Visiting temple: Yes, Please dress accordingly Transportation:: Private transport Pick-up location and time: Colombo, Negombo, Bentota, 0700 hrs Cancellation Policy: Full refund for on cancellation 24 hours before the trip
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Sri Lanka Classic Tour


Encounter historical monuments, cascading waterfalls, wild animals and pristine beaches on this laid-back 10 days through Sri Lanka.

This 10-day private tour offers the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka. Your customizable itinerary includes 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Galle fort and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy.

Visit a tea plantation, Spice Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens, plus enjoy a scenic train journey from Peradeniya to Nanuoya. 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 hotel in Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Negombo.


Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Finish: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ages: Min 15

Group size: Min 1, Max 16

Nature of tour: private


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 10 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 Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We visited a number of 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.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Wander through the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy, which houses one of Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relics – a tooth of the Buddha
  • Explore the palm-tree beaches and streets of the west coast, perhaps even stopping for a massage along the way
  • Walk around the perimeter of the grassy Galle Fort, check out the gorgeous views, and grab an icy ginger drink at a cafe in town

Places you visit on this trip


Highlights

  • Touring Sri Lanka's cultural triangle
  • Experience Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage while visiting thousands of years old monuments
  • Cycling through the ancient monuments in Polonnaruwa
  • Kandy sightseeing tour with Kandyan cultural show
  • Take a 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Trek to the Ramboda plateau and have a closer look at the mighty Ramboda waterfall
  • Walking through the Spice Garden while learning about herbal trees and plants and spices
  • Walk in the Tea plantations and Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya, Victoria Park and many more
  • Explore breathtaking southern Sri Lanka beaches such as Hikkaduwa from your beach resort
  • Explore the breathtaking Sri Lankan mountains
  • Wildlife safari of Yala national park in search of leopards, wild elephants, crocodiles, bear and other wild creatures with a local guide and driver
  • Walking tour of Galle rock fortress
  • Boat tour at Madu River estuary (explore mangrove lagoon, cinnamon island and ancient temple)
  • Relax on the palm-fringed West coast beaches

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats, are available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

Trip includes

  • 9 nights of accommodation at the chosen category of hotels
  • 9 Breakfast (starting from day 2)
  • 9 Dinner (starting from day 1)
  • Hop-on hop-off guided Kandy city tour
  • Hop-on hop-off guided Colombo City Tour
  • Hop-on hop-off guidedNuwara Eliya city tour
  • Hop-on hop-off Anuradhapura ancient city tour
  • Hop-on hop-off Polonnaruwa ancient city tour
  • Tour of  Gem lapidory/Gem museun
  • Guided tour of sea turtle conservation centre
  • Entrance fees for the below sites
    • Anuradhapura
    • Sigiriya rock fortress
    • Dambulla cave temple
    • Galle sightseeing tour
    • Galle fortress
    • Safari at Yala national park (entrance and jeep hire)
    • Victoria Park
    • Tea factory/Tea estate
    • Biggest seated buddha statue in the western province
    • Tea tasting
    • Spice/herbal  garden
    • Bentota sightseeing tour
    • Handicraft center
    • Natha devala (Kandy)
    • Pattinit devala (Kandy)
    • Buddhist temple (Kandy)
    • Galle face green (Colombo)
    • BMICH (Colombo)
    • Viharamahadevi (Colombo)
    • Cinnamin garden
    • Town hall
    • Devatagaha mosque
    • Beira lake
    • Fort
    • AUKANA buddga statue (Colombo)
    • Wovendaal (dutch) church
    • Sea turtle conservation centre
    • Royal botanical garden
    • Elephant orphanage
    • Victoria park nuwar Eliya
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur-guide for the entire tour (please inquire about other languages)
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
  • All government taxes

Hotels

This tour can be booked with 4-star hotels, If you need any other category of hotels please inquire. 


Trip excludes

  • Sri Lanka visa-related fees
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

Cancellation policy

Cancel five days prior to arrival for a full refund


Choose your payment method

We offer you mainly three payment options credit 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.


COVID-19 Special information

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

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

  • 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
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not suitable for travellers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 0094-77-4440977

Sri Lanka Classic Tour-10 Days

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 6:00 am

COLOMBO / ANURADHAPURA / SIGIRIYA

You will be met and warmly greeted by your personal chauffeur guide at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and driven to Anuradhapura (Approx. 5 hours drive),
Stop At the Ancient City of Anuradhapura for the lunch break. Afternoon explores the ancient city of Anuradhapura and visits historical monuments.

Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura is the most ancient capital of Sri Lanka dating back to the 3rd Century BC. This archaeological zoo hides hundreds of historical monuments such as temples, palaces, Buddha statues, and gardens. After the Anuradhapura city tour proceeds to the hotel in Sigiriya. Late afternoon safari at Minneriya national park. After the Anuradhapura city tour proceeds to the hotel in Sigiriya.

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.

Activities [planne for today
Anuradhapura city tour
Accommodation
Hotel in Sigiriya
Meals
Dinner

Day 2

Time : 8:00 am

SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya and Kandy, 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
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.

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.

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

Activities
Polonnaruwa city tour, Sigiriya rock, Village tour
Accommodation
Hotel in Sigiriya
Meals Included
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

SIGIRIYA/ DAMBULLA / KANDY

After breakfast leave for the hotel in Kandy, En route, Stop At Dambulla, and Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO world heritage site), a batik factory and a spice garden where you can see the best spices in Sri Lanka, duration: 2 hours,

Dambulla Cave 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
Morning: Spice garden Matale, which is one of the most popular places among the tourist to see indigenous spices such as cinnamon, pepper, cardamoms etc as well as herbal plants used in Ayurveda. duration: 2 hours.

Kandy
Kandy city has been declared by UNESCO as a Living World Heritage site. The last capital of Sinhala kings, Kandy is remarkable for the natural beauty of its setting in peaceful natural surroundings with an artificial lake. A British governor has said that Kandy was the most beautiful city in the most beautiful country in the world. The palace building shrines and the British period buildings give it a special character, while the religious importance of the Tooth Relic and the annual procession or the Dalada Perehere contribute dynamism and unique cultural importance to the historic hill capital

Later visit the 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 Lake
You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary and more.

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 4

Time : 9:00 am

KANDY

After 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 the 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 centre
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.

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 5

Time : 8:00 am

KANDY/NUWARA ELIYA

This morning, say goodbye to Kandy as you hop on a train for around 6 hours to Ella. It’s a kinda long trip, but you can buy all sorts of yummy treats from the onboard sellers. On arrival at Ella, check in to your accommodation which is within walking distance of the station. 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.

Hill country train journey
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 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!).

Nuwara Eliya city tour
Once in town, you will be shown one of Sri Lanka's oldest post offices. A typical Tudor-styled colonial building stands proud with its red brick exterior. You will then be taken to see other traditional colonial buildings that reflect the British influence during their colonial years. Such buildings would be the HNB Bank, Nuwara Eliya Police Station, St. Xavier’s Church and Nuwara Eliya’s pride, the prestigious colonial masterpiece of the Grand Hotel with its gorgeous manicured lawns from the outside.
Then you will be taken to Victoria Park, a beautiful park named after Queen Victoria’s commemoration. Take the time to walk around the park and enjoy the ambience and gorgeous views of its landscapes with stunning trees and lawns. This will be followed by a visit to the Nuwara Eliya Race Course, another colonial beauty stemming from the British era. It is the only horse racing course in Sri Lanka and is renowned for the annual events held around April which are reminiscent of the Ascot Races.

Then you will visit Lake Gregory, a man-made marvel of colonial days. It was initially built for the purpose of electricity and is now used for recreation and leisure. This beautiful lake is surrounded by breathtaking views of mountains in the distance. You will have time to take part in the activities provided on-site. Such as paddle boats and other water sports.

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 6

Time : 9:00 am

NUWARA ELIYA/YALA

Head out of Nuwara Eliya in your private vehicle and the dedicated driver/guide for around three hours to your resort on the edge of Tissa Lake. In the afternoon guided walking tour in the picturesque village of Tissamaharama and visit the village temple. You will be hosted by a village family for tea, where they teach you to cook some delicious Sri Lankan food.

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

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.

Setha Amman temple
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.

Ravana waterfall
This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an areca flower with withering petals. The falls form part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary and are located 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the local railway station at Ella.

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.

Yala 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 safari, Visiting Kataragama temple, Seetha temple, Ravana waterfall
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Tourism in Sri Lanka is booming, and with it has come 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 7

YALA/GALLE/BENTOTA

After the leisurely breakfast at your hotel in Yala head to a west coast beach resort in Bentota. You will be stopping at a few places before arriving at your hotel such as Galle fort, the sea turtle conservation centre. You will be checked into the hotel around mid-day and the rest of the day leisurely.

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.

Galle
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.

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.

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.

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

Day 8

BENTOTA

No activities are planned for today and you are free to spend time leisurely on the pristine beaches of Bentota. Bentota is a popular beach resort on the west coast and offers many interesting activities in and around the resort. Therefore, in case you feel that you need to do some activities like surfing, boating, fishing, and diving our resident guide is ready to help you.

Accommodation
Hotel in Bentota
Meals
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9

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
Meals
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10

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.

Meals
Breakfast

End of the trip

  1. Nereida Angela:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the 10 days Sri Lanka tour . The itinerary offered an excellent blend of the vibrant Sri Lankan culture, and we travelled to many interesting areas of Sri Lanka like cultural triangle, mountains, south coast, wildlife parks, and charming small villages and bustling cities. Highlights of the trip included being awed by the beauty of the Ancient cities such as Sigiriya, wildlife safari, learning about Sri Lankan cuisine at a cooking class in Sigiriya and experiencing delicious Sri Lankan cuisines. I am most grateful to our excellent tour guide, Dinesh, who was dedicated, professional and enthusiastic at all times. He went above and beyond to ensure all of us had a unique and memorable experience. I would highly recommend this trip!

  2. Shirleen Nerli:

    Wonderful Sri Lanka tour with the nice and easy-going program. Such as a wonderful guide, who knew everything about his country, people, culture, and nature. everything was perfectly organized with nice hotels, delicious meals, and comfortable vehicles. We have covered a lot within 10 while having time to relax on the beach. Perfect!

  3. Ralf Cyril:

    Really loved the Sri Lanka 10 days tour with seerendipity. It has a perfect blend of nature, culture, wildlife and many many more. was the perfect mix of seeing and doing. Climbing Sigiriya was a fabulous experience – well worth the early morning rise. Seeing the elephants in the wild was also a highlight. Our guide, Indi, was so knowledgeable and nothing was to much trouble. Would highly recommend this tour!

  4. Rich gatnode:

    Sri Lanka 10 days tour was a nice trip and packaged interesting activities, experinces, and scenery, It is a must tour for someone who with to experience the true beauty of Sri Lanka. Very relaxing tour while maintaining a good mix of places to visit such as ancient temples, forts, wildlife parks, cities, botanical gardens, cultural shows, waterfall, hill country etc. The tour guide took very good care of us. He told us about the island. The drivers were very safe in traffic. All the people were very friendly, polite and accommodating.

  5. Linette Snell:

    Well planned excellent rip of Sri Lanka and there can’t be any better way of seeing this fantastic country. Verry good service with dedicated driver/guide and vehicle. very comfortable and enjoyable trio with many dozens of places to visit such as tempels, cities, palaces, wildlife parks and beaches. Our guide him was excellent and we were very safe with him.

  6. Fernandino:

    Our first family trip after the months long hibernation at home due to COVID-19. It was well paid-off trip with lot of fun, leisure and knowledge. Our guide janaka drove a nice vehicle and he was a nice guy with lot of knowledge. Excellent Sri Lanka trip.

  7. Nilian idaho:

    Fantastic hassle-free trip with nice hotels, good food, excellent guide and good vehicle. The prices are very affordable. Highly satisfied with the days trip.

  8. Mathew Kinard:

    This was a wonderful Sri Lanka tour and it was very comprehensive. We really enjoyed the trip. The trip includes many interesting places like the ancient sites, salubrious hill country, bustling cities, and beautiful countryside. Wildlife safari was a real highlight and it was the first time I have witnessed leopards in their natural habitat. It would be a lifetime experience. I must thank jehan, our guide, who did a fantastic job throughout the trip.

  9. Wilton Hallock:

    This tour went above and beyond our expectations, gave complete picture into the history, culture, people and food of the wonderful country of Sri Lanka. We had a private tour with a personal driver/guide and he was fantastic, very detailed in every explanation he made, and highly professional guide.He has a vast knowledge and passion for his country. The hotels were fantastic and we specifically requested for 5-star hotels. good food, excellent vehicle and very enjoyable trip. Worth every penny.

  10. Fletcher Brill:

    It was a fantastic trip with after stranger in many days at home. We were a bit hesitant at the beginning but felt that we were very safe in Sri Lanka, despite few Covid-19 cases. First we spent 2 weeks in a fantastic beach resort and had nice time on the beach. towards the end of the trip we did this 10 days tour. Our driver/guide gihan was very good and friendly, but we felt very sorry for him because they were having bad time without work. Most hotels and popular tourist places are empty.

  11. Kamla Lama:

    It was a good trip amazing tour guide. Gives you an incite to life of an ordinary person. Loved the tea plantations and the walk through and the villages. Scenic hill country ride. Safari to see the elephants.

  12. Jessica:

    Classic Sri Lanka is a great way to get to know this beautiful country and its friendly people. It packs in touring, trekking, trains across cities, villages, hill country and beaches. Of you travel just after the COVID-19, I must say that local trip organizer had thought of every little detail to make a risk free environment to the travellers by adhering to the safety protocols introduced by the government.

  13. Silvanaygam:

    Classic Sri Lanka tour covered 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 Minneriya National Park (optional) where we saw more than 200 elephants. The weather in Jan was a bit wet but we managed to cover all of the itinerary.

  14. Rumesha:

    A great oppertunity to explore this beatuiful Island with his great cultre, nature, facinating history and delicious local Food.

  15. Udayantha:

    What a great way to Sri Lanka. We have travelled many times in Sri Lanka but never had a such as hassle-free and interetsing tour itinerary. Thank you Seerendiity

  16. Lional:

    Stranded in the house for long time and we were looking for an interesting tour itinerary to go out and enjoy the nature. We had a great family trip at a very affordable price. The driver/guide was properly follow the health protocols and we felt very safe with the them. Good hotel, food and vehcile.

  17. Sima Ramirez:

    Excellent Sri Lanka trip with beaches, cultural places, temples, beautiful countryside, hill country and laid back villages. Safari was the most fantastic and we had luck to encounter all big players in the jungle such as leopard, elephant, bear, crocodile. Vwery relaxing trip with plenty of time to enjoy the sites and scenery on the way. good hotel, good vehicle, good food and very affordable. Very helpful and friendly driver/guide.

  18. Pelowski:

    Such an incredible way to experience the Sri Lanka – such a wonderful country filled with wonderful people. Nandana was the most incredible guide who loves his country so much that he makes you love it too. It was so well organised, and Nandana and the whole staff ensured we had the best time and were taken care of every step and in every way.

  19. naochi maa:

    I had a really great time on the Sri Lankan Classic tour. Saw lots, did lots and all made very easy by the Intrepid team. The group all got on really well which helped with the experience. Our guided (Nandana) was fantastic and always in hand if we needed anything.

  20. Jamen mensa:

    Excellent trip, thoroughly enjoyed Sri Lanka, so much to see in such a small island. Itinerary was busy but had a good mix of some leisure time in between. Travelled with an amazing guide and had a good vehicle, hotels and wonderful food.

  21. kremato melani:

    We had an amazing family trip of Sri Lanka . Loved the cycling, walking, and beach sytay.Our tour guide, Kamal, really went the extra mile with everything, even organising a surprise birthday party at a beach restaurant for my husband,- with cake, balloons and fireworks!

  22. miliheim:

    Great way to see this beautiful and friendly country.

  23. Kathrine jones:

    What a great way to see Sri Lanka. There is a good mix of archaeology, religious temples and beaches, but best of all we had a chance to meet locals who shared their lives, their stories, their food and wonderful hospitality. It is hard to pick our favourite part, but walking in the tea plantations has to be up there. The guide had good information and support and managed the trip well.

  24. Gilza neckerman:

    What an amazing trip! So much to see and do in this beautiful country, great organisation, and the local knowledge and friendliness of the guide Sam was second to none.

  25. Rina paul:

    Was a great trip, good value for money, fraction of money you pay for a foreign tour operators for a similar kind of trip and gave plenty of free time and optional activities, good for couples or singles who want some free time to do your own thing, but have the expert knowledge and safety/security of a local guide.

  26. hans Blake:

    As a first time visitor to Sri Lanka I found this way to see some part of the country the best way. The beach stay toward the tail end was really a good idea to wind down after hard works at home

  27. shame fernando:

    Short trip to get you from a to b to c with maximum privacy. We saw a lot in 10 days but it was still well paced. Very fun and a great way to see this lovely country.

  28. Hans gruever:

    Nice private trip

  29. Aron saad:

    A great way to see the highlights of Sri Lanka in a rather short amount of time. Everythings was happening! at our own pace what a FUN

  30. Peter:

    This trip was the perfect way to see the best parts of Sri Lanka for the short amount of time we had. Our leader Saman was excellent and full of knowledge. Would highly recommend if you only had a week.

  31. Jorge:

    With Seerendipity, it not just about the destination but more importantly the safety and privacy, everything well handled

  32. leonard bruze:

    Thanks

  33. Frank eduward:

    Absolute whirlwind tour of Sri Lanka which gave you a fantastic taste for the country. Accommodation is good, however you do not spend much time in the room. Beautiful country with wonderful, kind people. Highly recommend.

  34. Wendet ram:

    Simply Sri Lanka was simply delightful. Exploring Bentota Beach to exploring tea plantations and historic cities, to experiencing the Sri Lankan lifestyle and making new local friends, it was a truly enjoyable trip.

  35. Klemens:

    Good

  36. David thomas:

    We wanted to have luxury, comfort and privacy the tour offered all of them. A great choice for anyone, who look for that combination. A great taste of the culture and sights of beautiful Sri Lanka.

  37. Yasin Raman:

    If you are going to Sri Lanka, double check to ensure you book the tour with seerendipity, because their service is fantastic. They have the lowest rates without compromising quality. It was fantastic 10 days with a local guide, who was very knowledgable about all aspects of Sri Lankan life.

  38. Roger ahamed:

    We wanted to have the privacy that’s why we booked it. Fantastic trip with all comfort and everything at our own pace. Our guide was very helpful moreover he is very knowledgable thanks sunny

  39. Gina Fernandez:

    Fantastic tour with cultural sites, historical monuments, wildlife reserves beaches and many many more. Fantastic 7 days with comfort and nice middle-class hotels. We found the price is very affordable and it is cheaper than the most other private torus offered leading tour operators. The rates of this trip are cheaper than the group rates of the same tour offered many leading tour operators. Thanks seerendipity

  40. Breanda:

    We booked the classical tour because we need privacy and we wanted to do it as we wish. It was excellent as a preview to the country, it helped gain an understanding of the culture, money, exotic fruits, and various destinations. The only part of the trip l would shorten is the Spice garden, the spices were very interesting but it seemed to become more of a selling campaign with very high prices and a very long session. But this was the only thing, everything else was excellent.

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