Sri Lanka Express: 7 Days

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private Tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 2+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo , Sri Lanka
  • +4
  • 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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Christine's review for another H.O.T Tourism tour
5 - Excellent
  • Christine
  • From Britain
  • On Feb 23 2019
“The trip that my niece and I did was absolutely brilliant I cannot recommend this trip highly enough and the company H.O.T Tourism they are the best. We also had a very kind and lovely driver Aruma he was very informative We stayed in fabulous 3 and 4 star hotels with good food and service. There are quite a few of the trips that are included but we paid extra for the botanical gardens which was absolutely beautiful, the temple of the tooth in Kandy, a fabulous catamaran down the river and a safari with the elephants all very reasonably priced. The country is stunningly beautiful with paddyfields, beautiful flowered lily pads, coconut trees, banana trees and beautiful wildlife and birds.We had a great train ride to Ella which is a very trendy funky Town we, had meditation with a monk. Climbed Adams peak which is high up in the mountains and the 360° view you get from the top, we picked tea and visited a factory very interesting there was so many other things that we did the best of it was visiting the elephant rehabilitation and sanctuary.
Seeing tiny 6 week old elephants being fed and the safari was fabulous we were no more than 12 ft away from big bull elephants in the Jeep. Lovely haridra resort and spa at Wadduwa where we spent our last 4 days relaxing by a very quiet peaceful sandy beach and I can thoroughly recommend the service and the lovely food at this hotel.”
Kees' review for another H.O.T Tourism tour
4 - Very Good
  • Kees
  • On Feb 09 2019
“H.O.T. took us to many touristic places during the tour. Enjoyed the company of Mohan (Guide) and most of the hotels are very good.”
Jamison's review for another H.O.T Tourism tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jamison
  • From USA
  • On Jan 23 2020
“Everything about this tour around The island of Sri Lanka was amazing! We highly recommend it.”
  • Day 1: Negombo arrival
  • Day 2: Negombo – Sigiriya
  • Day 3: Sigiriya
  • Day 4: Sigiriya – Kandy
  • Day 5: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy
  • Day 6: Kandy – Colombo
  • Day 7: Colombo departure
  • 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
  • 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
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20% 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.


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.

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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
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