An incredible 6-day journey to Sri Lanka, exploring the captivating cities of Dambulla, Kandy, Bentota, and Colombo. Discover the cultural capital of Dambulla, with its ancient sites and iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Visit the Golden Cave Temple and pay homage at the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Embark on a thrilling whale watching adventure and explore the beauty of Bentota, including an Elephant Orphanage and Cultural Village Tour. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Colombo with its highlights and shopping delights. Don’t miss this unforgettable journey through Sri Lanka’s history, culture, and natural wonders.
6 Days 5 Nights
SIGIRIYA VILLAGE TOUR Morning After your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), our tour leader will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to Dambulla, the central point of the country's cultural triangle. we'll arrive in Dambulla and embark on a captivating cultural village tour. Immerse yourself in the serene countryside as we take a traditional cart ride, glide across the tranquil lake on a canoeing boat, and enjoy a delightful TukTuk ride. Experience the warm hospitality of a local farmer's house, where you'll get a taste of authentic Sri Lankan rural life. Afternoon: Afterwards, we'll visit the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century, this remarkable rock palace boasts vibrant frescoes and colossal lion paws carved into the bedrock. Brace yourself for the climb up the vertiginous staircases, as Sigiriya reveals its secrets and rewards you with breathtaking views. Evening As the day comes to an end, we'll retreat to a nature-friendly resort in Sigiriya for a peaceful overnight stay. Activities: Cultural village tour with cart ride Canoeing boat ride, and TukTuk ride. Sigiriya ancient rock fortress. Relax and unwind at the nature-friendly resort in Sigiriya. Accommodation : Amaya Lake Dambulla (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast & Dinner Travel Time : Colombo to Dambulla – 4 hours (approx.)
DAMBULLA / HYSTORIC KANDY Morning: We will embark on an exciting 4x4 Jeep safari in Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park, known for its abundant wildlife and, most notably, wild elephants in their natural habitat. The early morning safari offers the best chance to spot these magnificent creatures as they roam freely in the park. Afternoon: Enjoy a delicious lunch to replenish your energy. Afterward, we will visit the Royal Cave Temple and the Golden Buddha Statue (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) in Dambulla. This impressive cave temple complex is situated on a rock towering 160 meters above the plains and houses five caves with extraordinary historical drawings. Evening: Proceed to the Temple of the Tooth Relic (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) in Kandy, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Experience the serene atmosphere and witness the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Visit the Kandy Viewpoint to enjoy panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Explore Kandy's city center, including a tour of the vibrant fruit and vegetable market. Overnight stay in a cosy mount view hotel at Kandy Activities: Minneruya 4X4 Jeep safari Golden cave Temple Temple of tooth relic Accommodation : Amaya Hills Kandy or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast & Dinner Travel Time : Dambulla to Kandy – 2 hours & 10 mins (approx.)
KANDY / NUWARAELLIYA Morning: After breakfast, we will start the day with a visit to a gem museum, where you can learn about Sri Lanka's world-renowned gems and craftsmanship. Next, we will visitPeradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, known as one of Asia's finest botanical gardens. Take a leisurely stroll through its stunning landscapes and marvel at the diverse plant species. Afternoon: Continuing our journey, we will venture into the picturesque tea region of Nuwara Eliya. Often referred to as "Little England," this charming city showcases colonial-era buildings such as Queen's Cottage, General's House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club, and Town Post Office. The cool climate of this mountainous town adds to its allure. Evening: As we drive through the misty hills, we will make a stop at a tea plantation. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery of the tea estates and gain insight into the traditional process of producing Ceylon Tea. A visit to a tea factory will allow you to witness the art of tea processing, followed by a delightful tea tasting experience. Overnight stay in a mount view hotel in Nuwara Eliya, where you can enjoy the serene surroundings and the cool mountain air. Activities: Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden Tea plantations and factory visit Accommodation : Jetwing St. Andrews Nuwaraelliya or Similar (5 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Bed & Breakfast Travel Time : Kandy to Nuwaraelliya – 2 hours & 30 mins (approx.)
TRAIN JOURNEY / ELLA Morning: After breakfast, Embark on a breathtaking morning train journey from Nanu-oya station to the enchanting village of Ella. This scenic hill country route is renowned as one of the most picturesque train rides in the world. Afternoon: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Ella, a nature-friendly village that captivates all who visit. Explore the famous Nine Arch Bridge, an impressive architectural marvel made entirely of rocks, bricks, and cement. Ella is a paradise for nature lovers, offering fantastic trekking opportunities, including the renowned "Mini Adam's Peak" trek. Evening: In the evening, unwind at the village center, which offers a vibrant atmosphere with a variety of restaurants, pubs, and evening entertainment options. Overnight stay in a mount view hotel in Ella Village. Activities: Spectacular train journey Mini Adam's Peak trek Accommodation : 98 Acres Resort & Spa in Ella or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Bed and Breakfast Travel Time : Nuwara Eliya to Ella – 2 hours (approx.)
LEISURE DAY ON MIRISSA BEACH Morning: After the breakfast begin your way to the picturesque coastal town of Mirissa. Upon arrival, head straight to the stunning beach to start your morning of relaxation. Listen to the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the shore as you unwind and let go of any stress or worries. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters to invigorate your senses and feel rejuvenated. Afternoon: As the sun reaches its peak, continue your day of leisure on the beautiful Mirissa beach. Indulge in a delicious beachside lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring the fresh seafood and tropical flavors that Sri Lanka is known for. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, feeling the gentle breeze against your skin and enjoying the breathtaking coastal views. Engage in water activities such as snorkeling or paddle boarding, immersing yourself in the vibrant marine life that inhabits these waters. Evening: As the day starts to wind down, find a cozy spot on the beach to witness the mesmerizing sunset over the Indian Ocean. Watch as the sky transforms into a palette of fiery hues, casting a magical glow over the beach and creating a truly enchanting atmosphere. Overnight stay in Mirissa Activities: Beach relax Accommodation : Mandara Resort in Mirissa or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast and Dinner Travel Time : Yala to Mirissa – 2 hours (approx.)
COLOMBO CITY TOUR / AIRPORT DROP-OFF Morning: After a delicious breakfast, embark on a journey to Colombo, the vibrant capital city of Sri Lanka. As you explore the city, immerse yourself in its rich history that dates back to the fifth century. Discover the colorful streets teeming with life, sample delectable cuisine at local restaurants, and explore the modern shopping malls that cater to diverse tastes. Take in the bustling atmosphere and soak up the unique vibes of this cosmopolitan city. Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Colombo, visiting its most prominent landmarks and attractions. Dive into the fascinating history of the city by exploring its historical sites, architectural marvels, and cultural hotspots. As the journey comes to a close, treat yourself to a memorable final meal at one of Colombo's famous and internationally renowned restaurants. After, our team will ensure your timely transfer to the airport, making sure you catch your return flight with ease. Say farewell to the enchanting island of Sri Lanka, carrying with you cherished memories of its captivating history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. Activities: Colombo City and Shopping tour