Sri Lanka - East Coast Tour






Highlights: Negombo - Dambulla - Pinnawala - Sigiriya Rock - Kandy - Royal Botanical Gardens - Kandy Temple of The Tooth - Nuwara Eliya - Ramboda Falls - Gregory Lake - Ella - Arugam Bay - Katunayake Hotels:
Negombo - Goldi Sands Hotel
Sigiriya - Aliya Resort & Spa
Kandy - Ellerton Bungalow
Nuwara Eliya - Firsmead Hotel
Ella - 98 Acres Resort & Spa
Arugam Bay - The Blue Wave Hotel
Katunayaka - Walawwa Hotel Other departures: Manchester - £1875, Birmingham - £1905, Glasgow - £1865, Edinburgh - £1869, Belfast City - £1995, Bristol - £2059, Norwich - £1979, Newcastle - £1895, Cardiff - £1815 Home to some of the most intriguing places, beautiful beaches and people who are reputed to be the warmest and hospitable in the world, Sri Lanka is truly a dream destination for the avid traveller. This beautiful country has lots to offer to tourists and its richness and beauty evokes a feeling of contentment, peace and bliss in its visitors. Marco Polo stated that he considered Sri Lanka to be “the finest island of its size in all the world” and you’ll likely agree after exploring its fabled delights. Despite being so small in size, it offers a diversity that is unmatched by any other. Picturesque landscapes, a warm culture and endemic wildlife and more, Sri Lanka is indeed a true paradise for visitors. With an amazing number of attractions from sunny gold and white sanded beaches, mysterious and ancient cities, beautiful fauna and flora, finest handicrafts, world famous gems, colourful festivals and people famous for their warmth and hospitality it is a great tourist destination and paradise. Visitors are often spoilt for choice given the amount of attractions that Sri Lanka has to offer. One of the best things about Sri Lanka is that all major tourist attractions in Sri Lanka are just a few hours’ drive away from each other. A perfect mix of history, culture and modernity, Sri Lanka today thrives through its deep-rooted traditions and personality. Itinerary: Day 1: Negombo On arrival, you will be met by our George Steuart Chauffeur Guide and transferred to Negombo. (approx. travel time: 30 minutes) Proceed to Negombo. Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards.
Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Goldi Sands,
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast Day 2: Dambulla - Pinnawala
Leave for Dambulla after breakfast. (approx. travel time: 04 hours) En-route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Dambulla Cave Temple. Lunch in Pinnawala (Not Included) Proceed to Dambulla. Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya. Day 3: Sigiriya
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress after breakfast. Lunch in Sigiriya/Dambulla (Not Included) Return to the hotel and Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya. Day 4: Kandy
Leave for Kandy after breakfast. (approx. travel time: 3.5 hours)
Optional: En-route visit a spice garden. Proceed to Kandy.
Lunch at the spice garden (Not Included)
Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards. Proceed to Kandy. Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Ellerton, Kandy (Luxury Boutique Hotel) Day 5: Kandy
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Leave for Kandy afterwards. (approx. 45-minute drive) Visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.
Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya - Considered Sri Lanka’s largest botanical garden, with 147 acres and over 4000 species of plants, Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a well-known attraction in Sri Lanka. The lush garden estate, also referred to as the Royal Botanical Garden is famed for its collection of 300 species of orchids. Lunch in Kandy (Not Included)
Visit Kandy Temple of The Tooth after lunch. The Temple of The Tooth relic also known as the Dalada Maligawa is the holiest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, making it the most sacred places of worship among Buddhists around the world. Return to the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Ellerton, Kandy (Luxury Boutique Hotel) Board Basis: All Inclusive Day 6: Nuwara Eliya
Leave for Nuwara Eliya after breakfast. (approx. travel time: 2.5 hours)
En-route make a stop by Ramboda falls for a picture and visit a tea plantation.
Lunch overlooking the Ramboda Falls (Not Included)
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya.
Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Firsmeaad Nuwara Eliya (Luxury Boutique Botel) Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Ella
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a brief city tour in Nuwara Eliya.
Lunch overlooking the Gregory Lake (Not Included) Thereafter leave for Ella. Enjoy a scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella.
(approx. travel time: 04 hours) Check in at the Nanu oya Railway station to catch the 3.50pm train to Ella.
(** please note that availability of train tickets can be only confirmed 02 weeks prior to the travel date)
Your driver guide will see you off at the Nanu Oya station and then drive with your luggage to Ella and pick you up form Ella station. Proceed to Ella.
Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards.
Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at 98 Acres Ella Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast Day 8: Ella
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Things to do while in Ella; Ella Rock Hike (Difficulty: Medium)
Little Adams Peak Hike (Difficulty: fair) Trek to Nine arch bridge (Difficulty: Easy) Ella Rock - Trekkers would love the place. It’s bit tiring to do the hiking. But it is definitely worth it. Once you got to the summit you will realize why we said so. The panoramic views it provides with mist and cloud covering the area, especially in the early mornings and the late evenings are something you should witness and that would suffice enough to say that you visited Ella. Little Adams Peak - Mini Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella. You will get to the entrance in about 15 min walk from Ella town. It is 1141 m in height and from the entrance it takes up to 30-45 min for the hike. Views from the summit are incredible. 360 degrees panoramic views with clouds rolling in, is a treat to watch for any traveller. Hike itself is a worthy experience as you walk through lush green tea estates, talking to locals who are plucking and collecting tea leaves, working in the estate. Nine arch bridge - This bridge, which is almost 100 years old, has been built with blocks of stone and cement without any strengthening iron or concrete. The giant arches take the bridge on a curved path to link to mountains. The Bridge was commissioned in 1921 under the British Government. Lunch: Feel free to explore restaurant options in Ella (Cost Not Included)
Return to the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at 98 Acres Ella,
Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast Day 9: Arugam - Bay
Leave for Arugam-bay after breakfast. (one of the world’s best surfing locations) (approx. travel time: 03.5 hours) En-route Ravana Falls and clay pottery manufacture. Feel free to give it a shot and get your hands dirty! Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. (Not Included) Proceed to Arugam - Bay.
Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards.
Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay in Blue Wave Resort, Arugam-bay Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast Day 10 - 12: Arugam - Bay Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Spend the day at leisure by the beach or the pool.
Option to engage in Surfing or Yoga. (cost Not Included) Overnight stay in Blue Wave Resort, Arugam-bay Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast Day 13: Katunayake
Leave for Katunayake after breakfast. (approx. travel time: 08 hours)
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. (Not Included)
Proceed to Katunayake. Standard Hotel check-in is scheduled from 2.00 pm onwards.
Check in at Walawwa. Set in 200-year-old tropical gardens just 15-minutes’
drive from Sri Lanka’s main international gateway, our award-winning 18-bedroom country house hotel with
gourmet food, jungle pool and heavenly spa, carved out of an atmospheric 18th century manor house, exudes style
and serenity. As an alternative to hotels in Negombo, The Wallawwa promises to start or end your Sri Lankan holiday in style. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Walawwa, Katunayaka (Luxury Boutique Hotel) Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast Day 14: Ayubowan
After breakfast, proceed to the Bandaranaike International Airport in time for your flight back home. (approx. travel time: 30 minutes)




Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways
Airport taxes
13 nights accommodation as per the itinerary
Tours, Excursions & Activities as per itinerary

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary