Start your tour off by touching down in the Bandaranaike International Airport and be greeted by one of our representatives, waiting for you in the arrival lounge. All our reps are equipped and ready to help you with any requirements you may have. Once everything is finalized at the airport, a vehicle will be ready to take you to Sigiriya via the Kandy Road. En route to Sigiriya, you will visit the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you will be able to experience and interact with adorable baby elephants being cared for on the premises. If you would like to see more, you can experience these majestic animals further by accompanying entire herds towards a river close by, where you will see them bathe, hydrate, and play. Following this unique experience, you will take to the road again and complete the remainder of the journey to Sigiriya. Upon arriving, you will have the rest of the day to yourself to relax and bask in the region’s historical wonder and cultural significance.
Please note that this itinerary is subject to change, based on your arrival and flight schedule.
Overnight stay – Sigiriya
Your day starts off with a scintillating breakfast, after which you will commence your journey to the ancient city of Anuradhapura where you will be able to witness its historically famous sights. You can spend the rest of the day walking around the town and taking in, what many describe as, one of Sri Lanka’s most culturally exuberant cities, littered with beautiful scenery and picturesque ruins of great historical importance.
The evening brings about an experience like no other, where you get to visit some of Sri Lanka’s most renowned ancient temples, with unbelievable historical significance. We recommend visiting the temples at night because this allows you to witness the beauty of the stupas and surrounding architecture, bolstered by the plethora of illuminative lights and decorations – it truly is a sight to behold.
Overnight stay - Sigiriya
Start your day off by climbing the historic Sigiriya Rock Fortress – one of the most prominent and significant pillars of the island nation’s illustrious history. In addition to witnessing ancient art and architecture as you ascend, in the form of frescos, you will also be able to get some perspective into what ancient royal life was like centuries ago -highlighted by the signature palace ruins and pools used by the ancient King Kassapa. A quick stop in the town of Habarana, after the intense Sigiriya climb, will give you the opportunity to ride an elephant for around half an hour over a jungle area and lake – we can guarantee that this is an experience you will never forget.
You will then leave Sigiriya after this incredible experience and proceed towards the coastal city of Trincomalee to experience a few hot water springs and the famous Koneshwaran Temple. You will have the rest of the day to leisurely enjoy the exotic Trinco experience by relaxing on the gorgeous beaches, cycling around town, or trying out the local cuisine. The options are endless, and the choice is all yours!
Overnight stay – Trincomalee
Start off your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, followed by some valuable time at the beach to take in your incredibly relaxing and surreal surroundings. If you are interested in traveling a little further, we encourage you to hire a boat and head over to the famous Pigeon Island for a visit. However, if you do opt to do this, we recommend that you leave your hotel by 6 am. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying Trincomalee’s culture and surroundings.
Overnight stay – Trincomalee
On your fifth day, your journey will head southward towards the ancient city and kingdom of Polonnaruwa. On your way to the city, you will arrive at the town of Minneriya, where you will enjoy a jeep safari at the region’s National Park. It is imperative that, while you are within the park premises, you do not exit the jeep, feed any animals, throw items, and use any type of flash while taking photographs. Once the safari has concluded, you will continue onto Polonnaruwa, where you will be able to check out some the historical sights, before checking in for the night. You will have the rest of the evening to yourself to relax and prepare for the final days of your stay.
Overnight stay – Polonnaruwa
Your last full day on the island calls for an early start with breakfast, followed by you hitting the road straight to Colombo - the capital city of Sri Lanka and, by far, its most cosmopolitan city. You will have the entire day to walk around the city, check out the sights, experience the cultural vibrancy, and be a part of the fusion of the city’s traditional and modern identities. You have the rest of the day to yourself to do as you please! It will be your last night, so, make it count!
Overnight stay – Colombo
Your last day on the island starts off with a delicious breakfast, followed by a little relaxation time before your transport arrives to take you to the airport - on time to catch your flight back home. Please note that you will have to be at the airport at least 3 hours prior to when your flight is scheduled to depart.
Note that this itinerary is subject to change, based on your departure and flight schedule.