Best of Sri Lanka

An exhilarating 6 day tour of Sri Lanka to showcase the best this cultural island has to offer.

On this itinerary, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the highlights of this fascinating country. Tour the ancient city of Anuradhapura, visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, take in dancing in Kandy and stop at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphange. We highly recommend extending your holiday with a relaxing beach stay in Sri Lanka or the Maldives. Please call our friendly travel specialists for more details.

Tour highlights

    • Tour of the ancient capital, Anuradhapura 
    • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya Rock Fortress 
    • Explore the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa 
    • Go on a city tour of Kandy 
    • See the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple 
    • Animal encounters at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Airport / Sigiriya

Touch down into Colombo International Airport. After a ‘meet and greet’ you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Sigiriya for an overnight stay (transfer time around 4-5 hours).

Day 2

Sigiriya / Anuradhapura / Sigiriya

After breakfast, depart for a full day excursion to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, founded in the 5th century BC. You’ll visit Buddhist sites and the Sri Maha Bodhi, said to be the oldest tree on earth. Return to your hotel in Sigiriya for an overnight stay.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya

Today is the chance to visit on of Sri Lanka’s highlights: the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (also known as ‘Lion Rock’). Built by an obsessed monarch in the 5th century, the fortress rises 200 metres and is the best preserved city of the first millennium. Travel on to Polonnaruwa, a former capital city and one of the country’s best-planned archaeological sites. Return to your hotel in Sigiriya for an overnight stay.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4

Sigiriya / Dambulla / Kandy

Spend the morning touring the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. More than 150 images depicting Buddha adorn these five caves, including a figure carved out of rock spanning 14 metres. En route to Kandy, stop at the spice gardens of Matale. Check into your hotel in Kandy and spend the rest of your day at leisure.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5

Kandy City Tour

See the sights of Kandy on a city tour, taking in the market, Gem Musueum and Arts and Crafts Centre. You’ll have the chance to pick up souvenirs from ceramics to jewellery. Overnight in your hotel in Kandy.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6

Kandy / Pinnawala / Airport

On your last day in Sri Lanka, visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, a sanctuary for young elephants. You’ll be able to see these magnificent animals gambolling in the water and being bottle-fed by the staff.


Transfer to the airport for your flight home or onward flight to extend your holiday.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

Superior Private Tour 1st May 2017 - 30th June 2017

Superior Private Tour 1st September 2017 - 23rd October 2017

Supplements

Single Supplement available from £225 per tour.

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