Day 1 ColomboMake your own way to Colombo where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Arrive at your hotel in Colombo where, the rest of the day is at leisure. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner at a local restaurant where you’ll eat traditional Sri Lankan food. Meals included: D
Day 2 Colombo - Habarana
After breakfast, a short sightseeing tour will introduce you to the highlights of Colombo. Grand colonial-era buildings and Buddhist temples rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers and high-end boutiques.
We will then head to Habarana. This afternoon, we will visit Minneriya National Park, which is home to deer, leopards and elephants.Meals included: B,D
Day 3 Sigiriya & Minneriya
Today we visit Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka’s seven World Heritage sites in the island’s Cultural Triangle. Later, we’ll visit the ancient Hiriwaduna Buddhist Temple before crossing a jungle rivulet by catamaran to reach a farmer’s ‘wattle and daub’ house.Meals included: B,D
Day 4 Habarana - at Leisure
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s cities and you can discover more on this mornings optional excursion here.
This afternoon there’s an optional excursion to Dambulla cave temples that contain more than 150 images of Buddha. Alternatively, take the day to explore at your own pace.Meals included: B,D
Day 5 Anuradhapura
Today we’ll visit unesco-listed Anuradhapura, the first capital and the grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka.Meals included: B,D
Day 6 Habarana - Kandy
This morning we head to Kandy via the aromatic Matale Spice Gardens.Meals included: B,D
Day 7 Kandy
Kandy was the last royal capital of Sri Lanka and the Royal Botanical Gardens at nearby Peradeniya are a delight to explore. The famous Tooth Relic of Buddha can also be found in Kandy and this afternoon we’ll visit the temple. For lunch you’ll visit the Sthree Café which serves fresh vegetarian cuisine, providing a traditional Sri Lankan dining experience.Meals included: B,L,D
Day 8 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya, which we reach by a combination of train and road, is the home of Ceylon tea. Visit a tea plantation and enjoy a tasting.Meals included: B,D
Day 9 Nuwara Eliya - Beruwala
We arrive in Beruwala today, where you can spend the next three days at leisure. On day 11, you might choose to join an optional morning yoga session and later that day we offer a special optional dinner.Meals included: B,D
Day 10 Galle
We’ll take a city tour of Galle today before visiting the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. This evening we’ll enjoy a farewell barbecue dinner on the beach with unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.Meals included: B,D
Days 11 - 13 Colombo - DepartureYour tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers Meals included: B
Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps with little or no hand rails to offer assistance.