%ORIGIN% to Sri Lanka
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Activities & Transport
- Bird Watching
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
8-Day Discovering The History Of Sri Lanka Tour
- Discover the Golden Temple of Dambulla, a world heritage site.
- Visit the organic herb and spice garden in Matale and get to know the secrets of the spices.
- A walk through the Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya.
- Relax at the amazing Pasikudah Beach and gaze upon the sparkling blue water.
Witness relics of ancient history, white sandy beaches, terraced hills of tea plantations and more - Sri Lanka has so much to offer!
Discover the bustling city of Colombo, an exciting combination of the modern and historical sights. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the cultural Dambulla Cave Temple, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, and the impressive Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Relax on the beach via Sri Lanka's eastern coast, and feel the warm sand between your toes before heading towards the sparkling tropical water with your snorkel mask. Don't forget to visit the famous Ceylon Tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya!
The possibilities in Sri Lanka are never-ending!
- Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation at BB & HB, including breakfast from day 2 through day 8
- 1 lunch at a local restaurant for 5 days, last day dinner at restaurant in Colombo
- All government taxes
- Welcome garlands upon arrival
- One time entrance to Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock, Kandy Temple, Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya and Gangarama Temple Colombo
- Services with English-speaking chauffeur and guide
- International flights
- Transportation on leisure days at the beach
- Lunch, dinner, and beverages
- Optional lunch at local restaurants – $12.00 USD per/person
- Water sports during beach stays – starting at $20.00 USD
Example Trip to customize
You've Arrived in Beautiful Sri Lanka
Welcome to the beautiful country of Sri Lanka! Upon arrival at the Colombo International Airport, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will escort you to your hotel in Negombo, a busy fishing port famous for its coconut products, cinnamon ceramics, and brass ware. Surround yourself with blue skies, colorful fishing boats floating on serene turquoise waters, and palm trees that flutter lightly in the wind.
Spend your first night on the island taking in these fresh tropical breezes or relaxing in your hotel.
Explore the Ancient Cave Temple
Wake up to a delightful breakfast at your hotel hen, it's time to head towards Habarana. On the way, visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a Buddhist cave-temple complex established over two thousand years ago that is still used today and known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As you explore the temple, keep an eye out for rock paintings and statues of various sizes. Afterward, continue your journey to Habarana, where you will spend the night.
Discover The Glorious City of Polonnaruwa
After you've taken in breakfast at your hotel, continue to explore more of this fascinating tropical island. Today, travel to the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. On route, you'll stop at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city saw the limelight between the tenth and twelth centuries AD. The ancient remnants which include many man-made reservoirs, are well-preserved and speak of Sri Lanka's glorious history. Visit the Royal Palace complex, the Quadrangle, and the incredible Gal Vihare complex, which features four massive Buddha images cut from a single granite slab.
After you have had enough of Polonnaruwa, head to Passe Kudah for the night.
Enjoy The Sri Lankan Tropical Paradise
Today is yours to spend as you please! After breakfast, spend the day relaxing in your resort at Pasikudah.
Relax on the soft white beaches and catch some of that tropical sunshine or explore the fine dining options in the area. Want to get your feet wet? Dive into the turquoise waters and discover what is underneath! You can rent snorkel gear or choose to just go for a swim. Maybe you will get a glimpse of some colorful fish or other underwater life?
Relax, recline, and enjoy the sunshine of Sri Lanka!
Visit the Enchanting Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Savor your breakfast, you have an exciting day ahead! Say goodbye to the beach and head off towards Sri Lanka's next wonder, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Constructed in the 5th century, this complex is famous for its stunning frescoes and impressive carvings. As you explore the fortress, make sure to take a look at the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of Beautiful Maidens, the ancient graffiti of the Mirror Wall, and the Lion Platform. Enjoy your midday meal at a nearby restaurant.
Later, you'll continue to Kandy, but don't forget to stop at the organic herb and spice gardens in Matale. Upon arrival in Kandy, watch a traditional cultural dance show over dinner before retiring for the evening.
Experience Kandy and its Surroundings
After having a delicous breakfast at your hotel, you'll explore the city of Kandy before heading to your next location. Surrounded by luscious hills, the city shows signs of well-preserved remnants of the past. Visit the famous Temple of the Tooth and the Royal Gardens, which is home to one of the world's most renown Orchid collections.
Looking for souvenirs? The area is the center for the nation's handicraft industry, as well as, home to the Gem Museum and Lapidary. Afterward, it's time to get out of the city!
After a stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, head to Nuwara Eliya, famous for its Ceylon Tea. Feel the rolling hills carpeted with tea plantations and doused with sparkling waterfalls before visiting a tea plantation Get a glimpse of the area's Victorian-style architecture before arriving at your hotel to spend the evening as you wish.
Experience the City of Colombo
After savoring your breakfast, your driver will pick you up and you will head back to the city of Colombo. Spend the day exploring the city! The perfect place to grab some last-minute souvenirs, the bustling metropolis is full of colorful markets, tiny shops, and stylish galleries. A clash of cosmopolitan and colonial, there is plenty of architecture to discover as you stroll through the streets.
There is plenty to explore in this diverse and exciting city!
Wave Goodbye to Sri Lanka!
Enjoy a last morning meal at your hotel before your departure. At the appropriate time, your driver will take you to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination.
Wave goodbye to Sri Lanka, and be sure to come again!