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TLKA02: 8 Days Private Tour of Colombo - Negombo - Sigiriya - Kandy - Galle - Colombo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Colombo - Negombo
Upon your arrival at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Negombo. The rest of the day is free for you at leisure.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Jetwing Sea Hotel
Day 2 Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya
Your best Sri Lanka tour starts with a morning visit to Negombo Fish Market. The market offers the freshest seafood in rich varieties, such as squid, barracuda and many other sea creatures. Walk around to observe the trade as the sellers cry their wares. Later, you will be escorted to visit Lellama Fishing Village. From the lagoon bridge here, we can glimpse an insight into the local fishermen's lifestyle. Then, we proceed to the Dutch Canal, which in the past saw the transportation of cinnamon to Colombo. Afterwards, we will explore the mysterious Dambulla Cave Temple, the largest and best preserved cave complex in Sri Lanka. As a holy place of pilgrimage, Dambulla Cave Temple consists of five grottoes enshrining 157 Buddhist statues. After that, we drive to Sigiriya and stay overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest
Day 3 Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Visit a Local School, Foot Massage. (B+L)
In the morning, you will be guided to visit one of the world's greatest wonders and the best of Sri Lanka tours: Sigiriya Rock Fortress, aka Lion Rock, which was built by King Kashyapa (477 - 495 AD). At present, this scenic area consists of a Lion Rock Museum, Royal Gardens, Frescoes, Mirror Wall, and Summit. Visitors will ascend this huge rock from the lion's paws entrance. Thereafter, you will be taken to visit a local school, where you will meet a group of friendly and passionate students. In addition, you are encouraged to share personal thoughts with them and inspire these lovely children to study hard. Once you have finished, you will be treated to a soothing foot massage.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest
Rock Fortress, Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Day 4 Sigiriya - Kandy
Drive to Kandy, Spice Garden, Kandy Bazaar, Art & Craft Centre, Batik Factory, Gem Museum & Lapidary, Culture Dance Show, Temple of Tooth Relics. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will drive to Kandy. En route, we will stop at a Spice Garden to learn some worldwide famous spices. When we arrive in Kandy, we will explore this cultural city by visiting the Kandy Bazaar, Art & Craft Centre and Batik Factory, while also engaging with the local lifestyle. Following your tour, you will visit the Gem Museum & Lapidary, a great place to learn about all kinds of gems before appreciating a traditional Culture Dance Show. Next, we head to the Temple of Tooth Relics, the last stop of today's best tours in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1595, this temple is one of the most famous and holiest Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Day 5 Kandy
Kandy's Three Main Temples: the Lankatilaka, Gadaladeniya and Embekke, Kandy Lake. (B+L)
Today's best tour package in Sri Lanka takes you further into Kandy. We will visit the three great temples in succession, namely the Lankatilaka Temple, Gadaladeniya Temple and Embekke Devale. The Lankatilaka Temple is one of the most spectacular temples built by the ancient Sinhalese Gampola Dynasty in the 14th century. Inside the temple, what will amaze you most is the harmonious existence of Buddhist and Hindu architecture. Initially built in 1344, Gadaladeniya Temple is famous for its location on a cliff. Embekke Devale witnessed the fusion of Buddhism and Hinduism. After that, we spend some leisure time strolling around Kandy Lake. Since the lake is close to the Temple of Tooth Relics, you can often hear chanting from inside the temple.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Day 6 Kandy - Galle
Drive to Galle, Giragama Tea Plantation, a Tea Factory, Galle Dutch Fort. (B+L)
In the early morning, we will drive to Galle. On the way, we visit Giragama Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory, where you can learn how to plant the best Ceylon tea, pick the tea leaves and make the best Ceylon black tea. At the end, you will enjoy a cup of Ceylon tea. Upon arrival in Galle, we will head for the landmark Galle Dutch Fort, one of the bests of Sri Lanka tour and the microcosm of Sri Lanka's colonial history. The old city was built in 1663 by the Dutch and exhibits about 400 buildings including houses, churches, mosques, temples, ancient commercial shops and government buildings.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amari Galle
Tea plantation in Sri Lanka
Giragama Tea Plantation
Tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya
Local people pick up tea leaves
Day 7 Galle - Colombo
Train experience to Colombo City, Train station-hotel transfer, Rest of the day is free. (B+L)
The train experience is an unmissable part of this best tour in Sri Lanka. After having a big breakfast at the hotel, our guide will transfer you to the Railway Station and help you board the train to Colombo. The train runs through the coastal areas, and the beautiful scenery along the way will make for an interesting and enjoyable journey. When you arrive at Colombo Railway Station, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Colombo
Day 8 Departure from Colombo
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
This best Sri Lanka tour comes to an end today, but we will always be ready to help you with your next trip. Our driver guide will help you check out after breakfast, and then transfer you to the airport for your flight home. We hope you have enjoyed this best tour packages in Sri Lanka!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of English speaking driver with air-conditioned vehicles as mentioned in the itinerary. A separate guide will be offered for group with at least 9 pax
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Reserved train tickets from Galle to Colombo
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day while traveling
  • All Government taxes
Price Excludes
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other services than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, camera and video permits etc.)
  • Vehicle & driver during the beach stay
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Sri Lanka Visa fees
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