Highlights of Sri Lanka for Solo Travellers – 17 days Fully Inclusive Group Tour – Departing 22 November 2024

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Departing 22 November 2024

Highlights of Sri Lanka for Solo Travellers

Negombo (1N) – Sigiriya (3N) – Kandy (2N) – Nuwara Eliya (2N) – Yala National Park (2N) – Galle (2N) – Colombo (2N)

From stunning scenery to amazing architecture, Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise. Marvel at magnificent temples, see the Rock Fortress at Sigiriya, see elephants at Yala National Park and explore the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura. Our Highlights of Sri Lanka tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
  • Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

  • Included Meals

    Breakfasts: 14 , Lunches: 13 , Dinners: 14

  • Flights

    International flights and current taxes

  • Accommodation

    14 nights in 4 star accommodation

  • Group Tour

    Max Group Size: 28

  • Physical Rating 2

    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.


Fly To Colombo
Fly overnight to Colombo. On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel in the coastal town of Negombo, a short drive from Colombo.
Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress
Journey to Sigiriya and explore the magnificent Lion Rock Fortress, built by King Kasyapa. Later visit the world-renowned Heavenly Maiden frescoes.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Discover Polonnaruwa
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Polonnaruwa, which was the former capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 12th century and is home to well preserved stupas, frescoes and statues. While here, explore the rock temples at Gal Vihara and the Vatadage, an ancient structure with elaborate stone carvings, before returning to Sigiriya.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel to the World Heritage city of Anuradhapura, one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated ancient cities. Whilst here, visit the Sri Mada Bodhi Bo tree, over 2000 years old; the Ruwanweliseya dagoba and the Samadhi Buddha statue. Visit the Isurumuniya rock temple to visit its rock carvings dating back to the 3rd century BC.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Spice Gardens & Kandy
Travel to the Buddhist city of Kandy visiting the Dambulla Rock Temple, which dates back to the 1st Century BC. Visit a spice garden and witness a cookery demonstration in Matale. Continue to Kandy.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Explore Kandy
Visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens before continuing to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world. We also explore the remains of the Royal Palace which is now the National Museum. Later, witness a cultural dance show with dinner in the evening.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nuwara Eliya
Travel to Nuwara Eliya by train, through the world’s most picturesque scenery to the city known as Sri Lanka’s little England. On arrival you will check-in and relax for the rest of the afternoon.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
City Tour of Nuwara Eliya
Travel to the Elephant Transit Home located near Udawalawe National Park, where abandoned baby elephants are cared for before they are released into the park. Continue to Yala, Sri Lanka’s premiere national park.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Yala National Park
Drive to Yala National Park, home to a large number of elephants, leopards, sambhur, wild buffalo and over 130 bird species. Enroute visit Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, established by the Department of Wildlife Conservation for orphaned elephants.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Yala National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon jeep safaris around the park. It is home to elephants, deer and the elusive leopards, of which one of the world’s largest populations can be found.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Depart Yala and drive to Ahungalla. On the way, stop and visit the Hummanaya Blow Hole, Mulkirigala Rock Temple and Dikwella Wewurukannala Temple. After lunch stop to view the stilt fisherman at Welligama. Upon arrival in Ahungalla, check into your hotel for a two night stay.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Discover Galle
Drive to Galle for a tour of the city. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Dutch Fort, Galle Lighthouse and Dutch Reformed Church. Also known as Galle Fort, the Dutch Fort is one of the best preserved examples of 17th Century colonial fortifications in the world. Return to Ahungalla in the evening.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel to Colombo, stopping at Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery en route. The hatchery is home to Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Explore Colombo
Embark on a city tour of Colombo this morning. Explore the Fort district, the historic centre of the city. Wander through Pettah Market. Visit the Dutch Church of Wolvendaal, dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, a major pilgrimage site for Buddhist devotees, and Colombo’s finest museums. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fly Colombo To New Zealand
Fly to New Zealand arriving home the same or following day.
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