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6-Day Sri Lanka Highlights Tour From Dambulla To Colombo
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    6 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Tamil

Description

Spend a never forgetting time in the Rock Temple of Dambulla, feed the baby elephants, stroll in the spice and herbal garden and enjoy the Kandyan Cultural Dance Show. Go for a safari in Yala National park or Herbal Bath and Massage at Ella. Make the best out of this 6-day holiday!

Highlights
  • Feed the baby elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha
  • Enjoy a Herbal Bath and Massage at Ella 
  • Day 1: Visit Dambulla & Pinnawala expand_more
    • On arrival, a warm welcome to the tropical island of Sri Lanka and travel to Habarana via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where the baby elephants are fed and trained.

    • On the way, visit Dambulla Rock Temple, which dates back to the first century BC. Dambulla Rock is 152 meters high and is famous for its beautiful murals and statues, the colossal recumbent figure of Buddha 14 meters in height and the paintings on the ceiling of the cave.

  • Dy 2: Visit Sigiriya & Kandy expand_more
    • After breakfast, leave for Kandy via Sigiriya's rock fortress 200 meters high and see the remains of the palace, which was built by King Kashyapa in the 4th Century AD.

    • Also, see the world-famous frescos painted with earth pigments on plaster and the graffiti on the ‘mirror wall’.

    • On the way, visit a Spice and Herbal Garden at Matale.

    • In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha during the Pooja Ceremony and the Kandyan Cultural Dance Show.

  • Day 3: Visit Nuwara Eliya & Ella expand_more
    • After breakfast, do a city tour of Kandy. Visits include Botanical Garden in Peradeniya, which was the pleasure garden of the Royalty, Kandy Arts and Crafts Center, a Gem House and Lapidary, a wood carving factory and also the Upper Lake Road from where you will get a Panoramic view of the last kingdom of Sri Lanka.
    • Now, leave for Ella via Nuwara-Eliya, en-route visiting a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory. Experience one of the scenic and most spectacular journeys in the world - the heart of the Tea Country producing 50% of the World’s Best Tea.
    • Relax in the afternoon.
      • Optional: Visit the Ayurveda Spa for a Herbal Bath and Massage at Ella.
  • Day 4: Visit Yala expand_more
    • After breakfast, leave for Thissamaharama - the gateway to the Yala National Park. En-route visit Rawana Water Falls.

    • In the afternoon, visit Yala National park by jeep. Yala is one of the best-known reserves in the South Eastern corner of the island and the largest and most famous of Sri Lankan National Parks.

  • Day 5: Visit Galle & Colombo expand_more
    • After breakfast, leave for Galle.

    • On arrival, visit the Dutch Fort in Galle, which was built by the Dutch at the edge of the sea in 1663.

    • Leave for Colombo. 

      • Optional: On the way, visit Turtle Hatchery Farm, Moonstone Mines & do a boat safari in Madu River.

  • Day 6: Departure expand_more
    • Leave for the airport to catch the flight.

What's Included
  • Meet, greet & pick up at the Katunayaka International Airport
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle in the itinerary with service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Cost of accommodation on B/B basis commencing with breakfast on the day 2 summer 2015 and ending with the breakfast on the day 7 summer 2015 at the hotels specified or similar in the itinerary
  • All fuel, insurance, license fees and toll charges of the vehicle
  • Cost of accommodation and meals for the guide
  • Airport drop off
What's Excluded
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point

Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

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

    Our honeymoon in Sri Lanka in September 2018 was great and all was done because Janaka was there being our guide. The tour and the hotels that he choose for us was amazing and the places that we visited was all what we wanted to see.

    We are spanish and our english is not very good but with Janaka is very easy for comunícate.

    We recomed to go to Sri Lanka to all of our friends but only with Janaka. He is the best.

  • Alexandra

    I have never been to Sri Lanka before, but it was the most amazing holiday I have ever been to. Thanks to Janaka and his help, recommendations and services, we could enjoy our trip in Sri Lanka even more. He took us to many beautiful places from sea turtle hatchery, koggala lake with stops at different places, Udawalawe national park, moonstone mine to tsunami memorial and many good restaurants.  Janaka helped us with everything we needed. Everything was perfectly planned and we could not wish for better guide and person to help us. Janaka is amazing person and friend and will help you to plan the most amazing time in Sri Lanka.

  • wimarsha

    Janaka drove me and my girlfriend for 4 days throughout the cultural part of Sri Lanka (Sigiriya, Dambulla, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa). He’s first of all an experienced and safe driver with a modern and comfortable car. He has been really nice with us, showing us around his beautiful country and highlighting nice spots that we would never have found by ourselvers (speaking a good english). Moreover, he has been really kind to help retrieve our baggage, lost on arrival.. not sure we would have made it without him. Definetly suggesting to book a trip with Janaka if you wish to travel our Sri Lanka in a fast and comfortable way. Thank you again Janaka! See you next time in Sri Lanka!

  • Jessica

    We spent 9 days with Janaka in November and he made our holiday. He was recommended to us by friends and didn’t disappoint. The tour was very well priced and he listened to all our wants and delivered time and time again.

    We did so much in the time we were with Janaka and he seemed to know many of the people which made us feel very comfortable when we went off on our visits. He advised us on local culture and etiquette so we could make sure we were being as respectful as possible.

    He booked us good hotels and great activities and we were very impressed with his careful driving and great transport.

    Even after we left Janaka he stayed in contact for the remainder of our tour and went above and beyond to help us get to the airport at the end of our trip which he didn’t have to do.

    We will recommend Janaka’s tours to all of our friends.

    Thank you for making our holiday the best it could be.

    Jessica and Gareth

  • 杉杉

    遇到Janaka是这趟斯里兰卡之行的超大惊喜!他让我们的旅程变的更加科学和精彩。推荐的餐馆非常棒,也带我们去很合适的地方买纱丽,买纪念品,买金叶子酸奶,预定科伦坡的饭店等等。这个年轻小伙子非常非常非常多才多艺!唱片歌手,板球教练,打鼓,公司…而且!做饭超级好吃,你也想不到这样一个人曾经学的化学工程,做过市场方面的工作,经历丰富到不行。在接机的时候看到他第一眼,就觉得那双眼睛和双手让人可以依靠,笑起来的样子很暖喔!我们一行朋友5人,每次都不会打开后排的座椅,他每次都下车耐心帮我们,后来熟悉了他调侃我们是baby boy 和baby girl 哈哈哈。最后一天他知道我们不想顶着太阳参观古城,于是开着车一边转一边给我们讲解历史,在沿途遇到各种植物也会停下来让我们仔细看哈哈,可以说是非常细致靠谱热情了!绝对推荐!一定不要错过,你们会在他的陪伴下度过绝妙的斯里兰卡旅程,领略最正宗的文化,成为值得深交的朋友!

  • 因为想坐沿海火车,所以把毕业旅行定在了斯里兰卡。了解到斯里兰卡交通不是很方便,于是我们在淘宝上订了租车公司。第一次见到贾纳卡,是在科伦坡机场,他远远地就跟我们打招呼。脸黑黑的,一笑露出洁白的牙齿,温暖而美好,因为第一次见面,大家还有些拘谨,加上英语口音方面的些许障碍,一开始大家聊的不是特别开。不过渐渐地打开话匣子之后,我们发现贾纳卡简直太厉害了!前方高能预警!当贾纳卡开始跟我们讲他的经历的时候,瞬间觉得他的人生简直是开了挂一样。首先他是这家公司的老板,因为这段时间刚好有空,所以就来当我们的司机。还有他会唱歌,出过唱片。当时我们去康提的时候,要求他放一些当地的歌曲,结果他说他可以放自己唱的歌。我们心里都是怀疑的,以为就是用类似国内某些唱歌软件唱的歌。万万没想到!这是他自己录的唱片,而且真的很好听!!!接着,他还是一家板球俱乐部的老板,同时当过排球队队长。他的俱乐部还赢得过很多次国内重要比赛,甚至上过他们国家的新闻。此外,他还会做饭。我们有一天住的房子是带有厨房的,当时他就提议可以去当地市场买些食物,然后他做给我们吃。他做的饭真的也好吃呀!!!当然,他还会根据时间合理安排我们的行程,让我们休息的很好。总之,贾纳卡真的特别用心,让我们觉得很亲切,整个旅途真的是方便很多!!!

  • Weijun

    Durning our trip, Janaka tried his best to satisfy our needs. No matter how early we start our journey, he always pick us on time(even at 4.30am). And no matter where we want to have a meal, he would drive us to the right place. He is very friendly to us, even he cooked for us in the night in Kandy, and his dishes were very delicious. Also, he usually give us some good recommendations, especially when we were in Mirisa, he suggested us to change our itinerary, and after changing, we relaxed ourselves on the beach and felt better.

  • Martin

    I would like to thank again for a wonderful tour around Sri Lanka. Janaka is a great guy, a guide and a friend. We enjoyed every minute on this beautiful island, and especially thanks to JANKA. We were a group of 2 couples with experience of traveling, but for the first time with a guide. I have to say that having your own guide makes vacationing a whole other dimension. Do not hesitate to contact Janaka and discover the endless beauty of Sri Lanka and the friendliness of local people.

    We have had a lot of fun and have taken memories for life. We look forward to seeing you again and cordially inviting you to the heart of Europe to the Czech Republic.

    Pavel (aka Mr. Underwear), Ivanka, Lukas (aka Mr. Kitchen) and Kristinka

  • 祺颖

    非常热情的司机兼导游!服务超好,为我们推荐住宿和餐馆都非常实惠和舒适,还为我们做饭,教我们吃当地的手抓饭,买水牛奶酪给我们吃。他每天早上都会很早起来洗车,是个很爱干净的基督徒。他曾经是唱片歌手、演员,会打鼓,还是板球教练,简直全能。此行幸好遇到他,完成了一次十分完美又依依不舍的旅行。十分赞,推荐!

  • Jiaorong

    非常感谢Janaka!第一天到兰卡钱包就掉在酒店了,Janaka积极帮我们联系酒店安排同事去取钱包然后再将钱包送还给我们!整个行程Janaka都非常幸苦,起早贪黑再加上山路崎岖,云雾缭绕,要是没有一位好司机和向导这样的行程还是非常让人揪心的,我想我们这次斯里兰卡最大的幸运就是遇到像Janaka这样的司机!Thank you Janaka!

  • Xiliang

    非常感谢Janaka!第一天到兰卡钱包就掉在酒店了,Janaka积极帮我们联系酒店安排同事去取钱包然后再将钱包送还给我们!整个行程Janaka都非常幸苦,起早贪黑再加上山路崎岖,云雾缭绕,要是没有一位好司机和向导这样的行程还是非常让人揪心的,我想我们这次斯里兰卡最大的幸运就是遇到像Janaka这样的司机!Thank you Janaka!

  • Juraj

    On our 2 week journey around Sri Lanka Janaka was very supportive and reliable guide. Not only he showed us all the interesting places, helped us fix our Tuk Tuks and choose the right local fruits, he was also a great companion and friend. Thanks Janaka

  • young

    Last week, my friends and I had a-six-days`jouney in Sri Lanka. The happy time always gone like fly, I'll miss it very much, I miss Mangroves of the horse, long beach on the south coast, Galle Fort,Lion Rock, King coconut and sour milk.  First of all we want to say thank Janaka our Tour guide and driver very much for your help.Thanks to your family and kind-hearted people’s help, Janaka. The most unforgettable site is Mangroves of the horse, it is the best of best in this jouney. There are four reasons : the scene is charming and unique of mangroves; our flying happy mood ; Janaka- our Tour guide and driver is a handsome , warm and friendly tour guide, he likes smiling, reveal his white teeth, very lovely; Our Boatman -a local guy, black skin , he is very lovely too.If you visit Sri Lanka, you’d like to choose to go the beach resort on the south coast, Galle and other places ,and ask Janaka as a Tour guide and driver. Return to the topic,Let me introduce something interesting about mangroves,best of the best in our jouney.Our Boatman is a local guy, black skin, snow white teeth with curly hair , a bit like a Gypsy, he likes smiling, too. 上周,我和朋友们度过了六天的斯里兰卡之旅。快乐的时光总是飞逝而过,我非常地怀念,怀念那儿的红树林,南部海滨的长沙滩,加勒古堡,狮子岩,还有金椰子和酸奶。 首先,我们非常感谢Janaka,我们的导游兼司机,谢谢你们全家Janaka,还有这里的热心人民的帮助。最让我们难以忘怀的是红树林,是此次旅行中最好的最好。四点理由:一是迷人独特的红树林;二是我们放飞的心情,三是Janaka—我们导游兼司机,一个英俊、热情友好的向导,他喜欢笑,露出他白白的牙齿,很可爱;四是我们的船老大,一个当地的黑皮肤小伙子,他也很可爱。如果你打算斯里兰卡游,你可以选择去南部海滨,加勒还有其他的地方,你可以请Janaka 做导游兼司机。言归正传,让我说说红树林趣事,我们旅行中最好的最好。我们的船老大是个当地小伙子,黑黑的皮肤,雪白的牙齿,卷卷的头发,有点点像吉卜赛人,他也很喜欢微笑。Suddenly, he told us: A crocodile is swimming towards us, he is a baby crocodile.We say a:  very loudly, and the boatman deliberately shake the boat, we say a:  more loudly, the crocodile managed to escape from our boat and. Our Boatman say the crocodile was scared by our shouting.突然,他告诉我们:一只鳄鱼正朝我们游来,他是一只baby鳄鱼。我们大声地啊叫,船老大故意晃动着船,我们更大声地叫啊,那只鳄鱼设法逃离我们的船。船老大说鳄鱼被我们的叫声吓跑了。I feel some difficulties to express something about What we saw there and our feeling. Please allow me in Chinese and pictures to express myself.马度河不太像河,倒更像大大小小岛屿组成的湖,船老大好几次纠正了我的说法。为此他还特意他把船开往河与海交界处,交界处是出海口的沙滩,然后他回过头来问我是河还是湖。船儿在马度河中的红树林中穿梭,经过大大小小的岛屿,有鱼鹰在水面上休憩,河岸树丛中的小鸟在唱着不知名的歌儿,我们边感叹与欣赏大自然的神奇,不仅景色独特神奇,而且这儿的人民也很神奇和独特。船老大是一位极棒的导游,他边驾着船一边给我们介绍红树林的生长环境,金椰子树,还有一种结有类似芒果果实可以制作美肤的面膜等等,经过丛林和铁路桥下也不忘提醒我们低下头。有年轻人在河中用金椰子扔来扔去玩游戏,他们也像时而俯冲入水中,时而探出头来,伴随着朗朗的大笑声。让我不解的是他们不怕鳄鱼吗?我问船老大,他说他们不怕,有些鳄鱼不咬人,有些咬人。我说万一咬人的鳄鱼来咬怎么办,他说只有拼命地游或上船离开没有别的办法。船老大偶尔会给我们制造些惊喜,比如问我们再去看一次鳄鱼或去摘个金椰子,他还会转过身来朝我们笑笑问我们要自己试着开船吗?有一个最小的岛屿,约几平方米,岛上有座庙,船老大在这停下船来,给我们讲解岛上是现存了400多年的印度神庙等等。小岛旁,捕鱼的栅栏旁或进入红树林时他总提醒着我们的同时大声问要拍照吗,真的让我们感动。红树林划船探险期间还上了其中两个小岛屿,有老人演示用椰丝编织绳子,用椰叶编屋顶,肉桂皮的制作还有肉桂油之类。在此不细述。近三个小时的红树林之游后,大家有点点疲惫更多的是开心。Janaka带上了他的爸爸,看起来有点像兄弟俩,一起带我们去吃中餐。中餐后又去参观了加勒,他们一路上都在当我们的免费导游,对我们提出的任何问题都微笑着回答,没有一丝一毫的不情愿。Janaka的爸爸知识渊博、为人和善,在教堂里,在古老的钟楼前,在小巷前,在博物馆里听老人家讲述加勒的历史。在珊瑚砌成的城墙边,在海边,我们聆听大海的声音,悠闲地行走,开心地拍照,Janaka和他爸爸静静地呆在一旁,偶尔笑笑并对我们说Enjoy yourself之类。六天中这一天是自由活动,也是我们最快乐的一天,感谢Janaka和他的爸爸,还有船老大及两位憨厚的司机小伙。用小颖的话来总结下此次斯里兰卡阳光之旅: 充足的阳光,凉爽拂面的海风,蔚蓝干净的天空,一张张总是充满笑意的脸。。让我回味起这次的斯里兰卡异域之旅总是能嗅到很清新的阳光的味道。佛说,心里想到什么,你眼里看到的就是什么。是的,我心里满满的都是阳光啊……Ample sunshine, cool breeze from the sea, the blue clean sky, smiling faces…..Let me remember the exotic Sri Lanka trip, it always make me  smell the fresh taste of the sun. Buddha says, thought of what, what you see in the eyes is. Yes, my heart is full of sunshine......    ah...... All of us everyday feel the people of Sri Lanka are warm-hearted, sunny and happy, we also spent sunny and happy days. If you visit Sri Lanka, you’d like to choose to go the beach resort on the south coast, Galle and other places , and ask Janaka as a Tour guide and driver. I think Janaka will happy to help   you

  • derk

    一行20人的南部海滨一日游,非常好的服务及价格,值得拥有!

  • Miroslav

    I would like to say great " Thank You " for all from our 10 people group, who have spent 10 days with Janaka on our beatifull tour around Sri Lanka. We have many experiences, we met a lot of nice people, we have seen a lot of nice places and especially we had a lot of fun together. Thank You Janaka

  • Peter

    Such a great time with such a great man! Highly recommending if you would like to experience a true Sri Lankan friendliness and explore a beautiful country beyond standard expectations. All the best!

    PS: Milujem zbierku tvojich CD!

  • yongli

    Janaka是一位很有职业道德的司机,驾驶技术很好,遵守交通规则,能够满足游客提出的合理要求,使我们这次斯里兰卡之旅顺利进行。

  • wang

    英俊潇洒幽默帅气的小伙Janaka,在沟通顺畅的情况下,在大家相互理解中。我们一路欢歌笑语,他是一位非常优秀厨师,我们品尝到了他的厨艺,优秀的导游。祝Janaka生意兴隆达四海。

                                                                 王园

  • summerqh

    janaka是一个非常帅气的司机兼导游,驾车技术高超,每天都带着快乐的微笑进入工作,我们到斯里兰卡已经是第十天,给我留下了深刻的印象,如果能够沟通的更顺畅是一位很好包车司机,渡过一个愉快的路途。

  • Lilian

    Janaka is a helpful person, and also very friendly.

    good driving skills……We all like him.

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