Sri Lanka Tour in a Nutshell Option I – 13 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 Habarana– 5 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 03

  • 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 04

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Kandy – 3hours drive approximately
  • Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. It is near the Mahaweli River and is renowned for its collection of orchids
  • Overnight stay at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy

Day 05

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • 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
  • Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was established to feed, nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers
  • Overnight stay at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy

Day 06

  • 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
  • Our driver will receive you at Ella train station and will transfer you to the Hotel in Ella
  • Overnight stay at Ella Jungle Inn

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Do the guided 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 at Ella Jungle Inn

Day 08

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Yala – 4 hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon safari in Yala National Park at 3 PM to see Leopards, Elephants, Bears and many verities of birds
  • Overnight stay at Chandrika Hotel in Yala

Day 09

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Full day safari in Yala National Park from 6 am to 6 pm with picnic breakfast and lunch
  • Overnight stay at Chandrika Hotel in Yala

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Tangalle – 2 hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at lagoon Paradise Beach Resort in Tangalle

Day 11

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rest on the beach
  • Overnight stay at lagoon Paradise Beach Resort in Tangalle

Day 12

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Galle- 2 hour drive approximately
  • En route visit a Turtle hatchery to see various Sea Turtle species
  • Visit the Dutch Fort at Galle, close to the island’s southernmost point, has the distinction of being the best-preserved sea fort in South Asia
  • Overnight stay at Fort Bliss in Galle Fort

Day 13

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rest on the beach
  • Overnight stay at Fort Bliss in Galle Fort

Day 14

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

From US$ 1620

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

  • 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
  • Explore Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya
  • Temple of Tooth Relic where Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic is housed
  • Pinnawala Elephant orphanage
  • Scenic train journey from Kandy to Ella
  • Nature trail in Horton Plains National Park to see World’s end point and Baker’s Waterfall
  • Seeing Leopards, Elephants and other species in Yala National Park
  • Learn about various species of Sea Turtles at the hatchery
  • Galle Fort

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 Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habaranaon bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Earl’s Regent Hotel on Bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights atElla Jungle Inn on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights atChandirka Hotel in Yalaon bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nightsat lagoon Paradise Beach Resort in Tangalleon bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Fort Bliss in Galle Fort on bed and breakfast basis