Negombo – Hikkaduwa – Galle – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy – Colombo
Inspired by the tour itineraries recommended by the Lonely Planet Sri Lanka Travel guide, this well designed Classic Route Tour of Sri Lanka will take you through the most visited and popular scenic destinations of the island. This tour covers the most picturesque towns and cities of Sri Lanka and is designed to offer ample rest to enjoy the cities you visit. This tour offers the very best beach destination with a stop at Hikkaduwa, a complete tour of Galle and Kandy city, a colonial style stay in the hills of Sri Lanka at Nuwara Eliya and more.
Day 01 - Negombo City
On arrival at Sri Lanka’s international airport you will be met and assisted by our Target Travels representative on arrival. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Negombo. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Jetwing Lagoon or similar.
Day 02 - Day Out At The Beach
After breakfast depart to the popular West coast beach town of Hikkaduwa, along the scenic Galle Road that hugs the coast of Sri Lanka offering a stunning scenic beach drive.
Hikkaduwa is renowned for its coral beaches, snorkeling, Scuba diving and surfing. Visitors can enjoy the beaches and activities during the day and go café-hoping at the towns numerous beach side cafes that are bustling with youngsters and party goers. Enjoy the day at leisure on the beach. Dinner and Overnight stay at Coral Rock by Amaya or similar.
Day 03 - Day Out At The Beach
After a leisurely breakfast, you can enjoy the day at leisure on the beach and soak up the sun. Optional – In the afternoon you can travel down the coast and opt for a leisurely river cruise on the Madu River and visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Coral Rock by Amaya or similar.
Day 04 - Galle City Tour / Dutch Forte
After breakfast, checkout from your hotel and travel down to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Galle. En route we will visit a Moonstone mine (the only one of its kind in the world) and a Woodcarving Mask factory at Ambalangoda. Enjoy a half day Galle city tour. You will visit the famous Dutch Fort, Galle Lighthouse and other historical significant monuments and sites. Check-in to your hotel in Unawatuna Beach Hotel or similar for Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 05 - Horton Plains / Worlds End / Nuwara Eliya
After an early breakfast we will check out from your hotel and head inland to the hill country of Sri Lanka. We will head to Horton Plains National Park and trek through this unique plains with diverse flora and fauna to see the legendary World’s End and Bakers Falls. Travel to Nuwara Eliya, en route stop at Bambarakanda Falls which is the tallest water fall in Sri Lanka at height of 240 meters. Check-in to Hill Club Nuwara Eliya or similar and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 06 - Day At Leisure In The Hills Of Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a peaceful day at leisure in the hills of Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya with its cool climate and sprawling gardens in every direction you look in offers a serene and tranquil holiday experience. Visitors to Nuwara Eliya are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to seeing and exploring the city. You can walk through the sprawling gardens of the Nuwara Eliya Botanical Gardens and Children’s Park, take a leisurely stroll around the scenic Nuwara Eliya Lake, Explore the city on horse or pony back by hiring a horse from the Nuwara Eliya race course grounds or Enjoy a 18 hole game of Golf in the legendary Nuwara Eliya Golf Course (not included).
Enjoy the evening at leisure with dinner and overnight stay in Hill Club Nuwara Eliya or similar.
Day 07 - Tea Estate / Waterfalls / Kandy City Tour
After breakfast checkout from your hotel and head towards Kandy. En route visit the Labookellie Tea Estate and Factory and stop at the scenic Ramboda waterfalls.
Enjoy a half day Kandy city tour which includes a visit to the gem and silk factory. Kandy is the hill capital of Lanka and was the last kingdom that fell to the British Colonial powers. It is also the venue of the annual Kandyian Pera Hera pageantry. Kandy is an example of the Buddhist influence in Sri Lanka today. Temples, shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions of the island are found everywhere and the city’s romantic backdrop of the surrounding hills and serene lake is truly mesmerizing.
In the evening enjoy a Traditional Cultural Dance show featuring the exotic traditional dances of Sri Lanka. Dinner and Overnight stay at Albatross Golfing Resort & Holiday Villa or similar.
Day 08 - Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
After Breakfast checkout from your hotel and head to Sri Lanka’s international airport for your onward journey (alternations will be made at the time of booking depending on flight times). En route visit the World renowned Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage Tour. Pinnewella Elephant Orphanage in the largest orphanage of its kinds and is home to over 80 elephants today. Visitors to the orphanage can enjoy watching the elephants march to their daily bath in the nearby river, watch the young play and frolic with their parents, you can also help feed the youngsters and visit the ward winning Elephant dung paper factory.
On arrival at Sri Lanka’s international Airport you will be provided with all departure services by our Target Travels representative.
Optional – Extend your stay by a night and experience a city tour of Colombo and enjoy the thrilling shopping spree with items at unbelievable bargain prices. This will certainly be worth your while.
Your tour of Sri Lanka ends here. Have a nice flight and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Note: Hotel stipulates checkout is before 12:00hrs noon time. Late Checkout between 12:00-18:00 requires half of the room rate. Any checkout after 18:00 will cost one extra night room rate.
- 7 Nights accommodation on Half Board basis (Breakfast and Dinner).
- Transfers in an excellent Air Conditioned vehicle accompanied with a fluent English Speaking Chauffer Guide. (Multi-lingual Guides can be organized on request. Additional charges apply)
- All Entrance Ticket charges for the mentioned visits.
- All local and government Taxes for services mentioned.
- Transportation, entrance & other Charges for optional visits & activities.
- Tips for Hotel & Guide / Driver.
- All additional expenses not mentioned on the package.
- Video Camera Permits at selected sites.