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Sri Lanka cocktail tour

Sri Lanka cocktail tour includes the entire circuit of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle with Sri Lanka's tea country, Sri Lanka's south coast as well as the west coast beaches. This customizable 7 days private tour itinerary includes the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy.

Tour also includes wildlife safari at Minneriya national park, relaxation on the palm-fringed west coast beaches, walking tour of medieval Fort of Galle, Tea gardens, Spice Garden, Sri Lanka hill country, the Royal Botanic Gardens and many more. Towards the end of the trip, you can relax on the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka's west coast. The trip includes a round-trip with a private, air-conditioned, luxury vehicle and a dedicated driver/guide starting from Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel in Colombo.


Places you visit on this trip


Highlights

  • Touring Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.
  • Village tour in Sigiriya to see the typical Sri Lankan village life (Bullock cart ride, TUK TUK ride etc).
  • Learn to cook in Sri Lankan way with a village housewife and learn to cook a delicious Sri Lankan lunch.
  • Experience Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage while visiting thousands of years old monuments.
  • Hop-on hop-off tour through the ancient city of  Polonnaruwa.
  • Take a 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of the Sigiriya rock fortress.
  • Trek to the Ramboda plateau and have a closer look at the mighty Ramboda waterfall.
  • Walking through the Spice Garden while learning about herbal trees and plants and spices.
  • Walk in the Tea plantations and Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya, Gregory lake, Vitoria park and many more.
  • Explore breathtaking southern Sri Lanka beaches such as Hikkaduwa from your beach resort.
  • Explore the breathtaking scenery in Sri Lanka's hill country.
  • Wildlife safari at Minneriya national park to see wild animals.
  • White water rafting in Kitulgala with our expert rafters.
  • 2 hours guided rainforest trek and bird watching tour.
  • Walking tour of Galle rock fortress.
  • Boat tour at Madu River estuary (explore mangrove lagoon, cinnamon island and ancient temple).
  • Relax on the palm-fringed West coast beaches.
  • Our guide will stop at a fruit stall where dozens of tropical (local) fruits are been sold such as Payapa, Pasion fruit, Avocado, Pineapple, jack-fruit, mangosteen, mango, Durian etc.
  • You can take part in charity work with us (for a few hours) and distribute some good among the needy people. We have already organized the material required for them.

Is this trip right for you?

  • The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeing) allowing you to make it at your own pace.
  • This 7 days trip packs a lot in. It’s one of the most popular Sri Lanka tours, we run in our Original style, perfect for those, who look for a one week trip and a desire to do the most with it. If you are after a more leisurely trip in Sri Lanka or a shorter trip please check our other tour itineraries.
  • Sri Lanka can get extremely hot in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours, city tours early in the morning or afternoon, when it’s cooler, remember to keep water on you and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
  • Part of travelling with Seerendipity means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We visit a number of temples on this trip and to enter them you must have clothes that cover to wrists and below the knee. Same times you have to remove the head covers and shoes upon entering the temple. Please click here to know more about the rules and regulations pertaining to Sri Lanka temple visits.

Hotels

The trip can be booked with 2 categories of hotels as follows. You can choose the prefered accommodation category depending on your requirement on the booking page. If you wish to book the tour with more luxurious hotels such as 5-star hotels please get in touch with us. 

  • 3* category of accommodation
  • 4* category of accommodation

Trip includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in standard hotels- Sigiriya  (2 nights), Kandy (1 night), Nuwara Eliya (1 night), Bentota (2 nights)
  • Meal plan H/B basis (daily breakfast and dinner included at hotel)
  • Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • An Ayurveda spa treatment
  • Guided walking tour of Nuwara Eliya
  • 2 Hours guided rainforest trek and bird watching
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide for the entire tour (please inquire for other languages)
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
  • Ceylon tea trail
  • All Entrance fees for the below sites
    • Anuradhapura
    • Sigiriya rock fortress, Sigiriya paintings, Sigiriya museum
    • Pinnawala elephant orphanage
    • Dambulla golden cave temple
    • Polonnaruwa historical city and historical museum
    • Tooth relic temple and Kandy museum
    • Kandyan cultural show
    • Whitewater rafting 
    • Peradeniya botanical garden
    • Spice garden with a serving of herbal drink
    • Tea factory and tea tasting
    • Take part in a cooking class and later sample delicious local lunch
    • All-inclusive Minneriya national park safari (with jeep hire)
  • All current taxes
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Dinner (6)

Trip excludes

  • Sri Lanka visa-related fees
  • Any others expense not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

Book now & pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay as you begin the trip. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


Best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a 10% discount to it.


No hidden fees

The price you see on the product pages is the exact same price that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees and taxes such as hotel supplements, transport supplements, GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc.


Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats, available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

COVID-19 special information

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are required they are provided by Seerendipity tours
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

For more information or changes to the itinerary please write to us at admin@seerendipitytours.com.


Important notes

1. A Single Supplement is available on this trip and is valid for all nights of the tour with the exception.
2. In the wet season, we occasionally need to alter the length and itinerary of the Hill Country hike due to weather conditions.
3. PASSPORT DETAILS: Full passport details are required for the train journey. Without them, we cannot purchase train tickets. Please advise them at the time of booking.


Trip Map

classical tour 7 days map

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 7:00 am

COLOMBO / ANURADHAPURA / SIGIRIYA

You will be met and warmly greeted by your personal chauffeur guide at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and drive to Anuradhapura and Sigiriya (Approx. 4-5 hours journey),

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is the most ancient capital of Sri Lanka dates back to 3rd Century BC. This archaeological zoo hides hundreds of historical monuments such as temples, palaces, Buddha statues, gardens. After the Anuradhapura city tour proceed to hotel in Sigiriya.

Late afternoon safari at Minneriya national park.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Meals Included

Dinner

Day 2

Time : 7:00 am

SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After leisurely breakfast leave for Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa.

Sigiriya

Morning: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit rocky abode and water gardens, a UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World).

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At the Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya Site between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane

Visit Polonnaruwa ancient city after the trek to Sigiriya rock fortress

Polonnaruwa

Later, early afternoon visit Polonnaruwa historical city. The Polonnaruwa city tour lasts around 2 hours.

Afterward Sigiriya village tour and cooking class to experience typical Sri Lankan village life and learn to cook in Sri Lankan way.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

DAMBULLA / KANDY

After the breakfast leave for the hotel in Kandy, En-route,

Stop At Dambulla, and Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO world heritage site), a batik factory and a spice garden where you can see the best spices in Sri Lanka, duration: 2 hours,

Dambulla Cave Temple

Morning: Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO world heritage site), a batik factory and a spice garden where you can see the best spices in Sri Lanka.
duration: 2 hours.

Later visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Afternoon: You will do the city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, Kandyan cultural show duration: 1 hour.

Kandy Lake

You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary and more.

Overnight stay in Kandy

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4

Time : 9:00 am

KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

After the breakfast leave for a sightseeing tour of Kandy, and proceed to Nuwara Eliya En-route,

Royal Botanical Gardens

Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, one of the best botanical gardens in Asia,
duration: 1 hour.

Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka

Trek to the Ramboda waterfalls and enjoy the beauty of nature, duration: 30 minutes.

Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

On completion of this visit, you will drive to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a tea plantation and tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced, duration: 2 hours

Nuwara Eliya sightseeing tour

Explore Nuwara Eliya on a walking tour with our guide. The places to visit includes gregory lake, downtown Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya market, Gregory Lake, Victoria park.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Time : 8:00 am

NUWARA ELIYA/ BENTOTA

After the breakfast leave for Beach hotel in Bentota, en-route.

Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery while stopping at 2 waterfalls along the way.

En route stop at Kitulgala for a Whitewater rafting and guided rainforest trek.

Overnight stay in Bentota

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6

Time : 9:00 am

BENTOTA / GALLE / BENTOTA

After breakfast, leave for Galle for a half-day sightseeing tour, En-route visit Galle fortress, Bentota beach, Madu river estuary and Sea turtle conservation centre, duration of the trip 6 hours

Overnight stay in Bentota

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7

BENTOTA / COLOMBO

After breakfast, you will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel on the beach for an extended beach stay,
duration: 2 hour.

End of the trip

Meals Included

Breakfast

End of the cocktail tour

  1. :

    If you want a deep immersion in Sri Lanka’s history, sights and cultural practices, this trip is a must. Gayan is an excellent guide and he will open your eyes to the country in a unique and memorable way.

  2. :

    A fantastic Sri Lanka trip and includes most important places of the island. A good balance of different experiences! Highly reccomended. Our tour guide Silva was absolutely brilliant!

  3. :

    Excellent Sri Lanka trip, thoroughly enjoyed it, everything was perectly organized. Itinerary was busy but had a good mix of some leisure time in between. Travelled with an amazing private guide and he was well aware of the safety protocl to be followed. Our guide was excellent, he made the trip unforgettable. I will never forget his lovely smile and giggle. Thank you Seerendipity.

  4. :

    We had an amazing Sri Lanka private family trip. Loved visitng ancient monuments, te gardens, walking, and glamping nightwith kids. Our tour guide, Gayan, really went the extra mile with everything, even organising a surprise birthday party for my youngest kid in a beach restaurant,- with cake, balloons and fireworks! We felt very safe during teh trip and even we have forgotten the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. :

    Our first trip after long rest due to COVID-19. Instead of the lazy holiday, book and sit in a Hotel for a week, we wanted to get out and see bit of Sri Lanka on a private tour, and enjoy, the Culture, wildlife, nature, and most importantly the Food.

  6. :

    This trip was fantastic. Hotels are still largely empty and did not see many tourists in popular tourist places. Gamini was our personal driver/guide and he was an excellent tour guide. If you’re considering it, do it.

  7. :

    Sri Lankan was promised as the land like no other which proved to be 100% accurate. A truely beautiful country and the friendliest most welcoming people we have ever experienced.

  8. :

    Seerendipity is a perfect local company that does not rip off your wallet. This entire private tour with the luxury vehicle would have cost twice as much as what I paid for Seerendipity if I booked in my home country. Well organised tour guides who know and understand all aspects of this country’s many communities. The opportunity to be part of the everyday life of the locals was the best experience for me. Travel, accommodation, food and safety all addressed.

  9. :

    The country is small but has an unprecedented diversity. The cocktail tour was amazing! I can’t recommend it too highly – we had so many different and delightful sights, activities, tastes and experiences.

  10. :

    It was fantastic with food distribution for the little ones. But I felt sorry for the little ones, however, I felt happy because I have done something to make them happy. It was the main highlight for me on this trip. Thank you for giving me such a nice experience. Excellent trip with a very knowledgeable guide, worth every penny.

  11. :

    An absolute must. Great way to see the main sights of Sri Lanka but also includes many things you would never know about/be able to do by yourself

  12. :

    Good trip but rain bothered us a lot. If it had been less rain we could have enjoyed more. Good hotels, guide, vehicle.

  13. :

    Excellent trip and worth for money.

  14. :

    What is a lack in this 7 days trip is leisure, there is a lot of sightseeing, and tourist attractions but very limited time to relax on the beach

  15. :

    Our trip to Sri Lanka was much, much more than we ever expected! Beautiful people, amazing places and the food is a curry lovers dream. I can’t recommend our trip enough!

  16. :

    Nice trip

  17. :

    A great introduction to Sri Lanka covering all the major sights whilst getting to go “off piste” at times

  18. :

    Sri Lanka cocktail tour worth every penny! We saw and learnt so much through the entire trip about this beautiful country…very nice private trip with a comfortable vehicle and private driver/guide.

  19. :

    A lot of travelling within 7 days, however, we have seen a lot of things in Sri Lanka.

  20. :

    I have already put everything on record and just need to rest, before catching the plane back to Australia. Please send me a copy of the review I have just written for you an to you. Many thanks Seerendipity

  21. :

    Excellent 7 days with a mix of culture, nature, history and nice beaches. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and I felt very safe with our caring guide. A very comfortable vehicle, hotels and good food.

  22. :

    The driver tried to rip-off our wallet by charging extra for the Kandyan cultural show, but we opposed it and later he gave up his malicious intention. It was part of the trip.

  23. :

    I had an awesome time with a cocktail tour! The food, scenery, culture and people were amazing and everyone was so hospitable! It’s definitely worth doing.

  24. :

    We did not want to visit temples during the trip because they asked us to remove the headcover. But we were not given back what we paid for the entrance tickets of those temples.

  25. :

    An excellent trip for a family, our kids enjoyed a lot. There are many interesting activities for kids like watching animals, running in parks, exploring tea country, boating in Nuwara Eliya. We wanted to have a surprise for our kids, thanks to the 7 days trip it was fulfilled. Hotels and service are very kids friendly and safe too. Very good organization.

  26. :

    Best of Sri Lanka showed exactly that! Had a very knowledgeable tour guide and the experiences.

  27. :

    It was my first trip to Sri Lanka and I was very very inquisitive how it would turn to be. The trip turns out to be one of our best trips ever. Very affordable, good hotels, good service and very comfortable, most of all you have the maximum privacy.

  28. :

    Excellent trip

  29. :

    We loved the entire trip and experience of mixing with Sri Lankan’s. We found the locals to be warm and friendly everywhere we went. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone that loves immersing themselves in the local culture and enjoy Sri Lankan curries and roti’s.

  30. :

    Amazing week with Kusum, our private guide and driver. A great, supported way to see the highlights in Sri Lanka.

  31. :

    I had a really great time on the Sri Lankan Cocktail tour. Saw lots, did lots and all made very easy by Seerendipity. Our family got on really well which helped with the experience. Our guided (Sameera) was fantastic and always in hand if we needed anything.

  32. :

    Excellent family trip with plenty of activities for kids such as safari. Every day the Kids had plenty of times to play in the resort. Our guide was very good and helpful. the trip was very comfortable with him. Good hotels, meals and nice vehicle.

  33. :

    Sri Lanka hill country was very beautiful and cool climate is very favourable for a holiday.

  34. :

    Great way to see this beautiful and friendly country.

  35. :

    A very interesting tour itinerary with plenty of activities. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with a lot of cultural and historical attractions as well as natural attractions.

  36. :

    excellent trip thoroughly enjoyed Sri Lanka, so much to see in such a small island. The itinerary was busy but had a good mix of some leisure time in between. The trip was perfectly planned for us with maximum privacy, dedicated vehicle and driver, what a nice way to travel in a holiday destination like Sri Lanka. Rohan our guide was excellent, he made the trip unforgettable. I would highly recommend the trip. Thank you Seerendipity.

  37. :

    We could not enjoy the trip at its best, unfortunately, it had been raining. good guide, hotel and vehicle.

  38. :

    It was very busy in teh beginning and things got a bit calmer and laid back in the end. A lot of temples and a lot of rice and curry… The walking tour too laid back. We thought it was going to be more challenging. Overall a good trip

  39. :

    An amazing trip which packed so much into one week but also included a plenty of leisure time. A perfect mix of city and country experiences. Our driver/guide, Kuma, went out of his way to ensure we saw the “real” Sri Lanka and interacted with the local people. Thank you Kuma! Sri Lanka needs tourists to return so if you are thinking of going do it now, Sri Lankan people will reward you with amazing hospitality and smiles!

  40. :

    The perfect program to see the beautiful country, and you have the maximum privacy and our guide (Kusum) was very flexible and he made our tour memorable. Good hotel, Good food and nice vehicle.

  41. :

    This tour has a very exciting blend of nature, culture, wildlife as well as a bit of adventure. The white water rafting was a very good experience. Good guide and good middle-class hotels with delicious food.

  42. :

    Really enjoyed the trip. Our driver/guide Thushan was a passionate ambassador for Sri Lanka- he was interesting, informative, fun, patient and went out of his way to ensure it was a fascinating trip. The hikes up Sigiriya rock, and through the tea plantations were an absolute highlight. It is a country of amazing beauty and history, and the people were incredibly friendly and welcoming.

  43. :

    The tour booked directly with the local company in Colombo and it was very affordable. If we booked the trip in our home country through a Belgium tour operator we surely would have paid 2 times more. very nice trip and very well organized.

  44. :

    A very good trip, very knowledgeable guide

  45. :

    Our driver-guide (Sarath) was very good and he made our trip memorable.

  46. :

    One of the best private trips that we ventured on recently. very interesting itinerary with history, culture, nature and wildlife. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with a lot of green, friendly people and delicious cuisine. Very good guide and very good service. Highly recommendable trip.

  47. :

    We had an amazing time. Loved cycling, walking, and sightseeing. Our tour guide, Kumara really went the extra mile with everything, even organising a surprise birthday party at a beach restaurant for my husband,- with cake, balloons and flower decorations!

  48. :

    The tour is nice and well planned with good accommodation food and service

  49. :

    The cocktail tour was carefully crafted to present a wonderful tour inclusive of culture, history, adventure, interaction, scenery, relaxation, food and people. Every piece had a purpose which fell all into place.

  50. :

    I feel you need a few more days to do this trip, because there is a lot to di and see withing 7 days.

  51. :

    Sri Lanka cocktail tour is a great trip with a mixture of history, culture, relaxation, instagram worthy views and local experiences. I had such a great time and have made memories I will cherish forever.

  52. :

    Very happy with the trip

  53. :

    Very well organized trip with a very experienced friendly guide. Good hotel, interesting tour itinerary, good food.

  54. :

    A brilliant trip with a wide range of activities that take you all around Sri Lanka from trekking through the tea plantations, climbing Lion Rock, a cooking demonstration at a local’s house, scenic hill country ride as well as relaxing on a beautiful beach. Our guide, Malan, was brilliant and without him we would not have had as an amazing a time as we did. Would definitely recommend this trip -it won’t dissapoint!

  55. :

    The trip is good but there should be more time in the beach resort for leisure.

  56. :

    Good tour itinerary

  57. :

    On the day we visited Sigiriya our driver/guide asked us to get up at 05.00 AM. We did not like it but did not have any other option.

  58. :

    wanted to have more free time on the trip, but did not work because we had to see a lot and travel a lot.

  59. :

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with friendly people. Very good service and good hotels.

  60. :

    Very good trip lot of travelling

  61. :

    Very nice tour guide and very well planned Sri Lanka tour

  62. :

    We had to travel a lot with our 2 years kid and it was bit difficult for him and for us.

  63. :

    Seerendipity is a very genuine local company. Despite our booking without making any payment, they had arranged everything perfectly. We paid them at the airport however, everything had been organized as per the trip plan.

  64. :

    The Best of SriLanka tour was nothing short of INCREDIBLE!! From our Tour Guide to the locations visited, experiences had, and everything in between; a magnificent way to see the country! 1week of immersing within the culture exceeded all expectations …ticking-off yet another Bucket List item with only wonderful memories!

  65. :

    Interesting 7 days trip

  66. :

    We are on our first visit to this beautiful country, we are glad that we chose Sri Lanka for a trip.

  67. :

    Such a perfect way to experience the island of Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka is a wonderful country filled with wonderful people. Chandana was the most incredible guide who loves his country so much that he makes you love it too. It was so well organised, and Chandana and the whole staff ensured we had the best time and were taken care of every step and in every way.

  68. :

    An excellent introduction to a fascinating island: highly recommended.

  69. :

    Sri Lanka is a very beautiful country with history, culture, nature, wildlife and beautiful beaches.

  70. :

    An excellent and enjoyable trip. The vehicle was fantastic, clean, modern and perfect air-conditioning, the hotels were all to a good standard, and the guide was a star. Sri Lanka is a lush tropical paradise, and well worth a visit. The people are all friendly, the food and drink is cheap, and the sun always shines. Plus it’s full of loads of old stuff. What more could you want?

  71. :

    This trip is a great introduction to visiting the country for the first time. Friendly people, great food and stunning sights, from tea plantations to beach sunsets (no filter needed). Our driver/guide Thilan was fantastic. I just returned from Sri Lanka a couple of days ago, and would definitely return.

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