Tour of Sri Lanka - 10 Days

Trip Overview: From $3565CAD

This 10-day tour of SriLanka is full of activity on a tour that includes stunning temples, ancient ruins, wildlife, scenery, waterfalls, and an optional balloon ride.

A 6am balloon ride will let you see all the best sites

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Trip Highlights

  • Munneswaram temple
  • Anuradhapura
  • Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Hot Air balloon trip (optional)
  • Aukuna Buddha Statue
  • Sri Dalada Maligwa
  • Perediniya Botanical Gardens
  • Ramboda Falls
  • Yala Wildlife Park
  • Mask Making Factory

Trip Itinerary

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On arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport you will be taken to your hotel where you can rest and recover from the jetlag.

Stay overnight at Heritance Hotel, Negombo

Distance: Airport to Negombo 3.8 miles

Heritance hotel in Negombo will help you relax after a long journey

Luxury 5*

Early morning pick-up from Negombo hotel will get you on your way to Habarana.

On the way, you will take time to visit Munneswaram temple at Chilaw and ancient ruins at Anuradhapura

Stay overnight at Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana

Distance:

  • Negombo to Chilaw 50min, 30 miles approx.
  • Chilaw to Anuradhapura 2 hours, 83 miles approx.
  • Anuradhapura to Habarana 50min, 35 miles approx.

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CHILAW AND ANURADHAPURA

Munneswaram Temple at Chilaw, is a revered Hindu temple. Legend has it that it was on this site that King Ayodyha prayed to Shiva following his war with the demon king Ravana. The temple complex consists of 5 temples, the largest being the one dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka and is famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The city, now a World Heritage site, was the centre of Theravada Buddhism in Asia for many centuries.

Breakfast
First Class 4*

Today you will drive to Polonnaruwa to tour the ancient city, visit Dambulla Rock Temple and Sigiriya.  While mostly accessible, not all areas are suitable for people with mobility difficulties. There are beautiful resting spots throughout.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge
Distance: Habarana-Polonnurawa-SigiryaDambulla-Habarana: 1 hour 30 mins. 64 miles approx.

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POLONNARUWA, SIGIRIYA AND DAMBULLA

Polonnaruwa became the capital of Sri Lanka in the 10th century AD and remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in the country. Its beauty was also used as a backdrop to film scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sigiriya is a World Heritage Site, built by King Kashyapa (473 -491 AD). The Lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens.

Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Major attractions are spread over 5caves, which contain statues and paintings related to Buddha and his life.

Breakfast
First Class 4*

Early morning pick-up from hotel in Habarana for 1hr Hot Air balloon trip over Cultural Triangle (optional). You will visit Aukuna Buddha Statue then enjoy a scenic drive to Kandy. In the evening, you will spend the evening at a Cultural show.

Stay at Golden Crown Hotel, Kandy

Distance: Habarana to Kandy 2 hours 30 minutes, 60 miles approx.

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BALLOON RIDE, AUKANA, KANDY AND CULTURAL SHOW

A 1hour Balloon Ride at 6am will let you see all of the area’s great attractions and breathtaking views. Float over Sigiriya, see jungle wildlife waking up, water buffaloes standing in the paddy fields and monkeys swinging from the trees.

The Buddha statue at Aukana is the tallest ancient Buddha statue in Sri Lanka and rises to a height off 11.36 metres.

The drive to Kandy is along a steep, meandering road which gives amazing views of lush forests and hills. Photographers will love this drive!

A cultural show in the evening will feature various dances, costumes and music which depict the history and culture of the island.

Breakfast
Luxury 5*
Day 05 :
KANDY

Today you are off to visit Sri Dalada Maligwa (Temple of the Tooth), then you are off to Udawalawa elephant transit home, followed by a visit to a Spice Garden.

Stay overnight at Golden Crown Hotel, Kandy

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KANDY

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings and is a World Heritage site. Following the Lord Buddha’s death and cremation, a tooth was smuggled into the country and housed at the Sri Dalada Maligwa. It is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Rituals are performed three times daily: at dawn, at noon and in the evenings. On Wednesdays, there is a symbolic bathing of the relic.

The Udawalawe Elephant Transfer Home is a facility within Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka that was established in 1995 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation. Its primary objective is to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for ultimate release back into the wild.

Sri Lanka is famous for its many spices, including cinnamon, chili, nutmeg and cardamom. A visit to a spice garden will show you the cultivation process and allow you to sample some of the spices.

Breakfast
Luxury 5*

Today you will visit Perediniya Botanical Gardens, see Ramboda Falls, and visit a tea factory

Stay overnight at Cinnamon Wild

Distance: Kandy to Yala 4 hour 30 mins

composite picture kandy to yala sri lanka tea factory ramboda falls and perediniya gardens

PEREDINIYA BOTANICAL GARDENS AND TEA FACTORY

The Botanical Gardens at Perediniya cover 60ha (150acres) of trees, lawns and flowers.

Under British rule, the royal park became a botanical garden in 1821. Exotic crops such as coffee, tea, nutmeg, rubber and cinchona (quinine) – all of which later became important to Sri Lanka’s economy – were tested. The British started cultivating coffee in Sri Lanka in the mid 1800s but after a bacteria wiped out coffee plants in the 1860s, the British turned to growing tea.

In 1867 James Taylor built the first tea factory and over the years, many more factories followed. In many factories, much of the heavy machinery still dates back to the British period. Visiting a Sri Lanka tea factory enables you to see, smell, taste and touch the tea at every stage of the production process and get an understanding of why certain teas taste as they do.

Breakfast
First Class 4*
Day 07 :
YALA

Early morning pick-up from hotel for a visit to Yala Wildlife Park

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild

Yala national park

Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July when the water levels of the park are quite low, bringing animals into the open.

The park is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles.

Breakfast
First Class 4*

An early start this morning will have you on your way to explore Galle Fort.

Overnight stay at Le Grand Hotel, Galle

Distance: Yala to Galle 3 hours, 30 mins, 120 mile approx.

Scenic drive from yala to galle with time to explore fort galle sri lanka

GALLE

Due to it’s location on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, Galle was an important trading hub for Persians, Indian, Greek and even Roman traders.

Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native
traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards and Galle fort is a world heritage site. It is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.

Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city’s natural harbour, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests and one of the main Shiva temples on the island.

On 26 December 2004, the city was devastated by the massive tsunami.

Breakfast
Luxury 5*

On the way from Galle to Colombo enjoy a Madu Ganga River Boat safari, visit the Turtle Conservation Centre, and visit a mask making factory and
museum at Ambalangoda.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

Distance: Galle to Colombo 2 hours 15 mins, 80 miles approx.

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BOAT SAFARI, TURTLE HATCHERY AND MASK-MAKING

A 2 hour river safari on the Madu Ganga river will allow you to explore the mangroves and inlets along this river.

As well as the many species of birds, mammals, amphibians and fish, you will see the fascinating flora which grow in the wetlands.

A visit to a turtle hatchery on the way to Bentota will show you the conservation work involved in protecting new-born turtles.

The Ambalangoda area on the South Western coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for making masks which have been used in traditional dances and plays for centuries.

A visit to a mask-carving workshop and museum will show how the wood for a mask is chosen, prepared, carved and finally painted.

Breakfast
Luxury 5*
Day 10 :
DEPARTURE

Your adventure in Sri Lanka has come to an end so you will head on your way with memories to last a lifetime.

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Breakfast

Trip Includes

Includes

  • 9 Nights 4 or 5* Accommodation – Half board basis
  • Meet & greet at the airport
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle: Air-conditioned micro with a safe & secure certified, English-speaking specialized chauffeur guide to help push the wheelchair
  • Ayu welcome pack
  • COVID-19 safety packs for the guests
  • Wheelchair hire
  • Entrance/ tickets to:
  • Anuradhapura entrance
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Sigiriya
  • Dambulla rock temple
  • Aukana Buddha statue
  • Temple of the tooth
  • Cultural dance
  • Royal botanical garden
  • Elephant transit home
  • Yala national park
  • Mask factory
  • Madhu river safari
  • Turtle hatchery

Does not include

  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned

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Tour of Sri Lanka
From $3,565.00
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Trip Info

  • Price is subject to change
  • Assistive devices on request
  • Can be modified for sight impairment
  • Mixed
  • 5-star
  • Accessible Transportation included
  • Small Groups or individuals
  • Mid Level

Local Weather

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SUNRISE06:08
SUNSET17:52 +0530
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