There are few better tours for exploring Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, stunning sights and inspiring culture than the Classic Ceylon. Combine Colombo and Kandy with rolling tea plantations, ancient sights and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Once you’ve arrived, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, the Cinnamon Grand Hotel or similar.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city's sights.
Following an international breakfast, you’ll head to Dambulla Cave Temple, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with winding caves, giant Buddhas and intricate tapestries dating back two millenniums.
Your accommodation is a beautiful five-star hotel set upon Habarana Lake, less than half an hour from the iconic sight.
After an enjoyable breakfast and a morning at leisure, head over to Polonnaruwa to see this incredible city that once stood as the island’s medieval capital.
Built over 900 years ago, it still stands in flawless condition, taking you back in time and providing ample photo opportunities.
In the morning, head to Sigiriya Rock, a fifth-century fortress that rises high above the jungle.
Comprised of a moat, rampart, seemingly endless gardens and even a set of steps strapped to the side of the rock, there is more than enough to see and do at this former citadel.
Later on, head back, relax and make the most of the Cinnamon Lodge’s luxurious facilities.
On the journey from Sigiriya to Kandy, you’ll be stopping off to visit a spice garden where you can learn how famous Sri Lankan spices are grown before watching a live cooking demonstration.
Soon after, arrive in Kandy, a captivating city with charm and tradition as well as the iconic Temple of Tooth relic.
You’ll be staying in the Cinnamon Citadel Hotel, an upscale property with riverside views.
Following breakfast, visit the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you may see the elephants bathing in the river.
In the afternoon you’ll see Peradeniya’s botanical gardens, perfect for admiring acres of trees, plants and flowers.
When you’re ready to leave, you’ll be whisked back to your hotel.
Travel into verdant hill country for a cup of Ceylon’s finest tea, with a visit to the tea factory and the rolling plantations to learn a little something and see the beauty of rural Sri Lanka.
Travelling to Nuwara Eliya by train is a truly unforgettable experience, renowned for being one of the greatest rail journeys in the world with breath-taking scenery at every turn.
Take the afternoon to freely explore Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s most popular hilltop resort, before staying the night at the Heritance Tea.
Journey past Aberdeen Falls, the beautiful Kelani River area where Oscar-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed.
There’ll be a chance to stop at many little towns while on your way to the coast.
We highly recommend you extend your Sri Lanka holiday at your chosen beach resort to make sure you get those days of relaxation in.