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 afternoon 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.
The Heritance Tea Factory lies alone and unique, on the steep slopes of the tea plantations in Kandapola, in the sparsely populated hills to the east of Nuwara Eliya. It was once exactly as it claims: a tea factory built in the 1930s by British planters. Nuwara Eliya can be approached via Kandy or Hatton. The accommodation at the Tea Factory embodies the unique experience of residing at a genuine tea factory. This one-of-a-kind theme hotel truly recreates the ambience of a long gone colonial era. Combine this with the fantasy environment of Nuwara Eliya and you get a holiday that you will remember forever. The hotel has 57 luxurious colonial style rooms with breathtaking views of the surrounding tea plantations. Awake to the sounds of tweeting birds as the rays of sunlight intrude your heavenly abode. Rest in the tranquil surroundings of your cosy room, well-appointed with comfortable fittings and facilities. Spacious rooms stretch out into a brilliant dwelling offering sweeping views of the mesmerising scenery with displays of the hill country in all its glory! Let the rustling of leaves by the window soothe your senses. All the rooms come with rain showers and bathtubs with hot water. The view from the bathrooms makes you feel as if you are a part of the picturesque natural landscape outside your windows. Each bathroom is tastefully supplied with a full range of custom-made Tea Factory toiletries. Step into the blissful serenity, with our spa offering an extensive menu of therapies designed to leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and ready to start your day.
A pristine beachfront lapped by the Indian Ocean sets a blissful scene for 10-bedroom KK Beach. Rooms and suites enjoy unrivalled coastal views and their indulgent design promotes wellness and attracts discerning couples seeking absolute tranquility. Facilities at this boutique hotel near Galle include a restaurant, 20-metre swimming pool and direct access onto an ivory sand beach. Located just 20-minutes’ drive from Galle, this beach hotel in Sri Lanka makes an idyllic base for exploring Sri Lanka’s southern coast.
Tamarind Hill is a beautifully restored boutique property located on the outskirts of the historic city of Galle, located close to Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Modern guest rooms feature spacious interiors with wooden furniture and 4-poster bed. Decorated with contemporary paintings, each room has a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen cable TV. Lounge chairs by the pool provide a relaxing spot to enjoy the views of the surrounding greenery. Tamarind Hill Hotel offers car and bike rental for guests to explore the area. Tamarind Hill’s exquisite dining, signature treatments at the spa, a secluded infinity pool and the Gini Ganga river that flows by, are all part of fine pleasures here. The hotel has an outdoor pool, free parking and free Wi-Fi.