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The 10-day tour package called Classical Ceylon which is mostly selected package by large number of Europeans will take your vacation just like you came to a dream land. In this tour you will be able to visit the most eye catching historical sites with ruins, wildlife, nature, culture a traditional best lunch as well. During the journey you’re gonna see leopards and wild elephants too. So experience the journey with Cultural Triangle, Tea Country a deep sense of satisfaction till the end.
Day 1: DAY 1 – NEGOMBO: Welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon arrival Bandaranayaka International Airport you will met our guide for a private transfer to your hotel in Negombo.
Once a trading port for Dutch and British, Negombo has developed into a bustling modern town with a handful of reminders of its colonial past. Situated close to the international airport, it makes a convenient rest spot before heading inland to explore or before an onward flight. The wide golden sand beach is dotted with fishing boats and the inland resort road offers a selection of restaurants and bars. (15km / approx. 30 minute).
Night 1: NEGOMBO
Day 2: DAY 2 – NEGOMBO TO CULTURAL TRIANGLE: Rise early for a chance to visit the local fish market to see traders selling the catch of the day. Return to your hotel for breakfast and later set off for the 4-hour drive northeast to the Cultural Tringle, your base for the 3 nights.
Night 2: SIGIRIYA
Day 3: DAY 3 – POLONNARUWA: Visit former capital of Polonnaruwa, build during the 11th and 12th Centuries and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ruins of its ancient Royal Palace and temple before an afternoon at leisure.
optional – village nature trail experience the reservoir as the fisherman would do by taking a catamaran ride on the reservoir, and glide through the still water and abundant lotus plants. At the end of the catamaran ride, experience another form of ancient village transport and take a ride in a bullock cart to the mud house for lunch, traditional rice and curry.
Night 3: SIGIRIYA
Day 4: DAY 4 – SIGIRIYA & MINNERIYA NP: Start the day at Sigiriya or “lion Rock”, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hike to the top is fairly strenuous but worthwhile to see the rock frescoes, the ruin of the 5th Century palace and the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Later drive to Minneriya National Park for a game drive.
Night 4: SIGIRIYA
Day 5: DAY 5 – CULTURAL TRIANGLE TO KANDY: Head first to the Dambulla Cave Temples, a complex of five caves filled with Buddha images and statues, reached by a hike to the top of sloping rock. Continue to the hill country capital of Kandy, with an optional stop at a Matale spice garden en route. Continue to Kandy, British Garrison Cemetery In the evening enjoy a show of Sri Lanka music and dance before a visit to famous temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Night 5: KANDY
Day 6: DAY 6 – KANDY: Spend the morning exploring Kandy, with a visit to the Museum including the famous blue and star sapphires and mined, cut and polished using traditional methods, bustling market. Bustling market, later enjoy a leisurely stroll around the beautiful Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens.
Night 6: KANDY
Day 7: DAY 7 – KANDY TO NUWARA ELIYA: Climb the scenic, winding roads up to Nuwara Eliya in the heart of the tea producing region, stopping to visit a tea factory to see the manufacturing process in action. Continue passing waterfalls and more then thousands tea lands to the hill station and take a walk around the town center, passing buildings that date from its time as a British hill station, before check in to the hotel.
Night 7: NUWARA ELIYA
Day 8: DAY 8 – NUWARA ELIYA TO YALA: take a scenic Train Ride Nanu Oya to Ella, a beautiful small town perched on a mountain ridge. Then continue drive passing Rawana Waterfalls, view, paddy field Evening game drive at Yala National Park, home to a variety of wildlife including the elusive Leopard, Sambar deer, Crocodiles, Buffalo, Macaque and Langur Monkeys, kind of many Birds.
Night 8: YALA
Day 9: DAY 9 – YALA TO GALLE: Transfer to Galle UNESCO site, visit a conservation project on a protected stretch of coast, known as a nesting have for five species of Turtles. On arrival to Galle take walking tour of the old fort. Wander along the ramparts, pass the lighthouse and old Portuguese harbor and stop to see some of the many colonial era building and vary famous for restaurant.
Night 9: GALLE
Day 10: DAY 10 – GALLE TO COLOMBO: Enjoy a relaxing morning before transferring to airport. Optional Take a walking tour and explore this cosmopolitan city, historic market Pettah, the eclectic Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple and a stroll long Galle Face Green. You will pass many colonial era buildings, a reminder of the city’s past under the Dutch and British before your tour end.
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