SRi Lanka | Overland route
Recommended 4D5N starting at SG$675
Take in the picturesque views of endless tea plantations and visit culturally significant sites. Climb to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and overlook the region. Travel to the centre of Sri Lanka and see the greenest mountains and some of the most beautiful waterfalls of the country.
Day 00 | Friday
Fly Singapore 1950//2100 Colombo (suggested); Drive to Dambulla (4hr)
Day 01 | Saturday
Explore Dambulla Cave Temple; Drive to Kandy (±3hr); Explore Kandy
Day 02 | Sunday
Explore Kandy; Train to Nuwaraeliya (±1.5hr); Explore Nuwaraeliya; Drive to Dalhousie (±2hr)
Day 03 | Monday
0300 summit Adam's Peak (2243m); Drive to Ella (±3hr)
Day 04 | Tuesday
Explore mini Adam's Peak and Ella waterfalls; Drive to Colombo (±4hrs); Fly overnight Colombo 2320//Singapore 0730 (suggested)
Extra Info and Options
Guesthouses (other options available)
Extend 1 day for Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary
Extend 1 day for Yala National Park
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Kandy; Ella; Nuwura Eliya
Dambulla; Adam's Peak;
Sirigiya Rock Fortress
Mini Adam's Peak; Bamarakanda Falls; Diyaluma Falls
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