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Highlights of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Travel Departs
Travel Ends
Travel Periods
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Cultural, Wildlife
Travel Style
Private Escorted Tours
Immerse yourself in a luxury Sri Lanka adventure for 9 days! This pristine destination offers such an extraordinary combination of diversity, cultural heritage, people, wildlife, adventure, and outdoor luxury experiences. Be amazed by the most beautiful destinations in Sri Lanka, from impressive ancient ruins and breathtaking views to fascinating national parks.


Explore Yala National Park on a Jeep Safari.

Anuradhapura Ancient City Tour

Climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress 

Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic Tour

Galle Fort Tour

Tea Experience Tour in Nuwara Eliya

Unveil the beauty of Sri Lanka by exploring some of its most incredible places and prehistoric sites with dramatic views that will definitely feast your eyes. This 9-day private escorted cultural adventure is filled with compelling visits of breathtaking ancient sites that will take you back in time, and discover an endless array of attractions including beautiful hills with refreshing lush greenery and enchanting jungle where wildlife still roams. 

You will start off by exploring the attractive city of Negombo and spend the day at your own leisure. You will then explore Anuradhapura on your second day to witness the Ruwanweliseya, Jetavanaramaya and Abhayagiri stupas which are amongst the biggest architectural creations of the ancient world, surpassed in size only by the pyramids of Giza. You'll head to Sigiraya and uncover the Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then continue this enthralling journey on to Kandy and visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic where you'll be delighted by a very vibrant cultural performance. An unforgettable tea experience awaits you at a tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya. A trip to Yala is definitely not to be missed so you will spend two days exploring the Yala National Park, home to spectacular wildlife. Your last day is truly memorable as you will be able to admire the Galle Fort and spend your last night in the city of Colombo which also boasts a rich colonial heritage. 

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1 night in Negombo
2 nights in Habarana
1 night in Kandy
1 night in Nuwara Eliya
2 nights in Yala
1 night in Colombo
Private transfers with English-speaking driver guide
Daily Breakfast and dinner
Anuradhapura Ancient City Tour
Sigiriya Rock Tour
Hiriwadunna Village Tour followed by a local cooking demo
Kandy Tooth Relic Temple Tour
Cultural Performance
Nuwara Eliya City Tour
Tea Experience Tour
Jeep Safari of Yala National Park
Galle Fort Tour
Day 1
Airport → Negombo

Arrival in Sri Lanka / Meet & Greet at the airport where you will meet your private guide. 

You will then proceed to Negombo in your private car (approximately 30 minutes travel time) and check into your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your own leisure.

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

Airport → Negombo
Negombo Beach
Day 2
Negombo → Anuradhapura → Habarana

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will then travel for approximately 4 hours to visit Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s longest lasting capital. Its here you will enjoy an Anuradhapura Ancient city tour

Anuradhapurais one of the greatest monastic cities of the ancient world flourishing with Buddhist culture and crowning architectural achievements. Being the heart of Sri Lankan civilization for over a millennium, Anuradhapura was the royal capital of 113 successive kings who administered the producing of magnificent Palaces, elaborate sculptures, opulent gardens and enormous stupas built to protect the most sacred relics of Buddhism. The three main stupas Ruwanweliseya, Jetavanaramaya and Abhayagiri stupas are amongst the biggest architectural creations of the ancient world, surpassed in size only by the pyramids of Giza.

You will then continue to Habarana to check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own pleasure.

Overnight stay in Habarana at Cinnamon Lodge in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Negombo → Anuradhapura → Habarana
Day 3
Habarana → Sigiriya → Habarana

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Today, you will visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also known as Lion Rock, built on top of a huge boulder in the 5th century consists of 1,200 steps. The first part of the visit is a leisurely walk through the pleasure gardens,  before you start the climb. There are two areas where you can take a break on the way up. This tour takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed at which you want to climb. Water is provided. If it looks like it might rain don’t forget to take an umbrella from the vehicle.

Then enjoy a tour of a rural village in Sigiriya (Hiriwadunna Village) which gives you a glimpse of a uniquely interlinked Sri Lankan village life where the villagers go about their daily lives with the greatest respect to nature. Spend a morning in the remote village of Hiruwadunna – an area the locals call ‘God’s village’ and said to be a refuge of King Wasaba followed by a local cooking demo.

Return to the resort and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Habarana at Cinnamon Lodge in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Habarana → Sigiriya → Habarana
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Day 4
Habarana → Kandy

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Today, you will travel to Kandy, which is located in the central highlands and is home to the Temple of the Tooth (approximately 2.5 hours travel time). Enjoy a tour of the famous Tooth Relic Temple which is surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside with refreshing lush greenery, the town center has a picturesque lake setting, with delightful stalls and a buzzing street market.

Enjoy a Cultural Performance in the evening 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.

Check into your resort in Kandy and spend the day at leisure.

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

Breakfast, Dinner
Habarana → Kandy
Tooth Relic Temple
Day 5
Kandy → Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy breakfast at the resort. 

Then you will proceed to Nuwara Eliya (approximately 2 hours travel time), on the way you will stop and enjoy a tour of a local waterfall.

Nuwara Eliya – which means the City of Light, enjoys spring like weather throughout the year. Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, it is a quaint town with English country style houses, half-timbered bungalows and large rose gardens keeps the atmosphere of a misplaced British village. Enjoy a tea experience at a tea factory. 

Check into your resort in Nuwara Eliya and spend the day at leisure.

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

Breakfast, Dinner
Kandy → Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya
Day 6
Nuwara Eliya → Yala

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Today you will travel for approximately 5 hours to Yala and visit one of most desired safari destinations, Yala National Park.

Yala National Park is famous for having the highest concentration of leopards in the world! In its essence, the park consists of shrub jungle with rock outcrops along with several fresh water and salt water lagoons. Some of the most prominent sightings in Yala are of leopards, elephants, sloth bears, sambar, spotted deer, jackals, wild boar and buffaloes, langur and macaque monkeys. Yala is also famous for its bird life. There are around 130 species of birds that have been spotted at the premises including black necked stork, sandpipers, pelicans, egrets, hoopoes, parakeets and bulbuls. One could spot peacocks as soon as they enter the park unlike the evasive jungle fowl, the national bird of Sri Lanka.

Check into your resort in Yala and spend the day at your own leisure.

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

Breakfast, Dinner
Nuwara Eliya → Yala
Leopard at Yala National Park
Day 7

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

In the afternoon, take an exciting Jeep Safari at Yala National Park for 3 hours. Return to your resort and you will have the rest of the day to spend at leisure. 

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

Breakfast, Dinner
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Day 8
Yala → Galle → Colombo

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Travel for approximately 5 hours to reach Galle and take an enjoyable tour of the 36-hectare Galle fort. 

The magical coastal town is essentially a simple fishing village that boats of a rich cultural heritage. Galle takes credit for having the largest remaining Fortress built by European colonizers in the whole of Asia. Galle has a vibrant town not much different from a typical Sri Lankan town, but walk through the Fort gates and you are transported back in time to a Dutch colonial era. It’s a World Heritage Site and the ocean lapping onto the massive ramparts add to the spectacular setting. The well-preserved stone and coral ramparts offer panoramic vistas of the ocean and red tiled rooftops of Galle Fort. A sunset on the ramparts is not to be missed.

Then you will continue to Colombo (approximately 2 hours). Check into your hotel and spend the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Colombo at Cinnamon Lakeside in a Standard Room. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Yala → Galle → Colombo
Day 9
Colombo → Airport

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will then be transferred to the airport for your departure. 


Additional information

Official language
Sinhala and Tamil
Local currency
Sri Lanka Rupee (₨)

Hotel options

Jetwing Lagoon
Jetwing Lagoon

Jetwing Lagoon is a luxurious spa resort with stunning landscapes filled with history and culture. It offers great relaxation and rejuvenation through its famous holistic spa treatments.

Cinnamon Lodge
Cinnamon Lodge

Cinnamon Lodge is a unique chalet styled hotel set amid green forests surrounded with birds and monkeys. This eco-friendly hotel offers warmly decorated rooms combined with luxury.

Cinnamon Citadel
Cinnamon Citadel

Encircled by clearing green slopes, cloudy mornings circumscribed by the longest waterway, Cinnamon Citadel is your optimal retreat for a genuinely loose and joyful escape.

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel

Nuwara Eliya
Grand Hotel is known as "Little England" and a luxury colonial hotel surrounded by tropical greenery. It features calm and modern chic accommodation blended with traditional design. 

Cinnamon Wild
Cinnamon Wild

Cinnamon Wild is a beachfront resort perfect for nature lovers as it boasts chalets with wood-beamed ceilings and private balconies surrounded by tropical gardens.

Cinnamon Lakeside
Cinnamon Lakeside

Experience utmost luxury and comfort at Cinnamon Lakeside! Overlooking the Beira Lake, this hotel offers elegant rooms and suites with either city or lake views. 

Private Escorted Tour

These packages are much more intimate and include a private guide/driver that will be with you throughout the duration of your stay.

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Highlights of Sri Lanka

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In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
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At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

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Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

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Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

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