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Highlights of Sri Lanka - 9 Days

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka · Private Tour · 9 Days
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These 9 Days Sri Lanka tour will show you the diversity of Sri Lanka and have a taste of its culture, wildlife, beautiful tea plantation and amazing tropical beach. First part of the tour focus on the rich culture of Sri Lanka in the central area through ruins of ancient capital Polonnaruwa, 5th century Sigiriya rock and UNESCO World Heritage city Kandy. Then, visit famous tea plantation in hill country Nuwara Eliya and have a little adventure jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park which is famous for elephants. End your holidays relaxing on the tropical beaches of Tangalle and Bentota.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo
Day 2 - Colombo → Polonnaruwa → Habarana
Day 3 - Habarana → Sigiriya → Kandy
Day 4 - Kandy
Day 5 - Kandy → Pinnawala → Nuwara Eliya
Day 6 - Nuwara Eliya → Udawalawe → Tangalle
Day 7 - Tangalle → Bentota
Day 8 - Bentota
Day 9 - Bentota → Colombo

What is included

  • Private air conditioning car with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • 8 nights accommodation at 4* and 5* hotels with daily breakfasts
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Porterage at the airport and at all hotels
  • Applicable jeep hires

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Supplements during the perehara season in Kandy hotel from 20-29 August
  • Christmas and new year supplements at hotels
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Colombo

On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be assisted by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel.

After you check in to the hotel and you have spare time, your chauffeur will introduce you to the sights and sounds of Colombo.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Airport → Colombo31 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Kingsbury Hotel

Superior Room Colombo

day
2
Colombo → Polonnaruwa → Habarana

After breakfast, drive to ancient city Polonnaruwa (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit the ancient ruins of 13th century well constructed with palaces, monasteries, pavilions, ponds and 5km long walls.

Then continue to Gal Vihara - statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha have been cut from a single granite wall.

Afterwards leave for Habarana. Overnight at the hotel.

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Colombo → Polonnaruwa218 km 6h
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Polonnaruwa → Habarana67 km 1h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Superior Room Habarana

day
3
Habarana → Sigiriya → Kandy

After breakfast, begin the morning by climbing the 200 meters high rock fortress of Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage Site). See the famous frescoes of the Heavenly maidens of Sigiriya and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall.

Continue on to Kandy. En route you will visit Matale spice garden. On arrival, check in to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Habarana → Sigiriya12 km 20min
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Sigriya → Kandy92 km 2h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Superior Room Kandy

day
4
Kandy

After breakfast, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha.

After visit, enjoy the Kandyan cultural dance show at the Kandyan Arts and Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display.

In the evening, visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Superior Room Kandy

day
5
Kandy → Pinnawala → Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, leave for Pinnawala to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This orphanage was set up by the government to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild. Witness the feeding and bathing them in the nearby river.

On completion, leave for Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Kandy → Pinnawala50 km 1h 30min
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Pinnawala → Nuwara Eliya130 km 4h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Grand Hotel

Deluxe Room Nuwara Eliya

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6
Nuwara Eliya → Udawalawe → Tangalle

After breakfast, leave for Udawalawe National Park which lies south of the central hills in the island’s dry zone.

It is an important eco-tourism destination, famous for the large numbers of elephants that live in the park, and it’s fascinating bird life.

After visits, leave to Tangalle Beach Resort. Overnight at the resort.

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Nuwara Eliya → Udawalawe165 km 4h 30min
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Udawalawe → Tangalle78 km 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ranna 212 Beach Resort

Standard Room Tangalle

day
7
Tangalle → Bentota

After breakfast, continue to Bentota and relax by the beautiful Indian Ocean.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Tangalle → Bentota100 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Bentota Beach Hotel

Standard Room Bentota

day
8
Bentota

After breakfast, spend your time as leisure on the beach of Bentota.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Bentota Beach Hotel

Standard Room Bentota

day
9
Bentota → Colombo

After breakfast, transfer to the Colombo international airport for your departure flight.

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Bentota → Colombo99 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Colombo
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The Kingsbury Hotel

Superior Room
Habarana
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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Superior Room
Kandy
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Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Superior Room
Nuwara Eliya
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The Grand Hotel

Deluxe Room
Tangalle
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Ranna 212 Beach Resort

Standard Room
Bentota
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Bentota Beach Hotel

Standard Room

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3 pax
Triple Sharing Basis
4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015$1337$1173$1171
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Apr 2016$1784$1522$1534

Photos

Fisherman
Tea Plantation, Nuwara Eliya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Bentota Beach
Udawalawe National Park
Temple of the Tooth
Botanical Garden, Kandy
Polonnaruwa Ancient Ruin

Map

What travelers say

  • Mrs. Kristina E. & Family
    Jun 2015

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for us, giving us the opportunity to experience Sri Lanka, the extraordinary hospitality and wonderful hotels.

  • Susan B. from Australia
    Apr 2015

    The service you have provided has been first class. The driver has been wonderful and I always felt well cared for, (travelling on my own). The tour program was excellent. I have been most impressed with your services. With thanks + gratitude.

  • Monica R. from Brazil
    May 2015

    Very comfortable Car. Driver amazingly safe and excellent customer service. Our guide Shantha is very knowledgeable of Sri Lanka culture and about the country geography. Gave us lot of amazing information and drove us around beautiful places. His English is perfect and very helpful. Very Very Happy 100%.

    Our guide made a very important and special difference on our journey. Will definitely recommend him and your company to our friends in future. Thank you very much.

  • Mr. Sean C. from Qatar
    May 2015

    Our Chauffeur provided excellent service. Safe driving, knowledgeable, punctual, good humour, polite. Would advise friends to use.

  • Rachael T. from UK
    Apr 2015

    Pradeep was an excellent host and chauffer. Very easy going and great sense of humour! Fantastic guy, extremely knowledgeable wherever he went – a fantastic guide!

    We have had a fabulous holiday. I think Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with a lot to offer its visitors.

    Pradeep has been fantastic and went the extra mile to make our holiday so enjoyable!

  • Chris Y. from Dubai
    Jul 2015

    Rathna was very friendly, a good safe driver and we enjoyed spending two weeks with him.

  • Andreanne D. from Canada
    Jun 2015

    Very comfortable vehicle. Very good driver, and very pleasant. We would ask for him again if we return.

    We had several guides at several locations. All were courteous, knowledgeable and their English was good (except the safari guide/ driver).

    We were very pleased with our experience. Our tour was packed with interesting things to see. Very pleased with the restaurants, etc our driver took us to. Impressed with the quality of accommodations for the price of our tour. A very good value, especially since some dinners were included as well.

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