visiting temple: Yes, Please dress accordingly Transportation:: Private transport Pick-up location and time: Colombo, Negombo, Bentota, 0700 hrs Cancellation Policy: Full refund for on cancellation 24 hours before the trip
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Encounter historical monuments, cascading waterfalls, wild animals and pristine beaches on this laid-back 10 days through Sri Lanka.

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Finish: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ages: Min 15

Group size: Min 1, Max 16

Nature of tour: private

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Wander through the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy, which houses one of Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relics – a tooth of the Buddha
  • Explore the palm-tree beaches and streets of the west coast, perhaps even stopping for a massage along the way
  • Walk around the perimeter of the grassy Galle Fort, check out the gorgeous views, and grab an icy ginger drink at a cafe in town

This 10-days private tour offers the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka. Your customizable itinerary includes 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Galle fort and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy.

Visit a tea plantation, Spice Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens, plus enjoy a scenic train journey from Peradeniya to Nanuoya. And towards the end of the trip relaxing on the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka west coast. Includes round-trip private transport from Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel in Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Negombo.

Places you visit on this trip

Highlights

    • Touring Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle
    • Experience Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage while visiting thousands of years old monuments
    • Cycling through the ancient monuments in Polonnaruwa
    • Kandy sightseeing tour with Kandyan cultural show
    • Take a 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of Sigiriya rock fortress
    • Trek to the Ramboda plateau and have a closer look into 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, Victoria Park and many more.
    • Explore breathtaking southern Sri Lanka beaches such as Hikkaduwa from your beach resort
    • Explore the breathtaking Sri Lankan mountains
    • Wildlife safari of Yala national park in search of leopards, wild elephants, crocodiles, bear and other wild creatures with local guide and driver
    • 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

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.

Trip Includes

  • 9 nights accommodation on H/B basis at the four-star hotels
  • All Entrance fees and activity cost as per the tour itinerary
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur-guide for the entire tour (please inquire for other languages)
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
  • All governemnt taxes
  • Breakfast (9)
  • Dinner (9)

Trip Excludes

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

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, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

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Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 6:00 am

COLOMBO / ANURADHAPURA / SIGIRIYA

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

Stop At the Ancient City of Anuradhapura for the lunch break. Afternoon explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura and visit historical monuments.

After the Anuradhapura city tour proceed to hotel in Sigiriya.

Spend Overnight in Sigiriya.

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Dinner

Day 2

Time : 8:00 am

SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After leisurely breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.

Morning: Visit The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (UNESCO world heritage site) with approx. 2 hours drive.

Duration: 3 hours

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

Visit Sigiriya Sri Lanka Afternoon: 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).

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

SIGIRIYA/ DAMBULLA / KANDY

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

Stop At Dambulla Cave Temple, 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, duration: 1 hour.

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4

Time : 9:00 am

KANDY

After the breakfast leave for a sightseeing tour of Kandy

Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens

Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, one of the best botanical gardens in Asia, duration: 2 hours.

In the afternoon Kandy city tour and visit downtown Kandy, Gem museum, Kandy Lake.

Later in the day witness the spectacular Kandyan cultural show

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5

Time : 8:00 am

KANDY/NUWARA ELIYA

After the breakfast leave for Peradeniya railway station and take an early morning train to Nuwara Eliya. The rail journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya considered being one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. The train journey lasts around 4 hours.

In the afternoon Nuwara Eliya city tour

Enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya including a visit to Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, Tea garden/factory

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6

Time : 9:00 am

NUWARA ELIYA/YALA

After the breakfast leave for hotel in Yala, En-route stop at Ravana waterfall and Seetha amman temple. In the afternoon safari at Yala national park, 3 hours.

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7

YALA/GALLE/BENTOTA

After breakfast, leave for Bentota via Galle, En-route visit Galle fortress, Bentota beach, Madu river estuary and Sea turtle conservation centre, duration of the trip 4 hours

check-in and leisure in the beach resort

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8

BENTOTA

Leisure in the beach resort

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9

Bentota

Leisure in the beach resort

Accommodation

Standard 4* hotels

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10

BENTOTA / COLOMBO

After breakfast, you will be dropped off at the airport, duration: 1 hour.

Meals

Breakfast

End of the trip

  1. :

    We booked the classical tour because we need privacy and we wanted to do it as we wish. It was excellent as a preview to the country, it helped gain an understanding of the culture, money, exotic fruits, and various destinations. The only part of the trip l would shorten is the Spice garden, the spices were very interesting but it seemed to become more of a selling campaign with very high prices and a very long session. But this was the only thing, everything else was excellent.

  2. :

    Fantastic tour with cultural sites, historical monuments, wildlife reserves beaches and many many more. Fantastic 7 days with comfort and nice middle-class hotels. We found the price is very affordable and it is cheaper than the most other private torus offered leading tour operators. The rates of this trip are cheaper than the group rates of the same tour offered many leading tour operators. Thanks seerendipity

  3. :

    We wanted to have the privacy that’s why we booked it. Fantastic trip with all comfort and everything at our own pace. Our guide was very helpful moreover he is very knowledgable thanks sunny

  4. :

    If you are going to Sri Lanka, double check to ensure you book the tour with seerendipity, because their service is fantastic. They have the lowest rates without compromising quality. It was fantastic 10 days with a local guide, who was very knowledgable about all aspects of Sri Lankan life.

  5. :

    We wanted to have luxury, comfort and privacy the tour offered all of them. A great choice for anyone, who look for that combination. A great taste of the culture and sights of beautiful Sri Lanka.

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    Good

  7. :

    Simply Sri Lanka was simply delightful. Exploring Bentota Beach to exploring tea plantations and historic cities, to experiencing the Sri Lankan lifestyle and making new local friends, it was a truly enjoyable trip.

  8. :

    Absolute whirlwind tour of Sri Lanka which gave you a fantastic taste for the country. Accommodation is good, however you do not spend much time in the room. Beautiful country with wonderful, kind people. Highly recommend.

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    Thanks

  10. :

    Amazing trip to an incredible country, exceptionally led by saman as our tour leader. Felt safe and well looked after at all times. Temples, tea plantations, treks and tasty, tasty food that you won’t forget in a hurry. Book now – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome by some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met.

  11. :

    With Seerendipity, it not just about the destination but more importantly the safety and privacy, everything well handled

  12. :

    This trip was the perfect way to see the best parts of Sri Lanka for the short amount of time we had. Our leader Saman was excellent and full of knowledge. Would highly recommend if you only had a week.

  13. :

    Really amazing one week trip, many colorful tastes and experience. We have seen more that we would have expected and really a lot in 10 days..feeling it was 15 days! Beautiful country , very friendly smiling people, very welcoming. We felt very safe all the time . trip organisation was very good and our guide outstanding. We can only highly recommend this trip to anyone willing to discover Sri Lanka .

  14. :

    Excellent trip with a good mixture of culture, nature, good food and relaxing time at the beach. Our very knowledgable and caring guide saman made this trip with his fun personality unforgettable. A great trip to get to know the different sites of the beautiful country Sri Lanka. Highly recommended!

  15. :

    A great way to see the highlights of Sri Lanka in a rather short amount of time. Everythings was happening! at our own pace what a FUN

  16. :

    Nice private trip

  17. :

    Short trip to get you from a to b to c with maximum privacy. We saw a lot in 10 days but it was still well paced. Very fun and a great way to see this lovely country.

  18. :

    Circle Sri Lanka is a great way to get to know this beautiful country and its friendly people. It packs in touring, cycling, trekking, trains across cities, villages, hill country and beaches. Just one warning – be prepared for the fact that your face will ache from smiling so much!

  19. :

    As a first time visitor to Sri Lanka I found this way to see some part of the country the best way. The beach stay toward the tail end was really a good idea to wind down after hard works at home

  20. :

    Was a great trip, good value for money, fraction of money you pay for a foreign tour operators for a similar kind of trip and gave plenty of free time and optional activities, good for couples or singles who want some free time to do your own thing, but have the expert knowledge and safety/security of a local guide.

  21. :

    What an amazing trip! So much to see and do in this beautiful country, great organisation, and the local knowledge and friendliness of the guide Sam was second to none.

  22. :

    Our trip ‘Sri Lanka grand’ taken at the end of November was fantastic. Our Tour Guide Sandeep was very knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. The information he provided on Sri Lanka throughout the weeks helped us to enjoy a beautiful county, understand the history, and respect the culture. The Itinerary was busy at times, which we found to be fine, and the free time allowed us to explore by ourselves, or with some of our travel companions. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip to anyone wishing to explore Sri Lanka.

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