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Island Diaries

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Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

A carefully curated itinerary that offers a quick taste of Sri Lanka’s stunning beaches, exotic wildlife and the cultural triangle. Unwind and get your tan on among the beaches and lagoons of the island. Take a quick trip to Wilpattu and go on a thrilling game drive to spy on Sri Lanka’s big five. Also, explore the cultural triangle of the island and catch a glimpse of Sri Lanka’s millennia old history and heritage. Round off your tour by exploring Colombo, the bustling metropolis of the island.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wilpattu
  • Kalpitiya
  • Sigiriya Rock
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Aukana Buddha statute
  • Isurumuniya
  • Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Ruwanweliseya stupa
  • Thuparamaya
  • Nissankalatha Mandapaya
  • National Museum of Colombo
  • Independence Memorial Hall
  • Galle Face
  • Dutch Hospital
  • Pettah
  • Red Mosque
  • Old market
  • Old Kayman's Gate Bell Tower

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
Day 1 -  Arrival

Directly drive off to the north-west coast of the island
Explore the pristine beaches and shimmering lagoons in Kalpitiya
Boarded by the Puttalam lagoon on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, Kalpitiya is a great destination with so much to explore. The entire landscape of the peninsula is dominated by coconut palms, glistering slalterns and giant windmills

Day 2 - Take a kite surfing lesson
Day 2 -  Take a kite surfing lesson

Learn to kite-surf in Kalpitiya with a dedicated instructor to guide you through the waters and through the winds.

Day 3 - Travel to the cultural triangle and visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Day 3 -  Travel to the cultural triangle and visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Marvel at the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, a king’s palace built atop a massive rock, high in the sky. Considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World, Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. The rebellious King Kashyapa (477-495AD) reigned from this mighty rock fortress. You will climb up to the summit of the rock and witness ancient moats, ponds, walkways and ruins what once used to be regal gardens and courtyards. Also, you will walk through the corridors that lead to the famed frescoes wall adorned with intricate arts of the concubines of the palace.

Day 4 - Visit Dambulla Rock Cave temple
Day 4 - Visit Dambulla Rock Cave temple

Visit the ancient cave temple in Dambulla. Steeped in history, the cave temple is an awe inspiring sight. The life-like sculptures and stunning arts are a mirror image of the skill and dexterity of the craftsman. There are about 150 Buddha statues housed within five caves of the temple. Don’t forget to admire the scenic walkways around the temple.

Day 5 - Explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura
Day 5 -  Explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura

The first kingdom of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura boasts ancient Buddhist temples, ruins of massive palaces and sprawling gardens. It is home to the most revered tree which is also the oldest historic tree in the world-the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi planted in 288BC. The sapling was taken off the Bodhi tree under which Buddha was enlightened. Ruwanweliseya stupa, the eight feet structure of Buddha-Samadhi statue, Aukana Buddha statute and Isurumuniya are some of the attractions in Anuradhapura.

Cycle around Polonnaruwa and witness evocative ruins and religious sites
Another ancient capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa is a maze of age-old artefacts including stupas, ruins of ancient structures and tombs. The intricate statute of King Parakramabahu is one of the key attractions in Polonnaruwa. Said to be the first stupa built in Sri Lanka, Thuparamaya also stands amidst the calm environs of the ancient city. Another important site is the Nissankalatha Mandapaya or King Nissankamalla’s Council Chamber, which is an ornate structure of traditional Sri Lankan architecture.

Day 6 - Take a walk around Colombo
Day 6 -  Take a walk around Colombo

Your Colombo city tour will take you to some of the city’s important landmarks - National Museum of Colombo, Independence Memorial Hall, Galle Face Promenade and Dutch Hospital. Also, you will visit Pettah, which is a maze of streets buzzing with activity. Dotted with tiny boutiques, wholesale bazaars and remnants of the colonial era, the vibe of Pettah is exuberant. Walk through its narrow streets sandwiched between stores and rows and rows of bikes and tuk-tuks parked on either side of the road. From spices, to vegetables, to cooking utensils, to sarees and jewellery, you can find anything and everything in Pettah. The Red Mosque, old market, old town hall and old Kayman's Gate Bell Tower are the colonial giants that stand in silence.

Day 7 - Departure
 Day 7 -  Departure

You will leave for the Airport (Bandaranaike International Airport), Depending on the Departure Time or continue with one of our Tour Packages, or continue with your own itinerary for rest of your stay in Sri Lanka

Included/Exclude

  • Arrival, departure transfers and the tour as per the itinerary in an air conditioned Car or Van (with fuel) accompanied with an English speaking licensed Chauffeur guide.
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable
  • Passenger Insurance (Vehicle)
  • Complimentary Mobile SIM Card on arrival
  • government taxes and service charge
  • Accommodation: The rates shown are based on 1 person, sharing a double room on B/B basis at a 3 star hotel.
  • Please refer to “General Terms & Conditions” under FAQs
  • International flights.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Sri Lanka Tourist Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals / refreshments
  • Specialist guide’s fee
  • Tips

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Colombo, Sri Lanka

FAQs

PICKUP POINT & PRICING
Rates vary depending on the time of the year and the number of people travelling. Get in touch with us at sales@visit2srilanka.com , if you’re interested in this particular itinerary.

Note- The starting point of the tour is Colombo. However, if you want us to pick you up from a different location, we can arrange it at an extra cost.


GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
Hotel check in time: 14.00 hours and Hotel check out time: 11.00 hours.
‘No Show’ will not be entitled to any refunds.
Acceptance of these ‘Terms and Conditions’ is a requirement of your booking. Submission of a booking is your acknowledgement that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these ‘Terms and Conditions’.

Payments:

In order to confirm your tour package, 10% deposit of the full payment is required upon confirmation. Balance 90% should be paid 48 hours prior to departure of the tour


Our Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation by Client (You)

60 days or more before the tour departure – We will refund 100% of the total payment paid to us
30-59 days before tour departure -We will retain 10% of the total payment paid to us
Less than 30 days before the tour departure -We will retain 30% of the total payment paid to us
Within 07 days of tour departure –NON REFUNDABLE
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