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Splendours of Sri Lanka

Negombo to Colombo

Trip Code: TS12
0 Days
19 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 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

A big cat of Yala National Park resting in the shade
Keep a Lookout For Leopards

Head out on a morning leopard safari in Yala National Park with an experienced guide.

Large rock with blue sky in background and vegetation in foreground, Sri Lanka
Sigiriya's Ancient Fortress

Visit the World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock and explore its impressive ancient fortress.

Lake with trees in foreground and mountain in background, Sri Lanka
Stay at a Lakeside Retreat

Amaya Lake Hotel offers perfect laid-back seclusion on the shores of Kandalama lake in Dambulla.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include airport transfers, tipping and sundries
  • Flights to depart Negombo after 12.30am on day 13
  • Prices are for land and rail only. Flights not included
Asia Map TS12 2019 revised

Negombo to Colombo

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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

insider experience

Overlook the rock fortress during your stay at Sigiriya Jungles.


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. Later this afternoon, travel on to your hotel where you’ll enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Three Nights, Sigiriya Jungles

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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.

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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 993. 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.

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insider experience

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 Hills

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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.

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Today transfer to Nuwara Eliya with a stop en route at a tea plantation and factory. Enjoy lunch in Nuwara Eliya before an afternoon sightseeing tour. Relax in your hotel before dinner this evening.

Stay: Nuwara Eliya, Araliya Green Hills Hotel

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insider experience

Nestled amid splendid vegetation, enjoy both style and privacy at the premium Jetwing Yala.


After breakfast transfer to Nanu Oya Railway station for a scenic rail through the Hill Country to Ella. Arrive in Ella in time for lunch. Later, travel to Yala where you’ll check-in to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Jetwing Yala

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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.

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insider experience

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 Ahungalla

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Travel to the Lunuganga Estate this morning. One of Sri Lanka’s most renowned architects, Geoffrey Bawa, spent over 40 years transforming an abandoned cinnamon plantation into what is now a beautifully landscaped estate surrounded by idyllic gardens. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy at your relaxing beachfront hotel.

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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 majpr sights. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Lagoon Seafood Restaurant before being transferred to the airport for your evening flight home.

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