Splendours of Sri Lanka
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- 11 nights in premium accommodation
- Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
- 19 meals - 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
- Airport transfers, tipping and porterage
Travel & Accommodation
Keep a Lookout For Leopards
Head out on a morning leopard safari in Yala National Park with an experienced guide.
Discover the World Heritage rock fortress of Sigiriya, which contains the remains of an ancient civilisation.
Enjoy a stay at this eco-friendly beachfront hotel, which boasts bright, airy rooms, an infinity pool and a divine spa.
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
- Prices include airport transfers, tipping and sundries
- Flights to depart Negombo after 12.30am on day 13
- Due to Government regulations the tickets for the train are subject to availability and may not be available for all departures
- Prices are for land and rail only. Flights not included
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Late today, you’ll arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport, located near the charming fishing village of Negombo. On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, the Jetwing Lagoon.
Stay: Negombo, Jetwing Lagoon
Arrive at Aliya Resort & Spa, your home for the next three nights.
Today, venture to the World Heritage-listed Dambulla Cave Temple. Home to over 150 incredible Buddha paintings and statues, Dambulla is the largest and most well preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. Explore the five sanctuaries, each containing ornate statues and ancient art relating to the life of Buddha.
Stay: Three Nights, Sigiriya Aliya Resort & SapDaily :
This morning visit the World Heritage-listed ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya. Rising 200 metres above the central plains, this spectacular geological formation was once home to an ancient civilisation. If you’re feeling active, climb the open staircases to the top of Sigiriya and take in the impressive views at its summit. Alternatively, visit the Sigiriya Museum and learn more about the cultural significance behind the iconic rock mass. Take a guided tour of the area before returning to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.Daily :
Today after breakfast, head to the World Heritage site of Polonnaruwa for a tour of its ancient city. Once a prosperous religious centre, it was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in AD993. Explore the fascinating ruins and discover a world of archaeological treasures, including beautiful Buddha statues, impressive stupas and intricately carved Hindu sculptures. Have lunch in Polonnaruwa before returning to the hotel. This afternoon you may wish to embark on a safari to see the herds of elephants at Minneriya National Park.Daily :
Nestled in the picturesque hilltops of Kandy, Amaya Hills is a breathtaking retreat that looks out onto the lush green mountains of Hanthana. With its design inspired by a traditional Kandyan palace, experience a tasteful mingling of Kandyan culture with fabulous contemporary trimmings.
This morning travel from Sigiriya to the historic city of Kandy, the last capital from the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. Here you’ll depart on a guided tour of Kandy’s major sights, learning more about its intriguing history and culture. See the World Heritage-listed Temple of the Tooth, which houses one of Buddhism’s most sacred relics – the tooth of Buddha. Later this evening, experience the energy of a traditional Sri Lankan cultural performance before returning to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Kandy, Amaya HillsDaily :
Today you will visit the exquisite Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. Home to over 4,000 species of exotic flora and fauna, the gardens are renowned for their collection of beautiful orchids. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish. You might choose to set out on an optional trip to the sustainable farm at Tamarind Garden in the Digana country side.Daily :
Kandy, Nuwara Eliya
This morning, journey onwards to the lush, green hills of Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit one of the famous tea plantations and factories. Here learn all about the traditions behind the tea making while you sample some of the world's finest Ceylon tea. This afternoon, take in a tour of Nuwara Eliya.
Stay: Nuwara Eliya, Araliya Green Hills HotelDaily :
Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park
Head to Nanu Oya to board a unique train for the journey to Ella. As you travel take in the superb views of the lush, green hill country.
Nestled amid splendid vegetation, enjoy both style and privacy at the premium Jetwing Yala.
Enjoy a scenic rail to Ella. Later, continue to Yala where you’ll check-in to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Jetwing YalaDaily :
Yala National Park
Board a Jeep and venture out on a morning safari in Yala National Park. The park is home to over 32 species of mammals including elephants, crocodiles and sloth bears. Its star attraction however is the spectacular Sri Lankan leopard. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, or head out on an optional afternoon safari for a chance to see more of the park’s wonderful wildlife.Daily :
Enroute to Galle, stop in at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, where displaced baby elephants are cared for and rehabilitated.
Travel to Galle, a fortified port city steeped in history. Here you’ll depart on a tour and see many of its major landmarks. Admire the Dutch-colonial architecture and marvel at the ancient mosques, churches and grand mansions of this World Heritage-listed city. Continue to your beachside hotel in Ahungalla.
Stay: Two Nights, Heritance AhungallaDaily :
The day is free for yout to enjoy at your relaxing beachfront hotel. You may like to join an optional tour to the Lunuganga Estate.Daily :
Colombo, Depart Negombo
After a morning at leisure, venture to the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, home to diverse races, religions and cultures. Go on a guided tour of the city and see many of its sights. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Lagoon Seafood Restaurant before being transferred to the airport for your evening flight home.Daily :
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