10 Days | Discover Sri Lanka
Day 1 ANURADHAPURA
Pick up at the airport and drive to Anuradhapura. On the way visit a coconut plantation. Evening visit to Mihintale mountain to see the sunset and then trying some authentic Sri Lankan food. Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
DAY 2 ANURADHAPURA
In the morning, a cycling tour around Anuradhapura, home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Highlights include the sacred bo-tree - the oldest documented tree in the world, the 1600 columns of Brazen Palace and Ruwanweliseya - the most famous dagobas in Sri Lanka. Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
DAY 3 DAMBULLA
Drive to Dambulla in the morning to explore the amazing Dambulla Cave Temples which are located high on a stone cliff face. In the evening elephant safari at the Minneriya National Park. Overnight stay in Sigiriya/Dambulla.
DAY 4 SIGIRIYA/KANDY
Climb Sigiriya Rock fortress in the morning. Built over 1500 years ago, this beautiful citadel stands 200 meters high in the middle of verdant jungle and is one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic sites. Afterwards, visit a spice garden en route to Kandy. In the evening, visit the Temple of Tooth Relic, allegedly home to one of Buddha’s teeth. Overnight stay in Kandy.
DAY 5 KANDY
This morning we embark on a sightseeing tour of Kandy, including the local markets and in the evening, we attend a cultural Sri Lankan dancing show. Overnight stay in Kandy.
DAY 6 HAPUTALE
Train trip to Haputale, one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. The journey will take us past verdant tea plantations, through winding mountain passes, across suspension bridges and much more. Overnight stay in Haputale.
DAY 7 HAPUTALE
In the morning, set out on a hike through the cooler hills cloaked in tea plantations. Visit famous Liptons tea factory and view point Lipton's Seat. Four hours walk down to the hotel. In the evening, a cooking lesson at a local house. Overnight stay in Haputale.
DAY 8 mirissa
Drive to the Elephant Transit home at Uda Walawe and then onto Mirissa. Overnight stay in Mirissa.
DAY 9 mirissa
Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach or go on a whale watching tour. Overnight stay in Mirissa.
DAY 10 galle
Head further along the coast, possibly stopping for a photo opportunity with the famous stilt fishermen casting lines from their traditional poles. Arrive in Galle, home to an impressive World Heritage-listed Dutch fort with extensive walls and many interesting old buildings. Enjoy a stroll around the historic fort and then drive to Colombo or the airport.