The Ultimate Whistle-stop Tour
Duration: 6 Days
Sri Lanka has just about everything a traveler could want - superb ancient sites, magnificent scenery, amazing wildlife, delicious cuisine, incredibly friendly and welcoming locals and lovely palm-fringed, white sandy beaches. Add to this a history touched by Portuguese, Dutch and British influences and a society with a strong and devout adherence to the Buddhist faith and we find an island-nation of incredibly rich diversity with much to offer. We discover all of this and more on a comprehensive journey of what has been affectionately called, due to its shape, the 'Teardrop Isle'.
Day 1: Colombo
You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Colombo – Dambulla
(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital and major port. In the afternoon, head to Dambulla for a visit to the famous Rock Cave Temples.
Day 3: Sigiriya Sightseeing
(Relaxed Start) In the morning visit Sigiriya Fort, the ‘fortress in the sky'. See the Lion Gate, remains of the upper palace and the ‘Heavenly Maidens' frescoes. Then to Polonnaruwa, the formal capital of Sri Lanka, before returning to Dambulla.
Day 4: Dambulla – Kandy
(Relaxed Start) Visit the Spice Garden at Matale. After a stroll in the fragrant greenery, time to freshen up at your hotel before dinner and a Kandyan Dance show.
Day 5: Kandy Sightseeing
(Relaxed Start) After breakfast, enjoy a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to view the baby elephants feeding and bathing at the river. Later, your city tour includes a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, the gem museum and art and craft centre.
Day 6: Kandy – Colombo
Transfer to Colombo Airport.