Sri Lanka Itineraries
Your 10 Nights "Wonders of Sri Lanka" Itinerary
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  • Day 1 : AIRPORT/COLOMBO
     Arrival in Sri Lanka

    A Simply Sri Lanka representative will be at the Bandaranaike (Colombo) International Airport awaiting your arrival. From the airport you’ll be whisked off to the hotel by your very own personal chauffeur.


    Transfer to Colombo,


    Arrival & check in to the 5* Cinnamon Grand Hotel OR 5* Colombo Courtyard (Boutique Hotel Option)


    Normal check in time- 14h00


    Evening at leisure


    Overnight stay at the 5* Cinnamon Grand hotel OR 5* Colombo Courtyard (Boutique Hotel Option)

  • Day 2 : COLOMBO/ Galle

    Breakfast at the 5* Cinnamon Grand hotel

     

     

    Enjoy a city tour of Colombo; the former administrative capital of Sri Lanka, and the country’s largest city. It is an eclectic mix of the bygone colonial era as well as having a stark modern contrast. The main reason Colombo is what it is today is thanks to the large harbour and situation facing India and being in a stop-off point for East-West trade. The British Empire in 1815 made Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka and as such it’s home to the main entertainment, restaurants and corporate offices that you’d expect from a large city. The tour of Colombo lets you delve into the past and present of the city, looking at the commercial sites, religious areas and historical monuments. You will get to see Pettah and the bustling Fort as well as the Galle face Green, Cinnamon Gardens and the sublime Viharamahadevi Park.

     

     

    Visit the city tour of Galle


    Arrival & check in to the Lighthouse Resort & Spa hotel – Normal check in time- 14h00


    Evening at leisure at the beach


    Overnight stay at the Lighthouse Resort & Spa hotel

  • Day 3 : GALLE/ HAPUTALE

    Breakfast at the Lighthouse Resort & Spa hotel


    Departure towards Haputale


    Arrival & check in to the hotel


    Evening at leisure


    Overnight stay at the Melheim Resort hotel

  • Day 4 : HAPUTALE/LIPTON SEAT/ NUWARA ELIYA

    Breakfast at the Melheim Resort hotel


    Departure towards Nuwara Eliya

     

     

    VISIT-LIPTON SEAT


    Located in Dambetenna, tucked away in the Poonagala Hills lies Lipton’s Seat. It’s said to be the best viewing point in the whole of Sri Lanka and is a must-see for visitors. It was the lookout point for Sir Thomas Lipton over the tea plantations and on a clear day the dramatic sights are amazing. You can even see five Sri Lanka provinces from the viewpoint and if nature and calm is what you’re after then Lipton’s Seat is an ideal stopping place.

     

     

    City Tour of Nuwara Eliya


    Located 2,000m above sea level the ‘city of dawn, has the tallest peak called Piduruthalagala at a height of 2,555m and Nuwara Eliya itself  is the highest, inhabited city on the island of Sri Lanka. Established in the 19th century by the British, the city is often referred to as Little England and is a very popular place for tourists to venture to thanks to the cooler climate. There are many bungalows and hedgerows that give it a quaint colonial feel, and as Nuwara Eliya is at the heart of the world famous Ceylon Tea plantations, there are factory tours and plantation walks to go on too.


    Arrival & check in to the Tea Factory Hotel


    Overnight stay at the Tea Factory Hotel

  • Day 5 : NUWARA ELIYA

    Breakfast at the Tea Factory Hotel

     

     

    VISIT- HORTON PLAINES (A TREKKING)

    Located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, the protected Horton Plains National Park is a haven of greenery and natural beauty. Located some 2,300 meters above sea level, with a host of biodiversity and species native to the area, the plateau is a very popular place for tourists and travellers to see. Being given a national park status in 1988 it’s a fairly new wildlife reserve but as it’s so close to Nuwara Eliya, being just 20 miles away, it’s fast become a tourist attraction.


    Overnight stay at the Tea Factory Hotel

  • Day 6 : NUWARA ELIYA/ KANDY

    Breakfast at the Tea Factory Hotel


    Departure towards Kandy


    Visit a tea plantation & tea factory en route


    Proceed on a Kandy city tour


    The stunning historic city of Kandy is now known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located some 480m above sea level, circulated by mountains and previously being named as Kanda Uda Rata or hill country, the city is the last independent Kingdom that survived 200 years before finally succumbing to the British Empire. See the panoramic view from the Peradeniya University of the upper town and from Upper Lake Drive, or head to the centre for shopping for silks, batiks, handicrafts, jewellery, gems and more. You will find the intense atmosphere vibrant and bustles with life, which makes it so appealing.

    Early evening, you will attend a Kandyan Dance performance and a spectacular fire walking finale.

    Arrival & check in to the Earl’s Regency Hotel

    Overnight stay at the Earl’s Regency Hotel

  • Day 7 : KANDY

    Breakfast at the Earl’s Regency Hotel


    VISIT- KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN TREKKING

    Sri Lanka has a major eco-tourism effort going on and as many regions and provinces are classed as conservation areas and reserves it makes for a perfect place to see nature. There is an astonishing 155 sq.km area that has 5 forest formations and a variety of flora and fauna as well as rare wildlife too. The Knuckles National Heritage and Wilderness area has some astounding mountain scenery too that makes it so popular.


    Overnight stay at the Earl’s Regency Hotel

  • Day 8 : KANDY/ HABARANA

    Breakfast at the Earl’s Regency Hotel

    Departure towards Habarana


    VISIT (en route)- PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANEGE

    Being Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attraction, the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage is home to more than 65 elephants that have been orphaned, injured in the wild or abandoned. It is the world’s largest collection of elephants in captivity and has a variety of ages that range from newborns to the elderly selection of elephants.

    Arrival & check in to the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

    Overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

  • Day 9 : HABARANA

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

     

     

    VISIT-SIGIRIYA

    Built in the 5th century by King Kashyapa, the Sigiriya Rock fortress is a stunning attraction in Sri Lanka to see. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site that rises starkly from the rock face. It is a spectacular citadel that is surrounded by a dramatic setting of more than 70 hectares. The fortified town that it protects are beautifully cared for and as this is the country’s most significant and popular attraction it is a must-see place during your trip. The extensive gardens, rampart and moat simply add the sheer drama that beholds this small town, and there are the frescoes of the Heavenly Maidens in the spiral stairway of the sheltered rock face to see also. Compared to other UNESCO sites this one lets you get up close and personal with the beauty it exudes making your holiday to Sri Lanka unforgettable.


    VISIT-POLONNARUWA

    Sri Lanka is packed with ancient sites and historical places that are teeming with intrigue and steeped with information. The Polonnaruwa UNESCO World Heritage Site is part of the Cultural Triangle and marks early civilisation shown by the high watermarks dating back to the 12th century. Polonnaruwa offers well-preserved remains that are extensive and gives you a snapshot into history of medieval Sri Lanka. It takes around three hours to traverse the site and you’re bound to be astounded by the fine monuments and magnificence of the Buddha statues. These statues are a stunning example of the craftsmanship of ancient Sri Lanka as they were carved from the rock face.

    Overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

  • Day 10 : HABARANA/ NEGOMBO

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

     

     

    VISIT (en route) –DAMBULLA TEMPLE

    There are many cave temples in Sri Lanka but none are more impressive and spectacular than King Walagambahu (1st century BC)’s Dambulla Rock. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site that spans more than 2,000 square metres, and five caves. There are painted ceilings and walls, which are some of the largest in the world, and there are more than 150 images of Buddha. The larges Buddha figure is carved from granite and is an astonishing 14 metres high!


    Departure towards Negombo


    Arrival & check in to the Jetwing Blu hotel


    Overnight stay at the Jetwing Blu hotel

  • Day 11 : NEGOMBO / AIRPORT

    Breakfast at the Jetwing Blu hotel

    Transfer to the airport to connect with the departure flight (The room should be cleared by 12h00)

     

     

    Hotels proposed (subjected to availability)

    Destination

    Hotels proposed  5* & 4*+   categories

    Colombo x 1 Night

    Cinnamon Grand

    (Deluxe Room)

    www.cinnamonhotels.com

    OR

    Colombo Courtyard (Boutique Hotel Option)

    (Deluxe Room)

    www.colombocourtyard.com/

    Galle  x 1 Night

    Light House Resort & Spa (Deluxe Room)

    www.jetwinghotels.com

    Haputale  x 1 Night

    Melheim Resort

    (Deluxe Room)

    www.melheimresort.com

    Nuwara Eliya  x 2 Nights

    Tea Factory

    (Standard Room)

    www.aitkenspencehotels.com

    Kandy   x 2 Nights

    Earls Regency

    (Standard Room)

    www.aitkenspencehotels.com

    Habarana   x 2 Nights

    Cinnamon Lodge

    (Superior Room)

    www.johnkeellshotels.com

    Negombo  x 1 Night

    Jetwing Blu

    (Deluxe Room)

    www.jetwinghotels.com

     

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