TRIP HIGHLIGHTS


  • Dambulla - Explore this UNESCO world heritage site, the cave temple, witness inhabited by forest dwelling Buddhist monk since the 3rd Century BC 

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Climb this 180m high, gigantic Place caved by King Kassapa during 3rd Century

  • Polonnaruwa - Visit the remarkable ruins of the ancient capital of Sri Lanka

  • Kandy - known to be the last falling kingdom of Sri Lanka, famous Kandy Temple of Tooth, explore one of oldest Botanical gardens in the world, in the evening enjoy the culture dance show.

  • Hill Country Tea Plantation - visit the lush tea plantation and watch the popular Ceylon tea being made  

  • Ella - Wake up to the most scenic landscape  in the country surrounded by mountains, enjoy hiking up Little Adams peak or simply visit Rawana Ella waterfall and tour around the city


​WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • 13 Night Accommodation in 4  star rated hotels (Ella in 3 -star hotel)

  • Daily buffet Breakfast including Continental and local dishes 

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and 14

  • All relevant transfers in private Air-conditioned tourist vehicle


NOT INCLUDED

  • International Flights

  • Visas

  • Entrance fees: Approximately USD $150  paid in local currency

Colombo
Upon your arrival at Colombo airport you will be met with our representative and transferred to Colombo hotel to spend rest your day at leisure by the pool or simply hire local tuk tuk to explore busy Colombo and try local street foods. 
Overnight stay Colombo | 4 star rated hotel |Breakfast included


Colombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya

This morning after breakfast, your personal driver guide will drive you to Dambulla Cave temple, en route stop by market city centre if      you wish and try local fruits, drinks and Explore the complex of Golden Cave temple at Dambulla and Museum then continue to your hotel and spend the rest of your evening taking a dip in a massive pool that hotel has to offer.

Overnight stay Sigiriya/Dambulla | 4 star rated hotel |Breakfast included


Dambulla - Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
This morning visit Sigiriya Rock fortress, climb this 200m high UNESCO world heritage stated rock dating back to the 12th Century. Take in the incredible view on the top of the rock. While climbing up the spiral staircase, take your time to see the famous painting. In the afternoon, proceed to Polonnaruwa medieval capital of Sri Lanka, explore the remarkable ruins and statues. The Royal palace belongs to the 11th and 12th century BC, return to Dambulla and spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight stay Dambulla | 4 star rated hotel | Breakfast included


Sigiriya - Kandy
This morning after breakfast, we leave for Kandy sightseeing, if interested, en-route visit Matale Kovil. Visit (Sri Dalada Maligawa) Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy which houses the relic, the tooth of the Lord Buddha. Kandy was the last capital of Sri Lankan Kings and is a World Heritage Site. After exploring the temple you will be checked in to the Kandy hotel. In the evening enjoy the culture dance music show at YMCA
Overnight stay Kandy | 4 star rated hotel | Breakfast included


Kandy Local sightseeing 
This morning, travel to Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya which is one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the World. The Garden includes  more than 4,000 species of plants. The origins of the Garden dates back to the 13th Century. Evening walks around the famous Kandy Lake and visit local bazaar, gem museum and much more that Kandy has to offer. 
Overnight stay Kandy | 4 star rated hotel | Breakfast included 


Kandy - Nuwara Elliya (Little England)
Today we will head further up the hill country of Sri Lanka. Nuwara  Elliya sometimes referred to as 'Little England' due to the presence of  British Colonial architecture and landscape. Passing through  endless tea plantations on a winding narrow road will make you in no rush to reach your destination. En-route visit waterfalls and tea  plantations. Nuwara Elliya offers Sri Lanka's most popular Hill country Resorts and it's the heart of the Sri Lankan tea production region, producing world best Ceylon tea. This evening, enjoy Nuwara  Elliya city tour. 
Overnight stay Nuwara Elliya | 4 star hotel | Breakfast included          
Nuwara Elliya - Ella 
This morning, transfer to the Nanuoya railway station for the worlds most popular train ride, the train will sneak through miles after miles of long tea plantations on a winding track around the mountain. Along the way, see the beautiful waterfalls and tea pickers on the journey up to Ella. In the evening, city tour or hire a local tuk tuk to explore the narrow street city and mountains. The city is well known for catering the best local cuisine for tourists.
Overnight stay Ella | *3 star rated hotel | Breakfast Included

Ella - Yala National Park 
Today we will head to the south of Sri Lanka. En-route, stop  for a scenery view of Ella Gap, the view from the top offers  astonishing mountain landscapes. Then drive to the popular waterfall in the region 'Rawana Ella waterfall' while enjoying the waterfall try some local sliced fruit that vendors have to offer, Local Mango with salt and Chilli or Pineapple with salt for change. 
Overnight stay Yala |4 star rated hotel | Breakfast included

​​Yala National Park - Galle
This morning, travel to Yala National Park - Most visited National  Park in Sri Lanka and home to a variety of animals including the highest concentration of Leopards in the world, several hundred Asian Elephants, wild boars etc, Game safari starts at 6am, explore and experience this rare wildlife for the next 3hrs, after your time at the park we will drive to Galle, along the way enjoy the coastal view Hambantota, Tangalle.  
Overnight stay Galle | 4 star rated hotel | Breakfast included

Galle Local sightseeing 
Today, you will be exploring UNESCO World heritage listed Galle Dutch Fort. This massive fort was built by Portuguese in 1588 at time of their ruling and then expanded by Dutch in the 17th Century when they colonised the coastal area of Sri Lanka. Then in the afternoon make a visit to the Museum and city tour. 

If you are touring between November to April and are interested in Whale & Dolphin watching, early in the morning, we can transfer you to the pier and introduce you to the service provider for a whale and dolphin watching boat (the cost is approximately USD $50pp paid locally.) In the Evening drive to Hikkaduwa beach and feed a massive turtle roaming around shoreline or simply layback on the white sand beach and relax by the hotel.

Overnight stay Galle | 4 star rated Hotel | Breakfast included

Galle - Bentota

Late this morning drive to one of the most popular beach locations in the country. En-route visit Kosgoda turtle hatchery and release a baby turtle back into the ocean. Arrive at the hotel and this evening either walk across Bentota bridge to the local city centre Aluthgama, where you will find a variety of local and tourist shops, from locally hand-made leather shoes, hand bags, hand carved wood  souvenirs, Gems, Batik etc.
Overnight stay Bentota | 4 star rated Hotel | Breakfast included

Bentota 
Today you will be mostly relaxing on the white sand beach that Bentota has to offer or depending on your interests there are many water sport activities around. The sea for the experts and Bentota river for the nervous beginners, including windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking or simply hire a local boat and go on Mangrove Bentota River safari to spot crocodiles, lizards and birds, there is an impressive Buddha statue at the nearby Kande Vihara Temple. 
Overnight stay Bentota | 4 star hotel | Breakfast included 

Bentota - Colombo 
After breakfast, travel back to Colombo for guided tours of the city, explore the colonial building around the fort, visit Pettah floating market, impressive Gamgarama temple overlooking the lake and enjoy ice cream on the popular Galle face beach front or take quick glace at the shopping bazaar in Galle face hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka founded in 1864. After exploring the city return to the hotel. 
Overnight stay Colombo | 4 star rated hotel | Breakfast included

Colombo – Airport
Sadly, your Sri Lanka holiday concludes today with a departure transfer to Colombo International airport or any nearby hotel if you are extending your stay in Sri Lanka. 

We hope that you enjoyed your Sri Lankan holiday with us, Thank You!

Cinnamon Red

Sri Lanka Highlights | Wildlife | Culture | Tea Trails | Beaches





  • World Famous train ride - Take a scenic train ride from Nanuoya to Ella, passing winding mountains and tea plantations and waterfalls 

  • Yala National Park - Game safari in search of the world's rarest leopard while spotting herds of Asian elephants 

  • Galle -  Most popular coastal beach of Sri Lanka, spend the day exploring the historical Dutch Fort and Museum or there's an option of organising Whale/Dolphin watching during season

  • Bentota - time to enjoy the Sri Lanka beach, along the way feed a gigantic turtle at Hikkaduwa and visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery 

  • Colombo - Go on a guided tour of the city, Old fort area for Colonial building, Pettah floating market, impressive Gangarama Temple





        


  • Scenic Train ride from Nanuoya to Ella

  • Guided sightseeing at Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Elliya, Ella, Galle and Colombo

  • Service of Local qualified Chauffer guide 

  • Jeep Safari at Yala National Park      

      









IN BRIEF

TOUR TYPE   : Guided Private tour
START          : Colombo or nearby
END             : Colombo or south
DEPARTS      : Any day of the year
MOT             : Air-conditioned tourist                        vehicle
HOTEL TYPE  : 4 star rated hotels
MEALS          : Breakfast

VISITING      : Colombo, Dambulla                            Cave Temple, Sigiriya                        Rock Fortress,                                    Polonnaruwa ruins,                            Kandy Temple of tooth                        Nuwara Elliya Tea                              Plantation, Ella                                  Waterfalls, Safari at                            Yala National Park,                              Galle Dutch Fort and                          Museum, Kosgoda                              Turtle Hatchery,                                Bentota Beach,                                  Colombo City tour

BEST OF SRI LANKA | 14 DAY TOUR 

FROM: £1440 pp

Tailor-Made Holidays 

Explore this beautiful, tropical country with our tailor made holidays for you

We know that when comes to holidays it's a personal choice, that's why with Visit Sri Lanka tours, you can tailor make your holiday based around your needs. Just pick up as much or as little you would like from the above Sri Lanka Highlights list and we will can draft an itinerary for you to discuss.  

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PRIVATE TOUR: Discover Sri Lanka's most famous tourist attractions, rare  wildlife experiences in Yala National park with the opportunity to spot leopards and herds of Asian elephants, go on to explore the popular Sigiriya Rock fortress to witness remarks of early civilisation and the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa, the iconic Dambulla Cave temple and the last Sri Lankan kingdom - Kandy Temple of Tooth, Scenic Train rides through the hill country tea plantations, feed a giant turtle at Hikkaduwa beach or release baby turtles back to the ocean, sun bathe on a beautiful white sand beach in Bentota before exploring busy Colombo city.    





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