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Explore The Heritage Of Sri-Lanka In 10 Days
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Sightseeing, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife

  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

See prominent landmarks of Sri-Lanka, including the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple and Temple of the Tooth. Embrace the beautiful natural surroundings on safaris and visit a tea plantation and Ramboda waterfalls.

Highlights
  • City tours in the major cities of the country
  • Visit Sigiriya which is a UNESCO world heritage site 
  • Jungle Safari at a National Park
  • Day 1: Arrival expand_more
    • Upon arrival, your Sri Lankan tour guide will receive you at the airport and drive you to Negombo which is a 20 minutes drive.

    Overnight stay in Negombo.

  • Day 2: Towards Anuradhapura expand_more
    • Drive to Anuradhapura to do a city tour.

    Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

  • Day 3: Visits to historical sites expand_more
    • Visit the cradle of the Sinhalese Buddhist civilizations. Here, see the main attractions like Yaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweliseya Dagoba, Mirisavetiya Dagoba, Jetavanarama Stupa, Tuparama Stupa, Abhayagiri Dagoba, Twin Ponds and Isurumuniya Vihara.

    • Take a break for lunch.

    • Proceed to Mihintale, which is a religious place and also of historical importance. Here the earliest introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka took place in 247 BC. The site contains a range of mountain peaks, a Vihara complex with dagobas and ruins of monuments and structures.

    Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

  • Day 4: Proceed to Sigiriya expand_more
    • After breakfast, proceed to yet another UNESCO world heritage site in Sri Lanka - Sigiriya. It is a beautiful ancient palace built atop a 660 feet tall rock column. This wonderful rock castle is a creation of King Kassapa (AD 477-495). It is also one of the biggest attractions of Sri Lanka and enchants people with its stunning frescoes.

    • In the afternoon around 2.30 pm, go on a safari in the Kaudulla National Park or Minneriya National Park which are home to hundreds of wild elephants.

    Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

  • Day 5: Will head towards Kandy expand_more
    • After breakfast, set off to discover the famous cave temples and also the iconic golden temple.

    • One of the eight world heritage sites in Sri Lanka, the Dambulla heritage site has a history dating from prehistoric and proto-historic times, till the modern period.

    • On our way to Kandy, stopover at Dambulla to catch a glimpse of the wonderful cave temples, ironwood forest and rose quartz mountain. Time for some photography.

    • While coming down from there, we can also visit the spice gardens.

    Overnight stay in Hill Capital Kandy.

  • Day 6: Kandy city expand_more
    • After breakfast, take a stroll around the Kandy Market Square. Spend some time souvenir hunting.

    • In the evening pay homage to one of the most sacred sites in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth or Dalada Maligawa. It is believed to house the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.

    Overnight stay in Kandy.

  • Day 7: Head towards Nuwara Eliya expand_more
    • After breakfast, head towards Nuwara Eliya, a city of leisure and pleasure, and en route make a visit to a Tea factory.

    • Visit the Ramboda waterfalls.

    Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

  • Day 8: Will visit the 'World End' expand_more
    • After breakfast, visit the 'World‘s End' at Horton Plains.  The plateau here plunges 880 m and hence offers a feeling as if this is the endpoint of the world. Misty surrounding makes it more realistic.

    • Next, visit Gregory Lake and witness the most beautiful highlands in Sri Lanka.

    Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

  • Day 9: Move to Colombo expand_more
    • After breakfast, we travel to Colombo, en-route make a stop at the best white water rafting spot in Sri Lanka.

    • After spending some time there, head towards the commercial capital and the largest city with a population of nearly five million.

    Overnight stay in Colombo.

  • Day 10: Departure expand_more
    • Your Sri Lankan tour guide will drop you off at the airport.

What's Included
  • Accommodation in 3-Star Hotels with B&B

  • English speaking Sri Lankan tour guide 

What's Excluded
  • Entry fees to historical & other sites

Know before you go
  • You can also change the Itinerary as per your wish and the number of day's you are planning to stay.

  • You can also opt to hire the guide as only a driver with transportation at the cost of $50 per day for a car & $60 for a van per day for more than three people. In this way, you can book your Hotels online and I will only do the tour for you.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Per person
1 To 4 USD 820 Per Person

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • Agata

    My husband and I travelled with Kasthuri for 2 weeks from the airport to Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Udawalawe, Tangalle, Mirissa and Hikkaduwa. He's a very good driver and we felt safe in the car at all times on crazy roads in Sri Lanka. He was always punctual and kept in contact at all times. 

    We had to change our plans during the trip due to the corona virus spread prevention measures and it has been no problem for our driver, he's been very accommodating. Overall Kasthuri is a nice, caring person and nothing was too much trouble for him. 

    There was more driving than 'guiding' on our tour though and I felt the knowledge and information about sites we travelled to could have been improved. The reason I decided to book the whole trip with one driver was that we'd be able to stop whenever and wherever and also to get expertise and guided tour of Galle for example. We've been able to stop where and when we wanted, but we didn't get any guided tours of any of the places we visited.  I was very clear on my itinerary the type of holiday we wanted, it was mainly nature and hiking with some beach time. We wanted to go to the Knuckles Mountains and other hiking destinations and we even clarified this when booking the tour, but on arrival it turned out that we can't do this with our driver and we had to book a separate tour with a naturalist, which cost us extra money. We also found ourselves getting tuk tuks here and there, as we only saw our driver every other day. 

    Overall we enjoyed our trip, but next time we tour around Sri Lanka or other Asian countries, I will just book taxis between places. We prefer a freedom of changing the itinerary and not having to agree schedules and meeting times, and it's more cost effective. 

  • Wendy

    Kastro has been such a great guide, he's shown us some fantastic sights from Jaffna to Trinco, Ella to Yala. He's even safely put us on the train for a 5hrs journey to Jaffna equipped with breakfast and yummy biscuits. He takes care of his clients showing them respect whilst tailoring the journey to their often changing needs. He was always ready to give suggestions to improve parts of the  journey (listen to him but be honest with what you want ie. shopping or historical sites), please trust his choices from  accomodation to a recommended  crab curry in the menu. For a visit to see true Sri Lanka a beautiful and diverse country book Kastro as your guide.

  • Dawn

    We used Kastro for a 7 day tour in 2019 around central and southern Sri Lanka and were so impressed with his enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge that we are coming back in 2020 to explore the rest of this beautiful island. Kastro has such a passion for  his work and his attention to detail ensures you can just sit back and enjoy your trip. Thank you Kastro! 

  • John

    In summary a brilliant 10 day trip with Kastro across Sri Lanka.

    Kastro is a very friendly and helpful guide. At the start of our trip Kastro was waiting at the airport and swiftly drove us straight to Sigiriya in his impecably clean and comfortable SUV.  

    Throughout our trip, Kastro was knowledgable about points of interest and very accommodating to specific interests, whether it be eating, sight-seeing or local activities. 

    Kastro was thoughtful in planning ahead for activities, such as booking our train tickets for Kandy-Ella before we arrived and timing our daily schedule very well.

    We always felt very safe throughout our trip and would highly recommend his services.

    John and Sil

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