9 Days Dream Path of Sri Lanka
Colombo, Negombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Udawalawe, Bentota
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price from: on request Free Inquiry
- Have the opportunity to experience exciting activities in beautiful locations and explore remote areas with unique landscapes that you will remember for a lifetime
- Mini Adam’s peak trekking
- Bull Cart village tour
- Catamaran boat ride
- Spectacular train journey
Day 1 Welcome to Sri Lanka - Negombo
Independent arrival and pick up service
Meals: No meal
Hotel: In Negombo
Welcome to Sri Lanka！Upon arrival at Colombo CMB Airport, you will meet your tour leader and then you will be transferred to your hotel. The ﬁrst destination will be Negombo coastal town, which has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famous for its golden sandy beach, food and fun. For day one we haven’t planned any activity, so you will have a relaxing day at Negombo beach or by the pool of your cosy hotel. In the evening, you may walk along the seashore while enjoying the beautiful sun setting and the pleasant evening atmosphere of Negombo beach. Overnight stay in Marawilla beach.
Day 2 Negombo - Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura ancient city, Ruwanweli seya visit, Wilpattu National Park safari
Hotel: In Anuradhapura
After breakfast, you will enjoy a wonderful journey through the stunning countryside towards Anuradhapura ancient city (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Sri Lanka has a rich heritage and Anuradhapura is one of the greatest and oldest civilizations in the world. It was the ﬁrst capital, ruled by 113 kings for over 1000 years. The jewel in its crown is the Sri Maha Bodhi, the sacred tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and that has stood with pride for more than 2200 years.
Other main attractions in Anuradhapura is Ruwanweliseya, a monument built in 140 BC that embodies the culture, heritage and supremacy of the strongest kingdom in Sri Lankan history.
Late in the afternoon, you will drive to the entrance gate of the Wilapttu park to board your safari vehicle and embark on a afternoon's game drive. Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
Day 3 Anuradhapura - Sigiriya - Dambulla
Dambulla cultural village tour : Catamaran boat ride on the lake , TukTuk ride, Sigiriya Lion Rock for sunset
Hotel: In Dambulla
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will travel towards Dambulla city, which is the central point of the cultural triangle in the country. Upon arrival at Dambulla, you'll enjoy a wonderful cultural village tour while exploring the beautiful countryside. It will start with a Bullock Cart ride, one of the most ancient and prime transportation systems in Sri Lanka, still used in some villages. While on the tour you will have a canoeing ride across the lake and ﬁnally you will reach a farmer’s house where you will experience the typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality.
In the evening, you will visit Sigiriya Lion Rock, since it’s the best time to capture the beautiful scenery of sun setting. Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kasyapa (477 – 495 BC) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and it is one of the best preserved examples of ancient civilization. Sigiriya refuses to reveal its secrets easily; in fact you have to climb a series of vertiginous staircases to reach the top. On the way you’ll pass quite remarkable frescoes and a pair of colossal lion paws carved into the bedrock. Overnight stay in Dambulla.
Day 4 Dambulla - Kandy
Royal Cave Temple and the Golden Buddha Statue,Matale Spice Garden, Kandy city tour,Traditional cultural dance show
Hotel: In Kandy
After breakfast, visit the Royal Cave Temple and the Golden Buddha Statue (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Dambulla has the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. The rock towers 160 meters over the surrounding plains and houses 5 cave temples with some of the most unique and signiﬁcant historical drawings. It would be an amazing experience if you could climb up and enjoy the magniﬁcent view from the top of the rock. Afterwards, you will visit Matale Spice Garden.
Then, proceed towards Kandy, the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforests. Kandy is also famous for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a walk around Kandy's busy city centre, including a tour of the Central Market, before engaging with a cultural dance show which is inspired by Sri Lankan arts, traditional dance and cultural heritage. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 5 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Peradeniya Royal Garden,tea plantation,tea factory, Nuwara Eliya city tour (local markets/Gregory Lake)
Hotel: In Nuwara Eliya
In the morning, you will visit the Peradeniya Royal Garden, which is known as one of the best botanical gardens in Asia. Thereafter, you’ll enjoy a wonderful journey through the lush green tea plantations and the waterfalls towards Sri Lanka's tea region of Nuwara Eliya. It is often referred to as “Little England” because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen's Cottage, the General's House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club and the Town Post Ofﬁce. Since this amazing town is located in the mountains, it is characterized by a cool climate all year long.
While driving through the cold mist hills, stop at a tea plantation (ADMISSION FEES INCLUDED). Sri Lanka, tea and tourism are words that cannot be separated. Explore the cold and misty hills that host lush green blankets of tea plantations. Step into a tea factory to observe the rich tradition of processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea kept alive up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
Day 6 Nuwara Eliya - Ella
Nine Arch Bridge, Spectacular train journey, Ella Village walk
Hotel: In Ella
In the morning, you will enjoy a spectacular train journey from Nanu-oya station to Ella village. It is known as one of the most picturesque hill country train journeys in the world. Ella is everyone’s favorite hill country village due to the fact that it’s a wonderful nature-friendly location. The Nine Arch Bridge, a major tourist attraction in Ella, is a massive bridge built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. Ella is a great place for walking and climbing and its most famous trekking route is to “Little Adam’s Peak”.
In the evening, you could chill out at the village center where there are lots of restaurants, pubs and also evening entertainments. Ella is a stunning location that anyone who is visiting Sri Lanka should not miss out. Overnight stay in Ella.
Day 7 Ella - Udawalawe
Ravana waterfall,Udawalawe National Park
Hotel: In Udawalawe
After breakfast, depart from Ella towards Udawalawe. En-route, you will visit Ravana waterfall, one of the most popular sightseeing attractions in Ella. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country; in fact, this waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft).
Afterwards, your tour leader will drive you to Udawalawe National Park for an afternoon safari, since it is the best time to spot wild elephants on their natural habitat. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Udawalawe is your ideal destination! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this park is mainly a sanctuary for elephants, but it is also home to herds of deer, bulls, wild boars and colorful birdlife. It is well known as the largest elephant gathering place in the world. Overnight stay in Udawalawe.
Day 8 Udawalawe - Bentota
Galle Fort and city tour, Madu river boat tour, Madu River ﬁsh therapy, TurtleHatchery Center
Hotel: In Bentota
After breakfast, you will enjoy a wonderful drive along the southwest coast towards Galle, a city well known for its Fort (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). It is the intersection where classic Dutch and British architecture meets a tropical setting, creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk through the streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions nowadays ﬂooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Historical Galle Lighthouse stands proudly on the southeast tip of the fort.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a Madu river boat tour, which offers several memorable experiences such as Madu River ﬁsh therapy. Thereafter, you’ll visit a turtle hatchery center before heading to your cozy beach resort. Both locals and international volunteers are battling for the protection of sea turtles since they are endangered creatures. This vibrant tourist destination, apart from its traditional ﬁshery industries and cinnamon cultivations, was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society which studded the region with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project that operates on a formidable scale. Overnight stay in Bentota.
Day 9 Bentota - Colombo
Return to Colombo, free at leisure until be transfered to airport
After breakfast, you’ll visit the capital city of Colombo, which has an interesting history running back to the ﬁfth century. Even in ancient times, this was an important port city in the East-West sea trade. Nowadays it has become a bustling modern town with a unique atmosphere. The colourful streets, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. In Colombo, you have the opportunity to visit the most highlighted places in the city and also do some last-minute shopping as well. Perhaps, you may intend to pop into a famous and internationally renowned restaurant in Colombo to end your trip over an unforgettable meal.
Thereafter, we’ll drop you to the airport in time for your return ﬂight or you can extend your holiday and enjoy some relaxing time in a cosy beach resort in Bentota or Negombo.
Ends of Service
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.