Grand Tour of Sri Lanka

6 Nights Itinerary Covering: Colombo –Dambulla - Sigiriya –Kandy – Nuwara Eliya - Beruwela - Colombo


Overview

Sri Lanka boasts a rich culture, heritage, as well as a beautiful landscape. Tracing its civilization back to thousands of years, it is dotted with several historical sites and monuments which make for some fascinating sightseeing and exploration. Grand Tour of Sri Lanka package is a brilliantly crafted itinerary that aims to let you explore the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka in the least possible time. This tour package, consisting of 6 nights and 7 days, takes you to the cultural hotspots of Sri Lanka including Sigriya, Dambulla, Beruwala and Nuwara Eliya. During the course of the tour, not only will you be exploring the world heritage sites but also have a wonderful time at the beach.

Highlights

  • Visit the captive elephant breeding at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawela
  • Enjoy a tour to the famous Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Admire the frescoes at the Sigriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore the world heritage site of the remains of Royal Palace at Polonnaruwa
  • Take a trip to the famous Buddhist Temple
  • Admire the natural beauty of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s hill resort

Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo – Pinnawela – Dambulla

After arriving at the Colombo airport, start your journey towards Dambulla. During the course of the journey, make a stop at Pinnawela to spend some time at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – a captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants.

This is followed by an overnight stay at Dambulla.

Day 2 - Dambulla - Sigiriya

Enjoy your hearty breakfast and set off on a tour of Dambulla. Pay a trip to the Dambulla Rock Temple which consists of almost 150 images of Lord Buddha. Afterwards, continue your journey towards Sigiriya. After arriving at Sigiriya, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel and set off for some sightseeing. You will visit the famed Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is extremely famous for its incredible frescoes.

This is followed by an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya

After enjoying your breakfast, get prepared for the day-trip to Polonnaruwa. This place is famous among the tourists due to its several ancient spots including The Lotus Bath, Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya and others. Return to Sigiriya for a wonderful and delicious lunch. You have the rest of the evening to yourself and can spend it any way you want.

This is followed by a night halt.

Day 4 - Kandy

Enjoy your delicious breakfast and then make your way towards Kandy. After arriving at your destination, get transferred to your hotel. After some time, get ready for a city tour. Some of the popular attractions of the city which you will visit and explore are arts and crafts center, market and town of Kandy, Kandy Lake and the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic. During the evening, you will attend a cultural event, an experience that promises to be special.

This is followed by a night stay.

Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya

After enjoying your hearty morning breakfast, depart for Nuwara Eliya. Fondly referred to as “Little England”, this place has a very British country feel to it. Nuwara Eliya was also once the favorite escape for the hardworking people of the English tea industry. Located at an altitude of almost 6,128ft, it’s considered to be one of the most important centers for tea plantation in India. It’s a wonderful experience to take a tour of this place amidst all the natural beauty surrounding you. Along with this, you will also visit the highest mountain in Sri Lanka, Pidurutalagala (8282ft).

This is followed by an overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 6 - Beruwela

Enjoy your breakfast and then get transferred to Beruwela. Complete your check-in formalities at the hotel and indulge in several leisure activities at beach.

Spend an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7 - Colombo

This is the last day of your tour. On this day, you will be transferred to the Colombo airport for boarding the flight for your onward destination.


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