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Sri Lanka Mini Highlights Tour

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Gal Vihare
  • Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
  • Giragama

4 DAYS from £349pp

Tour Highlights
  • Embark to the Sigiriya Rock Rock Fortress
  • Explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and the ruins of the Royal Palace
  • Visit Dambulla Rock temple, the spice gardens, lakes & bazaar in Kandy
  • Experience a cultural show & 'Pooja' (religious worship) at the Temples
  • Mesmerise at the elephants at the incredibly famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Sri Lanka Mini Highlights Tour

Our 3 nights/4 days mini highlights tour showcases some of great the wonders of Sri Lanka.

Tour Itinerary


On arrival in Colombo transfer to Sigiriya Hotel in Sigiriya for an evening meal and overnight stay.


An early morning exploration of Sigiriya Rock Fortress followed by breakfast, then a trip to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Witness the ruins of the Royal Palace, followed by stops at the Lotus Baths, Polonnaruwa Statue and Gal Vihara Statues of the Buddha. Return to Sigiriya Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


En route to Kandy, explore the Dambulla Rock Temple, the spice garden & house of batik painters. Take a tour of Kandy including a drive around the lake, followed by a visit to the bazaar, arts & crafts centre, gem museum & lapidary. Arrive at the Temple of Tooth Relic in time for 'Pooja' (religious worship) and cultural show. Dinner & overnight at the Topaz.


Enjoy the beautiful Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya then visit the tea factory in Giragama. Continue to the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage then on to Colombo where the tour ends. You will then be transferred to your beach hotel or to the airport for your return or onward flight.

Important Information


A visa is required for entry into Sri Lanka. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote "Mercury Holidays". The cost of the visa is from £63. The visas take around 10 working days to issue and are only valid for 3 months from the date of issue. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however, please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so make sure that you will not need it during this time. Alternatively, you can visit The High Commission of Sri Lanka at 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London, W2 2LU.


This tour will run with a minimum of 2 people.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UK - Arrive UK Price
01 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 £365
01 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020 £369
21 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 £385
01 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021 £385
16 Jan 2021 - 31 Mar 2021 £369
01 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021 £349

Single travellers and couples may not always travel as a group. If the hotels detailed are not available alternatives will be used of a similar standard. The tour may also be reversed but all sites mentioned and content will remain the same.

Flight Times

Depending on flight times, a night may need to be spent in Colombo prior to the tour or prior to departing for Maldives or Kerala (for extension in Maldives or Kerala). The cost is on Half Board is £119pp. Single supplement from £65 per night.

Fact File
  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 10-14 hours
  • Spoken Language(s): Sinhala, Tamil, English
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