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Splendours of Ceylon
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Splendours of Ceylon

Discover the colourful culture and history, friendly people, and the timeless wonders of Sri Lanka on the 8-day Splendours of Ceylon. An island blessed with green forests, vast sandy beaches and stunning ancient treasures, Sri Lanka is a true hidden gem of South-East Asia. Start your adventure at the metropolitan city of Colombo and explore impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered around the island. Hop on your jeep in Walpattu, Horton Plains and Minneriya to spot elephants or the famed Sri Lankan Leopard. Trek through lush forests, climb up to temples carved in huge boulders and have a sip of exotic Sri Lankan tea.
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Day 1: Colombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Look out for the Travel Talk sign at Colombo International Airport for the private arrival shuttle to your hotel at 3.00pm. Meet in the hotel lobby around 7pm for an informal welcome meeting with your group and guide. Feel free to explore Colombo on your own pace until then. After the meeting, head out to a local restaurant for an optional tour group dinner and get to know your new travel mates! Accommodation Fairway Colombo – 4 Star Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner 

  Hotel:  None

Day 2: Colombo, Wilpattu National Park Safari, Anuradhapura

Grab yourself a window seat and get ready to head off the beaten track as we head north towards one of Sri Lanka's biggest reserves, the Wilpattu National Park! Wilpattu has earned its name 'Land of Lakes' thanks to the serene natural bodies of water that cover the vast park. Jump in the Jeep and keep your eyes peeled for a healthy population of Sri Lankan Leopards, elephants, sloth bears, spotted deer, mongoose, and water buffalo throughout an included safari! You might even get the chance to watch on while predators and prey make the ultimate fight for survival and mother nature takes its course! After an action-packed day of safari, put your feet up at your hotel in Anuradhapura. Accommodation Palm Garden Village – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Wilpattu Jeep Safari Entrance Fees Wilpattu National Park - 2250 LKR 

  Hotel:  None

Day 3: Anuradhapura, Ritigala Jeep Safari, Sigiriya

After breakfast, follow your guide to the ancient city of Anuradhapura to learn of one of the greatest and oldest civilizations in the world! Once home to 113 kings over 1,300 years, the ancient capital city showcases some of Sri Lanka's richest and most fascinating history. Hear stories of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree and visit the Uwanwelisaya stupa, Samadhi Buddha statue and Isurumuniya Rock Temple with your guide. In the afternoon, put on your hiking shoes for a trek up to the Ancient Ritigala Monastery. Nestled within the dense and lush forest of northern Sri Lanka's highest mountain, Mt Ritigala, lays the ruins of the forest monastery dating back thousands of years. Get your camera ready because the views from the summit are some of Sri Lanka's best! Finish up a big day in the north at your 5-star Forest Hotel in Sigiriya. Accommodation Amaara Forest Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Anuradhapura Sightseeing Jeep Safari to Ritigala Entrance Fees Ritigala Monastery - 200 LKRAnuradhapura Sacred Area - 3750 LKR 

  Hotel:  None

Day 4: Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya

Fill up on breakfast for the big day ahead! First up, a visit to the Ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa for an included bicycle tour with your local guide. The sheer size of Polonnaruwa is enormous, making a bicycle the best way to explore. Visit its UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, including Gal Viharaya or “Rock Temple” where you will see four colossal statues of the Buddha cut into the stone and plenty of ancient palaces and royal baths. In the evening, visit the Minneriya National Park to witness the incredible migration of over 300 elephants! Park your Jeep on the bank of the reservoir, switch off the engine and watch carefully as herds of elephants - one by one - roll on to the grass-covered banks to feed. The park is famed for hosting some of the largest elephant gatherings in the world on a regular basis and is truly a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe. Accommodation Amaara Forest Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Polonnaruwa Tour on Bicycle Minneriya Nationa Park Jeep Safari Entrance Fees Polonnaruwa Ancient City - 3750 LKR Minneriya Nationa Park - 2250 LKR 

  Hotel:  None

Day 5: Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya

This morning we'll make our way to Dambulla, a city treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C to visit the iconic Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple of Dambulla. These unique cave structures host magnificent drawings and cave paintings with fascinating stories that shape Sri Lankan history. Listen carefully as your guide explains. Next up, we'll transfer to the city of Kandy to visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under British rule in 1815, Kandy crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors worldwide. Take a stroll through the small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - and shop the bazaars, an arts & crafts centre, and fresh fruit and vegetable markets. Tonight we'll sleep in 5-star comfort at our hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Accommodation Araliya Red Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Dambulla & Kandy Sightseeing Entrance Fees The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy - 1500 LKR Dambulla Cave Temple - 1500 LKR 

  Hotel:  None

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains Trek & Jeep Safari, Nuwara Eliya

Prepare for plenty of 'oh wow' moments in the central highlands of Sri Lanka! Today, we'll head towards the Horton Plains National Park to trek the endless stretches of green pastures at this eco-tourism hideout! Sitting at an altitude of 7,000ft, the plateau is covered in flora and fauna varieties that may be found nowhere else on Earth. Along the trek, watch out for the thundering Bakers Falls, and catch a glimspe of the 'World's End' lookout. Then make the most of an included Jeep Safari across the plains - watch out for Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Otters and the beloved Sri Lankan Leopard. In the late afternoon, enjoy free time back in Nuwara Eliya to wander through the countryside. Accommodation Araliya Red Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Horton Plains Trekking & Jeep Safari Entrance Fees Horton Plains National Park - 2250 LKR 

  Hotel:  None

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya, Tea Factory, Colombo

A trip to Sri Lanka wouldn't be complete without a visit to its famed Tea Plantations! Take a tour to the cold and misty hills blanketed with lush green tea plants and tour the factories as they process the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea. Inhale the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, and then try the perfect blend of pure Celyon tea! Then, make your way back to the commercial capital of Sri Lanka - Colombo. This afternoon you'll enjoy a Panoramic City Tour through the clean streets edging the crystal white Racecourse, then visit the neighbourhood of Pettah - famous for it's open-air floating markets and bazaars. Check out the city's Independence Square and then finish up in Sri Lanka's trendiest part of town with time for a quick shop for last-minute souvenirs and designer goods. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore the bustling metropolitan city! Accommodation Fairway Colombo - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Tea Factory Visit Colombo Panoramic City Tour 

  Hotel:  None

Day 8: Colombo 

All great things must come to an end! Today, we say our farewells to new travel mates over one last breakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel by 11.00am and feel free to explore the city at your own pace until the airport departure shuttle at 3.00pm. Meals Included Breakfast 

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Accommodation: 5 & 4 Star Hotels

 Meals: 7 Breakfasts

 Transportation: Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Jeep

 Airport Transfer(s): Arrival shuttle at 3.00pm on Day 1. Departure shuttle at 3.00pm on Day 8.

 Tour Guiding: Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

 Free Wi-Fi: Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

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