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8-Day Sri Lanka Highlights Tour From Sigiriya
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Hindi

Description

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 in this 8-day tour!

Highlights
  • Feed the baby elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha
  • Explore the Yala National Wildlife Park
  • Day 1: Sigiriya expand_more
    • Drive to Sigiriya via Pinnawala.

    • Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Dambulla Golden temple.

    Night stay in Sigiriya.


  • Day 2: Sigiriya to Kandy expand_more
    • Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy.

    • Early in the morning, visit Sigiriya.

    • Spend some more time in the Batik factory and Wood carving factory (as per your choice).

    • Enjoy Elephant riding and a Village tour in Sigiriya.

    • On the way to Kandy, visit Nalanda Gedige in Nalanda and Ash Temple and a colourful Hindu Kovil in Matale.

    • Also, visit the herbal garden in Matale.

    Night stay in Kandy.

  • Day 3: Kandy City Tour expand_more
    • Go for a Kandy City Tour.

    • Visit the Tooth Relic Temple.

    • Enjoy an Upper Lake drive.

    • Spend some time near 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 4: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya expand_more
    • Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.

    • On the way, visit one of the beautiful waterfalls in Ramboda.

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

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

    • Visit Horton plains in Nuwara Eliya.

    Night stay in Nuwara Eliya.

  • Day 5: Nuwara Eliya to Ella expand_more
    • 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. The daily train schedule is 9.30 am, 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm.

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

    Night stay in Ella.

  • Day 6: Ella to Yala or Udawalawa expand_more
    • 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).

    • Also, visit Yudaganawa and Maligavila if you wish.

    Night stay at Tissa or Udawalawa.

  • Day 7: Yala or Udawalawa to Mirissa expand_more
    • Early morning approx. 6 am, leave for jungle safari and move to Mirissa by noon.

    • In the evening, rest on the beach.

    Night stay in Mirissa.

  • Day 8: Mirissa to Colombo expand_more
    • Leave in the morning to see Whales and Dolphins to Mirissa fisheries harbour.

    • Then back to Colombo, see stilt fishermen, Turtle hatchery, Mask museum. Also, do a boat safari on the Madu river.

    Night stay in Colombo or drop to Airport.

What's Included
  • Vehicle

  • Gasoline

  • Driver

  • English-speaking guide

What's Excluded
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Nikita

    Первые пять дней на Шри-Ланке ездили по острову вместе с водителем Praveen. Машина - toyota, седан, кондей, всё комфортно. Водитель очень аккуратный, соблюдает ПДД, везёт плавно (даже иногда слишком медленно). По дороге показывает интересные места, рассказывает интересные факты. Полные пять дней стоят 400$. Всё включено (бензин, платные дороги, еда и ночлег водителя и тд). Водитель тебя сопровождает почти везде. Приемлемый уровень владения английским. Пунктуальность на высоте. Помог с билетами на поезд. В машине есть зонтики. 

    Вот наш маршрут:

    28.04.2019 

    Departure from the airport (Bandaranaike). arrival at 02:45 AM.

    Dambulla (Cave Temple, Gold Budda)

    Sigiriya (hotel). "Shen Residence" (No:253, Kalapuraya,Sigiriya, 21120 Sigiriya, Sri Lanka)

    29.04.2019

    Sigiriya

    Pinnawala (hotel). "Hotel Elephant Bay" (Pinnawala, , 71100 Pinnawala, Sri Lanka)

    30.04.2019

    Pinnawala

    Kandy (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, may be Peradeniya or Udawatta Kele Sanctuary)

    Mackwoods or Blue Field

    Ramboda

    Nuwara Eliya, Gregory Lake (hotel. "Leisure Village Nuwaraeliya" (No.165/11, Upper Lake Road, Nuwara Eliya, 22200 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka)

    01.05.2019

    Horton Plains National Park (early morning)

    Nuwara Eliya, Victoria Park (may be)

    Train from Nuwara Eliya (Nanuoya) to Ella.

    Ella (hotel). "Misty Hills Ella Resort" (Wellawaya Road, Ella, 90090 Ella, Sri Lanka)

    02.05.2019

    Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

    Little Adam's Peak

    Unawatuna (hotel). "Joe's Resort Unawatuna" (Matara Road, 80600 Unawatuna, Sri Lanka)

  • Håkan

    I had a wonderful time with Praveens driver Dilshan, called Dili. Everything is perfekt in this trip, well except Dilis singing skills. That needs improvement. I have no negative things to say about their services and the things about accomondation I told them about that and hope they Change some. Peace Dilshan

  • richard

    We chose our own itinerary for 4 days of touring in south Sri Lanka but checked some of our route and thinking by email with Praveen. He answered our questions quickly and helpfully and made suggestions about acitivities and things to see abd do. Whilst we booked our own hotels, he can also do this for you apparently which may suit some guests. His calm approach meant he was a steady and safe driver, especially impressive that my wife who gets travel sick, apart from the winding mountain roads had no issue with being a passenger. His knowledge was good and he would answer any questions and we appreciated his sense of humour and great laugh. Will book again on my return to cover the north next time. Would highly recommend. 

  • Adam

    Praveen and Dilshant were fantastic guides and drivers. 

    They set a great itinerary, according to our individual request. They were flexible and very helpful when our luggage didn’t arrive at the airport with us. 

    Dilshan was great company and an excellent guide. We loved the hotels they organized for us. They were nice and neat and cheaper than we could get on booking.com

  • andrea

    The trip totally exceeded our expectations, Praveen and Binal were extremely helpful and made our 2 weeks in Sri Lanka a beautiful experience. We felt safe at all times and even on the road (so different from Europe) we totally trusted our driver. We designed an itinerary, however, Praveen still manage to fit it with many more amazing things. I would go back to Sri Lanka, but only with Praveen and Binal! 

  • Laura

    Un viaje inolvidable. Desde el primer momento Praveen y Binal nos han transmitido muchísima confianza y seguridad que es lo más importante. Muy accesible en todo momento. Nos ha hecho súper buenas recomendaciones. Muy puntual. Explicaciones de los sitios turísticos correctas.Lo recomiendo 100%.

  • Borja

    I was the luckiest person when I came across Praveen's profile page and decided to contact him for my trip in Sri Lanka. He and Binal made our time the best. I am a well travelled person and I have never met anyone so enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun and invested in my well being as them. It has definitely been a great experience and I know that we owe most of it to him.

    If you want to have someone who knows what's best for you, respects your wishes, is NEVER late (no matter how early we woke) and is always eager to lift up your mood, then Praveen is the man to call. Also, his van is extremely comfortable and even has Wi-Fi!!

  • Javier

    Praveen es un Guía súper atento, amable y empático.

    Nos mostró la mejor cara de Sri Lanka y ha conseguido que nos enamoremos aún más de esta maravillosa isla.

    Un 10 Praveen y Binale

  • Ava

    We were a family of 3 visiting Sri Lanka for 4 days.  When booking our tour, I did not realise how big Sri Lanka is, but Praveen was very helpful and accomodating with his suggestions.  We decided to pick 3 sites that we really wanted to see... (Praveen suggested more but we decided to limit it a little and relax a little too) Lion Rock, Wild Animal Safari, and Cave Temple.  Most of our tour was concentrated in the Centre of Sri Lanka.  Lots of driving, but Praveen's car was very spacious and comfortable, and it was a great way to see the country side.  Would highly recommend booking Praveen again and again.  He toured us around the areas we asked for, which was very long distances in the car, (3-4hrs from Negambo to Dambulla) but totally felt safe and well looked after at all times.  He went beyond his call of duty, when I was playfully bitten by a street dog,  and Praveen took me to three different hospitals which all had run out of the Rabies vaccine,(a must if you are scratched or bitten) and therefore continued his pursuit until we found the required vaccine at the Local Dambulla Hospital... (who were absolutely amazingly helpful too).  Having completed my vaccinations, we continued to an  Elephant sanctuary suggested by Praveen on the day, which was the highlight of our tour.  Forever helpful, forever lifesaving, and forever a delight, I will be using Praveen's wonderful knowledge and services on our next visit to Sri Lanka... because we will definitely be visiting this beautiful country again.  

  • Noopur
    We just completed a 9 day trip around Sri Lanka, and Praveen was the perfect guide to do the trip with. He is a very able driver and a safe and calm pair of hands. Given we were travelling with our 2 year old and my parents, we needed flexibility with our travel plans, and he was always willing to accommodate the same. Fun to speak with, and great with his knowledge of Sri Lanka, warm personality and very helpful. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a good guide and good company to travel around this beautiful country.

  • lwtunna

    With my wife and friend we visited Sri Lanka over the New Year of 2017. We were met by Sanjeewa who drives for Praveen who we organised the hire of the vehicle with. We originally hired a car but upgraded to a van before we arrived and although there were only 3 of us the extra space was welcome.

    Sanjeewa was quite knowledgeable about the Southern part of Sri Lanka which we visited but as our freind had lived in Sri Lanka and had a home in the South a few years ago, we knew where we wanted to go and what to see. Sanjeewa was always available and smiling and ready to tell us places of interest and in particular drive very safely whcih is very important because other drivers pay little attention to white lines or bends in the road. A big thank you to Praveen and Sanjeewa.

  • Jeannie

    We were 3 ladies traveling in Sri Lanka for 3 days, and we packed as much into those 3 days as possible.  Praveen picked me up at the Colombo airport then we were off to Sigiriya so we could climb Sirygira  Rock, and continue to Kandy. Now we had only 3 days with him but we traveled from Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy then unto Yala National ParkHis English is very good and what a benefit Praveen was when we entered different areas of Sri Lanka.  Our activities ranged from Elephant rides, visiting Tooth Relic, touring the local village, visiting tea factory and eating at local restaurants.  He is educated, friendly, easygoing and a nice person. We felt safe with him and his driving capabilites are exceptional.   We loved our journey and we would recommend him to our friends! Thanks for our amazing countryside tour of Sri Lanka and your kindness in getting us safe to all our destinations.  Plus, all the emails you responded to in a delightful and diligent fashion.  Kudos to you!

  • Daria

    Thank you, Praveen for your attantion, for your intellectual style. It was very important for us. We found the another side of Sri-Lanka with your help, without any deceptions. The car was very comfortable, great taste in music!we felt us in safety, what is the most importantly. We will advise you to our friends. 

    Best Regards, Daria and Maxim

  • Anastasiia

    We've travelled group of 2couples. Me and my friend were in Sri Lanka before. Now we have only 7 days here, but it felt like we spent here the whole month, that's all because we have such guide as Praveen, he is the best guide we've ever met in Sri-Lanka! He met us in Colombo, took to Kandy (there we spent 2 days in great hotel he also recommended us) we visited Sigirya, Royal Botanical Garden. We could see more, but we're very lazy. The he dropped us to the ocean Tangalle. he is very smart , well educated, friendly, easygoing and nice person. We was in safety with him. We spent great time together! the car was also very comfortable , he is professional driver and also a well educated guide. He answered all our questions , took us the place we wanted, recommended us good place for eat and etc. We loved our journey , and without any doubts we will recommend him to our friends ! Thanks for that amazing unforgettable holidays!!!!

  • Anna

    We did a roundtrip with Praveen starting september 12th until the 20th. We are a young couple and decided to do it with a guide so that we can see as much as possible within those 9 days and we don't regret anything. We loved every single day of it! We saw so many different spots of the island and are very thankful that Praveen made our time unforgetable. He's the best tour guide anyone could wish for, he's very nice, helpful and friendly and always gives his best to make your stay unforgetable and as comfortable as possible. He knows everything about the island and it doesn't matter what you want to know, he always has an answer for it. If we'd ever decide to come back and do another roundtrip in Sri Lanka, we'd definitely do it with Praveen. I'd recommend him to everyone, that wants to do a round trip in Sri Lanka and wants to have an amazing stay! He knows all the secret spots! We are more than happy to have had the chance to travel with him! We had an incredible time with him! :-) and even though the cardriver in Sri Lanka are crazy, we never felt uncomfortable or scared driving with him, he is a very good driver! We always felt safe in the backseats of his car!

  • Louise

    We spent 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and used Praveens service for 9 days. We had a lot packed in and thanks to Praveen we managed to do and see everything we planned plus more. Praveen is more than just a driver and will provide you with suggestions of places to visit or alternatively just follow your plans. He accompanied us into some places such as temples so he could provide us with information about the place which made the visit more worthwhile. 

    Praveen was always on time and was a very safe driver, which seems to be unusual in Sri Lanka! So we always felt safe. Praveen was always happy to chat and answer our questions about his beautiful country. 

    We had an amazing holiday in Sri Lanka and could not have been happier we chose Praveen. Thank you Praveen!

  • Dilruba

    We totally enjoyed the entire trip of Srilanka because our tour guide was Praveen.He showed us all the amazing places & we found him extremely cordial.Tour guide in Srilanka rocks.We wish to come again & take a tour with Praveen

  • Ryan

    My wife (Japanese, 29) and I (American, 32) had a one week trip with Praveen.  

    He is a safe and reliable driver, always on time, and full of good ideas to spend an amazing vacation in Sri Lanka.  Also, it is obvious that Praveen really loves his country and teaching visitors all about its culture, its historic sights, food, and more.  Sometimes he stopped to buy snacks for all of us to enjoy, and he even stopped at a CD store to buy some Sri Lankan music for us to listen to while we were in the car.  We enjoyed that a lot.  He has a great sense of humor, is very friendly, takes great pictures and selfies, and is an all-around a great guy.  We miss him already!

    I really don't think you can ask for anything more in a tour guide/driver.  Praveen is at the top of his league and hopefully will be the #1 tour guide in Sri Lanka and the whole world!!

  • Brieuc

    Praveen is a knowledgeable, practical, resourful guide. We had an excellent 3 weeks tour of Sri Lanka. Yala was a fantastic experience. Trincomalee was excellent. 

    Praveen is resourceful when the hotel had an issue independent of his knowledge, he very quickly was able to change our hotel to a fantastic on the beach location.

    He is a very reliable person, also on time. He has an excellent sense of humour.He is very flexible, sometimes we were not interested in visiting some places and  he adapted the itinary accordingly. 

    I would recommend Praveen to anybody, we could not have what we did during our holidays without Praveen and his local knowledge. Overall a great tour guide.

  • Doris

    Thank you Praveen for unforgettable holidays in Sri Lanka. You made our stay really special.

    Praveen helped us plan our tour, selected the hotels and guesthouses for us and was the best company we could think of.

    Just to highlight a few: Praveen is an excellent driver, calm and careful. You just need to sit back and enjoy the tour. He has a good sense of great views and interesting motives so my husband who loves photography was able to take fantastic pictures of the scenery during our travel.

    Praveen is 100% reliable, on time and very diligent with all he does. He's full of suggestions what can be done during the tour, shows alternatives and recommends activities so that everyone in our family was satisfied and had fun. He is very discrete but attentive and always there when you need him. With his friendliness and sense of humor he's able to generate a very harmonic atmosphere. We really appreciate the conversations with him where we learned a lot about Sri Lanka, its people and the sites we visited.

    Our hotels and guesthouses have all been very charming and special: with great views, terrace to sit and relax, whether a clay hut or high up in a tree house,with pool or next to the lake and all were hosted by very friendly staff. Praveen's recommendations for food were excellent, whether in the guesthouse, a local restaurant or fresh fruit on the way.

    The best rice and curry we had on our last evening and we left Sri Lanka with the feeling that we say good bye rather to a good friend than to our tourguide.

    All the best to you and your family Praveen and looking forward seeing you again,

    Doris and Markus with Lisa and Matthias

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