After picking you up from the airport, you will be transferred to Negombo, an established holiday destination on the west coast. Here you can take five after your journey, enjoy a sunset stroll on the beach and aclimatise to the wonderful heat of Sri Lanka!
Moving on from Negombo we will drive North for hotter climes, denser jungle, and the ancient cities which define modern day Sri Lanka. Here you will have 2 days to delve into the roots of Sri Lankan civilization. You will visit Dambulla where one of Sri Lanka’s most impressive cave temples stands, scale the heights of Sigiriya,
explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka's former capital and track wild elephants in Minneriya National park.
Island Explorer - 14 Days 13 Nights
Ecomomy Price: $1,330 per person
Luxury Price: $2,050 per person
Prices quoted are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and transport with an English speaking driver.
Today you will travel to Sri Lanka’s second largest city, Kandy, where you can take 2 days to fully explore the area. Kandy is a picturesque city surrounded by mountain ranges and lush green foliage. Here you can visit the Temple of the Tooth, the Botanical Gardens, explore the city of Kandy and soak up the sights and sounds of one of Sri Lanka's most popular cities.
In the morning you will wend your way towards Ella, a serenely calm and beautiful little hill station which offers some of the freshest air and quietest walks in Sri Lanka. Here can take a day to explore the many nature walks and falls in the area.
After spending the day exploring more little villages in Sri Lanka's up country you will arrive in Yala, Sri Lanka's second largest national park and the best place to spot leopards. You will have time here to do both an evening and early morning game drive.
Climb the breath taking Sigiriya Rock.
Famous Cave temples in Dambulla.
Feed the elephants at Pinnawala.
Hortan Plains National Park.
Visit a tea plantation and see tea pluckers in action.
Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella.
Trek the little Adam's Peak.
Visit the Ravana Falls, Ella.
Visit Yala one of the most visited national parks in the country, famous for highest leopard density in the world.
Peacuful beaches in Tangalle.
Old Dutch fort, Galle.
Beautiful Unawatuna beach.
Whale and Dolphin watching tour, Mirissa. (Nov - April)
A cookery lesson and demonstration in Negombo.
A surf lesson in Weligama.
A historical walking tour with British Sri Lankan resident and authoress Juliet Coombe.
Stop to enjoy some freshly plucked king coconuts.
Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of the train.
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All accommodation on BB basis.
Transport in a Toyota Prius with an English speaking driver.
Water on the first day of travel.
Fully detailed itinerary.
Now for some time on the beach! Today you will travel to Tangalle, best known for its chilled out ambience and near-deserted unspoilt and stunning beaches. Spend two days relaxing, watching turtles struggle ashore at night to lay their eggs and explore the lesser known beaches of Sri Lanka's deep south.
Galle to Airport
Time to say good bye.
Today you leave the picturesque shores of Tangalle for Galle, a place firmly on the map for anyone visiting the south. This lively city used to be the main trading port for Sri Lanka, and is nowadays considered the commercial epicentre of the South Coast.
Two days here gives you the opportunity to explore the are and spend time in Galle’s alluring Unawatuna Bay, a perfect spot for sundown cocktails, or for spending some time lapping up the sun on the golden sand.
You will take a luxury air conditioned carriage on the train to Nuwara Eliya, a vibrant green tea-coated area high up in the mountains often dubbed as Sri Lanka’s ‘little England’. The afternoon will be spent seeing the city and visiting a tea factory to learn about the production and cultivation of one of Sri Lanka's main exports; tea.
This tour gives you a little taste of everything that this country is famous for. Uncover history in Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, spot leopards in the island’s best national park, sip Ceylon tea amongst the rolling hills of the highlands, and relax on some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the South. There’s something for everyone on this diverse tour, and we have hand-picked the best hotels for you to stay at along the way to ensure total comfort and relaxation.