Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Sri Lanka is one of those places in the world.
For a small island, Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Teardrop of India, Pearl of the Orient etc. This colourful collection reveals its richness and beauty, and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors. Consequently this small island state contains an exotic mixture of languages, cultures and religions.
Sri Lanka, the Isle of Serendipity is a tourist paradise with an abundance of tourist attractions like the sunny beaches, glorious ancient cities, the hill country, beautiful fauna & flora, exquisite handicrafts, world renowned gems, traditional dance & drama, colourful festivals, smiling people and not forgetting the mouth-watering Sri Lankan cuisine.

The entire island is teeming with bird life & exotics like elephants & leopards. It is an original paradise with amid scenes as beautiful as the hand of God ever created.

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Hotel Rating3 Star, 4 Star
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Day 1

Arrival in Sri Lanka – Cultural Triangle
* Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport; you will be warmly received by a representative.
* Your holiday of pure leisure has just begun.
* You will then be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to Dambulla the starting point of an idyllic vacation.
* Overnight stay at a Hotel in the Cultural Triangle
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Day 2

Sri Lanka – Cultural Triangle
* Dambulla; located in Sri Lanka’s famous cultural triangle; offers plenty to fire both mind and body over the next couple of days.
* Explore some of Sri Lanka’s fascinating UNESCO protected World Heritage Sites – the lion rock of Sigiriya – a royal capital city built in 477 AD; the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa; which was Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital between the late 11th – 13th centuries.
* Things to do:
– Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
– Explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa
* Overnight stay at a Hotel in the Cultural Triangle
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Day 3

Cultural Triangle – Kandy
* Travel to Kandy – a World Heritage city. Traditions and culture remain undisturbed by European influence in the colonial era.
* The Royal Palace; now known as the “The Temple of the Tooth Relic’’ (of Lord Buddha); situated right beside the Kandy lake gives a magical beauty to the city. Kandy is also home to one of the largest botanical gardens in South East Asia.
* The Gardens date back to the 14th century and boast over 4000 species of plants and many trees with significant histories.
* Visitors from the UK will be particularly interested in the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V. The tree is bent with its fruits; which resemble cannonballs hence the name.
* Things to do:
– Visit the Cave Temples in Dambulla enroute to Kandy
– Enroute also consider a visit to a spice garden in Matale.
– Kandy – join devotees at the Temple of the Tooth Relic
– Witness a cultural show after the visit to the Temple
* Overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy
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Day 4

Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy
* Travel to Nuwara Eliya; the emerald city of Sri Lanka; also known as ‘’little England’’ for its cool climate and colonial style architecture.
* It is located at an altitude of 1;868 m (6;128 ft) above sea level which enables the plantations to produce the finest tea in the world.
* Things to do:
– Visit a Tea Plantation – and be amazed at how the mountains have been tamed into carpets of tea
– Enjoy a scenic city tour of Nuwara Eliya
* Overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy
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Day 5

Kandy- Bentota – Hikkaduwa – Beruwala
* Today you will travel to Bentota; a popular stretch of beach resorts offering excellent sun sea and sand to wind down your dream vacation.
* Bentota has plenty to offer apart from pure leisure. It is a recognized area for scuba divining; snorkeling and many water-based sports.
* Things to do:
– Enjoy some water sports
– Visit the Turtle Farm
– Boat ride at the Madhu Ganga
* Overnight stay at a Hotel in Bentota / Hikkaduwa / Beruwala
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Day 6

Kandy – Bentota – Hikkaduwa – Beruwala
* Today is at your leisure to continue exploring and having fun in the sun.
* Overnight stay at a Hotel in Bentota / Hikkaduwa / Beruwala
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Day 7

Bentota – Hikkaduwa – Beruwala – Colombo
* Today you will be transferred to Colombo – the official political and trade capital of Sri Lanka.
* All the famous shopping arcades are in and around the city; which allows one to have a tantalizing experience in Colombo as it has something to offer every visitor.
* As a hub of many ethnicities with people from all creeds working together; Colombo is indeed cosmopolitan.
* Things to do:
– City tour of Colombo
– Shopping
* Overnight stay at a Hotel in Colombo
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Day 8

Colombo – Departure
* Drive to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure
* On arrival at the airport board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Bandaranaike International Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Sri Lanka experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Welcome & Assistance at the Airport
* Accommodation at Standard/Deluxe hotels as mentioned above or similar
* Meals on Bed and Breakfast Basis
* Private Transfers in an Air-conditioned vehicle to all mentioned venues
* Service of an English speaking chauffer guide
* 1 Mineral water bottle per day

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Lunch, Dinner and Extra Meals
* Extra Services at the Hotel
* Entrance Fees to any sights in Sri Lanka.
* Transfer to venues not mentioned in the Tour Itinerary
* Anything else not specifically mentioned or listed under ‘inclusions’.
* Peak Period Supplements – This will be added depending on the date of booking.
* Rates may be subject to change depending on the dates booked.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

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Sri Lanka cvae temple at Dambulla with gold Buddah statues
Sri Lanka Buddist monks praying in front of statue of Buddah at Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka evening view of Colombo
Sri Lanka Buddah statues in Colombo
Sri Lanka entrance to turtle farm
Sri Lnaka Bentota beach with canoe on the beach
Sri Lanka workers picking tea
Sri Lanka tea plantation at Nuwara Eliya
Sri Lanka cvae temple at Dambulla with gold Buddah statues
Sri lanka reclining Buddah in cave temple at Dambulla
Sri lanka monnks and people walking in front of the Temple of the Tooth
Sri Lanka ruins of the royal palace at Polonnaruwa
Sri lanka reclining Buddah at Polonnaruwa

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