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8 Days Sri Lanka Deluxe Tour

Tour Code: SLK8E

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • Stay at local 5 star hotel in Sri Lanka (some places will arrange 4 star due to local condition).
  • Enjoy all dinners in hotels.
  • Visit the World Cultural Heritages in Sri Lanka and enjoy a seaside view in South Asia.
  • Arrange for English-speaking tour guide (or driver guide).

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Colombo – Negombo
Upon arrival at Colombo International Airport, transfer to the hotel with our receptionist’s assistance. A PCR test will be performed upon arrival at hotel. The hotel check-in time is after 2pm. 
Hotel: Heritance Negombo or similar

Day 2: Negombo – Dambulla
After breakfast, leave for Pinnawala and visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, you could witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants – orphaned and sometimes three-legged – are taken care of since 1975. Afterwards, transfer to the Sigiriya rock fortress, which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century. The ”Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock and enjoy the world-renowned frescoes of the ”Heavenly Maidens”. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Heritance Kandalama or similar

Day 3: Dambulla – Kandy
After breakfast, visit Dambulla Cave Temple, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka. Afterwards transfer to Kandy and visit Royal Botanical Gardens. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, it is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. In the afternoon, head to Dalada Maligawa. The Temple is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined. The temple which is venerated by thousands of local & foreign devotees and tourists daily was named as a world heritage by UNESCO. Walk through the center of Kandy, bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts center, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show in the evening and experience the vibrant culture of Sri Lanka. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Earl’s Regency or similar

Day 4: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Visit Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea here. Next, go to Nuwara Eliya Post Office. This is an English-style building and now has been repainted. You can not only take pictures here, but also send unique postcards to your family, friends and yourself. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Tea Factory or similar

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Kataragama
After breakfast, head to Kataragama and visit Yala National Park in the afternoon . Yala hosts a variety of ecosystems ranging from moist monsoon forests to freshwater and marine wetlands. It provides jeeps and gives the best opportunity to witness Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork, crocodiles, lovely fantailed peacocks, active monkeys, elephants and leopard. (Tips: The animals in this national park are all in natural habitats and cannot be restricted to specific animal areas to be witnessed.) (B/L/D)
Hotel: Cinnamon Wild or similar

Day 6: Kataragama – Galle – Ahungalla
After breakfast, leave for Galle, visit Weligama on the way. Weligama is well known for its stilt-fishermen and this unique method of fishing is highly photogenic. Then, transfer to Galle Fort. The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort, is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. Visit the Galle Museum, located in the Galle Fort, the museum houses a limited collection of exhibits from the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods. Later on, transfer to Hikkaduwa Beach. Known for its palm-fringed landscape with alluring waters, the beach is perfect for any traveller looking for recreation, leisure, rest, and relaxation. (Tips: Remember to take your swimsuits today) Today, have a PCR test for your departure. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Heritance Ahungalla or similar

Day 7: Ahungalla – Colombo
After breakfast, tansfer to Colombo. En route visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. The centre functions mainly as a hatchery and makes huge efforts to increase the rate of hatching, and survival of baby turtles in their very initial stages. In the afternoon, drive along the clean streets edging with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards ‘Arcade’ facing a historic way post, the Independence Square, Old parliament building. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Return to the hotel in the evening to rest and enjoy dinner in the hotel. If you leave on a flight to Singapore, Dubai or other places in the early hours next day, you could have a rest in hotel until the transfer to the airport. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Hilton Colombo or similar

Day 8: Colombo ✈️ Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight. (If you leave on a flight in the early hours of the day, the breakfast will be regarded as waiver). (B)

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Remarks

* Travelers must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, a vaccination certificate showing full vaccination and a travel insurance cover for COVID-19.
* Our group provides assistance regarding PCR Test: for flight back to USA/Canada (the expenses need be paid extra, each time around $40/pp).
*When you travel in Sri Lanka, it is recommended to give about 1~2 dollar at a time to shoe keeping at Temples, Porterage at hotels, etc..
*We reserve the right to change our tour itineraries depending on the local government’s COVID-19 safety policies.

  • Stay at local 5 star hotel in Sri Lanka (some places will arrange 4 star due to local condition).
  • Enjoy all dinners in hotels.
  • Visit the World Cultural Heritages in Sri Lanka and enjoy a seaside view in South Asia.
  • Arrange for English-speaking tour guide (or driver guide).

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Colombo – Negombo
Upon arrival at Colombo International Airport, transfer to the hotel with our receptionist’s assistance. A PCR test will be performed upon arrival at hotel. The hotel check-in time is after 2pm. 
Hotel: Heritance Negombo or similar

Day 2: Negombo – Dambulla
After breakfast, leave for Pinnawala and visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, you could witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants – orphaned and sometimes three-legged – are taken care of since 1975. Afterwards, transfer to the Sigiriya rock fortress, which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century. The ”Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock and enjoy the world-renowned frescoes of the ”Heavenly Maidens”. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Heritance Kandalama or similar

Day 3: Dambulla – Kandy
After breakfast, visit Dambulla Cave Temple, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka. Afterwards transfer to Kandy and visit Royal Botanical Gardens. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, it is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. In the afternoon, head to Dalada Maligawa. The Temple is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined. The temple which is venerated by thousands of local & foreign devotees and tourists daily was named as a world heritage by UNESCO. Walk through the center of Kandy, bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts center, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show in the evening and experience the vibrant culture of Sri Lanka. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Earl’s Regency or similar

Day 4: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Visit Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea here. Next, go to Nuwara Eliya Post Office. This is an English-style building and now has been repainted. You can not only take pictures here, but also send unique postcards to your family, friends and yourself. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Tea Factory or similar

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Kataragama
After breakfast, head to Kataragama and visit Yala National Park in the afternoon . Yala hosts a variety of ecosystems ranging from moist monsoon forests to freshwater and marine wetlands. It provides jeeps and gives the best opportunity to witness Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork, crocodiles, lovely fantailed peacocks, active monkeys, elephants and leopard. (Tips: The animals in this national park are all in natural habitats and cannot be restricted to specific animal areas to be witnessed.) (B/L/D)
Hotel: Cinnamon Wild or similar

Day 6: Kataragama – Galle – Ahungalla
After breakfast, leave for Galle, visit Weligama on the way. Weligama is well known for its stilt-fishermen and this unique method of fishing is highly photogenic. Then, transfer to Galle Fort. The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort, is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. Visit the Galle Museum, located in the Galle Fort, the museum houses a limited collection of exhibits from the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods. Later on, transfer to Hikkaduwa Beach. Known for its palm-fringed landscape with alluring waters, the beach is perfect for any traveller looking for recreation, leisure, rest, and relaxation. (Tips: Remember to take your swimsuits today) Today, have a PCR test for your departure. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Heritance Ahungalla or similar

Day 7: Ahungalla – Colombo
After breakfast, tansfer to Colombo. En route visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. The centre functions mainly as a hatchery and makes huge efforts to increase the rate of hatching, and survival of baby turtles in their very initial stages. In the afternoon, drive along the clean streets edging with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards ‘Arcade’ facing a historic way post, the Independence Square, Old parliament building. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Return to the hotel in the evening to rest and enjoy dinner in the hotel. If you leave on a flight to Singapore, Dubai or other places in the early hours next day, you could have a rest in hotel until the transfer to the airport. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Hilton Colombo or similar

Day 8: Colombo ✈️ Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight. (If you leave on a flight in the early hours of the day, the breakfast will be regarded as waiver). (B)

Images

Remarks

* Travelers must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, a vaccination certificate showing full vaccination and a travel insurance cover for COVID-19.
* Our group provides assistance regarding PCR Test: for flight back to USA/Canada (the expenses need be paid extra, each time around $40/pp).
*When you travel in Sri Lanka, it is recommended to give about 1~2 dollar at a time to shoe keeping at Temples, Porterage at hotels, etc..
*We reserve the right to change our tour itineraries depending on the local government’s COVID-19 safety policies.

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