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Indulge in a 14-day unique Sri Lankan experience! Whether you opt for diversity, cultural heritage, people, wild life, adventure or outdoor luxury experiences, Sri Lanka has so much beauty and nature that will surely satisfy your wanderlust.
Sri Lanka
Cultural
Private Escorted Tours

Highlights

Visit the astonishing city of Polonnaruwa,  one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country.

Enjoy a jeep safari at Minneriya National Park where you can witness leopards, deer, wild elephants and many more! 

Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and walk through the pleasure gardens. 

Be amazed by the breathtaking city of Anuradhapura which consists of more than a dozen archeological sites.

Discover the Dambulla Cave Temples, largest and best-preserved rock cave temple complex in Sri Lanka

Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and enjoy a cultural performance in the evening.

Marvel around the Royal Botanical Garden, largest botanical garden of Sri Lanka. 

Explore the charming tea city of Nuwara Eliya by train*

Enjoy some stunning views in Galle Fort and Horton Plains. 

Witness a diverse array of wildlife at the Yala National Park, the most famous wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka.

Discover the fascinating key attractions of Sri Lanka on this 14-day luxury tour. Be captivated with stunning views as you relive the ancient times of the unspoilt places you'll uncover.

Explore the charming city of Polonnaruwa where you'll capture temples and ancient ruins. Then, embark on a jeep safari at Minneriya National Park which covers 8,890 hectares and consists of a vast number of wildlife. Your fourth day would involve climbing of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress set amidst stunning scenery, then you'll marvel around the magnificent city of Anuradhapura and witness large stupas.

Be in awe of the ancient statues and paintings at the Dambulla Cave Temples and visit the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic on your fifth day, plus enjoy a cultural performance in the evening. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. Join a unique way of exploring Nuwara Eliya by train where you'll get a sight of dramatic landscape of highlands and majestic peaks. Visit Horton plains and admire the stunning views. Spend two nights in Yala and explore the safari where you'll also witness a variety of wildlife. Lastly, a tour in Sri Lanka is not complete without visiting the famous Galle Fort. 

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Included

1-night accommodation in Negombo
3-night accommodation in Galle
3-night accommodation in Habarana
2-night accommodation in Kandy
2-night accommodation in Nuwara Eliya
2-night accommodation in Yala
Daily Breakfast and Dinner
Private transfers with English-speaking driver guide
Excursion: Dambulla Cave Temple
Excursion: Polonnaruwa Ancient City
Excursion: Anuradhapura Ancient City
Excursion: Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Excursion: Safari at Minneriya National Park
Excursion: Cultural Show
Excursion: Temple of Tooth Relic
Excursion: Royal Botanical Garden
Excursion: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya Train Ride (Subject to Availability)
Excursion: Horton Plains National Park
Excursion: Afternoon and Morning Safari at Yala National Park
Excursion: Galle Fort Tour

Optional Extras:

Please contact our team to add flights onto this package. 

Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & Porterage
  • Early Check-in & Late Check-outs
  • Visas

Itinerary

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Day 1
Airport → Negombo

Arrival in Sri Lanka/meet and greet at the airport. You'll then head to Negombo (approximately 30 minutes travel time) and check in at Jetwing Lagoon. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Negombo at Jetwing Lagoon in a Deluxe Room.

Dinner
Day 2
Negombo → Habarana

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Today, you will travel for approximately 4 hours and head to Habarana. Stay at the beautiful Habarana Village by Cinnamon surrounded by greenery. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Habarana at Habarana Village by Cinnamon in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Habarana → Polonnaruwa → Minneriya → Habarana

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will proceed to Polonnaruwa, second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. The visit starts with the Kings Palace and Baths. We then visit 3 different tooth relic temples and then proceed to the stupas. The visit ends on the far western side of the complex where you will see one of the most astonishing Buda rock carvings in Sri Lanka. One can walk, bike or drive between locations.

Take a jeep safari at Minneriya national park which covers 8,890 hectares and consists of a mixed forest of evergreen shrubs, a favorite habitat for animals, which include leopards, deer and wild elephants. During the dry season from June to September, this is a fantastic place to watch herds of elephants come to graze and bathe. You can also see huge flocks of birds, including cormorants and painted storks that come to fish in the shallow waters.

Return to the resort and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Habarana at Habarana Village by Cinnamon in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Habarana → Sigiriya → Anurudhapura → Habarana

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Today you will first visit Sigiraya Rock Fortress. It is consists of 1200 steps. The first part of the visit is a leisurely walk through the pleasure gardens. Then one starts to climb. There are two areas where one can take a break on the way up. The entire duration of the experience takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed at which you want to climb. Water is provided. 

Afterwards, you will then explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura. It consists of more than a dozen archeological sites. Typically one moves around from site to site either by bike or inside the vehicle. The most important / significant sites are the 3 largest man mad stupas in Sri Lanka, which were – at the time of the pyramids of Egypt – the second largest man-made structures in the world. Then Sri Maha Bodhi, is a Sacred Fig said to be the southern branch from the tree under which lord Buda was enlightened. Altogether the visit to Anuradhapura takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Return to the resort and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Habarana at Habarana Village by Cinnamon in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Habarana → Dambulla → Kandy

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will then visit Dambulla Cave Temples which are the largest and best-preserved rock cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, towering 160 m over the surrounding plains with more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. The climb from the base is not strenuous – and can be done at a leisurely pace. It takes approximately 30 minutes. Your guide will buy your entrance fee and climb with you. There are approximately 200 steps. The best time to climb is in the early morning or the late afternoon to avoid the heat. You will need to cover your knees and shoulders – and access the inner chambers barefoot or with socks. You will find socks in the basket inside the vehicle and a sarong in case you need one. The entire visit takes approximately 1.5 hours.

You will then head to Kandy, a UNESCO world heritage site, and check in at Cinnamon Citadel Hotel. Explore Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a Buddhist temple in the city and is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. The visit typically lasts 1 hour. First you walk towards the temple through the gardens. Your guide will buy you the entrance tickets. We recommend buying a lotus flower right at the entrance – 100 LKR per set. Your guide will walk you through the various chambers explaining the history and significance of the temple.

In  the evening, you'll witness a cultural performance at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. With more than 7 different dance performances, captivating drumming and the skills of the traditional musicians on display, this show will give you a great insight to traditional Sri Lankan culture.

Return to the resort and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Kandy at Cinnamon Citadel in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Kandy → Pinnawala → Peradeniya → Kandy

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Afterwards, discover the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka and the finest of its kind in Asia. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the central highlands, the Gardens lies at an elevation of 460 meters above sea-level, tightly bounded on three sides by the loop of the River Mahaweli (Great Sandy River), Sri Lanka’s largest river. Your guide will buy your entrance. Your chauffer guide will wait for you in the vehicle outside. It’s a leisurely walk in a circular fashion.

Return to the resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Kandy at Cinnamon Citadel in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Kandy → Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will then take a train and head to Nuwara Eliya. One great way of exploring the tea country is to jump aboard the train*. The dramatic landscape of the highlands stirs the senses as you wind past lush tea plantations, majestic peaks and rushing waterfalls.

The train departs from PERADENIYA. Your guide will take you to the station usually 45 to 30 minutes in advance. He will have your tickets and will hand them over to you. You may leave your luggage in the vehicle. The vehicle will drive to the station where you will be picked up – on the other side. Take only essentials. Your guide will accompany you into the station and show you where the platform is and reconfirm the arrival time with the station master. Feel free to walk around the train station. Some are wonderfully nostalgic. Don’t be afraid to ask the Station Master questions about their systems and the technology they use. Ask the station master to explain the ‘tablet’ system – it’s fascinating. The question is “what is the tablet system”, “how does it work”. Your guide will give you water to take with you. When the train arrives he will show you to your seats. If you are travelling with a National Guide he will go with you on the train. If you are travelling with a Chauffer Guide he will drive the vehicle to the train station down the line where you will be picked up. Your chauffer guide may be pressed to ‘rush off’ so that he can make it to the other station on time.

Stay at the charming Grand Hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya at Grand Hotel in a Deluxe Room. 

*Please note that train tickets are subject to availability. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Nuwara Eliya → Horton plains → Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You'll visit Horton plains. It is a beautiful, silent, strange world with some excellent hikes in the shadows of Sri Lanka's second- and third-highest mountains, Kirigalpotta (2395m) and Totapola (2359m). The ‘plains’ themselves form an undulating plateau over 2000m high, covered by wild grasslands and interspersed with patches of thick forest, rocky outcrops, filigree waterfalls and misty lakes. The surprising diversity of the landscape is matched by the wide variety of wildlife.

Return to the resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya at Grand Hotel in a Deluxe Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Nuwara Eliya → Yala

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Today, you'll head to Yala (approximately 5 hours travel time) and check in at Cinnamon Wild. Spend the day at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Yala at Cinnamon Wild in a Jungle Chalet. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Yala

Today, you'll take a Morning Jeep Safari at Yala National Park with packet breakfast. 

Yala’s arid boulder-scattered parklands are dramatically different from the lush jungles and paddy fields that cover so much of the island. Spanning 100,000 hectares of dry thorny scrub and dusty glades, you could easily be in an African bushveldt, right down to the long-thorn bushes. This background was so suited to viewing elephants, leopards, wild boar, spotted deer, crocodiles and jackals that the entrepreneurial South African Englebrecht, who was shipped over as a POW after the Boer War, rightfully instigated it as a sanctuary – Sri Lanka’s first – at the turn of the twentieth century. It’s now the oldest and most prominent of them all.

Starting either at 5AM or at 3PM, your guide will take you on a 2.5 to 3 hour game drive into the National Park. The campsite is situated outside the national park. Entrance fees are all included. The vehicles are customized Toyota safari jeeps with row seating. There is cool box with drinks, there are binoculars as well. In the evening gather around the campfire in the evenings to enjoy a range of international drinks from our jungle bar. With the sounds of the jungle around you and the campfire casting a romantic glaze over the natural surroundings, you can’t help but be enchanted by the unique experience of being in the jungle at night.

Overnight stay in Yala at Cinnamon Wild in a Jungle Chalet. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Yala → Galle

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You'll then proceed to Galle and check in at the Amari Galle. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Overnight stay in Galle at Amari Galle in a Deluxe Ocean View Room.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Galle

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You'll walk through the Galle Fort. The walk begins at the Serendipity Arts Café. An utterly fascinating fort walk discovering time locked trinkets from the working lighthouse to learning about the bizarre customs, which make the voodoo ridden Haiti pale into insignificance, a place where more than 80 countries traded not only goods but ideas and ideals. Whether it’s learning about the church next to the Galle Fort Hotel originally being the law courts and where the alter stands today is where the gallows are believed to have stood, in a time when TV didn’t exist and entertainment was a bloody affair or why some fort people still hang three chili’s and limes from their doors. We guarantee one thing you will be sure to want to stay longer and discover more.

Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Galle at Amari Galle in a Deluxe Ocean View Room.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Galle

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Today, you have the entire day to spend at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Galle at Amari Galle in a Deluxe Ocean View Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14
Galle → Airport

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will then be transferred at the airport for departure. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Sinhala and Tamil
Currency
Sri Lanka Rupee (₨)
13 nights
from AUD3,499
per person, twin share
01 January 2021 - 31 October 2021

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