CLASSIC ISLAND HOP TOUR
Day 1 & 2 Mount Lavinia
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport. Transfer to Mount Lavinia (1.5 hour drive) Activities: Relax and unwind on the beach as well as discover the commercial capital of Sri Lanka in a city tour. Spoil yourself shopping and delight your taste buds as you dine on the local cuisine as well some of the world’s best gourmet restaurants.
Day 3 & 4 Anuradhapura
Transfer to Anuradhapura. (5 hour drive) Activities: Visit this ancient city and embrace the rich history as you explore through complex ancient ruins and see many UNESCO world heritage sites. Enjoy a day excursion to the Wilpattu National Park where you can see a wide variety of wildlife.
Day 5 & 6 Jaffna
Transfer to Jaffna (4 hour drive) Activities: The fascinating town of Jaffna possesses both Colonial charm and a vibrant Tamil culture and contains many amazing religious sites such as the Nallur Kovil and Nagadipa Puruna vihara. Ancient ruins such as the Jaffna fort and Jaffna public library and no trip to Jaffna is complete without eating the famous Jaffna mangoes.
Day 7 & 8 Trincomalee
Transfer to Trincomalee (4 hour drive) Activities The fascinating town of Trincomalee sits on one of the world’s finest natural harbors and is blessed with amazing beaches and mystical religious sites. Spend your days enjoying the sun, sea and sand. You could also take a short boat ride to pigeon island as well as visit the beautiful marble beach.
Day 9 & 10 Sigiriya
Transfer to Sigiriya (1.5 hour drive) Activities: During your stay at the hub of the cultural triangle you can climb and explore the great Sigiriya rock fortress, Ritigala monastery complex as well as the ancient Dambulla Cave. Enjoy a jungle safari at the Minneriya National Park, Hurulu Eco Park and Kawudulla national park or experience a village tour. (Elephant gathering: July – October)
Day 11 & 12 Kandy
Transfer to Kandy (2.5 hour drive) Activities: Immerse yourself in breathtaking views as you travel to the city of Kandy which is known as the last capital of the ancient king’s era Sri Lanka. Visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth, experience the cultural pageant and walkthrough the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens and Udawatte sanctuary. Day excursion to visit the indigenous people of Sri Lanka (Veddas)
Day 13 Nuwara Eliya
Transfer to Nuwara Eliya (2 hour drive) Activities: Journey to the city affectionately nicknamed ‘Little England’ and take a tour of a tea factory and tea plantation where you can pick your very own tea! Wonder through the gorgeous Hakgala botanical gardens and Victoria Park.
Day 14 Kitulgala
Transfer to Kitulgala (2.5 hour drive) Activities: Experience non-stop adventure as you take part in adrenaline filled activities such as White water rafting, canyoning, canoeing, mountain biking and much more! Or you can enjoy more chilled out activities such as hiking, birdwatching and camping as you soak in the lush rainforest surroundings
Day 15 Departure
End of tour. Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport. (3.5 hour drive)