Highlights of Sri Lanka
From $5,070 - 14 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities
Sri Lanka is a destination that provides everything you could want in a holiday, from stunning scenery to amazing architecture outlining the evolution of this unique land. Explore the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Spectacular Sigiriya is one of the must-see destinations of the country; the rock fortress is one of the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites that you will visit on this fascinating tour. Discover the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.
Marvel at magnificent temples, discover the unique caves at Dambulla and become acquainted with Kandy. The focal point of the town is the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic), where the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined.
Admire the beautiful scenery along the coastline from Yala (Ruhuna) National Park to Galle and learn about the conservation of Sri Lanka’s turtles at Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. One of the highlights of this land is its gracious people and, with such a rich abundance of surprises on offer, this fantastic destination is sure to impress all who visit.
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO NEGOMBO VIA COLOMBO
Fly with Singapore Airlines to Colombo. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in nearby Negombo for an overnight stay.
DAY 2: NEGOMBO TO SIGIRIYA
This morning travel to Sigiriya, home to the 5th-century UNESCO World Heritage listed Rock Fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’. Climb to the top of the fortress and explore the surrounding gardens.
DAY 3: SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA
Visit the ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, the second capital city of Sri Lanka, and a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.
DAY 4: SIGIRIYA – ANURADHAPURA
Visit Anuradhapura, the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. Visit the 2nd- Century Ruvanveliseya Dagoba and see the city’s most renowned relic, the sacred Bo Tree, planted 2,250 years ago.
DAY 5: SIGIRIYA TO KANDY
After breakfast, travel to Dambulla and tour the Dambulla Rock Temple, built in the 3rd Century BC. Continue to Kandy, a sacred Buddhist city, visiting a spice garden in Matale en route.
DAY 6: KANDY
Visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, built as a leisure garden for a Sinhala King. Later, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most revered Buddhist sites in the world, followed by the remains of the Royal Palace. This evening watch a cultural dance performance.
DAY 7: KANDY TO NUWARA ELIYA
Drive to Nuwara Eliya, the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, visiting a tea plantation and tea factory en route.
DAY 8: NUWARA ELIYA TO YALA NATIONAL PARK VIA UDAWALAWE
Travel to the Elephant Transit Home located in Udawalawe National Park, caring for abandoned and orphaned baby elephants. Later, arrive in Yala (Ruhuna) National Park, home to a large number of elephants, Leopards, Sambar Deer and wild buffalo.
DAY 9: YALA NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris around the park.
DAY 10: YALA NATIONAL PARK TO GALLE
Leave Yala (Ruhuna) National Park and visit the Hummanaya Blow Hole. After lunch continue to Dikawella Wevurukannala Temple before driving along the coastline to Galle. Stop along the way at Weligama to see the unique stilt fishermen.
DAY 11: GALLE
Tour the city of Galle including the lighthouse and the Old Town. You will also visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Dutch Fort.
DAY 12: GALLE TO COLOMBO
Travel to Colombo stopping at Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery en route. It is home to Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project, operated with the help of international volunteers.
DAY 13: DEPART COLOMBO
Visit the Fort district, Pettah Market, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple as well as the Colombo and Natural History museums. After dinner you will be transferred to Colombo airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.
DAY 14: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA
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Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"What a surprise the little island of Sri Lanka was. On every road we travelled the scenery was magnificent, mountains, hills, deep valleys, gorges, jungle, tea plantations, waterfalls, vegetable gardens, little villages, everywhere was so green. Our Guide Mr Wimal was full of information and easy to talk to. Our driver Opal had a few hard days on less than perfect roads and did a mighty job, always cheerful. Sri Lankan people are so friendly. Our hotels were first class and the food was superb, especially the pineapple and paw paw at each meal, and the desserts were a trap, each had to be sampled. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the tour."
Joan & William Howland, Queensland - April 2011
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"It was a great tour. We love the all-inclusive; makes it so much easier. Itineraries, written information and brochures all excellent information. We will recommend your Company. thank you!"
Christine and Robert - September 2012
Important Note: Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $650 (correct as at Jul 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD75 is payable on arrival in Sri Lanka.