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

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Experience the greatest sites of Sri Lanka, as you visit an elephant orphanage, climb Lion Rock, pray at Cave Temple, buy handicrafts and souvenirs, do water rafting, drink tea in the highlands, go on safaris in a national park, and so much more! Discover the fantastic things of this island country and know all its natural and cultural treasures in this 8-day tour!

Highlights
  • See baby elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • Explore the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic 
  • Day 1: Arrival in Colombo expand_more
    • After checking into your hotel, take advantage of some time on your own to relax or explore the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Overnight in Colombo.

    Meal(s): Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Hotel: Two-star hotel

  • Day 2: Pinnawala & Dambulla expand_more
    • In the morning, drive to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village. 

    • After that, leave for Dambulla, a 3-4 hr drive from Pinnawala. 

    • Take your time to relax in Dambulla.

    Overnight in Dambulla. 

    Meal (s): Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Hotel: Two-star hotel

  • Day 3: Sigiriya, Dambulla & Kandy expand_more
    • In the morning, climb the Sigiriya Rock. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka. 

    • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. A World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, it is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.

    • After touring Dambulla Cave temple, drive to Kandy. 

    • On your way, visit the Spice Garden, and watch the Cultural Show in the evening, an event geared towards tourists in Sri Lanka.

    Overnight in Kandy.

    Meal(s): Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Hotel: Two-star hotel

  • Day 4: Kandy & Kitulgala expand_more
    • Visit the Tooth temple in the morning. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. 

    • Head to the Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka.

    • After the Botanical Garden, do shopping in Kandy City, and then drive to Kitulgala to spend the night there.

    Meal(s): Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Hotel: Two-star hotel

  • Day 5: Kitulgala & Nuwara Eliya expand_more
    • Do water-rafting in the morning at Kithulgala. 

    • Drive to Nuwara Eliya, known for its temperate, cool climate; the city is, in fact, the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

    • On our way to Nuwara Eliya, visit a tea factory, watch waterfalls, and tea plantations with your Sri Lankan guide/driver.

    Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

    Meal(s): Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Hotel: Two-star hotel

  • Day 6: Ella & Tissamaharama expand_more
    • In the morning, at 9.30 am, begin the train trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, which takes about 3hrs.

    • Observe the beauty of Sri Lanka while passing through the middle of the tea plantations and vegetable gardens.

    Stay that night in Tissamaharama.

    Meal(s): Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

  • Day 7: Yala, Galle & Bentota expand_more
    • At 5.30 am, do the Yala Safari and then drive to Bentota. 

    • On the way, visit Hummanaya Blow Hole and Galle Fort.

    Stay that night in Bentota Beach Side Hotel.

    Meal(s): Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Hotel: Two-star hotel

  • Day 8: Departure expand_more
    • Be dropped off at the airport.
What's Included
  • Accommodation

  • English-speaking Sri Lankan driver/guide

  • Tax

  • Fuel

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • All entrance fees

  • Excursion fees

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

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
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Starting From

From

USD USD---- 1699.00
USD 1699.00 / adult

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