A land of myth, legend, history and one of the richest cultures, Sri Lanka is one of the hottest travel destinations and lures adventurers of all kinds. 
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A land of myth, legend, history and one of the richest cultures, Sri Lanka is one of the hottest travel destinations and lures adventurers of all kinds. 
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Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Colombo
  • End Colombo
  • Countries
    • Sri Lanka
  • City
    • Dambulla
    • Polonnaruwa
    • Sigiriya
    • Kandy
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Colombo
  • Theme Family
  • Accommodation Standard, Superior, Deluxe
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our highest standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Colombo / Dambulla (Approx. 05 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Upon arrival in Colombo, transfer to the hotel in Dambulla. Rest of the day available for relaxation.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Transportation.

    Visited places:
    • Colombo
    • Dambulla
  • 2
    Dambulla / Anuradhapura / Mihintale / Aukana / Dambulla (Approx. 01 hr& 30 min)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    In the morning dedicated to the excursion to Anuradhapura, the first Sinhalese capital, from the 4th century BC to the 10th century, In the afternoon visit of Mihintale, one of the sacred places for Sinhalese Buddhism because it is believed that from here it developed on the whole island (the visit is quite challenging because you have to climb up a steep climb of almost 2000 salt pans, but the effort is rewarded by the splendid view enjoyed from above!): visit of the ruins of the hospital (considered one of the oldest in the world), of monastery, refectory, of the stupa Kantaka Cetiya. Then visit the giant Buddha statue in Aukana and return to the hotel.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Highlights: Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Aukana.

    Visited places:
    • Dambulla
  • 3
    Dambulla / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya National Park /Dambulla (Approx. 01 hr& 30 min)
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    In the morning visit of Polonnaruwa (also declared a heritage of the a'a by UNESCO), second ancient capital of the Sinhalese kingdom between the XI and the XIII century AD, whose temples and sculptures are among the best preserved in the country. In the afternoon, jeep safari in the Minneriya Park (or Kaudulla or Eco Park, depending on the period).

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Highlights: Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park.

    Visited places:
    • Dambulla
    • Polonnaruwa
  • 4
    Dambulla / Sigiriya / Dambulla (Approx. 01 hr& 30 min)
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    In the morning with a short catamaran ride on Lake Kandalama you will reach a point where one or two elephants (belonging to a private "elephant compound", exclusively open only for Mistral customers) go to bathe together with their "Mahouts": it will be possible to participate in the exciting bathing experience, playing with elephants in the water and rewarding them in the end with delicious fruit!  You will then return to the main road with another typical means of transport, the tractor, and from there you will continue by car to Sigiriya. Visit the imposing fortress (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), built on the rock in the fifth century. And over 600 feet high (the climb will take about a couple of hours, because there are more than a thousand steps!).

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Highlights: Elephant Compound, Sigiriya.

    Visited places:
    • Dambulla
    • Sigiriya
  • 5
    Dambulla / Matale / Kandy (Approx. 02 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    In the morning visit the beautiful temples carved into the caves at Dambulla (the temples are located on the top of a hill with 400 steps; the climb takes about 40'). Then proceed to Kandy: stop along the way and at a spice plantation at Matale.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Highlights: Dambulla Cave Temple, Spice Plantation.

    Visited places:
    • Dambulla
    • Kandy
  • 6
    Kandy / Peradeniya Botanical Gardens / Kandy (Approx. 01 hr& 30 min)
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    In the morning, visit the beautiful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the Embekka Devale, a temple famous for its precious finely carved wooden columns, and an ancient and aristocratic Dutch-style house, now transformed into a real museum house where it will be you can learn more about the extraordinary Singhalese culture. In the afternoon, visit the most sacred city of Sri Lanka, as well as the third capital of the Sinhalese kingdom: the Temple of the Sacred Tooth (Dalada Maligawa), the lake, the market square.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Highlights: Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Embekka Devale, Temple of the Sacred Tooth (Dalada Maligawa), The Lakeand MarketSquare.

    Visited places:
    • Kandy
  • 7
    Kandy / Nuwara Eliya (Approx. 02 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    In the morning departure for Nuwara Eliya, a suggestive mountain station already known at the time of the British colony (1889 meters above sea level). Along the way, stop and visit a tea plantation and some fascinating natural glimpses.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Highlights: Tea Plantation.

    Visited places:
    • Kandy
    • Nuwara Eliya
  • 8
    Nuwara Eliya / Colombo (Approx. 05 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    In the morning at leisure for relaxation at the hotel, then transfer to Colombo. Hotel accommodation.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Visited places:
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Colombo
  • 9
    Colombo / Colombo Airport (Approx. 00 hr& 45 min)
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    In the morning transfer to the airport and departure flight back to the home land.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Transportation.

    Visited places:
    • Colombo
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation in shared Single/ Double or Twin/ Triple room with private bathroom.
    • Meals are as stated in the programme B = Breakfast     |     D = Dinner.   
    • Transfers and tours with local Italy/ English - speaking chauffeur guide in private air-conditioned Vehicle.
    • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme.
    • 500ml x 2 Water Bottle per day per person.
    • Airport Assistance.

     

    Price does not include
    • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme.