Sri Lanka cocktail 7 days private tour – Sri Lanka cocktail tour includes the entire circuit of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle with Sri Lanka’s tea country, Sri Lanka’s south coast as well as the west coast beaches. This customizable trip includes wildlife safari, Sri Lanka hill country, ancient monuments in Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Galle Fort, Bentota beach and many more…
Best Sri Lanka tour with a blend of Nature, Culture and Wildlife
The Sri Lanka cocktail tour includes the entire circuit of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle with Sri Lanka's tea country, Sri Lanka's south coast as well as the west coast beaches. This customizable 7 days private tour itinerary includes the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy.
Tour also includes a wildlife safari at Minneriya national park, relaxation on the palm-fringed west coast beaches, a walking tour of the medieval Fort of Galle, Tea gardens, Spice Garden, Sri Lanka hill country, the Royal Botanic Gardens and many more. Towards the end of the trip, you can relax on the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka's west coast. The trip includes a round-trip with a private, air-conditioned, luxury vehicle and a dedicated driver/guide starting from Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel in Colombo.
Places you visit on this trip
- Anuradhapura ancient city (UNESCO world heritage site). Read more about Anuradhapura.
- Polonnaruwa ancient city (UNESCO world heritage site). Read more about Polonnaruwa.
- Sigiriya rock fortress (UNESCO world heritage site). Read more about Sigiriya rock fortress.
- Golden temple Dambulla (UNESCO world heritage site). Read more about Dambulla golden temple.
- Temple of sacred tooth relic temple (UNESCO world heritage site). Read more about the Tooth relic temple.
- Minneriya national park (Safari). Read more about the Minneriya safari.
- West coast pristine beaches. Read more about Sri Lanka's west coast beaches.
- Royal botanical garden Peradeniya. Read more about the botanical garden.
- Guided walking tour of Galle Fort to see ancient houses, churches, galleries, and museums (1 hour). Read more about Galle Fort.
- Sri Lanka Tea plantations tour. Read more on the Sri Lanka tea plantation tour.
- Spice garden.
- Kitulgala for white water rafting and rainforest trek. Learn more about Kitulgala.
- Sri Lanka hill country (lakes, waterfalls, green-capped mountains). Read more on Sri Lanka hill country.
- Madu River estuary (Ramsar wetland). Read more about the Madu River boat safari.
- Touring Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.
- Village tour in Sigiriya to see the typical Sri Lankan village life (Bullock cart ride, TUK TUK ride etc).
- Learn to cook in Sri Lankan way with a village housewife and learn to cook a delicious Sri Lankan lunch.
- Experience Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage while visiting thousands of years old monuments.
- Hop-on hop-off tour through the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.
- Take a 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of the 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, Gregory lake, Vitoria park and many more.
- Explore breathtaking southern Sri Lanka beaches such as Hikkaduwa from your beach resort.
- Explore the breathtaking scenery in Sri Lanka's hill country.
- Wildlife safari at Minneriya national park to see wild animals.
- White water rafting in Kitulgala with our expert rafters.
- 2 hours guided rainforest trek and bird-watching tour.
- 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.
- Our guide will stop at a fruit stall where dozens of tropical (local) fruits are been sold such as Payapa, Pasion fruit, Avocado, Pineapple, jack-fruit, mangosteen, mango, Durian etc.
- You can take part in charity work with us (for a few hours) and distribute some good among the needy people. We have already organized the material required for them.
Is this trip right for you?
- The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeing) allowing you to make it at your own pace.
- This 7 days trip packs a lot in. It’s one of the most popular Sri Lanka tours, we run in our Original style, perfect for those, who 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.
This tour includes accommodation in 3-star, 4-star or 5-star standard hotel.
- 6 nights accommodation in standard hotels- Sigiriya (2 nights), Kandy (1 night), Nuwara Eliya (1 night), Bentota (2 nights)
- Meal plan H/B basis (daily breakfast and dinner included at hotel)
- Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
- Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
- An Ayurveda spa treatment
- Guided walking tour of Nuwara Eliya
- 2 Hours of guided rainforest trek and bird watching
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide for the entire tour (please inquire about other languages)
- Ceylon tea trail
- Guided walking tour at Sigiriya rock fortress
- Guided walking tour of Dambulla golden temple
- Guided hop-on hop-off Anuradhapura ancient city tour
- Guided hop-on hop-off Polonnaruwa ancient city tour
- Guided tour of Temple of the tooth relic
- White water rafting under experienced instructors
- Guided rainforest trek in Kitulagla with a nature guide
- Entrance fees for the below sites
- Anuradhapura historical city
- Sigiriya rock fortress, Sigiriya paintings, Sigiriya museum
- Pinnawala elephant orphanage
- Dambulla golden cave temple
- Polonnaruwa historical city and historical museum
- Tooth relic temple and Kandy museum
- Kandyan cultural show
- Whitewater rafting
- Peradeniya botanical garden
- Spice garden with a serving of herbal drink
- Tea factory and tea tasting
- Take part in a cooking class and later sample delicious local lunch
- All-inclusive Minneriya national park safari (with jeep hire)
- All current taxes
- Breakfast (6)
- Dinner (6)
- Sri Lanka visa-related fees
- Any other expense not mentioned in the Price Includes section
- Flight tickets
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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 they are provided by Seerendipity tours
- You must fill out a travel information form
- Temperature checks are mandatory
- You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed
For more information or changes to the itinerary please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The trip can be booked with a single room for the entire trip with a single supplement (please inquire about your chosen category of the hotel)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour
- All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats upon entering the temples.
- Dresscode, shoulders and knees should be covered
- The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- 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 Cocktail Tour-Sri Lanka 7 days tour private tour
Time : 7:00 am
Colombo / Anuradhapura / Sigiriya
You will be met and warmly greeted by your personal chauffeur guide at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and drive to Anuradhapura and Sigiriya (Approx. 4-5 hours journey),
Anuradhapura with the recent excavations, the history goes back to the 8th C.BC. Or 2800 BP. However, legends take history more than 3000-5000 years. (Ramayana is one of them) at that time there were 04 tribes living in Sri Lanka. Kingdom lasted one thousand and five hundred years from 380BC. This city is home to many of the earliest grandest monuments of Sri Lanka. A popular destination for Sinhalese Buddhist pilgrimage because of its many ancient Buddhist monuments.
Anuradhapura city tour
There are eight significant icons that represent Sri Lanka’s connection to Buddhism, and all of them are situated in Anuradhapura, thus calling this collection “Atamasthanaya,” meaning “eight sacred places.” There is a unique story or history connected to each one of them. Most of them were built by kings that ruled the Anuradhapura Kingdom. 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.
Get a thrilling look at the elephants of Minneriya National Park during this 3-hour private Jeep safari. Travel to a wilderness refuge known for hosting one of the largest gatherings of Asian elephants on earth (each June through September), observing these giant creatures as they drink, feed, and congregate.
This activity will include a Safari tour by jeep with a jungle tracker, where you can see animals in the Jungle, including elephants, Bears, Wild boar, Dear, Buffalo, Monkeys and many other animals if you are lucky, leopards too. Return to Habarana.
Anuradhapura city tour, Minneriya safari
Hotel in Sigiriya
Time : 7:00 am
Sigiriya / Plonnaruwa / Sigiriya
After leisurely breakfast leave for Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa.
Sigiriya: duration 3 hours
Morning: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit rocky abode and water gardens, a UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World).
Sigiriya is located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa the site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock, he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.
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)
Afterward Sigiriya village tour and cooking class to experience typical Sri Lankan village life and learn to cook in the Sri Lankan way.
Polonnaruwa city tour, Sigiriya rock, Village tour
Hotel in Sigiriya
Breakfast and Dinner
Time : 7:00 am
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
Dating back to the 1st Century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka. It has five caves under an overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with religious images as well as various gods and goddesses. There are images of the Buddha and the bodhisattvas. The temple has several caves which have been converted into shrine rooms. The caves were built at the base of a 150m high rock during the period of the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa kingdoms. The famous Dambulla Cave Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Dambulla cave monastery remains the best-preserved ancient edifice in Sri Lanka.
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.
You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary and more.
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.
Dambulla temple, Spice/herbal garden, Tooth relic temple, Kandyan cultural show, Kandy lake
Hotel in Kandy
Breakfast and Dinner
Time : 9:00 am
Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast leave for a sightseeing tour of Kandy, and proceed to Nuwara Eliya En route,
Royal Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Garden of Peradeniya was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and was later made into a Botanical Garden during the British regime. This garden; one of the best in Asia is a place of beauty and a site for bird watchers.
Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka
Trek to the Ramboda waterfalls and enjoy the beauty of nature, duration: 30 minutes.
Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft) high and the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It was formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. The falls have an altitude of 945 m (3,100 ft) above sea level.
Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
On completion of this visit, you will drive to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a tea plantation and tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced, duration: 2 hours.
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.
Nuwara Eliya sightseeing tour
Explore Nuwara Eliya on a walking tour with our guide. The places to visit include Gregory lake, downtown Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya market, Gregory Lake, and Victoria park.
Royal botanical garden, Tea factory, Nuwara Eliya city tour, Gregory lake, Victori park
Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast and Dinner
Time : 8:00 am
Nuwara Eliya/ Bentota
After breakfast leave for the Beach hotel in Bentota, en route enjoys breathtaking mountain scenery while stopping at 2 waterfalls along the way.
En route stop at Kitulgala for a Whitewater rafting and guided rainforest trek.
White water rafting
Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.
Hotel in Bentota
Breakfast and Dinner
Time : 9:00 am
Bentota/ Galle / Bentota
After breakfast, leave for Galle for a half-day sightseeing tour, En-route visit Galle fortress, Bentota beach, Madu river estuary and Sea turtle conservation centre, the duration of the trip is 5 hours.
Bentota beach is the most popular beach holiday destination on the island. The unique location of Bentota beach resort is one important reason for its popularity as a beach holiday destination. Bentota resort is located on an island and the island is connected with the mainland at its southern border. Bentota is mainly comprised of a narrow strip of land that spreads along the north-south axis. Unlike most other islands, Bentota is surrounded by both sea and river. One side of the island is the Bentota River while the western side of Bentota is flanked by the Indian Ocean. Large numbers of hotels are built in this narrow strip of land enabling the travellers to have a peaceful atmosphere during the holiday. You can a book a hotel in Bentota through Seerendipity Tours at a very affordable rate online.
Endangered sea turtle conservation project
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, incubates in 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.
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.
City tour 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.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of the coastal area of Galle town. It has been since restored. The Galle Fort also houses the elite Amangalla resort hotel, located near the Dutch Reformed Church. It was originally built in 1684 to house the Dutch Governor and his staff. It was then converted into a hotel and named then as the New Oriental Hotel in 1865, which catered to the European passengers travelling between Europe and Galle Port in the 19th century.
Galle Fort, Mask Museum, Hikkaduwa beach, Madu river safari, sea turtle conservation centre
Hotel in Bentota
Breakfast and Dinner
Bentota / Colombo
After breakfast, you will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel on the beach for an extended beach stay, a duration: of 2 hours.
No activities planned for today
End of the cocktail tour