This tour visits the most popular cities in Sri Lanka. And is an excellent way to get an overview of the culture, history and nature of this fascinating island. The tour covers Sri Lanka’s most famous tourist attractions including the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage as well as the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Additionally, you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tea plantations and many more places of interest.
On arrival at Colombo airport you will be met and transferred to your HOTEL in Negombo.
Day 2Negombo – Kandalama
After breakfast, you will proceed to Dambulla via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Assisted by local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala commenced a successful captive breeding program with the first baby elephant being born in 1984. Afterwards you will be transferred to your Dambulla or Kandalama hotel. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)
Day 3Kandalama – Polonnaruwa – Kandalama
After breakfast you will be taken on a day tour to the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, where you will be able to climb this World Heritage site. Afterwards you will be taken to Polonnaruwa, the island’s medieval capital with much of it beautifully restored. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath and the statue of King Parakramabahu. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)
Day 4Kandalama – Kandy
Today you will visit the Dambulla Cave temple, before you continue on to Kandy. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)
Today you will be taken on a tour of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, followed by a city tour, including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)
Day 6Kandy – Colombo
This morning you will head to Colombo. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)
Today you will be taken on a walking tour around the city. Visit the Pettah Bazaar - where you can shop for a bargain, as well as visiting a Hindu and Buddhist temple. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)
Day 8Depart Colombo
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. (B)