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Paradise of Sri Lanka

$1920

per person

Known as one of the finest islands in the world, Sri Lanka has a history that dates back thousands of years. Although it’s a small country, there is much history, nature, and beauty to see. Explore the beaches, jungles, tea plantations, temples, and many more attractions on this perfectly paced journey of 12 days. Catch a glimpse of gigantic blue whales, mischievous dolphins and watch majestic elephants as they roam freely in their natural habitat.

Travel back in time to witness ancient legacies, European influences, the British colonial and Buddhist heritage. Experience a train ride from Kandy to Ella, which is globally considered to be one of the most enjoyable train experiences. Then to top it off, enjoy visiting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

12 Days, 11 Nights: Colombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Weligama, Galle


TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Ruins of Anuradhapura*
  • Kaludiya Pokuna Archeological Forest
  • Sri Maha Bodhi (one the world’s oldest trees)
  • Sigiriya Rock* (Lion Rock)
  • Kandy City Tour
  • Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha*
  • Paddy and Pagoda Walking Tour
  • Kandy to Ella Train Ride
  • Ella Highlands Hike (Nine Arch Bridge)
  • Flying Ravana Zipline
  • Whale Watching
  • Weligama Beaches
  • Galle Old Town Tour
  • Galle Fort*
  • Blessing at Rock Temple

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Prepare to be mesmerized by gigantic blue whales and legendary humpback whales

ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL

This journey takes you on some of the best ways to experience a Paradise Island! Prepare to be mesmerized by herds of Asian elephants, gigantic blue whales, legendary humpback whales and propitious sea turtles. Sri Lanka is all about natural beauty. 

SOARING SIGIRIYA AND ANCIENT RUINS

Transport yourself back in time as an ancient warrior. Climb to the top of the iconic 1000 ft tall Sigiriya Rock Fortress and survey the jungle below for foes. Visit the past in the ruins of Anuradhapura and ancient monasteries.

SIGIRIYA ROCK
A breathtaking construction atop a plateau, this rock fortress is the most dramatic sight in Sri Lanka.
Happy smiling woman looks out from window traveling by train on most picturesque train road in Sri Lanka

ROMANTIC TRAIN RIDE

Everyone loves the romance of a great railway journey. Step onto one of the most scenic train rides with us. Gaze out upon the rolling carpet of tea, colorful silk saris of Tamil tea pickers and lush green mountains on a memorable train ride.


    1

    Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

    Upon arriving at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo, be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.
    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    2

    Colombo - Anuradhapura| Anuradhapura

    After breakfast, depart to Anuradhapura. Enjoy an excursion to the ruins of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anuradhapura is an ancient city founded in the 5th century BC, and home to the largest number of monuments of the Sinhala civilization. Visit ancient royal palaces, shrines, dagobas, Kaludiya Pokuna Archeological Forest with archeological remains and Sri Maha Bodhi (one the world’s oldest trees).
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    BUDDHIST HERITAGE
    Pilgrims pay tribute to the colorful lying buddha statues in the sacred temples.

    SACRED CITY OF ANURADHAPURA
    Intricate stone columns at one of many monasteries that dot the sprawling ruins.

    3

    Anuradhapura | Sigiriya

    After breakfast we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock, built by King Kassapa in the 5th century AD. Today the rock is a treasure trove of rare art. This citadel rises more than 1,000 ft. from the jungles below. Return to Anuradhapura for an overnight stay.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    CHALLENGE OF SIGIRIYA ROCK
    Energetic visitors can conquer the 1000+ steps to the top of the fortress. Don't forget to take a selfie with the giant lion paws!

    SIGIRIYA ROCK
    A breathtaking construction atop a plateau, this rock fortress is the most dramatic sight in Sri Lanka.

    4

    Anuradhapura | Kandy City Tour, Temple of the Tooth Relic

    After breakfast, we drive to Kandy for a visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha, located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha and one of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Upon arrival in Kandy, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    SITTING BUDDHA & GOLD CASKET
    The tooth is kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba in main temple.

    5

    Kandy | Paddy and Pagoda Walking Tour

    A leisurely walking tour around Kandy Lake, see paddy fields and temples.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple by the Kandy Lake. One of UNESCO’s world heritage sites for your Sri Lanka travel tours.

    TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH, KANDY
    Houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of Buddha.

    6

    Kandy – Ella

    The train trip from Kandy to Ella is considered to be one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. The seven-hour trip takes you through stunning landscapes.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    AMAZING SCENES ON THE TRAIN
    From beautiful green hills covered by tea plantations to steep mountains, lovely old bridges, waterfalls and rustic small villages.

    Mountains of Sri Lanka covered with green carpet of tea bushes, the main export crop of the country, Pusselawa. A must see for Sri Lanka travel tours.

    TERRACED TEA PLANTATIONS
    The 19th century British colonists realized the highlands were ideal for growing tea and built a rail network to transport leaves.

    7

    Ella | Ella Highlands Hike

    The best way to see the hill country is by hiking. Feast your eyes on lush carpets of tea plantations. On your 3 hour hike, Alpine forests emerge from creeping morning mists to reveal some of the most beautiful scenery like the Nine Arch Bridge. Visit Flying Ravana to enjoy the thrill of zip lining.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    HIGHLANDS HIKE
    Part of the hiking path takes you through local tea estates usually dotted with tea pickers.

    NINE ARCH BRIDGE
    An architecturally stunning stone bridge located in the lush hill country of Ella.

    8

    Ella - Weligama

    We proceed to the Indian coastal town of Weligama. It is an interesting blend of fishing town and beach resort. The rest of the day is free.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    STILT FISHERMEN
    Witness the curious sight of the stilt fishermen of who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines.

    9

    Weligama | Whale Watching

    This morning we embark on a whale watching boat. The waters around here are particularly rich in micro-organisms which the whales feed on. You may also see dolphins playing in the waves.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    BLUE WHALE
    A whale making a beautiful dramatic shot diving back down for food.

    10

    Weligama

    A day of leisure for you to soak in more sun and relax on the golden beaches. Surf and feast on the freshest harvest from the sea. Five out of the seven species of sea turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka, making it an ideal spot for Turtle Watching.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
     

    WELIGAMA SANDY VILLAGE
    Weligama, literally means "sandy village", a great mix of local culture and surfers chilling out.

    SEA TURTLES
    Five out of the seven species of sea Turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka, making it an ideal spot for Turtle Watching.

    11

    Weligama | Galle, Spiritual Journey

    A day trip to Galle. The Galle Old Town was founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. The old town is known for stunning beaches and Galle Fort. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Before leaving this paradise, embark on a spiritual journey in Yatagala Buddhist Rock Temple situated among lush green paddy fields. Your Buddhist guide will take you through the temple to purge negative thoughts. Receive a blessing (puja) from the monk, this symbolic ritual practice offers a sense of happiness and peace.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    SUN, SEA & COCONUTS
    Soak in the brilliant sunshine and chill out on the endless miles of golden beaches.

    GALLE FORT>
    Stone sea walls encircle car-free streets.

    Galle Lighthouse
    Galle Lighthouse stands on the southeast tip of Galle Fort.

    12

    Weligama – Colombo (CMB)

    Enjoy your breakfast, after which the tour ends. We drive back to Colombo for your departure flight.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotels

    We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    ColomboMirage Colombo/ Pearl Grand
    AnuradhapuraAlakamanda Hotel
    Sigiriya / Dambulla / HabaranaKassapa Lions Rock
    KandyOak Ray Regency
    EllaOak Ray Ella Gap
    Koggala / UnawatunaKoggala Beach
    • Araliya Unawatuna
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    * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT - 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM - 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY - 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
     
    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing

    PRIVATE TOURS
    YearTour DateComfort PremiumLuxury
    2020Oct 1-Dec 20$1,920$2,145$2,910
    2021Jan 5-Mar 31$1,975$2,325$3,030
    2021Apr 1-Oct 31CallCallCall
    2021Oct 1-Dec 20CallCallCall
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Daily departures.
    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

    Deposit

    • ‣ A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure date.
    • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest airport is CBM (Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo).
    • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and All Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expense
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expense

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels