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Essential Sri Lanka

Essential Sri Lanka ensures you see the best of this stunning country from its breathtaking wildlife to its humbling traditions and ancient landmarks. 

DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN SRI LANKA

DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN SRI LANKA

On your first day you'll fly into Colombo and meet your driver at the airport who will transfer you to Negombo, where you'll spend your first night.

DAYS 2
Sigiriya

DAYS 2
Sigiriya

On the second day of your journey, you'll be driven to Sigiriya, where you'll visit the breathtaking Minneriya National Park. Over 300 species can be admired in this area, including elephants, bears and leopards.

DAY 3
Sigiriya

DAY 3
Sigiriya

Visit the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a palace on top of a 200-meter high rock. This site is over 1500 years old and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the afternoon you can go to Polonnaruwa, which was the capital of Sri Lanka’s second most ancient kingdom. Here you'll visit historical temples, palaces and astounding landscapes.

DAY 4-5
Sightseeing In Sri Lanka

DAY 4-5
Sightseeing In Sri Lanka

The next few days will be spent exploring and sightseeing. Admire the Dambulla Cave Temple and the Spice Garden at Matale, where you'll enjoy a guided tour through cinnamon, cardamom and other spice trees. In Kandy there are spectacular displays of local culture and art, so you can get to know various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions.

DAYS 6-7
Yala National Park

DAYS 6-7
Yala National Park

You'll spend the new two days in Yala, after being transferred to and settling into your accommodation you can visit the Yala National Park, best known for its variety of extraordinary wild animals.

DAY 8-11
Final Days In Sri Lanka

DAY 8-11
Final Days In Sri Lanka

The next few days start with a 4-hour drive to Galle -  the largest remaining fortress in Asia, where you'll spend the next few days exploring the Madu River and the unique wildlife that belongs to this impressive ecosystem. In addition to the river, you can also take a tour around Galle itself. The Old town is the perfect place to see the fortifications built by the Dutch and Portuguese.

Other Suggested Itineraries

Everything's possible for your holiday to Sri Lanka with Powder Byrne and below are just a few ideas. On each of our journeys, you will be accompanied by our local experts, who will make sure you get exactly what you want from your experience, whether that is adventure, fun, relaxation or a complete mixture.

Sri Lanka 101
Sri Lanka 101
Journey South
Journey South
Secrets Of Sri Lanka
Secrets Of Sri Lanka
Approx. flight times
Approx. flight times
LHR - CMB 10:45
Time difference
Time difference
GMT +5:30
Currency
Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee
When to travel
When to travel
Dec - April
Language
Language
Sinhala and Tamil
Average temperature
Average temperature
27°C

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