This tour is all about showcasing the wondrous beauty this majestic isle has to offer you. Sri Lanka is unique in that it has a multitude of eco systems and habitats that combines several geographic locations into one tiny island. Sri Lanka’s flora and fauna offer sight seers a rich diversity, embracing them in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Day 1Arrive Colombo AirportAt the airport you will be greeted by your private guide who will take you to your residence for the first night by car.
Day 2Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage & Rock Fortress of SigiriyaVisit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage & mount the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Set off from coastal Colombo to experience the inland delights of Sri Lanka. To begin, drop by the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, which houses the abandoned and the wounded elephants. Here you can watch them been fed and bathed. After lunch, our tourcontinues to the town of Sigiriya, within the country’s rich cultural triangle. In the evening, mount the rock fortress of Sigiriya, a 5th Century "Fortress in the Sky".
Day 3City of Polonnaruwa & Kavdullah National ParkAncient City of Polonnaruwa & elephant safari. Learn about one of the best kept ruins of ancient Ceylon, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th - 13th century A.D. On your return, take an adventurous jeep safari with the company of an expert naturalist guide to the Minneriya or neighboring Kavdullah National Park, a vast sanctuary home to about 250 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, spotted deer, sloth bear and more.
Day 4Dambulla Cave Temples, Temple of the Tooth Relic & Cultural PerformanceVisit Dambulla Cave Temples, the Temple of the Tooth Relic & view a cultural dance performance. After breakfast leave for Dambulla and visit Dambulla Cave Temples. Thereafter you will arrive in spiritual Kandy, surrounded by greenery and the great Mahaweli River. Kandy is also well known as the centre of Buddhism. At your convenience, become acquainted with the city of Kandy, pay your respects to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and late evening, view a cultural dance performance.
Day 5Nuwara Eliya Tea PlantationVisit tea plantation and factory & explore Nuwara Eliya town. Welcome to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka's tea growing centre and enroute visit a tea factory. During the drive relish the endless views of tea carpeted valleys and the bright flash of female "tea pluckers" in their pimento, fuchsia and cerise saris. Enjoy a guided stroll of Nuwara Eliya town.
Day 6Yala National ParkEnjoy a leopard safari. From the hills of Nuwara Eliya descend to the jungles of Yala. One of the foremost places to visit in Sri Lanka, the Yala National Park is famous for the elusive leopard and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. The sloth bear and Asian elephant that are also part of Sri Lanka’s Big Five can be spotted. With some good luck you will witness all these creatures and more over an evening jeep safari accompanied by a naturalist guide.
Day 7UNESCO Dutch Fort of GalleDiscover the Dutch Fort of Galle. En route to Galle witness a curious feature, the stilt fishermen of Weligama. Once in Galle, enjoy a leisurely walk through the cobbled stone pathways of the Fort – a massive Dutch fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8Galle and AirportYour private guide will introduce you to some of Colombo’s curious sites such as the vibrant markets of Pettah or alternatively indulge in some shopping. As all good things must come to an end, the guide will take you back to the international airport for a safe return journey.
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You private tour is always included
- 7 nights’ hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Transportation by private car
- English Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour
- Entrance fees for sights
- Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Dambulla Cave Temples
- Polonnaruwa Ancient City
- Temple of the Tooth Relic
- Kandy Cultural Dance Performance
- Yala National Park and Jeep & Hire
- Minneriya Nation Park and Jeep & Hire
Charlotte Travel Exclusives
- 2.5 L mineral water bottles per day per person.
- Sri Lankan Map