Sri Lanka | A Journey to the Emerald Isle
9 DAYS | 8 NIGHTS
2 PAX MINIMUM
Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.
Meet and greet upon arrival at airport
Arrival and departure transfers
1 night in Colombo at Fairway Colombo or similar
1 night in Udawalawe at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort or similar
1 night in Nuwara Eliya at Blackpool Hotel or similar
1 night in Kandy at Earls Regent or similar
3 nights in Sigiriya at Habarana Village By Cinnamon or similar
1 night in Negombo Arie Lagoon or similar
Udawalawe Jeep Safari
Visit tea plantation
Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Visit Kandy Temple
Visit of Sigiriya Lions Rock
Scenic village tour of Hiriwadunna
Visit the Dambulla Caves
Services of English speaking local guides during sightseeing tours
Entrance fees for monuments mentioned in the itinerary
Duration: 9 days & 8 nights
Travel Style: Adventure
Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy
Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
VISA Requirements: WITH US PASSPORT
A visa is required for travelers with a valid UFP passport.
Physical Rating: 3 – Moderate
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.
Service Level: Standard
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included.
Sri Lankan Visa
Any room service, telephone charges, mini bar, gratuities, or tips
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Tips or gratuities
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.
DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) – Colombo
Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet one of our representatives and be transferred to your hotel. Once you check-in, you are free for the rest of the day to do as you please. Meals: Availability depends on the time of your arrival
| Overnight in Colombo
DAY 2 | Udawalawe
Following breakfast, you will proceed to Udawalawe National Park. In the afternoon, you will visit Udawalawe National Park for an exciting jeep safari. Be ready to witness trumpets across the border as you approach elephant country around the corner! Udawalawe truly is a sanctuary for the big-footed & tusked. Marked by relatively large herds of elephants, the national park proves to be one of the best places you can observe them in their natural habitat. Hop into a safari jeep and head into the park, you are most likely to drive into your first herd of giants within the maiden hundred meters. Turn on your radar for other species too, such as spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, water buffalo, and jackals – found within the park.
| Overnight in Udawalawe
DAY 3 | Udawalawe – Nuwara Eliya
Follow breakfast, you will head to Nuwara Eliya. Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light – once governed by English & Scottish planters – is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows & one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breathtaking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. Visit a tea plantation.
|Overnight in Nuwara Eliya
DAY 4 | Nuwara Eliya – Peradeniya – Kandy
After breakfast, you travel towards Peradeniya. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147-acre bliss of an experience, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions, and an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance rests a cafeteria that you might come across before stepping into some of the highlights, the orchid house & giant Javan fig tree of this place which overflow in grace. Continue onto Kandy to check in to your hotel. In the evening, you will visit Kandy Temple and witness a cultural show. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, Kandy crafts an array of culture, history, and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe.
Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town will feature the Kandy City Centre, bundled with latest and world-class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts center, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Your day continues towards Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the world for a sweep blended with class and style. You can also walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy Market. Fine-tune your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka. After the excursion, you will return to your hotel.
|Overnight in Kandy
DAY 5 | Kandy – Matale – Sigiriya
After breakfast, visit Kandy Temple and witness the special ceremony that takes place every morning. Kandy crafts an array of culture, history, and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town – cradled among the misty hills – will feature the Kandy City Centre – bundled with latest and world-class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts center, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Proceed towards Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the world for a sweep blended with class and style. Or, you may choose to walk through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy Market.
Proceed to Matale. An agricultural zone in the Central Province, Matale rarely drops off the maps due to its remarkable contribution through flagship crops of the island extending from tea, rubber, vegetables, and spices. Spearheading the Rebellion back in 1848, Matale today takes immense pride in its story woven around spices. You will stop by the side of a spice garden and observe the therapeutic values of spices & processes over a refreshing cup of herbal tea! You can also spend some time idling on the hardened streets if you mean a real town adventure filled with voices and colors. After your visit, head to Sigiriya.
| Overnight in Sigiriya
DAY 6 | Sigiriya – Hiriwadunna – Sigiriya
After breakfast, travel to Sigiriya and visit of Sigiriya Lions Rock. The 5th-century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, does not only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic “Lion Paws“ to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock – resembling the mythological “City of Gods“ – is coated with frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent mirror wall embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries. After, you will visit Hiriwadunna for a scenic village tour.
Hiriwadunna is all about Sri Lankan village life. In other words, it is a tale garnished with chirps of birds, fishermen carrying their nets and rods praying for a fine catch as well as an occasional crocodile basking on a shore of the lake. Do not have doubts about ample birdlife and butterflies as blessing visitors with the ‘soft winged’ is a part of Hiriwadunna schedule. Roam around with a local farmer before you hand-pick vegetables and join the experts in preparing them. Or hop into a bullock cart and toss along the gravel road for a memorable sightseeing tour that will remain memories of a lifetime.
| Overnight in Sigiriya
DAY 7 | Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya
From Sigiriya, you will continue to Polonnaruwa. Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa remains superior proof of ancient culture & heritage blended with religious beliefs. You will walk across its scattered walls of the World Heritage Site, blessed by stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals, and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures, while observing Watadage which boasts of beautiful stone carvings. Take a close glance and you will realize a subtle Hindu influence on architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa. You can sit by the side of Galviharaya and observe the absolute beauty gushing out of every bend of its huge Buddhist statues. Nissankamalla Council Chamber is a head-spinning beauty to just sit back and observe with its swaying pillars reminding the aesthetics of a powerful kingdom which rests beside Parakrama Samudraya – a sea of Parakramabahu & masterpiece of irrigation! After the excursion, you will head back to your hotel.
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DAY 8 | Sigiriya – Dambulla – Negombo
After breakfast, you will be transferred from Sigiriya to Dambulla. Visit the Dambulla Caves. Passing Matale as one reaches the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land which today houses an important junction in the country’s economic and cultural uplifting. Afterward, you will head to Negombo, a beach destination close to the airport.
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DAY 9 | Depart
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The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered.
|Tour Start Date||Price Per Person||Single Supplement|
|Tuesday, September 10, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, September 17, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, September 24, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, October 8, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, October 15, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, October 22, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, November 5, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, November 12, 2019||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, January 7, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, January 14, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, January 21, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, February 11,2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, February 18, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, February 25, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, March 10, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, March 17, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, March 24, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, April 21, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, May 5, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, May 12, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, May 19, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, June 9, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, June 16, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, June 23, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, July 7, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, July 14, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, July 21, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, August 4, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, August 11, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, August 18, 2020||$1849||add $749|
|Tuesday, September 8, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, September 15, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, September 22, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, October 6, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, October 13, 2020||$1689||add $599|
|Tuesday, October 20, 2020||$1689||add $599|
Fairway Colombo is set in Colombo, 2,300 feet from Khan Clock Tower and 1.5 mi from U.S. Embassy. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free Wifi is available. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. R Premadasa Stadium is 2 mi from Fairway Colombo, while Asiri Surgical Hospital is 3.7 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport, 17 mi from the property.
Fort is a great choice for travelers interested in seafood, sightseeing and culturally diverse food.
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
Located within a 10-minute drive from the famous Udawalawe National Park, Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort features an outdoor swimming pool and offers spacious rooms with views of the surrounding nature. Free parking is available on site.
The resort is just 1,650 feet to Ath Athuru Sevana, an elephant orphanage, and approximately 99 mi from Katunayake Airport. The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium is within a 40-minute drive away.
Fitted with parquet flooring, air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, a flat-screen satellite TV, an electric kettle and ironing facilities. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer, bathtub or shower facility. Wired internet is provided at a charge.
Set in Nuwara Eliya, 0.9 mi from Gregory Lake, The Blackpool Hotel provides free WiFi access. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, barbecue and sun terrace. Free private parking is available on site.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Certain units offer views of the mountains or garden. The rooms include a private bathroom with bath robes and slippers.
You will find a gift shop at Blackpool Hotel. Bike hire and car hire are available at this hotel and the area is popular for golfing and cycling. The guests can approach the tour desk for the currency exchange. The hotel offers luggage storage. The dry cleaning, ironing service and laundry facilities are available at a surcharge.
Featuring an outdoor pool, in-house restaurant and relaxing spa treatments, Earl’s Regent Hotel is conveniently placed just 2.8 mi from Kandy Railway Station. Free WiFi is available in the rooms of the property. Only 1.3 mi from Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens, the hotel is also 3.4 mi from Kandy Lake and 3.7 mi from the ancient Temple of Tooth Relics. The Bandaranaike International Airport is 63 mi away. Stylish rooms at Earl’s Regent Hotel feature a flat-screen TV and private balcony. A mini-bar and seating area are included as well. The private bathrooms come with fluffy bathrobes and a hairdryer.
Offering bungalow-style rooms surrounded by greenery, Chaaya Village Habarana is a 15-minute drive from Minneriya National Park. The hotel features an outdoor pool and facilities for tennis, volleyball and badminton.Chaaya Village Habarana is a 1 hour drive from Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. Driving from Bandaranaike International Airport takes 6 hours. Featuring wooden furniture, the air conditioned rooms at Chaaya Village come with private terraces. Each room has a TV with cable channels, a safe, and tea/coffee making facilities.
Azmaara Spa provides a range of treatments, from massages to manicures and pedicures. The hotel offers tours such as hiking in the Ritigala jungle or riding an ox cart in Hiriwadunna.
This waterfront property is conveniently located close to the Colombo International Airport, the property is also a 30 minute drive from Colombo on the expressway.
Arie Lagoon consists of two swimming pools, one of which is with an infinity edge, an exclusive wine bar, three specialty restaurants, wellness spa, gymnasium, and a dedicated supervised child care/play area with play stations and video games.
Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Some rooms have views of the sea or pool. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.
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UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
All tours and entrance fees are included
All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates
A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates
Price are based on double occupancy
Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.
All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.