Departure from Europe
On arrival at Colombo International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and taken to Habarana or Sigiria. In the afternoon visit Sigiriya. This rock fortress was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare, was the site of the old palace – the outer wall of which was built on the very brink of the precipice. The UNESCO-sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restored Sigiriya’s 5th century Water Gardens to be former glory. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Habarana or Sigiriya.
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa. Visit the ancient historical site of Polonnaruwa: The Island’s medieval capital rose to fame after Anuradhapura’s decline. The largest of its many reservoirs, the Parakrama Samudra, is larger than the Colombo harbor. Attractions: Remains of the King’s council chamber, the Royal Citadel, the Kumara Pokuna, the Royal Pavilion, the Vatadage Relic House, and Gal Vihare. Afternoon relax at the hotel or optional excursion to the Minneriya National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Habarana or Sigiriya.
After breakfast leave for Kandy . En route visit Dambulla cave temple: Like Sigiriya, Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass, which houses a rock temple (formerly caves). Some of its frescoes are over 2,000 years old – and there is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha caved out of the rock, some 14 meters long. Visit a spice garden and a batik factory in Matale. In the afternoon visit Kany city. Sri Lanka ‘s hill capital is, perhaps, its most beautiful town. It is 488 meters above sea level, and next to Colombo , is Sri Lanka ‘s most visited place.
After breakfast visit the Peradeniya botanical garden , a tea plantation and a tea factory. In the afternoon visit visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala. Diner and overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo, which is near to the airport.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Male. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel in Maldives.
Relax stay at your Maldives beach hotel of your choice.
Breakfast at hotel and free time till your transfer to Male Airport. (Rooms till 12.00 hours only)