visiting temple: Yes, Please dress accordingly Transportation:: Private transport Pick-up location and time: Colombo, Negombo, Bentota, 0700 hrs Cancellation Policy: Full refund on cancellation 7 days before the trip
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Encounter ancient cave temples, tea plantations and idyllic beaches on this laid-back adventure through Sri Lanka.

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Finish: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ages: Min 15

Group size: Min 1

Nature of tour: Private

This 7-days tour offers the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka. Your customizable itinerary includes four UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla 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 thrip relax 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.

  • Experience Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage with a private guide
  • Visit the UNESCO sites of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya and Kandy
  • Tour the Spice Garden and Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya
  • Explore the breathtaking Sri Lankan mountains
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s wildlife at Yala national park
  • Relax on the palm-fringed west coast beach

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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats, available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

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 Unawatuna, 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

Hotels

  • Gimanhala hotel-Dambgulla (2 nights)
  • Devon hotel-Kandy (1 night)
  • Summer hill breeze-Nuwara Eliya (1 night)
  • Hibiscus garden hotel-Yala (1 night)
  • Blue beach exotica- Bentota/Kalutara (1 night)

Trip includes

  • 6 nights of accommodation in above-mentioned hotels or similar
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotel (starting from day 2)
  • Kandy city tour
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour
  • Colombo city tour
  • Galle Fort
  • Guided Walking tour at Galle fort
  • Trek to the Ramboda falls
  • Entrance fees for
    • Sigiriya rock fortress and museum
    • Dambulla cave temple
    • Polonnaruwa historical city and museum
    • Tooth relic temple and museum
    • Kandyan cultural show
    • Peradeniya botanical garden
    • Spice garden
    • Tea factory and tea tasting
    • Yala national park safari (with jeep hire)
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • Entire ground transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking driver/guide for the entire tour
  • Highway toll/ Insurance
  • All current taxes

Trip excludes

  • Sri Lanka visa-related fees (36 countries are coming under the visa waiver program)
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff
  • Any others expense not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

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Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 7:00 am

COLOMBO / SIGIRIYA

You will be met and warmly greeted by your personal chauffeur guide at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport or your hotel in Colombo and drive to Sigiriya (Approx 5 hours drive),

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

Spend Overnight in Sigiriya

Accommodation

Standard hotels

Meals

No meals included today

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: 4 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).

Overnight stay in Dambulla/Sigiriya

Accommodation

Standard hotels

Meals

Breakfast

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

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.

Stop At: Kandy Lake

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

Overnight stay in Kandy

Accommodation

Standard hotels

Meals

Breakfast

Day 4

Time : 9:00 am

KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

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

Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Stop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka

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

Stop At: Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

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

Overnight stay in Nuwara eliya

Accommodation

Standard hotels

Meals

Breakfast

Day 5

Time : 8:00 am

NUWARA ELIYA/ YALA

After the breakfast leave for Yala, en-route

Stop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya including a visit to Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and drive to Udawalawe for the overnight, duration: 2 hours.

En route visit Ravan waterfall, duration: 15 minutes

In the afternoon jeep safari at Yala national park, 3 hours

Overnight Stay in Yala

Accommodation

Standard hotels

Meals

Breakfast

Day 6

Time : 9:00 am

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

Overnight stay in Bentota

Accommodation

Standard hotels

Meals

Breakfast

Day 7

BENTOTA / COLOMBO

After breakfast, you will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel in Negombo or Kalutara, duration: 1 hour.

End of the trip

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