This Sri Lanka Highlights tour is the perfect itinerary for first-timers in Sri Lanka that encompasses all the highlights of this pretty nation, from colonial cities, tranquil hills to sunny beaches. You have probably heard about the Fort of Galle, Nuwara Eliya tea ‘nation’, or the tales behind Dambulla’s impressive Buddhist caves, and now you can be even proud to say you have real experiences in these wondrous places.
Welcomed by your local guide, you travel right away to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, one of Sri Lanka’s location for elephants’ reservation. You proceed to the hotel in Sigiriya for overnight stay.
Let’s visit Sri Lanka’s great ancient ruins in Anuradhapura, with the chance to have a look at the city’s most sacred relic, Bo Tree, which is believed to have grown from a branch of the tree that Buddha gained Enlightenment. A short trip to the birthplace of Buddhism, Mihintale is available to continue your journey today
The royal capital of Polonnaruwa serves you a deep insight into Sri Lankan spirits, with 1000 year-old stone structures and Buddha images. 1,5 hours driving from here you will reach the Sigiriya rock, the most visited and World Heritage site of the country.
The complex of five Buddhist caves with the largest areas of painting in the world is certainly a must for a trip to Dambulla in the morning. En route to Kandy, we don’t forget to drop you at the traditional Spice garden in Matale, to learn about the long-establishment of Sri Lanka’s spice trade.
After an evening experiencing Kandy, with an interesting cultural show performed in the city hall, you will get to take a walk of endowed flora and fauna in the Peradeniya Botanical garden, and enjoy some hours on the most scenic train trail of Sri Lanka, from Kandy to Nurawa Eliya.
Let’s catch the spring-like weather of the ‘Little England’ town, the Nuwara Eliya in a city tour and a trip to the highest botanic garden in the world, the Hakgala Botanical Garden.
We takes you to explore the Yala National Park which is famous for its impressive figure of leopards. In a jeep, you are given various chances to take as many as stunning pictures as you’d like.
Dutch Fort of Galle city is a spot that we shouldn’t miss when visiting Bentota. Later on, you spend rest of the day relaxing on one of many exotic beaches of this region. The choices of water sports are huge, with scuba diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing and so forth.
Bentota even offers more, with a vast coastal wetland ecosystem in Balapitiya, which can be explored by a scenic boat ride. In the afternoon, you pay a visit to Kosgoda Turle Hatchery, known for its successful projects of Sri Lanka’s wild lives.
The last destination in your Sri Lanka trip is the capital Colombo city. Ruled as the business and commercial center of the country, this city also remains its uniqueness in a historical influenced architecture, featured by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in the past.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
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