Feel Sri Lanka-7 Days Tour
The best Sri Lanka 7 days tour with history, culture, nature, and wildlife tour with a twist on city and village life. Sri Lanka offers more than one shade of Banana, likewise Sri Lanka has much more to offer to foreign travellers than the pristine beaches. Naturally rich landscape, UNESCO world heritage sites, Tea, delicious tropical fruits, interesting wildlife, historical cave temples, seafood, rice and curry, and breathtaking scenery along the coastal belt with the blue train.
This 7-day fully customizable private tour, organized by Seerendipity tours, takes you around the country on a hassle-free itinerary and enables you to experience the beauty, culture, nature, wildlife as well as beaches of Sri Lanka. Feel Sri Lanka's 7-day private tour offers the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka.
Tour itinerary includes many dozens of places and activities including four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla, and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy, Galle fort. Tour also includes a safari at Kaudulla national park, visits to tea gardens, Spice Garden, Kandy city tour, Colombo city tour, whale watching tour in Mirissa, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Includes round-trip private transport from Bandaranaike International Airport or your beach hotel.
Seerendipity tours have planned your accommodation already with our partner hotels based on your taste it can be 3-star hotels, 4-star hotels, or 5-star hotels. All hotels are safe and secure establishments. However, this is a private tour, and transport, as well as sightseeing tours, are on a private basis. The tour can be customized in whatever way you like without any extra cost.
Start- Negombo, Sri Lanka
Finish- Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ages- Min 18
Group- Size Min 1
Trip Type- Private
Why you'll love this trip
- Visit the third oldest building in the world (after the pyramids) and the tallest Buddhist stupa built in the 2nd century.
- The proposed 8th wonder of the world, one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world, dates from the 5th century.
- Visit a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries with 157 Buddha statues, and paintings (with a surface of 2100 m2).
- Visit the Aukana statue with a height of more than 46 feet (14 m), and was carved out of a large granite rock face by hand during the 5th century.
- Drive around the island safely and comfortably on an airconditioned moderns private vehicle with your personal driver/guide.
- Wander through the thousands of years of old ancient temples, palaces, gardens, and other monuments in Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.
- Visit 6 UNESCO world heritage sites on one trip: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya rock, Dambulla temple, Tooth relic temple, and Galle Fort.
- Spend some memorable time while relaxing on the south coast's pristine beaches.
- Take a closer look at the blue whale on a whale-watching tour.
- Explore the coastal city of Negombo on a private hop-on hop-off guided tour.
- Walk around the medieval city of Galle Fort.
- Cruise around Kaudulla National in a 4WD on a wildlife safari, searching for elephants, bears, and leopards.
- Shark, squid, barracuda, and hundreds of things with fins that nobody knows the name of – visit the sensational Negombo Fish Market.
- Learn the benefits of washing down a spicy curry with piping-hot Ceylon tea during lunch in the spice garden.
- Enjoy the beautiful waterfalls, green-capped mountains, tea plantations, and patches of forests on the hill country tour.
- Walk around the spice/herbal garden and learn about Sri Lankan spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and nutmeg...
- 24-hour assistance on the ground via Phone/WhatsApp (0094-77-440977) and Email [email protected].
Is this trip right for you?
- The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeing), only you and your associates take part in the trip.
- This 7 days trip packs a lot in. It’s one of the most popular Sri Lanka tours, we run in our Original style, perfect for those, who like to experience the typical Sri Lanka village life.
- The road from Kandy to Galle winds down mountains to the coast, which means it can be frustratingly slow. It also means that you’ll get to see the awesome scenery from literally every angle.
- Sri Lanka can get extremely hot in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours, city tours early in the morning or afternoon, when it’s cooler, remember to keep water on you and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
- Part of travelling with Seerendipity means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples on this trip and to enter them you must have clothes that cover your wrists and below the knee. Same time you have to remove the head covers and shoes upon entering the temple. Please click here to know more about the rules and regulations pertaining to Sri Lanka temple visits.
The tour can be booked with 3-Star Hotels, 4-Star Hotels or 5-Star Hotels.
- 7 days 6 nights accommodation in standard 4-star hotels
- Meal plan H/B basis (daily breakfast and dinner included)
- Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
- Guided tour of Spice/herbal garden, royal botanical garden
- Guided walking tour of Galle Fort
- Guided cultural walking tour to Sigiriya rock fortress
- Wildlife safari at Minneriya national park
- Guided temple tour of Dambulla cave temple and tooth relic temple
- Hop-on Hop-off city tour of Kandy and Colombo
- Entrance fees for the following sites and activities
- Anuradhapura historical city
- Polonnaruwa historical city
- Sigiriya rock fortress
- Dambulla golden temple
- Safari tour Kaudulla/Minneriya national park
- Spice garden
- Tooth relic temple
- Royal botanical garden
- Kandy city tour
- Colombo city tour
- Tea plantation and factory
- Walking tour Galle fort
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide for the entire tour (please inquire about other languages)
- All current taxes
- Entrance fees and activity costs for
- Whale watching in Mirissa (subject to availability due to the sea conditions)
- Any others expense not mentioned in the price includes a section
- Xmas eve compulsory hotel supplement (on 24th Dec)
- New year's eve compulsory hotel supplement (on 31st Dec)
The tour can be booked mainly in English, German, French, Arabic, Russian and Chinese please inquire about other languages.
Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival for a full refund
Choose your payment method
We offer you mainly three payment options card payments, bank transfers or payment on arrival. You can choose whatever is the most convenient payment option for you. If you opt for payment on arrival we will collect a 10% advance payment from you as a guarantee, once the booking is confirmed.
Choose your language
This Sri Lanka 7 days tour can be booked in many languages such as French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and Hindi. There will be a supplement charge for the above-mentioned language-speaking guide, please inquire.
Book now & pay later
Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, and we will arrange your tour you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.
The trip can be booked with a single room for the entire trip with a single supplement (please inquire about your chosen category of the hotel)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour
- All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats upon entering the temples, Dresscode, shoulders, and knees should be covered
- The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity.
- You can reach us 24 hours a day through our hotline at 0094-77-4440977
Feel Sri Lanka-7 Days Tour
Colombo / Negombo
Welcome to Negombo, Sri Lanka. We have planned a 4 hours Negombo hop-on hop-off city tour for your today, however, you're free to arrive at any time. You can arrive at a convenient time and your driver will be at the airport to welcome you.
Negombo is one of the major commercial hubs in the country and the administrative centre of the Negombo Division. Negombo has about 142,136 population within its divisional secretariat division. Negombo municipal boundary is fully extended throughout its Divisional Secretariat area. Negombo is known for its long sandy beaches and centuries-old fishing industry. Negombo has a large bilingual (Sinhala/Tamil) population with a clear Roman Catholic majority.
Negombo city tour
Continue to the Negombo Dutch Fort, where you can wander through the fort while listening to the stories behind this fort from your guide. Afterwards, stop at the Dutch Canal, which was an important link in the transportation route that supplied the Dutch colonial administration.
The ride continues to Sri Singama Kali Amman Kovil, a major Hindu religious site. Here, you’ll be able to witness and capture the stunning murals and sculptures of the site.
Later, visit Angurukaramulla Temple to uncover some of its 300 years of history. Your final visit before drop-off is at St. Mary’s Church, one of the largest cathedrals in Sri Lanka and a prominent religious site. Enjoy a sweet king coconut drink during the ride back to your accommodation.
Negombo city tour
Those who arrive early can make a Negombo city tour on their own or with help of your guide. First, check out the sights on foot, then soak up some epic views and learn all about the history and culture of Negombo. If you’d prefer to explore on your own, perhaps stroll the seaside observing the local fishing craft and perhaps feasting on fresh seafood. The beautiful surrounding countryside is best explored on a bicycle, which you can rent with help from the hotel reception.
Negombo/ Anuradhapura / Sigiriya
From Negombo, continue your journey by private vehicle to Sigiriya. Visit numerous temples and ancient monuments in Anuradhapura on the way, which should take around five hours in total (280 kilometres).
Stop At Anuradhapura, and Visit the temples, museums, Dagobas, forts, stupas and many other ancient monuments (UNESCO world heritage site).
Anuradhapura with the recent excavations, the history goes back to the 8th C.BC. Or 2800 BP. However, legends take history more than 3000-5000 years. (Ramayana is one of them) at that time there were 04 tribes living in Sri Lanka. Kingdom lasted one thousand and five hundred years from 380BC. This city is home to many of the earliest grandest monuments of Sri Lanka. A popular destination for Sinhalese Buddhist pilgrimage because of its many ancient Buddhist monuments.
Anuradhapura has been made the royal capital by king Pandukabhaya in 380 BC. It remained the residence and royal capital for 119 successive Singhalese kings till the year 1000 AD when it was abandoned and the capital moved to Polonnaruwa. You will see some of the most famous as well as the tallest dagoba of Sri Lanka, remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo tree. This tree was grown from a Sapling of the very tree under which more than 2500 years ago the Buddha found enlightenment. You will visit all these places on our hop-on hop-off Anuradhapura City Tour.
• Ruwanwelisaya-It is a “stupa” that is built by King Dutugamunu and is one of the biggest completed ones to date.
• Thuparamaya-It is the oldest ‘dagoba’ in Sri Lanka, and possibly the oldest visible one in the world.
• Lovamahapaya-The significance of this building is that the roof was once covered in bronze tiles.
• Abhayagiri-It is one of the biggest viharas in Anuradhapura. It was a monastery of 5000 monks.
• Jethavanaramaya-It is a sacred world heritage site and accommodated some 3000 monks at the time. It is also quite similar to Abhayagiri.
• Mirisavetiya-This stupa was built by King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara.
• Lankaramaya-This is also built by a king called King Valagamba in the Anuradhapura Kingdom times and is one of the eight sacred places in the city.
Aukana Buddha statue
An imporThe Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near the Kalawea reservoir. The statue, which has a height of more than 46 feet (14 m), was carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved. Constructed during the reign of Dhatusena, it may have been made as a result of a competition between a master and a pupil. The Avukana statue is one of the best examples of a standing statue built in Sri Lanka.
Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura. It is one of the oldest religious sites in the world dating back to the 2nd century BC. King Devanampiyatissa built it. Temple is now a pilgrimage site and the site of many important religious monuments and abandoned structures such as an Ayurveda hospital.
Heinz E Müller-Dietz (Historia Hospitalium 1975) describes the hospital of Mihintale as being perhaps the oldest in the world.
Anuradhapura - Ancient city, museum, Sri maha bodhi, Ruwanweli stupa, Jetawanarama, Kuttam pokuna, Mihintale historical temple, Aukana Buddha statue etc
Sigiriya or Habarana
Breakfast and dinner
Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya
After early breakfast leaves for the first Sigiriya rock fortress and then to Polonnaruwa. Morning: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit rocky abode and water gardens, a UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World).
Sigiriya is located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa the site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock, he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.
Later, early afternoon visit Polonnaruwa historical city. The Polonnaruwa city tour lasts around 2 hours.
Polonnaruwa is the second most historical city in Sri Lanka. It was made the capital of Sri Lanka after Anuradhapura. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader.
Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best-planned archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Its beauty was also used as a backdrop to film scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
The city tour includes palaces, dagobas, and temples, and provides a good example of Sri Lankan historical craftsmanship. In this 3-hour guided tour of the Ancient city of Polonnaruwa, you will cover some of the following attractions;
• Royal Palace (Palace of King Parakramabahu, the most prolific and gifted builder of the era)
• Nissankamulla Palace (Royal audience hall with impressive stonework)
• Gal Viharaya (Contains some of the best rock sculptures in the country)
• Thuparama & Lankathilaka Image Houses (Good examples of vaulted shrine rooms)
• Vatadage (Gives an idea of what a complete vatadage may have looked like)
• Rankoth Vehera (Largest stupa in Polonnaruwa)
• Parakramabahu Statue (Statue of one of the greatest kings of ancient Sri Lanka)
Minneriya national park is one of the most visited national parks on the island, which is considered to be one of the best places for a safari in Sri Lanka. Minneriya safari lasts around 3-4 hours giving you all the opportunities to spot elephants, wild buffaloes, crocodiles and many other creatures plus avian fauna species.
Sigiriya - Climbing Sigiriya rock fortress, Sigiriya village tour, cooking class, Polonnaruwa ancient city, archaeological museum, temples, Buddha statues and ancient monuments, Minneriya safari.
Sigiriya or Habarana
Breakfast and dinner
Sigiriya / Kandy
After breakfast leave for the hotel in Kandy, En route, Stop At Dambulla golden temple and Muttumari Amman temple in Matale, Where you can witness one of the most scenic Hindu temples on the island.
You will do the city tour of Kandy in the afternoon, including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, and a Kandyan cultural show duration.
Dambulla golden temple
In the 1st century BC, the king of Anuradhapura fled the city due to a South Indian invasion and took refuge in the caves of Dambulla. On recapturing Anuradhapura after 13 years, the king converted the caves into a monastery and gifted them to the Buddhist monks.
Spice garden Matale is one of the most popular places among tourists to see indigenous spices such as cinnamon, pepper, cardamom etc as well as herbal plants used in Ayurveda.
duration: 2 hours.
You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary and more.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
Kandy national museum
The Kandy National Museum opened in 1942 is located next to the sacred Temple of the Tooth and is housed in a section of the Royal Palace where the King’s concubines resided. This museum has over 5000 objects on display and among the most impressive exhibits are king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe II's golden crown and a copy of the 1815 treaty known as the ‘Kandyan Convention’ by which on March 2, 1815, Ceylon ceded to the British ending 2,357 years of monarchy.
Kandy arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts are an integral part of Sri Lanka’s ancient cultural heritage. Traditional Sri Lankan crafts are vital industries in many parts of the island that include wood carving, mask making, drum making, mat weaving, handlooms, lac-work, rush and read products etc.
Dambulla - Visiting the golden temple, Matale - Visiting Muttumari Amman temple, Matale - Visiting spice/herbal garden, Kandy - Visit Kandyan cultural show, Kandy - Visiting Tooth relic temple, Kandy - Kandy city tour.
Breakfast and Dinner
This morning, say goodbye to Kandy as you travel on your private car to the south coast beach resort of Galle/Bentota, the journey takes around 5 hours. On arrival at Galle/Bentota, check in to your accommodation which is on the west coast beach, and check in and leisure.
Royal botanical garden
Morning: After the elephant orphanage visits the Royal botanical garden of Peradeniya, which is the most popular garden on the island with an orchid house, palm alley, bamboo avenue, spice garden, flowering plant collection and verandah collection.
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
The first orphanage dedicated to jumbos started in 1975. Spreads over 9 hectares near the river of Kumbukan Oya, which is the bathing spot for elephants. You will be guided to the bathing spot as the elephant bath, play and enjoy the water.
On a tea plantation visit, you can learn all about tea picking and tea processing and also enjoy some fine Sri Lankan tea tasting. It’s probably a much more exciting prospect if you’re a tea lover, but even if you’re not, the Hill Country (or Tea Country, as it’s sometimes called) is arguably the most scenic part of the island and worth a visit.
You’ll find rolling hills clad with row upon row of luscious, green tea plants. It’s often shrouded in a fine mist and is the perfect escape from the heat of Sri Lanka’s wonderful beaches (if you need an escape!).
Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Peradeniya botanical garden, Tea factory tea garden
Breakfast and dinner
Early morning head to Mirissa beach on the south coast to venture on a whale watching tour, Later guide walking tour of Galle and sightseeing tour of the southern coast. The whale watching tour may not be available sometimes due to the rough sea, in that case you will do only the Galle four tour (3 hours).
Mirissa is famous for Blue Whales and tourists have seen them throughout the years although whales consider migrating mammals. while blue whales are around here most days Bryde's whales and fin whales also recorded a few days in each month. Sperm whale pods are seen in Mirissa mostly in a few days only in march and April. killer whales and short-finned pilot whales are also spotted from time to time.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of the coastal area of Galle town. It has been since restored. The Galle Fort also houses the elite Amangalla resort hotel, located near the Dutch Reformed Church. It was originally built in 1684 to house the Dutch Governor and his staff. It was then converted into a hotel and named then as the New Oriental Hotel in 1865, which catered to the European passengers travelling between Europe and Galle Port in the 19th century
Whale watching tour Mirissa, Galle fort, Museum, Sea turtle conservation centre
Breakfast and dinner
Galle / Colombo
After the leisurely breakfast at your hotel in Galle/Bentota head to Colombo, En route optional Colombo city tour.
Colombo city tour
End of the trip