Discover Sri Lanka's UNESCO Trail:
Trip Highlights


Day One

Resort: Sigiriya »
Hotel: Sigiriya Village »

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport you will be met by Travel Representative and transferred to your hotel in Dambulla. Check in at hotel and rest of the day at leisure.



Day Two

Resort: Sigiriya »
Hotel: Sigiriya Village »

After breakfast, enjoy your climb to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a spectacular Rock Fortress. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory.

After your trek up the magnificent rock, enjoy a drive to explore the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruw. This medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. Highlights are the Royal Palace complex including the Kings Palace and Audience Hall. Some of the best examples of the Hindu influence - the Temples of Shiva, intricate statues of Hindu Gods, fascinating Buddhist temples, the Lankatileka and Watadage, the Galpotha, the Lotus bath, the Kiri Vihare Dagoba and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth are other impressive sights.




Day Three

Resort: Kandy »
Hotel: Amaara Sky »

Today you will proceed to Kandy, after an early breakfast. En-route you will visit Rangiriya Dambulla Cave Temples. located in the north central province this UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the 01st century BC. It’s is an amazing complex of 05 caves, first used as a refuge by an ancient king who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images within the living rock. This temple is a perfect location to view evolution of ancient Sri Lankan art and is an important historical site due to the amalgamation of the material from many eras. Later check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Kandy followed by your visit the famed Temple of the Tooth. Temple of the Tooth is an important shrine for Buddhists as it holds the tooth relic of Lord Buddha. It is famous for its carvings and the beautiful art that is unique to Sri Lanka.




Day Four

Resort: Nuwara Eliya »
Hotel: Blackpool Hotel »

After breakfast, you will proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea. En-route you will make a stop at a Tea Plantation and Factory. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also gain first-hand experience on the manufacture of some of the best tea in world. If you're lucky you may be invited to taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea which begins its journey as raw green leaves in the hills and ends up as a final golden-brown graded product which we all but know too well. Later, check in to the hotel and spend the day at leisure enjoying the beautiful landscapes.




Day Five

Resort: Udawalawe »
Hotel: Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort »

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to Udawalawe. En-route make a stop at the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe. Sri Lankan elephants are an endangered species and their survival in their natural habitats is threatened due to human activities. Elephants in the wild are constantly being killed, and many elephant calves become orphaned. In order to support these orphaned elephants, the Department of Wildlife Conservation set up the Elephant Transit Home within Udawalawe National Park with help from the Born Free Foundation. The main objective of this facility is rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants to ultimately release them back into their natural habitat. After viewing these gentle giants, check in at the hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure.




Day Six

Resort: Waskaduwa »
Hotel: Citrus Waskaduwa »

Today after breakfast, you will proceed to your beach resort in Waskaduwa. En-route, you will experience a City Tour of Galle. This “Living” UNESCO World Heritage Site is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505. Within the well preserved 90 acre fort and ramparts built in 1663 are old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, an imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names. Amangalle Hotel and several other excellent boutique hotels are testimony to the importance of this location. Check in at hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure.




Day Seven

Resort: Waskaduwa »
Hotel: Citrus Waskaduwa »

Spend the rest of your stay at leisure enjoying the beach and hotel facilities.




Day Eight

Resort: Waskaduwa »
Hotel: Citrus Waskaduwa »

Spend the rest of your stay at leisure enjoying the beach and hotel facilities.




Day Nine

Resort: Waskaduwa »
Hotel: Citrus Waskaduwa »

Spend the rest of your stay at leisure enjoying the beach and hotel facilities.




Day Ten

Resort: Waskaduwa »
Hotel: Citrus Waskaduwa »

Spend the rest of your stay at leisure enjoying the beach and hotel facilities.




Day Eleven

Resort: Waskaduwa »

Today, your stay in Sri Lanka comes to an end. You will be transferred to Bandaranayke International Airport for your departure flight.




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