Visit the Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla and climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress; visit a spice garden and enjoy a cooking lesson to learn more about local Sri Lankan cuisine; and explore the historic old town of Colombo on a walking tour. This independent discovery journey stays at 5-star properties throughout to give you a taste of Sri Lanka in style, including an extraordinary stay at a restored ancestral manor house and a luxurious tree house style property.

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Explore Sri Lanka's ancient cities

Relax at the coastal town of Trincomalee

A cooking class at the Kandyan Manor

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Day by day Itinerary

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Day 1

Colombo - Negombo

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Negombo - Kandalama

Travel to Kandalama via Dambulla to visit the Rock Cave Temple. Housing some of the most unique and exquisite cave art and statues of Lord Buddha, this is one of region's most impressive sites. (B)

Day 3


This morning explore the ramparts and moats surrounding the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climb the steps to the top for spectacular views. Afterwards visit Polonnaruwa, the island’s medieval capital. Return to Kandalama. (B)

Day 4


Visit Anuradhapura, the first capital and the grandest city of ancient Ceylon. Return to Kandalama. (B)

Day 5

Kandalama - Trincomalee

Continue your journey to Trincomalee. On arrival the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 6


Explore the city of Trincomalee. (B)

Day 7


Today is at your leisure. (B)

Day 8

Trincomalee - Kandy

Depart the coast for Kandy. En route stop at Matale and visit a spice garden. Learn the therapeutic values of spices and processes over a refreshing cup of herbal tea. (B)

Day 9


Experience a cooking lesson and prepare typical Sri Lankan dishes. Your host will take you to a local market before returning to the manor to lean the traditional methods of cooking. This afternoon explore Kandy followed by a cultural show in the evening. (B)(L)

Day 10

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

En route to Nurawa Eliya visit a tea plantation and a tea factory. (B)

Day 11

Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. The town is surrounded by windy roads and blankets of tea plantations, dotted with British colonial architecture. There is also the option to jump on a bike and pedal along the banks of the lake. (B)

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