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Mesmerizing Sri Lanka Experience and Beach Stay

The beautiful Indian Ocean country, Sri Lanka has several amazing sights to visit and experiences to undertake. In your 10 night itinerary, you will have a great time visiting some of these places, indulging in local experiences, trying local food and creating memories that will last you a lifetime!
Discover Sri Lanka's cultural highlights including Sigiriya rock fortress, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and the cave temples at Dambulla. On this 11-day tour you'll also explore the island's tea plantations and relax on its glorious east-coast beaches.
 

 

Tour Nights

  • Sigiriya: 3 nights
  • Kandy: 2 nights
  • Nuwara Eliya: 2 nights
  • Kalutara: 3 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWSL18
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Arrive in Sri Lanka and begin your journey to Sigiriya
  • Enjoy a city tour of Anuradhapura, witness Sri Maha Bodhi and several other important historic spots in all its glory
  • Admire the beautiful temples and monuments at Dambulla
  • Visit Kandy and enjoy the beautiful sight-seeing options
  • Visit the Polonnaruwa ruins and learn about the art, history and heritage of the city
  • Conclude the trip with happy memories

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Colombo - Sigiriya
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    Meet with our representative on the airport and start your journey to Sigiriya which is about 4 hours. Once you check into the hotel, you have the rest of the day to yourself. 

  • Day 2 Sigiriya – Anuradhapura - Sigiriya
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    After breakfast, you will proceed for a city tour of Anuradhapura, which will take about 2 hours to reach. This city holds a lot of heritage and history in its heart, spanning over 1300 years with home to as many as 113 kings; known to be the greatest ancient Sri-Lankan city. One of the most beautiful places to visit here is the Sri Maha Bodhi, which is the holy Bo sapling, known to be extracted from the tree under which Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment. There are sacred trails that you can venture and stroll through the 2200 year old place. There are other noteworthy places that you will visit such as the Isuruminiya Rock Tempe as well as the Samadhi Buddha statue, which will educate you about the culture, art and history of this golden period of the Sri Lankan legacy.
    Stay overnight in Sigiriya. 
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  • Day 3 Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya
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    After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will move ahead to see the ruins of Polonnaruwa; it will take about 1.5 hours to reach there. The medieval capital of Sri Lanka, the place was home to crown king Parakramabahu I. The relics from this glorious city of the yesteryear shows the ancient, culture and beliefs of the people of the vicinity. It is a World Heritage site and you will be thrilled to see the stupas, the irrigation canals, the Hindu sculptures and beautiful carvings that adorn the walls of these ruins. The places you should pay close attenti on to here are the Galviharaya, the Nissankamala council chamber and the Parakramabahu Samudraya, which is known to be an ancient irrigation marvel.
    Next, you will travel to Sigiriya and proceed to climb the famous rock fortress, which you will reach in another 1.5 hours.  Here awaits the World Heritage site of Sigiriya and the rock citadel of King Kasyapa to see fine examples of the art and culture in Sri Lanka. Another point of interest here is the Lion Rock that resembles the mythological city of Gods, which is decorated by frescoes and the walls laminated with several metres of graffiti. The adjoining museum depicts the beauty of the Sri Lankan architecture; the likes of the Gupta style paintings found in the Ajanta caves in India. Witness the masterpiece hydraulic system of the yesteryear and relish the picturesque sights on your Sigiriya day trip. 
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  • Day 4 Sigiriya – Dambulla – Matale - Kandy
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    After you wake up and have breakfast, you proceed to visiting the Rock Cave Temple at Dambulla, which will take approximately 45 minutes. This Iconic Sri Lanka city is known for its magnificent construction of temples, that have paintings and statues which are incredible masterpieces of the fine craftsmanship the country has offered since times immemorial. The giant Buddha statute is a work of art and you will love witnessing it in all its glory.
    After this you will move on to Matale, to visit the natural spice garden.
    This is majorly an ag ricultural province and you can spend your time sampling incredible local produce such as rubber, tea, vegetables and spices. Try different types of tea and interact with the local people for a fulfilling Sri Lanka experience.
    Concluding this, we drive you to Kandy, which is 1.5 hours away; you check into your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight Stay in Kandy. 
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  • Day 5 In Kandy
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    Have breakfast and proceed to see the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, which is approximately 30 minutes away. It is a national asset in the wonder of Asia, located merely 4 miles from Kandy. Explore these 147 acres of natural splendour, lawns, pavilions, and a conservatory and so on. There is cafeteria where you can take a break. Some of the highlights of this place are the Javan fig tree and the orchid house.
    After this, you embark on a city tour of Kandy.
    A world heritage site, Kandy, is known to be rich in art, craft, culture and history. Y ou will witness all this first-hand when you walk the streets of this ancient Sri Lankan city. Some of the most beautiful places you will visit here is the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
    You will also visit the Kandy City Centre that is home to worldwide brands as well as a hub for local art and crafts.
    Overnight Stay in Kandy. 
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  • Day 6 Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
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    Today, after breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to visiting Nuwara Eliya which will take around 2.5 hours. This is the hub for tea plantations in the country and provides the most beautiful sight for visitors, who want to engulf in the peace and calm of the extensive stretches of green, all in preparation to prepare the perfect cup of Ceylon tea!
    You have the evening at leisure.
    Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya. 

  • Day 7 In Nuwara Eliya
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    You have this entire day at leisure so you can try interesting local experiences of your choice.
    Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya. 

  • Days 8-10 Nuwara Eliya – Kalutara
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    Proceed towards Kalutara for a 3 night stay in Avani Kalutara Resort.
    Beach Stay at Leisure.

  • Day 11 Kalutara - Colombo Departure
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    Proceed to the airport after breakfast, wrapping up this magnificent trip and take back amazing memories from Sri Lanka. 

Dates & Guide Prices

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  • PRICE (PP)

Hotels

  • Amaya Lake Dambulla
    Amaya Lake Dambulla
    Star Rating Dambulla
  • Araliya Green Hills Hotel
    Araliya Green Hills Hotel
    Star Rating Nuwara Eliya
  •  AVANI Kalutara Resort
    AVANI Kalutara Resort
    Star Rating Kalutara
  • Amaya Hills Kandy
    Amaya Hills Kandy
    Star Rating Kandy

Amaya Lake Dambulla Star Rating

Dambulla
  • Amaya Lake Dambulla

Amaya Lake Dambulla Hotel is located on the shores of Kandalama Lake in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. The hotel is close proximity to many cultural and archaeological sights, overlooking a picturesque lake. The

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Araliya Green Hills Hotel Star Rating

Nuwara Eliya
  • Araliya Green Hills Hotel

Located amidst misty mountains, surreal tea hills and salubrious climes Araliya Green Hills is premier amongst hotels in Nuwaraeliya that is adorned by colonial splendour and an eclectic charm. In an elegant manor on a leafy

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AVANI Kalutara Resort Star Rating

Kalutara
  •  AVANI Kalutara Resort

AVANI Kalutara Resort is nestles in a peaceful location on a great stretch of sandy beach in 22 acres of coconut grove close to the city of Kalutara. The resort is 76 kilometres from the International Airport and one hour dri

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Amaya Hills Kandy Star Rating

Kandy
  • Amaya Hills Kandy

Amaya Hills Kandy Hotel is located in Sri Lanka, overlooking the town of Kandy. The Amaya Hills Kandy Hotel is surrounded by the verdant greenery. This property is close to the Train Station and 7 kilometres from the City Cen

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What's Included?

  • International flights.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation at hotels specified or similar standard.
  • Service of English speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Entrance fees to Anuradhapura, Isurumuniya Temple, Sri Maha Bodhiya, Polonnaruwa, Botanical Gardens, Dambulla, Cultural Show, Kandy Temple, Sigiriya Entrance.
  • Value Addition - FREE upgrade to Half Board, Kalutara on Breakfast.
  • Value Addition - FREE welcome pack.

What's not Included?

  • Visa fees.
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Transfers to any beach drops in the southern coast.
  • Cost of ticket to view the Kandy Esala Perahera which will be held in Kandy.
  • Christmas and New Year’s eve supplements at hotels.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

  • Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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