4 Day Sri Lankan Highlights
4 Day Sri Lankan Highlights
Explore the main attractions of Sri Lanka on a whistle-stop four day trip that starts out in Kandy and takes in a number of historical and religious attractions – a number of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A visit to the popular Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is sure to be a highlight.
Tour highlights
  • Explore the historic city of Kandy, including the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Enjoy a colourful performance of traditional Kandyan dancing
  • Take a stroll through impressive gardens
  • Head into the famous Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Visit the imposing Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which rises from the surrounding jungle
  • Marvel at elephants bathing at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Day 1: Colombo - Kandy
Arrive in Sri Lanka and meet your chauffeur guide for the transfer to Kandy. On arrival, you’ll enjoy the chance to take a tour of the city, which is now a World Heritage Site, and gain a feel for the city and its many attractions. That will include the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic before the day ends with a colourful performance of Kandyan dancing and drumming.
  • Standard: Hill Top/Topaz, or similar
  • Superior: Cinnamon Citadel/Earls Regency Hotel, or similar
Day 2: Kandy - Dambulla - Sigiriya
Pay a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens before leaving Kandy behind to travel to the city of Dambulla – stopping en-route to visit an exotic spice garden in Matale. Once in Dambulla, you’ll take a trip to the stunning Rock Temple; a World Heritage Site that is one of the most impressive cave temples to be found anywhere in the country. Home to more than 2000sqm of painted walls, the complex of caves contains numerous images of Buddha.
  • Standard: Kassapa Lion Rock / Hotel Sigirya, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Cinnamon Lodge / Heritance Kandalama, or similar (B)
Day 3: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya
The day will start with a trip to the imposing Sigiriya Rock Fortress; which rises more than 200 metres from the surrounding jungle. Explore the moat, ramparts and extensive gardens before visiting the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. You’ll then head for Polonnaruwa – another World Heritage site – to visit more of Sri Lanka’s most famous attractions; including the ruins of the Royal Palace and King Parakramabahu's statue.
  • Standard: Kassapa Lion Rock / Hotel Sigirya, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Cinnamon Lodge / Heritance Kandalama, or similar (B)
Day 4: Sigiriya – Pinnawala
Departing Polonnaruwa, you’ll have chance to visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala; the highlight being the opportunity to see youngsters being bottle fed before the majestic animals head to a nearby river for their daily bath. You’ll then return to Colombo where you trip ends with transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Alternatively, you could delay your time in the country and head for the coast, with an extension programme available to Trincomalee.
  • Standard & Superior:(B)
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • Accommodation (in standard rooms) on Bed and Breakfast basis for 3 nights
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for Archeological sites, Kandy Temple, Cultural Show, Botanical Gardens, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Elephant Orphanage
  • Services of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • 12% VAT + 1% CESS fund + 2% NBT (Government Taxes)
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Dinner & Lunch on tour
  • Video Camera permits at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Still Camera/video camera permits at the Kandy temple
  • Transfer from Colombo City to Beach Extension (South coast) on Day 4
  • Transfer from Habarana to Trincomalee /Airport after beach extension

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