Sri Lankan highlights tour

“Go to Sri Lanka on a tour to discover this sublime island’s highlights: the Cultural Triangle, Matale, a safari in Yala National Park, the marvellous Peradeniya Botanic Gardens… You will also enjoy the opportunities you have to come into contact with the local population, for example in the Nuwara Eliya region. You will discover Sri Lanka and its unique charm, a place where nature and culture become one.”  Dilhani

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ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

Negombo is a quiet town in the western coastal area of Sri Lanka

PINNAWALA

Pinnawala Elephant orphanage was the subject of a report by the animal welfare charity Born Free.

POLONNARUWA

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader

MATALE

Surrounding the town are the Knuckles Mountain Range, the foothills were called Wiltshire by the British.

PERADENIYA

Peradeniya is famous for the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. It is situated in a slope of the Mahaweli river and attracts many visitors from Sri Lanka as well as from abroad. Another key attribute of this city is the University of Peradeniya which is the second oldest University in Sri Lanka

MAUSSAWA
You will discover an extraordinary nature site

NUWARA ELIYA

It’s a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”

YALA NATIONAL PARK

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka

GALLE AND COLOMBO

Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle is the fifth largest city in Sri Lanka after the capital Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna and Negombo

FRANCE

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DAY 1

Hôtel St Lachlan Beach 3*, Negombo, Sri Lanka

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

 

Négombo | Sinhala

 

  • Flight Paris – Négombo

Dinner and night at the 3-star St Lachlan Hotel (or similar).

DAY 2

Triangle Culturel : Temple de Dambulla au Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA & DAMBULLA

 

PINNAWALA

  • The elephant orphanage : you are going to see how the baby elephants are fed and you will have the opportunity to watch them having a bath in the river…
  • Cultural Triangle : Explore the splendour of a mythic place!

 

DAMBULLA

  • Stop at Dambulla’s great produce market : enjoy its many flavours and aromas!
  • Visit the Golden Temple in Dambulla late afternoon.

Dinner and night at the 4-star Sigiriya Village (or similar).

DAY 3

Rocher du Lion de Sigiriya au Sri Lanka

SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA AND RETURN TO SIGIRIYA

 

Important archaeological site | former royal capital of Sri Lanka
SIGIRIYA

    • Sigiriya’s Lion Rock: impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site is extraordinary

POLONNARUWA

      • Polonnaruwa : UNESCO World Heritage Site | capital of Sri Lanka
      • The former Royal Palace :you will discover the audience hall, the relic room and statues of Buddha.

Dinner and night at the 4-star Sigiriya Village (or similar).

DAY 4

Jardin des épices au Sri Lanka

MATALE AND KNUCKLES

KANDY

  • The spice garden : learn all about well-known spices such as cinnamon
  • Hunnasgiriya : you will go for a hike
  • Knuckles mountain range : you can get settled in a charming bungalow.

Dinner and night at the Dumbanagala Chalet (or similar).

DAY 5

Jardin Botanique de Peradeniya au Sri Lanka

VISIT OF KANDY AND PERADENIYA

 

  • Kandy : visit this beguiling city
  • Peradeniya : you’ll spend the afternoon ambling around the town and the Royal Botanic Gardens, renowned for their rich diversity
  • Early evening : see a traditional dance performance and a thrilling fire walking demonstration
  • SPA : get an Ayurvedic massage for a well-deserved rest.

Dinner and night at the 3.5-star Thilanka Hotel (or similar).

DAY 6

Montagnes Maussawa : Sri Lanka

VISIT OF MAUSSAWA

 

  • Maussawa and the “green gold” hills : discover an extraordinary nature site
  • Meeting : you will also have the opportunity to meet Sri Lankan people and have a good time with them!
  • Taste: a variety of dishes mostly made with home-grown organic produce

Dinner and night at the Eco Lanka Villa (or similar).

DAY 7

Plantation de thé à Maussawa : Sri Lanka

NUWARA ELIYA AND ELLA

 

  • On the road to Nuwara Eliya : walk around the tea fields and visit a tea factory
  • Nuwara Eliya | “Little England” : visit of the city. Several stops are scheduled to discover the real heart of Sri Lanka and meet the population

Dinner and night at Hotel Heaven's Edge (or similar).

DAY 8

Parc National de Yala : Sri Lanka

BUDURUWAGALA AND YALA

 

  • In the morning you will head south
  • On the road : A first stop in Buduruwagala will enable you to admire the largest statue of Buddha on the island
  • Enjoy a typical local lunch on an agricultural estate.
  • Safari : watching all kinds of wildlife and birds to Yala National Park

Dinner and night at the 3-star Elephant Reach Hotel (or similar).

DAY 9

Départ de Yala en direction de la ville culturelle de Galle.

GALLE AND COLOMBO

 

  • Yala : drive to the cultural city of Galle
  • Galle : visit the city early afternoon
  • Colombo : enjoy free time for dinner

Night at the 3-star Lake Lodge B&B (or similar).

DAY 10

En matinée, après le petit-déjeuner, départ pour l'aéroport international de Colombo.

COLOMBO AIRPORT – RETURN FLIGHT

 

  • After breakfast : departure for Colombo International Airport
  • Flight home : Colombo – Paris
The price includes
  • Airport transfers on arrival/departure and 24/7 assistance
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers, for the tour itself and the visit of sites with an English-speaking driver guide. This is a private tour so you will be on your own (as a couple, a family or a group of friends, etc.) and your driver guide will escort you for the duration of your stay
  • Hotel accommodation as stated in the itinerary (half board basis, except the last day)
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the tour notes
  • Photography permits except at the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha
The price doesn’t include
  • Flights
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the tour notes
  • Personal spending money  and incidental expenditure
  • Insurance

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