Day 1: Arrival into Colombo Airport
On arrival into Colombo Airport you will be met and transferred to the Kingsbury Hotel for your overnight stay on bed & breakfast.
Day 2: Colombo / Muthurajawela / Pinnawella / Sigiriya
After early breakfast visit Muturajawela which is Sri Lanka’s largest single expanse of marsh on a guided boat tour. The marsh is home to all kinds of birds, small mammals, snakes, butterflies and dragon flies and even crocodiles. You will visit the elephant orphanage at pinnawala . This is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Overnight stay at the Sigiriya Village Hotel on bed & breakfast.
Day 3: Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya / Sigiriya
Proceed to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s medieval capital and a well preserved metropolis of buildings and shrines. Later enjoy an evening visit of Minneriya National Park which consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favorites such as the leopards and elephants. Overnight stay at the Sigiriya Village Hotel on bed & breakfast.
Day 4: Sigiriya / Habarana / Sigiriya
Today visit the Sigiriya Rock. Sigiriya is a fascinating fortress which was a stronghold of a fifth century king. The red stone rises 600 feet from the green scrub jungle and is famous for its frescoes painted within a sheltered rock. Only 19 out of the 500 painted in the 5th century remain. The Lion stairway, the mirror wall and the water gardens are amongst Sigiriya’s other highlights. This afternoon you will leave for Habarana for an Elephant Safari. Dinner and overnight stay at Sigiriya Village hotel.
Day 5: Sigiriya / Dambulla / Matale / Kandy
En route to Kandy you will visit Dambulla. Famous for its 1st century B.C. Cave Temple complex, this is an archaeological treasure. The rock temple is a series of caves, which has stunning Buddhist murals. A huge 47ft rock cut of a sleeping Buddha dominates the main cave. Continue to Kandy and visit a Spice Garden at Matale. Kandy is the last capital of a classical, independent Sinhalese Kingdom and still the home of traditional arts, music and culture. Later leave on a sightseeing tour of Kandy including a Kandyan Dancing performance. Late evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay Earls Regency Hotel on bed & breakfast.
Day 6: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast you will visit Udawattekale Nature reserve. This is a small hill top forest situated over the heart of ancient capital of Kandy. The rare and most beautiful three toed Kingfisher has been seen here. Later leave for Nuwara Eliya. Visit the Beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya located on the banks of the Sri Lanka’s longest river Mahaweli and also visit a Tea factory and a plantation. You may also see Ramboda Falls en-route. Overnight stay at Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya on bed & breakfast.
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains / Nuwara Eliya / Kuruwita
Day 8: Kuruwita / Sinharaja Rainforest /Udawalawe / Hambantota
Leave for Sinharaja Rain Forest which is Sri Lanka’s last remaining primeval rainforest, a World Heritage Site and one of the most important sites in Sri Lanka for its biodiversity. Afternoon continue to Udawalawe and go on a safari of the national park. Some of the animals that can be seen in herds include the elephants, wild buffaloes and monkeys. Proceed for overnight stay at Peacock Beach Hotel Hambantota on bed & breakfast.
Day 9: Hambantota / Yala / Hambantota
This afternoon visit the Yala National Park. Yala is the most popular park with a vast array of animals including deer, peacock, elephant, wild buffalo, Crocodiles and the lucky visitors may get to see a leopard or sloth bear. Return to Hambantota for overnight stay.
Day 10: Hambantota / Bundala / Galle / Colombo
After an early breakfast visit Bundala National Park a wild life sanctuary where birds are in abundance. Leave for Colombo along the picturesque South West coast. En route visit the Old Dutch Fort at Galle which is still the administration Center for the district. Also visit a Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda. Check in at Kingsbury Hotel Colombo for overnight stay on bed & breakfast.
Day 11: Colombo / Airport
Departure transfer to Colombo Airport for safe journey back to home.If you are interested in this itinerary and would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact