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Heart of Sri Lanka

  • Duration

    10 days
  • Tour Type

    Private Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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Journey from Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital to its cultural heart, before heading southwest to the beautiful sandy beaches.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those who have a shorter period of time to travel and who wish to visit the main sights of Sri Lanka. This is a private tour and therefore some meals are not included, giving you the option to occasionally select your own dining experience. This tour incorporates land travel only to give you optimum vistas of the Sri Lankan countryside.

  • Day 1

    Fly to Colombo

    Day 1 Fly to Colombo

    Fly overnight to Colombo.

  • Day 2

    Arrive & Explore

    Day 2 Arrive & Explore

    On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 3

    Discover Colombo

    Day 3 Discover Colombo

    Take a tour of Sri Lanka's capital, and discover a city which is quickly becoming a modern metropolis. However, you'll also explore historic and colonial gems such as bustling Pettah Bazaar and religious temples. (B)

  • Day 4

    Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress

    Day 4 Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress

    Journey to Sigiriya and explore the magnificent Lion Rock Fortress, built by King Kasyapa. Also see the Heavenly Maidens Frescoes. That evening, visit Dambulla Rock Temple, a UNESCO Site dating back to the 1st Century. (B)

  • Day 5

    Polonnaruwa & Minneriya Safari

    Day 5 Polonnaruwa & Minneriya Safari

    Spend the day exploring the UNESCO Site of Polonnaruwa. Visit the Royal Palace, the Gal Vihara, the Audience Hall and Lotus Bath. Later, take a jeep safari around Minneriya National Park where elephants may be spotted at close range. (B)

  • Day 6

    Anuradhapura Ancient City

    Day 6 Anuradhapura Ancient City

    Travel to Anuradhapura and visit the Brazen Palace, Ruwanweliseya Stupa, the Samadhi Buddha, the Isurumuniya Rock Temple and the sacred Bo Tree, planted over 2250 years ago. (B)

  • Day 7

    Bentota

    Day 7 Bentota

    Drive to the coastal town of Bentota where the day is at leisure to relax on the beaches or explore the surrounding area. (B)

  • Day 8

    Explore Bentota

    Day 8 Explore Bentota

    Take some time to discover Bentota. As the driver will be at your disposal you can explore the local area. You may wish to see the Brief Garden, visit a Tea Centre seek out bargains at Aluthgama Market or relax on the beach. (B)

  • Day 9

    Colombo

    Day 9 Colombo

    Drive back to Colombo. (B)

  • Day 10

    Fly Colombo to UK

    Day 10 Fly Colombo to UK

    Fly to the UK. (B)

Broadly speaking the best time to visit Sri Lanka for touring is from October to April in the Cultural Triangle and July to August in the north of the country.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 58mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 24°c
  • 109mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 73mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 26°c
  • 87mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 128mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 27°c
  • 84mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 246mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 28°c
  • 169mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 392mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 28°c
  • 97mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 185mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 28°c
  • 55mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 122mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 27°c
  • 70mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 120mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 27°c
  • 71mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 245mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 27°c
  • 99mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 365mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 26°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 414mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 26°c
  • 298mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 175mm
  • Sigiriya
  • 24°c
  • 258mm
Heart of Sri Lanka map

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