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Sri Lanka Odyssey

14 Days from $4499 / Person

4 - 5 star
18 Meal Supplements
car 6
Private Car & Guide
Included Excursions

Prepare yourself to explore the key highlights of Sri Lanka with our Sri Lanka Odyssey 14-day tour. This tour covers iconic cultural and religious sights ,stunning national parks and exotic beaches in the East of the country. On this tour, you’ll have the chance to hike some of Sri Lanka’s highest peaks or go on a jeep safari for a chance to view elephants, big cats, and unique waterbirds. Beyond the jungles, you can take in the scenery of tea plantations,witness beach-side fiery red sunsets, enjoy visits to sacred temples, and indulge in delicious local cuisine. IThroughout the tour, you’ll experience staying in comfortable authentic accommodation carefully selected by our experienced travel designers , along with luxurious air-conditioned transport and your very own personal tour guide.



Heritage & Culture

Nature & Landscapes

Wildlife & Safaris

Itinerary Summary





Highlights : Airport Pick Up

Granbell Hotel

2 - 3

Highlights : Colombo Highlights City Tour, Galle City Tour

Jetwing Lighthouse

4 - 5

Highlights : Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, Ravana Waterfall, Little Adams Peak Hike, Nine Arch Bridge, Sri Lankan Traditional Cooking Class With Dinner

Morning Dew

6 - 7

Highlights : Train Journey From Ella To Nuwara Eliya, Tea Factory Visit, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy City Tour, Cultural Dance Show

Amaya Hills

8 - 9

Highlights : Nalanda Gedige, Matale Spice Garden, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa Archaeological City Tour

Amaya Lake

10 - 11

Highlights : Pidurangala Rock Hike, Seafood Dinner On The Beach, Trincomalee City Tour, Fort Frederick Dutch Fort, Koneswaram Kovil

Amaranthe Bay


Highlights : Wilpattu National Park Safari

Big Game Camp Wilpattu

13 - 14

Highlights : Negombo City Tour, Airport Drop Off

Goldi Sands

Itinerary Details


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

Day 1


Upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, you’ll be greeted warmly and escorted to your chosen accommodation in Colombo. Take in the sights and sounds as you journey to your hotel, where you can unwind and recharge after your travels. Whether you opt for a modern hotel in the heart of the city or a charming boutique stay, the restful atmosphere sets the stage for the adventures that await. Embrace the spirit of Sri Lanka as you settle in, anticipating the cultural richness and vibrant experiences that lie ahead.


Granbell Hotel or Similar


Standard Sea View


Sea View Japanese Style



DAY 2 - 3

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



Embark on your Sri Lankan adventure with a vibrant Colombo city tour, exploring the bustling streets and cultural gems of the capital. The city tour may include visits to various prominent landmarks and attractions, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of the capital. Some key places to explore during a Colombo city tour could include:

  1. Gangaramaya Temple: A prominent Buddhist temple with a mix of modern architecture and cultural relics.
  2. Independence Square: A historical monument commemorating Sri Lanka’s independence from British rule.
  3. Beira Lake: A picturesque lake in the heart of Colombo, often surrounded by greenery and scenic walkways.
  4. National Museum of Colombo: Home to a vast collection of artifacts, showcasing the island’s history and cultural heritage.
  5. Old Parliament Building: A colonial-era structure with architectural significance.
  6. Pettah Market: An energetic and bustling market district where you can experience the local way of life and shop for a variety of goods.
  7. Galle Face Green: A popular seaside urban park, perfect for a leisurely stroll and enjoying the coastal breeze.
  8. Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque: Known for its striking red-and-white candy cane-striped exterior, representing Islamic architecture.
  9. Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct: A historic building complex transformed into a shopping and dining area.
  10. Colombo Fort: The central business district with a mix of modern and colonial-era buildings.

Following the city exploration, set out on a journey to the southern coast, making a pit stop at a turtle hatchery in Hikkaduwa to witness these incredible creatures. For those seeking an extra dose of nature, an optional boat tour on the serene Madu River awaits (Optional). After these enriching experiences, retreat to your chosen accommodation for some well-deserved rest. As the afternoon sun begins to set, immerse yourself in the historical charm of Galle Fort with a guided city tour, unveiling the tales and treasures within its ancient walls. This diverse day offers a perfect blend of urban exploration and coastal wonders.



Today, you have the choice to either continue exploring the enchanting city of Galle or embark on an Optional Kanneliya Rain Forest Tour for a nature-filled adventure.

Option 1: Explore Galle
Discover more of Galle’s charm by wandering through its historic streets, visiting local markets, and perhaps savoring the coastal delicacies that make this city unique.

Option 2: Kanneliya Rain Forest Tour (Optional)
For those seeking a nature escape, opt for the Kanneliya Rain Forest Tour. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery, diverse flora, and fauna of this tropical rainforest. Traverse scenic trails and experience the natural wonders that Sri Lanka has to offer.

After a day of exploration, return to your accommodation in Galle for a relaxing evening. Whichever option you choose, your day promises a perfect blend of cultural richness or natural adventure.


Jetwing Lighthouse or Similar


Luxury Room


Beach boutique hotel



DAY 4 - 5

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



Embark on a scenic journey to Ella via Udawalawe, combining wildlife encounters and natural wonders. Begin your day with a visit to the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Centre, where you can witness and support the rehabilitation efforts for these majestic creatures. Continue your journey to Ella and make a stop at the breathtaking Ravana Waterfall. Take in the cascading beauty of this natural wonder amidst lush surroundings.

As the day transitions into evening, consider an optional Night Out in Ella (Optional). Explore the local restaurants, bars, or cultural performances, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this charming hillside town. After a day filled with wildlife, waterfalls, and optional evening delights, settle into your accommodation in Ella for a well-deserved rest.





Stay in Ella and embrace the tranquility of this picturesque town. Begin your morning with a rejuvenating hike to Little Adams Peak, where panoramic views await as a reward for your ascent. In the afternoon, explore the iconic Nine Arch Bridge. Marvel at its architectural splendor and soak in the lush surroundings. As the day winds down, engage in a Sri Lankan Traditional Cooking Class with Dinner. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the island, learning the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine. This day promises a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a delicious culinary experience in the serene town of Ella.


Morning Dew Hotel or Similar




Mountain View


Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6 - 7

Ella to Nuwara Eliya by Train (Duration : 3.5 hrs) Nanu Oya to Kandy by a private vehicle (Duration : 2 hrs)



Begin your day with a picturesque train journey from Ella to Nuwara Eliya, meandering through lush landscapes and verdant tea plantations. Allow the breathtaking scenery to captivate your senses as the train winds its way to the enchanting hill town of Nuwara Eliya.

Upon arrival, transition to a car for the next leg of your journey. Visit a tea factory and explore the scenic tea estates, gaining insights into the intricate process of tea production. Take the opportunity to savor the rich flavors of freshly brewed Ceylon tea.

Continue your adventure by car to Kandy, where the day’s exploration concludes. Check in to your selected accommodation, affording yourself a well-deserved rest before a vibrant day unfolds in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka tomorrow.



Stay in Kandy, immersing yourself in the cultural treasures the city has to offer. Begin your day with a visit to the revered Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Witness the auspicious rituals and marvel at the spiritual ambiance. Explore the city further with a Kandy City Tour. Stroll through markets, appreciate the scenic Kandy Lake, and absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Optionally, discover the lush landscapes and diverse plant life at the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya (Optional). In the evening, indulge in the rich heritage of Kandy with a captivating Cultural Dance Show. Witness traditional performances that showcase the island’s vibrant history. Conclude your day in Kandy, savoring the cultural richness and natural beauty that surrounds this enchanting city.


Amaya Hills Hotel or Similar




Mountain View



DAY 8 - 9

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



Embark on a day of cultural exploration in Dambulla, unraveling the historical and aromatic wonders. Begin your journey with a visit to the ancient stone temple at Nalanda Gedige. Delve into the rich history and architectural beauty of this sacred site, where Hindu and Buddhist influences seamlessly coexist. Continue to Matale and explore a Spice Garden, where the secrets of Sri Lanka’s vibrant spices come to life. Engage your senses in the fragrant surroundings, discovering the cultivation and uses of various spices.

The highlight of the day awaits at the UNESCO-listed ancient cave temples in Dambulla. Marvel at the intricate cave paintings and sculptures that narrate centuries-old stories of Buddhism. Feel the spiritual ambiance of these hallowed caves. As the sun sets, wind up your day’s journey with a leisurely drive to your luxury hotel. Relax and reflect on the day’s cultural immersion, surrounded by the comfort and elegance of your accommodation.



Stay in Sigiriya, a gateway to Sri Lanka’s historical and natural wonders. Begin your day with an early morning hike to the summit of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Ascend the iconic rock formation and marvel at the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Experience the cool breeze and serene atmosphere before the day unfolds.

Later, embark on a journey to Polonnaruwa for an archaeological city tour. Explore the ancient ruins and sacred sites that echo the glory of Sri Lanka’s medieval capital. Witness the intricately carved statues and marvel at the architectural marvels that stand as testaments to the island’s rich history. Below are some of the places covered in your Polonnaruwa city tour.

  1. Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu: Admire the ruins of the Royal Palace complex, which was once the residence of King Parakramabahu the Great. The site features impressive foundations and remains of the royal chambers.
  2. Parakrama Samudra (Parakrama’s Sea): Discover the vast ancient reservoir, Parakrama Samudra, built by King Parakramabahu to irrigate the surrounding agricultural lands. The reservoir is a testament to the advanced engineering skills of the time.
  3. Statue of King Parakramabahu: Witness the standing statue of King Parakramabahu, an iconic sculpture that reflects the dignity and grandeur of the ancient king.
  4. Gal Vihara: Marvel at the Gal Vihara, a rock-cut Buddhist temple featuring four impressive statues of Lord Buddha carved into the granite rock. The statues include a standing Buddha, two seated Buddhas, and a reclining Buddha.
  5. Thuparama Gedige: Explore Thuparama Gedige, a unique structure that combines Hindu and Buddhist architectural elements. It’s believed to have served as a place of worship for both religions.
  6. Shiva Devale No. 2: Visit the Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, showcasing the coexistence of Hinduism alongside Buddhism in ancient Sri Lanka.
  7. Vatadage: Admire the circular relic house, Vatadage, which once housed the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. The structure is adorned with intricately carved stone guardstones and moonstones.

As the day comes to an end, return to your accommodation in Sigiriya. Reflect on the day’s adventures and relax in the tranquil surroundings, preparing for the cultural treasures that await in the coming days.


Amaya Lake Hotel or Similar


Standard Villa




Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 10 - 11

Your chauffeur will drive you from Dambulla to Trincomalee in a private vehicle (Duration: 3 hrs)

DAY 10


Rise early to embrace the dawn as you embark on the Pidurangala Rock Hike, seeking the mesmerizing spectacle of the morning sunrise. Ascend the rocky terrain for panoramic views, capturing the first light as it bathes the landscape in hues of gold and pink. Post-hike, indulge in a rejuvenating Traditional Ayurvedic Massage (Optional), an optional treat for relaxation and well-being.

As the day progresses, set forth on a scenic journey to the pristine East Coast of Sri Lanka. Discover the allure of untouched beaches, where turquoise waters meet golden sands, creating an idyllic retreat for sun-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Conclude the day with a Seafood Dinner on the beach, savoring the freshness of ocean delights amidst the soothing sound of waves. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the East Coast, setting the stage for serene moments and coastal enchantment.


Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 11


Discover the coastal allure of Trincomalee with a city tour, weaving through lively markets and immersing yourself in the vibrant cultural tapestry. Uncover the historical narrative at Fort Frederick, a Dutch Fort that stands as a testament to colonial influence and maritime heritage. Continue your journey to Koneswaram Kovil, a Hindu temple perched on a cliff, offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The serene surroundings of Trincomalee promise a perfect blend of cultural immersion and coastal tranquility.Trincomalee

As the sun sets over the coastal horizon, soak in the serene atmosphere of Trincomalee. Whether you choose to stroll along the beach, indulge in local cuisine, or simply relax by the sea, the evening in Trincomalee offers a tranquil escape, inviting you to unwind and embrace the coastal charm of this captivating destination.


Amaranthe Bay Hotel or Similar


Junior Suite


Lagoon Front



DAY 12

Your chauffeur will drive you from Trincomalee to Wilpattu in a private vehicle (Duration: 3 hrs)

DAY 12


Embark on a scenic journey from Trincomalee to Wilpattu, traversing landscapes that showcase the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Arrive at Wilpattu National Park for an immersive afternoon safari, offering the chance to encounter the diverse wildlife that inhabits this untamed wilderness.

As the safari unfolds, witness the majesty of elephants, the elusive leopard, and a myriad of other fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. The park’s serene lakes and dense foliage create a picturesque backdrop for an unforgettable wildlife experience.

After Safari ,you’ll be dropped off at the hotel. Take this time to relax and rejuvenate, reflecting on the day’s wildlife encounters and the diverse landscapes traversed during your scenic drive


Big Game Camp or Similar Hotel






Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 13 - 14

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

DAY 13


Embark on a scenic drive from Wilpattu to Negombo. Along the way, you’ll pass through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and lush greenery. Take in the stunning views of rural life in Sri Lanka, with glimpses of paddy fields, coconut plantations, and serene lakes.

Arrive in Negombo around midday and stop for lunch at a local restaurant or beachside café ( optional ). Indulge in fresh seafood dishes or sample authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, featuring aromatic spices and tropical flavors.After lunch, set out to explore the charming coastal town of Negombo. Visit attractions such as the Dutch Fort, which reflects the town’s colonial history, or stroll through bustling markets where you can shop for souvenirs, handicrafts, and colorful sarongs.

Spend some leisure time at Negombo Beach, renowned for its golden sands and tranquil waters. Relax under the sun, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or simply unwind with a beachfront stroll.


Goldi Sands Hotel or Similar




Beach Front



DAY 14


As your memorable Sri Lankan adventure concludes, relish a private transfer to the airport, ensuring a seamless and comfortable journey for your onward travel.

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



You will be transferred from your Hotel to Colombo Airport in a private vehicle (Duration: 0.5 hrs)
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Price & Inclusions

from $4499 / 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

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 or, barring certain nationalities. We strongly advise arranging this before your departure to prevent any delays upon arrival in Sri Lanka.