Wildlife Paradise – 7 Nights 8 Days

This tour packs in all the essentials of Sri Lanka between beaches. It’s good to have the first night at a beach hotel in Negombo because it’s not far from the airport. The tour begins with a visit to the Cultural Triangle, where elephants roam the wild at the Nature Reserves. There’s culture galore the very next day with visits to the Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress and to the ancient rock cave temple at Dambulla on the way to the medieval kingdom of Kandy with a visit to the revered Temple of the Tooth. There’s a bird sanctuary in the middle of the town and another chance to see birds at the next stop, the colonial hill station of Nuwara Eliya. After trekking across Horton Plains it’s down to the Nature Reserve of Yala in the south before a final night on a beach at Mirissa, famed for whale watching.