Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 NEGOMBO
Welcome to Sri Lanka! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel in the seaside village of Negombo. Depending on your flight arrival time, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Stay at
Gateway Hotel (4 star)

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – ANURADHAPURA
Today you will explore the seaside village of Negombo which has traces of old colonial charm with an interesting Dutch-era fortlet, Catholic Church and in the heart of the city is a wall which is adorned with paintings by local artists. You can also take the opportunity to walk along the beach to where the lagoon water meets with the sea. Watch as the Fisherman dry their nets on the sand and the colourful fishing outriggers with their sails can be spotted as they sail home from the sea. Drive to Anuradhapura to enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. BD

Stay at
Hotel Palm Garden (4 star)

DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA
This morning you will visit the ancient city, world heritage listed and famous for its well preserved ruins of an ancient civilization. Visit the Sacred Bo tree, said to be the oldest historical tree in the world, and explore Ruwanweliseya Stupa and Thuparama Dagoba. BD

DAY 4 ANURADHAPURA – JAFFNA
Today you will be transferred to Anuradhapura railway station to board your train to Jaffna. As you travel north, enjoy the scenery as it changes from exotic jungle to shallow lagoons and salt pans. As you explore the city of Jaffna, you will discover Sri Lankan Tamil culture, tradition and art that’s completely different to the rest of the island. BD

Stay at
Hotel Valampuri (4 star)

DAY 5 JAFFNA
Go off the beaten track with a ferry ride to the small island of Nainativu. Visit the ancient Hindu shrine of Nagapooshani Amman Temple and the Buddhist shrine Nagadeepa Vihara. Later, travel back to Jaffna to visit Jaffna Fort and Nallur Kovil. BD

DAY 6 JAFFNA – DAMBULLA
Continue on to Dambulla where you will check in at your hotel where you will enjoy some time at lesiure. This evening join a jeep safari in the Minneriya National Park, one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. BD

Stay at
Aliya Resorts and Spa (4 star)

DAY 7 DAMBULLA/ SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA
You have an early wake up call this morning to visit 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. Later in the afternoon 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, the wonderful treasures that remain in the archaeological park including the four beautiful rock-cut Buddha statues at Gal Vihara Temple BD

DAY 8 DAMBULLA – KANDY
Proceed to Kandy, stopping en-route to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Dambulla Cave Temple, the best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. This Buddhist place of worship is thought to date back to the 1st century, and houses the country’s most sacred Buddha images. After, stop at Matale Spice Garden where staff will introduce you to the difference spices including nutmeg, cloves trees and the precious cardamom. which grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand. This evening, witness a cultural Kandyan Dance performance, a colourful spectacle including fire-walkers. BD

Stay at
Cinnamon Citadel (4 star)

DAY 9 KANDY
Today is dedicated to exploring Kandy, the city of culture in the high country. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens before an afternoon free to wander around the 14th century kingdom and UNESCO World Heritage site. BD

DAY 10 KANDY – COLOMBO
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer to Colombo Airport. B

Room configuration:
4 persons (Quad) will be understood to mean 2 x Double / Twin rooms
Single Supplement:
For Single Supplement pricing where groups of 2 or more passengers are travelling together and individual clients require their own room, please contact Beyond Travel for a quote


  • 9 nights in hotel accommodation
  • English-speaking Chauffeur-Guides
  • Entrance fees
  • 1st class rail journey from Anuradhapura to Jaffna
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 dinners
  • 2 x 500ml mineral water bottles per person per day

Excursions

  • Tick off all the major sights on guided tours of Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa and Kandy
  • Take an exciting jeep safari through Minneriya National Park
  • Witness a traditional Kandyan dance performance

Pricing

Departures daily.
Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)
 
 
27 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
01 Apr 2020 - 30 Jun 2020
01 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
01 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020 - 19 Jan 2021
20 Jan 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
3 star4 star5 star
Twin/DoubleTwin/DoubleTwin/Double
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$2,285$2,940$3,065
$1,850$2,525$2,640
$2,260$2,940$3,065
$1,850$2,525$2,640
$2,095$2,735$2,855
$2,420$3,155$3,280
$2,285$2,940$3,065

Triple and single prices available. Contact us for details.