6 Days / 5 Nights
Duration
Negambo – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya – Dambulla – Kandy – Nuwara-Eliya
Location
4 / 5
luxury level
Jan – Dec
Tour Availability

Trip Advisor Sri Lanka Tour (6 Days/ 5 Nights)

We all love Trip Advisor as a place to read and see where to go and how to get the best out of our travels. This itinerary puts together places best ranked by Trip Advisor in Sri Lanka.

It brings you to must see places and the best mid-range hotels and guest houses in 6 days of travelling. From golden beaches and ancient cities to famous tea plantations you can explore the real beauty of this small island with a unique perspective.

Complimentary offers:

  1. Optional tour in Kandy to famous royal temples of Gadaladeniya, Lankathilake and Ambekke Temple worth 60 Euro per person
  2. Hiriwadunna village tour and lake safari including bullock cart tour across the village and jungle road and a tuk tuk adventure, worth 30 Euro per person
  3. Exotic elephant safari ride tour in Pinnawala, worth 18 Euro per person
  4. Traditional 80 minute Ayurvedic massage worth 40 Euro per person

 

Selecting single rooms:

Single room supplement is 440.00 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 440.00 Euros per person for the tour for all group sizes.

Please visit Custom-made tours if there are travelers under 12 years old  https://www.srilankanbeach.com/custom-made

 

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 3-5 star category with the highest trip-advisor and booking.com reviews.

Comfort rating: 3-4 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+

Some walking and climbing steps, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Price includes :

  • We cover all costs included in your itinerary description inside Sri Lanka (no air fare)
  • Best reviewed and ranked boutique luxury hotels
  • 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
  • Meals on bed and breakfast basis (can be upgraded on request)
  • Safaris with specialist jeeps and wildlife expert drivers; meals included during safaris
  • Free complementary excursions and herbal treatments, massages and lunches
  • 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
  • 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: ARRIVAL AND PICKUP FROM KATUNAYAKE, NEGOMBO, SIGIRIYA Click here to readmore

Enjoy the warm welcome by our company representatives and the comfortable ride to the UNESCO World Heritage fortress city of Sigiriya for the overnight stay. Feel free to spend the rest of the day exploring the luxuries of your unique hotel and relax in the warm climate surrounded by thick greenery.

You may make use of the pool chairs to enjoy a freshly squeezed fruit juice, watching the magnificence of the sunset over the Sigiriya rock fortress. Meet our travel representative or chauffeur to discuss the tour ahead and your special wishes and preferences.

Airport arrival:: Welcome to Sri Lanka by our concierge and transfer to the hotel
Accommodation: Kalundewa Retreat Boutique Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 170 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 2: SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA Click here to readmore

Enjoy the 8th wonder of the ancient world, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an important UNESCO world heritage site and testament to the sophistication of ancient construction. Be blown away by this architectural masterpiece with fountains that still work after 2500 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 going up more than 1000 steps carved into the rock face and reading ancient poems on the mirror wall.

After climbing down, experience the authentic life of villagers with a special lunch in the Hiriwadunna village before returning to the hotel’s luxury shower and pool. Walk around the village and the lake watching birds and wildlife as well as bullock carts transporting goods to the market.

You will have the option of having a free Sri Lankan Herbal Ayurvedic Massage worth 30 Euros as a complementary gift from us. Relax and enjoy the bliss after the massage.

In the afternoon enjoy a quick drive next to giant lakes to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The lush greenery of the three massive national wildlife and forest reserves that surrounds this ancient royal capital of Sri Lanka is a true wonder in Sri Lanka. Walk around the giant walls of an ancient 7-story high imperial palace complex and enjoy the beauty of the large Buddha statues in Gal Viharaya (Rock temple). It is an unforgettable place to spend your sunset, wondering among the ruins of Medirigiriya Vatadage, Kiri Vihara, Nissanka Latha Mandapaya, Polonnaruwa Vatadage as well as a huge man-made lake, Parakrama Samudraya. Maybe the world famous toque macaques’ monkey population may help you around the city to navigate. 🙂

Accommodation: Kalundewa Retreat Boutique Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 130 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 3: SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA / KANDY Click here to readmore

Refreshed from a good night’s sleep you will check out of the hotel early to visit another UNESCO world heritage site. Count the Buddha statues and explore the caves carpeted with fresco paintings at Dambulla UNESCO world heritage cave temple. Wander around the colorful wall paintings in the world’s oldest cave temple. Make friends with the thousands of monkeys living in the temple mountain, but don’t feed them. Wander around the caves covered in beautiful art and enjoy the scenic view outside.

After lunch you are driven to Kandy. Another ancient capital, UNESCO world heritage city, an important Buddhist centre in the world and also home to lots of ruins, the city invites you for a walk. Kandy was the last royal capital of Sri Lanka before the country had to hand over its administration to the British. The city is also home to the remnants of the former royal palace and lake, which sits around the magnificent Temple of the Tooth. Enjoy the traditions and customs going on around you after a short break at the hotel. The three Temple museums are interesting places to visit, including the small royal museums next to the former queen’s chamber. Observe the fine timber carvings on the pillars of the former royal court before walking into the outside compound of Hindu temples. Depending on your preference and availability of time, you can be driven to the historic temples of Lankathilake, Gadaladeniya and Ambekka to enjoy the wonders of timber and rock carvings of ancient Sri Lanka as an optional program instead of a short city tour.

Accommodation: Mount Batten Bungalow or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast Transport: 120 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 4: KANDY/ NUWARA ELIYA (Scenic train journey to Nuwara Eliya) Click here to readmore

After breakfast you will visit the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya. Walk around one of the best and oldest botanical gardens in Asia. Learn about the plants and flowers that make this tropical paradise so unique. The garden walkways provide you a beautiful path across plant life that has existed for centuries in this place next to the majestic Mahaveli River.

Take the train from colonial Peradeniya Railway Station at 12.31 and arrive at Nanu-Oya Railway station by 15.55. Enjoy one of the most beautiful train rides in the world, crisscrossing through mountains, rovers, jungles and mist covered tea estates. Riding on this train track originally built by the British to transport the world famous tea is a unique experience. We will give you lunch packets to eat during the journey. You will meet back your driver with the bags at the Nanu-Oya Railway station to be driven to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya city. Enjoy a cup of the tea at the colonial Grand Hotel or go for a walk through the city’s central park before dinner.

Accommodation: Ferncliff Boutique Bungalow or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 120 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 5: NUWARA ELIYA / NEGOMBO Click here to readmore

On our way back to Negombo, we will make a stop at the Mackwoods tea factory where you can buy the best tea in the world. Don’t forget to enjoy to enjoy some old-school tea and cake as well. You can learn how the tea industry is running, how fine quality tea is made in Sri Lanka, how pristine jungles were replaced by Ceylon tea. Let your eyes be captivated by the beautiful Devon and St. Claire’s waterfalls on route to Negombo.

Take time for yourself to relax and short list countless pictures you have been taking in the tour for your facebook and instagram. Enjoy the beach and the sun set with some snake from a beach side restaurant.

Accommodation: Ranweli Holiday Village or similar in Negombo
Transport: 200 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 06: Negombo/Airport Click here to readmore


Enjoy a quick visit to a local fishing village and to the Angurukaramulla Buddhist temple before we drop you at the airport or in Colombo depending on your flight schedule. Learn about the different types of fish at the buzzing beach of Negombo before you leave.

We will drop you at the airport at your convenience. / Meals included: Breakfast from the hotel

Departure: : We will drop you at the airport at your convenience. / Meals included: Breakfast from the hotel
Transport: 20 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, 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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