Destinations

HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA
Highlights spotted on the best things to do in Sri Lanka.

  • Asian Tour
  • 11 Days
  • Accessibility
  • Pet allowed
  • Tour Escort

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the secrets of the Dambulla's temples
  • Admire emotional places like Lion Rock in Sigiriya
  • Get inspired by the incredible panoramas and the beatiful animals in Yala

Description

From the spectacular views at Sigiriya and impressive sculptures at Polonnaruwa to the beautiful tea plantations around Nuwara Eliya and the famous Yala National Park, you really will feel like you’ve touched every corner of this exciting destination on this guided tour.

Identify every detail, imprimilo in your mind and bring it into the heart.



Itinerary


Day 1 - NEGOMBO
Arrival to Sri Lanka, transfer to Negombo, overnight stay at the hotel.
Famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their dailypainted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and many species of birds including spectacular Kingfishers.
Day 2 - ANURADHAPURA (Fishing Village)
Breakfast, transfer to Anuradhapura and overnight stay.
The capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are the Ruvanveliseya dating back to the 2nd Century B.C. and is 300 feet in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370 feet and the Thuparama Dagoba is enshrined with the collarbone of the Buddha.
Day 3 - SIGIRIYA
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Sigiriya and climb Rock Fortress.
Overnight in Dambulla.
Sigiriya is a “World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses.
Day 4 - KANDY
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Kandy.
En-route to visit Cave Temple at Dambulla and Spice Gardens at Matale.
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and watch cultural dance show.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Kandy is Sri Lanka's second largest city located in the mountainous center of the island. It is considered by some as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, and was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. A cooler climate and smaller size make it much more pleasant and accessible than Colombo. The city has a compact downtown area surrounded by a beautiful tropical rain forest hill country on all sides with exotic animals such as monkeys running around in the wild.
Day 5 - PINNAWALA
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Pinnawala.
Visit the elephant orphanage.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme.
Day 6 - NUWARA ELIYA
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Nuwara Eliya.
En-route to visit tea plantation and tea factory.
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Often referred to as ‘Little England’, this genteel highland community does have a rose-tinted, vaguely British-country-village feel to it, with its colonial-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels, well-tended hedgerows and pretty gardens. Indeed, Nuwara Eliya was once was the favoured cool-climate escape for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry.
Day 7 - YALA
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Yala.
Jeep safari in Yala.
Overnight stay in Tissamaharama.
Yala is Sri Lanka's most famous national park. Forming a total area of 1268 sq km of scrub, light forest, grassy plains and brackish lagoons, it's very rich in wildlife and you're virtually certain to encounter elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and monkeys. Plan your trip carefully, however – such is Yala's appeal that the main tracks and viewing spots can be crowded.
Day 8 - BENTOTA
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Bentota.
Overnight stay in Tissamaharama.
Bentota is a tourist attraction, with a local airport (Bentota River Airport) and a handful of world-class hotels. It is a destination for watersports. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made out of coconut nectar. It also has a turtle hatchery, located on Induruwa beach.
Day 9 and 10 - BENTOTA
Breakfast at hotel and leisure.
Day 11 - DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport and departure.


Meeting Point

The Airport in Your City


Includes

  • Accommodation on sharing double basis( depends on the hotel type)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle on PVT Basis
  • Peak Period Supplement
  • Services of an English-Speaking Guide
  • Arrival & Departure Assistance at the airport
  • City Tour & Shopping

Excludes

  • Tips & Portage
  • Radio system
  • Meals Other than Mentioned Above
  • Camera & Video Permits
  • Lunch throughout
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Early check-in & Late check-out
  • Any Expense of a Personal Nature
  • Entrance Fees or Train ticket

Hotel Rules and Regulations

  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1200hrs - 1400 hrs
  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs
  • Hotel Check in/Check out times are fixed and there is no guarantee for early/late check in /out unless paid for

General Informations

  • The Tour will be organized by StarFlorence and the service will be delivered by a partner agency in the destination
  • The program is based on the availability of the hotel rooms at the time of forwarding the quotation. As such rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Due to high occupancy/demand, the hotels accept only the confirmed bookings