya by yourself.
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 08: Nuwara Eliya – Tissa - Kataragama / Yala (about 160 kms)
Enjoy your breakfast in the hill country’s cool climate and stroll through the tea plantation to see tea plucking. In the afternoon we leave for Tissa. En route we visit Ella Gap. Then we enjoy  a jeep safari at Yala national park which is the largest in Sri Lanka and is home to wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.  
Overnight stay in Kataragama / Yala.

Day 09: Kataragama / Yala - Galle (about 170 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we visit the Kataragama Hindu temple where people of all religions come as pilgrims. Later we leave for the beach resort. Travel through Tangalle and Matara. En route at Koggala see the stilt fishermen seated on poles mounted. In Galle we visit the Dutch Fort.
Dinner and overnight stay in your beach resort in South Coast.

Day 10: Galle - Bentota (about 56 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we have a ˝ day excursion to Bentota. Then a boat trip in River Madhu to see village life. We also visit a turtle hatchery, mask factory etc. Afternoon relax by the Indian Ocean.
Dinner and overnight stay in your beach resort in the south coast.

Day 11: Bentota
Breakfast at the hotel. Relax by the beach.  Dinner and overnight stay at your beach resort.

Day 12: Bentota
Breakfast at the hotel. Relax by the beach.  Dinner and overnight stay at your beach resort.

Day 13: Bentota - Colombo (about 66 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we have a sightseeing tour in Colombo, which includes Fort, Pettah, Sea Street and the Town Hall etc. Discover the city & explore the shopping malls, such as House of Fashion, Odel, Arena, etc. Night life lovers visit Casinos, Discos etc. & enjoy Colombo’s entertainment and nightlife.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.

Day 14: Flight to Home
Breakfast at the hotel and depart for the Airport for the onwards journey.
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About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
         chosen category.
      Rooms on the departure day.
      American/continental Breakfast.
River Madhu Boat Trip.
Bottle of mineral water on arrival.
      South West Coast – Hikkaduwa Boat Trip.
Kandy - Cultural Dance performance.     
      Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
         at every place of sightseeing.
All Monument entrances.
      All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
       All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with

      Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic
      Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Dinner, Lunch, Beverages and snacks.
Elephant back safari into the jungle.
Jeep safari in the Minneriya National Park.
      Any Flight Charges.
      Unspecified Meals etc.
Anything which is not included in the above inclusions.

We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your individual trip.

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