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Discover the cultural highlights and fascinating nature in Sri Lanka individually and on your own

Travel form:Round trip with individual transfers
Travel time:14 days / 13 nights
Trip start:Every day
Itinerary:Negombo – Sigiriya – Kandy – Ella – Yala – Unawatuna – Colombo
Travel time:December – September
Travel price:€ 1738 pp for 2 people
Highlights:✓ Experience cultural highlights
✓ Jeep safaris through national parks
✓ Train ride through the tea plantations
✓ Hike through the mountain landscape of Ella
✓ Relaxation in the calm bay of Tangalle
Please note that this itinerary is set and can only be done in this order. However, if you would like to stay longer in one of the locations, we can arrange this for you.

Day 1 & 2 – Your tour of Sri Lanka starts individually

✓ Arrival in Colombo
✓ Transfer to the hotel
✓ Overnight stay
✓ Breakfast

Description of the day
With your international flight you land at the international airport in Colombo, where your individual journey to Sri Lanka’s highlights begins.

You will be picked up by your driver at the airport and drive to the fishing village of Negombo in about 20 minutes. Your cozy accommodation is centrally located in Negombo, just a few minutes from the long sandy beach. It offers air conditioning and a pool to cool off.

Day 3 – Sigiriya

✓ Breakfast
✓ Transfer to Sigiriya
✓ Exploration of the Lion Rock (exclusive)
✓ Overnight

Description of the day
Today you travel inland to Sigiriya. Here you stay in a cozy, air-conditioned accommodation with pool.

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to visit one of Sri Lanka’s greatest highlights – Sigiriya Lion Rock. The ancient kings left their mark in colorful murals. You should be fit and free from vertigo for the ascent. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with a sweeping view of the royal gardens and the palm-covered jungle landscape. Afterwards you can relax at the hotel pool or enjoy the sunset over the Lion Rock from the nearby Pidurangala Rock.

Day 4 – Polonnaruwa and jeep safari

✓ Breakfast
✓ Jeep safari including entry to the national park
✓ Overnight

Description of the day
Today you can individually explore Polonnaruwa, the former capital of Sri Lanka.

Visit the most important temples and cultural sites in the extensive area of ​​the old royal city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, either on foot or by bike. In the afternoon you will experience another highlight of Sri Lanka and discover the fascinating wildlife of the country in one of the numerous national parks . In the Kaudulla or Minneriya National Park you can watch the large herds of elephants in their natural environment during a jeep safari. You organize the trip to the national park and back to your accommodation yourself.

Day 5 – Dambulla and continue to Kandy

✓ Breakfast
✓ Transfer to Kandy with a stop at the Dambulla Temple (admission
excluded ) ✓ Overnight

Description of the day
On day 5 of your individual journey through Sri Lanka you make your way to the cool hills of Kandy. On the way there you can stop at the sacred rock temple of Dambulla.

High up on a mountain is the impressive cave temple, set in a huge rock. In the heart of the temple, colorful murals await you from the floor to the entire ceiling of the cave. Numerous golden Buddha statues and offerings complete the picture of the meaningful temple. After the visit, your journey continues to Kandy. You spend the night in an accommodation slightly above the city center and can enjoy the view of the landscape.

Day 6 – Kandy

✓ Breakfast
✓ Explore the city on
your own ✓ Overnight

Description of the day
The royal city of Kandy is located in the heart of Sri Lanka, nestled in lush green hills.

There is so much to discover here, from the sacred Temple of the Tooth to traditional dance shows, colorful markets and the royal botanical garden, which is not only an absolute highlight for plant lovers. You will spend another night in your cozy hotel in the Kandy hills.

Day 7 – panoramic train ride to Ella

✓ Breakfast
✓ Transfer to the train & train journey to Ella
✓ Overnight

Description of the day
A driver takes you to Kandy train station in the morning, from where you travel by train across the highlands of Sri Lanka.

On your 6-hour drive to Ella you can observe the green mountainous landscapes and small villages as well as the people who work or live along the railway line. Your driver will be waiting for you with your luggage in the trunk at the small Ella train station. The mountain village lies in the shadow of the Namunukula mountain range on the edge of the high mountains. Here you will spend the night in a wonderful accommodation from which you have a unique view of the surrounding panoramic landscapes.

Day 8 – hikes in Ella

✓ Breakfast & lunch package
✓ Explore the region on
your own ✓ Overnight

Description of the day With a packed lunch you can explore the well-signposted hiking trails of Ella on your own.

For example, discover Little Adam’s Peak and reward your ascent with a very special view of the impressive landscape. You stroll past numerous waterfalls, small villages and dense tea fields. From short walks to long hiking trails – the area around Ella offers a suitable route for every taste. The rest of the day you have time to rest in your accommodation or to visit the small mountain village of Ella.

Day 9 – Yala National Park

✓ Breakfast
✓ Transfer to Tissa
✓ Jeep safari including entry to the national park
✓ Overnight

Description of the day
Next you drive towards Yala National Park, another highlight of your individual Sri Lanka trip.

After moving into your air-conditioned accommodation in Tissa, make your own way to the park entrance in the afternoon. The Yala is – also because of its biodiversity – the most famous national park in Sri Lanka. During a jeep safari you can observe elephants, water buffalos, monkeys and crocodiles in addition to numerous bird species. Then return to your cozy hotel in Tissa and relax by the pool.

Day 10-12 – Beach stay in Unawatuna

✓ Breakfast
✓ Transfer to Unawatuna
✓ Free time
✓ Overnight

Description of the day
From Ella you drive to the south coast of Sri Lanka to Unawatuna. You can relax here in the coming days.

You will spend the night in a cozy hotel near the beach. Unawatuna is a pretty lively coastal town with various small restaurants, bars and hotels. Relax in the next few days on the extensive beach, enjoy a curry dish in the hotel restaurant and arrange the vacation days according to your taste. If you want a different hotel, we would be happy to present alternative accommodations from our portfolio. Just let us know – we will be happy to adapt the tour to your individual wishes and ideas!

Day 13 – Colonial route to Colombo

✓ Breakfast & high tea dinner
✓ Transfer to Colombo with a stop in Galle
✓ City tour in Colombo
✓ Overnight

Description of the day
After relaxing days on the beach in Tangalle you drive along the south coast towards Colombo.

On your way make a stop in the colonial town of Galle. Here you can clearly see the clear influence of the Dutch. Many churches and a large city wall shape the image of this city directly on the Indian Sea.
In the late afternoon you will reach the multifaceted capital Colombo. In the evening we organized a so-called high tea dinner for you. You enjoy a local buffet on the promenade and can comfortably end your individual Sri Lanka vacation. You will spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Colombo.

Day 14 – End of the individual
Sri Lanka trip

✓ Breakfast
✓ Transfer to the airport
✓ Departure

Description of the day
Your individual tour of Sri Lanka ends today.

Depending on when your international flight connection to your home country starts, you will drive to Sri Lanka’s airport in the morning. If you have a little more time due to your departure time, you can enjoy an extensive breakfast and stroll through the streets of Colombo. If your flight does not start until shortly after midnight, we will be happy to plan your room in Colombo as a day room. You can then store your luggage during the day and enjoy a few hours of sleep and a shower in the evening.