An itinerary to visit the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka followed by a week to relax on the pristine beaches.
Duration: 13 Days
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Day 1: Depart London to Colombo
Depart London Heathrow in the afternoon to fly to Colombo. Met on arrival at Colombo Airport and transferred to Negombo beach to unwind
Day 2: Colombo visit Negombo Village onto Kandy
Morning, drive through the seaside village of Negombo with its Dutch built canal, fishermen on their colourful boats, several churches and streets dotted with small souvenir shops, before proceeding to Kandy
Day 3: visit Peradeniya
Morning visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, home to over 4,000 species of plants including some of the most beautiful orchids. The garden is also famous for the Avenue of Palms and the cannonball tree planted by King George.
Afternoon, head back to Kandy to visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic, the Kandy lake, the bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum. Evening witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dance.
Day 4: Kandy visit Matale onto Habarana
Morning, visit the spice gardens of Matale & learn to prepare a traditional curry using local spices at the cookery demonstration.
Late afternoon proceed to Habarana
Day 5: visit Sigirya & Polonnaruwa
Morning visit Sigirya, the 5th century rock citadel, a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.
Afternoon proceed to Polonnaruwa & visit the ruins of the Royal Palace followed by a visit to Gal Viharay, which has 3 splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of King Parakramabahu, the former Temple of Tooth Relic, Shivan Temple, Lankathilake, Watadage, Galpotha, and Kiri Viharaya.
Day 6: Habarana onto either Hikkaduwa or Ahungalla
proceed to your beach resort
Days 7-12: At leisure
Enjoy 6 Nights at your chosen beach resort to unwind and relax
Day 13: Back home
Transfer to Colombo Airport to fly back to London Heathrow.
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