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7 Days Photography tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Spend A Week Exploring Heritage Sites

Dambulla, Kandy, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Habarana, Kitulgala, Matale

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Sun and Sand Tour
Photography Tour
Spend a Week Exploring Heritage Sites

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Negombo-Sri Lanka

Enjoy the Sri Lankan culture and beauty in this tour. You will be greeted by the Rock Fortress, white water rafting, Kandyan Cultural Show, Temple of the Tooth, tea plantation & factory, stunning beaches, rice fields, spice garden, and other significant tourist destinations.

DAY 01

Depart to Sigiriya

  • Upon arrival at the Colombo Airport, your driver/guide will welcome you and immediately transfer north deep into central Sri Lanka Sigiriya with a comfort stop en route. 

Overnight at Dambulla.

DAY 02

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Elephant ride in Habarana & Discover the ruin Polonnaruwa

Highlights - Sigiriya rock, Visit scrub jungle, and Elephant ride

  • After an early breakfast, climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress a UNESCO World Heritage site built by King Kassapa in the 5th century A.D. which was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. The lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit.

  • See the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10-foot high Mirror Wall.

  • On completion, proceed to Habarana for an elephant ride. The feeling of stepping back in time, a time when kings rode on the backs of these magnificent mammals and the chance for you dear visitors to do the same is what we at the other corner offer. The tour will take you along the forest trail, across the river and through the village all on the elephant back ride.

  • Afternoon, visit the Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage site It was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century, a well-planned medieval city defended by enclosing walls (around 5 km which still remain), graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes. Polonnaruwa is strewn with ruins in a resplendent state of preservation. Of these, the Vatadage and the Thuparama Image house are the most spectacular.

  • The Gal Vihara which consists of statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha has been cut from a single granite wall and rank among the true masterpieces of Sri Lankan Art. 

Overnight stay at Dambulla.

DAY 03

Depart to Kandy

Highlights - Matale temples, Visit the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center, a gem museum, Kandy Lake and a lapidary

  • Have your breakfast and then move on to Kandy en route you will ascend for a visit of the most impressive of all the many cave temples in Sri Lanka. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There is a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess. The latter 4 include two statues of Hindu gods, Vishnu and Ganesh. The murals cover an area of 2,100 m². Depictions in the walls of the caves include Buddha’s temptation by demon Mara and Buddha’s first sermon.

  • Along the road, you will see paddy fields, coconut groves, rubber and spice gardens and plantations and visit a spice garden in Matale.

  • On arrival in Kandy, check-in at the hotel.

  • Evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth and thereafter enjoy the Kandyan Cultural Show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking show. 

Overnight stay at Kandy.

DAY 04

Depart to Nuwara Eliya

Highlights - Wonderful greenish diversity of trees, plants and flowers, Mackwoods tea factory, Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet), refreshing mountain and one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia

  • After breakfast, travel to Nuwara Eliya, a picturesque colonial town set amongst the island’s central highlands and renowned as a centre for the production of Sri Lankan tea.

  • Enjoy a brief city tour followed by fascinating visits to a tea plantation and tea factory with the opportunity for a tasting session. 

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 05

Depart to Kitulgala

Highlights - Kitulgala (main location where the Oscar-winning movie Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed)

  • After breakfast leave for Kitulgala, a riverside town surrounded by lush jungle that has two claims to fame being the location for the Oscar-winning epic Bridge on the River Kwai and the main White Water Rafting center in Sri Lanka.

  • When you eventually arrive in Kitulgala, you will check into the Hotel at Kitulgala.

  • Enjoy a high adrenaline-pumping “White Water Rafting” in Kelani River, one of the longest rivers in Sri Lankan, which is a grade 2-3 rapid. You could experience the fascinating view of the surrounding forest while rafting and when you are in the calm waters you could let yourself float while enjoying the scenic beauty. End the rafting and have a river bath. 

Overnight stay at Kithulgala.

DAY 06

Depart to Jetwing Sea Negambo

Highlights - Negombo leisure beach, Dutch Fort in Negombo and water sports

  • After breakfast leave for Negombo beach for one night relax on the beach.

  • Discover a peaceful retreat by the ocean offering deluxe accommodation spruced with contemporary elegance. This Negombo beach hotel gives the traveler a chance to discover the sights and sounds of this quaint town by the coast. 

Overnight stay at Negombo.

DAY 07

Depart to Airport

  • After your breakfast, leisure at the hotel until you proceed to the airport with packed sweet memories of Sri Lanka.

  • 621 USD Per Adult (* Tour Based On 2 People)
  • 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. 

  • Service of English speaking Sri Lankan tour guide  

  • 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% on the per person sharing double rate.

  • Child between 2- 12 years without an extra bed, will be charged at 50% on the 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.

  • 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.


  • Hotel rooms depend on availability at travel times.

  • Price calculated by currency exchange issued by Sri Lanka central bank and it will be changed due to government rules and regulations.

  • Cost for entrance places will be changed due to government rules.

  • Includes and excludes depend on customers request.

  • Perahera, Cricket, Season and Peak supplement are not included.

Dambulla, Kandy, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Habarana, Kitulgala, Matale

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