Tour Highlights and Itinerary Glimpse one of only two elephant orphanages in the world. Explore Sri Lanka from atop Lion Rock and tour cities of kings，surfing and dive world-class sites without the crowd. Stroll through tea plantations and gardens in peaceful mountainside villages. Take beautiful landscape pictures on a breathtaking train ride meanwhile spy the subtle glow of the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka's south coast. Watch the leopards playing just feet away from your seat.
Day01 Arrival in Colombo Today, you will arrive in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Your driver will pick you up at Colombo International Airport and take you to your hotel. Relax on your own for the rest of the day. Accommodation: OZO Colombo Hotel or similar
Day02 Colombo-Anuradhapura Today, we will take you to Pinnawela to see the Elephant Orphanage, a shelter for lost, injured, and diseased elephants and one of only two elephant orphanages in the world. After lunch, we will visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a museum on the side of a mountain. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Palm Garden Hotel or similar
Day03 Anuradhapura Sightseeing Today, we will explore many of the heritage sites in the ancient capital of Anuradhapura to learn about the rich history of Sri Lanka. You will see the remains of such things as palaces, temples, lakes, pools, and an irrigation system. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Palm Garden Hotel or similar
Day04 Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa After breakfast, we will head to Polonnaruwa. When we arrive, we will visit the ruins of this ancient city. You can see many Brahmanism relics and well-preserved remnants of the 12th-century garden city. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: The Lake Hotel or similar
Day05 Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya-Kandy First on our agenda today is a climb to the top of Sigiriya Lion Rock, where you will get a great view of many surrounding parks. After this, we will visit a spice garden and the Hindu Temple in Matale. Next, we will tour the holy city of Kandy, which served as the last capital during the reign of the ancient kings. Last, we will visit the Temple of Tooth Relics, where you can observe white-clothed locals praying with lotus flowers. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Earl’s Regent Hotel or similar
Day06 Kandy-Nuwara Eliya This morning, the driver will take you to Nuwara Eliya. On the way, we will learn about the history of tea and have a taste at a local tea factory, where you can also enjoy beautiful mountain scenery. After this, we will stop at the 1600-meter high Hakgala Botanical Garden, the second-largest garden in Sri Lanka. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the European architecture and colors of the city. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Araliya Green Hills Hotel or similar
Day07 Nuwara Eliya-Ella-Tissamaharama Today we will go to Nanu Oya to catch a train to Ella. This famous train route is a breathtaking journey that is sure to provide photo opportunities. The driver will assist you in finding the best seat then wait for you at the station in Ella. Later, we will see the amazing Rawana Waterfalls, and we will visit Katharagama. Last, we will head to Tissamaharama to check in at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Kithala Resort Hotel or similar
Day08 Tissamaharama-Galle-Bentota This morning, you get to experience Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's popular wildlife park where you can see wild animals like the leopard, elephant, and aquatic birds from a jeep. After this, we will continue on to the ancient town of Galle. Here we will catch a good glimpse of the country's culture, history, and architecture. We will have the opportunity to view the spectacular sunset from Galle Fort. Later on, we will arrive in Bentota and check in at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: The Surf Hotel or similar
Day09 Bentota Sightseeing Today is a free day for you to explore the wonderful coastal city of Bentota. If you are interested, you can enjoy one of many watersports options like surfing, boating, fishing, and diving, or you could always lie out on the beach. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: The Surf Hotel or similar
Day10 Bentota-Colombo-Departure Today, we will take you to Colombo International Airport to catch your departing flight. Meals: Breakfast
Price Includes Deluxe accommodations, Hotel taxes and service charges. All transfers, Sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned motor coach. English-speaking local tour guides for the entire portion of your scheduled trip. 17 meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 dinner. Administration & Entrance fees as per itinerary.
Price Excludes Optional tours and Extension Tours. Tips or gratuities to local guides and drivers. Personal expenditure. Travel insurance.