Best of Sri Lanka Highlights Tour Package

SRI LANKA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

trip highlights  PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • Play with Baby elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 
  • Stroll along the beautiful Kandy lake
  • Enjoy the quaint town of Nuwara Eliya with its rose-tinted british- country-village feeling
  • Take Jeep Safari to the Yala National Park
  • Bask in the picturesque views and the rich history while walking around Galle

Officially renowned as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, this is an island which is situated southeast of India. Sri Lanka tourism is characterized by its colonial architecture, and Buddhist temples, stunning beaches, and destinations like Colombo, Galle, Kandy, Yala National Park. Wildlife Sanctuaries with leopard and elephant populations are also some of the most popular places to visit in Sri Lanka. From stunning beaches to wildlife reserves, places in Sri Lanka draw in a huge number of travelers to its shores. Read our Sri Lanka holiday guide to learn about all major tourist attractions and things to do in Sri Lanka.

Day

1

Airport - Colombo 37 km / Approx. 30 minutes by Road
Colombo

Arrive at the Airport in the evening to be greeted by representative who will escort you to your vehicle. Drive to the countrys commercial capital, Colombo, a compact city with both colonial grandeur and glamour of modernization. Check in to your hotel, rest & relax.


Day

2

Colombo - Sigiriya 165 km / Approx. 04 hours by Road
Sigiriya

Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lankas most popular tourist attractions. The orphanages population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Upon completion, drive to Sigiriya, the centre of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lankas most visited attraction, a 180m high rock complex that houses ruins of an ancient palace, a giant lion carved in to the rock, beautiful frescos and ancient rock scriptures.


Day

3

Sigiriya - Kandy 95 km / Approx. 3 hours by Road
Kandy

After breakfast, drive to Kandy, in the central hills, the second largest city and last royal capital of Sri Lanka. Take a Kandy City tour, driving or strolling along the beautiful Kandy lake, the marketplace, gem museum and more. Visit the Kandy Temple of the Tooth, housed within the Royal City of Kandy and make the offering of flowers while enjoying the peace, the scent of incense and the sounds of chanting. Watch the Cultural dance show, performed by various Sri Lankan dance troupes, displaying the cultural blends in elaborate dance costumes.


Day

4

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella 133 km / Approx. 05 ½ hours by Road
Ella

After breakfast, drive to Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a typical tea factory and discover the fascinating art of processing Ceylon tea. Enjoy a cuppa. Take a stroll in the Victoria Park, or along the banks of Gregory Lake, enjoy the quaint town with its rose-tinted, British- country-village feeling, colonial-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels and beautifully landscaped gardens. Upon completion, drive to Ella, a beautiful town in the hills with quaint hotels, cafes and brimming with a youthful lifestyle.


Day

5

Ella - Yala 110 km / Approx. 3 hours by Road
Yala

Drive to Yala, in the deep south; Sri Lankas second largest and most visited National Park. Take an afternoon Jeep Safari to the Yala National Park, and test your luck in spotting leopard, bear, samba, dear, Elephants, Buffalos, Monkeys and numerous bird species among the park’s rich variety of wildlife.


Day

6

Yala - Galle 180 km / Approx. 06:34 hours by Road
Galle

Drive to Galle, the iconic southern coastal town, famed not only for its beaches but also because of the Galle Fort, a time-capsule from the 16th century. Galle, the city is a living time capsule. Home to the largest occupied Fort in Asia, its quaint beauty extends beyond its golden beaches and cerulean waters. One can bask in the picturesque views and the rich history while walking through the narrow, cobbled streets within the Fort.


Day

7

Galle - Airport - BIA 152 km / Approx. 02:30 hours by Road
Colombo

After breakfast drive to Colombo. Take a Colombo City tour, covering key highlights, the Colombo Fort, Old Parliament, Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Independence square culminating in some excellent retail therapy at the end. Drive to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to catch your departure flight.


Inclusions

  • Meet and greet at Colombo International Airport
  • Hotel accommodation on Half Board Basis with Breakfast and Dinner at the hotels for the whole tour.
  • Transportation in an Air-conditioned vehicle with private transfers / vehicle at your disposal throughout the tour.
  • Services of an English-speaking Guide.
  • Free water bottles will be provided on tour (Per person 02 no of 500ml bottles)

Exclusions

  • International Air fare charges
  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees for the sightseeing / excursions
  • Lunches for the whole tour
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Camera permit
  • Early check in and late check out
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.

What is Sri Lanka famous for?   

Sri Lanka offers a wide array of shopping items, the most recognized being gems, batik, tea, and handicrafts

Which is the best month to visit Sri Lanka?   

If you're heading to the west and south coasts and hill country, December to March is the best time to visit Sri Lanka. If you plan on seeing the east coast, you'll get the best weather from April/May to September.

What is the time difference?   

It is GMT + 4.5 hrs in summer and + 5.5hrs in winter.

Type of Vacation


History & Culture


Family


Beaches & Sun

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Officially renowned as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, this is an island which is situated southeast of India. Sri Lanka tourism is characterized by its colonial architecture, and Buddhist temples, stunning beaches, and destinations like Colombo, Galle, Kandy, Yala National Park. Wildlife Sanctuaries with leopard and elephant populations are also some of the most popular places to visit in Sri Lanka. From stunning beaches to wildlife reserves, places in Sri Lanka draw in a huge number of travelers to its shores. Read our Sri Lanka holiday guide to learn about all major tourist attractions and things to do in Sri Lanka.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day

1

Airport - Colombo 37 km / Approx. 30 minutes by Road
Colombo

Arrive at the Airport in the evening to be greeted by representative who will escort you to your vehicle. Drive to the countrys commercial capital, Colombo, a compact city with both colonial grandeur and glamour of modernization. Check in to your hotel, rest & relax.


Day

2

Colombo - Sigiriya 165 km / Approx. 04 hours by Road
Sigiriya

Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lankas most popular tourist attractions. The orphanages population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Upon completion, drive to Sigiriya, the centre of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lankas most visited attraction, a 180m high rock complex that houses ruins of an ancient palace, a giant lion carved in to the rock, beautiful frescos and ancient rock scriptures.


Day

3

Sigiriya - Kandy 95 km / Approx. 3 hours by Road
Kandy

After breakfast, drive to Kandy, in the central hills, the second largest city and last royal capital of Sri Lanka. Take a Kandy City tour, driving or strolling along the beautiful Kandy lake, the marketplace, gem museum and more. Visit the Kandy Temple of the Tooth, housed within the Royal City of Kandy and make the offering of flowers while enjoying the peace, the scent of incense and the sounds of chanting. Watch the Cultural dance show, performed by various Sri Lankan dance troupes, displaying the cultural blends in elaborate dance costumes.


Day

4

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella 133 km / Approx. 05 ½ hours by Road
Ella

After breakfast, drive to Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a typical tea factory and discover the fascinating art of processing Ceylon tea. Enjoy a cuppa. Take a stroll in the Victoria Park, or along the banks of Gregory Lake, enjoy the quaint town with its rose-tinted, British- country-village feeling, colonial-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels and beautifully landscaped gardens. Upon completion, drive to Ella, a beautiful town in the hills with quaint hotels, cafes and brimming with a youthful lifestyle.


Day

5

Ella - Yala 110 km / Approx. 3 hours by Road
Yala

Drive to Yala, in the deep south; Sri Lankas second largest and most visited National Park. Take an afternoon Jeep Safari to the Yala National Park, and test your luck in spotting leopard, bear, samba, dear, Elephants, Buffalos, Monkeys and numerous bird species among the park’s rich variety of wildlife.


Day

6

Yala - Galle 180 km / Approx. 06:34 hours by Road
Galle

Drive to Galle, the iconic southern coastal town, famed not only for its beaches but also because of the Galle Fort, a time-capsule from the 16th century. Galle, the city is a living time capsule. Home to the largest occupied Fort in Asia, its quaint beauty extends beyond its golden beaches and cerulean waters. One can bask in the picturesque views and the rich history while walking through the narrow, cobbled streets within the Fort.


Day

7

Galle - Airport - BIA 152 km / Approx. 02:30 hours by Road
Colombo

After breakfast drive to Colombo. Take a Colombo City tour, covering key highlights, the Colombo Fort, Old Parliament, Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Independence square culminating in some excellent retail therapy at the end. Drive to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to catch your departure flight.


Hotels

INCLUSIONS

  • Meet and greet at Colombo International Airport
  • Hotel accommodation on Half Board Basis with Breakfast and Dinner at the hotels for the whole tour.
  • Transportation in an Air-conditioned vehicle with private transfers / vehicle at your disposal throughout the tour.
  • Services of an English-speaking Guide.
  • Free water bottles will be provided on tour (Per person 02 no of 500ml bottles)

EXCLUSIONS

  • International Air fare charges
  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees for the sightseeing / excursions
  • Lunches for the whole tour
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Camera permit
  • Early check in and late check out
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.

Know before you go

What is Sri Lanka famous for?   

Sri Lanka offers a wide array of shopping items, the most recognized being gems, batik, tea, and handicrafts

Which is the best month to visit Sri Lanka?   

If you're heading to the west and south coasts and hill country, December to March is the best time to visit Sri Lanka. If you plan on seeing the east coast, you'll get the best weather from April/May to September.

What is the time difference?   

It is GMT + 4.5 hrs in summer and + 5.5hrs in winter.

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