HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA – LUXURY

A 14 Day Tour
NEGOMBO – CULTURAL TRIANGLE – KANDY – HATTON – YALA – MIRISSA

Sri Lanka has it all: fabulous cuisine, ancient and historic cities, towering mountains and beautiful beaches. Throw in some wild elephants and leopard sightings and you have the ingredients for a perfect holiday in Sri Lanka. This trip gives you the best of a classic Sri Lankan travel route staying at a selection of the best in handpicked luxury accommodation along the way. We’ve included all the key sites you need to see and do on a visit through Sri Lanka like the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Temple of the Tooth, longs walks through the tea country and thrilling game drives through the island’s southern National Park Yala. Lazy days by beach for some final R&R are thrown in at the end.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit UNESCO Word Heritage Sites including Sigiriya Rock Fortess
  • A visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy
  • Lose yourself amidst emerald tea blanketed hills
  • Visits to tea factories
  • Game Drives through Yala National Park

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day Activity Location Accommodation
Day 1 On arrival in Colombo Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Negombo The Wallawwa
Day 2 This morning Check-out from your hotel and travel to the Cultural Triangle to Sigiriya. En route visit Dambulla Cave Temples Sigiriya Sigiriya Water Garden
Day 3 This morning set off to visit Sigiriya Rock Fort, a 5th-century legendary sky citadel of “Lion Rock” – arguably the most impressive site in Sri Lanka. An early morning start is recommended to avoid the heat and crowds.
In the afternoon, visit a small, rural village. Explore the countryside by bullock cart travelling slowly along paddy fields and farmland. At dusk, take a boat ride and sail to the other side of a lake, enjoying the fantastic sunset view, and looking out for birds, butterflies, as well as the villagers fishing or washing clothes at the periphery of the lake.
Sigiriya Sigiriya Water Garden
Day 4 Morning visit to Polonnaruwa, the island’s medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century.
Continue to visit Minneriya National Park which is famed for its large herds of wild elephants, and undoubtedly one of the best places in Asia to see elephants in their natural habitat
Sigiriya Sigiriya Water Garden
Day 5 Transfer to Kandy and check in to your hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
 Kandy The Kandy House
Day 6 This morning visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya which boasts 300+ varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Visit with a local expert botanist and great host.
In the evening visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic – Sri Lanka’s most sacred Buddhist shrine, and witness the Puja held in the temple with all the fanfare, drums, trumpets and brightly coloured monks.
Kandy The Kandy House
Day 7 After breakfast, set off for Hatton by train a picturesque journey packed with beautiful mountains, waterfalls and tea plantations.

Check in to your hotel surrounded by the tea estates of Hatton, and views of Castlereagh Reservoir

Hatton Ceylon Tea Trails
Day 8 You will have the day leisure to enjoy the activities provided by the hotel such as hikes though the tea gardens, bike trails, kayaking on Castlereagh Reservoir.

In the afternoon, pay a visit to a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the world’s best Ceylon Tea is produced.

Hatton Ceylon Tea Trails
Day 9 Check out from your hotel and travel to Yala National Park.

Evening at leisure at your hotel.

Yala Wild Coast Lodge 
Day 10 This morning at the crack of dawn head out for your morning game drive. Yala National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife including elephants, leopards, wild buffalo, sambar deer, musk deer, black bears, macaques, jackals and a numerous variety of birds.

Return back to your hotel in the late morning to relax. You will have the rest of the day at leisure until time for your afternoon jeep safari of the Yala National Park.

Yala Wild Coast Lodge
Day 11 Today, you will drive down the southern coast to your hotel in Mirissa. Mirissa Sri Sharavi
Day 12 This morning take a morning whales watching marine safari where, if lucky, you will see the magnificent Blue Whale, which are permanent residents in these waters, as well as dolphins and turtles Mirissa Sri Sharavi
Day 13 At leisure Mirissa Sri Sharavi
Day 14 This morning check out and transfer to the airport for your return flight
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