Classic Sri Lanka






Highlights - Negombo - Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Ahangama  Other departures - Manchester - £1665, Birmingham - £1699,  Newcastle - £1689, Edinburgh - £1665, Glasgow - £1659 Hotels : Negombo - Terrace Green Hotel
Dambulla - Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka
Kandy - Royal Kandyan
Nuwara Eliya - Galway Heights
Yala - The Yala Adventure
Ahangama - Insight Ahangama Itinerary: Day 1 - Airport
Negombo Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Meet, greet and assist by our representative and transfer from Airport to Negombo. (Approximately 20 minutes’ drive)
Arrive and check in at the hotel. Spend the day at leisure.
Overnight Stay in Negombo. Day 2 Negombo
Dambulla After Breakfast, visit to Negombo fish market and Harbor. Thereafter transfer to Sigiriya for a climb up the Rock Fortress.
(Approximately 3 ½ hours’ drive)
Sigiriya -The marvellous rock fortress of Sigiriya is a rare jewel among the many treasures in Sri Lanka. The site was the domain of King Kashyapa whose aim was to build an impregnable fortress and within it, a heavenly abode. Rising over the dry plains of the Dambulla district, the tough climb up this flat-topped monadnock ends with the most scenic bird’s- eye view of the emerald plains and leafy villages below. The skeletal layout of the ancient city within the fortress marvels its observers with the grandeur and complexity of 5th century urban-planning of Sri Lanka. On the way to the top one can observe the famous Sigiriya frescoes of the buxom, wasp-waisted maidens bearing flowers, amidst the wilderness and ancient ruins. The smoothly glazed ‘Mirror Wall’ located a few steps away has sealed the expressions of ancient visitors, inspired by the vibrant frescoes. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening relax at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Dambulla. Day 3 Dambulla After breakfast visit and do a village tour along with bullock cart ride and also enjoy authentic Sri Lankan lunch at a “mud house” in the village. Village safari-This visit of one of the villages in Sigiriya area exposes the participants to an authentic village experience starting with a bullock cart ride and ending with a canoe ride and a traditional lunch served at a mud house. The village tour is bound to give you a chance to explore the village and the lifestyles of the people who live here. Return to Dambulla and visit Dambulla Cave Temples in the afternoon.
Dambulla cave temple -Located in the Matale district, Dambulla is part of the cultural triangle and is home to the world famous Dambulla cave temples. The cave temples complex that lies atop a massive hill on the edge of the town is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites in the country and is renowned for its unique mural paintings and sculptures. If you are not a history-buff, fret not, because there is more to Dambulla.
Thereafter, return to hotel and relax.
Overnight Stay in Dambulla. Day 4 Dambulla
Polonnaruwa
Dambulla After breakfast excursion to Polonnaruwa. (Approximately 1 ½ hours’ drive) Polonnaruwa – A ‘World Heritage Site’, Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11 th to the 13 th century AD. Great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically
and socially during the periods of kings Vijayabahu 1, Parakramabahu 1 and Nissankamalla. The monuments here are better preserved than at Anuradhapura - the previous capital.
Parakrama statue, royal palaces, audience halls, Vata-da-ge, Thuparama, Rankoth Vehera, Kiri Vehera, Gal Vihara, Lankathilaka & Thivanka Image House are some of the interesting monuments here. Thereafter, return to hotel and relax.
Overnight Stay in Dambulla. Day 05 Dambulla
Kandy
After breakfast transfer to Kandy via spice garden. (Approximately 2 hours’ drive) Spice garden-Since time immemorial, this emerald isle has remained popular for its exotic spices, world over. To those who bear an interest in these rich elements that stirred the interests of many nations, the spice gardens located in Kandy, Matale and Mawanella offer wonderful opportunities to view these spices up-close. The gardens are not only delightful spots for a stroll midst the fragrant greenery but also offer interesting perspectives into the local spices, as the visitors are educated on the diverse variety of spices available in the country as well as on how they are grown and processed.
Thereafter, proceed to Kandy. Day 06 Kandy
After breakfast leisure at the hotel in the morning. Witness a cultural dance show and also visit temple of the tooth relic in the evening. Temple of the tooth relic-Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of
the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.
Thereafter, return to hotel and relax.
Overnight Stay in Kandy Day 07 - Kandy
Nuwara Eliya After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. (Approximately 2 ½ hours’
drive) Nuwara Eliya- Dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’, Nuwara eliya is located in the thick, misty hills of this paradise isle, 180 km away from Colombo. The summer resort of Sri Lanka, it is one of the few areas where the colonial atmosphere is preserved, still resembling a British countryside complete with rose gardens, hedges and red-roofed bungalows. Although the town-center has receded from its old-world charm, the lush tea-plantations, the racecourse,the English country house–styled Hill Club and the beautifully kept golf course instantaneously rushes its visitors back to
the colonial times. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening relaxes at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya. Day 08 Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast in the hotel
Full day leisure at the hotel
Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya. Day 09 Nuwara Eliya
Yala
After the breakfast leave for Tissamaharama. (Approximately 4 hours’ drive)
Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening relaxes at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Tissamaharama. Day 10 - Yala Early morning excursion to Yala National park with a packed breakfast. Yala National Park - Yala National Park is famous for big herds of elephants, large number of leopards, spotted deer,sambar, crocodiles, mongoose, wild boars, wild buffaloes and many other animals. More than 130 bird species have been recorded which include the resident birds and winter visitors. The common birds found here are spot-billed pelicans, cormorants, egrets, spoonbills, herons, storks, ibises, bitterns, Indian moorhens, white-breasted water hens. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening relaxes at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Tissamaharama. Day 11 Yala
Ahangama
After breakfast leave for Ahangama and check in at the hotel. (Approximately 3 ½ hours’ drive) Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening spend relax at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Ahangama. Day 12 Ahangama
Galle
Ahangama After breakfast excursion to Galle. (Approximately 35 Minutes’ drive) Galle Fort- Located in the Southern province, the city of Galle is a living time capsule. Home to the largest occupied Fort in Asia, its quaint beauty extends beyond its golden beaches and cerulean waters. The main attraction of Galle no doubt is its ancient Fort, which instantaneously takes the visitors back to the Dutch Colonial era. One can bask in the picturesque views and the rich history while walking through the narrow, cobbled streets, relish a meal from one of the interesting restaurants within the Fort or enjoy the cool sea-breeze beneath the landmark lighthouse.
Thereafter, return to hotel and relax.
Overnight Stay in Ahangama. Day 13 Ahangama
Breakfast in the hotel
Full day leisure at the hotel
Overnight Stay in Ahangama. Day 14 Ahangama
Airport
Breakfast in hotel.
According to your flight time check out from the hotel and leave to the airport (Approximately 4 hours’ drive)




Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways
Airport taxes
13 nights accommodation as per itinerary
Entrance fees to all places specified as per itinerary
Half a day safari at Yala National Park by a 4 X4 private Jeep.
Transport by air-conditioned Sedan Car up to 2 Pax with an English- speaking chauffeur Guide.

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary