Day 1: Arrive Colombo - Sigiriya (190kms)
Upon your arrival at Colombo airport, you'll be greeted and promptly transferred to Sigiriya. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to visit the renowned Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, home to a significant gathering of tamed elephants. After reaching Sigiriya, you'll check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, prepare for an unforgettable climb up Sigiriya rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world's oldest landscaped gardens. You'll spend the night at your comfortable hotel in Sigiriya.
Day 2: Sigiriya - Kandy (90kms)
Following breakfast, you'll embark on a journey to Kandy. En route, a visit to a spice garden in Matale will provide insights into Sri Lanka's aromatic treasures. In Kandy, you'll delve into its cultural treasures, including the renowned Temple of the Tooth Relic, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The day unfolds with visits to Kandy's viewpoints, Kandy Lake, a captivating Kandyan cultural show, Gem museum, and lapidary. You'll enjoy an overnight stay at your Kandy hotel.
Day 3: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe (250kms)
After breakfast, you'll set out for Udawalawe, passing through the scenic landscapes of Nuwara Eliya in the Sri Lankan hill country. En route, you'll visit a tea plantation, tea factory, and tea shop, immersing yourself in the country's tea heritage. Upon your arrival in Udawalawe, you'll check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, prepare for an exhilarating safari adventure at Udawalawe National Park. You'll spend the night at your Udawalawe hotel.
Day 4: Udawalawe – South Beach (110kms)
Following a hearty breakfast, your journey takes you to the serene south coast beach, where you'll check in at your chosen hotel. The palm-fringed, snow-white sandy beaches offer a haven for leisure seekers in Sri Lanka, providing the perfect backdrop for relaxation. It's a day to unwind and soak in the coastal beauty as you enjoy a tranquil overnight stay at your beachfront accommodation.
Day 5: Whale watching - Galle Tour
The day begins early with an exciting whale watching expedition in Mirissa, offering the opportunity to witness these magnificent marine creatures in their natural habitat. Following the whale watching tour, you'll embark on a boat excursion to Turtle Beach and have the chance to observe the skilled stilt fishermen of Unawatuna. Later in the day, your exploration continues along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, including visits to a sea turtle conservation project, the picturesque Unawatuna beach, and a captivating guided walking tour of the historic Galle Fort. With memories of the day's discoveries, you'll retire for another comfortable night at your hotel on the south coast.
Day 6: Galle - Colombo (145kms)
Your final day commences with a scenic train journey along the picturesque south and west coast, offering breathtaking views of the coastline. Along the way, you'll embark on a boat tour at the enchanting Madu estuary, a Ramsar wetland area, and visit Cinnamon Island, where you'll gain insights into the spice trade. As the day draws to a close, you'll drive to Colombo, where your Sri Lankan adventure concludes. At the airport, you'll bid farewell to this remarkable journey, taking with you cherished memories of the diverse and captivating landscapes and experiences you've encountered in Sri Lanka.