Get a real introduction into the history and culture of Sri Lanka by combining colourful Kandy with the island's grand sights and ancient temples.This tour can easily be paired with a stay at one of Sri Lanka's beautiful beach resorts – your Trusted Adviser can arrange all the details.
Soon after you’ve been picked up from Kalutara, Wadduwa or Negombo, we’ll have you whisked off to Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with giant golden Buddhas, intricate tapestries and breath-taking views.
Come evening, we’ll have you at your hotel in good time, ensuring you’ve got opportunity to explore the wildlife at Habarana Lake and use the five-star facilities, before enjoying your included dinner.
Have an international breakfast before a transfer to Polonnaruwa, a remarkable city of ancient ruins surrounded by lush vegetation.
The archaeological park is a delight to explore, with hidden troves scattered throughout.
Following this you’ll head back to Sigiriya to climb the awe-inspiring fifth-century rock that towers over the jungle – a truly unique spectacle with outstanding views from every angle.
Afterwards, we’ll have you back at the Cinnamon Lodge for a second night.
Following a good rest and a tasty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kandy with a stop at a Matale spice garden on the way.
Find out how spices are locally grown before watching a live cooking demonstration.
Kandy is a captivating city with a historic centre full of charm, traditions and endless tales.Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a museum and the famous Temple of Tooth relic.
There will even be an entertaining cultural show in the evening.
After breakfast, you’ll head west to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. One of the finest conservation centres in Sri Lanka, there are few better places to see these incredible animals up close.
Later on, your personal guide will escort you to your next destination. We recommend spending a few days on Sri Lanka’s stunning coastline – it’s perfect for rest and relaxation.