Sri Lanka and the Maldives holidays work brilliantly. The two locations are very close together geographically and easy to combine by air, so it makes perfect sense.

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Two-week Sri Lanka Holiday itinerary - 14 days

Spend the holiday escape of your dream in Sri Lanka enjoying the breath-taking scenery, beaches with turquoise waters, vibrant culture and more, with an experienced tour operator in Sri Lanka. Featuring a unique itinerary, this tour will show you Sri Lanka like no other. 

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Day 1 – Airport / Negombo

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your driver. He will assist you with your luggage and take you to your first destination, Negombo.

  • Proceed your way to Negombo, a calm and peaceful beach getaway perfect for a relaxing holiday after the long flight. 

 

Day 3 – Negombo / Pinnawala / Dambulla
  • Leave for Dambulla, along the way drop by the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to pat a giant elephant.
  • Proceed your way to Dambulla in Matale district and enjoy the rural farming lifestyle and rich biodiversity of the city.

•    Overnight stay at Dambulla / Habarana / Sigiriya Hotel

Travel time from Negombo to Dambulla – about 3 hours

Activities
Day 3 – Sigiriya / Minneriya Safari
  • Have an amazing experience of a morning hike to one of the finest examples of ancient urban planned rock cities in the world; Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress. This fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined place on the rock with a mind blogging scenery.
  • Enjoy an evening visit to the wilderness of Minneriya national park to see the beauty of wildlife in Sri Lanka.
  • Overnight stay at Dambulla.

Overnight stay at Dambulla / Habarana / Sigiriya Hotel

Activities
Day 4 –Sigiriya / Dambulla/ Kandy
  • Pay a visit to the Dambulla cave temple which is a UNESCO world heritage site, also known as the golden temple and get amazed by the artistic wall murals and the hundreds of Buddha statues of different sizes.
  • After a spiritual walk, spice up your day exploring the local spices at Spice Garden in Matale.
  • Evening, visit a Kandy cultural dancing show in Kandy.
  • Overnight stay at Kandy 
Day 6 – Kandy
  • Enjoy your morning, walking around the beautiful Kandy lake enjoying the breeze and the shimmering still waters of the lake.
  • Discover the magnificent wall murals, woodwork and old day architectural brilliance and embrace the serenity of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
  • Witness the daily rituals of the sacred temple followed by traditional drummers and musicians.
  • Enjoy some time in lawns full of flowers with vibrant colours in the Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya.
  • Overnight stay at Kandy
Day 7 and 8– Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Continue your journey to Nuwara Eliya, the capital of hill country boasts for its scenery and tea.
  • Visit a tea plantation where the tea greenery runs till your eyes can see to enjoy a tea plucking experience.
  • At the tea factory, witness the process of tea making and buy some to take home.
  • Explore the little English styled village with cool climate and British styled bungalows surrounded by rose gardens.
  • Go trekking, cycling or canoeing to uncover the best sceneries of the city.
  • Overnight stay in Kandy
Day 9 and 10 – Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala
  • Drive off to Yala, along the way drop by the Buduruvagala to be amazed by the Sri Lanka’s tallest rock-cut Buddha statue (51 ft. in height) that dates back to the 8th-century AD.
  • At Yala, get ready to go on a safari ride to discover the rich biodiversity and exotic wildlife including Elephants, leopards, water buffalos, wild boars and more.
  • Spend a relaxing evening gazing at the dense forest from your hotel balcony.
  • Overnight stay in Yala
Day 11, 12, and 13 – Yala / Galle
  • Head to the southern coast of Sri Lanka where your beach holiday starts.
  • Enjoy the crystal-clear beaches with silky smooth sand stretches, refreshing sea breeze and rural fishing villages.
  • Sailing, fishing, coastal cruises, river trips, sea kayaking, snorkelling and boating… Engage in your favourite water sport or try a new one at Mirissa after watching whales in the deep sea.
  • Spend a full day in the historic city of Galle wandering around the city to capture the popular attractions, fine restaurants and boutique shops.
  • Overnight stay at The Fortress – 4 Nights
Day 14– Galle, Colombo / Airport
  • Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and hit the road to head to Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka where traditions meet the metropolitan lifestyle.
  • Explore the city on a city tour and discover the best bits and pieces and the best shopping malls of the city.
  • Transfer to Katunayake Bandaranaike airport to catch your flight home with a load of memories worth a lifetime.
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