Stunning Sri Lanka | 7 Days, 6 Nights

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Holiday Itinerary

Day 1:    Colombo – Sigiriya

Arrive at Colombo Airport. Pick up from the Airport and transfer to Sigiriya. En-route visiting the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, which is a home to about 60 Elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Also, accompany the Elephants to a river close by to see them having their daily baths. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Sigiriya. Climb the amazing rock of Sigiriya with its impregnable palace fortress built in the fifth century and enjoy the breath-taking views over the once magnificent royal pool, the throne, and remains of the majestic palace, walk ways and the gardens. Overnight stay at a hotel in Sigiriya.

 

Day 2:    Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy. En route visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. Dambulla is a vast isolated rock, which houses a rock temple (formerly hermit caves). Some of its frescoes are over 2,000 years old. There is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha caved out of the rock, some 14 meters long.

In the afternoon we visit the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka’s hill and cultural capital is the most beautiful town on the Sri Lankan island. The focal point of the town is the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa Temple, where the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is enshrined. Kandy is also an exciting place for shopping. In the evening we watch a cultural performance by traditional Kandyan Dancers and drummers. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

 

Day 3:    Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Enroute visit a tea plantation and a factory. Nuwara Eliya also known as ‘Little England’ is the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing 50% of the world's best tea. Home of the famous Ceylon tea and the rolling mountains are carpeted of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (approx. 3,000 ft.) is located here. Nuwara Eliya is the location for one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in Asia. The salubrious climate, misty glens and similar to the British climate, make it a must see in Sri Lanka. Check in to the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

 

Day 4:    Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Tissa

After breakfast you will leave for Yala National Park, where it is time to experience a wildlife safari. On the way stop in Ella to see the Ella gap and Rawana water fall. In the afternoon visit Yala national park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka and has a huge range of wildlife including leopards, water buffalo, an abundance of birdlife, wild boar, monkeys and crocodiles, amongst others. The park is also home to a large herd of almost 100 elephants who roam free amongst the colossal 1259 sq. km expanse of the park. Yala National park’s landcape includes dense jungle, lagoons, water holes, streams, and open parklands, and it even backs on to the sea, providing excellent ocean views. Dinner and overnight stat at a hotel in Tissa.

 

Day 5:    Tissa - Galle - Bentota

After breakfast it is time to head to the coast for some seaside action. You will leave for Bentota stopping en route in the morning to visit Weligama, a fishing village famous for its distinctive silt fisherman who sit high above the ocean on wafer-thin wooden poles, and a breathtaking little island just offshore which houses a picturesque resort. After enjoying the beautiful sands of Weligama move on to Galle, a bustling provincial capital and administrative centre of the Southern province of Sri Lanka.

Once a port, Galle was Sri Lanka’s first international commerce and trade centre, and these days the streets are still awash with a cosmopolitan range of goods available to buy in exotic markets and quirky art galleries. The Dutch presence is still visible in Galle, and should you want to retrace the footsteps of the Dutch rule, let our guide give you the tour of the Old Dutch Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Dutch Government House, the New Oriental Hotel (built in 1684), the old bell tower, and the Dutch tide-based sewage system. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and travel down to Galle’s beautiful Unawatuna Bay, one of Sri Lanka’s finest beaches, where the crystal-clear sea laps the white sand, and wilting palm trees frame the picturesque coastline. Further travel to Bentota to relax for the day. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bentota.

 

Day 6:    Bentota - Hikkaduwa - Bentota

In the afternoon you will visit Hikkaduwa, a small beach-side town with an excellent stretch of sand and a bio diverse underwater world. Here you will take to the season a glass-bottomed boat to see the best of the marine life here from the comfort of your seat. After this it is time to get up-close and personal with some of Sri Lanka’s most adorable sea creatures at a turtle farm, before returning home for the evening to Bentota. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bentota.

 

Day 7:    Bentota - Colombo - Airport

You will have breakfast at your hotel and then leave for Colombo. Do a city tour of Colombo, observing the old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) and visit the Fort. Also, visit the Majestic City shopping complex and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique; also visit the Ceramic cooperation show room (Noritake). Later, drop at the Colombo Airport as per schedule.

Travel Plan

  • Arrive Colombo
  • Sigiriya [1 Night]
  • Kandy [1 Night]
  • Nuwara Eliya [1 Night]
  • Tissa [1 Night]
  • Bentota [2 Nights]
  • Depart Colombo

Key Features

  • Transfers
  • Hotels
  • Sightseeing
  • Meals
  • Local Guide
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