Sri Lanka Tour in a Nutshell Option III – 9 nights

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge
  • Transfer to capital city Colombo – 1 hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Cinnamon Red Hotel in Colombo

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Kandy– 4 hours drive approximately
  • En route see bathing Elephants in the river, feed a baby Elephant at the Orphanage and bathe an Elephant in the river
  • Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy where Lord Buddha’s Tooth relic is housed. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy
  • Overnight stay at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Habarana – 3 hour drive approximately
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, this complex dates from the third and second centuries BC
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site now and was the palace and pleasure garden of King Kassapa
  • Overnight stay at Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient city of Sri Lanka's kingdoms
  • Afternoon safari in Minneriya National park, which is well known for its large herd of elephant gathering
  • Overnight stay at Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

Day 05

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Nilaveli , a coastal resort town located about 16 km North-West of Trincomalee– Approximately 2 hour drive
  • Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Snorkeling trip to Pigeon Island. Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli
  • Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Full day relax on the beach
  • Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Day 08

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Anuradhapura – 2 hour drive approximately
  • Visit Anuradhapura ancient city, the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. Founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Overnight stay at The Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 09

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Wilpattu – 45 minutes approximately
  • Morning safari in Wilpattu from 6 am to 11 am, the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its leopard population
  • Proceed to Negombo, a coastal city on the west coast
  • Overnight stay at Goldi Sands Hotel

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 20 minutes drive approximately

From US$ 1270

Per person on double sharing basis


We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels
  • Meals as per mentioned meal plans
  • Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

Places of visit during this trip

Key highlights of this trip

  • Feeding and bathing an Elephant in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Explore the Temple of Tooth Relic where Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic is housed
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress to see the pleasure gardens and the ruined palace of King Kassapa
  • Explore Polonnaruwa ruined city
  • Seeing Elephants, deer, sloth bears and other species in Minneriya national park
  • Snorkeling trip in Pigeon Island
  • Exploration of Anuradhapura ruins, the most important ancient capitol of Sri Lanka
  • Safari in Wilpattu National Park to see Leopards
  • Relaxing on Negombo Beach

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night at Cinnamon Red Hotel in Colombo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Nilaveli Beach Hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo on bed and breakfast basis