Splendours of Sri Lanka

A fantastic 7 day tour of Sri Lanka showcasing the natural beauty of this large, fascinating island has to offer including the World Heritage Sites of Sigiriya and the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa.

Colombo-Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya. Steeped In History, Culture and Beauty, this tour takes you to some breath-taking parts of the Island.

We highly recommend that after your Sri Lanka tour you extend your holiday with a relaxing beach stay staying in Sri Lanka or over in the Maldives. Please call our friendly sales team for more details.

Tour highlights

  • Anuradhapura. Ancient capital 5th century BC
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Frescoes
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient Ruins
  • Kandy City Tour and Market
  • Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Nuwara Eliya

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart UK

  Depart UK on your chosen airline.

Day 2

Cultural Triangle - Sigiriya/Dambulla/Habarana

Transfer by road for a scenic journey to your chosen hotel in The Cultural Triangle Sigiriya/Dambulla/Habarana. Rest of afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana (Superior Room). Other hotels available on request.

Day 3

Anuradhapura

After early breakfast depart for Anuradhapura. After lunch commence a city tour of the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura and the Sri Maha Bodhi (the oldest tree on earth). Later visit Minintale.

Overnight at Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana (Superior Room). Other hotels available on request.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4

Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya

Built  in the 5th century, Sigiriya rises a sheer 200 metres above a forested plain,  Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, Sigiriya is Asia’s best preserved city of the first millennium, and has a magnificent palace perched on its Summit. In the afternoon visit the Walled City of Polonnaruwa with its Monasteries, Temples, Bathing Pools & Buddhist Statues all set in a forested Park surrounded by Moats.

Overnight at Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana (Superior Room). Other hotels available on request.


INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5

Kandy & Dambulla

After breakfast proceed to Kandy en-route visiting the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, spice garden and a batik factory. Arrive at hotel in Kandy for lunch. Later in the evening proceed to witness a Kandyan dance and Cultural show and the famous Dalada Maligawa, (Temple of the Tooth).

Kandy is the Hill Capital City and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings dating back to the 6th Century BC . Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned Temple of the Tooth. Kandy and its satellite villages is the centre of the islands handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular in the country.

Overnight at Earls Regency, Kandy (Deluxe Room). Other hotels available on request.

Day 6

Kandy & Pinnawella

After breakfast depart for the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
 
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – the best place for an up close and personal experience with the worlds largest land mammals!  Today with 70 elephants herein, Pinnawela has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world.

After lunch, commence a City tour of Kandy visiting the Kandy Market, Kandy upper lake drive, Gem museum, Arts & Crafts Centre.

Overnight at Earls Regency, Kandy (Deluxe Room). Other hotels available on request.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and proceed to Nuwara-Eliya

En-route visit a high grown tea plantation / factory. After lunch around 1600 Hrs commence a sight seeing tour of Nuwara-Eliya Evening at leisure.

Overnight at Jetwing St Andrews, Nuwara Eliya (Superior Room). Other hotels available on request.

Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city is particularly well-kept and neat, and the design of the locality exudes an air of “colonial British style". Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor Mansions

Over night at your selected hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Kitulgala

After breakfast leave for your resort  via Kitulgala. (Sight of the famous film Bridge on the River Kwai ). Lunch at Kitulgala.

This is where your tour concludes, we suggest extending your holiday to a relaxing beach resort in Sri Lanka or The Maldives. Or why not stopover in Dubai or Oman before returning back to the UK ?

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

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

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

Supplements

Single supplement applies from £390.00 per tour.

Let us plan your perfect Tour, call 0203 131 7722 to speak to one of our experts

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