Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour

14 Days

£ 2700

What's Included?

  • English speaking Guide

  • All domestic transportation

  • All international airfares

  • 4 star accommodation

  • Most meals

Tour Highlights

Itinerary

DAY 1

Fly overnight to Colombo. On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel in the coastal town of Negombo, a short drive from Colombo. The rest of the day is yours to explore.

DAY 3 - Sigiriya

Journey to Sigiriya and explore the magnificent Lion Rock Fortress, built by King Kasyapa. Later visit the world-renowned Heavenly Maiden frescoes.

Day 4 - Polonnaruwa

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Polonnaruwa, which was the former capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 12th century and is home to well preserved stupas, frescoes and statues. While here, explore the rock temples at Gal Vihara and the Vatadage, an ancient structure with elaborate stone carvings, before returning to Sigiriya.

Day 5 - Anuradhapura

Travel to the World Heritage city of Anuradhapura, one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated ancient cities. Whilst here, visit the Sri Mada Bodhi Bo tree, over 2000 years old; the Ruwanweliseya dagoba and the Samadhi Buddha statue. Visit the Isurumuniya rock temple to visit its rock carvings dating back to the 3rd century BC.

Day 6 - Kandy

Travel to the Buddhist city of Kandy visiting the Dambulla Rock Temple, which dates back to the 1st Century BC. Visit a spice garden and witness a cookery demonstration in Matale. Continue to Kandy.

Day 7 - Explore Kandy

Visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens before continuing to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world. We also explore the remains of the Royal Palace which is now the National Museum. Later, witness a cultural dance show with dinner in the evening.

Day 8 - Nuwara Eliya

Travel to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka's little England, visiting a tea plantation and tea factory en route. Later visit Victoria Park where you can bird watch and enjoy a wander around the colonial city centre.

Day 9 - Yala National Park

Drive to Yala National Park, home to a large number of elephants, leopards, sambhur, wild buffalo and over 130 bird species. Enroute visit Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, established by the Department of Wildlife Conservation for orphaned elephants.

Day 10 - Explore Yala National Park

Today there will be a morning and evening jeep safari through Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most famous national park, each safari is approximately 3 hours in length. Please note there are limited toilets available during the park excursions.

Day 11- Ahungalla

Depart Yala and drive approximately 4 and half hours to Ahungalla. On the way, stop and visit the Hummanaya Blowhole, Mulkirigala Rock Temple and Dikwella Wewurukannala Temple.After lunch drive to Weligama, home to the famous stilt fishermen. Upon arrival in Ahungalla, check into your hotel for a two night stay.

Day 12- Discover Galle

Drive approximately half an hour to Galle to embark on a walking tour of this fascinating city. Visit such sites as Galle Fort, the lighthouse, the Dutch Museum and the Dutch Reformed Church.Today will include easy sightseeing in the Old Town and Dutch Fort, consisting of approximately 2 hours on foot.

Day 13 - Colombo

Enjoy the morning at leisure before driving approximately 1 and a half hours to Colombo, stopping en route to visit Amarasena Fernando Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda. Upon arrival in Colombo,check into your hotel for an overnight stay

Day 14- Explore Colombo

Tour the vibrant city of Colombo today. Discover the Fort District, stroll Pettah Market and visit the Dutch Church of Wolvendaal. Also explore the Kelaniya Buddhist Temple and the Colombo and Natural History Museums. This morning will entail easy sightseeing, approximately 3 hours. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 15 - Fly Colombo to UK

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.

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