Colombo, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala & Galle
One of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Sri Lanka should be on every travellers’ bucket list. From the eight UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites found on the island, to the spectacular temples and fortresses spread throughout, you will not be disappointed. Wildlife is plentiful and conservation is key, as you will learn at a few of the spots you will visit on our Sri Lanka Express tour. Enjoy delicious local cuisine, with fresh seafood, and a blend of local spices among other delights.
Day 01: Arrive Colombo (-/-/-)
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure to explore Colombo.
Day 02: Colombo – Sigiriya (B/-/D)
Explore the city on a tour through the temples, residential areas, and the famous Pettah Bazaar. Colombo is a mixture of modern metropolis and historic colonial era districts. Then travel to the treasured Dambulla Cave Temple, filled with unique drawings and 150 statues of Buddha. Afterwards continue to your hotel in Sigiriya and check in.
Day 03: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya (B/L/D)
This morning you will take a walk through the jungle to a local village where you will enjoy a home cooked meal. During your trek you will come across a traditional village, and learn about Chena Cultivation. In the afternoon visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. Admire the resting Buddha statues and carved Hindu sculptures as you walk through this World Heritage Listed Site.
Day 04: Sigiriya – Kandy (B/-/D)
Visit the spectacular Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a site of ancient engineering, and art and culture. Marvel at the breathtaking view from the top. You will then travel to Kandy, stopping at the Spice Gardens of Matale along the way when you can learn about the therapeutic benefits of local spices. Once you arrive
in Kandy, wander through the spectacular Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.
Day 05: Kandy (B/-/D)
Today is full of Sri Lanka’s fantastic culture and nature! Wander through the Temple of the Tooth, stroll through the bazaar, then visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The Orphanage cares for and protects orphaned baby elephants. In the evening you will enjoy a vibrant cultural show.
Day 06: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B/-/D)
Travel to Nuwara Eliya, stopping at a lush Tea Plantation along the way. Try local Ceylon and learn about its cultivation and history. Explore Nuwara Eliya on a city tour, admiring the breathtaking views of the countryside. You’ll receive a delicious surprise when you check in to your hotel.
Day 07: Nuwara Eliya – Yala (B/-/D)
Get up close and personal with Sri Lanka’s greatest wildlife on a Jeep Safari in Yala National Park! From brightly coloured birds to magnificent leopards and elephants, you will not be disappointed.
Day 08: Yala – Galle (B/-/D)
Take the beautiful scenic drive to Galle, where you will explore the mixture of Portuguese, Dutch, and British heritage. Visit the Galle Dutch Fortress and the Dutch Shopping Complex nearby before checking in to your hotel for the night.
Day 09: Galle – Depart Colombo (B/-/-)
After one last breakfast, stop at the famous Kosgoda Turtle Sanctuary to learn about turtle conservation, before transferring to the airport for your ﬂight home.
Number of Days 9
Price From $2999
28th March – 5th April*
24th May – 1st June
26th July – 3rd August*
27th September – 5th October
22nd November – 30th November*
Prices are based on Low Season (01/05/2020 – 30/06/2020), (01/09/2020 – 31/10/2020). *Surcharges apply for other periods.
8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
Activities and Sightseeing as specified
English speaking local driver guide
International Airfares and taxes
Sri Lanka Visa (if applicable)
Any other service not mentioned
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $2,999 per person (land only, low season)