Sri Lanka Highlights
Type: Highlights Tour
Duration: 14 Days
Best Time to Travel: September – March
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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.
Colombo – Sigiriya
Arrive at Colombo Airport and transfer by road to Sigiriya and the hotel, Amaya Lake.
Guided tour of the Polonnaruwa ruins, the island’s medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century.
Embark on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park home to sambhur deer and elephants.
Drive to Sigirya Rock Fortress and make the ascent. Although a steep climb, the views and frescoes are definitely worth the effort.
Walk to a neighboring village and enjoy a typical village lunch.
Sigiriya – Kandy
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.
Arrive in Kandy and check in to the Amaya Hills Hotel.
Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth which houses one of the most sacred relics of Buddhism – a tooth of Buddha.
Sightseeing of Kandy the old capital of Ceylon.
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradiniya.
Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Take the train to Nuwara Eliya colonial hill station built by the British in the 19th century.
Proceed the rest of the way by car to the hotel, The Blackpool.
A free day to relax and enjoy the former hill station.
Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park
Depart for Yala National Park, home to 400 elephants and 40 leopards in addition to wild buffalo, deer, black bears, macaques and jackals.
Jeep safari in the park before returning to the Nikara Yala Hotel.
Yala National Park – Galle
A second jeep safari.
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.
We spend the morning exploring the impressive Galle Fort.
Rest of day at leisure.
Galle – Bentota
Drive the short distance to the beach resort town of Bentota and the Bentota Beach Hotel.
Day 12 & 13
Two days of sun, sea, sand and relaxation. There is the opportunity to water ski and wind surf.
Bentota – Colombo
Drive the short distance up the cost to Colombo for your onward flight.
- 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?
- Drinks during meals
- Optional tours
- Sri Lanka visa
- Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone
- Tips and gratuities