Spectacular Sri Lanka tour with elephant safari & beach break

Habarana, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe & Kalutara

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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Sigiriya

Polonnaruwa

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Superior room, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Dambulla Cave Temple

Ayurvedic spices

Earl's Regency, Kandy

Earl's Regency, Kandy

Earl's Regency, Kandy

Kandy

Sacred Temple of the Tooth, Kandy

Royal Botanical Garden, Kandy

Araliya Green Hills, Nuwara Eliya

Deluxe room, Araliya Green Hills

Nuwara Eliya

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Udawalawe National Park

Deluxe room, Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Galle

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Deluxe room, Royal Palms Beach Hotel

Deluxe room, Royal Palms Beach Hotel

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Uncover Sri Lanka on an unforgettable tour of the country’s cities, lush landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with highlights including a wildlife safari and beach escape

Days 1-2: Habarana

Arrive in Colombo and transfer to Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. In the morning, begin your tour with a visit to the phenomenal Sigiriya ‘Lion Rock’ Fortress, a towering citadel that you can climb for breathtaking views over the plains. Later, take a catamaran across a scenic reservoir to a local village, where you can take a walk through paddy fields and help to prepare a simple, traditional Sri Lankan lunch.

Distance from Bandaranaike International airport: 150km

Day 3: Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Habarana

Transfer to Polonnaruwa where you’ll first enjoy a leisurely cycling tour, exploring lush fields and local village life, before taking a bus to Polonnaruwa’s ancient ruins.

Day 4: Habarana - Kandy

Transfer to Kandy and pay a visit to the awe-inspiring Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing some of the country’s most important religious art. You’ll also make a stop at an Ayurvedic Village, where an array of spices are grown.

Distance from Habarana: 100km

Day 5: Kandy

Today, discover the Sacred Temple of the Tooth, considered to be the holiest place in the world for many Buddhists. Later, explore Kandy’s rich culture on a guided city tour, ending at a local arts and crafts hotspot. You’ll also have the option to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Set off for Nuwara Eliya this morning, once a British summer retreat. The drive here is one of the most scenic routes in the world, passing mountains, tea plantations, waterfalls and more. En route, visit a tea plantation and factory, following the humble tea leaf’s journey to the cup.

Distance from Kandy: 90km

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya

Today, you’ll have the option of rising early to trek in the Horton Plains, or spending the day at leisure.

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe

In association with the Born Free Foundation, the Department of Wildlife Conservation has set up the Elephant Transit Home, a facility designed to rehabilitate orphaned baby elephants with an aim to ultimately release them back into their natural habitat. Pay a visit to the sanctuary, stopping at the beautiful Ravana Falls en route.

Distance from Nuwara Eliya: 160km

Day 9: Udawalawe

Venture out on a thrilling Jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park, where in addition to the Asiatic elephant, you might spot water buffalo, jackals, the elusive leopard, exotic birdlife and more.

Days 10-15: Udawalawe - Galle - Kalutara

On the last day of your guided tour, you’ll transfer to Kalutara for some well-earnt beach relaxation, but not before one last cultural excursion. Explore the historic fortified city of Galle, with its fascinating architecture, before checking in to your resort.

Distance from Udawalawe: 140km; distance to Bandaranaike International airport: 80km

Good to know

The above itinerary reflects the 14-night tour option. For stays of 10 and 12 nights, you will travel from Nuwara Eliya to Udawalawe on day seven (no optional trek in Horton Plains) and experience Elephant Transit Home, Ravana Falls and a Jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park on the same day.

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