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Sri Lanka in a Nutshell

9 Nights & 10 Days

Sri Lanka in a Nutshell

Places of visit during this trip

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa ruins
  • Minneriya national park
  • Snorkeling trip in Pigeon Island
  • Anuradhapura ancient city
  • Wilpattu National Park


Key highlights of this trip

  • Feeding and bathing an Elephant in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Explore the Temple of Tooth Relic where Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic is housed
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress to see the pleasure gardens and the ruined palace of King Kassapa
  • Explore Polonnaruwa ruined city
  • Seeing Elephants, deer, sloth bears and other species in Minneriya national park
  • Snorkeling trip in Pigeon Island
  • Exploration of Anuradhapura ruins, the most important ancient capitol of Sri Lanka
  • Safari in Wilpattu National Park to see Leopards
  • Relaxing on Negombo Beach


Sri Lanka in a Nutshell

10 Days & 9 Nights

FROM 1030 GBP

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Itinerary & Accommodations

Day 1

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport
  • Transfer to capital city Colombo – 1 hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Cinnamon Red Hotel in Colombo

Arrival in Colombo International Airport

Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge

Transfer to capital city Colombo – 1 hour drive approximately

Overnight stay in Cinnamon Red Hotel in Colombo

Accommodation: Cinnamon Red

Welcome to the vibrant new feather in the Cinnamon cap. Cinnamon Red is a pioneering new breed of city hotel in Colombo combining economy with elegance and intelligence with style. Nowhere else in Colombo will you find the design, elegance and comfort of a 5-star hotel for mid-range budgets than with us...   View More

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer from Colombo to Kandy– 4 hours drive approximately
  • Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Overnight stay at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer from Colombo to Kandy– 4 hours drive approximately

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was established to feed, nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers.

Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy

Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy where Lord Buddha’s Tooth relic is housed. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy

Overnight stay at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy

Accommodation: Earl's Regent

Nestled within the lush green surroundings of the ancient kingdom of Kandy, Earl’s Regent is the ideal Kandy hotel that showcases the very essence of our authentic Kandyan heritage.

Experience the warmest of hospitality and the best of comforts throughout your stay,

here at your home in the...   View More

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer form Kandy to Habarana – 3 hour drive approximately
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple.
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • Overnight stay at Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer form Kandy to Habarana – 3 hour drive approximately

Visit Dambulla Cave Temple.

Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site now and was the palace and pleasure garden of King Kassapa

Overnight stay at Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

Accommodation: Sorowwa Resort and Spa

Welcome to ‘Sorowwa Resort & Spa’ – built on the exact spot where Royalty of yore had their preferred pleasure garden. Welcome to an aura of complete tranquillity - a sensation possible only through a soothing combination of aqua, fauna & flora that eternally greets you. You would be amazed at...   View More

Day 4

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Visit Polonnaruwa ruined city.
  • Afternoon safari in Minneriya National park
  • Overnight stay at Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

Breakfast at the Hotel

Visit Polonnaruwa ruined city.

Visit Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient city of Sri Lanka's kingdoms

Afternoon safari in Minneriya National park

Afternoon safari in Minneriya National park, which is well known for its large herd of elephant gathering

Overnight stay at Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

Accommodation: Sorowwa Resort and Spa

Welcome to ‘Sorowwa Resort & Spa’ – built on the exact spot where Royalty of yore had their preferred pleasure garden. Welcome to an aura of complete tranquillity - a sensation possible only through a soothing combination of aqua, fauna & flora that eternally greets you. You would be amazed at...   View More

Day 5

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer from Habarana to Nilaveli – Approximately 2 hour drive
  • Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer from Habarana to Nilaveli – Approximately 2 hour drive

Transfer to Nilaveli , a coastal resort town located about 16 km North-West of Trincomalee– Approximately 2 hour drive

Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Accommodation: Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Pristine white sands, stretch far into the distance. The gentle waves slip softly to shore. The turquoise ocean seems endless as it blends into the clouds. Slowly, the golden sun lifts above the horizon – paradise at dawn? At Nilaveli Beach Hotel, this is just another ordinary morning. Located 275km from...   View More

Day 6

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Snorkeling trip to Pigeon Island
  • Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel

Snorkeling trip to Pigeon Island

Snorkeling trip to Pigeon Island. Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli

Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Accommodation: Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Pristine white sands, stretch far into the distance. The gentle waves slip softly to shore. The turquoise ocean seems endless as it blends into the clouds. Slowly, the golden sun lifts above the horizon – paradise at dawn? At Nilaveli Beach Hotel, this is just another ordinary morning. Located 275km from...   View More

Day 7

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Full day relax on the beach
  • Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel

Full day relax on the beach

Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Accommodation: Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Pristine white sands, stretch far into the distance. The gentle waves slip softly to shore. The turquoise ocean seems endless as it blends into the clouds. Slowly, the golden sun lifts above the horizon – paradise at dawn? At Nilaveli Beach Hotel, this is just another ordinary morning. Located 275km from...   View More

Day 8

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer from Nilaveli to Anuradhapura – 2 hour drive approximately
  • Visit Anuradhapura ancient city
  • Overnight stay at The Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer from Nilaveli to Anuradhapura – 2 hour drive approximately

Visit Anuradhapura ancient city

Visit Anuradhapura ancient city, the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. Founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Overnight stay at The Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura

Accommodation: Heritage Hotel

the only hotel in anuradhapura facing the beautiful and historic tissa weva lake. across this beautiful lake our guest can witness the illuminated splendor of ruwanwelisaya, abhayagiri vihāra, and jethawanaramaya by night and during day, providing you with an ambiance that will take your breath away....   View More

Day 9

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer from Anuradhapura to Wilpattu – 45 minutes approximately
  • Morning safari in Wilpattu from 6 am to 11 am
  • Proceed to Negombo, a coastal city on the west coast
  • Overnight stay at Goldi Sands Hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer from Anuradhapura to Wilpattu – 45 minutes approximately

Morning safari in Wilpattu from 6 am to 11 am

Morning safari in Wilpattu from 6 am to 11 am, the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its leopard population

Proceed to Negombo, a coastal city on the west coast

Overnight stay at Goldi Sands Hotel

Accommodation: Goldi Sands

Negombo is a popular beachside retreat situated just minutes away from the International Airport. It boasts of some of the finest beaches in the country along with other attractions such as the Muthurajawela marshes which is home to many varieties of fauna, flora and birds, 100 km long canal network, the...   View More

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer from Negombo to Airport for departure – 30 minutes drive approximately

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer from Negombo to Airport for departure – 30 minutes drive approximately

Trip Route

Includes

Accommodation in mentioned hotels

Meals as per mentioned meal plans

Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffer guide

All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

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