3 days/ 2 Nights
Pinnawala – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Kandy – Negombo
4 / 5
luxury level
Jan – Dec
Tour Availability

Mini Classic Tour (3 Days/ 2 Nights)

If you have only three days to do something that you won’t forget for the rest of the life, then this is a must do: A quick but well organized tour across the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka, hopping from one major UNESCO world heritage to another. Watch elephants bathe in the river during a stop at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage on your way to world famous Dambulla cave temple. The temple, which has one of the oldest rock paintings in the world, will blow your mind. Climbing back down the rocky steps of Dambulla, you will move on to visit to another UNESCO world heritage, the even more impressive Sigiriya fortress city, one of the best preserved planned urban communities of the ancient world.

A boat ride across Hiriwadunna Lake and a traditional lunch along with a complimentary Ayurvedic massage will relax you before you drive to the World Heritage city of Kandy for a visit to the famous Temple of the Tooth, one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world. After spending a day to visit the many attractions of Kandy, you will be taken back to your hotel or to the airport.

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 75.00 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 75.00 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. The stranded is double rooms to share between two people. We only house you hotels with 3-5 star category with the highest trip-advisor, booking.com reviews.

Comfort Rating: 3-4 star

A tour that stays in highly reviewed hotels ranked in the top tier in customer service and quality. Tour is organised by putting together different highly regarded tour services providers in making 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. 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)

Day 1: Airport – Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – Dambulla Cave Temple Click here to readmore

After a warm welcome at the airport by your guide, watch dozens of elephants bathing and playing in the river, feed baby elephants and enjoy your first Sri Lankan meal on your visit in the Pinnawela Elephant Orpahange. Then climb up the steps to the Dambulla Golden Cave Temple, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site with beautiful frescoes, incredible views and huge Buddha statues. You can also enjoy a complimentary wildlife safari tour on top of an elephant.

Accommodation: Kassapa Lions Rock hotel in Sigiriya/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transportation: 190 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car


Day 2: Sigiriya Rock Fortress – Cultural Dance Performance Click here to readmore

Be blown away by the immense size of the “Fortress in the Sky” or “Lion Rock” Sigiriya, a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. Look down on the paddy fields, coconut groves and the green lush of distant hills from the top of the rock fortress, and admire the world-renowned frescoes of ‘Heavenly Maidens’ on the walls of the rock. Then enjoy a Hirivadunna Village Tour, including a boat tour and safari with lunch.  Take part in a cooking demonstration in a Sri Lankan spice garden, and learn first-hand how to use the spices freshly picked from the plants.
In the evening, addmire the famous Kandyan dancers at a fabulous cultural performance.

Accommodation: Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy/ Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Transportation: 140 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car.


Day 3: Kandy – Royal Botanical Gardens – Tea Plantation and Factory – Colombo Click here to readmore

Stroll through the colourful markets of Kandy and visit the serene Temple of the Tooth, the centre of Buddhism and the last seat of the Sinhala kings. Take a guided stroll through the lush Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya and admire the hundreds types of orchids that you have never seen before. On the way back to Colombo, take a break at a tea factory to enjoy a fresh cup of the best tea in the world. Say good-bye to Sri Lanka at the airport, or let us drop you in Colombo or Negombo to continue your dream holiday on the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast

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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.


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


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.

Reservation confirmation shall be subject to availability after your consent to confirm the room /round tour package.


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.
Optional excursions and additional services outside our large number of complimentary options can be provided at additional charge.
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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