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Essence of Sri Lanka Tour: 4 Days

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4.5 Based on 10 Reviews
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • max group size 50
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • 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.
  • 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
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... Read more
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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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • 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 many days are enough for 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.

  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


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.

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