Sri Lanka Tour in a Nutshell Option II – 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 Anuradhapura – 4 ½ hours drive approximately if driven non stop
  • En route do an afternoon safari in Wilpattu national park, 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.
  • Overnight stay at The Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • 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
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site now and was the palace and pleasure garden of King Kassapa
  • Overnight stay at The Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Kandy – 3 ½ hours drive approximately if driven non stop
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, this complex dates from the third and second centuries BC
  • 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 05

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Get on board to the train to Ella (03.17 pm) from Kandy railway station at 08.56 am. The rail ride from Kandy to Ella is known as one of the most scenic train trips in the world
  • Overnight stay in Ella Jungle Inn

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Do Ella rock trail. Walk in the rail roads, forests, mountains with panoramic views, Climb Ella Rock, Little Adams’s Peak and reach Ella town. This is approximately 4 hours of trekking trip
  • Overnight stay in Ella Jungle Inn

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Mirissa via Udawalawe – 5 ½ hour drive approximately if driven non stop
  • Afternoon safari in Udawalawe National Park from 3 PM to 6 pm to see large herds of Elephants
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa

Day 08

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Whale watching trip in the Indian Ocean to see the largest mammal in the world. The boat will leave from Mirissa harbor at 6.30 am.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa

Day 09

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rest on the Beach
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 3 hour drive approximately

From US$ 1225

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

  • Seeing leopards in Wilpattu national park
  • Visit Anuradhapura ancient city, the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress to see the pleasure gardens and the ruined palace of King Kassapa
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Temple of Tooth Relic where Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic is housed
  • Scenic train journey from Kandy to Ella
  • 4 hour trekking trip in Ella
  • Seeing Elephants Udawalawe National Park
  • See the world largest mammal in the Indian Ocean

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night at Cinnamon Red Hotel in Colombo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at The Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Ella Jungle Inn in Ella on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 night at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa on Half board basis