8-Day Private Tour of Highlights and Landmarks of Sri Lanka

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Colombo airport or your Colombo city hotel to Colombo airport or your Colombo city hotel

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This 8-day tour covers Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala and Bentota with accommodations, daily breakfast, sightseeing and transportation on a private basis. Visit other interesting places en route and you will even get a chance to take a short but enchanting train journey to appreciate the sights of this beautiful country. Entrance and transportation fees will be included on this tour.
DAY 01: Upon arrival, meet your driver and guide and will transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you'll commence a city tour of Colombo. A drive through the city will take you to Fort & Pettah - the commercial area, among other attractions. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Colombo.DAY 02: After an early breakfast, you'll proceed to Anuradhapura. Overnight stay will be in Anuradhapura.DAY 03: After breakfast, you'll travel to the archaeological sites in Anuradhapura. From there, you'll proceed to Polonnaruwa which is home to a rock shrine & many stupas. Overnight stay in Dambulla or Sigiriya.DAY 04: After breakfast, you'll visit Habarana for a safari and to get a chance to see a cooking demonstration in a local village. In the afternoon, you'll return to Sigiriya & climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Return back to the hotel in the evening, with overnight stay in Sigiriya or Habarana.DAY 05: After breakfast, proceed to Kandy. En route, you'll visit the Dambulla cave temples & a spice garden in Matale. Dambulla is famous for the Golden Temple, housing five sanctuaries on a rock. In Matale, you'll be able to see their renowned spice garden. Thereafter, you'll head to Kandy. In the afternoon, you'll proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy including a visit to Garrison cemetery and later a cultural show. Your overnight stay will be in Kandy.DAY 06: After breakfast, you'll proceed to visit the Royal botanical gardens in Peradneiya, and then visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic which houses Lord Buddha’s sacred Tooth. After, you'll take a train ride from Peradeniya to Nanuoya (in case the train is late or not operating, there will be a car ride with a visit to a tea factory that will be conducted en route to Nuwara Eliya). Pickup from Nanuoya station & you'll proceed on a city tour of Nuwara Eliya set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls & tea plantations. You'll return back to the hotel in the evening, with overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.DAY 07: After breakfast, you'll leave for Yala. In the afternoon, you'll the proceed on a 4X4 Jeep Safari to visit the Yala National Park. The park is a haven for both indigenous & migrant fauna. Overnight stay will be in Yala or Tissamaharama.DAY 08: After breakfast, you'll complete your journey. En route back to Colombo, you'll visit the Dutch Fort in Galle, along with the stilt fishermen in Weligama. You'll also be able to see the city of Galle, known for the massive Portuguese & Dutch fort. At the end, you'll transfer to either the airport or a Colombo city hotel to end your tour.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Transport is by air-conditioned car / van with an English speaking chauffeur guide.
  • 4X4 jeep safari in Yala
  • Safari in Habarana
  • Village Tour in Habarana including traditional Srilankan lunch
  • Train ride between Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


  • Breakfast included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city