Sri LankaSri Lanka at a glance Just south of India, and surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lies the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. With miles of unspoilt, palm-fringed beaches, there is a wealth of attractions to be explored. Sri Lanka’s heritage dates back thousands of years and visitors can delight in its Read more
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- Horton Plains & Tea Country
- Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
- Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe National Park
- Udawalawe National Park - Yala
From soaring hillsides of lush green vegetation to a coastline of golden sands and azure waters, Sri Lanka is a heady mix of contrasts. To make the most of your time we can arrange a number of excursions that will help you to unlock the secrets of majestic country at your own pace.
Day 1: Colombo -Kandy
On arrival at Colombo International Airport, meet your guide for the four hour transfer to Kandy; last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, a listed World Heritage Site. Wander around the lake, explore the markets, then visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and experience a Puja Ceremony before an early evening performance of Kandyan dancing and drumming. (Touring subject to arrival time) Standard: Hilltop Hotel; Superior: Topaz Hotel; Deluxe: Grand Kandyan; Boutique: Stone House
Day 2: Kandy & Dambulla
Pay a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens before leaving Kandy behind to travel to the city of Dambulla; stop en route to visit an exotic spice garden in Matale. Once in Dambulla, you’ll take a trip to the stunning Rock Temple; a World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive cave temples in the country. Home to more than 2,000 square metres of painted walls, the complex of caves contains numerous images of Buddha. (B) Standard: Kassapa Lions Rock; Superior: The Paradise Resort & Spa; Deluxe: Cinnamon Lodge; Boutique: Water Garden (2 nights)
Day 3: Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa
The day will start with a trip to the imposing Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which rises more than 200 metres from the surrounding jungle. Visit the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. You’ll then head for Polonnaruwa to visit more of Sri Lanka’s most famous attractions, including the ruins of the Royal Palace. (B)
Day 4: Sigiriya - Colombo
Depart the Cultural Triangle and return to Colombo where your trip ends with a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B) If your international flight is arriving into Colombo in the evening we recommend booking a night stay in Colombo before joining the tour.
Package Inclusions & Exclusions
• Three nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar
• Meals as specified: three breakfasts
• Touring by private air-conditioned vehicle
• Services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
• Airport transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.
Departure flights on day 4 should not be booked prior to 19:00.