BEST OF SRI LANKA

7 Day Touring exploring the best Sri Lanka has to offer

Price:

From $1545* per person twin share

Guaranteed Departures weekly.

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The Highlights

Itinerary

Day 01 Colombo Airport - Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Our representative and your guide will welcome you at the airport with a warm smile and welcoming gesture with palms pressed together, saying Ayubowan (means “May you live a long life”). After clearing your visa and immigration, you are free to activate a local sim card, change currency to LKR (widely used in Sri Lanka) through the bank tellers. If you need help with this, your guide will take you through the process. Check-in to your hotel, relax, and later explore Negombo. Negombo, known as “Little Rome” for its strong Catholic influence. The town transitioned through Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial rule, and remnants of those cultures remain today. The city’s intriguing past will reveal itself as you meander past colonial architecture and quiet canals to reach a lagoon abundant with marine life. Local fishermen have been harvesting lobsters, crabs, and prawns here for centuries. Take a stroll on the beach, then a walk at the sea-street before calling it a night.

Meals: No meals

Hotel- Jetwing Beach

Day 02 Negombo - Dambulla

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Dambulla. After arriving at Dambulla, visit the famous Dambulla Temple. It’s known for its Cave Temple, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Featuring impressive mural paintings and 157 statues, including a massive Buddha monument, it’s a sacred pilgrimage site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history of the place dates back to the first century BCE, when King Valagambahu took refuge here. Today, it’s worth visiting not only for the cave temple but also for the beautiful view over the countryside. Tip: Don’t forget to ask your guide to stop at a road-side fruit stall to try some tropical fruits. Depending on the season you travel, Sri Lanka offers many delicious and nutritious fruits.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Amaara Forest Hotel

Day 03 Sigiriya & Minneriya

You will explore the ancient kingdom of Sigiriya in the morning. The rocky monolith rises high out of the lush jungle and is home to the remains of an ancient fortress built in the late 5th century CE. The name translates to “Lion Rock,” a reference to the way visitors traditionally began their final ascent to the top of the monument, passing through the open jaws and throat of a lion. Today, the only remains of this lion figure today are the gigantic paws sculpted into the side of the rock. Later, you will get some adventure at the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park, a vast preserve of forest and grasslands. Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the park is home to elephants, leopards, sambar deer, and langur monkeys. At its heart is the extraordinary Minneriya Tank reservoir. Created by the Anuradhapura civilization over 1800 years ago, its peaceful shores are the perfect place to observe herds of elephants and flocks of storks. Tip: Sigiriya Rock is a climb of over 1500 steps. Better bring some sun lotion to help the heat and the sunny mornings.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Amaara Forest Hotel

Day 04 Dambulla-Kandy

Travel to another interesting city in Sri Lanka; Kandy. Kandy, a city strategically situated between three mountain ranges, and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The impressive temple complex, dating back to the 16th century, comprises many buildings decorated with paintings and carvings depicting Buddha. As the name suggests, it’s home to an important relic, the tooth of the Buddha, which is carefully guarded by security night and day. Kandy is considered to be the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, before the British conquered the entire island of Ceylon. In the evening, witness a cultural show. Kandy is home to many historical locations. also it is home to the Kandy and dancing; a dancing style that is practiced for many centuries. Even the world-famous Kandy Esala Perahara highlights these beautiful dances and styles. At the cultural show, you will see some of the famous Kandyan dances, performed by talented and skillful dancers.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Amaya Hills

Day 05 Kandy-Bentota

Today, you will travel to the down-south parts of Sri Lanka. Calm seas and miles of pristine beaches make this laid-back beach-area a favorite holiday playground. Bentota is a mecca for watersports: go scuba diving in the coral-rich waters, deep-sea fishing on a traditional outrigger canoe, or windsurfing on gentle waves. As evening approaches, sample the local cuisine with a dinner of freshly caught seafood before watching a memorable sunset over the Indian Ocean. Tip: When the guide is driving from Kandy to Bentota, ask the guide to show the famous Bible Rock. He will also tell about the mysterious Devala near the Bible Rock and its myths.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Sheraton Kosgoda

Day 06 Galle

The morning drive to Galle makes today one of the most interesting days during your tour in Sri Lanka. The ancient port of Galle was Sri Lanka’s first international center of trade. Today, this town is a bustling administrative center and the provincial capital of the southern region. Despite the presence of modern architecture and civic amenities, Galle still hosts a stunning collection of sites dating back over hundreds of years. On your trip to Galle, you will also experience the unforgettable Unawatuna Bay, which is surrounded by a reef and home to the namesake Galle Fort. Surrounded on three sides by the ocean, the 36-hectare fort was built by the Portuguese in 1587 and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tip: There are many seafood restaurants at the Unawatuna beach. If you are a seafood fan, this is must-visit place to try some amazing dishes.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Sheraton Kosgoda

Day 07 Bentota-Colombo Airport

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel and check out before noon to transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport, about three hours away. Tip: If you are satisfied with your guide’s service, hospitality, you are encouraged to tip with some amount of money. It is not compulsory to do so but you can see the smile and happiness they share.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 01 Colombo Airport - Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Our representative and your guide will welcome you at the airport with a warm smile and welcoming gesture with palms pressed together, saying Ayubowan (means “May you live a long life”). After clearing your visa and immigration, you are free to activate a local sim card, change currency to LKR (widely used in Sri Lanka) through the bank tellers. If you need help with this, your guide will take you through the process. Check-in to your hotel, relax, and later explore Negombo. Negombo, known as “Little Rome” for its strong Catholic influence. The town transitioned through Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial rule, and remnants of those cultures remain today. The city’s intriguing past will reveal itself as you meander past colonial architecture and quiet canals to reach a lagoon abundant with marine life. Local fishermen have been harvesting lobsters, crabs, and prawns here for centuries. Take a stroll on the beach, then a walk at the sea-street before calling it a night.

Meals: No meals

Hotel- Jetwing Beach

Day 02 Negombo - Dambulla

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Dambulla. After arriving at Dambulla, visit the famous Dambulla Temple. It’s known for its Cave Temple, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Featuring impressive mural paintings and 157 statues, including a massive Buddha monument, it’s a sacred pilgrimage site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history of the place dates back to the first century BCE, when King Valagambahu took refuge here. Today, it’s worth visiting not only for the cave temple but also for the beautiful view over the countryside. Tip: Don’t forget to ask your guide to stop at a road-side fruit stall to try some tropical fruits. Depending on the season you travel, Sri Lanka offers many delicious and nutritious fruits.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Amaara Forest Hotel

Day 03 Sigiriya & Minneriya

You will explore the ancient kingdom of Sigiriya in the morning. The rocky monolith rises high out of the lush jungle and is home to the remains of an ancient fortress built in the late 5th century CE. The name translates to “Lion Rock,” a reference to the way visitors traditionally began their final ascent to the top of the monument, passing through the open jaws and throat of a lion. Today, the only remains of this lion figure today are the gigantic paws sculpted into the side of the rock. Later, you will get some adventure at the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park, a vast preserve of forest and grasslands. Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the park is home to elephants, leopards, sambar deer, and langur monkeys. At its heart is the extraordinary Minneriya Tank reservoir. Created by the Anuradhapura civilization over 1800 years ago, its peaceful shores are the perfect place to observe herds of elephants and flocks of storks. Tip: Sigiriya Rock is a climb of over 1500 steps. Better bring some sun lotion to help the heat and the sunny mornings.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Amaara Forest Hotel

Day 04 Dambulla-Kandy

Travel to another interesting city in Sri Lanka; Kandy. Kandy, a city strategically situated between three mountain ranges, and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The impressive temple complex, dating back to the 16th century, comprises many buildings decorated with paintings and carvings depicting Buddha. As the name suggests, it’s home to an important relic, the tooth of the Buddha, which is carefully guarded by security night and day. Kandy is considered to be the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, before the British conquered the entire island of Ceylon. In the evening, witness a cultural show. Kandy is home to many historical locations. also it is home to the Kandy and dancing; a dancing style that is practiced for many centuries. Even the world-famous Kandy Esala Perahara highlights these beautiful dances and styles. At the cultural show, you will see some of the famous Kandyan dances, performed by talented and skillful dancers.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Amaya Hills

Day 05 Kandy-Bentota

Today, you will travel to the down-south parts of Sri Lanka. Calm seas and miles of pristine beaches make this laid-back beach-area a favorite holiday playground. Bentota is a mecca for watersports: go scuba diving in the coral-rich waters, deep-sea fishing on a traditional outrigger canoe, or windsurfing on gentle waves. As evening approaches, sample the local cuisine with a dinner of freshly caught seafood before watching a memorable sunset over the Indian Ocean. Tip: When the guide is driving from Kandy to Bentota, ask the guide to show the famous Bible Rock. He will also tell about the mysterious Devala near the Bible Rock and its myths.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Sheraton Kosgoda

Day 06 Galle

The morning drive to Galle makes today one of the most interesting days during your tour in Sri Lanka. The ancient port of Galle was Sri Lanka’s first international center of trade. Today, this town is a bustling administrative center and the provincial capital of the southern region. Despite the presence of modern architecture and civic amenities, Galle still hosts a stunning collection of sites dating back over hundreds of years. On your trip to Galle, you will also experience the unforgettable Unawatuna Bay, which is surrounded by a reef and home to the namesake Galle Fort. Surrounded on three sides by the ocean, the 36-hectare fort was built by the Portuguese in 1587 and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tip: There are many seafood restaurants at the Unawatuna beach. If you are a seafood fan, this is must-visit place to try some amazing dishes.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Sheraton Kosgoda

Day 07 Bentota-Colombo Airport

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel and check out before noon to transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport, about three hours away. Tip: If you are satisfied with your guide’s service, hospitality, you are encouraged to tip with some amount of money. It is not compulsory to do so but you can see the smile and happiness they share.

Meals: Breakfast

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