This tour combines culture and relaxation, taking in some of Sri Lanka’s finest historical, archaeological and natural treasures, tea plantations, local experiences, shopping and the pleasures of a few days by the sea. This is a leisure-paced tour and an excellent all-round introduction to Sri Lanka.
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On arrival at the airport, meet your tour manager at the arrival lounge who will assist you to transfer to the Negombo hotel for an overnight stay.
Today we visit Sri Lanka’s largest wholesale Vegetable and Fruit market. Later take part in a cooking class and learn to make some local dishes in a traditional way. Afternoon enjoy wildlife safari at Minneriya National Park and spot a great number of wild elephants amongst other animals, reptiles and birds.
After breakfast, visit the 5th-century ancient clifftop fortress of Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These imposing citadel sites are known as “Lion’s Rock” and explore the ruins of ancient palaces, moats, shrines, frescoes and water gardens. Afternoon free to relax or explore the village.
Travel to Kandy, en-route visit Matale Spice Garden. Take a walk around the spice garden to see how they grow and learn about spices and Ayurvedic medicine. Afternoon, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic which is the most visited temple and known to be the only temple in the world with a tooth relic of Buddha. Stay two nights in Kandy.
Travel to Nuwara Eliya, also known as little England through thousands of acres of Tea Plantations and some breath-taking views as you slowly climb up through the hills. Visit a Tea Factory to see just how tea is produced and the remaining day is free to relax or explore. Stay two nights in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast, travel to Colombo and enjoy Colombo Tuk-Tuk Ride. Hop on to the eccentric three-wheeled taxis (Tuk Tuk) to experience the thrill of these rides and the local fast-paced city life of Colombo. Followed by a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant known for authentic Sri Lankan meals. Stay overnight in Colombo.
Travel, transfer and sightseeing by chartered air-conditioned vehicle
Group assistance and transfers
Sightseeing as specified
Meals as specified
THO Tour Manager (minimum 06 people)
Monument entrance fees
Tuk Tuk Ride
Spice Plantation Visit
Wildlife Safari at Minneriya National Park
Tea Tour and High Tea
Bottled water while travelling
All current collectable taxes
Any meals other than specified, drinks, laundry, mineral water, telephone calls, postage
Camera and Video entry charges at Monuments/Forts etc
Train or domestic airfares excluding those mentioned in includes column
Optional tour and meals unless otherwise mentioned in the includes column
Visa & passport fees
Travel insurance of any kind
Extra baggage charges
Early check-in or late checkout
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