Highlights of Sri Lanka

Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Airport – Colombo

On arrival you will be met by our English Speaking Chauffeur Guide at the Airport and proceed to Colombo for overnight stay. Check in your hotel and relax after the flight. Overnight stay in Colombo.

Day 02

Colombo – Sigiriya

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Sigiriya for two nights stay. En-route visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, UNESCO World Heritage site. In the afternoon take a safari jeep hire to Minneriya National park, it is possible to see herds of up to 150 elephants feeding and washing, as well as toque macaques, sambar deer and leopards. The hungry bird flocks include cormorants and painted storks. Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 03

Sigiriya

After breakfast at the hotel climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, King Kasyapa built this legendary Citadel during his reign 477 – 495 AC. The legend of Kasyapa is a story of tragedy and political intrigue. Kasyapa was the King's son by a non-royal consort who plotted against his father and became king after executing him. Fearing the wrath of the crown prince he is said to have built this palace like an impregnable fortress on this rock. Rest of the day free for leisure, Hiriwadunna Trek can be organized. This trek allows you to understand village life as well as experience a bullock cart ride and even a catamaran boat ride. Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 04

Sigiriya – Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to hill country capital Kandy for two nights stay. En-route visit to Spice & Herbal garden. Check in your hotel in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Later in the evening witness the cultural dance performance. Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 05

Kandy

In the morning visit to Royal botanical garden. Explore Kandy town, and visit to Gem museum & Wood carving centre. In the evening visit to Temple of Tooth where a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined. Religious services (pooja), accompanied with traditional drumming, are held at the temple daily at dawn, midday, and in the evening. Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 06

Kandy – Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Bentota for last 3 nights beach stay. En- route visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, home to almost 70 Elephants of different ages you will have the opportunity to watch this herd as they bath and play in the river nearby. There are many babies and almost all these Elephants are ones that have been found in the jungles lost and separated from their Herds or with injuries. Check in your hotel in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 07

Bentota

In the morning visit to Turtle hatchery and mangrove river boat safari will be arranged, enjoy water sports activities, such as Jet Ski, Tube Rides, Banana boat rides, Water Ski. Overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 08

Bentota

Full day at leisure.

Day 09

Bentota – Airport

In the morning free for leisure at the hotel. Thereafter leave to Airport for your departure flight. En-route visit to Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, Independence Squire.

Attractions

  • The Lion Rock (Sigiriya).
  • Dambulla Cave Temple.
  • Minneriya National Park.
  • Hiriwadunna Trek.
  • Temple of Tooth.
  • Spice & Herbal Garden.
  • Gem Museum & Wood carving centre.
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
  • Bentota Beach.
  • Galle Dutch Fort.

Price Included

  • Hotel accommodations in a double or Twin room
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner for last 5 nights
  • City tours & Sightseeing
  • Private Air-Conditioned Car
  • English Speaking Driver/ Guide
  • 15 minutes Herbal head massage at Herbal garden
  • Complementary visit to Gem museum & Wood Carving center
  • One hour mangrove river boat safari in Bentota
  • Fuel charges , Parking fees and toll fees
  • Driver meals and accommodation
  • Personal assistance by Nelum Holidays representative on arrival and departure
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Kandy cultural dance show entrance tickets

Fine Print

  • Minimum 2 people required to start the tour
  • Can travel to 30th November 2019
  • Blackout dates from 24th December to 10th January 2019 & 5th August - 15th August 2019
  • Peak season supplement when travelling between 15th December 2018 to 28th February 2019
  • Child age 0-5 stays free of charge, when sharing parent’s bed. Maximum 2 children in a Double Room (Under 12 years old)
  • Child age 5 – 12 rates: please contact us tours@nelumsrilankaholidays.com
  • Flights & Visa not included with the offer
  • Early check in & Late check out not included
  • Entrance fees to the places not included mentioned in our Itinerary
  • Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates
  • If mentioned hotels are not available, similar category hotels will be arranged

3 Star hotels option: AU$ 1280 per person (Twin share basis)

4 Star hotels option: AU$ 1390 per person (Twin share basis)