Essence of Sri Lanka Tour: 4 Days

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  • City sightseeing
  • Countryside and village visits
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • max group size 50
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Go out on a hiking trip in Hiriwadunna. Enjoy local food for lunch
  • Ride a bicycle through the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa
Explore some of the Sri Lanka most famous Unesco World Heritage sites during this four-day guided trip. Starting from Colombo, this tour will take you to Sigiriya and Kandy before coming to an end in Sri Lanka's capital city.

Visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the Dambulla Cave Temple, both of which are the most-visited places in Sri Lanka. Also see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a major Buddhist pilgrimage destination in the country. Also included is a wonderful hike through Sri Lanka's countryside to provide an authentic rural experience. In addition to this, you will be riding a bicycle through the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa, soaking up the atmosphere as you pedal along.

If you want to explore Sri Lanka's highlights but are short on time, this tour is the best option for you. To go through the itinerary, please scroll down.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
  • Peirre Simon
  • On Jul 17 2019
4 - Very Good
Thank you Kumara!
“It was better than I could have expected. Thank you a lot to Kumara”
  • Anonymous
  • From Singapore
  • On Jul 13 2019
5 - Excellent
Wonderful 4 days with great sightseeing.
“We enjoyed visiting magnificent monuments including some wonderful historical cities, temples and fortress during this tour. It is s must do tour if you are visiting Sri Lanka for the first time.”
  • Emil And Donna
  • On Mar 18 2019
5 - Excellent
“Mr. Kumara went above beyond our expectation and greatly helped our vacation to be wonderful.”
  • Deirdre Tobin
  • On Mar 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent tour!!
“ We really enjoyed the tour. the guide Imran was excellent. All the sites tours were well organized and appropriate to our needs. All accommodation was of a high standard. Food stops were always delicious. We will be recommending this tour to our friends and family. Beyond Escapes + Imran did a great job!!”
  • Day 1: Colombo – Sigiriya
  • Day 2: Explore Sigiriya
  • Day 3: Sigiriya – Kandy
  • Day 4: Kandy - Colombo
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 4 star hotels
  • Pickup from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo, Mount Lavinia. Drop-off at your hotel in Colombo, Negombo, Mount Lavinia or at Bandaranaike International Airport. Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to Dambulla Cave Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, spice garden & Temple of the Sacred Tooth
  • Hiriwadunna trekking with lunch
  • Cycling in Polonnaruwa
  • Tuk Tuk ride in Sigiriya
  • An English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • All current taxes
  • International airline tickets
  • Sri Lanka visa
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like laundry, phone calls, etc
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationHotel pickup is available from most of the centrally located hotels in Colombo, Mount Lavinia and Negombo. Airport pick up can be arranged based on your flight details. Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees while visiting temples and other holy places. Vegetarian option is available. Please advise at the time of booking if required The duration of transfers is approximate as it depends on the time of the day and traffic conditions. A current, valid passport is required on the day of travel. Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion. This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
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