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Sri Lanka Grand Tour with history, nature, culture wildlife and beaches


Unwind on the pristine beaches, trekking through Sri Lanka tea plantations, historical cities, quaint fishing villages, and swathes of the lush green jungle on this 14 days road trip from Colombo to Colombo. Sri Lanka is becoming popular as one of Asia’s most exciting new holiday destinations and it’s not hard to see why. With a palm-fringed, pristine coastal belt, ancient ruins, rugged peaks, and wildlife-filled national parks, it’s a dream for travellers who like to enjoy a holiday with history, culture, nature, and leisure. You travel with a luxury private vehicle, laze on the beach, ride the rails (a must in Sri Lanka), explore the country’s premier ancient historical monuments, and Buddhist sites, and taste the flavours of the tantalizing markets.

Sri Lanka grand tour, a 14-day private tour offers the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka's history, nature, culture, wildlife, and its people. This relaxing and easygoing trip takes place at your own pace, giving you plenty of space to relax even during the sightseeing tours. Toward the end of the trip, spend 5 days relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches of the west coast. Your customizable itinerary includes five UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy, and Galle Fort. Tour also includes a wildlife tour in southern Sri Lanka ( Yala national park), tea gardens, Spice Garden, Sri Lanka hill country, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. And towards the end of the trip relaxing on the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka's west coast. Includes round-trip private transport from Bandaranaike International Airport or your beach hotel.


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 world's 3rd tallest ancient building  (after pyramids) and the tallest Buddhist stupa built in the 2nd century.
  • Proposed 8th world wonder, one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world, dates back to the 5th century.
  • A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries with 157 Buddha statues, and paintings (with a surface of 2100 m2). 
  • The Avukana statue (5th Century), 14m, is one of the best examples of Buddha statues from ancient Sri Lanka.
  • Visit Gal Vihara, a rock temple of the Buddha with gigantic hand-carved granite Buddha statues.
  • Visit Mihintale ancient Ayurveda hospital- perhaps the oldest hospital in the world according to Historia Hospitalium 1975-Heinz E Müller-Dietz.
  • Drive around the island safely and comfortably on an airconditioned, modern, private vehicle. 
  • Visit nine arch bridge, one of the greatest sites in railway engineering in the world.
  • Wander through ancient temples, palaces, gardens, and other monuments in Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.
  • Visit 6 UNESCO world heritage sites: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya rock, Dambulla temple, Tooth relic temple, and Galle Fort.
  • Experience Sri Lanka’s incredible wildlife, and catch a glimpse of the elusive animal king, the leopard, in Yala National Park.
  • Enjoy one of the most scenic train journeys in the world through Sri Lanka's hill country.
  • Four days (and 3 nights) on Bentota's golden, palm-lined beaches can cure almost all of life’s problems, including any residual tightness in your photo-taking finger.
  • Walking through the Spice Garden while learning about herbal trees and plants and veins.
  • Walk in the Tea plantations and Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya, Gregory lake, Vitoria park, and many more.
  • Walk along the cobblestoned narrow alleys in the medieval city of Galle, and explore the best-preserved medieval city in Asia.
  • Boat tour at Madu River estuary (explore mangrove lagoon, cinnamon island, and ancient temple).
  • 24-hour assistance on the ground via Phone/WhatsApp (0094-77-440977) and Email admin@seerendipitytours.com.

Is this trip right for you?

  • The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeing), only you and your associates take part in the trip.
  • At 4 hours, the train ride from Kandy to Ella is the longest travel day. But the only reason you’ll want to get off this train is to charge your camera after what is basically a long, natural photoshoot.
  • The road from Ella to Tissa Lake 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.
  • This 14 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 look for a one-week trip and a desire to do the most with it. If you are after a more leisurely trip in Sri Lanka or a shorter trip please check our other tour itineraries.
  • 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. We visit a number of temples on this trip and to enter them you must have clothes that cover to wrists and below the knee. Sometimes 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.

Hotels

The tour can be booked with 3 types of accommodations; affordable, luxury, and comfort. 


Trip Includes

  • 13 nights (14 days) of accommodation in standard tourist hotels with daily breakfast and dinner
  • 13 breakfast and 13 dinner
  • 5 Lunches (3 lunches in the beach hotel, 1 local lunch during the village tour, 1 picnic lunch during the Yala safari)
  • Kandy temple, market, and city walk
  • Guided walking tour of Nuwara Eliya, with Gregory Lake, victoria parks, and city
  • Hop-on hop-off Guided tours of Colombo, Kandy
  • Guided Walking tour at Galle Fort
  • Guided trek to the Ramboda, and Ravana waterfall
  • Guided cultural tour of Sigiriya rock fortress, Anuradhapura, and Polonnaruwa
  • Guided temples tours to Dambulla golden temple and Tooth relic temple
  • 1 seafood lunch in a beach restaurant
  • Local village lunch
  • All-inclusive hill country blue train journey
  • Entrance fees for
    • Anuradhapura ancient city 
    • Sigiriya rock fortress, Sigiriya paintings, Sigiriya museum
    • Dambulla golden cave temple
    • Polonnaruwa historical city and historical museum
    • Tooth relic temple and Kandy museum
    • Kandyan cultural show
    • Peradeniya botanical garden
    • Spice garden/herbal garden with a serving of herbal drink
    • Tea factory and tea tasting
    • Take part in a cooking class and later sample delicious local lunch
    • Sigiriya village tour, cooking class, visiting rural farmland 
    • Aukana temple and Buddha statue
    • Mihintale historical temple
    • Buduruwagala temple
    • All-inclusive Yala national park safari 
  • Meeting arrangement at the airport
  • Entire ground transportation by air-conditioned, modern, fuel-efficient private vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking driver/guide for the entire tour (please inquire about other languages)
  • All current taxes

Trip Excludes

  • Sri Lanka visa-related fees
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Whale-watching trip (US$ 70 per person)
  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

Medium

The tour can be booked mainly in English, German, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese please inquire about other languages. 


Cancellation policy

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 25% advance payment from you as a guarantee, once the booking is confirmed. 


Choose your language

This Sri Lanka 14 days tour can be booked in many languages such as French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and Hindi. There will be a supplement charge for the above-mentioned language-speaking guide, please enquire. 


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.


Best Price Guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a further 10% discount to it.


COVID-19 Special information

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are required in some places, please bring your own

Single supplement

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)


Additional info

  • The trip can be customized to meet your individual requirement, please enquire
  • 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
  • You can reach us 24 hours a day through our hotline at 0094-77-4440977

Sri Lanka Grand Tour-14 Days

Itineraries

DAY 1

Time : 8:00 am

Colombo

Welcome to Colombo, Sri Lanka. There are no activities planned today so you're free to arrive at any time. You can arrive at a convenient time for you and your driver will be at the airport to welcome you.

Although Colombo is the commercial capital and by far the largest city in Sri Lanka, it's still relatively small. You will be staying directly in the city of Colombo.

Accommodation
Hotel in Colombo
Meals Included
Dinner

Those who arrive early can make a Colombo 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 Wattala. 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.

DAY 2

Time : 7:00 am

Colombo / Negombo / Anuradhapura / Sigiriya

Head to the fish market in Negombo this morning. This can be quite an intense affair, but the variety of fish being presented by the locals is a great experience.

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). Later visit Mihintale, Aukana Buddha statues.

Hop-on hop-off Anuradhapura historical city tour
Stop At Anuradhapura, and Visit the temples, museums, Dagobas, forts, stupas and many other ancient monuments (UNESCO world heritage site). Your hop-on hop-off Anuradhapura city tour starts after the lunch break and it lasts 3-4 hours.

Anuradhapura
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 and grandest monuments of Sri Lanka. A popular destination for the 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
The Avukana statue is considered to be one of the best examples of a standing statue of the Buddha from ancient Sri Lanka. The Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka. 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. It is now a popular tourist attraction.

Mihintale
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.

Included Activities
Negombo - Fish market, Anuradhapura - Ancient city, museum, Jetawanarama, Sri maha bodhi, Ruwanweli stupa, Jetawanarama, Kuttam Pokuna, Mihintale and Aukana Buddha statue.
Accommodation
Hotel in Sigiriya or Habarana
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

DAY 3

Time : 7:00 am

Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya

After early breakfast leave for the first Sigiriya rock fortress and then to Polonnaruwa.
Morning: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit the rocky abode and water gardens, a UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World.

Sigiriya
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
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)

Afterwards, Sigiriya village tour and cooking class to experience typical Sri Lankan village life and learn to cook in the Sri Lankan way.

Gal Vihara
The Gal Vihara is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, It was fashioned in the 12th century by Parakramabahu I. The central feature of the temple is four rock relief statues of the Buddha, which have been carved into the face of a large granitic (granite gneiss) rock. The images consist of a large seated figure, another smaller seated figure inside an artificial cavern, a standing figure and a reclining figure. These are considered to be some of the best examples of ancient Sinhalese sculpting and carving arts and have made the Gal Vihara the most visited monument at Polonnaruwa.

Village tour
This village tour gives you a memorable experience in a countryside rural village in Sigiriya. You will enjoy the sightseeing of paddy fields, a bullock cart ride, a traditional catamaran ride in a lake, a visit to a Chena cultivation, a traditional cooking demonstration in a rural village house, and authentic Sri Lankan lunch during this tour.

Included Activities
Sigiriya - Climbing Sigiriya rock fortress, Sigiriya village tour, cooking class, Polonnaruwa ancient city, archaeological museum, temples, Buddha statues, and ancient monuments.
Accommodation
Hotel in Sigiriya or Habarana
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4

Time : 8:00 am

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/Herbal garden
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.

Kandy upperlake drive
You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary and Gem shop. Your Kandy city tour includes visiting souvenir shops and walking our of Kandy market, and more. making, mat weaving, handlooms, lac-work, rush and read products etc.

Included Activities
Dambulla - Visiting the golden temple, Matale - Visiting Muttumari Amman temple, Matale - Visiting spice/herbal garden, Kandy - Visit Kandyan cultural show, Kandy - Kandy city tour.
Accommodation
Hotel in Kandy
Meals Included
Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 5

Time : 8:00 am

Kandy / Pinnawala / Kandy

After a leisurely breakfast leave for Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Kegalle. Drive to Kegalle, where you visit the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Here you can witness the largest herd of tames elephants in the world (80 animals) comprised of orphan baby elephants, sich animals, and old elephants that need support from humans to survive.

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 baths, play, and enjoy the water.

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.

Later visit 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.

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.

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.

The royal palace
The last king to reside in the Royal Palace was King Sri Wickrama Rajasinhe until he was overthrown by the British in 1815 with the aid of Kandyan chieftains. Once part of a large palace complex that included the Raja Wasala, (King’s Palace), Magul Maduwa (Royal Audience Hall), Meda Wasala (Queens’ Palace), Palle Wasala (King’s Harem Quarters) and Ulpange (Queen’s Bathing Pavilion), together with the Temple of the Tooth.

Royal audience hall
The ‘Magul Maduwa’, a finely carved masterpiece in timber is where the king met his ministers and carried out his daily administrative tasks. Many historic events have taken place at this location and it was here that the British handed over the death sentence to the Sri Lankan national heroes Keppatipola Disave and Madugalle Disave. A replica of the Royal Audience hall of Kandy was constructed in granite in Colombo in 1948 to commemorate Sri Lanka’s Independence from the British.

Kandyan cultural show (1 hour)
The Cultural Dance Show. Sri Lanka's culture is so closely connected to dance and drama and no function will be complete without displaying a dance or even a drama. As a multi-ethnic land, Sri Lanka boasts of a rich conflux of dance and drama. The two main ethnic groups share two spectacular dance and drama traditions which enrich the fame Sri Lanka has gained in this sphere.

Kandy city walk
Your Kandy city walk starts near Kandy Lake. Your guide leads you to the picturesque and important corners of the city such as Kandy Lake, Kandy fish market, vegetable market, clock tower area, and Bazar area. The walking tour lasts about 1 hour.

Stop At: Kandy Lake
You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary, and more.
Included Activities
Kegalle - Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Kandy - Kandy city tour, shopping tour
Accommodation
Hotel in Kandy
Meals Included
Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 6

Time : 8:00 am

Kandy / Nuwara Eliya

This morning, say goodbye to Kandy as you hop on a train for around 4 hours to Nuwara Eliya. It’s a kinda long trip, but you can buy all sorts of yummy treats from the onboard sellers. Upon reaching Nuwara Eliya check-in at the hotel and leisure. Once you've dropped off your luggage, perhaps head out for a visit to a local tea factory. If this doesn't take your fancy, go for dinner in one of the many local restaurants and bars. In teh afternoon Nuwara Eliya city tour.

Hill country train journey
The hill train trip country is an opportunity to see some of the finest scenery in Sri Lanka's hill country. The landscape beyond the track is truly dazzling. The lush mountain vistas dominated every inch of the journey.

The hill country train trip is one of the world’s most beautiful train trips, the seven hour-journey passes through tea estates dotted with workers in brightly coloured saris, pine forests, waterfalls, mountains, and gorges. The railway, built by the British in 1864 to transport tea and coffee from the Hill Country to the capital, Colombo, is now one of the best ways to explore the villages, towns, and national parks along the way.

Tea factory
On a tea plantation visit, you can learn about tea picking and processing and 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!).

Nuwar Eliya city walk
A walking tour of Nuwara Eliya involves scenic views of Sri Lanka's forested hills. One can take a stroll around the tea plantations and visit the many different sightseeing places around. It is known as 'Little England', and has old buildings with colonial and Tudor architecture, making it a pleasant place for walking around. The town also has many historical sites and temples, that are valuable to different cultures. This town is the perfect place walka relax, rewind, and get a taste of different cultures, spanning a few kilometres.

Accommodation
Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Included Activities
Scenic Sri Lanka hill country train journey, Tea factory tea garden, Nuwara Eliya city tour.
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

DAY 7

Time : 8:00 am

Nuwara Eliya / Ella / Yala

After breakfast venture out onto Ella Gap, mini-Adams peak and the nine-arch bridge this morning. We'll stop in a small mountain village for a spicy curry lunch and a pot of Ceylon tea. This is an excellent way of getting to know the area and a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals. In the afternoon drive to the hotel in Yala.

Evening a visit to the Kataragama temple, which is the most popular temple in southern Sri Lanka.

Historical Sita temple
Sita Amman Temple is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Sita Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by Asur Samrat (Devil King) Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Lord Hanuman.

Nine arch bridge
The nine arch Bridge is considered one of the great sites in railway engineering. The nine arch bridge is located just a couple of kilometres from the Ella holiday resort near the Ella railway station. It is one of teh very popular sites in Ella and it is on the bucket list of every tourist, who visits Ella on their trip. The nine-arch bridge is a masterpiece of colonial-era construction. The construction was completed in 1921 during the British colonial era. The bridge is 100 meters long and rises up to 33 meters from the valley below. The awe-inspiring views from the highrise bridge take the travellers by surprise. The architecture of the nine-arch bridge is masterminded by a local constructor from Welimada, a small town a few kilometres down the road.

Buduruwagala temple
Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in southern Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. The centre of the three figures to the Buddha's right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. To the left of this white-painted figure is a female figure in the thrice-bent posture, which is thought to be his consort-Tara.

Kataragama temple
Kataragama temple, Sri Lanka, is a temple complex dedicated to the Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama devil and Hindu War God Murugan. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people. For most of the past millennia, it was a jungle shrine very difficult to access; today it is accessible by an all-weather road. The shrines and the nearby Kiri Vehera are managed by Buddhists, the shrines dedicated to Teyvāṉai and Shiva are managed by Hindus and the mosque by Muslims.

Accommodation
Hotel in Yala
Included Activities
Ella - Trek to Ella Gap, Ella - Nine Arch Bridge, Ella - Trek to mini Adams peak
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

DAY 8

Time : 5:00 am

Yala

With early morning pick-up (with breakfast packets) from your hotel in Tissamaharama, you will be heading to the Yala wildlife park entrance, which is about 30 minutes away from your hotel.

Full-day safari
Morning: Yala national park is the most visited national park on the island, which is considered to be one of the best places for a safari in Sri Lanka. Full-day Yala safari starts in the early morning and lasts till late evening giving you all the opportunities to spot leopards, elephants, bears, crocodiles and many other creatures plus avian fauna species.

Yala is considered to be one of the best places to witness leopards in the world. There were 17 ½ leopards in every 100 square kilometres in Yala national park. Block 1 of Yala National park could be home to the densest population of leopards in the world, the densities in this tiny area have maintained around a leopard every 2 sq. kilometres. Unlike most other national parks where leopards can be seen in the dark Sri Lanka leopards are on the move during the day as well.

Accommodation
Hotel in Yala
Included Activities
Yala/Bundala National Park - Wildlife safari
Meals Included
Breakfast, dinner, picnic lunch
Special Information

Tourism in Sri Lanka is booming, and with it has come to a huge increase in visitors to Yala National Park. Over tourism and lack of sustainable management practices have become a major concern for us in continuing to visit Yala. In order to reduce our impact on wildlife and the environment, we are trialling visiting a less touristic section of Yala, known as Block 5. Should we determine that high tourist numbers at Block 5 also make it difficult to continue visiting responsibly we will change our itinerary to visit Udawalawe National Park, where wild elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards also reside.

From September through October when Yala National Park has closed annually for infrastructure development and rejuvenation we go on a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park. Udawalawe is home to wild elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards.

Once settled, you'll head out on a jeep safari where you'll come across the area's native wildlife such as elephants, leopards and aquatic birds. This is an amazing experience that you'll never forget. After your day in nature soak in the view from the lovely hotel pool overlooking lake Tissa.

DAY 9

Time : 8:00 am

Yala / Galle

After the leisurely breakfast at your hotel in Yala head to a beach resort in Galle, southern Sri Lanka. You will be stopping at a few places before arriving at your hotel in Galle.

Mirissa
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.

Turtle conservation center
Projects have been launched to conserve the population of turtles that are reaching extinction and such projects are found along the southern coast of Sri Lanka where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtle digs a hole on the Beach, Lays her eggs and covers it with sand where it is supposed to, incubate by the heat of the sun. What often happens is, the eggs are dug out by fishermen and sold to people who consume them.

But now the eggs are bought up by the conservation projects and are hatched the Natural way in enclosed areas where the Birds don’t have a chance of picking them up and the babies are let into the sea after two days at night time which offers them a better chance of survival.

City of Galle
Galle is one of the ancient seaports of Sri Lanka and was an anchor point in the Silk Route. It was later discovered by the Portuguese where they built a fortress and the Dutch that succeeded them fortified it further. This fortress is today a World Heritage Site.

Stop at stilt fishermen
Stilt Fishing is a traditional and unique style of fishing practised by local fishermen in Sri Lanka, especially on the southern coast. With a perfect balance and an insurmountable amount of patience, fishermen perch themselves on cross-shaped beams and wait for their catch of the day! Your driver/guide stops in Ahnagma allowing you to have a closer look into the stilt fishermen, and perhaps try this unique fishing method on your own.

Galle Fort
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.

Accommodation
Hotel in Galle
Activities
guided walking tour of Galle Fort, Visiting Sea turtle conservation centre
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

DAY 10

Time : 9:00 am

Galle / Bentota

After the leisurely breakfast at your hotel leave for a beach hotel on teh west coast, en route visit Hikkaduwa beach, and boat safari at the Madu river estuary. At Hikkaduwa, you have the opportunity to sample delicious seafood platters with a variety of fish of your choice.

Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Sri Lanka. It is 98 km south of Colombo and its beautiful beaches a lot of glamour to this town. It is the place where you can have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world and see the creatures that inhabit the unfathomable depths of the sea. The famed coral gardens are located here. Just get hold of a glass-bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and plunge into the ocean.

Eat delicious seafood
Many dozens of seafood restaurants are dotted along Hikkaduwa beach and offer a wide range of fresh seafood specialities. A large number of travellers stopped at Hikkaduwa to sample seafood. We have planned your seafood lunch in a beach restaurant in Hikkaduwa and be prepared to sample a platter of delicious fresh seafood.

Bentota
If you are looking for an ideal romantic beach holiday Bentota located 62 km south of Colombo is the ideal place to go. The place is a small town fast developing, teeming with the growth of hotels, shopping arcades and cafeterias. There is also an open-air theatre where folk and mask dancing is performed. This section of the southwestern coast gives a typical picture of a tropical beach dotted with palm trees; white sandy drenches and blue waters.

Madu River safari
In the global context, the ecological importance of this site has garnered it the ‘Ramsar Wetland’ status in 2003 being the second largest wetland in Sri Lanka with a colossal 915 hectares with 23 islands inhabited by nearly 300 families. The River Sanctuary is now a Tourist Development Area and a Special Area Managed (SAM) by the Coast Conservation Department. Balapitiya is where the ‘Madu Ganga’ makes its home.

Accommodation
Hotel in Bentota
Activities
Madu River safari, Hikkaduwa beach
Meals Included
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 11

Time : 9:00 am

Bentota

No activities are planned for today, in order to plan your day to have leisure. However, you can engage in many optional activities such as water sports, ding, boating etc.

Accommodation
Hotel in Bentota
Activities
Leisure
Meals Included
Breakfast. Lunch and dinner

Day 12

Time : 9:00 am

Bentota

No activities are planned for today, in order to plan your day to have leisure. However, you can engage in many optional activities such as water sports, ding, boating etc.

Accommodation
Hotel in Bentota
Activities
Leisure
Meals Included
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 13

Bentota

No activities are planned for today, in order to plan your day to have leisure. However, you can engage in many optional activities such as water sports, ding, boating etc.

Accommodation
Hotel in Bentota
Activities
Leisure
Meals Included
Breakfast. Lunch and dinner

DAY 14

Time : 12:00 pm

Bentota / Colombo

After the leisurely breakfast at the hotel leave for Colombo international airport. You may have an early morning departure, if so please inform us at the time of the booking so that we can plan your departure transfer accordingly. If you have a late departure and need to stay a bit longer in the resort, it can also be arranged against a supplement, however, the late departure is subject to the availability of rooms.

Accommodation
No accommodation
Activities
Leisure
Meals Included
Breakfast

End of the trip

  1. sobindro:

    Overall experience is good. However this 14 days tour could be much better if there had been more time relax during the trio. We visted couple of dozens of temple and historical places on the first few days. There is plenty of time relax towards the middles and end of the trip. Beach hotel was fantastic and excellent place to relax, no disturbances at all. Tour was well organized with good hotels, food, vehicle and friendly guide.

  2. joann:

    Seerendipity gave us the best Sri Lank trip. We wanted to see some interesting places which were otherwise difficult because my partner was recovering from surgery and needed help that wouldn’t be provided by typical tour. He arranged a car to take us around and see some fascinating parts of Sri Lanka that would otherwise have been unavailable. Our guide Kusha is young and energetic was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and it all aspects and excellent guide. John and Joann

  3. Melvina Martenson:

    Got a very nice overview of Sri Lanka. Even though we have been to Sri Lanka previously, Sam showed us places in Sri Lanka we hadn’t noticed before. We found the tour informative and very well-planned with good hotels, accommodation and very comfortable itinerary. Jaya also gave us some good recommendations for eateries, shops and activities during the tour!

  4. Asad Molnar:

    It was our first time in Sri Lanka and we would not have had the same Sri Lankan experience if it wasn’t for Silva and the brilliant tour organised by Seerendipity

  5. Aisha Bozzo:

    Facettenreicher Sri Lanka rund reise mit vielen Insights. Unsere reiseleiter, gihan kannte sich sehr gut aus und ist auf all unsere Wünsche eingegangen. Es fühlte sich an wie mit einem Freund unterwegs zu sein. Wir waren auch kulinarisch mit ihm auf den Straßen und Mörkten und haben die Köstlichkeiten Sri lanka gekostet.

  6. Alaxender:

    Wonderful Sri Lanka trip with a wonderful guide. Wouldn’t change a thing. Would love to travel with Jaya again

  7. Ilona:

    It was great 14 days trip with sam. We enjoyed sam’s company a lot, passion and intellect. The tour was good and it gives a pretty good picture about Sri Lanka, there are lot to see on 14 days. Most interesting thin is the beach stay, it was a nice beach and ideal for a peaceful time. Sri Lanka has much more to offer, it’s an embryonic island with an unfathonable history. Sam did it justice

  8. David:

    I had a doubt about the safety in Sri Lanka before i book the trip. but on the very first day we felt that it was safe in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka people are very frindly and helpful.
    Due to the financial crisis some places such as restaurants, bars, hotels are closed, but many of those that are open, are giving their all to make your journey amazing.
    The fuel crisis is still visible, but for tourists exceptions and priorities are made.
    Sri Lanka has very beautiful nature and wildlife 🌬 🐘 🌳
    – The amazing food, delicious and cooked with love and passion 🤤
    – The friendly, welcoming and helpful Sri Lankans 🤗 Such a joy to be around the locals ☺️
    Everythign perfectly organized and we were given a wonderful personal guise Sammy, who did a great job on behalf of his country. Fully happy with the trip. well done.

  9. Neal:

    Sri Lanak 14 days tour was a wonderful and very enjoyable. It has a well-balance tour program with temples, historical sites, beaches, wildlife. Our guide (Jude) was thorough and informative. I recommend this trip highly. Five stars

  10. Emily miliband:

    We are fan of package tours and always book entire thing through a tour operator. The local company did a wonderful job by changing the tripl plan little bit so that we could spend more time on the beach. They have chosen good hotels, vehicle and excellent driver/guide.

  11. Dora:

    Had a wonderful experience with Seerendipity. Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country and our wonderful guide made sure all our needs were met and that our trip was a memorable one. Felt sorry at a time while seeing a lot of people gathering in the quest to get fuel. We did not feel the economic downturn in Sri Lanka. Good hotels, good food, good vehicle and excellent personalized service.

  12. Kiara:

    There is no better way to see the real Sri Lanka! If you are lucky enough to get Gihan as a guide , he will change your life! This is a great intro to Sri Lanka, accomodation was great apart from Kandy

  13. Romy chung:

    My first trip to Sri Lanka and Asia, it was terrific. Very caring and personalized service from the local company from start to the end. Our guide Chami was very friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. We felt very safe in Sri Lanka despite some economic hardships prevailing in the country. Good hotels, good food, and excellent guide.

  14. Judith:

    Amazing trip and well balanced program with temples, cultural places, national parks, beautiful places and most importantly wonderful beaches. Good hotels, food, nice vehicle and good guide. Very good trip despite the low rates compared to many other tour packages.

  15. Teresa:

    Do it. You won’t regret it. I feel like I got to see so much in 2 weeks on top of that was relaxing on the beach. The tour itself was very relaxing, but we covered so much ground and saw so much each day. The sea was not that much supportive of our beach stay and rarely got a chance to swim in the sea. But swam a lot in the pool. Wonderful experience!

  16. Goswami:

    This tour was an excellent despite the challenging time for Sri Lankan economy and people. It seemed that the people were have a bad time with the rising cost of living. We encounter few social gatherings along the way to protest against the government However our trip was excellent. We did not feel the social unrest and local company (serendipity) did a fantastic job by providing us a very good itinerary, good hotels and most importantly our guide ginhan, who did a wonderful job. Gihan drove a very comfortable vehicle, and he is an knowledgeable and competent guide.

  17. Vivian:

    This Sri Lanka trip was well organised picking up all the important attractions in Sri Lanka of note. The tripl also gave us plenty of time relax and enjoy the tropical sun. our persona guide was excellent and we would certainly consider using this local company (seerendipity) again in the future.

  18. Jeorge kuma:

    Our first family trip to Sri Lanka and Seerendipity (local staff) did a wonderful job by providing us a tailor-made trip on Sri Lanka. our expectations were exceeded. A really good itinerary with a fantastic tour guide ,who also ensured that non tour moments were organised and travel arrangements made to get us home safely.

  19. Maggarette:

    Fantastic Sri Lanka trip to get an in-depth knowledge about Sri Lanka, wonderful hotels and brilliant staff were outstanding, highly recommend it.

  20. katiyana:

    The 14 days sri lanka tour was amazing. The trip was very well organized and everything worked out very well. Sri Lanka was going through bit of a rough time with financial issues. We had a fantastic tour guide and he was leading us to a great range of places, the highlight definitely being the Sigiriya rock and other ancient monuments. Beaches, wildlife safari, scenic mountains, small village and beautiful countryside are amazing. I would recommend any new travellers to Sri Lanka to do this trip as there are so many opportunities to be part of the culture and learn what Sri Lanka is all about. Our guide Gihan was amazing and I would recommend him to any tour group as we always felt safe and well informed. Thanks for everything Gihan xx

  21. Kabnira baik:

    Having just completed Sri Lanka grand tour, I cannot say how much this trip met more than our expectations. The historical monuments, wildlife safari, beautiful scenery in the mountains the trip proved that Sri Lanka has much more to offer than its beaches. I am a very mature traveler and i enjoyed the trip immensely

  22. Makil Razaz:

    Our beach hotel was switched to some other hotel in the south (temple tree resort), but the standard of teh hotel was not up to our expectations.

  23. Tanja:

    Excellent short trip to get a flavour of Sri Lanka. Great guide made the trip so enjoyable, since it was a private tour very enjoyable with maximum privacy and it worked well, especially in the busy parts. Good to have airport pickup and drop off included as well. Fascinating place, unlike anywhere else we have been.

  24. Kathrina:

    Well organised and tour guide Sam was the best. Totally made the trip with his knowledge, sense of humour and drive to provide us with the best experience.

  25. Anelia:

    Would highly recommend. Our tour guide Chami was amazing, saw so much in 14 days and had lots of fun. Perfect for everyone.

  26. Melina:

    The 8 days tour was a fantastic experience. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided very professional service throughout the tour. The focus on responsible safety provided reassurance that everything was taken care of.

  27. Julie:

    The 8 days tour of Sri Lanka was amazing! Hit all the good spots, and everything was planned so smoothly. As a small family with kids we did not once feel unsafe – highly recommend!

  28. Andreas:

    Although only a short trip, this Sri Lanka Tour was jammed packed with amazing sights and opportunities to see the hustle and bustle of every day life in the places we visited. It also gave us the opportunity to interact with the people, taste the delicious foods and learn a lot about each destinations. Highly recommended tour!

  29. Nelina roug:

    Nice Sri Lanak trip and it has plenty of time to relax. Exactly the type of trip that we were looking for. Very affordable and it has the value for money. Sri Lanak is a beautiful country and its beaches are simply the best with nice weather. Beaches are very clean and wide. Wildlife safari was a rely important highlight and we were able to witness a large number of wild animals including leopards and elephants. Gimhan was very nice and friendly guide.

  30. JESUCA:

    A fascinating, fun, safe and very well organised tour with a excellent local guide. It is a great introduction to Sri Lankan culture, nature, wildliufe.

  31. Elliotte:

    I had a great time on my first Sri Lanak trip. As a solo female in my 30s I wasn’t sure how I’d fit into this private tour and whether the activities would suit my energy and interest – but it all fell into place. Everything was easy going and the guide a good bloke. No problems

  32. shweta artikova:

    Incredible local trip organizer, who knows the art of organizing memorable trip for travellers. Everything perfectly planned with good hotels, food, sightseeing, transportation. We had the most amazing adventure with Seerendipity and would like to personally thank Gayan who was our guide for two weeks.

  33. Tailor:

    Do it. You won’t regret it. I feel like I got to see so much in a week. It’s not a ‘relaxing’ pace, but we covered so much ground and saw so much each day. Wonderful experience!

  34. Mary:

    Bhanu was an excellent tour leader and he made the trip special & more enjoyable.

  35. Kathrien:

    This was my first trip to Sri Lanka and because of this experience with Shantha as our tour guide I can’t wait to return . Shantha was extremely professional and attentive to each of our family and we could ask him anything . He was also calm , kind and relaxed which helped all of us to enjoy the trip.

  36. Yazinta:

    This whole trip was a whirlwind from start to finish. Even though it was a 2 weeks tour, I felt like it was jam packed, especially in the beginning of the trip. Towards the latter part of the tour, however, we had time to relax and enjoy. The whole process with local tour operator (seerendipity) was seamless and the customer service we received was second to none. This is a great way to see Sri Lanka, 10/10 recommend.

  37. Avrel:

    Had a wonderful tour with Seerendipity. Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country and our wonderful guide made sure all our needs were met and that our trip was a memorable one. I will definitely travel travel to Sri Lanka again.

  38. Rogers dham:

    Such an nice program to experience the Sri Lanka – very well organized with good hotels, meals and vehicle. Chaminda was the most incredible guide who knew lot of things about our country, he is very friendly and helpful. It was so well organised,by the local tour organizer.

  39. Mayantha jones:

    Excellent tour itienrray to explore the island with leisure

  40. Melisha:

    Sri Lanka grand tour was a fantastic way to see the country. We travelled with an well experinced guide and our guide made trip a truly memorable experience. Gayan, our guide, was extremely accommodating to all of us and had a vast knowledge. He gave us experiences we wouldn’t have known about if we travelled independently. A wonderful way to see Sri Lanka!

  41. Dulshi raj:

    Best of Sri Lanka showed exactly that! Had a very knowledgeable tour guide and the experiences we shared as a group made some live long memories!

  42. Anne mattos:

    The style of this trip is exceptional. It includes many aspects of this fascinating island such as temple, palaces, wildlife parks, beaches, cities, beautiful country side and many more. We enjoyed the trip a lot and our guide gimhan did a fantastic job made it very enjoyable trip for us. Despite there had been number of new covid cases we felt very safe with Seerendipity tours. They had organized the trip with only Level-1 hotels and they were following the safety protocols giving very safe environment for travellers. It was fantastic trip and very affordable too.

  43. Alocius:

    What a great trip ititnerray to see Sri Lanka. There is a good mix of archaeology, religious temples and beaches. It is hard to pick our favourite part, but walking in the tea plantations has to be up there so is the leisure on the pristine beaches. Our guide was excellent and very helpful. The leader had good information and support and managed the trip well. Highly recommend this trip.

  44. Mewan:

    We had great time with kids on the Sri Lankan grand tour. Saw lots, did lots and all made very easy by the seerendipity team. We rarely book this type opf family trips and looked forward to have a nice time. Our guided (Silva) was fantastic and always in hand if we needed anything.

  45. Samy:

    Good hotels, good food and excellent guide, who drives very carefully. Full day yala safari, hike at Sigiriya, 3 days relaxation on the pristine beaches… everything was unique and memorable experince. most places are still empty and tourist attractions are lack of travellers.

  46. Shina Levis:

    Never had such a great trip. Our first trip since the ease of COVID-19 restrictions. I take this opportunity to thank Sanjeev and Seerendipity for giving us a fantastic service and a special rate on the trip. It is good to know that they offer special rates for diplomats working in Sri Lanka. Sincerely this is the first time I came across this type of privilege.

  47. Rania jilinova:

    Excellent Sri Lanka trip! The trip was very well organized with good hotels, transport and sites. Very frendly guide! We enjoyed the trip a lot in the first week, however, the government of Sri Lanka closed all the toruist places suddenly due to the COVID19 and we missed few places including wildlife park. However, we are happy with the trip.

  48. juji Ueno:

    I cannot recommend this fabulous Sri Lanka trip high enough from the moment I logged on to their website until the last day of our trip. Just do it – you won’t be disappointed.

  49. Tasha:

    Very nice trip with and well-balanced tour itinerary with sightseeing, activities and leisure. Good hotel, delicious food and nice friendly guide.

  50. Carriei pepler:

    Excellent trip to enjoy the beauty of Sri Lanka without any rush.

  51. Sisili baburao:

    Great trip of Srilanka for a first time to Srilanka! Execellent, well-ablanced program which is a mix between intense city days and chilled days by the sea.

  52. depshikha:

    Enjoyed the trip a lot

  53. Jason:

    Marvopuls Sri Lanka trip with very affordable rate

  54. Sini das:

    Srilanka grand tour gave a great taste of what the island has to offer. excellent service, delicious food, comfortable accommodation and friendly driver/guide. Everything was beyond our expectations. As a family with kids, we felt safe during the entire trip. Special thanks go to our driver/guide sam, who was very friendly and tolerated all the mischievous activities of our kids.

  55. David O,Leary:

    Overall one of the best trips if you want to see the important toruist sites of Sri Lanka over a short amount of time in a well organised manner. Mix of touristy activities, shopping with some more authentic experiences, and plenty of leisure, which I enjoyed most. My only advice would be to factor in the tipping at the end of the trip (which felt quite compulsory rather than optional) and the fact that there isn’t a lot of down time/time to explore by yourself… The trip is very minutely coordinated and sometimes I felt I wasn’t able to stretch my travelling legs. If you are looking for an active trip, this isn’t it! this is a very relaxing and luxury trip.

  56. Ilia Jabez:

    For people who like privacy and independence, this is it. A dedicated driver/guide with a comfortable vehicle at your service. It gives you security and enables easy comfortable and interesting travel adventures. This tour offers a chance to collect experiences and learn about fascinating cultures and places without any hassle.

  57. Rowander:

    Sri Lanak grand tour totally delivered and was above our expectations, Silva (our guide) was exceptional making this a safe journey and we now have a great love for Sri Lanka and its people

  58. Abdi Masih:

    Excellent Sri Lank trip, good food, nice vehicle, an excellent guide and memorable experince

  59. Kevin Soloman:

    A great introduction to Sri Lanka covering all the major sights whilst getting to go “off-piste” at times.

  60. Atasha Ivanova:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the 14 days tour in Sri Lanka. The itinerary offered an excellent blend of the vibrant Sri Lankan citieslike Colombo, Galle, Kandy and hill country, and charming counbtryside of soiuthern Sri Lanka. Highlights of the trip included being awed by the anceint monuments in Sigiriy, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and anuradhapura. Wildlife safari was fantastic, learning about Sri Lankan cuisine at a cooking class in Yala and experiencing lunch with a local family was brilian. I am most grateful to our excellent driver/guide Thusal, he was a great companion to us and did far more than what he had to do as guide. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a unique and memorable experience. I would highly recommend this trip!

  61. Quda Reda:

    A excellent Sri Lanka trip that shows you so much of the area and doesn’t shy away from things, there is the splendor of the Sigiriya rock but also the social difficulties faced by the country now

  62. Wilfred ponzo:

    Srilanka grand tour touch a diverse section of the island, from ancient ruins, amazing cave paintings, picturesque hill country, beach, but the highlight for us was doing a safari into Yala national park (included in the package) where we saw a large number of elephants and pair of loving leopards. Our trip was blessed by good weather as we travelled in december.

  63. Daniela Musadique:

    Great srilanka trip to see the beautiful island and most importnaty have a peaveful rest

  64. Albarran:

    well-crafted Sri Lanka trip and very well executed. Fast-paced, but a good balance of planned activities and free time. A great way to see this tropical island. The accommodations are perfectly comfortable for westerners. Our guide, Chamila is a rock star. In December/January, Sri Lanka is very hot and best for beach holidays.

  65. Jina mattelweng:

    Grabnd tour was fabulous and classic. A good mix of mainstream tourist sites and those not so mainstream that made it more authentic. I got to experience things I would not have if I’d tried to self organise this trip. Great local tour guide and driver – lots of different transport modes and done great accomodation. A few long travel days but so worth it.

  66. SElina MacDonald:

    Last minute my BF and I booked a 14 days Sri Lanka trip with Seerendipity and we really had no time to plan. Malan was our driver/guide but more like our uncle showing us around Sri Lanka. He adjusted to our every need, protected us from getting “attacked” by Tourguides at Sigiriya, kept us on good time, found the best local places for 250rupee rice and curry lunches, kept us motivated at the 4.30am wake up for Horton PlainsYala national park safari, laughed with us when went for High Tea sweaty dressed in dirty sports clothes, took us shopping at local stores for supplies we needed and hunted the best pineapples with us – he was there for us at all hours of the day! Our tour was fantastic thanks to Malan and Seerendipity.

  67. Shabih Vaghese:

    My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the grand tour of Seerendipity. Our guide Gayan was fantastic and had excellent recommendations when it came to food, shopping and experiences. On the first day in Colombo (before the tour had started), we met Gayan at teh airport and he brought us to the pegasus reef hotel and give us some recommendations for things to do that day. We were extremely impressive with Gayan’s attentiveness and enthusiasm. The trip gave us a wonderful insight into srilanka culture, food, nature and traditions and we loved every moment of it. We would absolutely recommend this srilanka 14 days tour to anyone wanting to visit srilanka.

  68. Sara:

    Amazing trip with fantastic accommodation, food and friendly driver/guide

  69. Zam Nuruzzasama:

    Wow! What can I say. Grand tour is one of the best trips I have ever booked. I have left a piece of my heart in this beautiful tropical nation and it has only left me hungry to explore some of the places I missed in north and east. The trip was a fantastic option for travellers, who like privacy and comfort at an affordable rate. Our guide Chamil was fantastic! He informed us of the who, what wheres and when’s in advance. Our enjoyment and safety were clearly a number one priority throughout the two weeks. He was massive help with my dietary and medical requirements and all without making a fuss. Thank you Seerendipity and thank you Srilanka.

  70. Plesir Nasry:

    The grand tour does cover more than 3/2 of the island and it gives you a wonderful opportunity to discover important historical monuments, natural tourist attractions, wildlife hotspots. SriLanka is an amazing country with a mix of cultures and traditions that represent the great variety and complexity of the SriLankan nation. In two short weeks, grand tour will take you from the busy streets of pettah and the wider avenues of Colombo and on to cultural triangle’s magnificent Sigiriya rock palace. Moving on travelers will arrive at the dynamic tooth temple and wonderful bazaars of Kandy are especially distinguished for its precious stones….

  71. Blake petrova:

    Highly recommend for a family or couple with a short time to travel and you want to see a lot but be flexible to your needs. The agenda is well planned with sightseeing and activities spreads over 10 days and last 3 days for leisure.Very good hotels and food, Exceklent guide

  72. Omir Houda:

    This srilanka 14 days trip exceeded my expectations in all angels like food, accommodation, experinces. Our perosnal guide Chami was so knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic all the time, making the trip even better than I thought it was already going to be.

  73. shifna kurum:

    We enjoyed our trip a lot

  74. Wain wu:

    Very nice trip with perfect mix of wiilflife, ancient sites, temples, and beach

  75. Ilma Johnston:

    We had a wonderful tour in Sri Lanka with Malan who was our driver/guide during our entire roadtrip from the airport to cultural sites, mountains, wildlife parks to beaches.

  76. Steve:

    Sri Lanka 14 days tour touch a diverse section of the country, from ancient ruins, amazing cave paintings, tea plantations, beach, but the highlight for me was doing a safari into Yala park, where we saw a big herd of elephants, leopard and ma ny other creatures. The weather was a bit wet but we managed to cover all of the itinerary bar the first day of the hike which was mostly uphill & lots of steps, not relatively flat like the itinerary said.

  77. Maha Hussain:

    Excellent Sri Lanka trip with a nice blend of culture, nature, good food and relaxing time at the beach. Our very knowledgable and caring guide Malan made this trip with his fun personality unforgetable. A great trip to get to know the different sites of the beautiful country Sri Lanka. Highly recommended!

  78. Fiala:

    We took the Sri Lanka grand tour at the end of November and it was fantastic. Our Tour Guide Jaga was very knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. The information he provided on Sri Lanka throughout the two weeks helped us to enjoy a beautiful county, understand the history, and respect the culture. The Itinerary was busy at times, which we found to be fine, and the free time allowed us to explore by ourselves towards the tail end. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip to anyone wishing to explore Sri Lanka.

  79. Claud Benando:

    A great oppertunity to explore this beauty of Sri Lanka with his great cultre, nature, facinating history and delicious local Food.

  80. Mustakin:

    At the begining it was tightly packed with frequent visits to tourist places, however, it was very laid back in the end. A lot of temples and a lot of rice and curry… The hikes were too laid back. We thought it was going to be more challenging. Overall a good trip

  81. SANTHOISH NAGAR:

    Through one of the blogs, I came to know about Seerendipity. From start to finish We were given excellent service. Excellent value for money. I like the fact the tours are 12 or less… small is best. Many thanks for making my first trip to Sri Lanka so wonderful and full of lasting memories. Well done

  82. Faeze Muhammad:

    This tour provided a great first experience of Sri Lanka for our family and were lucky to have a great tour guide and very spacious van!

  83. Mehd Ludvig:

    You’ll see lots! You have lot of time to relax throughout the trip and on the last 3 days just relaxing on the pristine beaches.

  84. Wasem:

    We ought to get a better vehicle than what we had

  85. Nimhua Tang:

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and absolutely marvelous trip