day 1 COLOMBO ARRIVAL
Arrive at Colombo airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to perhaps visit a local market or head to the beach for an evening stroll. Overnight at your hotel in Colombo.
day 2 COLOMBO TO SIGIRIYA BY ROAD (APPROX 04 HRS)
Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Habarana by road. Enroute visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. On arrival in Habarana, check-in at your hotel. Habarana is the gateway to Sigiriya, known for its Rock Fortress on a lofty perch – you visit this tomorrow. Overnight at your hotel in Habarana.
day 3 HABARANA – SIGIRIYA – MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Rock Fortress in Sigiriya - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 5th century ‘Fortress in the Sky’ boasts of a triple-moated defense and the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500 feet. Thereafter experience the thrill of a Jeep safari at the Minneriya National park. During the safari, you will be able to spot a herd of wild Asian elephants. Return to your hotel for some well-deserved rest. Overnight stay at your hotel in Habarana.
day 4 HABARANA (SIGIRIYA) – MATALE – KANDY (APPROX 02 HRS)
After breakfast, proceed to Kandy by road. Enroute visit Dambulla Rock Temple - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also visit a Spice Garden in Matale. On arrival in Kandy, check-in at your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Kandy.
day 5 KANDY - BUDDHA'S TOOTH TEMPLE
After breakfast, visit the sacred Temple of the (Buddha’s) Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show. Rest of the day at leisure, to perhaps browse at a local market. Later witness a cultural show with vibrant costumes and pulsating rhythms of traditional dance forms. Overnight at your hotel in Kandy.
day 6 KANDY TO NUWARA ELIYA BY ROAD (APPROX 03 HRS)
After breakfast proceeds to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya and enjoys cooler weather. Enroute visit Ramboda waterfalls and sample tea at a tea factory, located amidst lush tea gardens. On arrival in Nuwara Eliya, check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
day 7 NUWARA ELIYA TO YALA BY ROAD (APPROX 04 HRS)
After breakfast, proceed to Yala, known for its wildlife national park. Enroute pass through Ella - a quiet hill country town that draws visitors to its cool climate and its picturesque setting amidst mountains. The towering mass of Ella Rock presides regally over the area and the mountain pass known as Ella Gap offers spectacular views right across the distant valleys all the way to the South Coast. Continue onto Yala and on arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Yala.
day 8 YALA SAFARI - TO BENTOTA BY ROAD (APPROX 04.5 HRS)
Morning Safari in a 4WD vehicle at the Yala National Park (0530 AM – 0930 AM).
Located near the Indian Ocean, Yala National Park is a haven for indigenous and migrant Fauna. This park is famous for its Elephants, Leopards, Bears, and Crocodiles. Plus near the water bodies, one can see a variety of bird species including Flamingoes, Pelicans, Spoonbills, Cormorants, and Herons. Peacocks and Wild Buffaloes are a common sight. After the exciting safari, return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast proceeds to Bentota / Beruwala by road. On arrival in the beach town of Bentota (Beruwala) check-in at your resort for an overnight stay.
day 9 BENTOTA - OPTIONAL TOURS
After breakfast, there is an option to visit a Turtle Hatchery or go for a wildlife-watching boat trip on the Madu River. Else choose to chill at your resort and sip tropical cocktails by the beach. Overnight at your resort in Bentota/Beruwala.
day 10 BENTOTA - BEACH
After breakfast, rest of the day at leisure. Do what you like – perhaps get a suntan while snoozing by the beach. Overnight at your resort in Bentota / Beruwala.
day 11 BENTOTA – COLOMBO AIRPORT DEPARTURE (APPROX 03 HRS)
After breakfast checkout & proceed to Colombo. Optional city tour of Colombo - See the old Parliament, BMICH, and visit Fort Bazaar. After the tour, head to the airport in time to catch your return flight.