from USD 1400 - 14 nights / 15 days
The name of this tour says it all! Our 14 nights tour of Sri Lanka covers the very best the island has to offer for a first-time visitor who wants to tick off all the attractions on the bucket list. It covers six out of eight UNESCO World Heritage sites with historical and cultural values, central highlands with tea plantations, National Parks for Wildlife enthusiastic and finally the pristine beaches to relax and rejuvenate.
All our tours are with the flexibility of making adjustments to the itinerary, attractions or accommodation options to suite your interest, taste and budget. The pace of this tour offers the ability of adding extra stops to your itinerary or having relaxed evenings by the pool sipping the favourite beverage after an exciting day.
You will be warmly welcomed at the Colombo International Airport by the Fineway Travel representative and assist you through to the vehicle. Transfer to your first hotel in Sri Lanka to relax and unwind after a tiring journey.
Have a small briefing session with your dedicated tour guide, and prepare yourself for an exciting journey of the paradise island.
Over the next three days you will be visiting some historically illustrious places showcasing the rich Culture and Heritage of Sri Lanka. You will be discovering the wonders of Sigiriya a 5th century architectural masterpiece, Dambulla Cave Temples and the ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. If you are a wildlife enthusiastic Minneriya National Park is just round the corner offering you a remarkable safari experience.
Concluding your visit to the cultural triangle, leave the dry zone and proceed towards the picturesque hill country of the island. On your way to Kandy stop at a spice garden to get an understanding of Sri Lankan spices and herbs. Kandy has a fascinating cultural and historical value as the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka before falling to British rule hence has so much to discover. Kandy Temple is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, where a tooth relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined since 4th Century AD.
The Royal Botanical Gardens, Gadaladeniya, Lankathilaka & Embekke, three ancient Buddhist temples with unique architectural value, Udawattekele Sanctuary, and the impressive man made Kandy Lake are some of the other highlights of Kandy.
It is the time to witness the making of world renowned Ceylon Tea in the hills of Sri Lanka! Take a ride in the misty roads passing a world full of tea. Visit a tea plantation and a factory to experience a guided “tea tour” to get an in depth knowledge of the whole process from plucking tea leaves till getting the perfect cuppa.
Enjoy the sceneries around Nuwara Eliya also known as Little England for its colonial looks and early English summer type of climate before boarding to your train from Nanu-Oya. It is the most scenic train ride in Sri Lanka where you travel passing the tea fields, misty mountain tops, waterfalls, tunnels and the smiling faces of children waving at you from a distance.
Get down from Ella the most famous hill country village in the country where you could just relax overlooking the breath-taking views or do some adventurous hikes and treks covering the Little Adam’s peak, Ella Rock and 9 Arch bridge.
Continue your journey towards the south of Sri Lanka and travel to Yala via Buduruwagala where the sculptures of Lord Buddha carved on the rocks way back in the 8th century A.D. including the tallest standing Buddha statue which is 51 ft. in height. Yala is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka with a total area of 1268 sq km filled with scrub and grassy plains, lagoons, and rocky areas. Yala could be the best location to witness Leopards, Elephants, Sloth Bears, crocodiles, deer, monkeys, buffaloes, and various kinds of birds and other species during a four-hour game drive.
Final leg of the tour to be spent relaxing on a golden sandy beach shaded by a fringe of palm trees overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Mirissa is a great place to be with a clean stretch of pristine beach, few seafood restaurants to tease your taste buds with local cuisine and of course the famous starting point, if you are interested in a tour to witness great Blue Whales and Dolphins crossing your way in the deep waters.
Travel along the scenic coastal road having a stop at Weligama to witness the beauty of stilt fishing a perfect snap to remember your journey to this magical island.
Continue your journey and enjoy a guided walking tour inside the historic Galle Fort. From stone paved lanes to gothic facades of antique churches and the historic cannons still mounted on to the ramparts, the Old Fort is the highlight of Galle city. Galle is the capital of Southern Sri Lanka and is a port town that has served as the main hub of international trade for ancient Sri Lanka for thousands of years.
Continue on the coastal route or take the expressway to reach Colombo the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, where you will be conveniently located within one hour distant to the airport for your departure.
Enjoy a panoramic city tour before winding up in one of the many top class hotels in the city and have a scrumptious dinner on your final night of the tour, before you bid farewell to the Paradise Island on the following day.