Best of Sri Lanka

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A Minimum of 2 Travelers
15 Days
14 Nights

Trip Highlights

Negombo

Colombo

Pinnawala

Sigiriya

Anuradhapura

Mihintale

Hiriwadunna

Trincomalee

Kandy

Nuwara Eliya

Kitulgala

Ella

Yala

Galle

Bentota

Included

Activities
Conference rooms
Library
Pool
Restaurants

Itinerary

If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure, Sri Lanka is the destination for you. From vibrant cities to lush jungles, Sri Lanka has something to offer everyone. You'll get the chance to experience diverse cultures, try delicious food, and explore wild nature with powerful waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes. And don't forget the annual festivals that make Sri Lanka one of the most exciting places in the world!

15 Days
15 Days trip including flights
14 Nights in destination

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date. The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

Days

Day 1: Arrival / Negombo

Negombo is a vibrant city that awaits your arrival. Upon landing at the airport, you will be greeted by your private chauffeur guide who will escort you to your hotel. Once there, you can check in and relax. After a good rest, you can explore the city’s many attractions and experience its vibrant culture for yourself.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Suriya Luxury Resort    

Option 02:  Jet Wing Beach 

Option 03:  Jet wing lagoon

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Day 2: Colombo /Pinnawala /Sigiriya

The morning is the perfect time to explore the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Starting with a visit to Sigiriya, one can explore its iconic ruins, enjoy the majestic views, and get lost in its captivating history. A journey from Sigiriya will take you through some of Sri Lanka’s most stunning landscapes and rural villages, allowing you to experience a relish and scenic journey that will remain with you for many years to come to.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a unique and unforgettable experience for any traveler. Here, you will be able to observe a large herd of elephants in their natural habitat. Not only will you have the chance to feed and interact with these majestic creatures, but you can also take a leisurely stroll around the orphanage grounds.

Continue to Sigiriya (2.5hrs)

Upon arrival check in to your hotel & relax 

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Sigiriyana Lake by Thilanka   

Option 02:  Cinnamon Lodge  

Option 03:  Heritance Kandalama

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Day 3: Sigiriya /Anuradhapura /Mihintale /Sigiriya

Take a journey back to the 3rd century and explore Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka. After breakfast, you will be taken on an exciting city tour of Anuradhapura. Here, you will get to see the ruins of palaces, temples, monasteries, and royal parks. You will also learn about Sri Lanka’s rich history and culture as well as its vibrant people who still live in this ancient city.

Located in Anuradhapura, the Sri Maha Bodhi is a revered site of worship for Buddhists around the world. It is believed to be the oldest living tree in the world with documented records dating back to 2000 years. Visiting this sacred site is an incredible experience that allows visitors to gain insight into the importance of Buddhism and its history. It was grown from the same tree under which Prince Siddharth meditated in Bodh Gaya India and achieved enlightenment to become known as The Buddha. This Bodhi Tree thus serves as a symbol of spiritual awakening and has been venerated by Buddhists for centuries.

Mihintale is a special place steeped in history and legend. Located near Anuradhapura, it is a mountain peak believed to be the site of the meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa. It is only 1.5 hours away from Anuradhapura, so it is well worth taking the time to make the journey and explore. Visitors will be able to experience breathtaking views of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles and rolling hills.

After a long day of exploring, there’s nothing quite like returning to the comfort of your hotel room.¬†

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Sigiriyana Resort by Thilanka   

Option 02:  Cinnanon Lodeg Habarana 

Option 03:  Heritance Kandalama

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Anuradhapura City tour

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Climb Mihintale Rock temple

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Day 4: Sigiriya / Hiriwadunna / Sigiriya

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a sight to behold. Built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century, this fortress is a World Heritage Site and a must-see for any traveler. A morning climb to the top of this ancient citadel is an unforgettable experience as you witness the sunrise from its peak and soak up its rich history. The journey up and down takes about 2.5 hours.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating Sri Lankan countryside. Uncover the rural beauty of paddy fields, vegetable plantations, and tropical jungles while riding in a jeep or tuk-tuk. Experience the vibrant culture, meet friendly locals, and get an authentic taste of this amazing destination. Explore ancient temples, colonial architecture, and stunning beaches. 

Embark on a journey of discovery and beauty with a sail across the lake on a catamaran. Enjoy the stunning views of nature and life around you, spotting birds and butterflies, as well as the villagers fishing or washing clothes at the periphery. Make memories and cherish them forever as you take in all that this unique experience has to offer.

Return to your hotel and relax.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Sigiriyana Resort by Thilanka   

Option 02:  Cinnanon Lodeg Habarana 

Option 03:  Heritance Kandalama

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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Hiriwadunna Village Safari

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Day 5: Sigiriya / Trincomalee 

Trincomalee is a city brimming with history and natural beauty. Located on one of the world’s finest natural harbors, it serves up stunning beaches, rich in culture and steeped in tradition. Transferring to Trincomalee takes just 2.5 hours and is an unforgettable experience, as you marvel at the crystal-clear waters lapping against the white sandy shoreline. This historic city is old almost beyond reckoning.

Check in to your hotel & relax.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Trinco Blue by cinnamon    

Option 02:  Uga Jungle Beach

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Trincomalee Beach

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Day 6: Trincomalee 

Witness the beauty of the sunrise over the Indian Ocean on an early morning dolphin-watching experience. Start at 6 am from the hotel, where you will board a shared boat for departure from Trincomalee at 6.30 am. A packed breakfast and water bottled will be provided to fuel your adventure! Get ready to experience the wonders of nature in an unforgettable way as you watch dolphins frolic in their natural habitat.

Note – if you are porn to seasick better to take preventive medicines.

Return to your hotel & relax.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Trinco Blue by cinnamon    

Option 02:  Uga Jungle Beach  

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Dolphin watching

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Day 7: Trincomalee 

Have you ever wanted to explore the stunning Pigeon Island? Now is your chance! With a boat tour and snorkeling, you can experience the beauty of this island in about 1.5 – 2 hours. Whether you’re looking for a day of relaxation or an adventure, this excursion will not disappoint!

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Trinco Blue by cinnamon    

Option 02:  Uga Jungle Beach  

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Pigion Island Snorkeling

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Day 8: Trincomalee / Kandy

Take a journey to the historic city of Kandy, the former capital of Ceylon. Located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. On your way, you’ll pass through lush forests, terraced paddy fields, and peaceful villages Рall within 4.5-5 hours.

Dambulla is a place of wonders, home to a unique and awe-inspiring destination – the Dambulla Cave Temple. This ancient temple complex is believed to have been built in the 2nd century BC and boasts a remarkable collection of Buddha images and rock paintings. A visit to the temple is sure to transport you back through time, offering an insight into Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage.¬†

En-route visit Spice Garden. A visit to this garden is a delight for the senses. For centuries, Sri Lanka has been known for its rich and aromatic spices, from cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and pepper to cardamom. These spices are grown in home gardens here and the fragrant smell of their growth is captivating. Whether you are looking to sample the flavors Sri Lanka offers or simply wish to explore a truly unique piece of culture, this garden is a perfect stop.

Evening witnesses the Traditional dance performance act & visit the most sacred temple in the traditional Sri Lankan way РThis is one of the most famous evening events in this city of heritage and is a major highlight of any trip. Starting in the evening, the show captivates your ears and eyes with spectacular displays of local culture and art. Covering various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions, expect to see drummers, fire dancers, and more in a cultural spectacle that should not be missed.

A visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka is an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of Kandy, making it a popular pilgrimage spot for Buddhists from around the world. The Puja Ritual held in the temple with its vibrant atmosphere, traditional drums, trumpets, and brightly-clad Monks is something that will stay etched in your memory forever. From its ancient architecture and captivating culture to its spiritual significance.

Optional: Sri Lanka’s most colorful cultural festival – Every summer in the city of Kandy, a procession of elephants, costumes, and dancers take to the streets for the 10-day festival.¬† In 2023, this festival will be even more special as it marks a major milestone for the country: 400 years since the Tooth Relic was first brought to Sri Lanka.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Hotel Topaz    

Option 02:  Golden Crown 

Option 03:  Earls Regency

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Visit Dambulla Cave temple

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Visit Spice Garden

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Witnessing Cultural dancing event

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Temple of Tooth Relic

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Day 9: Kandy

Today, you have the unique opportunity to attend a Cookery Class conducted by local women. Through this class, you will get an in-depth look into the complex and varied cuisine of Sri Lanka. With the help of experienced cooks, you will learn how to create delicious dishes that encompass all different ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka. Get ready for an unforgettable experience full of flavors and aromas!

Next, you will have a great Chance to take a photo in a local costume

  • Saree for women¬†
  • Sarom for men¬†¬†¬†

Later visit the Royal botanical garden – The Royal Botanical Garden of Sri Lanka is a living testament to the amazing diversity of nature. Founded by a Sinhala King as a pleasure garden centuries ago, it has since been expanded by the British and today spans 147 acres of lush greenery. It is home to a vast array of trees, plants and flowers, making it an ideal destination for anyone who wishes to immerse themselves in the beauty and grandeur of nature.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Hotel Topaz    

Option 02:  Golden Crown 

Option 03:  Earls Regency 

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Cooking Clases with local Luch

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Taking photos with local costume

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Visit Royal Botanical garden

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Day 10: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya

A picturesque hill station in Sri Lanka is a paradise for nature lovers. From cascading waterfalls to lush tea plantations, the journey is simply breathtaking. Set off on an approximate 2.5-3 hour journey filled with majestic mountains and spectacular scenery. During the drive, stop at Ramboda Waterfall and take in its stunning beauty!

Experience the enchanting world of tea plantations and factories where the finest Ceylon tea is produced. Explore the process of manufacturing tea, pick your own leaves, and try your hand at making it. Enjoy a unique experience as you learn about the fascinating history and culture of Ceylon tea production, all in spectacular, lush surroundings.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Araliya Red     

Option 02:  Araliya Green Hills  

Option 03:  Heritance Tea Factory

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Photostop Waterfalls

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Tea Plantation & Factory visit

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Day 11: Nuwara Eliya / Kitulgala

In the morning take an excursion to Kitulgala. Kithugala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. 

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience in nature, then look no further than white water rafting in the picturesque Kelani River. Covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids, this activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years, with safety gear, modern rafts, and experienced guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Get ready to take on some of the most thrilling rapids around – this is an adventure you won’t soon forget! a memorable Experience during your White-Water Rafting Tour in Kitulgala.

return to Nuwara Eliya & Relax

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White water rafting

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Day 12: Nuwara Eliya / Ella by Train

Morning spend at free.

In the afternoon engage in a scenic train ride to Nuwara Eliya, train departs by Kandy at 8.15 am and reaches Nuwara Eliya at 12.10 pm.

Ella Odyssey Train will stop at the below Photo locations (during Kandy to Ella) 

  • Elgin Falls viewpoint – (2 minutes)
  • Summit Level – (2 minutes)
  • No 18 Tunnel – (3 minutes)
  • Kithal Ella Waterfall viewpoint – (3 minutes)
  • Nine Arches Bridge – (10 minutes)

Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your chauffeur-driven guide and transferred to your hotel to relax.

Overnight: 

98 acres Resort 

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Train ride

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Visit 9 arch Bridge

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Day 13: Ella / Yala

In the morning Enjoy a Thrilling Zip lining experience – experience Mega Zipline experience with flying Rawana in Ella.

  • Safety Lockers
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety Instructions & training¬†
  • (ERCA) certified Zip Masters

Sri Lanka is home to some of the world’s most stunning natural attractions. One such destination is Mini Adams Peak, a beautiful and inspiring tourist spot. Named after Adams Peak, this majestic site offers visitors an opportunity to experience a breathtaking view of its surroundings and relive the legend of Lord Buddha’s presence in the area. Mini Adams Peak is a must-visit for any traveler (Approximately 2.5-3 hours trek Up & Down).

Get ready for an amazing and unique adventure at Yala National Park! Embark on a thrilling jeep safari to explore the wilds of this magnificent park, where you can spot spotted deer, wild boar, and elephants in their natural habitats. Enjoy bird-watching as well and make lasting memories of your afternoon safari at Yala National Park. The safari starts around 2.30 – 3.00 pm. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to experience this incredible journey!

During the safari, you’ll be served fresh Water Melon to quench aweary.

Check in at your hotel & relax.

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Enjoy Mega Zip Lining

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Climb Mini Adams Peak

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Yala National Park

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Day 14: Yala / Galle / Bentota

In the morning you will be transferred to Bentota – South Coast.

Galle Fort is an incredible example of a structure that has stood the test of time. Built in 1588 by the Portuguese, this ancient fort has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and remains a testament to its rich history and architecture. From its strategic location on the coast to its unique mix of European and Sri Lankan architectural styles, Galle Fort will provide you with an unforgettable experience as you explore this magnificent monument.

check in to your hotel to relax.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Cinnamon bay Weligama        

Option 02:  Sheraton Kosgoda        

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Visit Galle historical dutch fort

Day 15: Bentota / End of the tour

Today you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Colombo airport (2.5hrs) for your departure flight.

If you have time permits ‚Äď engage in a shopping tour in Colombo.

Accommodation: 14 Nights

Select your hotel category

Included activities

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Anuradhapura City tour

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Climb Mihintale Rock temple

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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Hiriwadunna Village Safari

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Trincomalee Beach

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Dolphin watching

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Pigion Island Snorkeling

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Visit Dambulla Cave temple

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Visit Spice Garden

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Witnessing Cultural dancing event

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Temple of Tooth Relic

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Cooking Clases with local Luch

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Taking photos with local costume

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Traditional Sri Lankan culture

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Royal Botanical Garden

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Photostop Waterfalls

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Tea Plantation & Factory visit

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White water rafting

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Train ride

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Visit 9 arch Bridge

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Enjoy Mega Zip Lining

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Climb Mini Adams Peak

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Yala National Park

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Visit Galle historical dutch fort

Included activities

Shopping in Famous shopping

Udawalwe National Park by Safari jeep

Elephant Transit Home

White water rafting

Nature walk in to Kithulgala forest

Nature photography

Bird watching

Water sports

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