Grand Tour of Sri Lanka

  • Visit the 5th century capital of Anuradhapura
  • Hike to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Journey through the Nuwara Eliya tea plantations
  • Go leopard spotting in Yala National Park

Visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, discover the tea plantations of Nuwara-Eliya and spot leopards in Yala National Park on this comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka.

This eight day tour offers the chance to experience all of the iconic sights of Sri Lanka. See the oldest tree on earth at Anuradhapura, admire the incredible constructive engineering of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and visit the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa. Other highlights include experiencing a traditional dance in Kandy.

Day 1: Arrive Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sigiriya / Habarana

After landing into Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, you will be greeted at the airport and driven to your hotel in Sigiriya / Habarana  by your English speaking chauffeur. Check-in and then spend the rest of the day however you like!


Overnight Stay Options:

Standard - Kasappa Lions Rock, Sigiriya
Deluxe - Harbarana Village By Cinammon Hotel
Luxury - Water Garden Sigiriya

Day 1: Arrive Sri Lanka

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Dambulla / Habarana

Depart for Anuradhapura for a city tour of the ancient ruins and Sri Maha Bodhi, said to be the oldest tree on earth. Other sites in the city include the Ruwanveli Seya Dagoba with its famous elephant wall from the 2nd century and the Thuparama Dagoba from the 3rd century.


Overnight Stay Options:

Standard - Kasappa Lions Rock, Sigiriya
Deluxe - Harbarana Village By Cinammon Hotel
Luxury - Water Garden Sigiriya

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa - Dambulla

Take your packed breakfast and hike to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress soaring 200 metre. This ancient fortress dates back to the 5th century and today is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon, visit the Walled City of Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ruins monasteries, temples, bathing pools and Buddhist statues.

Overnight Stay Options:

Standard - Kasappa Lions Rock, Sigiriya
Deluxe - Harbarana Village By Cinammon Hotel
Luxury - Water Garden Sigiriya

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa.

Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple & Spice Gardens

Dambulla Cave Temple - Spice Gardens - Kandy

After breakfast,enjoy a morning visit to the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, filled with an astonishing 150 statues depicting Buddha as well as multiple cave paintings,.This is an excellent opportunity to view the evolution of ancient Sri Lankan art. After you've finished exploring the five caves, carry on to the Matale Spice Gardens before arriving in Kandy where you'll spend the night.


Overnight Stay Options in Kandy:

Standard - Hotel Topaz
Deluxe - Cinnamon Citadel Hotel
Luxury - Jetwing Kandy Gallery 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple & Spice Gardens

Day 5: Explore Kandy

Kandy

Explore the hill city of Kandy.Today, you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa - an important shrine for Buddhists and one of the most sacred sites in Sri Lanka. End your day with a Kandyan Dance Cultural Show filled with acrobatics, costumes and music.


Overnight Stay Options in Kandy:

Standard - Hotel Topaz
Deluxe - Cinnamon Citadel Hotel
Luxury - Jetwing Kandy Gallery 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5: Explore Kandy

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Be driven through stunning velvet green landscapes by your chauffeur to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka's premier hill resort and the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country. There's also a distinct English vibe here thanks to the number of English country style homes and flower gardens. In the evening,you will have the opportunity to explore the area on a tour of a local plantation and tea factory.


Overnight Stay Options in Nuwara Eliya:

Standard - Blackpool Hotel 
Deluxe - Jetwing St Andrews Hotel 
Luxury - Oliphant Bungalow

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya

Day 7: Wildlife Encounters In Yala

Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park

After transferring and checking into your hotel in Yala you’ll embark on a jeep safari into Yala National Park itself. The second largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala is home to an abundance of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles and one of the largest leopard populations in the world!


Overnight Stay Options in Yala:
Standard - Chaarya Resort
Deluxe - Cinnamon Wild Hotel
Luxury - Uga Chena Huts ( All Inclusive with Game Drive AM/PM)

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7: Wildlife Encounters In Yala

Day 8: Depart Sri Lanka

Yala - Depart Sri Lanka

Today you'll be returned to the capital Colombo in time for your flight, whether that's back to the UK or heading on to another destination such as Maldives and ending your holiday in one of our recommended luxury resorts.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8: Depart Sri Lanka

Hotels

Pricing

All prices shown represent a from price per person based on low season travel unless otherwise stated.
Availability of tour components and flights seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price given is therefore for guidance only.
To obtain a tailored quote for you and your party, please call one of our travel experts today.


Standard Tour 5th January 2024 - 29th February 2024

Deluxe Tour 5th January 2024 - 29th February 2024

Standard Tour 1st May 2024 - 30th June 2024

Deluxe Tour 1st May 2024 - 30th June 2024

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