Journey through Sri Lanka
The Arabs who visited Sri Lanka when it was part of the Silk Road between Europe and China named it Serendib, a name that we co~opted to make our own word, serendipity. Sri Lanka the ‘happy accident’, the ‘unexpected pleasure’. What better way to describe the beautiful but vertiginous drop at World’s End in Horton Plains?
- Bathe an elephant at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
- Cook up a storm in Anuradhapura
- Sip on a cup of what many consider to be the world’s best tea at Nuwara Eliya
- Spot wild leopards from the bar in Chaaya Wild resort, boasting 360 degree views
- Practise your haggling skills at Pettah Bazaar in Colombo
- Day 1 Negombo
Our local representative greets you on arrival, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel on the Indian Ocean.Jetwing Lagoon
- Day 2 Pinnawela ~ Anuradhapura
Meet the locals at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, home to more than 80 of these gentle giants. Climb the Sigiriya (Lion Rock) fortress, a 5th century citadel of a fugitive king carved out of a boulder. Enjoy an evening folk dance.Ulagalla Resort
- Day 3 Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura is the first capital and grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka. Pay your respects at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo~Tree), the oldest historically documented tree in the world. Take an evening climb up Mihinthale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.Ulagalla Resort
- Day 4 Anuradhapura ~ Kandy
Learn the tricks of Sri Lankan cooking with a private lesson. On our way to Kandy we visit the World Heritage Dambulla cave temple, built in the 1st century BC by King Walagambahu.Theva Residency
- Day 5 Kandy
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. Your private tour traces its origins from the seat of the Kotte Royal bloodline to the British colonial administration. Orchid lovers will particularly enjoy the famous Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.Theva Residency
- Day 6 Kandy ~ Nuwara Eliya
Depart Kandy for the popular hill resort, Nuwara Eliya. The cool, misty mountain climate is home to what many consider to be the world’s best tea. Judge for yourself before unwinding at your boutique hotel.Ammaya Langdale
- Day 7 Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains is rich with wildlife, including the sambar deer, purple~faced langur monkeys and the endangered red slender loris. Stand at World’s End, where the earth literally drops away (more than a kilometre straight down) at your feet.
Walking time: 3 hours ~ You’ll need to be in good health for the walk to World's End as it involves walking on un−even paths.Ammaya Langdale
- Day 8 Yala
Visit the small, but beautiful mountain village of Ella en route to Yala National Park, where you’ll stay at the Chaaya Wild Resort.Yala makes for some impressive wildlife viewing including elephants, wild boar, buffalo, crocodiles and the Sinhalese leopard.Chaaya Wild Resort
- Day 9 Yala ~ Galle
Travel to Galle in the morning and check into your hotel by the beach. Then explore Galle on a city tour.The Fortress Resort and Spa
- Day 10 Galle
The nature of Galle is indivisible from its vast fortress, built first by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later extended by the Dutch and British. On the south-eastern tip of the island, the 90 acre complex was of enormous strategic value to successive colonial powers.The Fortress Resort and Spa
- Day 11 Galle ~ Colombo
After travelling from Galle, there’s time for shopping and sightseeing around Colombo. Your accommodation is the Zylan Luxury Villas, located in the heart of Colombo. Enjoy a final dinner together as we look back on our journey through the ‘Tear Drop Isle’.Zylan Luxury Villas
- Day 12 Colombo
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.Hotels listed are subject to availability. Your hotels will be confirmed at time of booking.
Journey through Sri Lanka
Getting there and away
This tour starts and ends in Colombo. Your arrival and departure airport is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
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Discover more about pricing, accommodation and what's on offer for each Peregrine Reserve tour.
- Airport meet and greet service
- Reserve leader
- All entrance fees to national parks and the elephant orphanage
- Additional local guides at some sites
- Quality transport
- All meals
- Drinks many evenings
- Snacks, bottled water and tips along the way
- Quality accommodation
- Domestic flights where indicated
- Park fees and permits
- Folk dance exhibition
- Cookery demonstration
- International flights
- Airport taxes
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The price of your journey will vary depending on whether you wish to book a group departure, or take a private journey.