Sri Lanka, known as the “Pearl” of the Indian Ocean, is a country full of cultural, natural and religious treasures. From tea plantation tours to religious shrines, the country has diverse attractions, such as tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya, Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya and Anuradhapura.

Tour Highlights

  • Nuwara Eliya – Visit a tea plantation and factory to learn about the secrets of tea production
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic – One of the most sacred relics in Buddhism, a tooth relic believed to belong to Lord Buddha
  • Dambulla Cave Temple – Boast a complex of five stunning cave temples, each adorned with intricate paintings, statues, and religious significance
  • Sigiriya – A series of steep steps and staircases take you on a journey through beautifully landscaped gardens, ancient frescoes, and the famed Lion Gate
  • Anuradhapura – Discover one of the most significant landmarks in Anuradhapura is the Sri Maha Bodhi


  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • 7 nights 4-5 star hotels or heritage properties in a double room
  • All entrance fees and national park fees according to the program
  • Escorted by an English-speaking professional chauffeur guide
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

Not Included

  • International flights and visa
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Recommended attractions not included in the itinerary
  • Personal


  • Please be aware that there is no guarantee of the animal sightings reported for this trip. These are close-up encounters with wild, free-ranging animals whose actions are unpredictable. Should there be no sighting, which is improbable, there will be no reimbursement for the airfare. However, to maximize the odds of being spotted, our local partners and I make use of all of our expertise and experience.
  • If you would like to upgrade your room or prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, we will be happy to arrange it for you.
  • Please note that you may need to get up early at times and that hot weather are to be expected.
  • The national parks’ roadways can be incredibly uneven at times, with numerous washed-out pits and bumps. A cushioned or air-filled seat cushion could be advised if you have disc issues.
Day 1 Negombo

Your journey begins at Negombo, which is adjacent to Bandaranaike International Airport. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil spot to relax, enjoy a swim, or witness the vibrant activity of the local fishermen, Negombo’s beaches are good places to relax.

Recommended Attractions: Sandy Shores, Negombo Lagoon, Fish Market, Dutch Colonial Architecture, St. Sebastian’s Church, Muthurajawela Marsh

Day 2 Anuradhapura

Farewell Negombo, we driver to Anuradhapura, which was the center of Sri Lankan civilization for over a millennium, from the 4th century BC to the 11th century AD. The city is renowned for its monumental dagobas (stupas), ancient monasteries, reservoirs, and a rich heritage that reflects the glorious history of the island. One of the most significant landmarks in Anuradhapura is the Sri Maha Bodhi.

Day 3 Anuradhapura – Minneriya National Park

This morning, we continue our journey of Anuradhapura. There are still many historic sites waiting to be explored.

Get in a jeep and go on safari in Minneriya National Park before the sun sets. Many of the local animals come out in the evening to play, so keep a look out for elephants, sambar deer, and leopards.

Day 4 Sigiriya

This morning you’ll visit the ancient carved rock fortress, Sigiriya, often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A series of steep steps and staircases take you on a journey through beautifully landscaped gardens, ancient frescoes, and the famed Lion Gate, which was once adorned by a massive lion statue. As you ascend, you’ll encounter the Mirror Wall, a polished surface that was once so smooth and reflective that it was used by the king’s courtiers. The Sigiriya Frescoes, on the western face of the rock, feature stunning depictions of beautiful maidens. Its terraced gardens are a marvel of ancient landscaping and hydrological engineering.

Day 5 Kandy – Temple of the Tooth Relic – Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

We drive to Kandy, which is a culturally and historically rich city, the hill capital and final stronghold of the Sinhala monarchs. Kandy was a major supply of cinnamon in the globe, and many different spices are grown there. The afternoon is free for you to see some of Kandy’s natural and historical wonders.

Temple of the Tooth Relic and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens are worthy to visit.

Recommended Attractions: Temple of the Tooth Relic, Esala Perahera, Kandy Lake, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Kandy Royal Palace, Kandy Market

Day 6 Tea Plantation – Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is known as Sri Lanka’s “Tea Capital” and is home to some of the world’s best tea estates. Before we go there, a visit to a tea plantation and factory is a must-do event, where you can watch the art of tea production while sipping a cool cup of world-famous Ceylon tea. The colonial-era structures and finely kept gardens lend Nuwara Eliya a historic feel.

Day 7 Colombo

After breakfast, we driver to Colombo. Explore the vibrant street markets and bazaars of Colombo, such as Pettah Market and the Good Market, where you can shop for everything from fresh produce and spices to handicrafts and clothing.

Recommended Attractions: Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo National Museum, Dutch Hospital, and Independence Memorial Hall

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast, we say you farewell with a transfer to the airport for your next trip.

Trip Type

Group Tours





Hotel Rating

4-5 star & heritage hotels

Arr. Transfer


Dep. Transfer


Group Size

Min 2 / Max 25

Tour Guide

Yes – escorted by a tour guide


Breakfast & Lunch: 7


Sri Lanka

Minimum Age

12 years, accompanied by an adult.