ESSENTIAL SRI LANKA
ESSENTIAL SRI LANKA
Colombo, Dambulla, Namal Uyana, Kandy
9 Days

An excellent add-on to your India adventure, covering all the major sights.

A SMALL ISLAND, AROUND TWO-THIRDS THE SIZE OF TASMANIA, IT PUNCHES WELL ABOVE ITS WEIGHT, WITH FASCINATING ANCIENT MONUMENTS, EXCELLENT WILDLIFE RESERVES, FABULOUS COLONIAL TOWNS, BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN SCENERY AND GOLDEN PALM-FRINGED BEACHES. THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO HERE, ALL CONTAINED IN A TINY TEAR-DROP.

Tour Highlights
  • SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS
  • KANDY AND NUWARA ELIYA
  • GIANT BUDDHA BUDURUWAGALA
  • SHOP IN GALLE
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Colombo, Dambulla, Namal Uyana, Kandy

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Nature, History and Culture

Itinerary

Welcome at Colombo airport and transfer to your hotel nearby in Negombo.

Drive to the Salgala Monastic
complex, where monks meditate each day. Continue to the celebrated citadel at
Sigiriya, where you can ascend to the top.
Overnight at Dambulla. (B)

Visit the cave temple complex at Dambulla, among the largest painted caves
in the world. Continue to Namal Uyana,
known for its impressive stands of Ironwood
trees. In the afternoon reach Kandy, where
you visit a cocoa processing factory. (B)

Kandy is the ‘capital’ of the hill country. Enjoy a full day tour, visiting the
Temple of the Tooth, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Tea Museum. (B)

Drive to Nuwara Eliya through
mist-covered hills carpeted with tea
bushes. Along the way, visit a working tea
factory and see the production of Orange Pekoe tea. In Nuwara Eliya enjoy a brief
sightseeing tour before continuing to Ella for
the night. (B)

Drive south through spectacular Ella
Gap. Stop at Buduruwagala to see the giant
rock-carved Buddha and at Mulkirigala visit
the excellent cave temple. At Weligama see
stilt fishermen in action before arriving in
Galle. (B)

Galle is a classic old town, with some lovely old buildings, excellent restaurants and good shopping. After breakfast enjoy a walking tour of the Fort and the afternoon is
free to explore further. (B)

After breakfast, drive to Colombo, afternoon at leisure to explore the city.

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    PRICES FROM 2 PAX 3-4 PAX
    2016< $2,325 $2,030
    PEAK $3,580 $3,280
Infomation

    Dec-Mar » Peak season
    Nov and Apr » good, but expect some rain
    Oct » not the best month
    May-Sep » rainy season but still OK

    LAMPRAIS: rice and curry served in a
    banana leaf
    Sambols and coconut chutney

    The highest quality ceylon tea

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