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Spiritual Sri Lanka

7 Days from $1999 / Person

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Included Excursions
Sri Lanka reveals itself as a treasure trove of ancient cities, each narrating captivating tales and exuding a distinct ambiance. Our carefully crafted 7-day itinerary promises an unforgettable journey, embracing beautiful beaches, exciting wildlife in Wilpattu, and exploring marvels in Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mathale, Polonnaruwa, and the natural allure of Kandy. Enjoy the comfort of luxury hotels, complemented by a range of complimentary activities for all ages, while your expedition unfolds in an air-conditioned vehicle with a knowledgeable guide. Immerse yourself in diverse modes of transportation, savoring the serene ambiance of Sri Lanka.

IDEAL FOR

Heritage & Culture

Nature & Landscapes

Itinerary Summary

DAY

PLACE

HOTEL OPTS

1

Highlights: Airport Pick Up, Fish Market visit

Amagi Aria

2

Highlights: Anuradhapura Archaeological City Tour, Art and Architecture

Rajarata

3 - 4

Highlights: Sigiriya Lion’s rock fortress, Polonnaruwa Ancient Sites Tour

Amaya Lake

5 - 7

Highlights: Dambulla Cave Temple, Matale Spice Garden, Nalanda Gedige Temple, Temple of the Tooth, Kandy Walking City Tour, Airport Drop-off

Amaya Hills

Itinerary Details

DAY 1

International Arrival
You will be transferred from Airport to Negombo hotel in a private vehicle (Duration: 1 hr)

1 Day

Negombo

AYUBOWAN! Get ready to discover the enchanting mysteries woven into the wild beauty.

Embrace the beginning of your journey with a warm welcome at Bandaranaike International Airport, where our friendly team eagerly awaits your arrival. Enjoy a smooth transfer to your accommodation, ensuring comfort and convenience as you unwind and prepare for the exciting adventures that await in the days ahead.

Nestled a mere 10 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, Negombo stands as the welcoming gateway to Sri Lanka. Dive into the lively city rhythm, immersing yourself in the local culture, and unveiling the splendor of Negombo Lagoon. The main draw of Negombo is its vast sandy beaches, graced with coconut trees and kissed by the serene sea. To fully embrace the allure of this coastal haven, venture along the Dutch Canal, visit the historic Dutch Fort, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling fish market.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amagi Aria Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe Lagoon View

STYLE

Lagoon Front

MEALS

Welcome snack meal

DAY 2

Your chauffeur will drive you from Negombo to Anuradhapura in a private vehicle (Duration: 3.5 hrs)

DAY 2

Anuradhapura

The following day of your tour begins with a journey from Negombo to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. En route, immerse yourself in the scenic landscapes of the Sri Lankan countryside, featuring lush greenery, vast rice fields, and gently swaying coconut plantations. Anuradhapura is a captivating destination where history comes alive, offering a glimpse into the majesty of Sri Lanka’s past and its lasting significance. Step into the past as you explore Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient marvel.

Your day continues with a morning exploration of the Anuradhapura Archaeological City, followed by an afternoon spiritual tour, visiting Sri Maha Bodhiya and Ruwanwelisaya. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Anuradhapura, where rich history and cultural legacy unfold amidst impressive ruins, ancient monasteries, and intricate dagobas, each narrating tales of a bygone era. Stand in reverence before the sacred Bo Tree, embodying deep-rooted spirituality. As the sun sets, your day’s adventure gracefully concludes in the serene ambiance of Anuradhapura. Relax and indulge in the soothing ambiance of the hotel while savoring the convenience of half board. Embrace the comforts as we take care of your dining experience.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Rajarata Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Standard

STYLE

Resort

MEALS

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3 - 4

Your chauffeur will drive you from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in a private vehicle (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

DAY 3

Dambulla

Your next destination on this captivating tour is Sigiriya, another ancient city in the heart of Sri Lanka. The journey from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya offers glimpses of the attractive Sri Lankan countryside, adorned with small villages and towns. Indulge in a delightful pause at one of the quaint roadside stalls, savoring the flavors of local snacks and refreshing treats along your journey.

In Sigiriya, you have the wonderful opportunity to engage in two remarkable activities. You can embark on a thrilling climb up Pidurangala Rock in the afternoon (optional), providing an exquisite vantage point for a mesmerizing sunset experience. Alternatively, you may choose to join in a safari at Minneriya National Park (optional), promising an immersive encounter with the diverse and captivating wildlife of the region. Whichever you decide, both options ensure a memorable and enriching experience during your stay in Sigiriya. Escape to the tranquil ambiance of a hotel or a similar exquisite accommodation in Sigiriya for a thoroughly deserved overnight retreat. Immerse yourself in the comfort and luxury that awaits.

DAY 4

Dambulla

Savor a delightful breakfast and commence your day with the captivating ascent of Sigiriya Rock in the early morning. Here, the soft sunlight bathes the landscape in a golden glow, providing a magical experience while avoiding the intense midday heat. After this picturesque adventure, your exploration continues to the charming ancient city of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa, the ancient Sri Lankan capital, whispers tales of bygone glory through its captivating ruins and historical wonders. Once the proud capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to the 13th century, Polonnaruwa captivates with its idealistic ruins and historical landmarks, weaving a tapestry of love for the island’s rich heritage. Allow the day to gracefully unfold, embracing the tranquility within the inviting ambiance of the hotel. Anticipate a night of well-deserved and peaceful repose, promising comfort and serenity.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amaya Lake Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Standard Villa

STYLE

Heritage

MEALS

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5 - 7

Your chauffeur will drive you from Dambulla to Kandy in a private vehicle (Duration: 2 hrs)

DAY 5

Kandy

Indulge in a delectable breakfast before embarking on a journey from Anuradhapura to the serene tranquility of Kandy, exchanging historical marvels for soothing landscapes. Along the way, immerse yourself in the exploration of captivating sites such as the Dambulla Cave Temple, Nalanda Gedige, and the Matale Spice Garden. Uncover the rich heritage of the Nalanda gedige Temple, showcasing the craftsmanship of ancient Sri Lanka.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Matale Spice Garden, where a sensory journey amidst aromatic spices invites you to savor the delightful flavors of Sri Lanka. Additionally, partake in a captivating cooking demonstration, enhancing your experience with hands-on culinary insights. Wrap up your day in Kandy with a captivating cultural show, adding a lively ending to your exploration of this ancient city. Here, the seamless blend of history and cultural richness harmonizes with the comforting embrace of a cool climate.

DAY 6

Kandy

Embark on a delightful morning with a splendid breakfast at the hotel before immersing yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the Temple of the Tooth, also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, nestled in the heart of Kandy. This sacred Buddhist temple holds profound significance, believed to enshrine a tooth of the Buddha.

Kandy, a city steeped in cultural heritage, offers a tapestry of captivating sites. Alongside the Temple of the Tooth and the Kandyan Cultural Centre, explore the Royal Palace turned museum, showcasing traditional Kandyan art and artifacts. Stroll around the serene Kandy Lake and its picturesque surroundings before going on a city tour. After immersing in the city’s cultural riches, head to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden (Optional), gracefully situated 6 kilometers from Kandy. This distinguished botanical sanctuary, celebrated as one of Asia’s grandest, reveals a vibrant tapestry of over 4000 plant and tree species, including rare and exotic varieties.

As the day gently unfolds, find solace in the welcoming ambiance of our hotel. Anticipate a night of well-deserved, peaceful rest, promising comfort and serenity.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amaya Hills Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe Room

STYLE

Mountain View

MEALS

Breakfast

DAY 7

Departure

As you get ready to leave this enchanting city, let its memories nestle in your heart until your next visit. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, relishing the final moments of your Sri Lankan adventure. Gear up for departure as you’re taken to the International Airport, bidding farewell to the vibrant landscapes and cultural tapestry that have shaped your stay. Carry the cherished memories of your journey as you embark on the next chapter of your travels.

Wishing you secure travels, and looking forward to our next encounter!

MEALS

Breakfast

You will be transferred from your Kandy to Colombo Airport in a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs)
International Departure

Price & Inclusions

from $1999 / PP twin share

Prices are subject to variation depending on travel period/season, fluctuations in exchange rates, and government taxes. All rates offered are reflective of current market conditions and are subject to adjustment at the time of reservation. 

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions stated in the itinerary 
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Experienced chauffeur guide: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during the trip

Not Included

  • Visa fees and requirements
  • International flights 
  • Meals & beverages not stated in the Itinerary 
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Activities and excursions state as (Optional) in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance

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Our Process

How it works

Your adventure starts now. Your local expert will act as your right hand throughout your journey. We work exclusively with award-winning and certified local partners, true destination obsessives who know their home country inside-out.

Laying the groundwork:

Make a trip request by completing the online form, sending an email, or reaching out to us through a call on your mobile, directing us to your preferred destinations.

All our trips are built from the ground up with thoughtful personalization and attention to detail. Discuss options and alternatives until your trip is tweaked to perfection.

No two trips are the same:

The planning is officially done. Now it’s time to make that dream trip a reality. Next step, secure your trip by paying the deposit. The countdown to take-off is in sight.

Locking in your plans:

The countdown is officially over! Your expert is there for you pre-trip, on-trip, and even post-trip with 24/7 support and concierge service. Whatever you need, don’t hesitate.

It’s go time:

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Frequently asked
questions

What's included in my trip?
Included in our packages are all your accommodations, transport, a selection of meals, and a variety of activities, ensuring a comprehensive travel experience.
What's excluded from my trip?
Our packages do not include international flights to and from our destinations, any additional meals or drinks not listed in the itinerary, travel insurance, or visa fees.
How do payments work?
Book your package with a 10% initial deposit and pay the rest in instalments as you prefer, up to 45 days prior to your departure. Bookings made within 45 days of departure require full payment.
What if I need to change my plans?
If you need to change your plans, you can reschedule your trip to a future date. Changes are free of charge if made 45 days before departure; within 45 days, a $250 administration fee applies, along with any additional charges based on your travel destination and the notice given.
Are flights included?
Flights to and from your destination are not included in our package prices. However, our packages comprehensively cover accommodation, a variety of activities, several meals, and transport, including airport pickups and drop-offs.
What about travel insurance?
Travel insurance is mandatory for all our tours, ensuring your safety and peace of mind throughout your journey.
Visa requirements?
Travellers can easily obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) online at www.eta.gov.lk or www.eta-srilankatravel.com, barring certain nationalities. We strongly advise arranging this before your departure to prevent any delays upon arrival in Sri Lanka.