Circle Sri Lanka Itinerary

From Anuradhapura city to the Polonnaruwa ruins, Sigiriya rock to Mirissa and Galle to Colombo – this fun, relaxing and culture-rich tour of Sri Lanka shows you the very best of this beautiful island.

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      USD $1,805
      CAD $1,830
      AUD $1,905
      EUR €1,260
      GBP £1,140
      NZD $2,255
      ZAR R17,335
      CHF FR1,555
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Circle Sri Lanka.

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Day 1 Negombo

Arrive in Negombo where this Circle Sri Lanka tour gets underway. Find a comfortable perch to watch the fishing boats heading out to sea, stroll along the beach to see the daily catch drying in the sun or perhaps settle in to a beachside restaurant and enjoy a fresh seafood feast.
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Days 2-3 Anuradhapura

Take a guided cycle tour around the ruins of Anuradhapura city, an important ancient site, and visit the sacred Bo Tree, a symbol of the beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
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Day 4 Polonnaruwa

Enjoy a bicycle ride through the well-preserved, ancient Polonnaruwa ruins. Visit the famous reclining granite Buddha.
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Day 5 Dambulla Caves/Sigiriya

The tour continues to the celebrated Dambulla Caves and then on to Sigiriya rock, an impressive fortress built as a royal citadel atop a 200m-high rock. Hike to the summit and be rewarded with magnificent views.
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Days 6-7 Kandy

Sniff out fragrant herb gardens en route to Kandy. Join pilgrims as they visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic and be entertained by a traditional dance performance.
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Days 8-10 Bandarawela/Haputale

Head to the cool, green climes of the Bandarawela highlands. Learn the secrets of local cuisine and enjoy relaxing walks through lush tea plantations.
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Days 11-12 Mirissa

Soak up the sun, relax on the beach and take a dip in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa. Perhaps hire a bike and ride to nearby fishing villages.
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Day 13 Galle

Explore the colonial city of Galle and watch the sunset from the ramparts of the town's fort.
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Days 14-15 Colombo

Say goodbye to the lovely south coast and travel to Colombo. Catch up on some last minute shopping before bidding farewell to magical Sri Lanka.
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