Day 1: NEGOMBO
We meet at a beachside hotel at Negombo – only 20 minutes form the airport. If your flight arrives late and you need an extra day to settle in, we can arrange an extra night for you.
Day 2: NEGOMBO to DAMBULLA
Drive to Dambulla where we stay for two nights at a great hotel at he start of the “Cultural Triangle”. We visit the ancient Dambulla cave temples on the way.
Day 3: DAMBULLA
In the morning we climb Lion Rock – most popular of all of Sri Lanka’s activities. In the afternoon it is your choice: Minneriya Wildlife Reserve to see the elephants, Ayerveda spa treatment, or a home visit and cooking class in the village.
Day 4: DAMBULLA to KANDY
We stop at a spice garden on the way from Dambulla to Kandy, then in the afternoon we see the Tooth Temple ceremony.
Day 5: KANDY to NUWARA ELIYA
In morning we tour the botanical gardens. Then one of the worlds most scenic train journeys in the afternoon as we m,ake our way from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.
Day 6:NUWARA ELIYA
We visit a working tea factory tour, lunch at Lake Gregory, afternoon high tea at Grand Hotel.
Day 7: NUWARA ELIYA to UDAWALAWA
We begin our drive back down the mountain. Breaking the journey at Ella to do the picturesque Little Adam’s Peak walk. Arriving in Udawalawa in time for feeding time at the baby elephant orphanage.
Day 8: UDAWALAWA to GALLE
An early start, so we have plenty of time in the fabulous ancient port city of Galle. Lots to do here!
Day 9: GALLE to COLOMBO
On our way from Galle to Colombo, we check in to the Galle Face – one of Asia’s famous colonial era hotels.
Day 10: COLOMBO
Do the city tour of one of Asia’s vibrant growing cities. Then off in your own tuk tuk with shopping or see the sights. Final group dinner at one of the cities best international restaurants.
Day 11: Checkout
Shuttle to the airport. If your flight is late at night, we can request a late check out so you can have another relaxing day at the beach or around the pool.