Discover classic Sri Lanka in luxury! Enjoy white glove service at premium accommodations, travel in high quality vehicles, and experience the best of Sri Lankan hospitality on this tour.
Spanning historic temples, verdant highlands and tea plantations, this Sri Lanka tour is a perfect introduction to the world of the Sinhalese. Experience spectacular natural wonders in Nuwara Eliya, visit a turtle hatchery in Bentota and World Heritage sites in Sigiriya. The crowning glory of your journey is the gloriously golden beach in Bentota.
Experience the VIP Enchanting Service, which includes a fast track personal airport meet and greet facility for your international arrival and departure, airport lounge access, and complimentary premium beverages (including beer) and snacks during your car journeys.
Negombo is a bustling beach town with plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation! Nestled on the rim of Negombo Lagoon, the town boasts a long stretch of buzzing yet beautiful beach, and is located close to Colombo.
Sigiriya is the ideal location if you wish to venture back in time! Unearth this UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back 5,000 years to the Mesolithic period.
Highlights Of Sigiriya Sigiriya, which translates to Lion’s Rock, is aptly named as it juts out of a granite peak, standing tall at 180 meters and dominating the surrounding dense jungle. Witness Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is uniquely shaped and can be seen from great distances. You can also discover the fascinating rock paintings and frescoes of Sigiri apsaras (mythical dancing damsels), painted inside the cavity of the western rock face. Discover the style of 7th to 10th century graffiti by visiting the Mirror Wall! Kindly note that this activity requires a good level of physical fitness due to the steep steps to reach the fortress.
Day Trip To Polonnaruwa (From Sigiriya) Polonnaruwa..the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, was the second capital city of the country after the destruction of the ancient city of Anuradhapura in 993 (from 10th-12th century AD). Note ancient Sri Lankan architecture from the 12th Century..see Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas and the monumental ruins of the garden city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Visit the ruins of the King’s Council Chamber, the Royal Citadel, the Kumara Pokuna, the Royal Pavilion, the Vatadage Relic House, Kiri Vehera and Gal Vihare; see Art, Architecture and Sculpture at Gal Viharaya, Thuparamaya Image House and Lankatilaka Image House.
Kandy was established in the 14th century and was the last independent city and capital of the Singhalese kingdom.
Highlights Of Kandy Delve into regality as you explore the last royal capital. Venture to Dalda Maligawa, the gold-roofed Temple of the Tooth, which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic, a tooth of Lord Buddha. Observe the many pilgrims conducting pujas (prayers) throughout the temple complex. Surrounded by aromatic tea plantations, magnificent hills and set by a lake, you can also enjoy some wonderful scenic views. Take a leisurely stroll around Lake Kandy, a protected lake where fishing is banned. Sip up the history of tea drinking pioneers like Lipton and Taylor at the Ceylon Tea Museum, a 1920s vintage tea factory. Enjoy traditional dance performances that capture the imagination and connect audiences to the tribal roots of the performers.
Sri Lanka’s very own “Little England”, this is decidedly a trip to a surrealistic hill station with swirling mists and tumbling waterfalls!
High Tea At Glenloch Tea Factory & Plantation (Enroute Activity) If you’re a lover of teas, and of Ceylon Tea in particular, you’ll love this little trip to a local plantation at Nuwara Eliya. Walk through the romantic vistas of an emerald tea plantation tucked among the rolling hills of the Sri Lankan highlands. Accompanied by your local guide, visit the in-house tea factory and watch the fascinating process of sorting grading and processing tealeaves. It’s amazing to learn just how much goes into your favorite morning or afternoon cuppa! End a perfect tour on a perfect note – with a wonderful tea tasting session. Under the guidance of your chauffeur guide, try out cupfuls of brew from honey golden to burgundy brown and each with its own distinct aroma and flavor. (Half Day; Duration: 1.5 hrs; Private Activity; Meals included: Tea; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable walking shoes. This activity is closed on Sundays and all public holidays).
Bentota offers a pristine beachside experience in southwestern Sri Lanka.
Visit To A Turtle Hatchery Farm Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery where you can see five different species of turtles, namely the Green, Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Leatherback and Olive Ridley awaits for a one and a half hour long visit. Villagers and fishermen collect eggs that the hatchery buys. Kept in tanks until they are hatched, the young turtles are released into the sea at night. Kosgoda Hatchery, which is supported by the Hasselblad Foundation, has released in excess of 1.7 millions of turtles into the wild to date.
Colombo, the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka, has something for everyone! A strategic port on the ancient Spice Route, the city is a potpourri of colonial influence, from the British to the Portuguese and Dutch.
Special Day Excursion – Bandaragama Village, Temple & Agriculture Embark on an exclusive village experience with a day trip to Bandaragama Village. Get a taste of the rural lifestyle as you head to the Uyanwatta Reservoir Bandaragama, and Kithsiri Mewan Ancient Temple in Pokunuwita. Wander around the village and stop off and enjoy some light refreshments with the locals, before venturing into paddy fields, a pineapple plantation. Visit a cinnamon plantation where you can learn the process of making this aromatic spice. Head onwards to a rubber plantation and a small scale tea plantation. You can enjoy a traditional rice and curry lunch at a villager’s home. Afterwards, visit a few cottage industries, including a traditional ironmonger’s workshop, a handloom mill, and a workshop that creates beautiful handmade clay pottery. Finish your day with a few refreshments at Ampitigala Temple, where you can speak with the in-house priest to gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism. (Full Day Private Activity & Transfer, which lasts 3 to 4 hours; Fitness Level: Moderate as it includes some walking; Travel time to activity: 1 hr from Colombo/Bentota; Lunch included. If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time.)
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 8 days / 7 nights
Meals as indicated
The following train journeys in the highest class available :
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
All activities as listed:
Sigiriya: Highlights of Sigiriya
Sigiriya: Day Trip to Polonnaruwa (from Sigiriya)
Kandy: Highlights of Kandy
Nuwara Eliya: High Tea at Glenloch Tea Factory & Plantation (Enroute Activity)
Bentota: Visit to a Turtle Hatchery Farm
Colombo: Special Day Excursion – Bandaragama Village, Temple & Agriculture
All airport and hotel transfers
A high-quality air conditioned, safety-tested vehicle with an English-speaking Chauffeur Guide except during your stay at the beach
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, when accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
Fees and taxes
What our guests say about this trip
We could not have planned a better trip ourselves. Our guide Kalyana was so well informed, provided great information about the history of Sri Lanka and Buddhism. We never felt insecure or unsafe. We were very comfortable travelling in our air-conditioned vehicle. Kalyana was so helpful and gracious to grant any request we had. Our accommodations were beautiful and the food was fantastic. We had a wide variety of activities planned tailored to our interests, with time to relax at the end of our trip.