A lovely island country in South Asia, Sri Lanka is well-known for its breathtaking beaches, varied wildlife, rich culture, and historical landmarks. Travelers worldwide have visited Sri Lanka in recent years to see its attractions, contributing to the country's tourism industry's steady growth.
Sri Lanka's beaches are one of the country's top tourist destinations. The nation is home to some of the world's most breathtaking beaches, including Unawatuna, Mirissa, and Tangalle. These beaches include golden sand, clean waters, and many water sports opportunities, including snorkeling, diving, and surfing.
Sri Lanka has many national parks and wildlife reserves and beaches where tourists can see elephants, leopards, crocodiles, and other exotic species in their natural settings. Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park, and Minneriya National Park are a few of Sri Lanka's most visited national parks.
Sri Lanka is renowned for its historical landmarks and rich cultural legacy. Among the many historical monuments in Sri Lanka, the ancient city of Anuradhapura, the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress are just a few. Several cultural festivals and events are also held nationwide, including the Kandy Esala Perahera, which honors the Buddha Tooth Relic.
Overall, Sri Lanka is a fantastic vacation spot for those looking for a unique combination of scenic beauty, cultural diversity, and historical significance.
Sri Lanka Tour Details
- Duration - 7 nights / 8 days
- Cost -
Sri Lanka Tour Itinerary
Day One: Arrive at Sri Lanka and Visit Dambulla
Arrival at Sri Lanka International Airport, Sri Lanka has one international airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport B.I.A. It is located in Katunayake, about 35 km north of the capital city, Colombo. The airport is named after the former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike.
We will drive towards Dambulla and cover a distance of 170 kilometers which will take us around six hours. Our representative will meet you at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport and extend a warm welcome. You will then be driven to your vehicle to start your Sri Lankan vacation. You will travel to Dambulla initially.
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa province Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The orphanage was founded to care for and protect the many orphaned wild elephants wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Dambulla.
Dambulla is a central Sri Lankan city renowned for its historical cave temples and extensive cultural legacy. The city is located in the Central Province's Matale District, some 148 kilometers northeast of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo.
The Dambulla Cave Temple, the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is the most well-known landmark in the city. The five cave temples that comprise this UNESCO World Heritage site are embellished with more than 150 Buddha sculptures and elaborate murals and frescoes that depict themes from Buddhist mythology. Buddhist monks are thought to have lived in the caverns as early as the third century B.C.E.
Dambulla is renowned for its beautiful vegetation, rice paddies, spice gardens, and cave temples. Guests can enjoy the local way of life by cycling or walking around the nearby countryside. The village also boasts a thriving market where tourists may buy fresh vegetables, spices, and handicrafts from the region.
Tourists that travel to Sri Lanka for its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty frequently stop in Dambulla. Road connection to the city is straightforward from Colombo, Kandy, and other significant Sri Lankan cities.
Day Two: Explore Dambulla
Good morning on day two of our Sri Lanka tour! We hope you had a restful night's sleep at your hotel in Dambulla. Before your sightseeing adventure, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. You can choose from a range of traditional Sri Lankan dishes or more familiar Western options.
After breakfast, we will move out of the hotel and approach the next destinations on our itinerary: Sigiriya and Dambulla. These locations are known for their rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty. At Sigiriya, we will visit the ancient rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the most iconic landmarks in Sri Lanka. We will also explore the surrounding gardens and waterways, which are home to various exotic wildlife.
We will visit the famous Dambulla Cave Temple in Dambulla, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This temple complex consists of several cave temples adorned with ancient murals and statues of Buddha. We will also take some time to explore the local market and sample some of the delicious street food that Sri Lanka is famous for.
Overall, it will be an exciting day filled with amazing sights, sounds, and tastes. So, let's finish our breakfast and hit the road!
About Sigiriya UNESCO World Heritage Site
The ancient remnants of King Kassapa's palace from the fifth century A.D. are located on the rocky outcrop of Sigiriya. The Lion Rock and the ruins of the palace and fortress may be found at the top, which can be reached through stairs cut into the mountain's side.
When visitors reach the summit, they can take in a 360-degree panorama of the jungle below and witness the beauty of the location. The rainwater collection reservoirs are still present and in good shape. In 1982, Sigiriya was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dambulla UNESCO World Heritage Site
There have been 22 centuries of pilgrimages to the Golden Dambulla Cave Temple. Moreover, it is the island's biggest and best-preserved cave temple; there are others. To preserve the spectacular wall paintings and more than 150 figures inside and outside the temple, the Dambulla Cave Temple was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
Places you will be visiting in Dambulla
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Kandalama Reservoir
- Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress
- Minneriya National Park
Overnight Stay at Hotel in Dambulla.
Day Three: Explore Kandy
Good morning! I hope you had a fantastic day yesterday exploring the cultural and natural wonders of Sri Lanka. After enjoying a healthy breakfast at our hotel in Dambulla, we are ready to continue our adventure.
Today, we will be driving from Dambulla to Kandy, located around 85 kilometers away. The journey will take us approximately three hours, but we'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the beautiful scenery.
As we make our way toward Kandy, we'll pass through several small towns and villages, each with unique character and charm. We'll also see lush green forests, rolling hills, and sparkling rivers, all typical of Sri Lanka's stunning natural beauty.
Once we arrive in Kandy, we'll have the opportunity to explore this vibrant city and all it offers. Kandy is known for its rich cultural heritage, and we'll have the chance to visit the famous Temple of the Tooth, one of Buddhism's most sacred sites.
We'll also stroll through the colorful local market, sample some delicious local cuisine, and take in a traditional dance performance.
Overall, it will be another exciting day on our Sri Lanka tour, filled with new experiences and unforgettable memories. So, let's hit the road and see where the day takes us!
Kandy UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Sinhalese kings lived in the mountain city of Kandy in Sri Lanka from 1592 to 1815. In addition, it is the location of Sri Dalada Maligawa, widely known as the Temple of the Tooth, since it houses a tooth believed to be from the Buddha. The relic gained significant political significance over time since it was thought that whoever held the sacred tooth would have control over the Buddhist populace. In 1988, the Holy City of Kandy was designated as a World Heritage Site, largely because of the Temple of the Tooth.
Places you will be visiting in Kandy.
- Spice Garden Visit (Complementary) – en route
- Temple of the sacred tooth relic
- Royal botanical garden
- Gem Museum
- Cultural Dance Show
Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Day Four: Explore Nuwara Eliya
We wake up the next morning in Kandy after a restful night's sleep and a delectable breakfast. To refuel for the day ahead, we have a choice of domestic and foreign selections.
After we've finished eating breakfast, we'll get back on the road and carry on with our journey in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya, around 90 kilometers from Kandy, is where we're headed next. We'll have plenty of opportunities to pause and explore along the route, and the trip should only take us around three hours.
We'll be treated to some stunning vistas of the Sri Lankan countryside as we travel toward Nuwara Eliya. Rolling hills, lush tea plantations, and sparkling waterfalls will all be visible as we travel through this area's natural splendor. Also, we'll get the chance to pause at regional markets where we may try local delicacies like fresh fruits and spices.
Due to the town's elevated location, we will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and lower temperatures once we get to Nuwara Eliya. We will get the opportunity to discover this little town and everything it offers. The lovely Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Lake Gregory, and even a ride on the old train that travels through the tea estates are all options for our leisure time.
Overall, it will be another exciting day full of fresh encounters and priceless memories. So let's finish eating breakfast and leave.
About Nuwara Eliya
In Sri Lanka, the "Little England" is surrounded by picturesque mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and tea plantations. The city was founded by Samuel Baker, who was also responsible for discovering Lake Albert and the Nile in 1846.
Despite being one of the island's coldest locations, it feels more like a spring day in England, even though the temperature does drop at night. Many structures, like the Queen's Cottage, Grand Hotel, Hill Club, Post office, etc., still have colonial-era characteristics. The town's attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating on Lake Gregory.
See Moon Plains, Seetha Amman Temple, Pedro Tea Factory, Horton Plains National Park, Ramboda Waterfalls, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Pink Post Office, New Zealand Farm - Ambewela.
Places you will be visiting in Nuwara Eliya
- Ramboda Waterfalls.
- Ramboda Hanuman Temple.
- Tea Factory visit.
- Gregory Lake.
- Hakgala Botanical Garden.
- Seetha Amman Temple.
- Pink Post Office.
Overnight Stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day Five: Explore Bentota
Happy morning! Today will be a long but fascinating day during our visit to Sri Lanka. We'll resume our journey after a filling breakfast at our hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Bentota, a breathtaking beach hamlet around 220 kilometers from Nuwara Eliya, is where we are headed today. We'll be traveling for about six to seven hours, but there will be many stops along the route where we can stop and explore.
We'll be treated to some spectacular vistas of the Sri Lankan countryside as we travel toward Bentota. We'll travel past picturesque villages, verdant forests, and rolling hills, representing the area's natural splendor. Also, we'll get an opportunity to pause at regional markets and sample some of the mouthwatering street food that Sri Lanka is renowned for.
We'll check into our hotel and chill for a while as soon as we get to Bentota. The evening is free for us to stroll around the town as we, please. We may enjoy water sports, wander along the stunning beaches, or laze around and enjoy the sunshine.
Our Sri Lanka tour day will be long but rewarding, full of novel encounters and priceless memories. Hence, let's finish eating breakfast and travel to Bentota.
Day Six: Explore Bentota and Surrounding
We'll start the day with a delectable breakfast to fuel up for a day of exploration after a restful night's sleep at our hotel in Bentota.
After breakfast, we'll leave to explore all this lovely coastal town has to offer. As a result of its immaculate beaches, clean oceans, and verdant surroundings, Bentota is a well-liked vacation spot for visitors from all over the world.
We will be available for various water sports, including jet skiing, windsurfing, and snorkeling. We can take a leisurely boat trip along the Bentota River for those who would like a slower pace, where we will be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding surroundings.
We may learn about the crucial work being done to safeguard these creatures by visiting some nearby attractions, such as the Bentota Turtle Conservation Project. The adjacent Galapota Temple, built in the 12th century and a wonderful example of traditional Sri Lankan architecture, is another option.
Of course, we'll also have plenty of chances to experience the delectable local food, a special fusion of flavors from India, the Middle East, and Europe. We can splurge on delectable dishes like spicy curries, delicious desserts, and fresh seafood brimming with flavor.
Overall, the day will be loaded with adventure, culture, and delectable food as we continue our trip to Sri Lanka. So let's finish eating breakfast and explore in the lovely town of Bentota!
Bentota is located 64km south of Colombo in the Southwestern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Bentota is famed as the prime beach resort of the southwestern and southern coastal belts of Sri Lanka.
South of Colombo, the city of Kalutara, with its fine beach, is the gateway to southern western and southern bay beaches. Kalutara is the next popular beach after Bentota. The Beruwala Bay Beach is found just before reaching Aluthgama at the Bentota Bridge, and Bentota Bay Beach, just over the bridge, is the most popular twin beach along the coast.
The coast towards the further South is also replete with lovely topical beaches, making it ideal for a perfect beach holiday with the sun and sand.
Places you will be visiting in Bentota
- Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
- Geoffrey Bawa Gardens
- Kande Viharaya Buddhist Temple
- Fishing Harbor – Beruwala
Things you can do additionally
- Madu River Boat Safari
- Water Sports
Overnight Stay at Hotel in Bentota.
Day Seven: Explore Colombo
After a revitalizing breakfast at our Bentota hotel, we'll travel to the energetic city of Colombo. The trip from Bentota to Colombo is only around 65 kilometers long, and it takes us just under two hours.
We will enjoy some breathtaking views of the Sri Lankan countryside as we travel toward Colombo, passing through quaint towns, verdant woods, and wide expanses of rice fields. We will be welcomed by the bustling energy of this dynamic city when we arrive in Colombo.
We will have plenty of time to take in the city's attractions. Colombo is a city that many different civilizations have shaped, with a long history and a wide variety of attractions. We can go to the renowned Gangaramaya Temple, one of Sri Lanka's most significant Buddhist temples, and be in awe of its magnificent architecture and dexterous sculptures.
We can also wander along Galle Face Green, a lovely promenade that hugs the coastline and is a favorite hangout for locals and visitors. The National Museum, which has a rich collection of artefacts and exhibits connected to Sri Lankan history and culture, is open to anybody interested in history.
Of course, we'll also be able to try some of the deliciously flavored and spiced local cuisines. Colombo has many dining alternatives to suit every taste and price range, from casual eateries to fine dining establishments.
Our visit to Sri Lanka will be exciting and full of history, culture, and delectable food. So let's finish eating breakfast and head off to explore Colombo, a busy city!
The tour will begin from the Fort area of Colombo, which has been named fort because it was a fort during the times of the Portuguese and Dutch. Later we will take you to Colombo National Museum to see some of Colombo's great arts and crafts and archeology specimens.
You will drive through the commercial areas and past Pettah, a colorful Oriental bazaar with a mix of people, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples. You can see a Hindu Temple, a Buddhist Temple and the Jami Ul Alfar Jumma Mosque of Colombo. Continue your tour of Colombo through the Wolfendhal Dutch Church and Hulfts dorp Law Courts as you drive along the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens. Also, visit the Independence Square and Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall.
Places you will be visiting in Colombo
- Galle Face
- Petah Bazaar
- Town Hall
- Colombo Museum
- Independence Square
- Jami Ul Alfar Jumma Mosque
- Gangaramaya Temple
Overnight Stay at Hotel in Colombo
Day Eight: Departure
We'll spend our final day in Colombo, the dynamic city where our journey in Sri Lanka concludes, taking in all it has to offer before we fly out.
We'll have some time to take in the excitement of this lively city after a sumptuous breakfast at our hotel, and we might even do a little last-minute souvenir and present buying.
Our guide will transport you by car to the Colombo airport, about 35 kilometers away and takes around 60 minutes. We can think back on all the incredible experiences we had on our visit to Sri Lanka while traveling and the memories we built.
We will tell our guide and the lovely nation of Sri Lanka farewell when we get to the airport, leaving with us a treasure trove of joyful memories that we will cherish for years to come.
Your trip to Sri Lanka was a wonderful memory filled with stunning landscapes, intriguing history, and friendly people. As you depart with tremendous respect for this wonderful nation and its people, we want to return someday to make even more priceless memories.
What is included in the tour
- 07 Nights' Accommodation at the Below-mentioned Hotels or Similar.
- 07 Breakfasts at the hotels.
- 07 Dinners at the hotels.
- Transportation in an Air-conditioned vehicle on a Private Basis.
- Services of English-Speaking Chauffer Guide
- Arrival & Departure Assistance at the Airport.
- City Tour & Shopping.
- Applicable Taxes excluding G.S.T. or Bank fees.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any Expenses of a Personal Nature
- Tips & Portage
- Meals Other than those mentioned above
- Camera & Video Permits
- Visa fees
- Exit PCR
- Early check-in & Late check-out.
- Entrance Fee and supplements for the sights.
- 2/3 liters of water bottle
- Identity Proof (Must)
- Mask and Sanitizer
- Extra pair of clothes, Towel, Jacket, etc.
- Warm clothes
- Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
- Proper footwear
- Proper haversack to put all these things
- Sun Cap, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
- Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
- Phone charger, powerbank
- camera and accessories (optional)
- Good torch with extra batteries
- Sanitary kit
- Personal medicines and first aid
- Please avoid wearing gold and expensive jewellery.
- A cancellation fee will not be charged if the booking is canceled 21 days before the arrival.
- Cancellation within the stay of 100% of the Total will be charged.
- All no show bookings will be charged for the total stay on the basis booked.