7 days from $1,290 per person twin share
Short Stay itinerary
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE COLOMBO
Make your own way to your Colombo hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
DAY 2: COLOMBO
Tour Colombo, including the Fort District and Pettah Market. Visit a Hindu temple, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, the Dutch Wolvendaal Church and the Dewatagaha Mosque. (B,L)
DAY 3: COLOMBO TO DAMBULLA VIA SIGIRIYA
Depart for Dambulla, visiting Sigiriya en route to climb the UNESCO World Heritage listed Rock Fortress or ‘Lion Rock’. Continue to Dambulla and have the afternoon free at your leisure. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: DAMBULLA TO TRINCOMALEE
Travel to the village of Hiriwadunna and take a walk (approximately 3 hours) along the banks of an artificial reservoir, passing local farms, villages and dense bush where you may spot elephants and monkeys. Drive to Trincomalee. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: TRINCOMALEE
Embark on a morning whale watching cruise (May to November only), beginning at Foul Point and sailing south. (B,L)
DAY 6: TRINCOMALEE TO KANDY VIA DAMBULLA
Travel back to Dambulla and tour the Rock Temple, built in the 3rd century BC. Continue to Kandy, visiting a spice garden at Matale en route. Upon arrival, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world. Watch a cultural dance performance while enjoying dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: KANDY TO COLOMBO
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to your Colombo hotel or Colombo airport where your arrangements end. (B)
Whale watching in Trincomalee is available from May to November only. Outside of these months, touring of Kinniya Bridge will be the substitute.
# Shoulder and high season Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.