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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.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 1NegomboBeach, Relaxation, Buzzing Bars, Al Fresco Dining
1 - 3SigiriyaUNESCO World Heritage Site, Rock Fortress, Rock Paintings and FrescoesAliya Resort & Spa, Jetwing Vil Uyana
3 - 4KandyTooth Temple, Magnificent Hills, Tea Plantations, Kandy Lake, Traditional Dance PerformancesTheva Residency, The Kandy House
4 - 5Nuwara EliyaColonial Hill Station, Tea Plantations, Asia’s Oldest Golf CourseHeritance Tea Factory, Langdale by Amaya
5 - 7BentotaCoconut Tree-Lined White Sandy Beaches, Diver’s Paradise, Traditional Masked Dance-DramaAvani Bentota Resort & Spa, Saman Villas
7 - 8ColomboGeoffrey Bawa Architecutral Excursion, Temples and Mosques, Independence SquareOzo Colombo, Kingsbury

Ideal For

  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 1

International Arrival

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

0 Days

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.

Day 1 - 3

Drive from Negombo to Sigiriya (156 km, 4 hrs)

Sigiriya

2 Days

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.

Included Activities

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.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomSigiriya Vil Uyana - Paddy/ Mash
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 3 - 4

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy (96 km, 2.5 hrs)

Kandy

1 Day

Kandy was established in the 14th century and was the last independent city and capital of the Singhalese kingdom.

Included Activities

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.

Hotel Options
Theva Residency – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
The Kandy House – Opt 2
RoomKandy House Deluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 5

Train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

1 Day

Sri Lanka’s very own “Little England”, this is decidedly a trip to a surrealistic hill station with swirling mists and tumbling waterfalls!

Included Activities

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).

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomAmaya Lang - Luxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 7

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota (245 km, 7 hrs)

Bentota

2 Days

Bentota offers a pristine beachside experience in southwestern Sri Lanka.

Included Activities

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.

Hotel Options
RoomAvani Bentota Superior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Saman Villas – Opt 2
RoomSaman Villas - Superior suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 7 - 8

Drive from Bentota to Colombo (62 km, 2 hrs)

Colombo

1 Day

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.

Included Activities

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.)

Hotel Options
Ozo Colombo – Opt 1
RoomSleep Room (Double)
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Kingsbury – Opt 2
RoomKingsbury - Superior Ocean Vw
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer from Colombo Hotel to Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,095 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,175 /person

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.

Price Includes

  • 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
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Signature Tour of Sri Lanka

8 days $ 2,095 / person

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