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Sri Lanka Express

5 Days from $1399 / Person

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4 - star
Hotels
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7 Meal Supplements
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Private Car & Guide
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Included Excursions

Embarking on a mesmerizing journey through our Sri Lanka Express travel itinerary, this wisely molded adventure is tailored for those seeking a fast-paced and thrilling experience in this beautiful island nation. From the exploration of ancient cities with rich cultural heritage to encountering wildlife in national parks, and from lounging on pristine beaches to wandering through lush tea plantations, this itinerary promises a whirlwind tour showcasing the best of Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes, rich flavors, and timeless traditions of this tropical paradise as you delve into an unforgettable adventure through its stunning vistas and vibrant culture. Get ready for an exhilarating experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime!

IDEAL FOR

Heritage & Culture

Nature & Landscapes

Wildlife & Safaris

Itinerary Summary

DAY

PLACE

HOTEL OPTS

1 - 2

Highlights: Airport Pick Up, Dambulla Markets, Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress, Traditional Village Experience

Amaya Lake

3

Highlights: Dambulla Raja Maha Viharaya, Matale Spice Gardens, Nalanda Gedige Temple, Kandy Cultural Dance Show

Amaya Hills

4 - 5

Highlights: Temple of tooth, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Airport Dropoff

Mermaid Hotel & Club

Itinerary Details

DAY 1 - 2

International Arrival
You will be transferred from Negombo Airport to Dambulla in a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Day 1

Dambulla

AYUBOWAN! Welcome to the enchanting island of Sri Lanka, where the harmonious coexistence of humanity and wildlife flourishes.

Commence your journey with a heartfelt reception at Bandaranaike International Airport, where our friendly team eagerly awaits your arrival. Embark on your journey by traveling from Colombo, taking you away to the charming town of Dambulla.Depending on your arrival times and the effects of jet lag, we offer the flexibility to either transport you directly to your hotel for some well-deserved rest or entice you with an optional detour to indulge in a captivating Dambulla Markets Experience along the way.

Dambulla’s bustling street markets, a favorite among both locals and tourists, beckon with their vibrant atmosphere and promise a distinctive shopping escapade. Explore an array of items, from trendy clothes and accessories to delightful toys and authentic local handicrafts. The markets invite a spirited dance of bargaining, adding an extra layer of excitement as you negotiate for the best prices. After exploring the markets,we’ll take you to the hotel in Dambulla, ensuring a seamless drop-off for relaxation.

MEALS

Dinner

DAY 2

Dambulla

On the following day, gear up to witness the world-famous Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress. Ideal for a morning climb to avoid the midday heat, it’s advisable to don your runners or hiking shoes for this adventure, navigating steep and narrow staircases to reach the summit and relish the breathtaking panoramic views. After conquering Sigiriya Rock, immerse yourself in the village experience in Sigiriya,It’s an extraordinary opportunity to delve into Sri Lankan culture and gain insights into the daily lives of the locals. This unique and authentic encounter promises to be an unforgettable highlight of your journey.

As the afternoon unfolds, consider treating yourself to a relaxing traditional Ayurvedic massage (Optional), an optional experience perfect for rejuvenating your body and mind. This added indulgence allows you to unwind and fully appreciate the tranquility of your surroundings, ensuring a well-rounded and memorable day. As your day’s adventure gracefully concludes, bask in the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel. Relax and savor the delights of half board or similar accommodations for a thoroughly enjoyable experience

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amaya Lake Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Standard Villa

STYLE

Heritage

MEALS

Dinner

DAY 3

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

DAY 3

Kandy

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on today’s journey from Sigiriya to Kandy. To kickstart the adventure, visit the ancient Cave Temples of Dambulla Raja Maha Viharaya. Get ready for a challenging climb, but the breathtaking view and magnificent ancient architecture at the summit will undoubtedly make it a rewarding experience.

While en route to Kandy, take a break at a spice garden in Matale. Then explore the ancient stone temple of Nalanda Gedige. These enriching experiences are sure to make your journey from Sigiriya to Kandy truly memorable. Upon arrival in Kandy, you’ll be guided to your hotel for check-in. In the evening, you have the option to immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture with a Kandy city tour or enjoy a Cultural Dance Show, showcasing traditional Sri Lankan dance forms.

Discover tranquility in the soothing ambiance of a charming accommodation in Kandy, offering a well-deserved overnight stay. Later, indulge in a delightful dinner experience, savoring a delectable array of culinary delights amidst the picturesque surroundings of your chosen retreat.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amaya Hills Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe Room

STYLE

Mountain View

MEALS

Breakfast

DAY 4 - 5

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

DAY 4

Wadduwa

Embark on a spiritual expedition,an early morning visit to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy offers a profound experience at this sacred expedition site. Known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, the temple is nestled in the heart of Kandy, representing one of Sri Lanka’s most significant religious and cultural landmarks. Believed to enshrine a tooth relic of the Buddha, the temple exudes a spiritual atmosphere that resonates with the devout and curious alike.

Following this enlightening visit, your journey continues to the coastal town of Wadduwa, celebrated for its abundant coconut palm cultivation and Wadduwa is renowned as a major producer of toddy and vinegar. En route to Wadduwa from Kandy, make a stop at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a well-known sanctuary established in 1975. Serving as a refuge for orphaned and injured elephants, as well as a breeding center for captive elephants, the orphanage has become a popular tourist attraction. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to witness and engage with these magnificent creatures, including the heartwarming experience of observing milk feeding for baby elephants, adding an unforgettable dimension to your journey. As the day gracefully unfolds, bask in the welcoming ambiance .Relish a delectable dinner at Wadduwa or a comparable venue, ensuring a night of thoroughly deserved tranquility.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Mermaid Hotel & Club or Similar Hotel

ROOM

Superior Room

STYLE

Beach View

MEALS

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5

Departure

Indulge in a lovely breakfast, savoring the flavors that have accompanied you throughout your Sri Lanka journey. As your captivating tour gracefully draws to a close, the final day is crafted to align with your flight schedule. For those with evening or late-night departures, we offer the possibility of a late check-out from your hotel, subject to availability and additional charges. This thoughtful extension grants you precious moments to immerse yourself in the essence of the city or simply unwind before bidding departure.

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

MEALS

Breakfast

You will be transferred from your Hotel to Colombo Airport in a private vehicle (1 hr)
International Departure

Price & Inclusions

from $1399 / 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.