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7-Day Sri Lankan Heritage, Wildlife, & Beaches From Sigiriya
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Safari, Sightseeing, Whale Watching

  • Duration

    7 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Experience the best of what Sri Lanka offers in this amazing journey capturing the most attractive sights in the emerald isle. For such a small country, Sri Lanka has a lot to offer in terms of culture, heritage, wildlife, and of course, beaches. Visit prominent sites like the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, and the Galle Fort. Take one of the most scenic hillside train rides from Kandy to Nanu Oya near the garden city of Nuwara Eliya. Also, admire the natural wealth on a safari through Yala National Park and a whale & dolphin watching tour in Mirissa. End your trip by exploring the vibrant city of Colombo.

Highlights
  • Whale & dolphin watching tour in Mirissa
  • Yala National Park safari
  • Climb up to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Day 1 : Airport - Sigiriya expand_more
    • On your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, receive a warm welcome to Sri Lanka. From here, transfer to Sigiriya, which will entail a 4 to 5-hour road trip. 
    • Spend the night at a hotel close to Sigiriya. Recovering from a long flight is important as you prepare for a busy tour over the next few days, and so the first night will be spent relaxing and acclimatizing. 

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

  • Day 2 : Sigiriya - Kandy expand_more
    • After breakfast, go on a tour to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a monolith converted into a secure fort by King Kashyapa, who reigned for 22 years. The highlights of Sigiriya include drawings of “Apsaras” or Celestial Nymphs, of which about 20 remain to this day.
    • From Sigiriya, move on to Kandy. The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is the most sacred site for Buddhists worldwide. This is where the most important object in the Buddhist world, a tooth fragment recovered from the funeral pyre of the Buddha, is located. 
    • See a few traditional Kandyan dances at one of the city’s cultural performance centres. A troupe of dancers in vibrant costumes, accompanied by drummers, will give you a spectacular display of Kandyan dancing - leaving you mesmerised. 

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy 

  • Day 3 : Kandy - Nuwara Eliya expand_more
    • Following breakfast, take the scenic hillside train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya. Admire the beautiful landscape change and open up before you from flat terrain to mountains, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes. Tea Plantations are aplenty, as this area is famous for producing the world’s best tea. Look out for a very nice view of the famous Adam’s Peak, about 1½km from the station. 

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

  • Day 4 : Yala National Park expand_more
    • Transfer to the Yala National Park. There will be a stop en route in Ella to stop at the picturesque Ravana Falls. 
    • Continue to Big Game Camping Yala. An evening Safari at Yala gives you the chance to see leopards as they come out of their daytime slumber. Leopards may be the star attraction at Yala, but elephants, sloth bears, deer, jackals, wild boar, and a few hundred varieties of birds can be found throughout the National Park. 
    • After the evening safari, head back to Big Game Camping Site Yala, where you will spend overnight. 

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Yala

  • Day 5 : Yala to Galle or Unawatuna expand_more
    • Transfer to Galle after breakfast at Yala. Galle is the largest city and considered the southern capital of Sri Lanka. The main attractions in Galle include the 17th Century Dutch Fort (a World Heritage Site) with a culture and style of its own, beautiful and rustic houses and shops built in the Dutch colonial style, and narrow lanes paved neatly with cobblestone dating back in time.
    • During the late afternoon, enjoy and relax in Unawatuna, one of the best beaches in the world. The calm waters of Unawatuna Bay and Thalpe offer you a chance to lie down and catch some sun, go for a long walk on a beautiful beach, or dive into the still waters. Unawatuna is great for diving and snorkelling as well.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Galle or  Unawatuna

  • Day 6 : Mirissa - Colombo Or Negombo expand_more
    • Start in the small town of Mirissa, a few kilometres from Galle. It is the perfect place to get an organised whale and dolphin watching tour, which happens early in the morning. 
    • From Mirissa, transfer to Colombo. The largest, busiest, and most populated in Sri Lanka. Go shopping – from street vendors to the more glitzy shopping malls. Colombo city is a mix of colonial-era and modern buildings and rapid development over the past few years.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo Or Negombo

  • Day 7 : Colombo or Negambo - Airport expand_more
    • Transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport after breakfast for your departure from Sri Lanka.
What's Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Transport by private (A/C) vehicle
  • English speaking driver/Guide
  • Hotel or Airport pickup & drop-off
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Bottled water (500 ml per person per day)
  • Free Wi-Fi during the whole tour
  • Local insurance for the vehicle/passengers
  • 4 Star Standard accommodation with Half Board
What's Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • All Entrance Fees at interest places and Historical sites.
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Tour booking confirmation
Know before you go
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located hotels in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, and Negombo.
  • Airport pickup will be arranged based on your flight details.
  • You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.
  • Vegetarian options are available, and please advise at the time of booking if required.
  • The duration of transfers is approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • Gratuities are not included and are left to individual discretion.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Meeting Point

Colombo International Airport (CMB), Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
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Starting From

From

USD ---- 1200.00
USD 1200.00 / adult

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