Easy on the Wallet Tour

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DAY 1 | Airport to Colombo | 40 Min

Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by a Miracle Destination Representative. Transfer from Airport to Negombo ( Approx 30 minutes’ Drive) Check in at Paradise Beach Hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Paradise Beach Hotel (Standard Rooms) http://www.goldisands.com/

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DAY 2 | Breakfast at Paradise Beach Hotel | 2 Hour Drive

In the morning transfer from Negombo to Pinnawala ( Approx 2 Hrs drive) Visit Pinnawala Orphanage. As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants - orphaned and sometimes three-legged - are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grand children during the past few decades! Watch as they feed at 09:15 am, 0:15 pm & 05:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 02:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth! On completion of the visit, proceed to Polonnaruwa. ( Approx 3 Hrs drive) Dinner and Overnight Stay at Thidas Arana Hotel (Standard Rooms) http://www.thidasarana.com/home

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DAY 2 | Breakfast at Paradise Beach Hotel | 2 Hour Drive

In the morning transfer from Negombo to Pinnawala ( Approx 2 Hrs drive) Visit Pinnawala Orphanage. As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants - orphaned and sometimes three-legged - are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grand children during the past few decades! Watch as they feed at 09:15 am, 0:15 pm & 05:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 02:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth! On completion of the visit, proceed to Polonnaruwa. ( Approx 3 Hrs drive) Dinner and Overnight Stay at Thidas Arana Hotel (Standard Rooms) http://www.thidasarana.com/home

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DAY 3 | Breakfast at Thidas Arana Hotel

Morning leisure at the hotel. Evening transfer from hotel to Polonnaruwa sites. (Approx 15 mnts drive) Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient Ruins. Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa - medieval capital & crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I - remains superior proof of ancient culture & heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk across its scattered walls of the World Heritage Site - blessed by stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures - while observing the relic house - Watadage - which boasts of beautiful stone carvings. Take a close glance and you will realize a subtle Hindu influence on architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa. Or sit by the side of Galviharaya and observe the absolute beauty gushing out of every bend of its huge Buddhist statues. Nissankamalla Council Chamber is however, a head-spinning beauty to just sit back and observe with its Swaying pillars reminding the aesthetics of a powerful kingdom which rests beside Parakrama Samudraya - sea of Parakramabahu & masterpiece of irrigation! On completion of the visit , return to hotel. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Thidas Arana Hotel (Standard Rooms)

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DAY 4 | Breakfast at Thidas Arana Hotel

Proceed to Visit a research Centre for Monkeys in Sri Lanka. This is the place Disney movie “Monkey Kingdom " was shot. www.primates.lk Learn about their natural behaviours and habitat. Return to hotel. Rest of the evening leisure. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Thidas Arana Hotel (Standard Rooms)

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DAY 5 | City of Kandy

Breakfast at Amaya Hills. Morning leisure at the hotel. In the evening visit Kandy city , witness a Sri Lankan cultural show followed by a visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe – before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy – the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Amaya Hills.

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DAY 6 | Breakfast at Thidas Arana Hotel

In the morning transfer from Polonnaruwa to Minneriya ( Approx 35 Minutes) Do a safari of Minneriya National Park. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Colosseum! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this is a sanctuary for elephants. Minneriya is home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks & flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Watch carefully as herds of elephants - one by one - roll on to the grass-covered banks, to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world - over 300 at a time - which has garnished the park to become a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe. On completion of the safari , return to Dambulla. Visit Dambulla Cave Temple Passing Habarana as one reaches the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Pelwehera Village Resort.

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DAY 7 | Breakfast at Pelwehera Village

In the morning transfer from Hotel to Kandy ( Approx 2 Hrs drive) Check in at Ozo Kandy Resort. Free time till evening. In the evening witness a Sri Lankan cultural show followed by a visit to the Temple of the tooth relic. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Ozo Kandy ( Sleep Room) www.ozohotels.com/kandy-srilanka/

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DAY 8 | Breakfast at Ozo Kandy

In the morning do a panoramic city drive of Kandy & transfer from Kandy to Peradeniya. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya - today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy - is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance rests a cafeteria that one might come across before stepping into some of the highlights - the orchid house & giant Javan fig tree - of this place which overflow in grace. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Ozo Kandy (Sleep Room) http://www.suriyaresort.com/

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DAY 9

Transfer to the Airport.