Glimpse of Sri Lanka

8 Nights 9 Days | Private Guided Tour | 1 – 10 Persons

A bit of everything in Sri Lanka is what this tour’s all about. The Culture, Beach, Heritage, Hills & Elephants combined together with luxury lifestyle hotels to give you a great family holiday in Sri Lanka.

What to Expect

Sri Lanka is home to a unique collection of luxury Experiences. Sri Lanka’s people, tradition and culture are what gives a true meaning to hospitality. From the Air Hostesses on the National Carrier to the receptionist at your resort, the Sri Lankan people create such an inviting atmosphere for all travelers. Combining this into your holiday experience + the amazing Sri Lankan Luxury is what makes this tour the perfect luxury holiday.

Start your journey exploring the financial capital city “Colombo”. The cozy Business hotels, the high-rising buildings, the quaint cafe’s, exquisite restaurants and bars are all packed together in Colombo. Slow the pace of your trip with 2 nights in Dambulla. Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and have a walk with elephants, watch them being fed or even experience the bathing session. Enjoy the Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show and visit a spice garden to learn about the production of Spices in Sri Lanka.  Thereafter, spend 2 nights in Nuwara Eliya where you will indulge the Cool climate of the Hill Country. Combine all this with the tea experience and finally descend to Galle for 2 nights in the renowned Amangalla.

To make your journey more exciting, you will explore the Temple of the Tooth; a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Discover the architectural roots of prestigious Cities of Sri Lanka including Kandy, Galle and Commercial capital Colombo while enjoying your splendid holiday with bunch of beautiful memories. You will enjoy some amazing luxury hospitality in each hotel selected within this tour.

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 01 - Airport - Colombo

As you land in the island, you will be transferred in to the amazing Paradise Road Tintagel Hotel in Colombo. In the evening you will be experiencing a Tuk Tuk safari for all your senses in a rustic and realistic safari in Colombo. Venture across Colombo, the commercial hub of Sri Lanka enjoying the breeze and the passing sights on your way to various popular destinations. During this Tuk Tuk safari, which is the most realistic and the native way of travelling around cities, you will witness the independence Memorial Hall, Streets of Pettah Market, Dutch Hospital Precinct, Sambodhi Chaithya and many other must visit attractions in Colombo.

Later n the night, settle down for your first dinner in the paradise at a place of your choice. We recommend the Ministry of Crabs, Monsoon & Paradise Road Gallery Cafe. And your holiday begins here!

Hotel: Paradise Road Tintagel • Meals: Open (Not Included)

Day 02 - Colombo - Sigiriya

After the breakfast, check out and proceed to your second destination, Dambulla. En-route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage home to some 100 or more elephant orphans. A place you will enjoy with the giants and never forget. Most of them are accustomed to their human visitors and harmless. You may interact with them a little during the regulated bath and feeding times. You are free to have your lunch from a place of your choice either in Pinnawala or straight at your Hotel.

Arrive and check in at Heritance Kandalama which is going to be your home for next two nights and in the evening visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. This emphasis the artistic talent of the ancient Sri Lankans. The premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1991.

After an exhausting yet interesting day, spend the rest of your evening relaxing in the hotel and get ready for a mouth-watering dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Jetwing Vil Uyana • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 03 - Dambulla

After a hearty breakfast, leave to visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress called by many names including “The Lion Rock “for its initial name of “Sinhagiri which was a Royal Citadel for 18 years when it was fortified by King Kasyapa

After returning to Kandalama and relaxing, you can go on an evening safari at one of the best National Parks of Sri Lanka, the Kaudulla National Park. This is your opportunity to experience the wild side of the island as it is home to 200+ elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, small black bears and even a handful of leopards.

Spend your night relaxing at the hotel and get ready for your last dinner at Heritance Kandalama.

Hotel: Jetwing Vil Uyana • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 04 - Dambulla - Kandy

After your breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the prestigious city of Kandy. On your way, you will make a stop at Spice Garden in Matale to see why Sri Lanka become a globally popular herbs and spices producer.
Don’t forget to stop in the souvenir shop to purchase some exotic spices from the source.

On arrival to Kandy and check in to your hotel and relax till your technical tour in the evening related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks and settle down for an amazing Cultural Dance Experience. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of most popular art forms of the island take to the stage.

Spend the rest of the evening chilling at Elephants Stables and enjoy your dinner.

Hotel: Elephant Stables • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 05 - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Have your breakfast and check out the hotel and continue your journey towards Nuwara Eliya, “The Little England” of Sri Lanka. Before you leave Kandy, you will be visiting the most sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) which made the city of Kandy a UNESCO World Heritage Site in part.

Witness the Ramboda Falls and you may enjoy todays’ lunch here overlooking the amazing Ramboda Falls. Visit a Tea Factory Plantation en-route and see the how the world’s finest tea is made. Taste some amazing tea in the end of your visit and start your journey back towards Nuwara Eliya. Check-in to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening free and easy. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Hotel: Stafford Bungalow • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 06 - Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains

Today, after your breakfast at the hotel, get on a jeep to arrive at Horton Plains. Witness the most dramatic feature of the national park, the “World’s End”, where the plateau comes to an abrupt half and drops nearly 1000m straight down. The park is frequented by Sambar Deer, Leopards, Wild Boars, the endemic Bear Monkeys and Toque Monkeys and lot more other wild creatures.

On completion, return to the hotel and rest. You may explore the city of Nuwara Eliya during the rest of the day.

Hotel: Stafford Bungalow • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 07 - Nuwara Eliya - Galle

Today, after breakfast, check out of the hotel and continue your journey towards Galle. You will take the route that leads to the eastern suburbs of Colombo and take the Toll Highway from there.

You can check in for lunch or have your lunch en-route to Galle. In the evening, you can relax. We recommend trying the High-tea at the hotel which is a must-do experience when staying in Amangalla.

Hotel: Amangalla • Meals: Breakfast

Day 08 - Galle

Today after a relaxed morning, explore the Galle Fort, a historical jewel to Sri Lanka wonderful to explore on foot. Stroll around the ancient city where you will find a gourmet of fancy restaurants and coffee shop to chill and relax. The beach side is surely a bliss which will make you want to lock yourself up in this sun kissed island and indulge in the sea breeze and endless blue waters.

In the evening, we recommend visiting Unawatuna Beach for an evening sundown session. You can enjoy your dinner at a preferred place as you can find lot of fancy restaurants around the Galle Fort.

Hotel: Amangalla • Meals: Breakfast

Day 09 - Galle - Airport

Today, depending on your departure flight time, you can either relax or check out of the hotel. Don’t forget to recollect the memories of your trip with your chauffer and write your feedback.

Meals: Breakfast

Best time to Travel

This is an all-year-round trip.

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