Best of Sri Lanka

Best of Sri Lanka

  • 10 Days
  • From : Colombo
  • To : Colombo
  • Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 10 Years Old

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 Explore during this 10 day tour Sri Lanka high and low with this fascinating round-trip starting in the capital, Colombo, and taking an inland loop that covers all the main historic, cultural and natural attractions of this magical island.

 Discover a world of lush  landscapes, picturesque lakeside cities, historic temples and ancient citadels. Meet some of the friendliest and gentlest creatures in the animal kingdom and breathe in the fragrances of Sri Lanka at herb and spice gardens.  Enjoy the lush green tea plantations spreaded through the hill county. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital is both a historic city packed with colonial architecture and modern metropolis with soaring skyscrapers.

Kandy:This beautiful city is home to the outstanding Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and its associated palaces and gardens.

Sigiriya: The ‘Lion Rock’ rises almost 200 metres above the jungle, offerings stunning panoramic views that will amaze your eyes. 

Yala National Park:This National park is a mixture of plains, forest and waterbodies and is home of wonderful mammals such as sloth bears and leopards, elephants and deers and plenty of birds. Take a look at the Sri Lankan wild side.

Galle: Travel back in time while exploring the historical streets of this well-preserved fortified Dutch colonial city.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE: 

  • Operated with an English-speaking escorted driver-guide 

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 9 night’s accommodation

MEALS: 

  • 9 Breakfasts

TRANSPORT:

  • Inbound/Outbound air-conditioned transfers from/to Colombo Airport
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle 

OTHER:

  • Meet and Greet (Day 1)

Exclusions

  • Kandy perahara supplements
  • Entrance fees for Peradeniya Royal botanical Garden
  • Dinner supplements at hotels
  • Camera & video permits
  • Lunch, Dinner, Beverages and extras (Specified)
  • Entrance Fees for the sites 
  • Cost of Air Tickets & Travel Insurance
  • Early check-in & Late check-out
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Please note

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Sri Lanka. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay. Clients arriving in early morning flights will have to wait until the last tour participant has arrived.

What do I need to bring?

  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice 
  • Check-in time at all hotels will be 1200 Hrs
  • Check-out time at all hotels will be 1100 Hrs
  • Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk
  • Safari vehicles (none air-conditioned) available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours)

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Colombo:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Global Towers or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Ozo Colombo or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Shangri – La Hotel or similar 5*

Day 2 Habarana:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Sorrowwa Resort or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Habarana Village by Cinnamon or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Cinnamon Lodge or similar 4*

Day 3 Kandy:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Oak Ray Heritage or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Amaya Hills or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Earl’s Regency or similar 4*

Day 4-5 Ella:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Oak Ray Ella Gap or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Ella Mount Heaven or similar 3*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = 98 Acres Resort or similar 5*

Day 6 Tissamaharama / Yala:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Oak Ray Lake or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Laya Safari or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Jetwing Yala or similar 4*

Day 7 Galle:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Long Beach Hotel or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Amari Galle or similar 5*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Jetwing  Lighthouse or similar 5*

Day 8-9 Bentota / Wadduwa:

  • Standard Hotel Category = The Palms or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = The Surf or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = The Blue Water or similar 5*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL COLOMBO

Arrive and transfer to Colombo – Approximately 1 hour driving time

Check in time – 1200 hrs.

Proceed to your hotel

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Colombo

Day 2 :  COLOMBO – DAMBULLA– POLONNARUWA – SIRIGIYA

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive from Colombo to Dambulla – Approximately 4 hours driving time

Arrive and visit Dambulla Cave Temple.

Lunch on own expense

Continue to Polonnaruwa – Approximately 1 ½ hours driving time

Arrive and explore Polonnaruwa including the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath,  the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya – a lake built by King Parakramabahu the great, the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Proceed to your hotel

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya 

Day 3 :  HABARANA – SIGIRIYA– KANDY

Breakfast at the hotel

Arrive and explore the area including a climb up to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Continue to Kandy – Approximately 2 hours driving time

Lunch on own expense

Arrive and drive around the Kandy Lake, explore Kandy city

Continue to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show.

Proceed to your hotel

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Kandy

Day 4 :  KANDY– TEA PLANTATION – ELLA

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer from Kandy to Ella – Approximately 4 ½ hours driving time

En route stop and visit a Tea plantation

Lunch on own expense

Arrive Ella and proceed to the hotel

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Ella

Day 5 :  ELLA

Breakfast at the hotel

Explore the Ella Gap and Nine Acre’s Bridge 

Lunch on own expense

Return back to your hotel and relax 

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Ella

Day 6 :  ELLA – TISSAMAHARAMA

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive to Tissamaharama – Approximately 4 hours driving time

Arrive and proceed to the hotel

Lunch on own expense

Afternoon Safari at Yala National Park

Return back to your hotel and relax 

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Tissamaharama/Yala

Day 7 :  TISSAMAHARAMA – GALLE

After collecting packed breakfast proceed to Yala National park for morning Safari 

Drive from Yala to Galle – Approximately 4 hours driving time

Lunch on own expense

Afternoon explore Galle including the Old Town, Galle Fort, Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex, the Dutch Church and the Japanese Peace Pagoda

Proceed to the hotel

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Galle 

Day 8 :  GALLE – BENTOTA / WADDUWA

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive to Bentota/Wadduwa – Approximately 1 hour driving time

Arrive and proceed to the hotel

Lunch on own expense

Dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Bentota/Wadduwa

Day 9 :  BENTOTA / WADDUWA

Breakfast at the hotel

Day at leisure to relax on the beach

Lunch and dinner on own expense

Overnight at a hotel in Bentota/Wadduwa

Day 10 :  DEPART COLOMBO

Breakfast at the hotel

Check out time is 1200 hrs.

Transfer to the airport – Approximately 2 ½ hours driving time

Fly onwards

Breakfast Included