Luxury Culture / Beach Tour (7d/6n)
Airport - Elephant Orphanage - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - South Coast - Yala - Dickwella - Weligama - Ahangama - Unawatuna - Galle - Airport
All our Sri Lanka Island 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 : Day 1: From the airport proceed to Dambulla. En route visit Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala. Visit Dambulla cave temple: Like Sigiriya, Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass, which houses a rock temple (formerly caves). Some of its frescoes are over 2,000 years old – and there is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha caved out of the rock, some 14 meters long.
Overnight at Kassapa Lion Rock* in Sigiriya.
Day 2 : After breakfast visit Sigiriya: This rock fortress was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare, was the site of the old palace – the outer wall of which was built on the very brink of the precipice. The UNESCO-sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restored Sigiriya’s 5th century Water Gardens to be former glory. In the afternoon sightseeing of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (10th-12th century A.D). You will visit the modern museum, the Parakrama Samudra (gigantic reservoir made by king Parakrama the Great), Statue of King Parakrama, the Library Shrine, Palace of King Parakrama, the Kumara Pokuna (pond used by royal family with the water flowing system), the Shiva temple, the Thuparama shrine room with its glittering statues, the Alahana Monastery Complex, the Gal Vihare (a master peace of stone carving), the Lotus Pond and a traditional wood carving factory. After your afternoon tea you will proceed to Kandy. En route visit a spice garden and a batik factory in Matale. In the evening watch a cultural performance by traditional Kandyan Dancers and drummers.
Overnight stay at Hotel Suisse in Kandy.
Day 3 : After breakfast visit Kandy city: Sri Lanka’s hill capital is, perhaps, its most beautiful town. It is 488 meters above sea level and Sri Lanka’s most visited place. The focal point of the town is the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa, where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a picturesque drive through Sri Lanka's hill country . En route visit a tea factory and a plantation . In the afternoon you will reach Nuwara Eliya (the so-called Little England) with its colonial hotels, the race course and golf courses.
Overnight at Tea Factory Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day 4 : Early morning train ride to the highest tea village in Sri Lanka, Ella. First watch the magnificent views of Ella valley and the Rawana water falls, followed by a hike to Little Adams Peak. After a stop at the Wellawaya Pottery Manufactory you will continue to the Yala National Park.
Overnight at Elephant Reach in Tissamaharama.
Day 5 : In the morning you will have a safari at the 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. After safari you will drive along beautiful beaches with the opportunity to stop wherever you like to take dip.You will visit the blow hole in Dickwella, fishing village in Weligama and watch the famous stilt fisherman in Ahangama before proceeding to Unawatuna.
Overnight at Thaproban Hotel in Unawatuna.
Day 6 : In the morning or in the afternoon you will visit 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.
After city tour proceed back to your hotel in Unawatuna.
Day 7 : After checking out of your hotel you will be taken back to the airport or any other destination in Sri Lanka (optional). End of Tour.
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|Luxury Culture / Beach Tour (7D/6N)
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