Itinerary for EB and SD

(15 days, 14 nights)

Day 1
- Arrival and be met by your English-speaking guide/driver at the Airport
- Transfer to Negombo, register at your hotel, spend a leisurely evening shopping, or maybe a visit to the beach, or even some Negombo nightlife
- Overnight stay in Negombo

Day 2
- Drive to Wilpattu National Park
- Safari at Wilpattu National Park
- Overnight stay in Wilpattu

Day 3
- After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Anuradhapura
- Register at your hotel, explore or relax, and lots of choices of real Sri Lankan cuisine
- Overnight stay in Anuradhapura

Day 4
- Sightseeing at the World Heritage Site, Anuradhapura, the first kingdom in Sri Lanka
- Drive to Habarana, register at your hotel, then check out the Ayurveda spa treatments available - your guide/driver will help if you wish
- Overnight stay at Habarana

Day 5
- After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Sigiriya Citadel, to explore the 5th Century Rock Fortress (World Heritage site)
- Evening safari at Minneriya National Park, then back to Habarana
- Overnight stay at Habarana

Day 6
- Check out of your hotel, drive to Kandalama, Dambulla, to the award-winning Heritance Hotel and check in.
- Drive to Polonnaruwa city - palaces, temples and statues (12th century)
- Exploring the World Heritage site, drive back to hotel
- Overnight stay at Kandalama

Day 7
- After a leisurely breakfast, check out then drive to Dambulla
- Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, where 150 Buddha statues fill up five caves within the temple
- Continue to Kandy, register at your hotel, then explore the eclectic range of cuisine available
- Overnight stay at Kandy

Day 8
- Visit Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya (1371 AD)
- Guided tour of the ancient city of Kandy
- In the evening, you can see the famous Kandy dancers, explore or relax
- Overnight stay at Kandy

Day 9
- After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Ella for the waterfalls, Nine Arch Bridge, and if you like, a trip on the train through amazing scenery only accessible by train
- Visit tea plantation and visitor centre
- Check in to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya
- Evening city tour
- Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 10
- After breakfast, driven to Worlds End, Devil’s Staircase, Ambawela Farm and Amman Kovil
- Drive back to your hotel, free evening to explore and sample the cuisine

Day 11
- Check out, then drive to Kitulgala - time for adventure
- Choose from jungle hiking, rafting and swimming in the Kelani river
- Visit to the location of the Bridge on the River Kwai movie
- To Kitulgala, check in to your hotel
- Overnight stay at Kitulgala

Day 12
- After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Bentota
- Check in to your hotel, enjoy the famous South Beach or take in some shopping
- In the evening, sample the cuisine (especially if you like seafood) and amazing sunsets
- Overnight stay in Bentota

Day 13
- After breakfast, check out and drive to Sinharaja rain forest
- Explore the World Heritage Site for bio diversity and eco-tourism
- Overnight stay at Sinharaja

Day 14
- Drive to Colombo and get settled into your hotel
- City Tour of Colombo and even more shopping (!) in the nation’s capital
- An evening of every cuisine you can imagine, and very lively nightlife

Day 15
- Leisurely breakfast then your driver/guide will take you to the airport in good time for the flight home