Itinerary Highlights

  • Climb the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress for outstanding views
  • Admire the Buddha images inside the Dambulla Cave Temples
  • Wander around the scenic Kandy Lake and observe the local life
  • Enjoy the beautiful Orchid House in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Private Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • English Speaking Guide
  • International Flights

A fabulous insight into the interior of this fascinating and enchanting destination. This private guided tour includes sights such as the ancient rock fortresses of Sigiriya, the Dambulla Cave Temples and a visit to the spice gardens. 

This popular tour is a great introduction to Sri Lanka and is completed with a beach extension at one of our favourite beach hotels, alternatively we can offer beach extensions in the Maldives. We tailor make all of our tours and our Travel Specialists will be happy to create a bespoke itinerary to suit you.

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

 

Itinerary

Negombo
After your arrival in to Colombo you will be met by one of our representatives and You will be transferred to your first destination in Negombo. (Approx 35 minutes). Relax and unwind after your flight, preparing yourself for the adventure ahead.
Staying at  Jetwing Blue
Dambulla
After your scrumptious breakfast, you will drive towards Dambulla. (Approx 4.5 hours) Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle offers plenty to fire both mind and body over the next two days. Optional Activity: Minneriya Safari - Each year, as they have for centuries, hundreds of elephants descend on this reservoir making this one of the best elephant migrations in the world. The elephants migrate from time to time to nearby parks and therefore depending on where the elephants are at, at the time of your arrival, the trackers will take you to either Minneriya, Kaudulla, or Eco Park.
Staying at  Amaya Lake
Sigiriya
After an early breakfast, climb UNESCO Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high (the 'Lion's Rock', which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site. This afternoon is free for you to relax at the hotel or join an optional excursion to the medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa.
Staying at  Amaya Lake
En route to Kandy (Approx 3 hours), you will pause on your journey to discover the homeopathic remedies of the East at the Matale Spice Gardens. You will have the opportunity to dabble in the homeopathic remedies of the East! Next, you will visit the Rangiriya Dambulla Cave Temple. Finally arrive in the city of Kandy - a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, the time has not affected. In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth which is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.
Staying at  Ellerton
This morning after breakfast visit Millennium Elephant Foundation; Walk with an Elephant is an amazing experience one could have where your whole family will be walking next to an elephant while one of the Volunteer managers and the mahout escorts you and explains about how the elephants live in Sri Lanka and what the foundation is doing to help them. This is once in a lifetime opportunity where you will be able to go down to the river to bathe the elephant while it lies down on the water and afterwards the elephant will sit on the riverbed and the children will get on top of the elephants back, where it will spray water on them with its trunk. This afternoon visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, established in 1374 as the Kings' pleasure garden and later added to during British rule. Spread over 147 acres the Gardens boast more than 4,000 species of trees and plants; the spice garden and Orchid House are particularly popular.
Staying at  Ellerton
Habaraduwa
Today you will be transferred to one of Sri Lanka's beach destinations for a relaxing beach extension for the next couple of days. This transfer would be a long one of approximately 6 hours. You might want to stop by for refreshments on your way. Optional: You might want to catch the scheduled domestic flight from Kandy to Koggala. ( Flight duration: 1.5 hours)
Staying at  KK Beach
Habaraduwa
Spend a few days of well deserved relaxation and pampering at the beach or explore the region further on a variety of excursions including our Galle City Tour or Cooking Demonstration including a hosted meal.
Staying at  KK Beach
Today your tour ends, you will be transferred to Colombo Airport (Approx 2.5 hours) for your onward flight.
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