Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 NEGOMBO
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel in the seaside village of Negombo.
Stay at
Gateway Hotel (5 star)

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – HABARANA
Depart Negombo and travel along the bustling Kandy Road past small villages, chaotic towns and roadside carts selling an array of local produce. On arrival in Dambulla check in to the Amaya Lake Hotel, set in forested area and overlooking the beautiful Kandalama lake. The afternoon is at leisure to visit one of the quaint villages or take a stroll to the nearby reservoir. (B, D)
Stay at
Amaya Lake Hotel (4 star)

DAY 3 DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS
Today travel to nearby Sigiriya Rock Fortress, or Lion Rock, one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic sights. Take the opportunity to climb to the top of this striking rock with its sheer vertical walls supporting the remnants of an ancient 5th century city. Return to Dambulla for an evening at leisure. (B, D)

DAY 4 DAMBULLA – POLONNARUWA – PASIKUDAH
Continue your journey to explore the ancient royal capital of Polonnaruwa, one of the most beautiful centres in Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage. Discover on foot, or by bicycle (optional - to be paid locally ), the wonderful treasures that remain in the archaeological park including the four beautiful rock-cut Buddha statues at Gal Vihara Temple. Afterwards continue east, towards the golden sands on the coastal resort of Paskiudah. Check in at the Amaya Beach Hotel, only a short walk from a small yet stunning beach with sweeping palm trees and gorgeous blue water. (B, D)
Stay at
Amaya Beach (5 star)

DAY 5 PASIKUDAH
Take the day at leisure to kick back on the beach and enjoy the calm clear waters. It is also a popular spot for water sports and snorkelling at the shallow fringing reef. If you are feeling active your chauffeur/guide is available to make a suggestion for you to explore. (B, D)

DAY 6 PASIKUDAH – KANDY
This morning continue on to the Hill country village of Kandy. Check in at the Amaya Hills hotel, which lies on a rocky outcrop and presents a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding hills. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a complex said to hold the tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. This evening enjoy a Kandyan Dance performance, a colourful spectacle including fire-walkers. (B, D)
Stay at
Amaya Hills (4 star)

DAY 7 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
Your journey today leads you through the scenic high country to Nuwara Eliya. On arrival in Nuwara Eliya, check in at The Grand Hotel, an English country-style manor with half-timbered facade and chic interior.

Begin your exploration of the city where the colourful chaos of Sri Lanka meets colonial bungalows, well-tended lawns and red telephone boxes. Discover the journey from tree to cup of the world-famous high-grown Ceylon Tea. With your expert guide, walk through a local tea plantation, meet with a Tea plucker and visit the factory to see the processing stage. (B, D)
Stay at
Grand Hotel (5 star)


DAY 8 NUWARA ELIYA – YALA NATIONAL PARK
Early this morning depart Nuwara Eliya where you continue just to Yala National Park, staying at Cinnamon Wild Yala. This afternoon enjoy your jeep safari in Yala, the second largest National Park in Sri Lanka and home to a great diversity of wildlife, most famous of which is the leopard. Look out for elephants, sloth bears, water buffaloes, wild boars, crocodiles and of course leopards. Yala is known as one of the best places in the world to spot the elusive
big cat. (B, D)
Stay at
Cinnamon Wild Yala (5 star)


DAY 9 YALA NATIONAL PARK – COLOMBO

Travel the scenic route from Sri Lanka’s southeast coast to Colombo. En route there is the opportunity to make a stop along the way. There are many points of interest such as beautiful beaches, the Wevurukannala Buddha Statue (the largest in the island), the stilt fishermen in Koggala or Galle the Heritage listed fort with its charming Dutch-colonial buildings. Once in Colombo check in at the iconic hotel The Kingsbury, with its luxurious facade and elegant interiors. (B, D)
Stay at
The Kingsbury (5 star)

DAY 10 COLOMBO
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer to the airport. (B)

  • 1 night hotel accommodation each in Negombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala and Colombo
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Habarana and Pasikudah
  • English-speaking Driver-Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 9 dinners
  • 2 x 500ml mineral water bottles per person per day

Excursions

  • Guided tours at Sigiriya Rock Citadel, Polonnaruwa, Sacred Temple of Kandy, Cultural Dance and Yala National Park.
  • Yala National Park jeep safari

Pricing

Departures daily.
Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)
 
 
22 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
01 Dec 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
15 Dec 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
22 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
01 Jan 2020 - 20 Feb 2020
Grand Tour of Sri Lanka - Private Tour
Twin/Double
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
was $2,530$2,290
was $2,915$2,630
was $3,105$2,795
was $3,340$3,000
was $2,915$2,630

Triple and single prices available. Contact us for details.