Arrive at the Colombo International Airport where you will be warmly received by an Exotic Destination representative. After which you will be transferred to your hotel in Colombo to relax and unwind after your flight.
This afternoon visit old Colombo town as the sun lowers over the Indian ocean on a Sunset Safari on a Tuk Tuk. Enjoy a fully exclusive tour with visits to location destinations, local food stops and local drinks.
Late afternoon enjoy a walking tour by Mark Forbes (shared) – A city walk through the city of Colombo, where you can experience firsthand the borrowed words from the Portuguese to the amazing architecture the Dutch/English left behind, see the vision and love the Englishman had for this land – all while learning and experiencing what being “Sri Lankan” is all about.
Leave the architectural wonders of Colombo and make your way to the mystical city of Sigiriya. Later this afternoon, you will embark on a game drive at Minneriya National Park spotting Elephants and any other wild animals you may see.
This morning visit and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress” home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.
This afternoon adventure onto the ancient city of Polonnaruwa to discover the way of life of an ancient civilization. It was known as the Capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th-13th Century.
Enjoy bike riding around Polonnaruwa.
This morning enjoy the Hiriwadunna Village trek. Experience the typical countryside experience with a jeep ride to a rural village. This will include a small walk to view the wonders of the local reservoir, experience a boat ride, bullock cart ride, rural vegetable cultivation and paddy fields.
After a hearty breakfast, make your way to the Royal City of Kandy, enroute make a stop at the five cave temple on a rock called Dambulla Cave Fort also calledSacred Temple of the Tooth to make your offerings to the sacred relic. Also visit the quaint spice gardens of Matale which showcases the multiple spices Sri Lankans use.
This morning visit the Royal City of Kandy – the last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings. This evening witness the vibrant Kandy Cultural Show.
If you are an early riser, enjoy a walk at either the Peradeniya Botantical Gardens or Udawatta Kele (charges apply)
Sit back and relax and enjoy, what is considered, one of the most beautiful train trips in the world, as you make your way to the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya.
This morning visit one of the many picturesque tea plantations and learn all about the magic of tea. Afterwards visit Nuwara Eliya located 6200 feet above sea level.
Leave the cozy tea country to make you way to relax and rejuvenate by the sun, sea and sand of the south coast.
Free days of leisure to relax and enjoy the beach.
Travel onto the timeless Galle Fort and in the evening meet your resident expert for a walking tour learning the secrets of the 400 year old fort at every turn.
This morning visit the local markets and experience Food for the Soul, where you be taught in a mud-hut kitchen, cooking techniques and key ingredients used in Sri Lankan cooking. Afterwards you will visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Hatchery which is operated by local people.
Early evening departure transfer to the Colombo International Airport to board your flight.
Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark, The Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green. One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel embraces its rich history and legendary traditions, utilising them to create engaging, immersive experiences that resonate with old and new generations of travellers alike. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel, built in 1864 and recently restored back to its former glory.
Nestled among the lush greenery of rolling fields, decades old indigenous trees and chena growth of the dry zone of the Central Province, Aliya Resort & Spa invites you to relax and unwind, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.Themed on the beloved Sri Lankan elephant, or ‘Aliya’ as it is known in the Sinhala language, this property has a distinct feel of living in a village, but with all the modern facilities required for a comfortable and idyllic stay.
Step into the Victorian era of grace and beauty. Welcome to Mountbatten Bungalow Kandy. Once the alleged Kandy Residence of Lord Mountbatten, this century old bungalow is one of the most sought after bungalows in Kandy that has been renovated and refurbished into an up-market boutique theme bungalow.
Perched amongst tea bushes amidst the Concordia Estate, high up on a hill near Nuwara Eliya. Goatfell is a luxurious, recently renovated four-bedroom tea bungalow hotel. This former estate manager’s bungalow still resonates with the warmth and up country charm of a bygone era. With gourmet food and Butler service, guests can relax on covered verandas, in the warmth of the log fired sitting room or enjoy tea field views from the infinity swimming pool.
KK Beach opened its doors in mid-December 2016 and is a contemporary and stylish beachfront boutique hotel with ten stunning rooms, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Having built up an International reputation at the award winning Kahanda Kanda the owner, George Cooper, has turned his attention to the stunning Sri Lankan coastline. He identified the need for a chic but affordable beachfront hotel, which offers delicious food, as well as superbly comfortable accommodation.
Nestled in the heart of the crowning jewel of Sri Lanka’s colonial past, Le Grand Galle offers the majestic grandeur of a Galle hotel; the best example of an enchanting kingdom that exists beyond the pages of fairy tales. The city is the gateway to this beautiful island where culture, stunning golden beaches and colonial history combine to create a masterpiece. From a spectacular view of the ocean and the iconic UNESCO Heritage site, Galle Fort to invigorating architecture, plush interiors, lavish suites with private plunge pools and the finest-in-class service, Le Grand is truly yours.