Sri Lankan Highlights

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4.5 Based on 13 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Festivals and events
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • +6
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The magnificent cave temple at Dambulla and the ruins at PolonnaruwaCycle trip through a series of lakes and a rice paddy plantationClimb the rock fortress at Sigirya for breathtaking viewsExplore the beautiful lakeside town of KandyVisit the lush green of Nuwara Eliya
Start and end in Colombo, the "Sri Lankan Highlights" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Giritale, Sigiriya, Kandy and 5 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Sri Lankan Highlights" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

With so much diversity Sri Lanka has enough to keep even the most jaded traveller engrossed for several weeks. However, for those with less time this trip visits the essential highlights. The island is packed with Buddhist cities, fragrant spice gardens, ancient fortresses and a multitude of temples all set amongst the verdant flora that only a tropical climate can produce. With a cycle ride and visits to historic cities and temples included, this is a busy itinerary but with enough time to unwind and enjoy some tropical sun.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 19 2019
4 - Very Good
Love Sri Lanka!
“Hotels, meals all very good. You can tell the country is still developing their tourism business, but they are doing a great job. Unfortunately the bombings will have put a stop on travel there, however I have fallen in love with this country and will be quick to recommend it.Excursions and tours were excellent, I felt like I had a good overall visit to Sri Lanka, yet not enough so I am keen to return.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing Sri Lanka!
“From the private pick up at the airport in Colombo to drop off at the airport things could not have gone more smoothly. The pace of the tour was excellent given its short duration. Accommodations were very good-clean, comfortable and well located. Sri Lanka is a stunning country with friendly people, beautiful scenery and an abundance of wildlife.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 17 2019
5 - Excellent
Sri Lanka fam
“The trip was great. Short, but a good introduction to the country. I look forward to going back and seeing more.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 08 2019
5 - Excellent
SRI LANKA - A SMALL COUNTRY THAT HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER.
“GREAT HOTELS, SIGHTSEEING, FOOD, PEOPLE. SRI LANKA HAS ALL OF THIS.OUR TRIP WITH EXODUS TRAVELS WAS GREAT. WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY GREAT TEMPLES, CLIMBED THAT AMAZING SIGURIYA ROCK, OBSERVED MONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS IN THEIR NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS, TASTED SO MANY YUMMY DISHES. OUR BUS DRIVER DARMAN WAS A VERY SKILLED DRIVER (THAT YOU NEED SO MUCH IN SRI LANKA). HIS HELPER SAMAN WAS ALWAYS READY TO GREAT US WITH A SMILE AND ALWAYS MADE SURE THAT WE WERE WELL HYDRATED, AS HE SUPPLIED US WITH WATER THRUOUT OUR JOURNEY. THE HOTELS WERE ALL OF A VERY GOOD STANDARD AND SOME OF THEM DID OFFER A BREATHTAKING VISTAS. MY FAV. WAS THE HOTEL GIRITALE IN GIRITALE AND ALSO THE HOTEL TILANKA IN KANDY, AS THEY HAVE OFFERED MOST AMAZING VIEWS.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Wattala.
  • Day 2: Game drive near Giritale to see elephants in their natural habitat.
  • Day 3: Cycle trip to Dambalawewa Lake with a village lunch.
  • Day 4: Visit ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa; to Sigiriya; evening visit to rock fortress.
  • Day 5: To Kandy via the cave temples at Dambulla; visit Temple of the Tooth.
  • Day 6: Drive through misty tea country hills to Nuwara Eliya 
  • Day 7: To Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia via Bandaragama Agro Village
  • Day 8: The trip ends after breakfast. Those on the group flights will be taken to the airport in time for their flight home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights comfortable hotels,All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 3 lunches
Transport
  • Travel by private bus or minibus
  • All transport and listed activities
Guide
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. ,Tour leader throughout
Others
  • Min age 16 yrs
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Colombo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Sri Lankan Highlights tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sri Lankan Highlights tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Sri Lankan Highlights 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 Sri Lankan Highlights 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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