Experience the best that the stunning island of Sri Lanka has to offer on this eight day trip, which allows you to discover the heritage and history of this Asian paradise and also get up close to the native wildlife on a choice of safari trips.
• Marvel at the World Heritage Sites to be found at Dambulla Rock Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the ancient city of Kandy
• Visit the young elephants being cared for at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
• Admire Sri Lanka’s tea country on a magical train journey before relaxing in the hill resort of Nuwara Eliya
• Explore the stunning beauty of Unawatuna beaches
• Habarana – 2 Nights
• Kandy – 2 NightS
• Ella – 4 Nights
• Bentota -3 Nights
Extend the tour – Options
• Add more nights and enjoy the serenity in Bentota Beach
• Stay in Maldives for another 5 nights
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• Entrance fees to xx, yy
• Government taxes and charges
Pick up from the Airport
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Witness the world’s first elephant orphanage which is situated in Kegalle that has been established in 1975.This has been established in order to afford care and protection to the Asian elephants.
The orphanage is known to have the largest herd of captive elephants in the world and being visited by tourists all over the world.
Sigiriya-Sigiriya is a popular tourist destination that is also considered as one of the oldest tourist site in Sri Lanka, being visited by travellers for past 1000 years. The ancient rock fortress and palace of Sigiriya, currently standing in ruin, still has magnificent opulence that is surrounded by beautiful gardens, reservoirs and other structures and attracts large influx of tourists visiting Sri Lanka.
Hotel stay in Habarana
Kandy, the Hill Capital was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past. The easy-going capital of the hill country has a lot to offer – history, culture, forested hills and a touch of urban buzz. Kandy is a romantic city any time of the year, but in August, this ancient capital becomes the venue of one of the most legendary festivals in Asia, the Festival of the August Moon when thousands of people from all parts of the country and from foreign countries throng to the Hill Capital to witness the magnificent spectacle.
The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya-The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya covers approximately 147 acres and attracts over 2 million visitors annually. It is home to over 4,000 species of plants including some of the most beautiful orchids you’ll ever see. The origins of these magnificent gardens date back to the time of King Wickramabahu the 3rd in 1371. Besides the plethora of plants, the famous Avenue of Palms and the Cannonball Tree planted by King George the 5th of the United Kingdom are key highlights.
Hotel stay at Kandy
The city of lights, Nuwara Eliya is famous among tourists as the hill resort of Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya, located at around 2000m above sea level, can be reached by travelling about 180 km from Colombo. Nuwara Eliya is also known by the names of ‘City of Light’ and the tea capital of Sri Lanka among tourists. This travel destination is favoured by travellers as it is surrounded by lush tea plantations overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya also known as ‘Little England’ is the favourite hill station of the British during the Colonial rule where the breath taking train journey to Ella origins. The closest train station to Nuwara Eliya (about 8km from Nuwara Eliya) is Nanuoya where your magnificent journey begins. The train runs through number of mountain tunnels through stunning eucalyptus forests, tea plantations and beautiful water falls. The low lying clouds adds the beauty to the scenery. The whole journey will take around 3 hours.
Hotel stay in Ella
Ella is a small village located among the peaks of Sri Lanka’s central highlands. This sleepy village is nestled in a valley peering straight through the Ella Gap to the plain nearly 1000m below and across to the coastline. Apart from the mesmerizing natural views, Ella is surrounded by hilly countryside perfect for walks; through tea plantations, waterfalls, ancient temples and artefacts. With a handful of shops, hotels and guesthouses, Ella still remains a remote hamlet. This hidden sanctuary with the perfect climate is probably one of the best-kept secrets of the country and is easily accessible from the comfort of our Ella resort in Sri Lanka.
Hotel stay in Ella
Bentota coastal town located in Galle District of the Southern Province which flourishes with love, romance and adventure, will make your stay in Bentota indelible. Bentota beach is one of the prettiest beaches that has long expanse of white sand. The sea is warmly inviting and usually calm for swimming and many more activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, mono skiing, wake boarding, banana boat rides, wind surfing, scuba, snorkelling, parasailing, paragliding, cannoning and diving among rich aquatic life. People who loves to fishing this is one of the best place for deep sea fishing. Maduganga river safari and river cruising has attracted by most visitors. Watching sunset in Bentota is a delighted experience. Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Brief Garden, Richy Skylark Helipad, Lunuganga are the other amazing places that you can visit for an amazing experience in this city.
Hotel Stay in Bentota.
Airport drop off
We offer a complete bespoke service for your hotel choices. Please speak to us about full requirements
Hertitence Kandalama, Habarana
Reasons to choose : Unique experience, Luxury, Nature, infinity pool, excellent customer service
98 Acres, Ella
At 98 Acres Resort and Spa, which is a premier luxury boutique hotel in Sri Lanka, our aim is to make your stay truly comfortable and memorable. Thus, there is a range of high-end facilities that you can enjoy and relax in.
Earl's Regency, Kandy
Reasons to Choose: Only 5 km away from the city of Kandy, built in breathtaking mountainous countryside landscape
Saman Villas, Bentota
Reasons to choose: Excellent location near the beach, excellent facilities and friendly satff
Best times to travel
Low Season (May–Aug)
The Yala monsoon season (May to August) brings rain to the south and west coasts plus the Hill Country. The weather in the North and East is best. Prices nationwide are at their nadir.
Shoulder (Apr & Sep–Nov)
April and September offer the best odds for good weather countrywide. New Year’s celebrations in mid-April cause transport to fill beyond capacity. A good time to wander without a set schedule of bookings.
High Season (Dec–Mar)
The Hill Country plus west- and south-coast beaches are busiest – and driest. With beds in demand, prices peak. The Maha monsoon season (October to January) keeps the East, North and Ancient Cities wet.
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