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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Visit Sri Lanka's Iconic Attractions

Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Galle, Kandy, Mirissa, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Yala National Park

Archeology Tour
Culture Tour
Jeep Safari Tour
Visit Sri Lanka

Scenic Train Journey

Nuwara Eliya-Sri Lanka

Tour around Sri Lanka's iconic cities and cultural landmarks with a local guide. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, go on a jeep safari and enjoy the sun at golden beaches across the country. 

DAY 01

Colombo - Anuradhapura

  • Arrive at the “Bandaranayake International Airport” and meet your guide.

  • After tour briefing, transfer to Anuradhapura, the first capital of Ancient Sri Lanka. 

  • After reaching Anuradhapura check-in to the hotel.

  • In the afternoon, we will visit Sri Maha Bodhiya (Sacred Bodhi tree) and the temple to see the evening ceremony. 

  • Evening at leisure at the hotel.

DAY 02

Anuradapura - Mihintale - Habarana

  • After breakfast, leave for a visit to Anuradhapura UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

  • After finishing the visit of the ancient city, start driving to Mihintale. 

  • Proceed to Sigiriya or Habarana. 

  • Overnight stay at Sigiriya or Habarana.

DAY 03

Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya - Habarana

  • After breakfast, visit Polonnaruwa UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Lunch at Polonnaruwa local village house and proceed to Sigiriya UNESCO World Heritage Site for the sunset. 

  • Overnight stay at Sigiriya or Habarana.

DAY 04

Habarana - Dambulla - Kandy

  • After breakfast, leave for Kandy and visit Dambulla caves UNESCO World Heritage site and a spice garden in Matale, on the way to Kandy. 

  • Kandy city tour and cultural show in the evening. 

  • Visit the temple of the tooth UNESCO world heritage site for evening ceremony (1830h to 19:30h).

  • Overnight at Kandy.

DAY 05

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

  • After breakfast, leave for a visit to Kandy city, upper lake drive, Kandy Lake, market square, the city centre, and Peradeniya botanical garden. 

  • Then proceed to Nuwara Eliya, the highest land in the country (2000 m).

  • On the way, you can see a few waterfalls and visit a tea estate and factory, where you can observe the process of making tea.

  • Lunch in Nuwara Eliya. 

  • Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 06

Nuwara Eliya - Ella

  • After breakfast, walk around Nuwara Eliya city to visit the market area, post office, Victoria City Park, and drive to Nanu Oya railway station to catch the train to Ella. This is the most scenic train trip in Sri Lanka. 

  • The driver guide will travel along with your baggage in the car to Ella railway station and wait for you. 

  • Explore Ella and overnight stay at Ella.

DAY 07

Ella - Thissamaharama

  • After breakfast, visit Little Adam’s peak and leave for Tissamaharama, en-route visiting “Rawana waterfalls”. 

  • Check-in to the hotel at Tissamaharama and have lunch. 

  • Afternoon visit to Yala national park (4 hours Jeep safari).

  • Back to the hotel for overnight stay at Tissamaharama.

DAY 08

Thissamaharama - Mirissa or Galle or Airport

  • After breakfast, leave for the south coast, where all the good beaches are located.

  • Proceed to visit Galle UNESCO world heritage site. 

  • On the way, visit stilt fishermen and sea turtle hatchery.

  • Drop off at your choice of beach at Mirissa or Galle. Or transfer to Airport.

  • 240 USD Per Adult (* Transport Cost)
  • 245 USD Per Adult (* Accommodation on 3* category hotel on Bed & Breakfast Category)
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or van.

  • Fluent Professional guiding at all the above sites.

  • Complimentary airport or hotel pick up.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access while travelling.

  • Bicycle to visit Polonnaruwa, on request.

  • Mineral water

  • The train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella can be arranged at cost, under request.

  • Hotel reservations with special competitive rates can be arranged on request. (Budget hotels - Star class hotels.)

Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Galle, Kandy, Mirissa, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Yala National Park

Archeology Tour
Culture Tour
Jeep Safari Tour
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USD 240
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.

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