Duration: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Meeting & Tour Starting Point: Bentota or Bandaranaike International Airport
Highlights: Colombo / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Sigiriya / Dambulla Cave Temple / Minneriya National Park / Spice Garden / Sembuwatta Lake / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains National Park / Train Ride to Ella / Ravana Ella Waterfall / Buduruwagala / Yala National Park / Mirissa / Unawatuna / Bentota
Day 01 – Colombo
Welcome & pick up transfer to the hotel in Colombo.
Day 02 – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Sigiriya
The next day you will depart to Sigiriya en route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage just as the name suggests holds a unique disposition in the ex-situ animal care. Its success and fame has traveled not just within the country but throughout the world to an extent where Pinnawala synonymous with the Sri Lankan Elephant.
Upon arrival to Sigiriya, climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya is a one of UNESCO listed World Heritage Site for its best preserved ancient urban planning. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.
Overnight stay in hotel at Sigiriya.
Day 03 – Dambulla Cave Temple / Minneriya National Park
After breakfast you will visit you will visit Dambulla Cave Temple. One of UNESO World Heritage Site, Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
Then leave for a Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park. Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the Minneriya National Park and reservoir during the dry season. Elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200, sometimes 700.
Return to hotel for night stay.
Day 04 – Spice Garden / Sembuwatta / Kandy
After breakfast, you will be driven to the Kandy. On the way you will visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Also you will be taken to Sembuwatta Lake and Hunas Falls.
Sembuwatta, a paradise like location which is a man-made lake created from natural spring water. Hunas Falls waterfall located below the Hunnas lake / Hunnas falls Hotel and the surrounding area is most picturesque and has an excellent climate
Then continue to Kandy. Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. Upon reaching you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Walk around Kandy Lake and visit Gem Museum and Wood Craving factory.
Transfer to hotel at Kandy for overnight stay.
Day 05 – Nuwara Eliya
Next day you will be driven to the Nuwara Eliya for the city tour.
Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights) is a resort city in the Central Mountain range of Sri Lanka and the coolest area in Sri Lanka. You will visit Lake Gregory and walking around old British colonial city.
Your night stay will be at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 06 – Horton Plains / Ella
After breakfast leave for morning trekking at Horton Plains National Park, which is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montage grassland and cloud forest.
After take the Train Ride to Ella from Nanu Oya Railway Station which one of the most scenic train journey in the world. Upon reaching Ella, you will visit for trekking Ella Rock and Nine Arch Bridge, another attraction that you can visit in Ella.
Transfer to hotel at Ella for overnight stay.
Day 07 – Ravana Ella / Buduruwagala / Yala
Next day you will be driven to the Yala and on your way you will visit beautiful Ravana Waterfall and Buduruwagala, an ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought.
Overnight stay in hotel at Yala.
Day 08 – Yala National Park / Mirissa
Next day early morning at 5 am, start wild life jeep safari in Yala National Park. After leave for Mirissa for Dolphin and Whale Watching. The whale and dolphin watching adventure in Mirissa are one of the most thrilling water activities in Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay in hotel at Mirissa.
Day 09 – Unawatuna / Bentota
After breakfast leave for Bentota. On the way stop at Unawatuna beach one of the most famous beach in the country. Upon reaching, check in to hotel in Bentota, leisure and relax on the beach and do some water sports in Bentota River.
Overnight stay in hotel at Mirissa.
Day 10 – Colombo / Airport
After breakfast, you will be transported to the airport from hotel. On the way visit Colombo for city tour.
Colombo is the financial centre and a must-see tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The main city is home to a majority of Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Depending on the time of your flight, you will be driven to the Airport two-three hours in advance. Sri Lanka Beach Tour from Bentota
Tour Inclusions Exclusions
- Air-conditioned transport throughout the 10 Days
- Professional English speaking chauffeur
- Entrance fees to attractions & activities as per itinerary
- Breakfast and Dinner
- 9 Nights’ Accommodation in 3 – 4 Star Hotels
- Video and Camera Permits at Sights
- Expenses of Personal Nature
- Tips for services
- Meals and Snacks not stated in inclusions
- Any Other Services not specified above