This introductory tour takes you through the ancient cultural sites of this magical island country including the famous cultural triangle - followed by a train journey or a drive to Nuwara Eliya- through the spectacular scenic sights of the hill county. A beach stay towards the end of the tour gives you time to recollect and relax before making your way home.
Day 1: Depart UK. Board your flight to Colombo from London.
Day 2: Arrive Colombo and transfer to Dambulla. On arrival at the international airport, assistance by our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Day 3: In Dambulla. Day Excursion to Polonnaruwa, Habarana and Sigiriya. Optional safari in Minneriya National Park. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: In Dambulla. Day excursion to Anuradhapura (a World Heritage Site). En route visit Aukana to see the tallest Buddha statue of Sri Lanka, and the town of Mihintale. Evening visit the Dambulla rock caves. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Dambulla- Kandy. Drive to Kandy. Enroute visit the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela, batik factory and spice garden. Evening city tour of Kandy, visit to Temple of Tooth and Botanical gardens and later attend cultural performance. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Kandy- Nuwara Eliya. Travel to Nuwara Eliya by train or car. Witness the spectacular countryside- the mountains covered with tea bushes and cascading waterfalls. In Nuwara Eliya, visit to a tea plantation and a tea factory. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya- Bentota. Morning visit to the widest waterfall of Sri Lanka, “St. Clair”. Later drive to Bentota (driving past the town of Kithulgala where the Oscar Winning movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed). Overnight at hotel in Bentota
Day 8: In Bentota. Day free to relax at golden sandy beach in Bentota.
Day 9: Bentota-Colombo. Drive to Colombo. Guided city tour in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Depart Colombo. Assistance for transfer to the airport to board your return flight to UK.
Note: We can make exclusive holiday arrangements for your private group according to your interests & requirements. This would be your independent private group holiday thus giving you a personal and enriching experience of travelling with your like-minded friends/family members.
Price based on two persons travelling together and includes international flights, accommodation in 4/5 star and heritage hotels, private transfers in air-conditioned car, private sightseeing tours.
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