This 7-day trip takes you to see the most popular and fascinating places in Sri Lanka such as Sigiriya Rock, the Ancient city of Polonnaruwa or the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
Day 1: Arrival at Bandaranayke Int. Airport, transfer to Negombo
Today you will arrive at Bandaranayke International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative who will welcome you and you start your journey to Negombo, and proceed to your accommodation overnight.
Day 2: Negombo – Dambulla via Pidurangala
Early morning, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel, and proceed to Dambulla. On your way stop by Koskale which is famous for its Hot ‘Rotti’ which is a local snack in Sri Lanka. Visit Pidurangala in the evening to enjoy a beautiful sunset. In the evening head to Dambulla for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Dambulla – Polonnaruwa and Minneriya - Dambulla
After breakfast, you will depart to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa for a short visit. After lunch, you will be heading towards Minneriya National Park for a safari. The park is famous for its large herds of elephants and you can also spot the rare Sri Lankan Leopard or Sloth Bear if you are lucky. The park was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in order to protect the watershed of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. In the late afternoon, you will return to Dambulla for dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
Day 4: Dambulla – Sigiriya - Kandy
After breakfast, you will head to Sigiriya to climb The Lion Rock. Sigiriya is a fortress complex of a ruined palace and one of the World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO. Another fascinating detail is its mirror wall. Every step from the entrance to the top is a marvel on its own, and the interesting surroundings make the tedious climb to the top easy. In the afternoon you will proceed to Kandy. Kandy is the popular charming hill capital of Sri Lanka, surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls, and is the cultural center of the island and a UNESCO heritage city. You will go for a city tour in Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth in the evening and witness a cultural show. In the late afternoon, you will head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Kandy – Ramboda – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, you will be heading to Nuwara Eliya. You will make a stop at the Ramboda Waterfalls for a short visit. We also recommend that you try some Hot ‘Coconut Rotti’ fresh from a local shop. You will be visiting a Tea Plantation with a Tea factory where you will Experience the Tea production process. In the afternoon, you will head to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be heading back to Colombo. On the way, you will pass by Kithulgala which is famous for white water rafting. Upon arrival in Colombo, you will go for a brief city tour in the evening. Colombo is a beautiful city with modern highrise buildings amidst old colonial ones making it a picturesque place. Galle Face Green in Colombo, the favorite hangout spot for locals and tourists alike overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and surrounded by tall beautiful buildings. After the city tour, you will be heading to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Colombo
Today you will wave goodbye to beautiful Sri Lanka, we will transfer you to the airport, where you will catch your departure flight back home or to your beach extension in the Maldives.
Included in this Package
Transportation by private air-conditioned cars
English speaking driver-guide
Accommodations under full board
Services of various local guides
All entrance fees and government fees
Activity fee at Pidurangala
Activity fee at Polonnaruwa Ancient City
Minneriya National Park – Half day Safari
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Temple of The Tooth Relic - Kandy
Cultural Show – Kandy
Excluded in this Package
International Airfares and Airport taxes
Travel and personal insurance
Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
Personal expenditures and meals and beverages
Optional excursions/activities not detailed in the itinerary
Any additional services requested
Wire Transfers Fees (sending & receiving)
A Maldives extension is possible for this tour, ask your journey designer for more information about our Maldives recommendations.
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Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is a tropical island, with landscapes ranging from sandy beaches to lush forests to cool hill towns dotted with tea plantations, temples and Buddhist traditions and of course the amazing food.
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