9-Night Grand Tour in Sri Lanka

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This 9-night tour takes you to experience the nature, wildlife, culture, beaches, and much more in Sri Lanka. You will travel through many beautiful cities including Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Ella. Also visit Yala Safari in Tissamaharama, moonstone mine in Hikkaduwa, a turtle farm in Kosgoda.  Hotel accommodation with breakfast, special guides for all UNESCO sites are all included in the price. You have the choice of choosing the type of accommodation.
ItineraryDay 1: Colombo/DambullaPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportYou will be picked up at the Bandaranaike International Airport or from the hotel you are already residing in Colombo. From there transfer to Dambulla.Stop At: New Ranweli Spice Garden, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit the spice garden in Kandy and get to know about the herbs and spices grown there. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 2: Dambulla/Sigiriya/DambullaStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceThis temple is also called the golden temple, a UNESCO world heritage site. The caves contain ancient paintings and sculptures of Lord Buddha. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage and massive rock fortress, built during the ancient era of King Kashyapa. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: SigiriyaTravel across the Sigiriya village and its suburbs through an ox cart ride. Enjoy a free traditional Sri Lankan lunch at a tree house.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 3: Dambulla/KandyStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage site and popular religious place in Kandy. Take part in traditional rituals. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceWatch the evening cultural show in Kandy, where you'll find traditional Sri Lankan dancers. Also, you can observe fire walking.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Kandy. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 4: Kandy/Kitulgala/Nuwara EliyaStop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit the Royal Botanical Garden, nestled in a 60-hectare ground in Peradeniya.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Rafting KitulgalaGo on a white water rafting challenge guided by professionals. The white water rafting tour in the Kelani river goes up to 5 Km. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceVisit a tea factory for encountering tea production process and taste pure Ceylon tea.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceDevon Falls is situated on 6 km west of Talawakele. It is 97 metres high and 19th highest ranked waterfall in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 5: Nuwaraeliya - EllaStop At: Nanu Oya Railway Station, Nanu Oya, Central ProvinceReach the Nanu Oya railway station. Go on a scenic train ride to Ella, passing astonishing backdrops of the surrounding. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Little Adam's Peak, Ella, Uva ProvinceLittle Adam’s Peak is a short hiking point in Ella. Hike through the tea plantations to reach the destination and witness the beauty of Ella. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Ella. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 6: Ella/TissamaharamaPass By: Tissamaharama Raja Maha ViharaA town located in the Hambantota District and was the capital of the Ruhuna kingdom during the 3rd century B.C.Stop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaEnjoy a safari in Yala National Park early in the morning. It is the most visited and the second largest national park in Sri Lanka.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Tissamaharama. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 7: Tissamaharama/MirissaStop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceIndulge in recreational water sports activities at the Mirissa beach: snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mirissa Whale Watching No 1Spot the sea giants like whales, dolphins and turtles during the tour.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mirissa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 8: Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa/Kosgoda/BentotaStop At: Blow Hole Hummanaya, Dikwella, Southern ProvinceThe only blowhole in Sri Lanka and World's second largest blowhole.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe Galle Fort is also known as the Dutch Fort or the Ramparts of Galle.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Moonstone Mines, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceA small village in the South West region and the primary place of moonstone and gem mining in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kosgoda Turtle Care, Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceDiscover Sri Lanka’s sea turtle conservation project. It is a prime turtle nesting site conducting hatching, breeding and releasing to the sea. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bentota. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 9: Bentota Stop At: Bentota BeachBentota is a coastal hamlet located in Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. It has a long stretching beach with Coral-rich dive sites. Enjoy the city attractions of Bentota. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bentota. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 10: Bentota/ColomboPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportYou will be drop at the airport, 3 hours before the departure time.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 10x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Airport pickup and drop-off in Colombo
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - New Ranweli Spice Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Rafting Kitulgala
  • Entry/Admission - Bluefield Tea Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Devon Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Nanu Oya Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Little Adam's Peak
  • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mirissa Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Mirissa Whale Watching No 1
  • Entry/Admission - Blow Hole Hummanaya
  • Entry/Admission - Moonstone Mines
  • Entry/Admission - Kosgoda Turtle Care
  • Entry/Admission - Bentota Beach

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Itinerary

Day 10: Bentota/Colombo Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport You will be drop at the airport, 3 hours before the departure time. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Colombo/Dambulla Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport You will be picked up at the Bandaranaike International Airport or from the hotel you are already residing in Colombo. From there transfer to Dambulla. Stop At: New Ranweli Spice Garden, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province Visit the spice garden in Kandy and get to know about the herbs and spices grown there. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 2: Dambulla/Sigiriya/Dambulla Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central Province This temple is also called the golden temple, a UNESCO world heritage site. The caves contain ancient paintings and sculptures of Lord Buddha. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central Province A UNESCO world heritage and massive rock fortress, built during the ancient era of King Kashyapa. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Sigiriya Travel across the Sigiriya village and its suburbs through an ox cart ride. Enjoy a free traditional Sri Lankan lunch at a tree house. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 3: Dambulla/Kandy Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province A UNESCO world heritage site and popular religious place in Kandy. Take part in traditional rituals. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province Watch the evening cultural show in Kandy, where you'll find traditional Sri Lankan dancers. Also, you can observe fire walking. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Kandy. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 4: Kandy/Kitulgala/Nuwara Eliya Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central Province Visit the Royal Botanical Garden, nestled in a 60-hectare ground in Peradeniya. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Rafting Kitulgala Go on a white water rafting challenge guided by professionals. The white water rafting tour in the Kelani river goes up to 5 Km. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province Visit a tea factory for encountering tea production process and taste pure Ceylon tea. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province Devon Falls is situated on 6 km west of Talawakele. It is 97 metres high and 19th highest ranked waterfall in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 5: Nuwaraeliya - Ella Stop At: Nanu Oya Railway Station, Nanu Oya, Central Province Reach the Nanu Oya railway station. Go on a scenic train ride to Ella, passing astonishing backdrops of the surrounding. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Little Adam's Peak, Ella, Uva Province Little Adam’s Peak is a short hiking point in Ella. Hike through the tea plantations to reach the destination and witness the beauty of Ella. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Ella. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 6: Ella/Tissamaharama Pass By: Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara A town located in the Hambantota District and was the capital of the Ruhuna kingdom during the 3rd century B.C. Stop At: Yala National Park, Sri Lanka Enjoy a safari in Yala National Park early in the morning. It is the most visited and the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Tissamaharama. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 7: Tissamaharama/Mirissa Stop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern Province Indulge in recreational water sports activities at the Mirissa beach: snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Mirissa Whale Watching No 1 Spot the sea giants like whales, dolphins and turtles during the tour. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Mirissa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 8: Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa/Kosgoda/Bentota Stop At: Blow Hole Hummanaya, Dikwella, Southern Province The only blowhole in Sri Lanka and World's second largest blowhole. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province The Galle Fort is also known as the Dutch Fort or the Ramparts of Galle. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Moonstone Mines, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern Province A small village in the South West region and the primary place of moonstone and gem mining in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Kosgoda Turtle Care, Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern Province Discover Sri Lanka’s sea turtle conservation project. It is a prime turtle nesting site conducting hatching, breeding and releasing to the sea. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Bentota. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 9: Bentota  Stop At: Bentota Beach Bentota is a coastal hamlet located in Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. It has a long stretching beach with Coral-rich dive sites. Enjoy the city attractions of Bentota. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Bentota. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
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