Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 COLOMBO
Welcome to Sri Lanka! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel.
Stay at:
Hilton Colombo Residences (4 star)

DAY 2 COLOMBO – KEGALLE – SIGIRIYA
Depart Colombo and travel along the bustling Kandy Road past small villages, chaotic towns and roadside carts selling an array of local produce. En route stop at the Elephant Freedom Project where you can encounter the resident elephants. Complete the day in Sigiriya. (B, D)
Stay at:
Aliya Resort & Spa (4 star)

DAY 3 SIGIRIYA / HABARANA
This morning visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, or Lion Rock. Take the opportunity to climb to the top of this striking rock which holds the remnants of an ancient 5th century city. Afterwards visit Hiriwaduna village, where you will have the opportunity to experience village life. Meet with a local family, see first-hand the traditional cooking methods and taste the local cuisine. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 SIGIRIYA – MATALE – KANDY
Proceed to Kandy, stopping en route to visit Matale Spice Garden. Explore the fragrant Garden where you will be introduced to a variety of spices. On arrival in Kandy, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a complex said to hold the tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. Afterwards enjoy an evening Kandyan Dance performance, a colourful spectacle including fire-walkers. (B, D)
Stay at:
Amaya Hills (4 star)

DAY 5 KANDY
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and walk through the well-tended lawns, see the beautiful terrace gardens and the giant Javan fig tree. (B, D)

DAY 6 KANDY – NANU OYA – AMBEWEKA – NUWARA ELIYA

Depart Kandy by local train to Nanu Oya through high country where you will travel pass green tea-clad hills, villages and waterfalls. On arrival, transfer to the picturesque Ambewela farm which is home to roaming purebred cows and delicious local produce. Continue to Nuwara Eliya where the colourful chaos of Sri Lanka meets colonial bungalows, well-tended lawns and red telephone boxes. (B, D)
Stay at:
Jetwing St. Andrew’s (4 star)

DAY 7 NUWARA ELIYA – YALA NATIONAL PARK
Descend from the high country and journey to Yala National Park. (B, D)
Stay at:
Big Game Camp Yala (tented camping)

DAY 8 YALA NATIONAL PARK
Depart early for 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, peacocks and more. Yala is known as one of the best places in the world to spot the elusive big cat. (B, D)

DAY 9 YALA NATIONAL PARK – GALLE – KOSOGODA – BENTOTA
Travel the scenic route along the coast to Bentota. En route stop by the stilt fishermen in Koggala, explore historic Galle, and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, a haven for endangered turtles. (B, D)
Stay at:
Centara Ceyands & Spa (4 star)

DAY 10 BENTOTA / BALPITYA
Enjoy a morning boat safari along the Madu River to explore the beautiful nature and search for local wildlife. Spend the afternoon on the world-class beach of Bentota. (B, D)

DAY 11 BENTOTA – COLOMBO
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer to the airport. (B)

  • 1 night hotel accommodation each in Colombo, Nuwara Eliya
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation each in  Sigiriya, Kandy, Yala National Park and Bentota
  • English-speaking Chauffeur-Guides
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Scenic high country train journey: Kandy – Nanu Oya
  • Entrance fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 9 dinners
  • 2 x 500ml mineral water bottles per person per day

Excursions

  • Guided tours at Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Hiriwadunna Village Walk and cooking demonstration,  Kandy, Ambewela farm, Nuwara Eliya and Galle
  • Kandy Cultural Dance
  • Visit Kosogoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Elephant Freedom Project
  • Yala National Park jeep safari
  • Ambalangoda Mask Museum
  • Madu River boat Safari

Pricing

Departures daily.
Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)
 
 
15 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
01 Apr 2020 - 14 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
01 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
Private Tour (4 star)
Twin/Double
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$2,910
$3,260
$4,085
was $3,525$3,270
was $2,910$2,650
was $3,415$3,155
was $2,910$2,650
was $3,260$3,000
was $4,085$3,825