Across Sri Lanka

Across Sri Lanka

7 nights/8 days round trip
Possibility to stay in 3* or 4/5* hotels

Itinerary

WHY TO CHOOSE THIS ITINERARY?

  • combines perfectly with a few days on the beach in Sri Lanka or Maldives,
  • gives the brief introduction of the island natural and cultural diversity,
    - colonial history and shopping and dining in Colombo,
    - the most famous attractions in Cultural triangle,
    - island's cultural heartland around Buddhist hill town Kandy,
    - island's most unspoilt scenery in the hill country,
    - wild nature in national parks,
    - opportunity to relax on the beach

Day 1: Airport - Habarana

Schedule:

  • transfer to hotel - appr. 4h
  • rest in the hotel
  • evening - elephant riding
  • accommodation: cultural triangle

Day 2: Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Minneriya National Park - Habarana

Schedule:

  • transfer to Polonnaruwa (Cultural Triangle - the 2nd oldest capital of Sri Lanka - UNESCO Heritage)
  • evening - safari in National Park Minneriya
  • accommodation: cultural triangle

Day 3: Habarana - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy

Schedule:

  • Sigiriya rock - UNESCO Heritage
  • Dambula - The Golden Rock Temple (complex of cave temple included in UNESCO Heritage)
  • Matale - Spice Garden
  • handicraft Workshops: Batiks and masks
  • accommodation: Kandy

Day 4: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Schedule:

  • Kandy - Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic)
  • Botanical garden Peradenniya
  • The Hill country - Ramboda waterfalls
  • tea factory Mackwood
  • accommodation: Nuwara Eliya

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains National Park - Bandarawela

Schedule:

  • early morning visit of the National Park Horton Plain ("The End of the World", Baker's Waterfall)
  • The Hill Country - Purity of the Tea
  • accommodation: Bandarawella

Day 6: Haputale - Ella - Katagarama - Yala National Park

Schedule:

  • panoramic view in Haputale
  • Lipton steps on Lipton seat
  • Ella waterfalls
  • Katagarama - religion center
  • accommodation: Yala

Day 7: Yala National Park

Schedule:

  • morning safari in NP Yala
  • rest or evening safari in NP Yala
  • accommodation: Yala

Day 8: Yala National Park - Galle - Colombo - Airport

Schedule:

  • lighthouse Dondra - the southern point of Sri Lanka
  • Galle Fort - UNESCO heritage
  • optional trip - Whale watching
  • transfer to beach hotel or to airport

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