A Week in Sri Lanka

Sigiriya, Kandy, Dickoya

From $2500 per person in low season
From $3200 per person in high season

based on 7 nights & daily experiences

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  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Exclusvie Upgrade for Scott Dunn Guests at Water Garden to Half Board, outside of Peak Season Only

per person based on 2 people sharing.

Prices subject to peak season surcharges, over periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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At a Glance

  • Explore the Cultural Triangle including a visit to the mighty Sigiriya Rock Fortress

  • Enjoy some of the best of Sri Lanka in this short, but unique itinerary taking in Sri Lanka's incredible ancient cities, the green hills of the tea country and the city of Kandy

  • You will have your own private driver/ guide to show you around, making your trip easy and relaxing

  • Kandy offers plenty of cultural experiences to enjoy

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You can visit Sri Lanka year round but please be aware that the weather does vary from place to place. From May through to September, the south and west of the country are at their wettest; the peak season here runs from December to March. Meanwhile in the north and east, you'll find drier weather between May and September with rain and winds mainly between October and January.

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Insider's View

Make sure to indulge in the Sri Lankan tea and enjoy a cup whilst admiring the views of the emerald tea fields

During your stay in the Cultural Triangle don’t miss a visit to the Sigirya Rock Fortress - one of the most iconic sites in the country. Once you reach the top of the rock the views are spectacular and certainly worth the climb up the staircase

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your vacation

Itinerary

Enjoy a 7-night itinerary through Sri Lanka's breathtaking scenery. Spend time exploring the Cultural Triangle before venturing onto Kandy to discover the wonders of the Temple of the Tooth before some down time in the Hill Country, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the tea plantations.

  1. Days 1-4: Sigiriya

    This week-long itinerary starts in the Cultural Triangle, home to Sri Lanka's cultural heart. Within the region you’ll have access to the incredible rock fortress of Sigiriya, Dambulla's five cave temples offering a great insight into Buddhism in Sri Lanka and ancient Polonnaruwa. With your private guide / driver who will be with you throughout your journey in Sri Lanka you’ll be able to visit all these sights and be totally flexible with how much time you stay at each depending on interests. For wildlife enthusiasts we can also include a stop at Minneriya National Park, known for one of the world’s largest populations of Asian Elephants.

    Accommodation: Water Garden Sigiriya (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-5: Kandy

    Next, to Kandy, the last capital during the Sinhalese Kingdom and part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. What remains now is city brimming of beautiful architecture and an array of fascinating temple complexes. In this itinerary we have included visits to the key highlights with stops at the Temple of the Tooth, Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic and the beautiful Botanical Gardens.  

    Accommodation: The Kandy House (1 night)

  3. Days 5-8: Hatton

    Your final stop will take you up the misty hills to the land of tea. The Hill Country is home to picture perfect emerald tea fields and there's no better way to enjoy this beautiful scenery than by taking the train. Head from Kandy to Hatton where you will enjoy three nights in the heart of the tea country with stunning views over the Castlereagh Reservoir, providing the perfect place to relax at the end of your trip. For those that like to be more active there is still plenty to do and see here, with walks and treks through the tea plantations and surrounding countryside and visits to working tea factories, learning how the tea leaves are expertly processed.

    Accommodation: Camellia Hills (3 nights)

Experiences

  • Colombo Night by Bike

    Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.

  • Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car

    Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car is a fabulous way to explore this evolving city as the sun sets. Cruise around in your chauffeur driven vintage car and retrace Colombo's colonial past.

  • Dambulla Buddhist Caves

    Dambulla is an ancient historical site set on a large granite outcrop. The caves at Dambulla are famous for their temples and have been repainted several times in the 11th, 12th and 18th centuries with secular and Buddhist scenes.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.

  • Kandy Market

    Visit the colorful market in Kandy for textiles, as well as a lively atmosphere.

  • Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens

    The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy, is renowned for its wide variety of plant species

    and beautiful flowers. Of particular note is the collection of a variety of orchids.

  • Kandy Temple Trail

    Head a little more off the beaten track to explore some of Sri Lanka's more historically and architecturally interesting temples. Gadaladeniya, Embekke and Lankathilaka are set away from the main tourist trail but are still easily accessible from Kandy.

  • Minneriya National Park

    The amazing Minneriya National Park is renowned for its elephant populations and beautiful scenery. Enjoy a safari drive in search of the Asian elephant, a highlight for many during their tour through this fascinating teardrop isle.

  • Polonnaruwa - Meet the Monkeys

    Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and the monkeys that occupy the area. These impressive ruins have been carefully preserved and have attracted groups of three diurnal primates. Get up close with these cheeky animals and learn about their behaviour.

  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City

    The ancient city of Polonnaruwa dates from the 10th century AD. Originally planned as an expression and statement of imperial power, the city was eventually abandoned in 1288. Many of the remains are still in excellent condition.

  • Sigiriya Rock

    The Sigiriya rock rises majestically from the jungle floor. It is famous for its ‘mirror wall’, so called because of its highly polished surface. Half-way up there are galleries with frescoes in brilliant tempera. Sigirya dates from the 5th century AD.

  • Temple of the Tooth

    This evening you will visit The Temple of the Tooth. The stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself.

  • Trek the Knuckles Mountain Range

    Explore the Knuckles Mountain Range on this full day trek. A local tracker will guide you through the Knuckles Forest Reserve, hiking the Corbett’s Gap Viewpoint track.

  • Visit to an Artist's Home in Kandy

    Meet with Ranju the artist during an intimate visit to his studio in Kandy. Gain an intimate insight into Sri Lanka's budding art scene and the artist behind some extraordinary pieces.

Location

Sigiriya, Kandy, Dickoya

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your vacation