Sri Lanka

Highlights Tour

Sri Lanka Highlights

Summary

Type: Highlights Tour

Duration: 14 Days

Best Time to Travel: September – March

Places you'll discover

Bentota
Colombo
Galle
Kandy
Nuwara Eliya
Sigiriya
Yala National Park



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    Sri Lanka Highlights - Itinerary

    Justifiably known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka boasts pristine white sands, a dizzying array of marine wildlife and scenic national parks as well as some fascinating historical and cultural sites. On this tour you can scale the heights of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and plumb the depths of Dambulla Caves. In Kandy visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth and take a train up in to the hills to Nuwara Eliya. Explore Yala National Park by jeep on the lookout for elephants and relax in the impressive Galle Fort before ending the trip on the beach at Bentota.

    Day 1

    Colombo – Sigiriya

    In the morning

    Arrive at Colombo Airport and transfer by road to Sigiriya and the hotel, Amaya Lake.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 2

    Sigiriya

    In the morning

    Guided tour of the Polonnaruwa ruins, the island’s medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century.

    In the afternoon

    Embark on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park home to sambhur deer and elephants.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Sigiriya

    In the morning

    Drive to Sigirya Rock Fortress and make the ascent. Although a steep climb, the views and frescoes are definitely worth the effort.

    In the afternoon

    Walk to a neighboring village and enjoy a typical village lunch.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 4

    Sigiriya – Kandy

    Sigiriya – Kandy
    In the morning

    Depart for Kandy via the Dambulla Caves. The 1st century BC man-made caves are completely covered by ancient frescoes depicting religious and secular scenes. Also visit the Matale Spice Garden.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive in Kandy and check in to the Amaya Hills Hotel.

    In the evening

    Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth which houses one of the most sacred relics of Buddhism – a tooth of Buddha.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 5

    Kandy

    In the morning

    Sightseeing of Kandy the old capital of Ceylon.

    In the afternoon

    Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradiniya.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

    Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
    In the morning

    Take the train to Nuwara Eliya colonial hill station built by the British in the 19th century.

    In the afternoon

    Proceed the rest of the way by car to the hotel, The Blackpool.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Nuwara Eliya

    In the morning

    A free day to relax and enjoy the former hill station.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 8

    Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park

    In the morning

    Depart for Yala National Park, home to 400 elephants and 40 leopards in addition to wild buffalo, deer, black bears, macaques and jackals.

    In the afternoon

    Jeep safari in the park before returning to the Nikara Yala Hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 9

    Yala National Park – Galle

    In the morning

    A second jeep safari.

    In the afternoon

    Drive to the coastal town of Galle and best known for its impressive fort: a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved colonial sea fortress in Asia. Check in to the Fort Bazaar Hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Galle

    Galle
    In the morning

    We spend the morning exploring the impressive Galle Fort.

    In the afternoon

    Rest of day at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Galle – Bentota

    In the morning

    Drive the short distance to the beach resort town of Bentota and the Bentota Beach Hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 12 & 13

    Bentota

    In the morning

    Two days of sun, sea, sand and relaxation. There is the opportunity to water ski and wind surf.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 14

    Bentota – Colombo

    In the morning

    Drive the short distance up the cost to Colombo for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Private transportation by car/ minivan
    • Experienced English speaking Sri Lankan tour guide
    • Cool towels and drinking water in car / minivan
    • Daily breakfast
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers

    What's Not Included?

    • Flights
    • Drinks during meals
    • Optional tours
    • Sri Lanka visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone
    • Tips and gratuities

    Sri Lanka Highlights Summary

    Details

    Type: Highlights

    Duration: 14 Days

    Best Time to Travel: September – March

    Places you'll discover

    Bentota
    Colombo
    Galle
    Kandy
    Nuwara Eliya
    Sigiriya
    Yala National Park
    FROM
    £1519
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

    01279 507 956
    Customise This Tour
     

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