The Round Holiday tour is also designed for nature lovers, ramblers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. This journey lets you experience some of Sri Lanka’s unique destinations with varied landscapes and natural beauty that the island is blessed with. Throughout this tour you will experience the traditional lifestyles of the rural paddy farmers, coastal fisherman, tea pluckers of the central hills Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants, the magnificent Knuckles Mountain range, ancient Kandy city, glorious beaches with luxury accommodation and many more scenic locations that will capture your hearts for sure.
Note : We can tailor this tour package according to your preferences so feel free to request or ask for any modifications.
After your arrival in Sri Lanka you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and afterwards will be travelling to a luxury hotel of your choice near the international airport. Here you will have a full relaxing day preparing yourself for the adventure ahead.
On the 2nd day after breakfast travel straight to Dambulla which is only a 4 and a half hour drive from the international airport. In the evening, head onto Minneriya to experience a world famous safari. Minneriya national park covers a total area of 8890 hectares. It is famous for bird watching, but mainly for wild elephants as it is known to be a meeting place of Asian elephants in the world. This park offers something of a change of scenery for everyone and is an ideal Eco tourist destination in Sri Lanka that will capture your hearts for sure. Afterwards, back to the hotel in Dambulla and the 2nd night will be spent here.
On the 3rd day rise early to climb the magnificent Sigiriya Rock fortress, one of Sri Lanka’s fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This journey will only take about 2 hours to complete. Afterwards will travel straight to Kandy. However, on the way we will be stopping to visit the Herbal & Spice Garden. This is known to be one of the largest gardens in Sri Lanka. Here you will have the opportunity to try and taste a Sri Lankan style lunch. After your arrival in Kandy you will be exploring this beautiful ancient cultural site and its heritage, all set in a beautiful scenery. Here you have the chance to do shopping, visit the gem museum as Kandy is the home to famous gem centres, boutique and silk as Kandy provides the best quality which you will also be able to buy. In the evening, you will visit the Temple of Tooth as it is one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka as well as all around the world. The night will be spent here.
On the 4th day you will visit the Royal Botanical Garden of Kandy and afterwards travel to Nuwara Eliya. On the way you will have the chance to explore extremely beautiful and elegant natural waterfalls, tea states and many other scenic locations will capture everyone’s hearts for sure, not just the nature lovers. After arriving in Nuwara Eliya you will be checking into a luxury hotel of your choice and in the evening explore the city of Nuwara Eliya. It is the coldest part of the country as it is 5000 feet above sea level and the temperature here is pleasantly warm during the day and cool at night so of course you will need warm clothes. Here you can fully relax as your 4th night will be spent here.
On the 5th day rise early in order to visit the Horton Plains. Here you will witness the famous “world’s end” as It is a sheer cliff, with a drop of about 4,000 feet and is one of the most visited parts of Horton Plains National Park. This is a key tourist attraction place in Sri Lanka. While you are here, large herds of sambar deer can be seen. In the afternoon, you can explore this elegant Nuwara Eliya city, including walking through lush green tea plantations, mountainous landscapes, rural villages, a visit to the famous golf club and also Ayurvedic spa relaxation. Also a Tea Trails experience where you will be able to visit and observe tea plantation. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity of tasting various types and grades of this great brew. Ceylon tea is originally introduced by the British around 1850 and is world famous for its high quality and it is a major contributor to the island’s economy for generations. Currently, Sri Lanka is one of the largest exporter of tea worldwide. Here you have the opportunity to experience this tea making process in tea factories as well as to buy the best grades of tea. We will also be visiting the Ambewela milk factory, strawberry farms and many more scenic locations. Furthermore, visiting the fruits & vegetable markets since Nuwara Eliya is a popular Vegetable growing area that has the perfect climate conditions, therefore you can try and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. This is known to be a famous “must do” thing in Nuwara Eliya.
On the 6th day after breakfast check out from the hotel in order to travel to Kitulgala which will only take about 2 hours to drive. Kitulgala is a main location for white water rafting. Also the world famous movie “bridge over the river kwai” directed by David Leans was made in this beautiful small village. In the afternoon you will be experiencing an awesome adventure of white water rafting. Here you also have the opportunity to experience bird watching, biking, trekking and many more adventures. Your second last night will be spent in this beautiful small village.
Today you will be checking out from Kitulgala and head down to Bentota which is an ideal location to explore beautiful beaches. Here you will be having a full relaxing day in glorious beaches. You can also try many water sports while you are here such as sailing, water skiing, swimming, etc. In the evening, you will be relaxing in sun kissed beaches of Bentota as well as fish spas while enjoying a perfect view of the beautiful sunset. Furthermore, you can also visit the small Cinnamon Island. Here you will be able to experience the traditional cinnamon making process. Your final night will be spent in a fine relaxing beach hotel in Bentota.
On the final day in the morning you will be relaxing and preparing yourself for the departure. Afterwards you will be travelling straight to Colombo where you will have the opportunity to explore the city. However the city tour will depend on the departure time. Afterwards you will say good bye to this beautiful country and will proceed to the airport for departure. We hope your stay in Sri Lanka was an unforgettable experience filled with happy as well as fun memories.