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Sri Lanka at a Glance

  • Duration

    11 days
  • Tour Type

    Private Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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Combine Sri Lanka's tea plantations with wildlife spotting in Yala National Park and the coastal fort of Galle.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those who have a reasonable amount of time to travel and are interested in visiting the main sights of Sri Lanka. This tour incorporates road travel so that you can experience all of the beautiful scenery of Sri Lanka. This is a private tour so some evening meals are not included, allowing you to occasionally pick your own dining experience.

  • Days 1-2

    Fly to Colombo

    Days 1-2 Fly to Colombo

    Fly overnight to Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city.

  • Day 3

    Colombo & Nuwara Eliya

    Day 3 Colombo & Nuwara Eliya

    Sightseeing includes a visit to Fort District, Pettah Market, Dutch Church of Wolfendhall, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum. Later in the day you'll also visit a tea estate and travel to Nuwara Eliya. (B,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Yala National Park

    Day 4 Yala National Park

    Visit Sita Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Later, travel to Yala National Park, home to elephants, leopards, sambhur, wild buffalo and over 130 species of bird. Enjoy an evening jeep safari. (B,L,D)

  • Day 5

    Yala Wildlife Safari

    Day 5 Yala Wildlife Safari

    Enjoy a morning and evening jeep safari in Yala National Park. (B,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Udawalawe National Park

    Day 6 Udawalawe National Park

    Travel to Udawalawe National Park, famous for its elephant population. Pay a visit to the Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage, and enjoy a safari in the afternoon before returning to Yala National Park. (B,L,D)

  • Day 7

    Ratnapura

    Day 7 Ratnapura

    Travel to Ratnapura and see the famous Ceylon Sapphires being mined. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8

    Sinharaja Forest Reserve

    Day 8 Sinharaja Forest Reserve

    Tour the UNESCO Sinharaja Forest Reserve, home to endemic species including birds, fish, reptiles, snakes and amphibians. Later, return to Ratnapura. (B,L,D)

  • Day 9

    Galle

    Day 9 Galle

    Travel to Galle. Tour the city, stroll around the lighthouse and visit the Dutch Fort to experience a mix of Asian and European influences. (B,L)

  • Day 10

    Return to Colombo

    Day 10 Return to Colombo

    Spend a final night in Colombo. (B)

  • Day 11

    Fly Colombo to UK

    Day 11 Fly Colombo to UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home later the same or following day. (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
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 15°c
  • 101mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 102mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 73mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 15°c
  • 78mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 86mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 128mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 16°c
  • 72mm
  • Galle
  • 27°c
  • 117mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 246mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 17°c
  • 158mm
  • Galle
  • 28°c
  • 241mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 392mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 17°c
  • 176mm
  • Galle
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 185mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 16°c
  • 172mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 206mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 122mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 16°c
  • 165mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 165mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 120mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 16°c
  • 161mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 155mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 28°c
  • 245mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 16°c
  • 179mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 213mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 365mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 16°c
  • 227mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 340mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 414mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 16°c
  • 222mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 302mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Colombo
  • 27°c
  • 175mm
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • 15°c
  • 196mm
  • Galle
  • 26°c
  • 178mm
Sri Lanka at a Glance map

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