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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Feel The Real Essence Of Sri Lanka

Colombo, Ella, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala, Sigiriya, Udawalawe National Park, Mirissa, Yala National Park

Driver Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour

Begin from Sigiriya and move towards Colombo, passing through Kandy, Nuwaraeliya, Ella, Yala or Udawalawa and Mirissa. Discover the exceptional island country through its tea plantations, scenic mountains and marvel at the unique fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. 

DAY 01


  • Drive to Sigiriya via Pinnawala.

  • Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Dambulla Golden temple.

  • Night stay in Sigiriya.

DAY 02

Sigiriya to Kandy

  • Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy.

  • Early morning visit Sigiriya.

  • We can spend some more time in Batik factory and Wood carving factory (as per your choice).

  • Elephant riding and Village tour in Sigiriya.

  • On the way to Kandy, we can visit Nalanda gedi ge in Nalanda and Ash Temple and a colourful Hindu Kovil in Matale.

  • We can also visit herbal garden in Matale.

  • Night stay in Kandy.

DAY 03

Kandy City Tour

  • Go for a Kandy City Tour.

  • Visit the Tooth Relic Temple.

  • Enjoy an Upper Lake drive.

  • Spend some time near the Kandy Lake.

  • Click photos of the Bahirawa Mountain.

  • Visit the Botanical gardens.

  • Take part in the Kandy traditional dance show.

  • Pay obeisance in the Degaldoruwa Temple.

  • Night stay in Kandy.

DAY 04

Kandy to Nuwara eliya

  • Drive Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.

  • On the way we can visit one of beautiful waterfall in Ramboda.

  • Stop for sometime in the hill country tea estate and visit a tea factory.

  • In Nuwaraeliya spend some time near the Gregory lake, New Zealand farm & Galway forest.

  • We can visit Horton plains in Nuwara Eliya. (If you like go there have to leave from hotel at 6 am in next day).

  • Night stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 05

Nuwara Eliya to Ella

  • Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella.

  • The most beautiful railway track in the Sri-Lanka Nanuoya (nearby Nuwara Eliya) to Ella.

  • A train trip can be made to Ella today, if you wish. Daily train schedule are 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

  • After that will pick up you from Ella railway station and visit little Adamspeak and Rawana temple and Rawana waterfall also nine arch bridge.

  • Night stay in Ella.

DAY 06

Ella to Yala or Udawalawa

  • Morning visit to Demodara railway station to see very amazing railway track.

  • Then drive to Yala or Udawalawa (it depends on you).

  • On the way visit Buduruwagala (an ancient Buddhist temple).

  • We can also can visit Yudaganawa and Maligavila if you wish.

  • Night stay at Tissa or Udawalawa.

DAY 07

Yala or Udawalawa to Mirissa

  • Early morning approx 6am we leave for jungle safari and move to Mirissa by noon.

  • Evening resting in the beach.

  • Night stay in Mirissa.

DAY 08

Mirissa to Colombo

  • Leave in the morning to see Whales and Dolphins to Mirissa fisheries harbour.

  • Then back to Colombo you can see stilt fishermen, Turtle hatchery, Mask museum also can do boat safari on Madu river.

  • Night stay in Colombo or drop to Airport.

  • 490 USD Per Group (* These prices are not included entrance tickets)
  1. Vehicle

  2. Gasolin

  3. Driver

Another trip worth trying:

Day 1: Negombo 

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Day 3: Sigiriya

Day 4: Kandy

Day 5: Kandy

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya

Day 7: Ella

Day 8: Yala

Day 9: Mirissa

Day 10: Airport

Colombo, Ella, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala, Sigiriya, Udawalawe National Park, Mirissa, Yala National Park

Driver Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour

Contributed By

Praveen Mendis

starting from
USD 490
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.