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Overview

Experience our unique and carefully planned tours of Sri Lanka which let you relax and explore the country’s well-known cities.

Hear tales of ancient civilizations, rejoice in the hills and be amazed by Sri Lanka’s majestic creatures of the wild.

Begin in coastal Colombo, spend two nights in the Cultural Triangle, unwind in the hills of Kandy and then Nuwara Eliya over four nights and finally a night in the Yala jungles – altogether eight nights.

Important Information

  • RouteAirport > Colombo > Habarana > Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Yala > Airport
  • HighlightsHabarana, Kandy, Yala
  • Duration9 Days

Your Holiday includes

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing accommodation
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or van and services of English speaking chauffeur guide for the entire duration
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
  • Entrances: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Kandy Tooth Relic Temple & cultural dance
  • Hike to Hortan Plains National Park (1 trip including entrances and van hire)
  • Leopard safari to Yala National Park (1 trip including entrances, jeep hire and services of a wildlife tracker)

Your Holiday excludes

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours & activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities & highlights
  • Camera & Video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Tips and portage; if you are satisfied we recommend tipping your chauffeur guide
  • Spa and Wellness treatment
Reservation, Cancellation Policy & Notes
Additional Info
  • All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
  • Quote is subject to availability of rooms, tax increases, price fluctuations and any peak season supplements.
  • The cost is based on cash basis. For any other method of settlement whether it be cheques, drafts, credit cards or debit cards we will entail a service charge.
  • For cancellations within 30 days before the date of arrival 100% of the holiday program will be charged
  • For further details about the cancellation policy please refer www.jetwingtravels.com
  • The standard check in time in Sri Lanka is 14:00 hours and standard check out time is 11:00 hours
  • All drive times are approximate and are subject to change
Places you will visit

Day 1

route Route :  Airport > Colombo

Drive Drive :  1 hour

Hotel Hotel :  Cinnamon Lakeside

Highlights Highlights :  Enjoy a Colombo city tour

At the airport you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide who will take you into the capital city of Colombo. Once at the comforts of your hotel, relax and recover from any jet lag. If you have spare time, your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of Colombo’s curious sites such the vibrant markets of Pettah or alternatively indulge in some shopping.

Day 2

route Route :  Colombo > Habarana

Drive Drive :  4 and 1/2 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Cinnamon Lodge

Highlights Highlights :   Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Commence your Sri Lanka holidays by settings off from coastal Colombo to experience the inland delights of our island. To begin, drop by the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, which houses the abandoned and the wounded elephants. Here you can watch them being fed and bathed. After lunch, continue to the town of Habarana, within Sri Lanka’s rich cultural triangle.

Day 3

route Route :  Habarana > Polonnaruwa > Habarana

Drive Drive :  4 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Cinnamon Lodge

Highlights Highlights :  Mount the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya & uncover the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Learn about ancient Ceylon’s turbulent past. Begin the morning by mounting the rock fortress of Sigiriya – a 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”. Then continue to one of the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon – the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th – 13th century A.D.

Day 4

route Route :  Habarana > Kandy

Drive Drive :  3 Hours

Hotel Hotel :  Earls Regency

Highlights Highlights :  Visit the Golden Cave Temple, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic & witness a cultural dance performance

As you leave from Habarana, why not make a stop at one of the more unusual temples buried in a maze – the UNESCO Golden Cave Temple. Shortly afterwards you will arrive in spiritual Kandy, surrounded by greenery and the great Mahaweli River. Kandy is also well known as the centre of Buddhism. At your convenience become acquainted with the city of Kandy, pay your respects to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and later in the evening view a cultural dance performance.ce.

Day 5

route Route :  Kandy & outskirts

Drive Drive :  45 minutes

Hotel Hotel :  Earls Regency

Highlights Highlights :  Explore Kandy city & visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peredeniya

For an in depth flavor of Kandy, spend a lazy day walking the streets or relaxing at your residence. During the day take a guided stroll through the lush Royal Botanical Gardens of Peredeniya for an introduction to tropical flora..

Day 6

route Route :  Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

Drive Drive :  3 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Heritance Tea Factory

Highlights Highlights :  Visit a tea plantation and factory & explore Nuwara Eliya town

Welcome to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s tea growing centre and enroute visit a tea factory. During the drive relish the endless views of tea carpeted valleys and the bright flash of female “tea pluckers” in their pimento, fuchsia and cerise saris. Enjoy a guided stroll of Nuwara Eliya town, pass the 18-hole golf course, the colonial member’s only Hill Club and English styled country homes.

Day 7

route Route :   Nuwara Eliya > Horton Plains > Nuwara Eliya

Drive Drive :  3 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Heritance Tea Factory

Highlights Highlights :  Horton Plains hike

For a complete experience of Sri Lanka’s panoramic mountains, travel just outside the town of Nuwara Eliya to the National Park of Horton Plains. Take a slow and steady hike which also features Baker’s waterfall. Return to the town of Nuwara Eliya and spend the day as you like.

Day 8

route Route :  Nuwara Eliya > Yala

Drive Drive :  6 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Chaaya Wild

Highlights Highlights :  Enjoy a leopard safari

From the hills of Nuwara Eliya decend to the jungles of Yala. The Yala National Park is famous for the elusive leopard and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. The sloth bear and Asian elephant that are also part of Sri Lanka’s Big Five can be spotted. With some good luck you will witness all these creatures and more over an evening jeep safari accompanied by a naturalist guide.

Day 8

routeRoute :  Yala > Airport or to the beach

DriveDrive :  7 hours

As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide will comfortably take you to the air taxi or helicopter landing point. Next enjoy a bird’s eye view of our paradise island as you are whisked away to the international airport in time for your return flight. Alternatively, you could always soak up some sun on Sri Lanka’s pristine beaches which are as close as an hour and a half away from Yala.

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