Splendour of Sri Lanka

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Splendour of Sri Lanka

  • Explore the ancient capital of Anuradhapura
  • See the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Visit Polonnaruwa's ancient ruins
  • Explore Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Discover the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya

A fantastic 7 day tour of Sri Lanka showcasing the island's culture and scenery.

This tour takes you to some of Sri Lanka's most breathtaking sites, including the iconic Sigiriya Rock and the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. We recommend extending your holiday with a relaxing beach stay in Sri Lanka or the Maldives - speak to one of our travel specialists to help plan your trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sigiriya / Habarana

Ayubowan and welcome to Sri Lanka! On arrival at Colombo International Airport you'll be met by a professional English speaking driver and transferred to your hotel in Sigiriya / Habarana where after check-in you can rest and relax before your tour truly begins.

Day 1: Arrive Sri Lanka

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura - Sigiriya / Habarana

On your first full day in Sri Lanka, you'll be visiting the ancient city of Anuradhapura, once the former capital of the country. Today, the city is home to two world heritage sites and many places of historical and archaeological importance. As well as touring the ruins, you'll have the chance to see the oldest tree on earth, the Sri Maha Bodhi. Return to your hotel in Sigiriya / Habarana for the evening.

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa

Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya / Habarana

Visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress and frescoes. Built in the 5th century, Sigiriya rises 200 metres above a forested plain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya is one of Asia’s best preserved cities 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 and Buddhist statues. Stay overnight at your hotel in Sigiriya / Habarana.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa

Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple & Spice Gardens

Dambulla Cave Temple - Spice Gardens - Kandy

En-route to Kandy stop off at the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 1st century! Within this complex made up of five caves are over 150 depictions of Buddha including one figure spanning an impressive 15 metres. Jump back in your air conditioned vehicle and carry on to the Matale Spice Gardens where you'll be introduced to some of the country's spices. After continue your journey to Kandy, checking into your hotel for the evening.

Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple & Spice Gardens

Day 5: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Kandy

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Kandy

Get ready for one of the most memorable parts of this itinerary: a visit to the Millenium Elephant Foundation in Pinnawala where you'll have an up close and personal experience with the world's largest land mammals. After spending time with the elephants, return to Kandy in the afternoon for where you'll head to the Temple of the Tooth Relic famed for its carvings. You'll also experience a traditional Kandyan dance and culture show, spending the night in Kandy.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Kandy

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

All aboard! Travel by train from Kandy to Nanu Oya taking in stunning landscapes along the way including tea plantations and mountain views. In Nanu Oya you'll be collected by your English speaking chauffeur and driven to Nuwara Eliya, a hillside resort area and the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country. Here you'll be taken on a sight-seeing tour as well as the opportunity to tour a local tea plantation and tea factory.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya

Day 7: Depart Sri Lanka

Depart Sri Lanka

After checking out of your hotel, descend down the mountain and back to Colombo in time for your return flight to the UK, or onward destination if you've decided to extend your trip.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

All prices shown represent a from price per person based on low season travel unless otherwise stated.
Availability of tour components and flights seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price given is therefore for guidance only.
To obtain a tailored quote for you and your party, please call one of our travel experts today.


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