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Highlights of Sri Lanka – 10 Days Tour

Go on the vacation that you have dreamt of, experience Wildlife, Nature, Culture and Heritage. Visit the Sanctuary for the Elephants in Pinnawala and spend an evening that you will never forget in your lives. Go on thrilling safari in National Parks such as Minneriya and Udawalawe. Walk through the remnants of the Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka and witness the priceless Sri Lankan culture. Enjoy the warmth of the sun in the coasts of Galle and do not forget to take a walk in the Old Colonial City of Galle during the Sunset. Finally, explore the Commercial City of Sri Lanka, Colombo and walk among the locals to have a sensation of a true Sri Lankan.

Day 01 | Airport > Pinnawala > Dambulla

Arrive at Colombo International Airport and proceed to Dambulla, en-route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Thereafter continue to Dambulla and check into the hotel. Later in the evening visit historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla. On completion return back to the hotel and relax.

Day 02 | Dambulla > Sigiriya > Dambulla ( B )

After breakfast in the hotel visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Thereafter proceed to a local village in Sigiriya. Later that evening; visit the Cave Temples. On completion, proceed back to the hotel.

Day 03 | Dambulla > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Dambulla ( B )

After the breakfast in Dambulla proceed to Polonnaruwa and visit the Ancient kingdom. Thereafter proceed to Minneriya National Park. On completion return back to the hotel.

Day 04 | Dambulla > Matale > Kandy ( B )

After the breakfast in Dambulla visit the Sigirya Rock Fortress. Thereafter check out from the hotel and proceed to Kandy, en route make a pause at Matale and visit a Spice Garden. Return back to the hotel in Kandy and check into the hotel in Kandy. Go on a technical tour and watch the Kandyan Cultural Show in the evening. On completion return to the hotel in Kandy.

Day 05 | Kandy > Kandy ( B )

After breakfast at the hotel in Kandy, go on a Temple Run Tour in Kandy. On completion return to the hotel and relax.

Day 06 | Kandy > Nuwara Eliya ( B )

After the breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya, en-route make a pause and visit the Ramboda Falls. Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya and check into the hotel. Towards the evening go and explore the city of Nuwara Eliya. On completion return to the hotel.

Day 07 | Nuwra Eliya > Ella > Yala ( B )

After the breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Yala, en-route make a stop at Ella and explore the city.  On completion proceed to Yala and check into the hotel.

Day 08 | Yala > Galle ( B )

With packed breakfast proceed to Yala National Park, to go on a morning safari. Thereafter check out from the hotel and proceed to Galle, en-route visits Rekawa turtle Hatchery. Then, continue to Galle and visit the Old Colonial City. On completion proceed to the hotel in Galle.

Day 09 | Galle > Colombo ( B )

After the breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Colombo and go on a city and shopping tour in Colombo City. Thereafter check into the hotel  and relax. Later in the evening go out and enjoy the Night Life in Colombo. On completion of the return back to the hotel.

Day 10 | Colombo > Airport ( B )

After relaxed morning and Breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to the airport.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals! Today with 70 elephants herein, Pinnawela has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sunset over the Lion Rock in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Aerial view of the tropical forest with mountains

Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ‘ the Lion Rock’. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

Hiriwadunna Village Tour

Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride, and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your tastebuds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays.

Dambulla Cave Temple

Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

Polonnaruwa

Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka’s ancient history.

Minneriya Safari

This safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.

Matale Spice Gardens

Euphoria Spice and Herbal is located 12 km away from Matale (The spice capital of Sri Lanka). Enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that enlightens the unique aroma of each spice and herb. We give the opportunity for our visitors to explore and gain knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, herbs and the benefits of Ayurveda. The tropical climate in which our plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient originality. The educational tour around the garden, which we call “The Spice Tour”, let the visitors feel the sensation of the Sri Lankan spices and herbs which is demonstrated in different foreign languages to suit our customer need.

Temple of the Tooth Relic

Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

Technical Tours

Go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks and watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colorful traditional dances and delightful music.

Cultural Show

The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

Kandy Temple Run Tour

Get amazed by the wood crafting masterpiece that is the Embekke Temple. Wander through the historic and beautiful Gadaladeniya Temple and view its wonderful paintings and sculptures. Visit the Lankatilaka temple that was quite architecturally advanced for its time. See awe-striking sight of the Degaldoruwa Cave Temple, the inside walls of which are covered in painstakingly restored paintings.

Ramboda Falls

Ramboda Falls is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and located by the Pussellawa. Ramboda falls consists of three sections. You will get a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, just above the bridge. This is very small in size with compared to other parts. You can get a far view of the top part from the main road, but not the complete view of the fall. You need to climb up to see the top part of the Ramboda falls and there is a pathway just before the bridge. You may find the climbing bit difficult, but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding.

Tea Factory

Indigenious Sri Lankan tea picker picking tea.

Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.

Nuwara Eliya

Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked postoffice as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.

Ella

Explore the city of Ella and its most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka

Yala Safari

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This amazing Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

Rekawa Turtle Hatchery

Learn more about the five kinds of endangered sea turtles that visit the shores of Sri Lanka and their conservation. Do the night time turtle watch, and have a chance to see turtles come to nest. Have fun volunteering for a few hours at the Rekawa Turtle Hatchery.

Galle Fort Guided Walking Tour

Discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and its secrets. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the Maritime Museum, Galle National Museum and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories

Colombo

Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.

Colombo Night Life

Welcome to Colombo, The City of Lights. Party at the coolest and most entertaining nightclubs in Sri Lanka. Drink and dance on Colombo’s beaches, at the big weekend parties with their colorful cocktails and thumping music. Try your luck at the casinos of Colombo. Get some delicious food at the delightful boutique restaurants that stay open till late. The night has never been brighter or better until Colombo.

Tour Include:

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing Basis. Many accommodation options are available. Please speak to our travel experts in order to select the best fitting hotel for you.
  • Meals as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner). Meals can be added as required.
  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers will always be included. (Note your tour chauffeur and airport transfers chauffeur may be different)
  • Tours with local English-speaking driver guides in air-conditioned vehicles. (1 to 2 Persons / 2 Adults and 1 child  in a Sedan / SUV | 3 to 5 Persons in a Mini Van | 6 to 8 Persons in a Large Van.)
  • Entrances fees and/or boat, & jeep fees as stated in the program.
  • Drinking water available in the vehicles.

Tour Excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
  • Cost of Beverages during meals.
  • Expenses of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
  • Tips & Portages

Notes

  • Price may be subject to change at time of booking.

Does this tour include International Flights?

No, the tour cost does not include International Flights.

Can this tour be booked for someone else?

Yes. You can book this tour as a gift for a friend or family. We can personalize it by giving a lovely little Sri Lankan gift on arrival.

Can I get VISA from Lakpura?

No. VISA can be obtained online via https://www.eta.gov.lk where the fees are nominal and quite easy to process.

Is this a group tour or a private tour?

This is a private guided tour.

Does this tour include International Flights?

No, we do not provide International Flights.

Where does the driver / chauffeur stay? Is their accommodation included?

Yes, drivers’ accommodation is included within this tour.

Can we buy Travel Insurance from Lakpura?

No. We recommend purchasing travel insurance prior to booking your holiday.

Can we see some pictures of the vehicle?

Yes, we can send you pictures of a vehicle make and the model. However keep in mind that the vehicle could change last minute due to unavoidable circumstances. We will however, ensure that the vehicle offered is of good quality and condition. All our vehicles are manufactured 2010 or newer.

Does the cost include sight admission fees

Yes.

What if I have special medical requirements?

Special medical requirements can be accommodated. In fact, we require you to mention this to us at the time of booking. Please note that some requirements may not be options available in Sri Lanka. It is best to research before traveling. Speak to our experts for help.

What are our payment methods?

We recommend 2 payment methods. Credit Card (Online & Offline) and Bank to Bank Transfers. If both these options are not possible, speak to our travel experts for help.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

During the tour, can we add more experiences?

Yes, more experiences can be added. Such requests are subject to availability and confirmation. You might be required to pay the necessary charges and / or administrative fee.

Can we extend our stay?

Yes, but subject to availability and confirmation. You will be required to pay the necessary changes and / or administrative fees.

If you are still in the stage of finalizing your tour, we recommend selecting the bespoke option and obtaining the help of our experts to create the perfect experience to fit your requirement.

Can I buy International Flight Tickets from you?

No.

This itinerary can be booked for any period of the year. However, experience may vary. We request you to check with us about your experience. When booking with us, we request you to provide us the following details.

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All our holidays can be tailored to your precise needs. If you would like to make any alterations, or even start from scratch, take a look at “Bespoke Tours“.