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Teardrop Isle - 5 Days

Wing your way to Sri Lanka. Lush jungles, abundant wildlife, cool mountains and glorious beaches offer instant appeal to the traveller. Ancient cities steeped in Buddhist belief, remnants of the spice trade, tea plantations and elegant colonial hill stations add history.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Colombo - The Fort, Gamgarama Temple
Sigiriya - 5th century fortress ruins
Matale -spice gardens
Polonnaruwa - 11th century city
Dambulla - Rock Temple
Kandy - Temple of the Tooth, Botanical Gardens, Ceylon Tea Museum


4 breakfasts
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 5
Escorted by a licensed English speaking chauffeur guide
All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles
4 nights - Superior (4 star) accommodation (Standard and Deluxe hotel options are also available)
Guided touring of Colombo, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Kandy
Entrance fees to all included sights

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture


Day 1


Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday! Arrive Colombo, included transfer to hotel. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sri Lanka’s capital include; the Fort, Galle Face Green – a seaside expanse popular for informal cricket games, the Pettah – a noisy oriental bazaar, a visit to Gamgarama temple, Cinnamon Gardens and Independence Square.
Overnight: Colombo

Day 2


Colombo - Giritale. Departing Colombo, drive to Giritale and check into hotel before an afternoon visit to Polonnaruwa - an 11th century city of compact size. Polonnaruwa features 12th-century stone sculptures, an old irrigation system with huge tanks, and the Gal Vihara – comprising of three enormous Buddha figures - one reclining (it’s 44 ft/13 m long), one standing and one sitting. The statues, located in a cluster along a dirt road, are revered as being amongst the most sacred monuments in Sri Lanka. There are also palace ruins, great bas-reliefs and friezes. Spend some time exploring the site, before later returning to Giritale.
Overnight: Giritale  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sigiriya & Dambulla UNESCO sites

Giritale - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy. Leaving Giritale, drive to Sigiriya, the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa, where you view the stunning frescoes. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock.

Next visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world.

Leaving Dambulla, the final stop of the day is Matale en route to Kandy. Sri Lanka is renowned for its spices and spice gardens are located all over the country. However, the biggest concentration of them can be found around Matale. With a guide, you’ll see first hand how cinnamon, cardamon, curry leaves, peppercorns, saffron and other exotic spices are grown in the wild and then processed for consumption.
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Kandy Sightseeing

This morning offers a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, once only exclusively reserved for Kandyan royalty. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, visit the lake, colourful bazaar, Ceylon Tea Museum and lapidary workshop. In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 5


Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.

Extend your stay!

Consider spending some extra time exploring Sri Lanka's beautiful tropical coastline or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun. Extend your stay by a day, a week or even two!

Contact us for further details.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply. Should you wish to travel on a date not listed below, please contact us for a quotation.

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 4

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