8 Days Sri Lanka Tours from Colombo
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During this 8 day Sri Lanka Tours we will be sight-seeing areas in the following destinations: The guests will be provided with good quality, air-conditioned, comfortable vehicles with a driver-guide to help with your tour and free wi-fi. All vehicles will have baby seats available if needed. We provide hotel accommodations for 8 nights in good quality hotels varying from 3 Star Hotels, to 4 Star Standard Hotels or Luxury Hotels. The charges will change depending on your selection.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 8 Days Sri Lanka Tours from Colombo
Day 1: Colombo To Sigiriya (D)
Upon landing at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, you will be met by a tour representative and receive a garland of flowers. Then proceed to Habarana. Check-in at the hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day to relax at your leisure.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Dinner and overnight stay at The Lion Kingdom Sigiriya or similar. (3-Star & 5-Star hotel is available.)
Day 2: Polonnaruwa – Minneriya National Park (B, D)
After breakfast the next morning, you will visit the archaeological city of Polonnaruwa, after this, you can have a nice lunch and then drive to one of the national parks to see a lot of wild elephants Afterward, you will return back to the hotel in Sigiriya to spend the night.
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers, and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Minneriya National Park is a national park in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The reason for declaring the area as a national park is to protect the catchment of the Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. Elephants gathered here are numbering around 150-200, sometimes 700.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Dinner and overnight stay at The Lion Kingdom Sigiriya or similar.
Day 3: Sigiriya To Kandy (B, D)
After breakfast, you will visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. At your request, we can arrange a village tour. After driving to Kandy, on the way visit the spice garden and Hindu temple. Arrived and check in to the hotel in Kandy.
Sigiriya is one of the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site for its best-preserved ancient urban planning. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high.
Village Tour gives you a chance to experience traditional Sri Lanka with all its authenticity. Spend time with the villagers and understand village life. Engage in many village activities that form everyday life; such as an oxen cart ride, a catamaran ride, and a walk through the fields. Learn to cook traditional Sri Lankan food.
Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple is dedicated to Mariamman, the goddess of rain and fertility. One of the most visually dominant features of this temple is its 55 m (180 ft) high Gopuram (‘Raja Koburum’), a large decorated tower located above the main northern gateway (‘Vadakku Veli Veedi’) to the temple.
In the Spice Garden, you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed and you will also be able to purchase spices. Spend Overnight in Kandy.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Dinner and overnight stay at Queen’s Hotel or similar.
Day 4: Kandy City Tour (B, D)
Kandy is a major city located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient king’s era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
You will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, this golden roofed Temple houses the relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth. Visit Kandy View Point, walk around Kandy Lake, and enjoy a shopping excursion at Kandy City Center.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Dinner and overnight stay at Queen’s Hotel or similar.
Day 5: Scenic Train To Ella (B, D)
The rail ride from Kandy to Ella is known as one of the most scenic train trips in the world. This memorable journey commences from Nanuoya; the last royal capital of the country to Ella a peaceful, scenic village in the central highlands of Sri Lanka.
Ella often described as a ‘’lonely planet’’ and ‘’waterfall’’ is a congested town located in Sri Lanka. Ella is a pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. It has views that one hasn’t witnessed before, scenes one hasn’t seen before and nature one hasn’t felt before. Ella is the perfect place to go if one wants to refresh the brain. It has many famous places and has been under the attention of tourists for a decent amount of time now. You will spend the night at a hotel in Ella.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Dinner and overnight stay at Heart of Ella Hotel or similar.
Day 6: Yala National Park Safari (B, D)
After breakfast visits Little Adam’s Peak, Nine Arch Bridge. After we will depart to Thissamaharama. On the way, we will be visiting the Ravana waterfalls. You will check-in at the hotel in Tissamaharama and in the mid-afternoon, you will leave for a jeep safari in Yala National Park. You will spend the night at the hotel in Tissamaharama.
Stop At: Ravana Ella Falls
The Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country.
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks, and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards, and aquatic birds.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel River Front & Restaurant or similar.
Day 7: Galle – Mirissa (B, D)
After breakfast, we will transfer to Mirissa.
Stop At: Galle Dutch Fort
Galle is the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications is a UNESCO world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Once we reach Mirissa you will check in to a hotel there and spend the night.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Dinner and overnight stay at Fresh Wave Mirissa or similar.
Day 8: Mirissa – Airport (B)
There is no itinerary planned for the day. After breakfast at the hotel, we will be departing for Bandaranaike International Airport in time to catch your flight (at least 2-3 hours before your flight), concluding the end of this tour.
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