Enchanting SRI LANKA Tour
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Visit the country’s three top UNESCO World Heritage sites
Stay in two of Sri Lanka’s most famous hotels
Shop in Colombo’s best stores for gems, crafts and clothing
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Travelife with us to the next big destination in Asia
for lovers of culture, nature and shopping
Day 1: Tuesday, 5 February 2013
MANILA - COLOMBO
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Day 2: Wednesday, 6 February 2013
COLOMBO – DAMBULLA
The Dambulla Cave Temples date back to the 1st century BC. These caves sheltered the Sri Lankan King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from the royal capital of Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built these magnificent cave temples in gratitude for his safety.
Day 3: Thursday, 7 February 2013
DAMBULLA - POLONNARUWA - DAMBULLA
Polonnaruwa rose to fame after the decline of Anuradhapura. The city was fortified with three concentric walls, beautified with parks and gardens and sanctified by many shrines. A unique irrigation complex watered the city as well as the surrounding plains, making it "the grainery of the East.”
Day 4: Friday, 8 February 2013
DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA – COLOMBO
After breakfast, climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the 8th Wonder of the Ancient World and home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky,” which is perhaps the most fantastic manmade wonder in Sri Lanka. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.
On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways is the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels, all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour still visible.
In the afternoon, head back to Colombo for dinner and a stay at Sri Lanka's most famous hotel.
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Day 5: Saturday, 9 February 2013
From Arab settlers in the 8th century to the Portuguese, Dutch and the British up until the 20th century have all fought over Sri Lanka’s treasures including precious gems, scented woods, spices, and tea.
The island remains a popular shopping destination within Asia. Highlights include clothing with many well-known European and American brands available at discounted prices, antiques and furniture, contemporary home accents and jewelry.
Day 6: Sunday, 10 February 2013
COLOMBO – SINGAPORE - MANILA
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