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highlights
  • Enjoy authentic Sri Lanka lunch during Hiriwaduna village tour
  • Visit a tea plantation in Kandy. Try plucking tea leaves
  • See the Royal Cave Temple of Dambulla
  • Explore the city of Negombo during a guided sightseeing tour
This seven-day, guided tour is for those who want to see the highlights of Sri Lanka in the shortest possible time. Starting with a pickup at Bandaranaike International Airport, this tour will take you to Negombo, Sigiriya and Kandy before coming to an end in Colombo.

Enjoy a boat ride in Negombo Lagoon on the first day of the tour. See the scenic beauty of rural Sri Lanka while sipping your welcome drink. Explore the city of Negombo during a guided sightseeing tour the day after. Transfer to Sigiriya after that. See the majestic Sigiriya rock fortress and enjoy a scenic catamaran ride in the lake. We will then head for the Dambulla Royal Cave Temple followed by a visit to a tea plantation in the hills of Kandy.

It is time to head back to Colombo after that. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
3 Star Hotel at Camelot beach hotel-Non Balcony or similar hotel
We will pick you up upon arrival in Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Negombo. You are free for the rest of the day. Have your welcome cocktail in the evening while enjoying a boat ride in Negombo Lagoon. Your tour guide will provide you with details of the itinerary there.

Negombo Lagoon is a vast expanse of water dotted with a number of islands. Aquatic life is plentiful in the lagoon in the form of various species of fish, lagoon crabs and prawns. Mangroves and other types of marsh plants are found around the lagoon as well as in the surrounding areas.

Various types of water birds such as herons, cormorants, and strokes can be seen during the boat ride.
3:45 hours 3 Star Hotel at Sunter Paradise or similar
Check out of the hotel in Negombo and set off on a short sightseeing tour of the city. Once a
fishing village, Negombo is now one of the most important cities on Sri Lanka's west coast and is known for its lively fish market on the beach.

Transfer to Habarana after that and check into your hotel upon arrival. Today, you have the option of booking an evening jeep safari in Minneriya or Kaudulla national parks. These national parks are the best places in the country to see wild elephants, which are usually present in these national parks in huge numbers. Stay overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya.
Meals
  • Breakfast
2 hours 3 Star Hotel at Sunter Paradise or similar
You have the option to explore the famous rock fortress of Sigiriya today. An ancient rock fortress and palace ruins, Sigiriya is surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos) which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves in India.

Enjoy a scenic catamaran ride in a reservoir during the day. Spot different species of birds before sailing to a nearby village. Learn more about the rural way of life from the locals. Try your hands at preparing delicious Sri Lankan dishes after that. You can then enjoy the dishes for your lunch.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
2:30 hours 3 Star Hotel at Serendib Stone bungalow or similar
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and transfer to Kandy. En route are the cave temples of Dambulla that houses ancient paintings depicting the Buddha and his life. See the temples before continuing your journey to Kandy. There is a cultural show in the evening today.
Meals
  • Breakfast
2 hours 3 Star Hotel at Serendib Stone bungalow or similar
We will drive you to Nuwara Eliya for a day-long excursion today. A city in the hills, Nuwara Eliya is famous as the entry point to Sri Lanka's tea country.

Visit a tea plantation where you will get the chance to meet local tea pluckers who will try to teach you the art of picking tea. Next, it is time to learn more about how the famous Ceylon tea is prepared. Transfer back to your hotel after that.
Meals
  • Breakfast
3 Star Hotel at Fairway hotel or similar
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and start your journey to Colombo. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is said to house the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha, en route before continuing your journey to Colombo.

Sri Lanka’s largest city, Colombo is located on the western coast of the island and draws together all the cultures and religions found in the country. Your accommodation in Colombo is located near the Old Colombo Dutch Hospital. You are free to explore the city on your own.
Meals
  • Breakfast
2 hours
Enjoy your last breakfast in the country and transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Meals: 6 breakfast & 1 lunch
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guides
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All transfers to destinations mentioned on the itinerary, including arrival and departure transfers
  • Boat ride in the lagoon & welcome cocktail on day 1
  • Negombo City tour on day 2
  • Village tour, catamaran ride & cooking program on day 3
  • Dambulla Cave Temple visit on day 4
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour, tea plantation visit & tea plucking program, evening cultural show on day 5
  • Temple Of Tooth visit, Colombo city tour & Ganagaramaya Temple visit on day 6
what's excluded
  • Sri Lanka visas
  • Any international flights to and from Colombo
  • Optional excursions and activities mentioned on the itinerary. You can book them with us if you want to
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like laundry and phone calls
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Tips
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 2 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Katunayake, Sri Lanka
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A deposit of 20% 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.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationSinhala & Tamil New Year: The celebration of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year takes place every year on the 13th and 14th of April. You might experience larger crowds in places of interest during this time. Also, during your visit to the tea factory, it is possible that no product presentation takes place and no tea picker is present. This tour does not have a minimum number of participants. You will either be travelling alone or with several people during this tour. Your group can consist of a maximum of 8 participants. From days 1 to 7 of the tour, you will be accompanied by a local, Englishspeaking tour guide. Tipping is not compulsory but it is customary in the tourism industry. If you are happy with the work of your guide, driver and support staff, then you can certainly tip at the end of the tour. Our tipping suggestions are as per the below: Chambermaids: about EUR 1 per room per night Bellboys: about EUR 1 per suitcase Chauffeurs and helpers: about EUR 2 per person per day Guides: about EUR 3 per person per day
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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