Sri Lanka - Hill Country / Beach Tour (7d/6n)
Airport - Elephant Orphanage - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Yala National Park - Tissahamarana - Unawatuna - Bentota - Galle - Hikkaduwa - South Coast - Airport
All our Classic Sri Lanka Tours can be easily combined with each other, allowing you the flexibility to choose the perfect arrangement.
Additionally the tours can be to added to one of our Holiday or Hotel/Villa Packages.
Transportation is by limousine or mini van, air conditioned and fully insured to guarantee the maximum safety of the traveler.
Our experienced Chauffeur / Guides are fully licensed and they leave no question unanswered.
If you have any questions and/or need to customization, please contact us or use the "Notes" field in the form below.
Day 1 : Your driver will meet you at the airport or your hotel to start the picturesque trip to Sigiriya, visiting the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, which is a home to about 80 Elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Also, accompany the Elephants to a river close by to see them having their daily baths. In the afternoon a tour of Sigiriya; we climb the amazing rock of Sigiriya with its impregnable palace fortress built in the fifth century and enjoy the breath-taking views over the once magnificent royal pool, the throne, remains of the majestic palace, walk ways and the gardens.
Overnight at SIGIRIYA VILLAGE* in Sigiriya 3***
Day 2 : After breakfast it is time to embrace some time-old Sri Lankan traditions as you will visit a Sri Lankan spice garden where you can learn about the basis of the Ayurveda natural medicine and also the Golden Temple in Dambulla, before proceeding to Kandy. Nestled between scenic, forest-covered mountains, this hill-country capital offers an eclectic blend of history, culture, shops, markets, and religious sites. Absolutely unforgettable experience is to watch the cultural dancing show ,which takes part in the evening.
You will have a dinner and stay overnight at the SWISS RESIDENCE in Kandy 3***
Day 3 : After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya enroute visiting a tea plantation and a factory. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing 50% of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 ft) is located here. Nuwara Eliya is the location for one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Asia. Nuwara Eliya also known as "Little England" is located in the heart of Sri Lankan hill country. Home of the famous Ceylon tea and the rolling mountains are carpeted of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. The cellubrious climate, misty glens and similar to the British climate, make the place a must to include in your travel itinerary. Located at the height of 1890 meters above sea level. Temperatures are 140C-210C (Jan- April) 160C-180C (May-Aug) 150C- 180C (Sept-Dec). Check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at THE ROCK in Nuwara Eliya 3***.
Day 4 : After breakfast you will proceed to Yala National Park to experience a wildlife safari. On the way stop in Ella to see the Ella Gap and Rawana water fall. In the afternoon visit Yala National Park which is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka and has a huge range of wildlife including leopards, water buffalo, an abundance of birdlife, wild boar, monkeys and crocodiles, amongst others. The park is also home to a large herd of almost 100 elephants who roam free amongst the colossal 1259 sq. km expanse of the park. Yala National park’s landscape includes dense jungle, lagoons, water holes, streams, and open parklands, and it even backs on to the sea, providing excellent ocean views.
Dinner and overnight at HIBISCUS GARDEN HOTEL in Tissa 3***
Day 5 : After breakfast it is time to head to the coast for some seaside action. You will slowly proceed to Bentota, stopping to visit the blow hole in Dickwella, Weligama and Galle. Weligama is a fishing village famous for its distinctive stilt fisherman who sit high above the ocean on wafer-thin wooden poles, and a breathtaking little island just offshore which houses a picturesque resort. After you have walked the beautiful sands of Weligama to your heart’s content, you will carry on along the coast to Galle, a bustling provincial capital and administrative centre for the South. Once a port, Galle was Sri Lanka’s first international commerce and trade centre, and these days the streets are still awash with a cosmopolitan range of goods available to buy in exotic markets and quirky art galleries. The Dutch presence is still visible in Galle, and should you want to retrace the footsteps of the Dutch rule, let our guide give you the tour of the old Dutch fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Dutch Government House, the New Oriental Hotel (built in 1684), the old bell tower, and the Dutch tide-based sewage system. If you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, however, you can make your way down to Galle’s beautiful Unawatuna Bay, one of Sri Lanka’s finest beaches, where the crystal-clear sea laps the white sand, and wilting palm trees frame the picturesque coastline.
Finish your day with a dinner at the ROYAL BEACH in Bentota 3***
Day 6 : After breakfast you will visit Hikkaduwa , a small beach-side town with an excellent stretch of sand and a bio diverse underwater world. Here you will take to the seas on a glass-bottomed boat to see the best of the marine life here from the comfort of your seat. After this it is time to get up-close and personal with some of Sri Lanka’s most adorable sea creatures at a turtle farm, before returning home for the evening to Bentota , where you will have dinner and stay overnight in a hotel. Overnight at the ROYAL BEACH in Bentota 3***
Day 7 : After breakfast at Royal Beach Hotel its time to proceed to Sri Lankas capital city Colombo. The city tour includes observing the old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) and The Fort. You will also have time to visit the Majestic City shopping complex , ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique and the ceramic cooperation show room (Noritake) before proceeding to the airport for your flight back home or any other destination of your choice (optional)
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|2 Pax||4 Pax||6 Pax|
|*the rate is per person sharing a double room. If you need an extra bed or a baby cot please mention it in the form below .|
|Hill Country / Beach Tour "best of Sri Lanka" (7D/6N)||$540*||$440*||$405*|
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