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The ancient Temples and Amazing Waterfalls

Sri Lanka cultural triangle tour by Leoland Travels will let you feel the historic pride and the rich cultural heritage this country bears.

DAY - 01 : AIRPORT - PINNAWALA - SIGIRIYA

The representative of Leoland Travels will meet arrival at Bandaranayaka International airport, on arrival clients. Thereafter they will be introduced to the local tour guide/ Chauffeur who will be accompanied them around the Island.

Transfer to hotel at Sigiriya. En-route takes a short break and visits the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Elephant Orphanage is a institution that has been looking after orphaned or injured elephants that would otherwise have surely died. Then you can watch the elephant's bath in the river after the youngest babies are milk fed.

Then Travel to Sigiriya Check in the hotel and evening you will travel to visit the Sigiriya rock fortress.One of Sri Lanka's most fascinating. UNESCO world heritage sites. No matter how often you climb to the summit of this one-time hilltop fortress of the maverick Sinhalese king, Kassapa, the pleasure barely diminishes because of the abandon spectacular views at the summit.

An evening you can go for the elephant ride at Sigiriya.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

DAY - 02 : SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - MINNERIYA - SIGIRIYA

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Polonnaruwa and visit Polonnaruwa Cultural sites.

Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to the 13th century AD. This ancient city is today one of the most beautiful centers of this island's cultural heritage. In its prime, the city, inside it's 3 miles strong encircling walls, housed hundreds of thousands of people.

In evening visit a forest Buddhist monastery. And the afternoon Take a jeep safari through the Minneriya National Park, looking for elephants, deer, peacocks, boars, and many kinds of birds.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

DAY - 03 : SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA - MATALE -KANDY

Next day breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kandy via Dambulla and Matale. En-route visits the Dambulla Golden rock temple.

Golden Rock is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century .BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha's previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place.

From Dambulla drive to Matale to visit the Nalanda Gedige temple.

The small building is designed like a Hindu temple with a mandapa, an entrance hall (originally roofed), a short passage to a bare cello, and an ambulatory round the holy center. There is no sign of Hindu gods, however, and the temple is said to have been used by Buddhists. This is one of the earliest buildings of stone constructed in Ceylon

Then travel to Kandy visit the Matale spice garden. In Kandy visit the Temple of the Tooth. View a cultural dance in evening.

Kandy , last seat of the Sinhala Kings, is a very popular destination for visitors from home and abroad.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Kandy.

DAY - 04 : TEA FACTORY & RAMBODA WATERFALL

Breakfast at the hotel and leave for Nuwara Eliya. En-route visits a Tea factory,Tea plantation and Ramboda waterfall.

Sri Lanka being famous for its “Ceylon Tea” has added cheer to many the world over for more than a century. Arrive in Nuwara Eliya to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere, the cottage type bungalows and the colonial air. (Nuwara Eliya is also known as “Little England”)

An evening you will have a city tour in Nuwara eliya and visit the Gregory lake.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

DAY - 05 : ELLA GAP & RAVANA WATERFALL

Next day you will travel to Yala . En-route visit Ella gap and Ravana waterfall. Check in the hotel, an evening you will go for a game drive to Yala , one of the island's most popular wildlife parks where you could see all most all the animals which is found in Sri Lanka.

Yala National Park

One of Sri Lanka ‘s premier eco tourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces.

The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The park is renowned for the variety of its Wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel at Tissa.

DAY - 06 : RATNAPURA GEM MINE

Breakfast at the hotel and leave for Colombo Via Ratnapura, (City of Gems),En-route you will have a visit the Ratnapura Gem Mine.

Ratnapura is a city in Sri Lanka that is famous for its deposits of gemstones, hence the name Ratnapura, which translates in Sinhala to ‘City of Gems'. A rich and colorful history of the gem industry exists in Ratnapura, being home to Sri Lankas biggest gem companies.

You can Visit the Gem Museum to learn more about the history of Sri Lankan gems, visit the town center and witness traders gathering at the town center to sell and buy gemstones and you can visit the gem mines themselves, which are found all over Ratnapura and nearby towns. You can try a bit of gem mining for yourselves and try your luck at finding a precious stone.

Then travel to Colombo.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Colombo hotel.

DAY - 07 : COLOMBO CITY & NEGOMBO

After breakfast you will travel to Negombo. En-route you will have a city tour in Colombo.

Colombo- the capital of Sri Lanka-is the largest city and main port of Sri Lanka. It is also the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city.

Then travel to Negombo and enjoy your beach vacation.

Negombo is a characteristic fishing town north of Colombo, it is a more 6 Km from the international airport. Negombo is a gourmet's paradise with sea food in plenty. Old world fishing craft like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran bring seer, skipjack, herring and mullet, pomfret & amber jack, while lobster & prawn are caught in the lagoon.

Dinner and Overnight stay Beach resort at Negombo.

DAY - 08 : DEPARTURE

DEPART IN GOOD TIME FOR YOUR FLIGHT HOME.

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