- Art and architecture
- duration 11 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 10+ years old
- max group size 3
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Sigiriya: The ‘Lion Rock’ rises almost 200 metres above the jungle, offering breathtaking panoramic views.
- Polonnaruwa: An ancient city characterized by temples and palace ruins, as well as an interesting stillfunctioning irrigation system.
- Matale: Wander around the delightful spice gardens, breathing the scents of Sri Lanka: cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, and many others.
- Nuwara Eliya: View fascinating plantations in the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country and admire the town’s Victorian architecture.
Discover the heart of Sri Lanka with this fascinating journey departing from Colombo airport, visiting the most important historical places, and the cultural and natural attractions of the island, including five UNESCO world heritage sites. Enjoy its beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages, historical temples and ancient cities. Also, meet the most incredible creatures on the planet in an elephant orphanage. Breathe in the scents of Sri Lanka in its spice gardens and tea plantation. You will also enjoy cultural shows and spiritual experiences during eight unforgettable days knowing the paradise described by Marco Polo as the most beautiful place he had seen. End this unforgettable experience with a Beach Extension in Hikkaduwa or Beruwela.
Day 1: Arrival Colombo (40km – 45min)
Day 2: Colombo – Pinnawala – Dambulla – Sigiriya Or Habarana (200km – 5 Hrs)
Day 3: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya Or Habarana (100km – 2 Hrs)
Day 4: Sigiriya – Matale – Kandy (100km – 2.5 Hrs)
Day 5: Kandy – Tea Plantation – Nuwara Eliya (95km – 2.5 Hrs)
Day 6: Nuwaraeliya – Ella – Tissamaharama Or Yala (160 Km - 4,5 Hrs)
Day 7: Tissamaharama – Weligama – Galle – Hikkaduwa Or Beruwala (140km – 3,5 Hrs)
Day 8: Hikkaduwa Or Beruwala
Day 9: Hikkaduwa Or Beruwala
Day 10: Hikkaduwa Or Beruwala
Day 11: Hikkaduwa Or Beruwala – Departure Colombo (100km – 2hrs)
- 10 nights' accommodation
- 10 Breakfasts
- 10 Dinners
- 7 Lunches upon an additional cost, from Day 1 to 7 (full-board optional extra)
- Inbound/Outbound unescorted transfers from/ to Colombo Airport
- Air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
- Operated with Spanish-speaking local guide (Day 1-7)
- Non-air-conditioned 4X4 Jeep for Safari in Yala National Park (Day 6)
- Meet & greet
- Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals throughout the tour
- Tips and porterage
- Flights, travel insurance and anything else not stated in the programme
- Entrance fees to places of interest or activities not indicated in the inclusions which are to be paid directly by the client on the spot
- Video camera permits at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Temple of the Buddha's Tooth in Kandy Optional tours and activities
- Optional tours and activities
- Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
- Entrance to Perahera Festival in August
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Pearl Of The Indian Ocean With Beach Extension, Spanish-speaking Guide tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 24 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2021, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Pearl Of The Indian Ocean With Beach Extension, Spanish-speaking Guide tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Pearl Of The Indian Ocean With Beach Extension, Spanish-speaking Guide tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
- Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
- Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.