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Day 1: Airport – Colombo

  • Arrival in Sri Lanka
  • Transfer to Hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel

Arrive in Colombo and spend the rest of the day in Colombo. Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "mango harbour", altered by the Portuguese to honour Christopher Columbus), is the cultural capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. (The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte.)

HOTEL : Ceylon Continental – Ocean view room

Day 2: Colombo – Nuwara Eliya

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Nuwara Eliya (Approx. 4 hrs)
  • Overnight in a hotel in Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave to Nuwara Eliya, also known as the "City of Lights" and "Little England". En route, visit a tea factory to watch how tea making is done. Nuwara Eliya was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club, with it's hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and it's strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of 'England'. Blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery surrounding Lake Gregory; it's hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. The areas around Nuwara Eliya also provide the main output of tea in Sri Lanka. A trip to the highlands of Sri Lanka is never complete without witnessing the age-old traditional tea plucking and sipping a cup of "Ceylon Tea". Visitors to Nuwara Eliya can also taste the freshly plucked strawberries and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Therefore enjoy the afternoon witnessing these sights.

HOTEL : Grand Hotel – Governor's wing

Day 3: Nuwara Eliya – Kandy

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Kandy (Approx. 2.5hrs)
  • City tour around Kandy
  • Enjoy a cultural dance
  • Overnight in the hotel

After breakfast drive to the hill capital city of Sri lanka, Kandy.

Kandy, is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations. The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth. Kandy has now grown out to encompass Peradeniya, home to the Botanical Gardens. Kandy is also particularly famed for the great Kandy Esala Perahara (a Pageant of Elephants and Dancers in the night), which is over ten days in the month of Esala (15th – 25th August) having many attractions to justify.

In the afternoon, visit the Kandy tooth relic temple and enjoy a cultural dance. Spend the night in the hotel.

HOTEL : Amaya Hills - Superior

Day 4: Kandy – Pinnawala – Dambulla

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Dambulla (Approx. 3 hrs)
  • En route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Overnight in the hotel

After breakfast, leave to Dambulla, en route visiting the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. The orphanage is home to hundreds of abandoned or injured elephants who are looked after with warmth, love and affection. The elephants at the orphanage are bathed daily in a river located nearby. The original objective of establishing the orphanage was more towards promoting tourism, but soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants.

Visit Dambulla Cave Temples in the afternoon. The beautiful Dambulla Cave Temples is a UNESCO world heritage. It is the largest cave monastery in the country with a history going back to the 1st century BC. They are laid out as a maze of caves, of which a handful is well worth a sighting.

HOTEL : Amaya Lake – Superior

Day 5: Dambulla – Sigirya – Dambulla

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Sigiriya (Approx. 30 mins)
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Overnight in the hotel

After a lazy breakfast, you will be visiting the Sigiriya rock fortress – a UNESCO world heritage site. The Sigiriya rock was built in the 5th Century during the reign of King Kasyapa (477-495 AD). Sigiriya is commonly called the 'Fortress in the Sky' and is probably the most fantastic wonder of Sri Lanka. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot rock.

Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Or explore a Sri Lankan craft village.

HOTEL : Amaya Lake - Superior

Day 6: Dambulla – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya – Dambulla

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Polonnaruwa
  • City tour at Polonnaruwa
  • Elephant safari at Minneriya
  • Overnight in the hotel

After breakfast, drive to Polonnarwa. In Polonnaruwa, hear tales of how the king's court was laid out at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Another important royal capital, more recent than Anuradhapura, with its well-preserved 12th century ruins & impressive stone culture recalls an inspired past. Although nearly 1000 years old, the monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow.

On your way back, visit the Minneriya National park for an elephant safari . Minneriya National Park has an extent of 8,889 hectares and is reputed for its large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and seen in the catchments area of the lake. Other wildlife that can be sighted include wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, sambhur, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, nine species of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds, 26 varieties of fish and 78 varieties of butterflies.

Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

HOTEL : Amaya Lake - Superior

Day 7: Dambulla – Trincomalee

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leave toTrincomalee (Approx. 4 hrs)
  • Day at leisure by the beach
  • Overnight in the hotel

After breakfast in hotel, depart to trincomalee.

Tricomalee has to offer some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, unspoilt and pristine. Although scarred by close to three decades of conflict, Trincomalee has not lost its allure to its die-hard fans, and its crystal clear waters, wide white sandy beaches and stunning coral reefs make Trincomalee a haven for diving enthusiasts and sun worshippers.

HOTEL: Pigeon Island - Deluxe

Day 8/9/10: Trincomalee

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Day at leisure by the beach
  • Overnight in the hotel

Spend the days at leisure by the beach enjoying all sorts of sea/beach activities.

HOTEL: Pigeon Island - Deluxe

Day 11: Trincomalee – Colombo

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Colombo
  • Day at leisure
  • Overnight in the hotel

After breakfast leave to Colombo and enjoy the last day of the holiday at leisure. Apart from excellent shopping, Colombo offers visits to one of the worlds leading tea auctions, an 18 hole Golf Course, seasonal Buddhist and Hindu pageants, international cricket tournaments, plush casinos, enjoyable evening entertainment and excellent restaurants. State-of-the-Art communications and Cyber services are available in the hotels and other outlets. The Pettah area, which is in the heart of Colombo, is a beehive of activity. Traders and payment hawkers of all kinds flock to Colombo and it's a well-known fact that Pettah is where the best bargains are available.

Overnight in the hotel

HOTEL : Ceylon Continental – Ocean view room

Day 12: Departure

  • Departure to onward destination

After your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in order to catch the departure flight to onward destination.

Cost for the above tour is an estimate and can be adjusted based upon your needs

Based on 2 people:

  • Per person sharing a double room on BB basis. US$ 2143.00

Based on 3 – 6 people:

  • Per person in Single room on BB basis. US$ 2007.00
  • Per person sharing a double room on BB basis. US$ 1399.00
  • Per person sharing a triple room on BB basis. US$ 1250.00

Based on 7 – 8 people:

  • Per person in Single room on BB basis. US$ 2158.00
  • Per person sharing a double room on BB basis. US$ 1544.00
  • Per person sharing a triple room on BB basis. US$ 1410.00

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Private air-conditioned car and English speaking chauffeur guide.
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals, breakfast only
  • Entrance fees to places mentioned in the holiday plan

Price excludes:

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Camera & Video permits at Cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Tips and portorage
  • Spa and Wellness treatment


  1. Quote is subject to availability and price fluctuations prior to booking
  2. All drive times are approximate and are subject to change
  3. All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
  4. The standard check in/out time in Sri Lanka is 12 noon
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