Days 1-2 - Relaxing at the Beach
Accommodation: 4* Jetwing Beach Bed & Breakfast
Arrive Sri Lanka's International Airport in Colombo on direct flight form UK.
From here the Capital of Colombo is only 38km away making it an easy day trip for shopping, sightseeing and eating. However for those who do not want to venture to far away Negombo, a fishing hamlet turned resort town has plenty of rich culture and heritage to keep its visitors well occupied.
Days 3-4 - Sigiriya and Dumbulla
Accommodation: 4* Sigiriya Village Hotel Half Board
Polonnaruwa – this medieval city rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama. In the afternoon visit Sigiriya and climb the majestic Sigiriya Rock and discover the ruins of a once beautiful royal palace at its summit. Sigiriya – this UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares. Built by King Kashyapa, the “Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle.
Dambulla – located in the north central province this UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the 01st century BC, is an amazing complex of 05 caves, first used as a refuge by an ancient king who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images within the living rock. Later kings made further improvements and the caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is a colossal figure spanning 15 meters. Cave inscriptions from the 2nd Century BC are found and on the walls are many paintings most of which belong to the Kandy period (early 19 th century). This temple is a perfect location to view evolution of ancient Sri Lankan art and is an important historical site due to the amalgamation of the material from many eras
Days 5-13 - Kalpitiya
Accommodation: 3* Bar Reef Beach Resort Bed & Breakfast
You will be pick-up in your hotel and transfered to Kalpitiya. In this resort, you can visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.
During this week, you can also relax on the beach, do water-sports, or take some visit tour.
Day 14 - Return to UK
On your last day in , a private transfer will pick you up to take you to the airport, where an overnight flight will be waiting to fly you back to the UK.