Sri Lanka tour: all the best in one week
- Sri Lanka
Escape for a brief and complete tour of Sri Lanka at its best with the rich cultural heritage of the ancient cities, cool mountain tops of Kandy, the misty tea plantations of the hill country.Your journey features one night at Negombo, two nights exploring the Cultural Triangle, two nights in Kandy and one night in cool hills of Nuwara Eliya. This unforgettable Sri Lanka holiday will let you relax and explore the country’s well-known cities.Read more
The highlights of the tour and trip include:
After breakfast, our sightseeing tours of Sri Lanka continue to the town of Sigiriya, within the country’s rich cultural triangle. Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya – a 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”.
After visit transfer to explore Polonnaruwa and the island’s ancient highlights in the Cultural Triangle. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.
After breakfast you will drive towards the old capital of Sri Lanka - Kandy. On the way you will stop at the well-known Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most famous cave complexes with magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings with vivid colours and shapes.
Afterwards, you will continue onwards and stop at a spice garden in Matale. Once arrived in Kandy you will visit the renowned Kandy Temple, also known as "The Temple of the Tooth", where the tooth relic of the Buddha lies. Once you have soaked in the calming atmosphere of the temple you will be taken to the lively sounds of a traditional Kandyan dance performance.
After breakfast you will visit the famous Peradeniya Botanical Garden. In particular, the orchid house has a spectacular collection of orchids where you will want to look at each flower in detail. Since the focus towards the world heritage site Kandy has increased, Lankathilaka viharaya is a place that must to be visited absolutely. The temple was built by king Buvanekabahu 4 around the 14th century. The architect of the building has used bricks and clay to erect it.
After that continue to Embekke Devalaya. It was built around the years 1370's. This period belongs to the Gampole regime, at time when king Wickramabahu 11th was ruling Sri Lanka. According to the historical information, this temple was ordered by queen Henakanda Bisobandara.
Once you have enjoyed the relaxed morning you will continue your drive towards Nuwara Eliya, also known as the “Little England” of Sri Lanka because of its quaint British type cottages, set amidst verdant hills.
Travel to Sri Lanka’s tea growing centre and enroute visit a tea factory. During the drive enjoy the endless views of tea carpeted valleys and the bright flash of female “tea pluckers” in their pimento, fuchsia and cerise saris. Enjoy a guided stroll of Nuwara Eliya town, pass the 18-hole golf course, the colonial center.
After breakfast drive to Negombo where you can relax and unwind on one of the island’s world-class beaches. On your way, you’ll stop by the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage to get your first introduction to Sri Lanka’s most celebrated inhabitants.
Continue to Negombo, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.
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