Cultural Triangle, Wildlife & Beach
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.
Airport - NegomboSouth West Coast Beaches
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. Accommodation Options
Negombo - HabaranaSigirya
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. Accommodation Options
Sigirya Rock FortressSigirya
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. Accommodation Options
Habarana - Nuwara EliyaTea Country
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! Accommodation Options
Highland Tea CountryTea 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. Accommodation Options
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.
Uda Walawe National Park - Yala National ParkYala 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. Accommodation Options
Yala National ParkYala National Park
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon safari drives in Yala National Park. Accommodation Options
Yala National Park - BentotaSouth West Coast Beaches
Say goodbye to Yala and head to Bentota for a chance to relax on one of Sri Lanka’s famous beaches. Accommodation Options
BentotaSouth West Coast Beaches
Enjoy the next 4 nights relaxing at the beach Accommodation Options
Bentota - Airport
Flight home to the UK.