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12-Day Sri Lanka Tour From Colombo
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Culture, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, French, Russian, Tamil, Thai

Description

Set off to the most famous tourist destinations and cultural activities of Sri Lanka. Climb Sigiriya rock fortress, a world heritage site. Take a trip to Anuradhapura. Visit Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kandy and more! As you travel through the country, walk through the rice fields and tea plantations, undertake jeep rides in a national park, stroll in a botanical garden, engage in beach activities, and much more!

Highlights
  • Visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • See the ruins of the Royal Palace
  • Take a safari ride of the Minneriya National Park 
  • Explore a spice garden in Matale to see different spices
  • Day 1: Arrival expand_more
    • Meet your guide on arrival.

    • Transfer from the airport to Colombo. 

    Overnight stay at Colombo.

  • Day 2: Colombo to Sigiriya expand_more
    • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Colombo.
    • Transfer from Colombo to Pinnawala. Established in 1975, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage started with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the chance of seeing their grandchildren born in the same place. 
    • Proceed to Sigiriya.
    • Climb Sigiriya rock fortress. The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. 

    Overnight stay at Sigiriya /Dambulla/Kandalama.

  • Day 3: Sigiriya highlights expand_more
    • Eat breakfast at the hotel Sigiriya/Dambulla/Kandalama.
    • Take a trip to Anuradhapura, home of two World Heritage Sites. 
    • Visit 'Samadhi' Buddha statue, one of the most famous statues, inaugurating the Buddha in a state of 'Samadhi' or deep meditation. 
    • Proceed to Isurumuniya rock temple, famous for its rock carvings. 

    Overnight stay at Sigiriya /Dambulla/Kandalama.

  • Day 4: Trip to Polonnaruwa expand_more
    • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel Sigiriya/Dambulla/Kandalama.
    • Take a trip to Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, and is a world heritage site.
    • See the Royal Palace ruins, the Gal Viharaya, where four wonderful statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock could be seen.
    • Grab a safari of the Minneriya National Park by jeep and marvel at the beauty of nature. 
    • Transfer from Minneriya to Sigiriya again via Polonnaruwa. 

    Overnight stay at Sigiriya /Dambulla/Kandalama.

  • Day 5: Trip to Kandy expand_more
    • Have breakfast at the hotel in Sigiriya/Dambulla/Kandalama.
    • Go to Dambulla. 
    • Marvel at Dambulla rock temple, which was constructed by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and is a World Heritage Site. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha, of which the largest is the gigantic figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and across 14 meters.
    • Travel to Matale.
    • Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous. 
    • Witness some good Cookery show.
    • Transfer from Matale to Kandy.

    Overnight stay at Kandy.

  • Day 6: Explore Kandy and Peradeniya expand_more
    • Eat breakfast at the hotel in Kandy.
    • Transfer to Peradeniya to visit Peradeniya botanical garden, which was first built as an enjoyment garden by a Sinhala king and later expanded by the British.
    • Travel to Kandy, a World Heritage Site. 
    • Visit the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum, Kandy Lake and a lapidary.
    • Witness a cultural show. 

    Overnight stay at Kandy.

  • Day 7: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya expand_more
    • Start your day with breakfast at the hotel in Kandy.
    • Trip to the tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is being produced. 
    • Watch 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.
    • Visit Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing a major share of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala is located here. 

    Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

  • Day 8: Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama expand_more
    • Eat breakfast at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
    • Transfer to Kataragama through Bandarawela Tissamaharama road.
    • Visit many historical religious sites like that of Buddhism, where Kataragama is the bodhisattva or Buddha to be, or Hinduism where according to history, Skanda, the Hindu God of War, arrived in Sri Lanka and received two gifts from the Sinhalese.
    •  Transfer from Kataragama.

    Overnight stay at Kataragama.

  • Day 9: Galle tour expand_more
    • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Kataragama.
    • Transfer from Hambantota to Galle, the previous chief port of Ceylon, still well known for hand-made lace.
    • Visit the Galle Fort, a World Heritage Site, which was initially constructed by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. 

    Overnight stay at Bentota /Ahungalla.

  • Day 10: Bentota highlights expand_more
    • Enjoy breakfast at a hotel in Bentota /Ahungalla.
    • Leisure in Bentota. 
    • Try Waterskiing, Banana boating, fishing, jet-skiing, visit Beruwala fishing harbour or BBQ night.

    Overnight stay at Bentota /Ahungalla.

  • Day 11: Travel to Colombo expand_more
    • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Bentota /Ahungalla.
    • Transfer from Bentota /Ahungalla to Colombo.
    • Proceed for a city tour of Colombo. 
    • Visit a 100-year-old clock tower and several colonial buildings during the British Period, the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for a bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the rich, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) and others.

    Overnight stay at Colombo.

  • Day 12: Departure from Colombo expand_more
    • Go for breakfast at the hotel in Colombo. 
    • Transfer from Colombo to Airport to board the flight for your onward journey.
What's Included
  • English speaking Sri Lanka tour guide
  • Accommodation in standard room on 3* Hotel twin sharing basis.
  • Meals  as per program  BB
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van as per program.
  • 01 lt bottle of Mineral  water per person per day 
  • Child Policy:
    • A child between 2- 12 years sharing with 2 adults with an extra bed will be charged at 70% per person sharing double rate.
    • Children between 2- 12 years without an extra bed will be charged at 50% per person sharing double rate.
    • Child below 2 years will be complimentary
  • Peak season supplements are not applicable.
  • Details of Cancellation Charges: 
  • If booking cancelled before:
    • 15 days – 10 % of the tour cost.
    • 7 days - 50 % of the tour cost.
    • 5 days - 100 % of the tour cost.
What's Excluded
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic Kandy USD 10

  • National Museum Kandy USD 12

  • Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya USD 13

  • Ancient City of Sigiriya USD 30

  • Dambulla cave temples USD 15

  • Horton Plains USD 20

  • Kandy Dance Show (dance show in Kandy) USD05

  • Dehiwala Zoo USD20

  • Hot Air Ballooning (Ballooning) USD300

  • Boat Ride (Bentota) (Safari on the boat) USD20

  • White Water Rafting (Rafting Kelaniya) USD35

  • Diving in Hikkaduwa (dive instructor in Hikkaduwa) USD65

  • Sea Fishing in Negombo (sea fishing with a professional) USD50

  • Lunch and dinner throughout trip 

  • Video and camera permits.

  • Entrance fees for places of interest.

  • Expenses of a personal nature.

  • Seasonable supplements are not included.

  • Any other services not specified in the "What's included" section.

Know before you go
  • Hotel rooms depend on the availability at the travel time.
  • Price calculated by the currency exchange issued by Sri Lanka central bank and will be changed due to government rules and regulations.
  • The cost for entrance places will be changed due to government rules.
  • Includes and excludes depend on customers' requests.
  • Perahera, Cricket, Season, and Peak supplement are not included.
Meeting Point

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Person
1 To 1 USD 961 Per Person

This is a group tour

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USD 961 / person

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