Explore the cultural heart of Sri Lanka and head up into the beautiful hill country. Perhaps climb the steps to the summit of Sigiriya Rock and view ancient rock paintings and stroll through the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa.
Suggested route & duration
• Nuwara Eliya
Days 1-2 An ideal addition to a Sri Lanka itinerary, Anuradhapura was the capital from the 4th Century B.C. and features well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.
Days 3-4 Habarana is a small town and a great base from which to explore the Cultural Triangle thanks to its central location – Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa are not too far away.
Day 5 Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second largest city is famed for not only its history and temples, but also for its tea, scenery and botanical gardens.
Days 6-7 For a quieter pace of life, Nuwara Eliya gives you that same tea plantation setting, but away from bustling city life. Here, everything is picturesque and relatively peaceful, providing the perfect spot for relaxation.
Car & driver
Exploring Sri Lanka in a private car with an English speaking driver guide really allows you to get the most out of this beautiful destination. You won’t be watching the road or a map; instead you’ll be gazing out of windows watching daily life in Sri Lanka pass by around you.
Allow your driver guide to enchant you with the history of the places you pass and each destination you visit. Enjoy the flexibility of travelling at your own pace – particularly perfect for families – and immerse yourself in the history and culture of this little island nation.
This itinerary is just a suggestion and we can create a car and driver itinerary that's unique to you. You can choose which hotel you stay in and the length of time you spend in each destination. You can also add a range of authentic and insightful experiences to enhance your Sri Lanka adventure; see p5 for a taste of what we offer.