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Sri Lanka Highlights

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Embark on the "Sri Lanka Highlights" tour, a captivating six-day expedition that unveils the island's multifaceted beauty and cultural allure. Start your exploration in the dynamic city of Colombo, blending historic landmarks with bustling markets. Journey to Dambulla, where the majestic elephants of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and ancient cave temples await. Delve into the historical marvels of Polonnaruwa, enjoy an exhilarating elephant-back safari in Habarana, and marvel at the ancient grandeur of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. In Kandy, immerse yourself in spiritual traditions at revered sites and savor a scenic train journey through verdant landscapes to Nuwara Eliya, reminiscent of an English countryside with its tea estates. Your adventure concludes with a choice between unwinding at Bentota's sun-kissed beaches or a seamless transfer to Colombo Airport, leaving you with cherished memories of Sri Lanka's enchanting wonders.


Day 1: Welcome to Colombo

Upon your arrival at Colombo Airport, be warmly welcomed by your dedicated tour guide holding a signboard with your name. You'll then be whisked away to your chosen hotel in Colombo, a bustling city that seamlessly blends colonial charm with modern vibrancy. In the afternoon, embark on a comprehensive city tour, starting with the historic Fort and Pettah districts. Wander through the shaded pathways of Cinnamon Gardens, renowned for its lush greenery and colonial-era mansions. Visit the ornate Hindu Temple on Sea Street, set amidst bustling goldsmith shops. Discover the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal, a remarkable architectural relic from 1749. Your exploration continues with a visit to Independence Hall, B.M.I.C.H, the replica of Avukana Buddha, Independence Square, and the tranquil Gangarama Temple. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Colombo.


Day 2: Colombo to Dambulla (160kms/ 4hrs approx)

After a hearty breakfast, set forth to the heartwarming Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Here, witness the compassionate care given to orphaned elephants, with feeding sessions at 9.15 am and 1.15 pm offering heartwarming spectacles. After this immersive experience, journey to Dambulla, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its cave temples. As you check into your hotel, soak in the serene ambiance of this cultural hub nestled amidst lush landscapes.


Day 3: Discover Dambulla's Treasures

Post breakfast, venture to Polonnaruwa, an ancient city and the second capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to the 13th century. Explore its magnificent ruins, including the impressive Lankatilake, Thivanka, and Thuparama shrines, adorned with intricate carvings and ancient frescoes. Experience the thrill of an elephant-back safari in Habarana, an eco-friendly adventure offering close encounters with majestic elephants roaming freely in their natural habitat. Later in the afternoon, conquer the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a marvel of ancient urban planning and engineering, built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century. Marvel at the breathtaking views from the summit before returning to your hotel for a peaceful evening.


Day 4: Dambulla to Kandy (75kms/ 2hrs approx)

Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast before heading to Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage city. En route, explore the ancient Dambulla cave temples, a complex of five caves adorned with over 150 Buddha statues and intricate murals dating back to the 1st century BC. Delight your senses with a visit to a spice garden in Matale, where you can discover the secrets of Sri Lanka's renowned spices and herbs. In Kandy, immerse yourself in spiritual tranquility at the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, housing the revered tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Continue your journey through Sri Lanka's rich heritage with a visit to a gem factory, showcasing the island's precious gemstones. Conclude your day with a visit to the Kandy Garrison cemetery, a poignant reminder of the city's colonial past, followed by a captivating cultural show featuring traditional dance and music performances. Retire for the night in your comfortable Kandy hotel.


Day 5: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (80kms/ 2hrs approx)

After breakfast, explore the lush Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, renowned for its vast collection of orchids, palms, and exotic plants. Embark on a scenic train journey from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya, a mesmerizing ride offering panoramic views of mist-clad mountains, cascading waterfalls, and verdant tea estates. Indulge in a complimentary onboard lunch while soaking in the breathtaking vistas. Upon reaching Nuwara Eliya, affectionately known as "Little England" due to its colonial-era architecture and cool climate, explore the charming town adorned with quaint cottages, manicured gardens, and picturesque tea plantations. Admire the stunning views of Lake Gregory and the surrounding mountains before settling in for the night in Nuwara Eliya.


Day 6: Farewell Sri Lanka

After a delightful breakfast, choose your next adventure. Opt for a scenic transfer to Colombo Airport or head south to the pristine beaches of Bentota for a tranquil seaside escape. Reflect on your enriching journey through Sri Lanka, filled with cultural discoveries, natural wonders, and cherished memories as you bid farewell to this captivating island nation.

Meet and assist arrival and departure at the airport.

Tour as per the itinerary

Transport by air-conditioned car with an English speaking driver/guide.

5 Nights accommodation based on half board basis in hotels mentioned or similar.

Entrance fees as per itinerary.

Elephant back safari in Habarana.

Luxury train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (1st class).

Service charges and government taxes.

Any air fare

Monument entrances

Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.

Or anything not mentioned above.