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Whistling Thrush Tours Sri Lanka
Day 1 – Paradise Beach Hotel, Negambo

Overnight stay in a King room with Beach view.  Included is breakfast and dinner. Pool facilities, wifi and bar available.

Negambo History & Information
Negamo is a major city in Sri Lanka, located on the west coast of the island and at the mouth of the Negambo Lagoon. Negambo is the fourth largest city in the country after the capital Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna, and is the second largest city in the western province after Colombo. It is located approximately 37km north of Colombo city. Negambo is known for its large and old fishing industry with busy fish markets and nice sandy beaches. It is one of the most liberal cities in Sri Lanka with modern life style and night life, with luxury hotels, guest houses, fine restaurants and pubs.

The name Negambo was first used by the Portuguese. However the corruption of the Sinhala name Migumuva means “the Group of Bees” was names a few centuries ago in the ancient kings era. The guard of King Kavantissa found the bee honey on a canoe near the seashore of this place for Viharamahadevi, who was pregnant by the prince Dutugamunu, the place was then named “Mee-Gomuwa”

Day 2 and 3 – Dambulla Thi Lanka Resort & Spa
Sea View from Paradise Beach Hotel room
Overnight stay in a King room. Included is breakfast and dinner. Pool facilities, wifi and bar available.

Inside double room at Thi Lanka Resort and Spa
Dambulla Cave Temple History & Information
Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. The name Dambulla roughly translated to English means Rock Spring. Located here is the famous rock temple dating back to the 1st century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradrapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of rock temples to be found on the island. In the first cave is 47ft long image of Buddha, carved from the rock. Other caves contain statues of Buddha and deities associated with Buddhism. Ceiling frescoes depict great events from the life of Buddha.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress History & Information
The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is situated in the Matale district a short drive from Dambulla. Before Sigiriyi became a kingdom in 477AD, the Sigiriya rock base and surrounding areas with its many caves had been inhabited by Buddhist monks from around the 3rd century BC. It has also been found that these areas had been inhabited by people prior to King Kassapa’s rein. Many caves also have Brahmi inscriptions dating back to the 3rd century BC to the 1st century AD.

Sigiriya as a kingdom was abandoned around 1150AD and was forgotten for the next 7 centuries. King Kashyapa is credited as a ruler with unsurpassed imagination put into reality to create a Sri Lankan style marvel of high caliber and engineering skills that could even challenge the other world structures of that time, which definitely is amazing even in the 21st century with whatever remains as the ruins of Sigiriyia.

Minneriya National Park
Day 4 and 5 – Kandy Amaya Hills Hotel
View of the pool at Amaya Hills Hotel
Overnight stay in a King room. Included is breakfast and dinner. Pool facilities, gym, billiards room, wifi and bar available.

Kandy City Tour
Kandy, the Hill City. Venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s, shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the world, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. In the evening witness a cultural dance performance featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.

White Water Rafting
Enjoy an hour white water rafting on the Kelani River. Enjoy the scenery from the river and action packed adventure of grade 3 rapids.

Day 6 – Nuwaraleliya Avian Breeze
View of the gardens at the Avian Breeze Hotel
Overnight stay in a Double room. Included is breakfast. Wifi and relaxing garden areas available
Tea Plantation Tour
Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya after  a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839. In 1867 a Scottish planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings on 8 hectares of forestland in the Loolcondura Estate. In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23lbs being shipped to London. In 1996 Sri Lanka had produced 258 million kilos of tea and earned 34,068 million rupees from exporting 244 million kilos of tea.

Day 7 – Tissa The Safari Hotel
View of a double Room at the Safari Hotel
Overnight stay in a Double room. Included is breakfast and dinner. Wifi, pool and bar facilities available

Yala National Park Safari
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and other adjoining parks. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and along with Wilpattu, it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

Day 8 – Mirissa Paradise Beach Mirissa
View of a deluxe Room at the Paradise Beach Hotel
Two night stay in a Deluxe room. Included is breakfast and dinner. Wifi, beach access and bar facilities available

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