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10 days/9 nights for $699 per person, double occupancy, seat-in-coach tour, starting from the northern capital of Hanoi and ending in bustling Saigon
 

Amazing Sri Lanka

March 6-17, 2025

12 days/11 nights exploring Colombo, Habarana, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala, and Mirissa for $2295 per person, double occupancy, land only

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Includes:

  • 1 night in Negombo at the Covanro Hotel with breakfast, transfer from the airport

  • Drive to Habarana with a visit to the Hiriwadunna Village with lunch

  • 2 nights at the Habarana Village by Cinnamon with breakfast and dinner

  • Tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sigiriya Rock Fortress & the ancient city of Polonnaruwa

  • Drive to Kandy with a tour of the Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla, Matale Spice Garden, and a tour of the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Buddah

  • Evening dance show at a local theater

  • 1 night at the Cinnamon Citadel Hotel in Kandy with breakfast and dinner

  • Train ride to Nuwara Eliya with a visit to a local tea plantation & factory where you can pick your own tea

  • 2 nights at the Araliya Red Hotel in Nuwara Eliya with dinner and breakfast

  • Tour of Horton Plains National Park

  • 2 nights at Heaven's Edge Hotel with dinner and breakfast

  • Tour of Ella

  • 1 night at the Elephant's Reach Lodge in Yala National Park with breakfast and dinner

  • Safari game drives in Yala National Park

  • Drive to Mirissa

  • 2 nights at the Mandara Resort in Mirissa with dinner and breakfast

  • Whale watching cruise

  • Tour of Galle Fort

  • 1 night at the Radisson Hotel Colombo with dinner and breakfast

  • To

  • Transfer to airport

PRICING

$2295 per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: $800
 

ITINERARY

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Day One:

Arrive in Sri Lanka

Upon arrival, drive to your hotel and check in. Dinner at the hotel.

Image by Nadun Ranasinghe

Day Two

Hiriwadunna Village

After breakfast, drive to Habarana. Check into your hotel and freshen up before heading to Hiriwadunna Village to enjoy a local authentic lunch.

Take a tour of this quaint rural village where there are more trees than people by bullock cart and catamaran, and learn about life in Sri Lanka. Return to the hotel for dinner.

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Day Three

Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa

Today head to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Sri Lanka's most important historical site. The fortress is famous for its frescoes and mirror wall, as well as the uniquely decorated steps to the top.

From there, head to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa with its immense Buddha statues carved from the rock. The city was established by the Sinhalese when they moved their capital from Anuradhapura in the 12th Century. Return to Habarana for dinner and overnight.

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Day Four

Kandy

After breakfast, drive to Kandy (3 hours), Sri Lanka's highland capital, which was the last stronghold of the Sri Lankan kings during the European conquest between the 16th-19th centuries.

Along the way, visit the Matale Spice Garden, then check into your hotel to freshen up.

In the afternoon, tour the Temple of the Buddha Tooth Relic, one of Sri Lanka's national treasures, that was brought to the island in the 4th Century AD. In the evening, enjoy a local dance show. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Image by Anton Lecock

Day Five

Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, take the train to Nanu Oya and into the heart of tea country where pure Ceylon Tea is being grown to this day. Disembark and drive to Nuwara Eliya, known as the "Little England" of Sri Lanka due to it's mildly cool climate and British-style architecture. Take a tour of a tea plantation and factory, where you can see how tea is grown, pluck your own tea leaves, and learn how it is processed, then exported all around the world. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Image by Gersey Vargas

Day Six

Horton Plains National Park

After breakfast, drive to Horton Plains National Park. Known to the Sri Lankans as Mahaeliya, this cloud forest sits between two of Sri Lanka's highest peaks. Here you can potentially see many endemic species of birds, Sambhar deer, bear monkeys, leopards, Barking dear, and more.

Drive to Ella and check into your hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Image by Anton Lecock

Day Seven

Ella

After breakfast, take a tour of Ella. The first stop will be Ella Gap, a gap in the mountains that is large enough to see the ocean on clear days. Visit the Rawana Falls, said to be where Sita bathed when she was taken captive by Rawana in the Ramayana Epic.

 

Take a short hike (30 minutes) to Little Adam's Peak, through local tea plantations and see a picturesque view of all the sites you saw earlier in the day. Dinner at the hotel.

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Day Eight

Yala National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Yala National Park, which is the country's largest national park. It is home to elephants, leopards, sloth bears, spotter deer, wild boars, and sambar deer, as well as smaller mammals such as mongeese, langurs, and porcupines.

Enjoy an afternoon safari through the park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day Nine

Galle & Kalutara

Breakfast and morning game drive in Yala National Park.


In the afternoon, drive to Mirissa, on Sri Lanka's southern shores, which is well known for its beach, whale watching tours, and water sports. Rest of the day is free to explore your surroundings.

Dinner & overnight at your hotel.

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Day Ten

Whale Watching & Beach Day

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning whale watching cruise from Mirissa Harbor.

 

The afternoon is free to relax on the beach or explore the nearby surroundings.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day Eleven

Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel.
 

Visit Galle Fort on the way to Colombo. Once the most ancient and important harbor of the country, even has even been suggested that Galle is the harbor of "Tarshish" in the bible. The current town was built in Dutch Colonial style, and the Dutch influence is still present to this day. Take a few minutes to wander around the local Bazaar before continuing on to Colombo.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Colombo.

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Day Twelve

Return home

After breakfast,  take a tour of Colombo which has a long history of trade, first with Arab merchants, the Portuguese, Dutch, and British imperialists. Take a tour of the city including Independence Memorial Hall, the National Museum, Gangaramaya Temple, Seema Malaka, Galle Face Green, the Old Dutch Hospital.

 

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

international Airfare available Upon Request
 

INCLUSIONS
Accommodations
Breakfast and dinner daily

Transportation throughout

Local English-speaking guide

Sightseeing and entry tickets as listed in the itinerary

EXCLUSIONS

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Gratuities for guides, drivers, waitstaff, bellhops, etc.

Services not listed on the itinerary

International Flights

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