Highlights of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, Indian Subcontinent
Overview

Highlights of Sri Lanka tour covers the Heritage sites of Anuradgapura, Dambulla, Sigriya. Visit Kandy, the former royal capital and British hill station. Explore the wonderful tea estates and spice plantations. Relax beside the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters on the south coast

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Highlights Of Sri Lanka
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Pit Stops
  • UK – Colombo (2N)
  • Dambulla (2N)
  • Kandy (2N)
  • Nuwara Eliya (3N)
  • Beruwala (3N) – UK
Tour Includes
  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes.
  • 16 nights in hotels, and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar).
  • 26 meals: 13 breakfasts & 13 Dinners.
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Guided Excursions as described.
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated.
Tour Highlights
  • Discover the ancient capital, Anuradhapura.
  • Enjoy a scenic train journey through tea plantations.
  • Climb Sigirya Rock fortress
  • Explore the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple.
  • See the most sacred of all Buddha relics at the Temple of the Tooth.
  • Relax on the beach of Beruwala.
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – COLOMBO

Fly to Colombo.

DAY 2 COLOMBO (D)

On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Cinnamon Lake. Then the afternoon is free for your own leisure and other activities.

DAY 3 COLOMBO (B/D)

Morning we commence a city & shopping tour. Colombo is fast changing and developing to the modern city preserving the old charm to its splendour. Here visit the 100 years old clock tower, elegant historical building and many places like Pettah Bazaar, Buddhist Temple and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall on your Colombo tour. Enjoy shopping in the colorful bazaars to take home lots of souvenirs, artifacts and Sri Lanka delights.

DAY 4 COLOMBO – ANURADHAPURA – DAMBULLA (B/D)

This morning drive into the cultural centre of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura, which was the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Sri Lanka. It is the home of two World Heritage sites. Many places of historical and archaeological interest could be visited. Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sapling of the tree under which prince Siddhartha attained to enlightenment and it is over 2,200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. At Brazen Palace (2nd century B.C), the 1600 stone columns you see are all that is left of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks. Then we check in at Dambale Boutique Chalets.

DAY 5 DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – DAMBULLA (B/D)

After breakfast, we visit the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya with a magnificent view of the surroundings. It is also famous for its frescoes, such as the frescoes of the Demoiselles, dream creatures between goddesses and princesses. Thereafter proceed to Polonnaruwa for sightseeing. En route stopover in Habarana for a short elephant back ride. On completion proceed to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site.

DAY 6 DAMBULLA – KANDY (B/D)

After breakfast, we visit the Dambulla Cave temple. The city is home to one of Sri Lankas seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the richly painted cave temple complex, is the islands largest and best preserved. Though there are more than 80 documented caves in the area, the most significant are spread over 5 caves, which comprise of statues and paintings related to Lord Buddha and his life. Then we leave for Kandy. En route visit the Matale Spice gardens.On arrival Kandy check in at hotel Theva Residency.

DAY 7 KANDY (B/D)

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts center, a gem museum, a lapidary and Batik factory. Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Evening enjoy the cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

DAY 8 KANDY – NUWARAELIYA (B/D)

After breakfast, this morning you take a train south to the tea country, where sat in the observation carriage you have fantastic views out over the tea plantations and pickers working the harvest. On arrival we check in at hotel Tea Factory.

DAY 9 NUWARA ELIYA (B/D)

Morning is free for your own leisure and other activities. In the afternoon you visit one of the wonderful tea estates with your guide, on an educational (and taste-testing!) experience.

DAY 10 HORTON PLAINS (B/D)

Enjoy an early morning excursion to the Horton Plains, a windswept saddle at 7,000 feet above sea level which has an interesting array of wildlife. We walk to the well known local sites of Baker’s Falls and World’s End.

DAY 11 NUWARA ELIYA – BERUWALA (B/D)

After breakfast transfer to Beruwala. On arrival check in at hotel Cinnamon Bey.

DAY 12 BERUWALA (B/D)

The day is free for your own leisure to relax on the beach.

DAY 13 BERUWALA (B/D)

The day is free for your own leisure to relax on the beach.

DAY 14 BERUWALA – COLOMBO – UK (B)

Transfer to Colombo airport to board your flight to UK. Arrive home today.

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TOP PLACES
  • Colombo
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Ella
  • Yala National Park
  • Beruwala

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