Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
4.5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 5-99 yrs
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-15887
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
map
  • Starts Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • +4
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Colombo – Enjoy a guided tour of the city including the Old Fort area and impressive Gangaramaya Temple
  • Polonnaruwa Explore the remarkable ruins of the ancient capital city of Ceylon
  • Sigiriya Climb to the top of the iconic 5th century Lion Rock fortress and see the Heavenly Maidens
  • Dambulla Discover over 150 images of Buddha in the incredible complex of caves at Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Kayanwala Village Canoe to the village and help cook a delicious traditional lunch with a Sri Lankan family
  • Matale Learn all about Sri Lanka's herbs and spices at the spice gardens in Matale
  • Kandy Take in the highlights of Kandy including the famous Temple of the Tooth, enjoy a tuk tuk ride and watch a cultural performance
  • Giragama Tea Factory Take a tour of a working tea factory with a long history
  • Take a scenic train ride passing waterfalls and tea plantations en route from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and drive though Nuwara Eliya's 'Little England'
  • Udawalawe National Park Go in search of wildlife on a game drive in Udawalawe, home to the nation's largest herd of Asian Elephants
  • Show more
Starting and ending in Colombo, the trip "Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 Days" is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and 3 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 Days" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle and visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the exquisite Dambulla cave temple and the historic Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. Add a scenic train journey through the verdant tea plantations and go in search of Sri Lanka’s abundant wildlife at Udawalawe National Park, all this and more in an exciting one week holiday.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day: 1 Colombo
  • Day: 2 Dambulla
  • Day: 3 Sigiriya
  • Day: 4 Kandy
  • Day: 5 Nuwara Eliya
  • Day: 6 Udawalawe National Park
  • Day: 7 Colombo
  • Day: 8 Colombo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights 4-5 star hotels and heritage properties
Meals
  • Breakfast daily and 1 lunch
Transport
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles
Guide
  • Guided sightseeing - Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe and Colombo
  • Escorted by an English-speaking national guide for groups of 6 or more (professional chauffeur guide for groups of 5 or fewer)
Others
  • Scenic train trip from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, canoe ride and tuk tuk trips
  • Jeep safari/game drive in Udawalawe National Park
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights and visa
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Entrance Fees: USD$120-$140pp, paid in USD
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Trenton Davis
  • From USA
  • On May 16 2022
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
  • Justine Martin
  • From Australia
  • On Oct 22 2018
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
Request a private and/or personalized departure To design a private tour, we'll ask you some more information in the following steps.
Why Book with Bookmundi
What are customers saying about Bookmundi
Excellent
4.65 Average 498 Reviews
GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 07 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 April 2023, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days before the departure date.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • How much does it cost to tour Sri Lanka?

    Your Sri Lanka tour price can vary greatly, depending on the length of the trip, the month you are traveling, and the accommodation and services that you wish to book. Two weeks in Sri Lanka, for example, can cost anywhere from around USD 800 to USD 2,500 per person.

    If you are looking for something less expensive, you can opt for tours lasting between four to seven days that can be booked for USD 500 or less. However, please keep in mind that most tours do not include international flights, visa charges, and travel insurance, which you will have to factor into your budget.

    Travelers heading out to discover Sri Lanka on their own (without a package tour), should be prepared to spend around USD 40 per person, per day on food and accommodation.

  • How much does a Sri Lanka tour cost?

    Your Sri Lanka tour price can vary greatly, depending on the length of the trip, the month you are traveling, and the accommodation and services that you wish to book. Two weeks in Sri Lanka, for example, can cost anywhere from around USD 800 to USD 2,500 per person.

    If you are looking for something less expensive, you can opt for tours lasting between four to seven days that can be booked for USD 500 or less. However, please keep in mind that most tours do not include international flights, visa charges, and travel insurance, which you will have to factor into your budget.

    Travelers heading out to discover Sri Lanka on their own (without a package tour), should be prepared to spend around USD 40 per person, per day on food and accommodation.

  • Is Sri Lanka a safe destination for tourists?

    Sri Lanka is a medium-risk country with moderate crime rates. Most travelers do not feel unsafe in the country. However, you should always be cautious while you are there. Crimes that tourists are most likely to encounter are pickpocketing and bag snatching, both of which are fairly common in Sri Lanka. 

    In addition to this, solo female travelers are at risk of sexual violence, which is why we always recommend choosing a group tour rather than exploring the country alone.

  • How many days do I need to travel in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is full of incredible sights and is certainly not a country to rush through. We suggest spending no less than five days in the country. However, if you have time, two weeks in Sri Lanka is ideal. For further guidance, check out our in-depth travel guide on how many days to spend in Sri Lanka.

NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
Welcome!

Sign-in to unlock instant trip discounts. Create wish lists and save up to USD 1,500.

Facebook
G
More login options here.