8D7N Christmas In Sri Lanka

by Shanti Travel

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  • Travelling to Colombo, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Hatton and Nuwara Eliya
    Minimum of 2 persons
    Activities include Arts & Museums, City Tour, Cultural, Nature & Scenery and Shopping
    Includes -
    Travelling period Every day from January 1st, 2014
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

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  • Your driver will advise you on visits. He is available throughout the day (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Please note that it is important to follow the itinerary. Any change in the route must be discussed with your travel advisor and will generate an additional cost.

Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo – Sigiriya [ 5 H - 180 Km]

You hit the road towards the centre of the island to reach the heart of the Cultural Triangle in Sigiriya. Check-in and night in the hotel.

Day 2: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya [about 3h drive round trip]

Climb the Ancient Fortress of Sigiriya, with its magnificent views over the surrounding countryside (there is also the possibility of renting bikes to travel around the surrounding countryside). It is also famous for its Frescoes (Buddhist stone wall art), such as the frescoes of the Demoiselles, beautiful depictions of goddesses and princesses. Then visit Polonnaruwa (30min drive). Back to your Hotel in Sigiriya and overnight stay.

Day 3: Sigiriya - Kandy (via Dambulla and Matale) [about 2/3h drive - 110km]

You are heading south. En route you stop at Dambulla to visit the Caves and admire the Paintings of Buddha and countless Statues. The oldest cave dated 1st century BC Continue to Matale, where you’ll see the spice gardens. Arrival in Kandy. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Kandy and surrounding areas

Morning visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. This garden is a great opportunity to ride. Then you continue to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and undoubtedly the most appropriate place in the country to be in contact with the Pachyderms. This journey is possible by train to Rambukkana and drive up Pinnawela. End of the day is free for you to roam around Kandy.

Day 5: Kandy – Hatton – Dalhousie [3H of train & 1H drive – 40km]

You go by to the train station in Peradeniya and take a train to Hatton (subject of availability). During the trip you can enjoy the view of the Kotamale Reservoir. In the train station in Hatton you meet your driver and you go to Dalhousie. Check in the hotel and night.

Day 6: Dalhousie - Adam’s Peak - Nuwara Eliya [2/3H drive - 110km]

At 2:30 AM you start your climb to Adam’s Peak. You arrive at the top of the mountain in the morning, just in time to watch the sunrise and you go back in the morning. Road towards the South to reach the highest town in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya. Visit of the city, the Hakgala Garden, the Seetha Amman Temple. Check in the hotel and well deserved rest.

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Nuwara Eliya [about 2h drive - 70km round trip]

Excursion to Horton Plains National Park, which houses the two tallest peaks in the country, the Kirigalpotta (2 395m) and Totapola (2 359m). Then you go to World’s End an enormous plateau which plunges 880m and offers the most spectacular of views. Back in the afternoon to Nuwara Eliya. Visit the city’s many gardens among which Hakgala and the Temple of Seetha Amman. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Airport [about 4/5h drive -200km]

Check out from hotel after breakfast and drop off at Colombo international airport.

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