Sri Lanka Tour in a Nutshell Option I – 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 Sigiriya – 5 hours 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 Hotel Sigiriya

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 Hotel Sigiriya

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Kandy – 3 hours 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

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
  • Transfer to Nuwara Eliya, capitol of Ceylon Tea – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Horton Plains National Park for a nature trail of 4 hours to see Baker’s waterfall and World’s end point
  • Leisure at the hotel or take some leisurely walk in the cool climes of Nuwara Eliya town, once the recreation city of British rulers
  • Overnight stay at Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 07

  • 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 08

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Bentota – 4 ½ hours drive approximately
  • En route visit a Turtle hatchery to see various Sea Turtle species
  • Overnight stay at Bentota Beach Hotel

Day 09

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rest on the beach
  • Overnight stay at Bentota Beach Hotel

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 2 hours 15 minutes’ drive approximately

From US$ 1250

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
  • Tea estates in Nuwara Eliya
  • 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

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 Hotel Sigiriya on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Earl’s Regent Hotel on Bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Chandirka Hotel in Yala on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night at Bentota Beach Hotel on bed and breakfast basis