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Asia

Sri Lanka

Suggested schedule

Day 1

Flight Montreal - Colombo

Day 2

Colombo - Habarana

Arrival at Colombo airport

Discovery of the Cultural Triangle through beautiful landscapes, lush vegetation and various fruit and vegetable plantations

Welcome (non-alcoholic) cocktail

Day 3

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Visit of the ancient royal fortress of Sigiriya

The "Lion Mountain" is one of the most captivating sites in the country

Visit of the archaeological site of Polonnaruwa

Medieval site and second capital of Ceylon, where are the statues of the three Buddhas, the ruins of the Royal Palace and the Lotus Bath

Day 4

Polonnaruwa - Hiriwaduna

Visit a local school to spend time with students

Visit of the village of Hiriwaduna, located in the heart of a rice field

Demonstration of sri lankan curry preparation

Day 5

Hiriwaduna - Dambulla - Matale - Kandy

Visit of the cave temple in Dambulla

Visit spice gardens offering all the native varieties

Demonstration of weaving with coconut branches

Day 6

Kandy

Tuk Tuk ride

Visit of the Temple of the Tooth

Traditional dance classes!

Day 7

Kandy - Pinnawela - Kandy

Short train ride from Kandy to Rambukkana

Visit to the elephant orphanage where you can watch the mammal bath

Kandyan evening in Sarong (traditional dress) by candlelight with several specialties and oriental music

Day 8

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Discovery of the "country of tea"

Visit of a factory and a tea plantation including tasting

Tea picking with professionals

Day 9

Nuwara Eliya - Uda Walawe

Uda Walawe Park, located between Nuwara Eliya and the West Coast
Famous for its hordes of elephants. Declared a National Park in 1972, it covers more than 300 km² in the provinces of Sabaragamuwa and Uva, between the Udawalawe Reservoir and the Walawe River, and offers magnificent views of the mountain range that surrounds it and dominates the rocky escarpments of Balangoda, Kalthota and Haputale

4x4 jeep safari in Uda Walawe Park

Day 10

Udawalawe - Galle - Hikkaduwa

Stop in Tangalle to see the fishermen with their pendulums or suspended on their poles

Tour of Galle Fort and Old Town

Road to Hikkaduwa

Day 11

Hikkaduwa

Free day at the beach

Day 12

Hikkaduwa - Colombo

Kosgoda Tour: To help save turtles, hatcheries have appeared along the West Coast

Visit of a turtle farm, supervised by "The Wilde Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka"

Road to Colombo

Day 13

Colombo

Visit of the city of Colombo and visit of "Gangarama Temple

Free time for shopping

Day 14

Return flight to Montreal