Journey from Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital to its cultural heart, before heading southwest to the beautiful sandy beaches.
This tour is ideal for those who have a shorter period of time to travel and who wish to visit the main sights of Sri Lanka. This is a private tour and therefore some meals are not included, giving you the option to occasionally select your own dining experience. This tour incorporates land travel only to give you optimum vistas of the Sri Lankan countryside.
Fly overnight to Colombo.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Take a tour of Sri Lanka's capital, and discover a city which is quickly becoming a modern metropolis. However, you'll also explore historic and colonial gems such as bustling Pettah Bazaar and religious temples. (B)
Journey to Sigiriya and explore the magnificent Lion Rock Fortress, built by King Kasyapa. Also see the Heavenly Maidens Frescoes. That evening, visit Dambulla Rock Temple, a UNESCO Site dating back to the 1st Century. (B)
Spend the day exploring the UNESCO Site of Polonnaruwa. Visit the Royal Palace, the Gal Vihara, the Audience Hall and Lotus Bath. Later, take a jeep safari around Minneriya National Park where elephants may be spotted at close range. (B)
Travel to Anuradhapura and visit the Brazen Palace, Ruwanweliseya Stupa, the Samadhi Buddha, the Isurumuniya Rock Temple and the sacred Bo Tree, planted over 2250 years ago. (B)
Drive to the coastal town of Bentota where the day is at leisure to relax on the beaches or explore the surrounding area. (B)
Take some time to discover Bentota. As the driver will be at your disposal you can explore the local area. You may wish to see the Brief Garden, visit a Tea Centre seek out bargains at Aluthgama Market or relax on the beach. (B)
Drive back to Colombo. (B)
Fly to the UK. (B)
Broadly speaking the best time to visit Sri Lanka for touring is from October to April in the Cultural Triangle and July to August in the north of the country.
Places Visited: UK - Colombo (3N) - Sigiriya (3N) - Bentota (2N) - Colombo - UK
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