Watch traditional dancing in the cultural capital, Kandy.
Stand on top of Sigiriya Rock and admire the views.
Walk through the ruins of historical Anuradhapura.
Discover the tourist free Tamil areas of the north.
Bargain hard in Colombo's Pettah Market.
What our specialists say...
This fascinating trip not only takes in some of Sri Lanka's classic highlights, but also gives you the chance to be amongst the first to explore the north of the country again, now that peace has returned. Visit key sights like Sigiriya Rock and the ancient capital of Anuradhapura before discovering the northern capital, Jaffna. There is also a chance to spend some time in Sri Lanka's largest city, Colombo and some time relaxing on the beach.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Colombo.
Day 2 Kandy
On arrival in Colombo you will be met by our representatives and transferred to Kandy for your first two nights in Sri Lanka. In the lower hill region, you're surrounded by lush hills and some amazing scenery.
Day 3 Kandy
Day 4 Sigiriya
Transfer north to Sigirya, travelling via the impressive caves in Dambulla. Dating back to the 1st century BC, the site consists of 5 temples; carved into the rock within a hill looming over Dambulla. Taking a walk up the steps to the top of the hill, you can enjoy the views of the surrounding plains before exploring these beautiful temples. Spend the night in Sigiriya, located in Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.
Day 5 Sigiriya
Explore the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress and nearby ancient city of Polonnaruwa today with your chauffeur-guide. Polonnaruwa is still a devout holy city so you can mix with brightly robed Buddhist monks and pilgrims dressed in white bringing beautiful floral offerings.
Day 6 Anuradhapura
Day 7 Anuradhapura
Day 8 Anuradhapura
Day 9 Jaffna
Day 10 Jaffna
Day 11 Jaffna
Day 12 Trincomalee
Day 13 Trincomalee
Day 14 Colombo
Take a domestic flight back to Colombo today. If flights connect, you may be able to fly out internationally on the same day, otherwise, stop in Colombo for one night. Spend the evening relaxing or exploring one of Colombo's markets.
Day 15 International return flight
Colombo , International return flight
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