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Sri Lankan Summer Escape
Combining the highlights of the central region with the dazzling bay of Passekudah, this tour is best enjoyed during the east coast dry season (Mar - Sep).
- Style: Multi Centre Holiday
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: Negombo
- Tea Country
- Temple of the Sacred Tooth
- Minneriya National Park
Day 1 Negombo
Upon arrival at Colombo airport transfer to your hotel in nearby Negombo.
Day 2 Negombo to Nuwara Eliya
A 5 hour drive takes you to the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country. Stop en route at Kitulgala, location for the 1957 movie ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’. On arrival in Nuwara Eliya, take a walk around the colonial sights.
Day 3 Horton Plains NP
Set off early this morning for Horton Plains National Park and enjoy a gentle 6 mile hike to the edge of the escarpment at World’s End and on to the lovely Baker’s Falls. Return to Nuwara Eliya for the afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
Head to the hill country capital of Kandy with a stop at a tea factory en route. Upon arrival, take a tour of the city including the local market and the British Garrison Cemetery. Later enjoy a show of Sri Lankan dance and drumming before visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Day 5 Kandy to the Cultural Triangle
Drive north to the Cultural Triangle, with an optional stop on the way to discover the tastes of Sri Lanka at a spice garden.
Day 6 Sigiriya & Minneriya NP
This morning visit Sigiriya, Sri Lanka’s most recognisable sight. On the strenuous climb to the top of this rock fortress you will pass the huge paws of a lion statue and some ancient frescoes. In the afternoon spot elephants and other wildlife on a game drive in Minneriya National Park.
Day 7 Polonnaruwa
Spend the morning touring the former capital city of Polonnaruwa, built during the 11th and 12th Centuries and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ruins of its ancient Royal Palace and temples before returning to your hotel to spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 8 Cultural Triangle to Passekudah
Drive to the east coast and check into your beach hotel set on the wide bay at Passekudah.
Days 9-12 Passekudah
Enjoy a few days relaxing by the pool or on the beautiful white sandy beach.
Day 13 Passekudah to Negombo
An 8 hour drive takes you back to Negombo for your final night in Sri Lanka. Alternatively, ask your consultant about scenic light aircraft flights from nearby Batticaloa to Colombo to cut your journey time to 3 hours.
Day 14 Negombo
Transfer to Colombo airport.
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Private vehicle & driver/guide on days 1-8 & 13-14.
- 13 nights hotel accommodation
- 13 breakfasts
- International flights
Please Note:Depending on the movement of elephants you may visit the nearby Kaudulla National Park or Eco Park instead to give you a better chance of seeing these majestic animals.
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