Destinations Covered: Colombo - Negombo - Pinnawala - Sigiriya - Matalae - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Hatton - Nuwara Eliya - Uda Walawe - Kalawana - Tangalle - Galle - Colombo
Glistening in the Indian Ocean, the emerald island of Sri Lanka is treasure of culture, nature, and adventures. Learn about rich heritage of spiritual roots and past colonisation at Sri Lanka’s multi-ethnic cities of Galle and Colombo. Explore spectacular Buddhas dating back to the 1st century BC and many other glorious ruins. Pay a visit to one of the world’s only elephant orphanages. Explore the Uda Walawe reservoir, rivalling worlds’ best natural regions. Taste tropical bliss on the shores of Tangalle that melt off into the azure blue. The spices, tea plantations and lush forests adds to the magical experience of Sri Lanka.
Arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city. On arrival at the airport, transfer to the sleepy fishing village of Negombo. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. The coastal town is replete with pleasures. Go exploring on your own. Beaches, markets, restaurants and various things to do, keep you occupied for the day.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning drive to Sigiriya. On the way, stop for a visit at the ancient royal capital of Kurunegala. The ancient city has intriguing attractions. Halt for a visit at the magnificent rock temple of Dambulla. One of the World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka, the cave temple is awe-inspiring. The last stop for the day is the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage. This haven is an Orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. On arrival, check-in to a luxury eco hotel.
Wake up early in the morning to climb Sigiriya. Sri Lanka's dramatic sight, the spectacular rock fortress is a citadel of unusual beauty. Enjoy the sight of the sun rising up from the jungle spreading its golden glory. Afterwards, continue with sightseeing. The tourist attractions to check out include Polonnaruwa, the ruins of the Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya, with the four giant Buddhas.
Return to your hotel for night stay.
In the morning, begin your drive to Kandy. En-route, stop at the spice gardens of Matale. On arrival check-in to hotel in Kandy. Next, leave for tour of the last capital of the Kings. In the evening, take part in a rituals at the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness a cultural show.
In the morning, drive to the pretty hill resort Nuwara-Eliya. Stop for a while to visit a tea plantation. The aroma of fresh plucks of tea is refreshing. Help yourself to the fresh brew. Overnight stay in Hatton.
Early morning drive to Uda Walawe National Park for a jeep safari. Blessed with herds of elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards, Uda Walawe National Park is a natural haven. The Sri Lankan national park best rivals the savannah reserves of Africa. In fact, for elephant-watching, Uda Walawe often surpasses many of the most famous East African national parks. Later check-in at the hotel for the night.
In the morning transfer to Tangalle. It is truly one of Sri Lanka's best beaches. On arrival, check in to the beach resort. The day is free of plans. Dress up in beach wear and get ready for a time of sun, sand, and surf. The turquoise water, palm trees and long stretch of white soft sand, it is almost a cliché of what a tropical beach is supposed to look like.
Overnight stay in the beach resort.
The day is at leisure. Make your own plans. Collect unforgettable memories in Sri Lanka's very own paradise. Enjoy the sunrise on the beach. The views is something you shall never forget. The sun rising over the horizon spreading its golden glory is spectacular. Take a swim or walk on the sandy shores. Bask in the warm sun and the blissful ambiance. The beach is perfect for a day of relaxing.
Take a transfer to Galle in the morning. The city is one of the major ports of Sri Lanka. It is one of the unmissable destination in the emerald island. Walk through the wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings, classic architecture and interesting markets of spices.
Later, continue your drive to Colombo. The capital city has witnessed rule of Dutch, Portuguese, and British. There are quite a number of interesting landmarks to prove it. The delightful cuisines, shopping pleasures and also the nightlife are popular experiences in the city.
Check-in the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, transfer to international airport for onward flight.