Arrive at the Colombo International Airport where you will be warmly received by an Exotic Destination representative. After which you will be transferred to your hotel in Negombo to relax and unwind after your flight.
Leave the traditional fishing village of Negombo, also known as little Rome due to the large number of churches, and make your way to the mystical city of Sigiriya. Enroute stop over at the Millennium Elephant Foundation for a walk with a gentle giant while learning about the Asian Elephants. In the late afternoon visit the enchanting Dambulla Cave Temples before making your way to the hotel
Adventure on to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa to discover the way of life of the ancient civilization. On the way back, embark on a game drive at Minneriya National Park spotting Elephants.
In the early morning hours, scale the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress – it consists of over 1000 steps! so it is perfectly fine speaking to your guide prior and stopping half way. After a hearty breakfast, make your way to the Royal City of Kandy, enroute make a stop at the quaint spice gardens of Matale which showcases the multiple spices Sri Lankans use.
A slow start today, after lunch you will travel 30 minuts to meet a traditional teach who descends from a long line of professional drummers for traditional drumming classes in his home. Afterwards witness the vibrant Kandy Cultural Show and make your way to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth to make your offerings to the sacred relic.
Optional: if you are an early riser, enjoy a walk at either the Peradeniya Botantical Gardens or Udawatta Kele (charges apply)
Leave the Royal City of Kandy to make your way to the misty hills of Hatton.
Optional – Board a train to Hatton (charges apply)
At leisure to unwind in the tea country or partake in the ‘Tea Experience’ hosted by Camellia Hills .
(Please note that this experience is not available on Sundays & Public holidays)
Leave the cozy tea country to make you way to the wilds of Yala. Time permitting embark on a game drive into the park.
An early start to the day as you embark on a morning game drive trying to spot the elusive spotted cat – the Leopard. In the afternoon enjoy another game drive.
Leave the wilds of Yala to make you way to Tangalle, to relax and rejuvenate by the sun, sea and sand of the south coast.
Free day of leisure to relax and enjoy the beach.
Travel onto the timeless Galle Fort and in the evening meet your resident expert for a walking tour learning the secrets of the 400 year old fort at every turn.
Start the day with a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making. This 3-hour tour will show you a different side to Galle’s jungle, glistening paddy fields, and quaint winding roads.
Departure transfer to the Colombo International Airport to board your flight.
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