Combine Sri Lanka's tea plantations with wildlife spotting in Yala National Park and the coastal fort of Galle.
This tour is ideal for those who have a reasonable amount of time to travel and are interested in visiting the main sights of Sri Lanka. This tour incorporates road travel so that you can experience all of the beautiful scenery of Sri Lanka. This is a private tour so some evening meals are not included, allowing you to occasionally pick your own dining experience.
Fly overnight to Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city.
Sightseeing includes a visit to Fort District, Pettah Market, Dutch Church of Wolfendhall, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum. Later in the day you'll also visit a tea estate and travel to Nuwara Eliya. (B,L,D)
Visit Sita Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Later, travel to Yala National Park, home to elephants, leopards, sambhur, wild buffalo and over 130 species of bird. Enjoy an evening jeep safari. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a morning and evening jeep safari in Yala National Park. (B,L,D)
Travel to Udawalawe National Park, famous for its elephant population. Pay a visit to the Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage, and enjoy a safari in the afternoon before returning to Yala National Park. (B,L,D)
Travel to Ratnapura and see the famous Ceylon Sapphires being mined. (B,L,D)
Tour the UNESCO Sinharaja Forest Reserve, home to endemic species including birds, fish, reptiles, snakes and amphibians. Later, return to Ratnapura. (B,L,D)
Travel to Galle. Tour the city, stroll around the lighthouse and visit the Dutch Fort to experience a mix of Asian and European influences. (B,L)
Spend a final night in Colombo. (B)
Fly to the UK, arriving home later the same or following day. (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 (2N) - Nuwara Eliya (1N) - Yala National Park (3N) - Ratnapura (2N) - Galle (1N) - Colombo - UK
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