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The Sri Lanka Round Tour and Beach Stay Program seamlessly blend cultural exploration and beachfront bliss, offering you the best of both worlds. Immerse yourself in the rich Culture, Heritage and Nature wonders of Sri Lanka, followed by a well-deserved beach retreat that will leave you rejuvenated and filled with unforgettable memories.


* Colombo City Tour
* Millennium Elephant Foundation ( Walk with an elephant )
* Sigiriya Rock Fortress
* Dambulla Cave Temple
* Batik Factory
* Gem Museum
* Temple of Tooth Relic
* Royal Botanical Garden
* Ramboda Falls
* Tea Factory Visit
* Nuwara Eliya City Tour
* Ravana Falls
* Yala National Park Safari
* Galle Fort Visit


  • Meet, assist and welcome on arrival at Colombo airport.
  • Accommodation at above hotels or similar mentioned in the itinerary sharing Double/twin including with breakfast & dinner
  • Transportation in a A/C Vehicle with the service of Language speaking guide or Chauffeur for the round tour
  • 2 bottle of 500 ml will be given per day per person)
  • Airport pick up & Airport drop off
  • Fuel & local insurance for the vehicle
  • All government taxes
  • Entrance tickets at the sites
  • Breakfast on the arrival day
  • Lunch & Beverages at all hotels.
  • Late check-outs or early check-ins
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tipping to service.
  • Other services that are not mentioned in the program.
  • Any Airfares / travel Insurance / Airport taxes
  • Any Airfares / travel Insurance / Airport taxes
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Tips and portage & Gratuities.
  • Any camera fees

Tour Plan


Arrival to Colombo International Airport. Warm welcome and traditional greeting in the airport lobby with the company representative and the Language speaking chauffeur guide. Transfer to Colombo and check-in at hotel (check-in time 02.00 pm)

Afternoon proceed on a city tour in Colombo including shopping


Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries Colombo is fast changing its face. almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood, yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. A 100-year-old clock tower and several British built, colonial buildings are still to be seen in the city.  The Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargains, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall – an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the people’s republic of china, the new parliament in Sri Jayewardenepura and the folk art center are some of the places of interest that one can visit to.

 Dinner & overnight stay in Colombo 

Approximately driving times & Mileages Airport to Colombo – approx. 40 minutes (35 km)
Excursion durations Colombo city tour & shopping – approx. 3 hrs
Dress code Colombo – Summer wear (tops, shorts, trousers suggested)

**Colombo Temples – Long wear (long trousers and sleeve tops) (weather average – 30 – 34 °C)



After breakfast check-out and proceed to Sigiriya. En route visit Pinnawala Millenium Elephant Foundation.


Millennium Elephant Foundation, which has been home to the Samarasinghe family and their elephants for many generations, was first opened to the public as the Club Concept Elephant Bath in 1979 by Sam Samarasinghe (1931-1991), a dedicated animal lover. After Samarasinghe’s death in August 1999, MEF was founded in his memory with the assistance of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (Now known as World Animal Protection), and unveiled as a sanctuary possessing proper caretaking facilities and medical services for captive elephants. MEF strives to improve the care and treatment of Sri Lankan elephants whilst increasing awareness about the crippling conditions many of them face throughout the country. The foundation remains the only certified non-profit organization working with captive elephants in Sri Lanka today.

Tourists can observe and walk with the elephants at MEF as well as assist with their daily washing in the Kuda Oya River that runs through the grounds. The funds generated from both visitors and volunteers is used to maintain the elephants well-being, and to enable the care and rescue of more captive elephants. MEF ensures that it strictly abides by the guidelines set by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

Evening climb the Sigiriya rock fortress


Sigiriya is the stunning 5th century rock fortress hideaway of fugitive king. This citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the water garden, a UNESCO world heritage site , ring the base of the rock and the world- renowned frescoes of the “Heavenly Maidens” still glowing with colour can be reached by a spiral staircase.

Check-in at hotel and relax

 Dinner & overnight stay in Sigiriya/Habarana/Dambulla 

Approximately driving times & Mileages Colombo to Pinnawala – approx. 3 hrs (91.9 km)

Pinnawala to Sigiriya Rock – approx. 2 hrs 45 mins (105 km)

Excursion durations Pinnawala – approx. 1 hr 30 mins

Sigiriya Rock – approx. 2 hrs (ascending & descending)

Dress code Pinnawala  – Summer wear (weather average – 28 – 32 °C)

Sigiriya – Summer wear (weather average – 32 – 34 °C)

(Shorts, sundresses, and tank tops are suggested)



After breakfast check-out and transfer to Kandy. En-route visit the ancient Cave Temple in Dambulla. There after visit the Matale Ayurvedic Spice Garden, Batik Factory and gem Museum. In the evening visit to the Temple of the Tooth.


Dambulla Rock Temple was built by King Walagamba in the 1st Century BC and it is a world Heritage site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave Temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq metres of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the Colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of Rock and spanning 14 meters


Visit the Spice Garden in Matala, where you can see the different types of spices growing in Sri Lanka. Here you can observe the growth of spices and learn a lot of interesting information about the process of processing and further manufacture of Ayurveda products.


Kandy is the last capital of the Lankan Kings and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in a mountain range at an altitude of 488 m above sea level, the city is very picturesque. The name “Kandy” is a splendor and splendor. A lot of legends, traditions and folklore are still carefully preserved by the inhabitants of the city. Kandy and to this day is the cultural capital of the country. In the center of the city, near the lake, is the temple of Dalada Maligawa, where the main relic of the country – the Holy Tooth of the Buddha. Once a year, during the colorful festival of Esala Perahera, which takes place in late July – early August, the shrine resting on the back of the main elephant of the temple is displayed for public viewing. In the procession, passing through the streets of the city, dozens of elephants, covered with bright cloths with bells and illuminations, hundreds of dancers, acrobats participate. Visiting the Temple of the Tooth of the Buddha.


The hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

Check-in at hotel and relax

 Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy 

Approximately driving times & Mileages Sigiriya to Dambulla Cave – approx. 30 minutes (19.4 km)

Habarana to Dambulla Cave – approx. 40 minutes (24.1km)

Dambulla to Dambulla Cave – approx. 10 mins (2.7 km)

Dambulla Cave Temple to Matale – approx. 1hr 15 min (46 km)

Matale to Kandy – approx. 1 hr (25 km)

Excursion durations Dambulla Cave Temple – approx. 40 minutes

Matale Spice Garden – approx. 40 minutes

Gem Museum – approx. 30 minutes

Batik Factory – approx. 30 minutes

Tooth Temp[le – approx. 40 minutes

Dress code Dambulla Temple & Tooth Relic Temple – Long wear (long skirts/long dresses & long trousers with half/long sleeve tops (do not wear sleeveless)

(weather average Dambulla & Matale- 32 – 34 °C)

(weather average in Kandy – 28 – 31 °C)


After breakfast check-out and visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya


147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.  There are more than 4,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens.  Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists. There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.

There after transfer to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a Ramboda waterfall and a tea factory


The 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, like every other waterfall it is located in the hill country. It is ideal for a family vacation, surrounding it are a lot of holiday resorts that cater to your every need. It is located in Pussellawa. This waterfall is about 109m high and the waterfall has two main drops which tend to confuse people when they see it and most of the time the upper waterfall is not visited because most of the people are not aware of the fact that there are two drops in the fall.


Formerly Ceylon, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea and the industry is one of the country’s main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for laborers, with tea accounting for 15% of the GDP, generating roughly $700 million annually. In 1995, Sri Lanka was the world’s leading exporter of tea, (rather than producer) with 23% of the total world export, but it has since been surpassed by Kenya. The tea sector employs, directly or indirectly over 1 million people in Sri Lanka and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, the British planter who arrived in 1852.

 Arrive in Nuwara eliya and proceed on a sightseeing tour in the city


The hill-resort of Nuwara Eliya , 1890 meters above sea level, is scenically set among high mountain ranges and prime tea plantations. Queen Anne and Georgian architecture, pretty flower-gardens and an 18-hole golf course are reminders of its British colonial-period roots. The Hakgala Botanic Gardens specialize in fine collections of sub-tropical flora. At Nuwara Eliya, visitors can enjoy garden-fresh strawberries and asparagus and warm themselves at a log-fire – in the heart of a tropical island!

 Check-in at hotel and relax

 Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Approximately driving times & Mileages Kandy to Peradeniya – approx. 20 mins (5.6 km)

Peradeniya to Ramboda – approx. 2 hrs (53 km)

Ramboda to Nuwara eliya city – approx. 1 hr (27.1 km)

Excursion durations Peradeniya Garden – approx. 1 hr

Ramboda Water fall – approx. 20 mins

Nuwara eliya city tour – 45 mins

Dress code Peradeniya  – Summer wear (weather average – 28 – 31 °C)

(Shorts, sundresses, and tank tops are suggested)

Ramboda & Nuwara eliya – Warm Clothes (weather average – 16 – 26 °C)



After breakfast check-out and transfer to Yala. En-route visit Ravana Waterfall


127 miles from Colombo and 8 miles from Bandarawela, on the leeward side of the central mountains. The view from Ella Gap is one of the most spectacular scenic sights in Sri Lanka – the landscape falls away in a dizzy drop of 3000ft to the eastern plains. The Ella rock is famous for the cave of Ravana a legendary king of Sri Lanka ruled during the pre-historic times. The 1080-foot high waterfall few miles from the Ella Rest House is one of the most beautiful falls in the country.

Upon arrival to Yala enjoy afternoon jeep safari at Yala National Park


(Safari time 15.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs – 3 hrs)

The Yala National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and these blocks were established in 1938. Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.

Check-in at hotel and relax

 Dinner & overnight stay in Yala / Tissamaharama / Kataragama 

Approximately driving times & Mileages Nuwara eliya to Ella – approx. 2 hrs (59.4 km)

Ella to Yala – approx. 2 hrs (83.8 km)

Excursion durations Ravana Water fall – approx. 20 mins

Yala Jeep ride – 3 hrs (15.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs)

Dress code Ravana fall & Yala  – Summer wear (weather average – 28 – 31 °C) – (Shorts and tank tops are suggested)




After breakfast check-out and transfer to Galle and proceed on a walking tour in Galle Dutch Fort


Galle is considered to be one of Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting towns.  Built on a premonitory rock in the south of the Island. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor.

Stroll around the Lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers. An Opportunity to purchase some the finest shell-craft souvenirs in the world.

On completion transfer to the selected beach hotel in down south or east coast. 

Approximately driving times & Mileages Yala to Galle – approx. 4 hrs (173 km)
Excursion durations Galle fort tour – approx. 40 mins
Dress code Ravana fall & Yala  – Summer wear (weather average – 28 – 31 °C) – (Shorts and tank tops are suggested)



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