Ultimate Sri Lanka

Crouched in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has attracted travellers for centuries. A beautiful tropical island of deep spirituality and serenity, Sri Lanka entered the Western imagination as the Tahiti of the East. Despite its small size, it offers a richness and beauty second to none. This beautiful island is rich in culture and archaeological treasures spanning some 2500 years of history.

Places & destinations (11 Nights & 12Days)

Colombo – Habarana – Kandy – NuwaraEliya – Yala – Bentota

Day 1: Arrive Colombo On arrival at Colombo airport you will be met and transferred to your HOTEL.

Day 2: Colombo – Pinnawala – Habarana Today, you will be driven to Habarana, the hub of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. En route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. The rest of the day will be at leisure to enjoy the nature trail around the HOTEL or to take an Elephant Back Safari.

Day 3: Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya – Habarana After breakfast, you will visit the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa. Afterwards, visit Minneriya National Park, home to some of Sri Lanka’s favourites – sambar deer, leopards and elephants. Overnight at your HOTEL.

Day 4: Habarana – Sigiriya – Dambulla – Matale – Kandy After an early breakfast, explore the Sigiriya and climb up to the rock fortress. Afterwards, visit the cave temples of Dambulla. Proceed to Kandy visiting a spice garden in Mataleen-route.

Day 5: Kandy – Peradeniya – Kandy Today, you will visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden. The rest of the day will be spent taking a city tour of Kandy. You will be driven around the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala King, visit the Kandy town, the bazaar, an arts & crafts centre and a gem museum / lapidary. You will also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Overnight at your HOTEL.

Day 6: Kandy – NuwaraEliya After breakfast, you will be driven through the misty mountains up to NuwaraEliya. The evening will be free to explore the town. Overnight at your HOTEL.

Day 7: NuwaraEliya – Yala This morning, you will be taken to Yala (Ruhuna) National Park. After check-in at your HOTEL the day will be at leisure.

Day 8: Yala National Park Today, you will enjoy a safari through Yala National Park, famous for its herds of elephants, as well as leopard, bear, crocodile and wild boar. Overnight at your HOTEL.

Day 9: Yala – Galle – Kosgoda – Bentota This morning, you will be transferred to Bentota, visiting Kosgodaen route – a living UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two nights at your HOTEL.

Day 10: Bentota After breakfast, your day will be at leisure.

Day 11: Bentota – Colombo Today, you will be driven to Colombo where you will be taken on a tour of the city. See the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, Wolfendhal Church, Colombo Museum, the Folk Art Centre and Independence Square. Overnight at your HOTEL.

Day 12: Colombo – Depart After breakfast your tour will end.