Classic Sri Lanka Tour

Price
$999 per person
Duration
7 days
Destination
Sri Lanka

FREQUENT DEPARTURES 7-Day Escorted Tour of Sri Lanka

The island paradise of Sri Lanka is spectacular, culturally rich and affordable, thanks to this special escorted tour. Discover the beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, friendly people roaming elephants, traditional arts, tasty food and much more!
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This Sri Lanka small group tour ticks all the boxes for amazing highlights and value for money. Enjoy the comfort of 4-star accommodation and the convenience of daily breakfast being included. Professional guides will help you explore Minneriya National Park, Dambulla, Kandy and a tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy discovering those local experiences that every traveller treasures on this extraordinary tour of Sri Lanka.

What's included

Destination
Sri Lanka Discover Sri Lanka
Departure Location
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Return Location
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Departs Daily from Colombo: Please contact us to check your preferred date Booking Code: SRLCT7M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Camera and video permits
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo travellers: Please contact us for the single supplement that covers private rooms Extend Your Stay: We can book hotels for you before or after the tour International Flights: Please contact us for the latest airfare deals Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote

Tour of Sri Lanka Overview

Adventure through the heart of Sri Lanka on this 7-day trip with expert guides. Stay in the comfort of hand-picked, 4-star hotels and uncover unmissable highlights and immersive travel experiences.

Distances aren’t long, so there’s plenty to discover in a week. Witness exotic animals in the wild, explore ancient cave temples, visit the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, take time on the golden sandy beaches and try to keep count of the little dishes that come with your rice and curry. Marvel at so many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and learn about the legends and folklore that’s still lovingly kept alive.

This tour has been deliberately designed to offer you a real taste of the Sri Lankan way of life and make sure that you experience the colourful culture along with the breathtaking sights!

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation – 6 nights in 4-star accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals – daily breakfast
  • Transportation – travel by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Escorted tour – services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide for up to 6 people
    • 7+ travellers will be escorted by an English-speaking National Guide
  • Sightseeing – entrance fee for below sites:
    • Minneriya National Park
    • Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic
    • Dambulla rock cave temple
    • Traditional Cultural Show
    • Tea factory & plantation

Tour highlights

Witness the incredible elephants on the banks of Minneriya National Park Reservoir and watch on as one of the largest elephant gatherings in the world unfolds before your very eyes.

Visit the iconic Royal Cave Temple of Dambulla, sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy and plenty more UNESCO World-Heritage Listed sites with local, expert guides.

Take a tour to the lush hillside of Sri Lanka’s famous tea plantations! Witness the process of making the prestigious Celyon Tea and try a cuppa’ yourself!

Start and finish your adventure in the commercial capital, Colombo with included international airport transfers.

 

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Join a tour to immerse yourself in the wonders of Sri Lanka, with its cultural highlights and stunning natural wonders.
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
DAY 1

ARRIVE COLOMBO – NEGOMBO

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality as a local representative will welcome and transfer you to Colombo.

Check into the hotel and depending on the time, visit Negombo  fishing village.

Overnight: Arie Lagoon resort (4*), Negombo or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 2

NEGOMBO – SIGIRIYA – HABARANA

Following breakfast, begin your journey towards the central north of Sri Lanka.

As you travel, catch glimpses of Coconut cultivation fields and vast areas of paddy fields in the outskirts of the city, as well as natural & manmade reservoirs that support the agricultural industry of the village folk.

As your journey deepens into the northern part of the island you will be able to witness exotic birds, monitor Lizards, grey buffalos and overly friendly monkeys!

OPTIONAL - En route visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Approx. USD  30 per person)

In the evening you will experience Asia's most fascinating fortress as you climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is known for its remarkable architecture, wall paintings and extensive water gardens at 200m above the surrounding jungle.

The 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. The world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

Overnight: Sun green resort & spa (4*), Habarana or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3

HABARANA – POLONNARUWA – HABARANA

Following breakfast at the hotel, travel to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (optional -  USD  25 per person)

Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a World Heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock could be seen, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya - a lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great.

After the Ancient Polonnaruwa city tour, you will travel back to Dambulla /Habarana in the late evening and if lucky there are chances of spotting wild elephants which is considered a rare opportunity. So, keep your eyes peeled on the road!

Afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park.

Minneriya Park is a national park in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population. Sri Lankan Leopard and Sloth bear which are rare and endangered species also inhabit this area. The park was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in order to protect the watershed of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is historically important for the country as it was built by King Mahasen in the 3rd century AD.

Return to the hotel.

Overnight: Sun green resort & spa (4*), Habarana or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4

HABARANA – DAMBULLA – KANDY

After Breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Kandy. Enroute visit Dambulla rock temple. Dambulla rock temple has been built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a world heritage site. Also, it is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings are the largest area of paintings found in the world. You will pass by the Smiley Monkeys on the way to the top of the Rock but do not feed them with fruits as they will follow you through-out the climb.

As you travel along you will see the locals selling home-grown organic vegetables & fruits beside the road as an option for their living which is a part of their day to day life cycle in rural areas.

As you continue your journey, experience a city tour of Kandy which is the last capital of the Sri Lankan monarchy, and is also a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. You will be Driven around the Kandy Lake built by the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798.

In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic that would be followed by a traditional & colourful dance show towards the latter part of the evening. As a cultural country, complete with customs and tradition, Sri Lanka offers locals and visitors a vibrant event to indulge in.

Overnight: Earl’s Regent (4*) Kandy or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5

KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort.  Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka s tea country producing a significant share of the world best tea.  Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here.  Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in South Asia.

En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory

Overnight: Blackpool Hotel (4*), Nuwara Eliya or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6

NUWARA ELIYA – BENTHOTA

After breakfast transfer to Benthota.

Leisure on the beach.

Overnight: Avani Benthota  (4*) – Bethota or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7

BENTHOTA – AIRPORT

After breakfast transfer to airport, where this amazing Sri Lankan journey comes to an end.

More about Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is spectacular, culturally rich, affordable and much less crowded than other countries in the Indian subcontinent. This is where you come to see the sacred home of the world’s oldest living human-planted tree (Anuradhapura) and be wowed by the sight of hundreds of elephants gathering around a watering hole (Minneriya). Find a favourite beach, meditate in a 2000-year-old temple, exchange smiles while strolling through welcoming villages, marvel at birds and other wildlife, try to keep count of how many delicious meals you have enjoyed. Wander past colonial gems in Colombo and discover the World Heritage-listed sites of Kandy Temple and Galle Dutch Fort. It's a country that once you visit, will be etched in your memories and hold a special place in your heart!
This Sri Lanka small group tour ticks all the boxes for amazing highlights and value for money. Enjoy the comfort of 4-star accommodation and the convenience of daily breakfast being included. Professional guides will help you explore Minneriya National Park, Dambulla, Kandy and a tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy discovering those local experiences that every traveller treasures on this extraordinary tour of Sri Lanka.

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Tour departures

This tour departs from Colombo, Sri Lanka, daily from May to October 2023.

Departure is subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking.
Please contact us to check if a place is available on your preferred departure date and current prices.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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      Classic Sri Lanka Tour

      Price
      $999 per person
      Duration
      7 days
      Destination
      Sri Lanka

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