Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 COLOMBO
Welcome to Sri Lanka! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure.

Stay at Cinnamon Lakeside (4 star)

DAY 2 COLOMBO – SIGIRIYA
This morning explore the vibrant city of Colombo. It is a diverse mix of people, architecture and religion influenced by ancient kingdoms and European settlers and a great starting point for your Sri Lankan adventure. You will explore with your guide the highlights of this wonderful capital which include Pettah Bazaar, Wolvendaal Dutch Church, Gotami Vihara and Hindu Kovil at Slave Island, one of Colombo’s most impressive Hindu Temples.

Depart Colombo and travel north to the cultural Triangle, on arrival check in to your hotel. This afternoon join a jeep safari in the Minneriya National Park, one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. Enjoy this evening’s dinner at the hotel. BD

Stay at Aliya Resorts and Spa (4 star)

DAY 3 SIGIRIYA/ ANURADHAPURA
After breakfast drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. This city is famous for its well preserved ruins of an ancient civilization. It’s also considered a sacred place by the Buddhists as it is surrounded by various monasteries. Visit the Sacred Bo-tree said to be the oldest historical tree in the world. Also see Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparama Dagoba and more. BD

Stay at Aliya Resorts and Spa (4 star)

DAY 4 SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA
Today 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. This afternoon drive to the 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. BD

Stay at Aliya Resorts and Spa (4 star)

DAY 5 SIGIRIYA – NUWARA ELIYA
Your tour continues to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, also known as ‘Little England’. Spend an evening in this tea growing region where the colourful chaos of Sri Lanka meets colonial bungalows, well-tended lawns and red telephone boxes. BD

Stay at Araliya Green Hills (4 star)

DAY 6 NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS
Enjoy the views as you depart early for Horton Plains National Park, travelling on scenic village roads past Ambewela and Pattipola. This stunning National Park lies in the shadows of some of Sri Lanka’s highest peaks and offers excellent hikes for all levels including World’s End and Baker’s Falls. You can choose to hike, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery and wait for wildlife to appear. Return to Nuwara Eliya iIn the afternoon and enjoy high tea at the iconic Grand Hotel. BD

DAY 7 NUWARA ELIYA – UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK
Descend from the high country and journey to Udawalawe National Park which is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants in their natural habitat. BD

Stay at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort (4 star)


DAY 8 UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK
Depart early for your jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park home to a great diversity of water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. The rusty spotted cat, fishing cat and Sri Lankan leopard are also present in the National Park. Tonight, enjoy a barbeque dinner by campfire. BD

Stay at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort (4 star)

DAY 9 UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK – GALLE
Travel the scenic route along the coast to Galle in the southwest. En route visit beautiful beaches, the Wevurukannala Buddha Statue (the largest on the island) and stilt fishermen in Koggala. Once in Galle, an historic fort town, you will enjoy a tour of the Heritage listed fort area with its charming laneways, rich trading history and Dutch-colonial buildings. BD

Stay at Thaprobane Pavilion Waves (4 star)

DAY 10 GALLE
Today is at your leisure to explore or relax. BD

Stay at Thaprobane Pavilion Waves (4 star)

DAY 11 GALLE – MIRISSA
Travel to Mirissa a tropical paradise located in the South. Whale and dolphin watching activities are popular in this area as well capturing the most stunning sunsets and sunrises. BD

Stay at Mandara Resort Mirissa (4 star)

DAY 12 MIRISSA
Enjoy an early morning whale and dolphin watching tour in this magnificent location in the Indian Ocean. Mirissa is famous for its sightings of blue whales and sperm whales but also a great place to see dolphins and other wonderful marine life. BD

Stay at Mandara Resort Mirissa (4 star)

DAY 13/14 MIRISSA
With two days at leisure there is plenty of time to enjoy the exotic cuisine, laid-back pace and fiery red sunsets of this magic spot on Sri Lanka’s south coast. BD

Stay at Mandara Resort Mirissa (4 star)

DAY 15 MIRISSA – COLOMBO
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer to Colombo Airport for your onward journey. B

  • 14 nights in hotel accommodation
  • English-speaking Chauffeur-Guides
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 13 dinners
  • 1 high tea in Nuwara Eliya
  • 2 x 500ml mineral water bottles per person per day

Excursions

  • Tick off all the major sights on guided tours of Colombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya and Galle
  • Take an exciting jeep safari through Minneriya and Udawalawe National Parks
  • Try to spot dolphins and whales on an excursion in Mirissa
  • Explore the natural wonder of Horton Plains National Park

Pricing

Departures daily.
Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)
 
 
01 Sep 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
20 Dec 2021 - 15 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2022
01 Apr 2022 - 30 Jun 2022
01 Jul 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
01 Sep 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
01 Nov 2022 - 19 Dec 2022
20 Dec 2022 - 15 Jan 2023
16 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
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Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$2,750$3,250$4,155
$2,790$3,670$4,535
$3,100$4,175$4,980
$2,790$3,960$4,890
$2,750$3,250$4,155
$2,980$3,325$4,330
$2,750$3,250$4,155
$2,790$3,670$4,535
$3,100$4,175$4,980
$2,790$3,960$4,890

Triple and single prices available. Contact us for details.