Discover all the best of Sri Lanka embarking on this grand tour of former Ceylon escorted by local guides!

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Discover all the best of Sri Lanka embarking on this grand tour of former Ceylon escorted by local guides!

The highlights of the trip include: 

  • Colombo, the hectic capital city of Sri Lanka
  • Negombo, a famous seaside town with beautiful beaches
  • Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa archaeological sites
  • Dambulla cave temples
  • World-famous Sigiriya fortress
  • Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth
  • Nuwara Eliya hill station and Ella
  • Wilpattu and Yala national parks, where you'll get in touch with Sri Lankan wildlife
  • Galle and its colonial buildings.

 

Manish
Trip offered by Manish Spoken languages: Italian, English Travel expert in Sri Lanka

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Colombo
  • End Colombo
  • Countries
    • Sri Lanka
  • City
    • Negombo
    • Dambulla
    • Kandy
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Yala
    • Galle
    • Colombo
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips
  • Accommodation Standard, Superior, Deluxe
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Colombo / Negombo (approx. 45 min)
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Welcome to Sri Lanka! Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. Sri Lanka offers visa on arrival: you need to have a valid passport, two passport -size photos with a light background and electronic travel authorization from Department of Immigration & Emigration (DI&E) of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

    After completing immigration and custom formalities, you will exit the airport and meet with your tour representative at the arrival area. After the greetings, assisted transfer to the hotel in Negombo. On arrival, check in for your stay.

    Spend your day relaxing on the sun kissed beaches. 

    Services included: Accommodation, transportation. 

    Visited places:
    • Colombo
    • Negombo
  • 2
    Negombo / Anuradhapura / Dambulla (Approx. 05 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    In the morning excursion to Anuradhapura, the first Sinhalese capital, from the 4th century BC to the 10th century. In the afternoon visit the beautiful temples carved into the caves at Dambulla. At the end of the visit, with a short "craft" catamaran ride on Lake Kandalama you will reach a point where one or two elephants (belonging to a private "elephant compound", exclusively open only for our customers)  bath together with their "mahouts": it will be possible to participate in the exciting bathing experience, playing with the elephants in the water and rewarding them in the end with delicious fruit!

    You will then return to the main road with another typical and original means of transport, the tractor.

    Inclusions:  Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Visited places:
    • Negombo
    • Dambulla
  • 3
    Dambulla / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla (Approx. 01 hr & 30 min)
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    In the morning departure for Sigiriya: visit of the imposing fortress, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, built on the rock in the 5th century and about 370 meters high. 

    In the afternoon, visit of Polonnaruwa (also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the second ancient capital of the Sinhalese kingdom between the 11th and 13th centuries AD, whose temples and sculptures are among the best preserved in the country.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Visited places:
    • Dambulla
  • 4
    Dambulla / Matale / Kandy (Approx. 02 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    In the morning visit the beautiful temples carved into the caves at Dambulla (the temples are located on the top of a hill with 400 steps; the climb takes about 40'). Then proceed to Kandy: stop along the way and at a spice plantation at Matale.
     
    Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.
    Visited places:
    • Dambulla
    • Kandy
  • 5
    Kandy / Peradeniya / Nuwara Eliya (Approx. 01 hr & 30 min)
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    In the morning, visit the splendid Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, and then proceed to Nuwara Eliya, a picturesque mountain station already known at the time of the British colony (1889 meters above sea level): along the way, stop and visit a tea factory and some fascinating natural glimpses.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Visited places:
    • Kandy
    • Nuwara Eliya
  • 6
    Nuwara Eliya / Yala Park (Approx. 05 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    In the morning transfer to the Nanu-Oya train station (10 km from Nuwara Eliya) and departure by train to Ella (about 3 ½ hours): the train allows you to make one of the journeys more evocative of the country, enjoying the wonderful mountain landscapes from a different perspective than the traditional "road" one Upon arrival, continue to Yala Park.
     
    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.
    Visited places:
    • Nuwara Eliya
    • Yala
  • 7
    Yala Park / Galle / Ahungalla-Kosgoda (Approx. 04 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    In the morning jeep safaris in the Yala National Park for the sighting of the many animals that inhabit the reserve (with a little luck it will also be possible to spot the famous Asian leopard!). Return to the hotel and breakfast. Then departure for Galle, a Portuguese, Dutch and finally English colony: time to walk in the ancient and charming Fort neighborhood.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Visited places:
    • Yala
    • Galle
  • 8
    Ahungalla-Kosgoda / Colombo / Negombo (Approx. 02 hrs & 30 min)
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Morning available for relaxing on the beach. In the early afternoon return to Colombo and panoramic tour of the capital. Transfer to the hotel near the airport, accommodation in the reserved room.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transportation, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Visited places:
    • Galle
    • Negombo
  • 9
    Negombo / Colombo Airport (Approx. 00 hr & 45 min)
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    Transfer to the airport in time for the return flight back to the home land.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Transportation.

    Visited places:
    • Negombo
    • Colombo
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation in shared single/ double or twin/ triple room with private bathroom.
    • Meals are as stated in the programme B = Breakfast  |  D = Dinner.  
    • Transfers and tours with local Italian/ English - speaking chauffeur guide in private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program.
    • 500ml x 2 Water Bottle per day per person.
    • Airport assistance.
    Price does not include
    • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program.
    • International flights.
    • Optional activities.
    • Everything not mentioned in "the price includes" section. 

    Children below 05 years – Free of Charge. 5 - 12 years sharing parent’s room (Maximum 1 child) Extra Child 50% on adult rate.