7 Days / 6 Nights
Duration
Negombo – Anuradhapuraya – Pollonnaruwa/ Minneriya – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya– Katunayake
Location
2/ 3
luxury level
Jan – Dec
Tour Availability

Amazing Sri Lanka getaway (7 Days/ 6 Nights)

Take on the most amazing destinations Sri Lanka has to offer in one week. It is perfectly designed for all those who want to explore Sri Lanka in a budget. Experience from the colourful beach town of Negambo to the most important ancient city in the southern hemisphere, Anuradhapura and then to the mountains covered in tea plantations. In Kandy spend an afternoon to relax in the hotel, walk around the city center or visit ancient temples scattered around the city. Take lots of pictures and memories home from the amazing Kandy cultural dance festival.

In Minneriya National wild life park you may come face to face with the largest free-rain wild elephant herd in the world. Enjoy the interesting Nuwara Eliya with fresh and cool atmosphere of the mountain city with cottage type bungalows and a colonial air, which gives the city its nickname “Little England”.

 

Selecting single rooms:

Single room supplement is 400.00 Euros per person on top of the standard price.

Standard prices per person is calculated based on shared rooms for your selected group size. You can select single rooms to stay for supplementary price of 510.00 Euros per person for the tour for all group sizes.

 

Please visit Custom-made tours if there are travelers under 12 years old and for any upgrades in accommodation and locations.

 

Is this tour for me?

Travel style: luxury

You will have a private vehicle with a specialist chauffeur/ driver just for your group. In most cases this is a saloon car or a luxury mini van. If you want to take the scenic train ride in the mountains, this will also be especially reserved for you.

Service level and accommodation: luxury

Comfortable star-class accommodations are provided. Standard are double rooms to share between two people. We only house you in hotels with 2-5 star category with the highest trip-advisor and booking.com reviews.

Comfort rating: 2-3 stars

A tour that allows you to stay in highly reviewed hotels ranked in the top tier in customer service and quality. The tour is organised by putting together different highly regarded tour service providers to make your travel a pleasurable memory. You can always request our flagship hotels for more luxury and comfort.

Trip type: small private group

Small private group experience, max 16 people. When you book a tour for 2/ 4/ 6/ 12 people, you will be sharing your tour with that group only. You will not be part of a mega group rushing from one place to another.

Age requirement: 12+

relaxed walking and accessible to most healthy travellers.

Price includes :

  • We cover all costs included in your itinerary description inside Sri Lanka (no air fare).
  • Accommodation in shared double rooms on bed and breakfast basis in specified luxury hotels (can be upgraded on request).
  • Private luxury van, mini bus or car with an experienced driver and/ or guide with special tourist insurance.
  • All government charges and taxes.
  • Free complementary excursions and herbal treatments and massages.
  • Extras on the way such as traditional delicacies and traditional handcraft souvenirs.
  • Water and snacks on the way.

 

Price excludes :

  • Medical/ travel insurance.
  • Optional tours and activities that are not part of the
    complimentary offers that come with your package.
  • Safaris with specialist jeeps and wildlife expert drivers.
  • Special permits including camera and video permits to
    designated sights.
  • Tips and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Entrance fees to national monuments,
    wildlife parks and other attractions that are not
    covered in your offer (can be upgraded on customer request).
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Day 1: Airport/ Negombo Beach Click here to readmore

You will land at the Katunayake Airport situated next to a beautiful lagoon and will be welcomed by our representative at the airport. Upon arrival you will be driven directly to your hotel Negombo. Use the rest of the day to rest and get adjusted to the tropical climate. In the you may discuss the tour program with your travel expert. He will present you different options and the complementary offers especially selected to make your trip the perfect holiday that you will never forget. Overnight stay and dinner in Negombo.

Airport arrival: Welcome to Sri Lanka by our concierge and transfer to the hotel
Accommodation: Avenra Gangaara Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 15 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 2: Negombo Beach - Anuradhapuraya Click here to readmore

After a relaxing breakfast we will drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the centre of the Theravada Buddhist civilization. It is one of the most important metropolises and the greatest monastic city of the ancient world. Discover the birthplace of the Sinhala-Buddhist civilization and the most monumental architectural site of the country. On your exploration tour of the major sites in and around Anuradhapura, you will visit Sri Maha Bodi, the oldest historically documented tree in the world, stroll around the royal parks, climb up the rocks of Mihintalya and see the greater Mahamevnawa park complex with its magnificent building.

After enjoying a breathtaking sunset over the giant lakes of Anuradhapura you may visit the Ruwanweli Maha Seya Stupa at night before returning to your hotel.

Overnight Stay in Anuradhapura

Accommodation: Rajarata hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 180 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 3: Anuradhapura - Sigiriya – Minneriya Wildlife Safari Click here to readmore

After checkout we will continue our journey with a visit of Sigiriya, the 8th Wonder of the Ancient World, an important UNESCO World Heritage site and testament to the sophistication of ancient construction. Be ready to be blown away by this architectural masterpiece with fountains that still work after 1500 years. Give yourself time to fully grasp the beauty of the ancient frescos of half-naked royal women on the rock face, the fortifications around the rock and the grand city built in the 5th century BC. Enjoy the breathtaking aerial view over jungles, rural villages and giant lakes and mountains after climbing up more than 1000 steps carved into the rock face.

After your visit, you can experience authentic rural life with a special lunch in the Hiriwadunna village. Walk around the village and its lake, watching birds, wildlife and bullock carts transporting goods to the market.

In the afternoon we will drive to Polonnaruwa for an evening safari in Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is home to approximately hundred elephants as well as sloth bears, herds of deer, peacocks, boars and many kinds of birds circling the beautiful Minneriya tank.

Accommodation: Kassapa Lions hotel, Habarana or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 130 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car and special safari jeep

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Day 4: Sigiriya- Dambulla – Matale – Kandy Click here to readmore

After a relaxing breakfast we will continue our journey to Kandy, with a stop at the famous Dambulla cave temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Climb up to the Golden Cave Temple, towering 160m over the surrounding plains. Enjoy the beautiful frescoes, incredible panoramic views up until Sigiriya and huge Buddha statues.  Under an impressive overhanging rock you find five big caves, which host a beautiful temple complex dating back to the first century BC. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock.

After Dambulla you may make your second short stop en route to Kandy at a famous spice garden in Mathale.

After arriving in Kandy and checking into the hotel, you can visit the world famous Temple of the Tooth. Walk around the ancient royal complex that came to symbolize the statehood as Sri Lanka’s capital moved to Kandy from Anuradhapura due to centuries of invasions. You may witness the evening ceremonies and make a visit to the museum holding centuries of Buddhist heritage, followed by a visit to the remnants of the old royal palace and queen’s private quarters.

Accommodation: Kandy city hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 108 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 5: Kandy – Pinnawala Click here to readmore

After breakfast you may visit a classic Ceylon tea factory at leisure, where you will learn all about the process of making delicious tea. Then we will continue to the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. You can watch how they bathe in the river and play with each other. Feeding bananas to baby elephants is a great photo opportunity.

We will return to Kandy in the afternoon to relax in the hotel, walk around the city center or visit ancient temples close to Kandy. In the evening you also have the opportunity to enjoy a Kandy cultural dance festival.

Accommodation: Kandy city hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 85 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya Click here to readmore

After breakfast we will drive to Nuwara Eliya, with a stop at the Mackwood’s tea factory, producers of the world’s best tea and suppliers of the British royal family. Then take a stroll through the fresh and cool atmosphere of the mountain city with cottage type bungalows and a colonial air, which gives the city its nickname “Little England”.

In the afternoon you can pack a picnic and visit Haggala Botanical Garden with its mysterious ferns, colourful orchids and great green lawns or simply enjoy the pompous High Tea in the Grand Hotel of Nuwara Eliya. For your dinner we recommend our favorite restaurant on the island, the Grand Indian. We can help you to get a reservation.

Accommodation: Glenfall Reach Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 85 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car and special Safari Jeep

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Day 07: Nuwara Eliya – Airport Click here to readmore

As all good things must come to an end, your guide will lead you comfortably back to the international airport after morning breakfast for your departure, filled with unforgettable memories of relaxation, culture and the unique spirit of Sri Lanka. Say good-bye to Sri Lanka or continue your holidays with a relaxing beach stay.

Accommodation: Non applicable/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 175 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

Notes to all travelers

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All rates are subject to change in case of sudden government charges on fuel and transport, hotel rates, entrance fees and taxes.

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Above rates are calculated at the latest available conversion rate. You will be informed about any major differences and the final tour price may be reduced or increased.

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Our cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.

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We keep our costs to absolute minimum by picking nonrefundable reservations. Therefore, all tour reservations are subject to a 100% non-cancellation policy. However we may help you to change the dates or change the tour program depending on costs and availability.

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All reservations are subject to availability at time of booking.
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Reservation confirmation shall be subject to availability after your consent to confirm the room /round tour package.

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The official check-in time at all hotels is 14:00. The official check-out time at all hotels is 11:00.

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Alcohol will not be served by any hotel on Poya Days (full moon) and other days prohibited by the government. Guests are advised to abide by the law at all times.
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Optional excursions and additional services outside our large number of complimentary options can be provided at additional charge.
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Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk.
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Safari vehicles have very basic insurance cover (not as comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).
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