Discover this tropical paradise like never before with our Sri Lanka 5 day tour that gives you inspiring insights on the island we call home.
Day One: Colombo – Dambulla
Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport – you will be met by our representative and transferred in a luxury Toyota Prado to the Amaya Signature in Dambulla.
Overnight stay with a four course set menu dinner and set menu breakfast at the hotel.
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Day Two: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Kandy
After an early breakfast, proceed to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
*Sigiriya Rock Fortress – sometimes referred to as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is an iconic attraction in Sri Lanka. Dating back to the 5th century and built during the reign of King Kasyapa, the fortress was also known as the ‘Lion Rock’ due to the massive lion structure that is believed to have been constructed at its entrance. For over 18 years it served as a royal citadel and features unique water gardens, ornate rock frescoes known as the ‘Sigiriya maidens’ and a special Mirror Wall with ancient verses etched onto it. Those reaching the summit can look forward to not only seeing ruins of the palace but also some truly breathtaking panoramas.
Proceed to Kandy – visit a spice garden and a batik factory on the way.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The last great kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka, this city lies nestled in the heart of the mountains, around 480 metres above sea level. Steeped in history, Kandy offers a unique perspective of the island’s rich heritage; visit the famed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Botanical Gardens and take in picturesque views of the city from the Upper Lake Drive.
Kandy is also well known for offering plenty of opportunities for shopping and you can enjoy some retail therapy be it purchasing distinctive Sri Lankan handicrafts, jewellery, gems or batiks.
*Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – located within the royal palace complex, this historic temple is one of the island’s most sacred sites, especially amongst Buddhist devotees. Locally referred to as the ‘Sri Dalada Maligawa’, the temple is home to what is believed to be a tooth relic of Lord Buddha and is the focal point of the annual festival known as the Kandy Esala Perahera.
Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room at The Hunas Falls by Amaya including a four course set menu dinner and set menu breakfast.
Visit the following link to view pictures of the rooms at The Hunas Falls by Amaya
Day Three: Kandy – Koggala
After breakfast, visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Royal Botanical Gardens
*Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – established to take care of young elephants that were orphaned, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions. Also involved in captive breeding, this orphanage offers a unique chance to observe these gentle giants up close, especially during feeding and bathing times; baby feeding times are generally at 09:15am and 01:15pm, while the immensely popular bathing sessions at the nearby river take place daily from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 02:00pm to 04:00pm.
*Royal Botanical Gardens – located in Peradeniya, Kandy, the Royal Botanical Gardens is one of the premier botanical gardens in the country. It features a huge array of over 4,000 plant species which include endemic and foreign flora. Among the highlights here are its orchids, cannonball trees, talipot palms, medicinal plants and variety of spices which help make it one of the finest botanical gardens in Asia.
Transfer to Galle for your much awaited beach holiday.
Day Three to Day Five: Koggala
Enjoy your beach stay at The Fortress Resort & Spa for the last three nights in an Ocean Room with a breakfast buffet and a four course daily dinner.
Day Six: Koggala – Airport
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight back home.