If you like the itinerary below please quote REF SRI LANKA 609 when enquiring for further details.
Alternatively you may like modify this trip with your own Holiday Wish List
Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your exclusive journey through the Tear Drop Isle! When you arrive at Colombo Airport, you will see our friendly local team waiting to transfer you through some fascinating scenery to the town of Kandy. (OVERNIGHT Tourmaline Hotel 3 star plus - Superior Room)
Today, we visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, home to around 60 elephants. Continuing, we visit the ruined temples of Embekke, Gadaladeniya and Lankatilleke and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, we visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. Tonight, we visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. After, we enjoy a cultural dance show. (OVERNIGHT Tourmaline Hotel 3 star plus - Superior Room)
This morning head into Sri Lanka’s hill country surrounded by tea plantations, so of course a visit to a tea plantation and a tea factory is in order. Here, we learn all about how and where the best tea in the world is produced. Arriving into Nuwara Eliya we will enjoy a sightseeing tour and visit Hakgala Gardens then return to your Kandy hotel. (OVERNIGHT Tourmaline Hotel 3 star plus - Superior Room)
This morning we drive to Matale, where you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Next stop is Sri Lanka’s most impressive cave temples, the Dambulla Rock Temple. This stunning complex of 5 caves contains over 150 images of Buddha including an impressive 14 metre statue carved out of the cave rock. After exploring this ancient site we continue to our hotel in Sigiriya.
This morning we head to Sigiriya and the famous ‘Lion Rock’ fortress. Built over 1500 years ago, this beautiful citadel stands 200 meters high in the middle of verdant jungle and was an important stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. You’ll be able to view the world famous paintings of the Heavenly Maidens which stand in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. After exploring this ancient site we continue on to Polonnaruwa. This fascinating 11th century city is home to many interesting ruins and famous monuments including the Royal Palace and the Gal Vihara. Polonnaruwa was once the capital and is also the second most ancient city in Sri Lanka.
Morning or afternoon whenever you are ready we drive to the Mt. Lavinia Hotel.
Relax on the Golden Mile beach for your remaining days in Sri Lanka.
Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.