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Wendy Wu Christmas in Sri Lanka

Wendy Wu Christmas in Sri Lanka

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Marvel at magnificent temples, see the World Heritage Rock Fortress at Sigiriya, search for elephants and other wild animals at Yala National Park, discover the fascinating caves at Dambulla and explore the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura. Spend Christmas in Nuwara Eliya joining in the festivities, visiting a tea plantation and experience a traditional High Tea, a tea lovers haven.

Tea Plantation Experience
Spend Christmas morning at a beautiful tea plantation

High Tea at the Grand Hotel
On Christmas afternoon, visit the iconic Grand Hotel to enjoy High Tea in their beautiful gardens

Elephant Transit Home
Visit Udawalawe’s elephant care centre

Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Explore the UNESCO-listed historic ruins atop this 600ft rock

Days 1-2: Arrive in Colombo
Fly to Colombo, where you’ll be met by a representative for your transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure
(Dinner)

Day 3: Travel to Dambulla
After breakfast, travel to Dambulla, and check into your hotel for the next three nights. After a short time to relax, head to the Sigiriya rock fortress this afternoon.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 4: Polonnaruwa
Head to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa to learn about this former royal capital which you can explore for a couple of hours.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 5: Anuradhapura
Travel to another of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, with plenty of time to explore on foot. Towards the middle of the day, visit the Bo Tree before retuning to Dambulla where the remainder of the day is free.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 6: Dambulla
Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple before returning to the hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 7: Kandy
Depart for Kandy with a stop at the spice garden at Matale. Spend some time learning about the farm and its produce before enjoying a traditionally prepared lunch. In the late afternoon, upon arrival in Kandy, you’ll visit the Temple of the Tooth and in the evening, watch a cultural dance show.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya
Today after breakfast you will be taken to Nuwara Eliya by train. When you get there, you will be collected from the station and taken to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya, to check in relax for the rest of your day enjoying the hotel facilities before your Christmas Eve dinner
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 9: Christmas in Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast you will be taken for a tea plantation experience dressed in sarees. Your experience starts in the plantation itself with the tea puckers, giving you the opportunity to learn how to pluck tea then visit the factory where ancient machines pre-dating the industrial revolution wither, roll and dry the tea, followed by learning how to taste different variety of tea. There is normally a little time at the end of the tour for a tea tasting, either of one specific type of tea or occasionally of the various specialties of that factory. Return back to the hotel and celebrate the festivities with a scrumptious Christmas day lunch. Later on, enjoy a fabulous High Tea at the Grand Hotel.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 10: Udawalawe
After breakfast proceed to Yala, where on your way you will visit Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 11: Yala National Park
Early morning, and later this afternoon, you will be taken for a jeep safari at Yala National park, where you will embark on an adventure safari through the park.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 12: Hikkaduwa
Today you travel to Hikkaduwa with the rest of your day free to go explore your surroundings
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 13: Galle Fort
After breakfast you will be visiting Galle Fort. During the tour of Galle, you will have the opportunity to visit Galle Fort, Old Dutch Church and Walk along the Rampart.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 14: Kosgoda Turtle Sanctuary
Visiting the turtle hatchery in Sri Lanka is one of the most recommended things to do. The small town of Kosgoda on the southern strip is famous for its turtle hatchery which is operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Visitors can witness the exceptional sight of them hatching or even see tanks filled with new born hatchlings. Return back to the hotel and relax.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 15: Travel to Colombo
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, travel to Colombo. You have the day to relax or explore this city on foot, before joining the celebrations at a New Year’s eve dinner at the hotel.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 16: Depart Colombo
Any time before your flight is free to further explore the vibrant city of Colombo independently. Later, transfer to Bandaranaike Airport to board your onward flight home.
(Breakfast)

You’ll spend 14 nights in 3 plus and 4* accommodation

– All Accommodation
– All meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
– International flights and current taxes
– Touring with guides
– Entrance fees
– Domestic transport
– Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

Kosgada Turtle Hatchery
Tour the conservation project at Kosgada and meet the people working to protect the country’s native sea turtle species

Tea Plantation
Visit a tea plantation and learn all about the process of making tea, along with a tasting

Classic
See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can really understand the history and culture of the destination. On Wendy Wu classic tours everything is taken care of, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the experience to the full. The tours are fully inclusive with all meals and a comprehensive touring programme.

This tour has a maximum group size of 28 people.

This tour has a physical rating of 2. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you’ll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats.

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