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Sri Lanka Island Experience - 10 Days

Sri Lanka Island Experience

Sri Lanka · Private Tour · 10 Days
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Private Tour
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culture
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beach

Experience the beautiful landscapes, beaches, waterfalls, wildlife along with ancient cities and temples of Sri Lanka. See the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, enjoy the beautiful Landscape of Horton Plains, experience a safari adventure in Yala National National Park and soak in the sand of Bentota beach.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo → Negombo
Day 2 - Negombo → Dambulla → Sigiriya → Habarana
Day 3 - Hiriwadunna → Polonnaruwa
Day 4 - Habarana → Kandy
Day 5 - Kandy → Kitulgala → Nuwara Eliya
Day 6 - Horton Plains
Day 7 - Nuwara Eliya → Ella → Yala
Day 8 - Yala → Galle → Beruwela
Day 9 - Beruwela
Day 10 - Beruwela → Colombo

What is included

  • Private air conditioning car with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • 9 nights accommodation at 4* and 5* hotels with daily breakfasts
  • Bullock cart ride in Hiriwadunna village
  • White water rafting in Kitulgala
  • Jeep for safari in the Yala National Park
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Porterage at the airport and at all hotels

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Christmas and new year supplements at hotels
  • Gratuities
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Colombo → Negombo

On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be assisted by our airport representative and transfer you to Negombo, a small fishing village on west coast of the country.

On arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

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Colombo → Negombo15 km 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Goldi Sands Hotel

Standard Room Negombo

day
2
Negombo → Dambulla → Sigiriya → Habarana

After breakfast, leave for Dambulla and explore the famous Golden Rock cave temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site. A vast isolated rock mass with its five caverns is the largest best preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka.

Afterward leave for Sigiriya and climbing the 200 meters high rock fortress, UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the famous frescoes of the Heavenly maidens of Sigiriya and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall.

Continue to a small village, Habarana. On arrival, check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

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Negombo → Dambulla129 km 4h
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Dambulla → Sigiriya25 km 30min
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Sigiriya → Habarana25 km 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chaaya Village Hotel

Superior Room Habarana

day
3
Hiriwadunna → Polonnaruwa

After breakfast, leave for the Hiriwadunna Village, a small farming village where you will experience the lifestyle of local. A morning bullock cart ride will take you through the village. Then stop for lunch, the delicious local cuisine served on lotus leaves by a village family. End your local adventure with a catamaran ride on the lake.

Then continue to Polonnaruwa, UNESCO World Heritage City, a well-planned medieval city defended by enclosing 5 km walls, graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes.

The Gal Vihara which consists of statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha have been cut from a single granite wall.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Habarana → Hiriwadunna2 km 15min
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Hiriwadunna → Polonnaruwa47 km 1h
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Polonnaruwa → Habarana65 km 1h 10min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chaaya Village Hotel

Superior Room Habarana

day
4
Habarana → Kandy

After breakfast, head to Kandy (UNESCO World Heritage Site). En route, you will visit a spice garden in Matale. You will check in at your hotel on arrival and once you are rested, continue on to your tour of Kandy.

In the evening, you will visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha. Enjoy the Kandyan cultural show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Habarana → Kandy92 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cinnamon Citadel Hotel

Superior Room Kandy

day
5
Kandy → Kitulgala → Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, leave for Kitulgala, a small town perched on the hills that slope down to the flowing waters of the Kelani River. Enjoy a thrilling white water rafting session.

Afterwards leave for he beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya set in the heart of Tea country and situated 1890 meters above sea level.

On arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

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Kandy → Kitulgala58 km 2h
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Kitulgala → Nuwara Eliya104 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Grand Hotel

Deluxe Room Nuwara Eliya

day
6
Horton Plains

After an early breakfast, leave for Horton plains, the highest plateau in the country. It has unique vegetation and is famous for many rare and endemic highland birds. The view from the precipice of the countryside below towards the south coast is spectacular.

Return to Nuwara Eliya upon completion, and at your convenience commence a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Visit the Nuwara Eliya Town, Market place, Golf Course, (one of the finest 18 holes Golf courses in Asia) the Hill club and drive around this hill station viewing Lake Gregory.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nuwara Eliya → Horton Plains30 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Grand Hotel

Deluxe Room Nuwara Eliya

day
7
Nuwara Eliya → Ella → Yala

After breakfast, leave for Ella, a little village surrounded by high mountains and breathtaking vistas. It is famous for the Ella Gap, a gap in the mountains where you can see all the way up to the ocean.

On completion, leave for Yala National Park. En route, visit Rawana Waterfalls. On arrival, check in to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nuwara Eliya → Ella56 km 1h 30min
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Ella → Yala National Park136 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Jetwing Yala Hotel

Superior Room Yala National Park

day
8
Yala → Galle → Beruwela

After an early breakfast, commence a jeep safari in the Yala National Park. It is renowned for its variety of wildlife notably its many elephants and home to the spotted deer, sambar, wild buffalo, sloth bear, jackal, mongoose, peacock and crocodiles. Yala has a high concentration of leopards although seeing these nocturnal carnivores still requires some luck.

Upon completion, leave for Galle, the capital of the southern province. A UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, the 300 years old magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town.

Transfer to Beruwela, delightfully located along one of the finest beaches on the south coast. On arrival, check in to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Yala National Park → Galle189 km 3h 30min
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Galle → Beruwela52 km 1h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cinnamon Bey Hotel

Superior Room Beruwela

day
9
Beruwela

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure watching the waves. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Cinnamon Bey Hotel

Superior Room Beruwela

day
10
Beruwela → Colombo

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

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Bentota → Colombo100 km 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Negombo
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Goldi Sands Hotel

Standard Room
Habarana
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Chaaya Village Hotel

Superior Room
Kandy
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Cinnamon Citadel Hotel

Superior Room
Nuwara Eliya
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Grand Hotel

Deluxe Room
Yala National Park
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Jetwing Yala Hotel

Superior Room
Beruwela
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Cinnamon Bey Hotel

Superior Room

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-6 pax
Triple Sharing Basis
1 Jul 2015 - 19 Dec 2015$1677$1586$1508
20 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016$1934$1844$1766
11 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016$1806$1716$1638

Photos

Beruwela
Dambulla Cave Temple
Sigiriya
Yala National Park
Gal Vihara
Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy
Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy
Kitulgala
Tea Plantation, Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains
Ella
Yala National Park

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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