11-Day Luxury and Culture in Sri Lanka

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Overview

This 11-day Sri Lanka luxury tour yields a leisurely experience of all that’s best in Sri Lanka. Staying in five of the island’s best boutique hotels, you will be treated with warm Sri Lankan hospitality that comes from the heart!

There is time on this trip to relax and enjoy the luxurious accommodation in each hotel, as well as to tour the island in comfort to see the many fascinating sights. During your time, you'll enjoy a ride on a bullock cart which is the ancient mode of transport and visit quaint villages. You'll also visit a spice garden, where smells of cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and gain an insight into an age-old industry of spice production

Throughout the entire trip, as you travel from Colombo to Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala and Bentota, you'll have the freedom to choose what to do each day with the guidance of your English-speaking chauffeur who will also be your guide.

You will meet fascinating people as well as see incredible sights, be astounded by the nature and scenery of Sri Lanka!
Outdoors & Nature
Sightseeing
Culture & Arts

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Destination:

Sri Lanka

Start:

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Finish:

Beruwala, Sri Lanka

Itinerary

Day 1

Begin Your Sri Lanka Luxury Tour

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Begin Your Sri Lanka Luxury Tour

On arrival, you will be met by your English-speaking chauffeur guide and the airport staff who will offer assistance. Thereafter, you'll travel to your city hotel in the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. The rest of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to spend as you wish, to relax after your long journey.

Day 2

Colombo City Tour

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Colombo City Tour

After breakfast, you'll enjoy a city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, before doing some shopping at the many malls and shopping complexes. Over the course of the day, you'll visit some of Colombo's most famous landmarks including Independence Square, Galle Face Green and more. In the evening, you could opt to head out on a cycle ride to discover the history of the city and the stories of some of its most prominent landmarks.

Day 3

Colombo to Sigiriya

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Colombo to Sigiriya

Today, you'll leave Colombo behind and head towards your next destination, Sigiriya. En route to Sigiriya, you will stop at Dambulla Cave Temple, a temple which contains, amongst other things, the largest rose quartz mountain in South Asia which dates back to the 1st century BCE. Tonight, you will have dinner and stay overnight at the luxurious Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.

Day 4

Sigiriya Rock, Habarana Village Tour and More

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Sigiriya Rock, Habarana Village Tour and More

After breakfast, you'll climb the mighty Sigiriya Lion Rock, labelled as one of the eight wonders of the world and located in the central province of Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, you'll embark on an interesting village tour. Bullock Carts are one of the ancient modes of Sri Lanka’s transport methods and some villages still use this as their mode of transportation. Today, you'll experience this as well as a short canoe ride to a local farmers house where you will enjoy lunch.

Day 5

Sigiriya to Kandy and Spice Garden Tour

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Sigiriya to Kandy and Spice Garden Tour

After breakfast, you will visit a spice garden en route to Kandy. Here, you can enjoy Sri Lanka’s world-renowned spices at their source, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided with an insight into an age-old industry of spice production which attracted many European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, you'll arrive in Kandy.

Day 6

Kandy and The Temple of the Tooth Relic

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Kandy and The Temple of the Tooth Relic

Continue your Sri Lanka luxury tour today visiting the city of Kandy – the last kingdom of the Sri Lankan kings. You'll visit the main landmarks and sights of Kandy before visiting The Temple of the Tooth Relic. The temple is of significant value to the Buddhists of Sri Lanka as it houses the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, the leader of the faith. Back at your hotel, you can spend the rest of your day relaxing by the hotel pool.

Day 7

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

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Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Sometimes known as the Little England of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 metres altitude, set in a splendid landscape. The grass is always green and gives the locality an aspect of Colonial British style. En route to Nuwara Eliya today, you'll drive through mountains and valleys, and visit Ramboda Falls and a famous tea factory to taste Sri Lanka's wonderful tea. In the evening, you can go for a stroll around the picturesque Gregory Lake.

Day 8

Scenic Train Journey to Ella

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Scenic Train Journey to Ella

After breakfast, you'll say goodbye to 'Little England' and head towards to railway station to catch your scenic train to Ella. This train journey has come to be known as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and today, you'll learn why. Upon arrival, you'll have the rest of the day to explore the small town of Ella to discover its hidden gems.

Day 9

Ella to Yala

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Ella to Yala

After breakfast, you'll say goodbye to Ella and continue on your journey to Yala National Park. This park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. En route to Yala shortly after leaving your hotel, you'll stop to climb Little Adam's Peak for a wonderful view over Ella and also visit Ravana Falls.

Day 10

Yala to Bentota

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Yala to Bentota

After breakfast, you'll set out to your final destination of the trip, Bentota. Before leaving Yala, you'll make sure to head into the national park for a wonderful safari trip to spot the many animals that call this park home. Before reaching Bentota, you'll stop to explore Galle including the Galle Dutch Fort and the famous Stilt Fisherman which are a highlight of this journey.

Day 11

Departure Day

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Departure Day

After breakfast, a driver will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey. This is the end of your Sri Lanka luxury tour.

Included in Price

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 23 activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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