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LKA12: 10 Days Colombo - Anuradhapura - Polunaruwa - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Tissamaharama - Galle - Bentota

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Colombo
When your flight lands at Colombo International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Our diver guide will help you with the check in procedure and confirm the meeting time next morning with you before leaving. Then the rest of the day is free on your own to walk around the city and contact with the local people.

Accommodation: Ozo Colombo (4 stars)

Day 2: Colombo - Anuradhapura
Your 10 days Sri Lanka tour starts with visit to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Since the first elephant orphanage was established in Sri Lanka in 1975, the number of the elephants including baby elephants here had increased to nearly one hundred now. It is a heaven not only for baby elephants but also for travelers who love wildlife. After that, you will be led to the Dambulla Cave Temple. It is surprisingly to see the paintings on the cave are still well preserved with beautiful colors and clear images although this temple complex has been existed for several thousand years. At last, we arrive at Anuradhapura for two nights' stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Palm Garden Village (4 stars)

  • Tourists feeding elephant in Elephant Orphanage of Pinnawela
    Tourists feeding elephants in Elephant Orphanage
  • Golden Stupa at the Dambulla Cave Temple
    Golden Stupa at the Dambulla Cave Temple
Day 3: Anuradhapura
Located in the north central Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura is a holy land that used to be an ancient capital over the past thousand years and now has become a well-known Buddhist shrine for Buddhists in the world. The Buddhist culture and ruins here are well maintained without being influenced by the modem civilization. We will guide you to discover the scattered heritage spots in this old city for the whole day and show you the splendid culture of this country.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Palm Garden Village (4 stars)

Day 4: Anuradhapura - Polunaruwa
Today we will continue our Sri Lanka 10 days tour itinerary to another famous historical city, Polonnaruwa. Check in at the hotel upon arrival and then take your time to admire the significant heritage sites for the rest of the time. The spectacular altar, amazing constructions and the stone Buddha statues carved on the wall in the ancient city will take you back to the glorious age of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. It is advisable that you take some water and prepare the sun cream as the site is extremely huge and the weather is pretty hot around noon. Riding a bike or car is the most recommended way by tourists to fully discover this vast area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Deer Park Hotel (4 stars)

  • A sitting Buddha statue at Polonnaruwa
    A sitting Buddha statue in Polunaruwa
Day 5: Polunaruwa - Sigiriya - Kandy
After having the breakfast, we will continue our Sri Lanka excursions to Sigiriya to see the Lion Rock, a natural wonder that was recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. To get to the top, you need to climb more than 1000 steps which are quite steep, so the comfortable sports clothing is suitable and enough water is necessary. Next, we proceed to Kandy and stop for a short visit to a spice garden on the way, where you will be introduced with a variety of spices and herbs for both cooking and medical use. Then a visit to the Hindu Temple in Matale is followed. After that, you will be invited to attend a Culture Dance Show to enjoy the traditional dance performed by the local people. The last stop today is the Temple of Tooth Relics. Traveling at the time of the festival in July and August may offer you a good opportunity to see the real tooth relic of Buddha in close quarter. Get back to the hotel afterwards.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Ozo Kandy (4 stars)

Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Extend your trip to Nuwara Eliya, a famous tourist resort with beautiful mountains, tea gardens and mild weather. The unique climate and geographical condition make the region one of the most favorable place for the tea plantation. On the way, we will visit the cascading Ramboda Waterfall. A short stay at a tea factory is scheduled en route for you to get a great insight into the tea industry and sample the varieties of tea in the beautiful surroundings. Then we drive to visit the Hakgala Botanical Garden. Take a good walk and relax yourself in this lovely garden. For the rest time of the day, we would leave it free on your own to do something you enjoy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Blackpool Hotel (4 stars)

  • Charming scenery of Giragama Tea Plantation
    Charming scenery of Giragama Tea Plantation
  • Bakers waterfalls in Horton Plains National Park
    Bakers waterfalls in Horton Plains National Park
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Tissamaharama
Today we will bid farewell to Nuwara Eliya and board the train bound for Ella from Nanu Oya. The scenic train trip lasts around three hours. Upon arrival at Ella, our driver guide will pick you up at the railway station and then lead you to visit the Rawana Waterfalls. There are lots of monkeys that add much fun to your visit. Move on to visit the Katharagama later in the day and stop for the night at a hotel in the Tissamaharama finally.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Thaulle Resort & Spa (4 stars)

Day 8: Tissamaharama - Galle - Bentota
Get up early today as we are scheduled to take a morning safari at the Yala National Park. The park itself is vast and beautiful. You will be amazed to see a large number of wild animals ranging from the different kinds of little birds to the giant creatures like water buffalo, elephants, wild pigs and even leopards. After that, you will then be taken to Galle to visit the Galle Fort and other old buildings in the ancient city. It is enjoyable to wander through the streets around the fort area and watch the sunset from the wall. Then you will be transferred to check into a hotel at Bentota, a relaxing beach city during your 10 days Sri Lanka tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa (4 stars)

  • Bubalus Bubalis in the Pond of Yala National Park
    Bubalus Bubalis in the Pond of Yala National Park
  • The fort in the style of Dutch fortress
    The fort in the style of Dutch fortress
Day 9: Bentota
The whole day today remains free for you to arrange the activities on your own. We will only book the hotel room with daily breakfast for you. Hailed as the 'Heavy of Sri Lanka', Bentota is well known for its beautiful golden beach without too much crowds and commercial atmosphere. You may choose to enjoy a nice walk along the coastline with family or discover the ocean by taking part in a water sport like swimming, boating and diving. Sitting by beach to admire the sunset is also one of the highlights of the tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa (4 stars)

Day 10: Bentota - Colombo Departure
Your memorable Sri Lanka itinerary 10 days draws to an end today. We will meet you at your hotel lobby with a comfortable transfer to the Colombo airport for your homebound flight. May you have a good journey!

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included
  • Reserved train tickets from Nanu Oya to Ella.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Colombo and out Bentota.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Sri Lanka Visa Fee.
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