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Trip Full: 11 Day Trip to Amazing Sri Lanka: Feb 2022

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Gayle P.

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Eleven day trip to Sri Lanka. Who would like to join me?

This would be our itinerary
Day One: Fly to Colombo airport.

Day Two: A day to explore the capital city of Colombo. Some of Colombo’s highlights include a walk around Pettah, one of the city’s oldest districts, which is home to vibrant markets and the impressive Red Mosque. A visit to Gangaramaya Temple and the Independence Memorial Hall as well as a stroll around the charmingly old-fashioned Fort Railway station.

Day Three: Today we will head to sigiriya where we will stay for 3 nights. This is an hours drive from Colombo.
Today we will head to Sigiriya Rock. This is an ancient stone fortress expressed as the eighth wonder of the world. Unbelievable technical, stone methods, wall Arts with beautiful environment shows you the unlimited talent of the Sri Lankan aborigines. According to the Sri Lankan history, the king Kashyapa created this Lion’s rock for hide from his brother’s attacks. After the king’s death the Sigiriya named as a Buddhist monastery until 14th century.

Day Four: Today we will head to the
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Polonnaruwa which was the second ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is famous for its advanced irrigation systems which were responsible for the blossoming of agriculture in Sri Lanka.
Polonnaruwa’s most impressive sites are the Royal Palace, the Council Chamber of King Nissankamalla, the Audience Hall, the Quadrangle and the Rankot Vihara.

Day Five: Today we will spend a day with the elephants at Minneriya National Park. The park has a good reputation and you can see the elephants in their natural habitat on a jeep safari.

Days Six and Seven: We will spend the next 2 days in the historical city of Kandy which is an hour and a half away from Sigiriya. In Kandy, there are many fascinating things to see and do in the so-called cultural capital of Sri Lanka. The most popular place of interest in Kandy is the Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship for the entire Buddhist world. Apart from the temple itself, the promenade that passes right in front of it is also splendid. Other places that are definitely worth your time are Kandy Lake and the Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya. Kandy is the starting point for one of the world’s most scenic train rides which we will do on day eight.

Days Eight and Nine: Undoubtedly, one of Sri Lanka’s highlights is getting on board an old-fashioned train for a scenic train ride like no other. Travel from Kandy to Ella.

The train ride is one of breathtaking scenery and great fun alike. Waterfalls and dreamy tea fields alternate with tiny villages and picturesque walking paths. As far as the fun part is concerned, imagine a train full of people hanging outside its open doors. After an exhilrating journey we will arrive in Nuwara Eliya where we will spend the rest of day eight and day nine.

Nuwara Eliya is one of Sri Lanka’s most charming towns and among the most important tea growing locations in the country. We will be able to organise a tour of a tea plantation and tasting whilst there.

Day Ten: Today we will travel 3 hours to the beach town of Negrombo. It is only 15 Minutes away from Colombo airport and will give us the chance to have some down time before getting our flight back to the UK on day eleven.
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