Culture, Wildlife & Beach

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience the local life at the lively fish market of Negombo
  • Visit the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka's most famous landmark
  • Join a tea plantation tour in Nuwara Eliya and witness the process of tea production
  • Enjoy your Yala National Park safari and lookout for the elusive leopards

What's Included

  • Inspiring Travel Company - Accommodation Throughout Accommodation Throughout
  • Inspiring Travel Company - English Speaking Guide English Speaking Guide
  • Inspiring Travel Company - International Flights International Flights
11 nights from £1,952 per person
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A complete tour of Sri Lanka, perfect for the first time visitor who wants to get to know Sri Lanka and see the major attractions on one tour.

Sri Lanka is a fascinating island with a diverse mix of culture, history, wildlife and scenery to be discovered by visitors of all ages, not to mention its glorious sandy beaches.

In this tour we have included some highlights which will appeal to nature-loving families or those interested in exploring Sri Lanka’s natural attractions; the people, flora and fauna.

This tour can be tailor made to your requirements, if you would like to stay longer in any one place or would like to visit somewhere not included. Our expert consultants will be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for you.

Call us for a tailor-made quote on your preferred destinations, hotels and dates.

Itinerary

Day 1  Airport - Negombo
On arrival you will be met by an Inspiring Travel Company representative and transfer the short distance to your hotel in Negombo. Jetwing Beach Hotel is ideally located on an excellent stretch of beach just 30 minutes from the airport and provides the perfect place to relax after an international flight before starting your tour.
Staying at  Jetwing Beach
Day 2  Negombo - Habarana
Drive to Habarana via the elephant orphanage. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Stay two nights at Cinnamon Lodge (or similar), with comfortable and spacious cottages sprinkled across the property. This is the central point of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and the most convenient base for excursions to the Ancient historical cities. Hundreds of lakes and reservoirs are connected by an elaborate network of canals and make up a fascinating irrigation system.
Day 3  Sigirya Rock Fortress
Visit Sigirya rock fortress, then Minneriya National Park for a safari drive. Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of seven World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. This ancient rock fortress is a testament to ancient artistry and architectural ingenuity, and has many attractions - its gardens, the world renowned frescoes, the mirror wall and the dramatic history linked to the construction of the Lion Rock. Spend the afternoon at leisure or take an optional elephant back safari or jeep safari.
Day 4  Habarana - Nuwara Eliya
This morning head off to the quiet town of Nuwara Eliya, a journey of approximately 5 hours. At an altitude of nearly 2000 metres above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The hillsides are blanketed with tea plantations and several estates offer guided tours so you can learn about the process of making your morning cuppa!
Day 5  Highland Tea Country
Today you will visit a tea plantation and factory, to observe the processes of manufacturing tea, from the tender green tips picked to the grading and packing. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea to check the quality in the factory! The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the highland tea country.
Day 6  Nuwara Eliya - Uda Walawe National Park
Drive to Uda Walawe National Park. Udawalawe was established in 1972, covering an area of 30, 821 hectares and surrounded by magnificent mountain escarpments and lush scenery. Elephants are plentiful, with herds often playing in the water.
Day 7  Uda Walawe National Park - Yala National Park
Continue to Yala national Park. Spend two nights at Cinnamon Wild (or similar). Yala National park is one of Sri Lanka’s best know and most popular national parks. Originally the park was well known for its open terrain and resident Elephants. In recent years the relatively high population and regular sightings of the elusive Leopard have made the park a key stop on any tour of Sri Lanka. Other animals you may see include Elephants, Sloth Bears, Water Buffalo and 215 species of bird.
Day 8  Yala National Park
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon safari drives in Yala National Park.
Staying at  Cinnamon Wild
Day 9  Yala National Park - Bentota
Say goodbye to Yala and head to Bentota for a chance to relax on one of Sri Lanka’s famous beaches.
Enjoy the next 4 nights relaxing at the beach
Staying at  Avani Bentota
Day 11  Bentota - Airport
Flight home to the UK.
Culture, Wildlife & Beach
11 nights from £1,952 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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