Ceylon Essential Trail - Italian

General information

5 days and 4 nights
Sri Lanka (Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Pinnawala, Colombo)
Sri Lanka (Colombo)


A short and intense itinerary that will transmit the essence of Sri Lanka to you. In a few days you will discover the history, culture, traditions and spirituality that you meet on the shining island.


Standard Hotels (Private Tour)
Full Board 3 Stars
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Superior Hotels (Private Tour)
Full Board 4 Stars
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Deluxe Hotels (Private Tour)
Full Board 5 Stars
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Day 1:

Colombo – Habarana
Arrival at the international airport in Colombo, formalities for entry and baggage claim. Meeting with guide and transfer to Habarana. Lunch during the transfer ...
Arrival and accommodation in private rooms in the chosen hotel.
The afternoon is devoted to a Village Safari Tour, interesting experience that will allow you to put you in contact with the rural life of the local population. The excursion will be done using the local usual means, you begin to edge of the typical tuk tuk, you continue on bullock carts and then a boat ride. (Optional, on request possibility of Elephant Back Safari).
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla.

Day 2:

Breakfast. Morning excursion to the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Located 300 meters high, was built on top of a monolith of red stone that dominates a harmonious set of gardens. The palace built on the summit is reached by a narrow staircase that winds through the huge paws of a stone lion. Lunch during the excursion.
In the afternoon excursion to Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Sri Lanka. Architectural complex consisting of temples, palaces and a beautiful swimming pool in the shape of a lotus flower.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla.

Day 3:

Habarana - Kandy
Breakfast. Departure to Kandy, stopping along the way to visit the Dambulla Cave Temples, religious-historical place where they are kept in five different caves 150 Buddha statues. Dambulla is believed to have been founded in the first century BC King Vattaganemani.
Continuation and stop at the farm of Matale, to discover the fragrant spices of the island and also where you will be offered a massage with herbs (head or feet) lasting 10 minutes.
Arrival in Kandy, accommodation .
Afternoon visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha, containing the most revered relic in Sri Lanka, and retaining extraordinary testimonies of the past with its greatest symbol of Buddhism. Before returning to the hotel, stopping to watch a performance of local cultural dances. Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 4:

Kandy - Colombo
Breakfast. Visit the beautiful gardens Botanical Peradenya, located 6 km from Kandy which extend over an area of 60 acres. These gardens are considered among the richest in the world for the variety of ornamental species and spices that host.
After continuing for Pinnawela Orphanage, famous for the elephant orphanage who are lost from the wild. Lunch in a restaurant in Pinnawela. Afternoon transfer to Colombo. Arrival and brief tour of the country's commercial capital.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Colombo.

Day 5:

Colombo - Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flights to return to the city of origin.
End of services.

Price includes

- Overnights in selected or similar hotels.
- Full board in restaurants and hotels (from the first-day dinner to the last-day breakfast).
- Transportation with a / c vehicles with Italian speaking driver-guide throughout the tour.
- Entrance Fees for visits as scheduled.
- Welcome drink and refreshing towels in all hotels.
- Tickets for the cultural show in Kandy
- Local taxes

Price does not include

- The entry visa in the country.
- Medical health insurance.
- Tips and gratuities of a personal nature.
- Everything not mentioned in the fee includes.