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11 Nights / 12 Days

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Explore lively, irresistible Sri Lanka, boasting a rich and diverse cultural heritage that dates to over 2 000 years, with Buddhism playing an integral part in its legacy. The Golden Triangle of Sigiriya, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura stand on a strong foundation of religion. Not to be missed, these captivating destinations will entice your imagination with the fascinating Temple of the Sacred Tooth, the lofty enchanting Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the archaic city of Anuradhapura, resplendent with its “Tree of Enlightenment” and the intriguing historical kingdom of Pollonaruwa. Meander through the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, once an enchanting respite for Kandyan royalty, and lose yourself in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country, boasting lush tea plantations, cascading waterfalls and mist-shrouded mountains. Marvel at the magnificence of diverse wildlife including Asian elephants that can be seen in their hundreds at the Minneriya National Park.

A Sri Lanka vacation wouldn’t be complete without a few days spent unwinding on one of its pristine sandy beaches, so get ready to get your tan on and immerse yourself in golden paradise in Tangalle. Wander through the streets of Colombo and revel in stately colonial buildings, and significant religious places of worship including mosques, Roman Catholic churches, and Hindu and Buddhist temples peacefully neighboring each other as the Colombo locals’ crisscross paths on balmy streets.

Highlights of the Itinerary:

  • Visits to the ancient cities Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa
  • Climb & visit the awe inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • A guided tour of the Dambulla Cave Temples
  • See Asian Elephants in the wild
  • Visits to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
  • Scenic Train journey to Hatton
  • Tea Experience at Tea Trails
  • Scenic Cinnamon Air flight to Galle
  • A tour of Colombo by car


Day 1:

Met on arrival by a representative and transfer to Horathapola Estate, Wadumunnegedara (approx 1 hour drive).

Overnight at Horathapola Estate, Wadumunnegedara - 01 Night
Standard Room - HB

Horathapola Estate, Wadumunnegedara in Sri LankaHorathapola Estate, Wadumunnegedara in Sri Lanka

Day 2:

Morning after breakfast leave for Anuradhapura (approx.3 ½ hour drive).
Engage in a guided tour of the ancient capital.
Thereafter travel to Sigiriya (1 ½ hour drive)

Spend 02 nights at Water Garden Resort, Sigiriya
Deluxe Villa - HB

Ancient city of PolonnaruwaAncient city of Polonnaruwa

Day 3:

Morning visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (approx. 1 hour’s drive).

Afternoon visit the Minneriya / Kaudulla National Parks (approx. 1 hour drive to either parks).

Overnight at Water Garden Resort, Sigiriya

Kaudulla National Park in Sri LankaKaudulla National Park in Sri Lanka

Day 4:

Morning visit & climb the Sigiriya Rock.

Drive to Kandy thereafter (approx. 3-hour drive).

If time permits, stop for a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temples en route (Optional).

Evening visit the Sacred Temple of the tooth.

Overnight at Kings Pavilion, Kandy - 01 Night
Suite Room - HB

Sigiriya in Sri LankaSigiriya in Sri Lanka
Dambulla Cave TempleDambulla Cave Temple

Day 5:

After breakfast visit the Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya.

Proceed to the Kandy Railway station in time to board your train to Hatton.

Transfer you to your bungalow at Tea Trails, Dick Oya (approx. 30 mins).

Spend 03 nights at Tea Trails, Dick Oya
Luxury Room - AI

Botanical Gardens, PeradeniyaCeylon Tea Trails, Dick Oya

Day 6:

Morning engage in a Tea Experience Tour hosted & conducted by the resident Planter.

Spend afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Tea Trails, Dick Oya

Tea Experience TourTea Experience Tour

Day 7:

Breakfast at the Bungalow.

At leisure (The bungalow has many activities on offer).

Overnight at Tea Trails, Dick Oya

Tea Experience TourTea Experience Tour

Day 8:

This morning take Cinnamon Air Scheduled flight to Koggala from Castlereigh Reservoir. (Flying time - Approx. 01 hour 15 minutes).

Transfer to your resort in Tangalle (Approx. 2 hours).

Overnight at Amanwella, Tangalle - 03 Nights
Garden Pool Suite - BB

Amanwella, Tangalle in Sri LankaAmanwella, Tangalle in Sri Lanka

Day 9 & 10:

Breakfast at hotel.

Spend the rest of the days at leisure.

Overnight at Amanwella, Tangalle

Amanwella, Tangalle in Sri LankaAmanwella, Tangalle in Sri Lanka

Day 11:

Transfer to Colombo (Approx. 3 hours & 40 mins).

Overnight at Shangri La Hotel, Colombo
Deluxe Ocean View - BB

Colombo, Sri LankaColombo, Sri Lanka

Day 12:

Transfer to Colombo Airport in time for departure flight (Approx. 1 hour).

(We recommend that you be at the airport at least 03 hours prior to departure flight).


BB = Bed and Breakfast Basis (Breakfast with accommodation only)
HB = Half Board (Diner and Breakfast with accommodation only)
AI = All Inclusive (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast with accommodation with extras)
DBL = Double Room (2 pax sharing one double bed)
Castlereagh - Castlereagh Reservoir
Koggala - Koggala Lagoon (entrance through Koggala Domestic Airport)

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COST: from $6,738 per person sharing

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