HIGHLIGHTS: Negombo l Anuradhapura l Polonnaruwa l Sigiriya l Kandy l Elephant Orphanage l Nuwara Eliya l Yala National Park l Colombo
Our Sri Lanka 7 Day Budget Tours can be easily adjusted to your departure date from India, allowing you the flexibility to choose the perfect arrangement.
Additionally the Sri Lanka budget tour can be tailor-made to cover all your interests and requirements. Shopping in Colombo can be added to this Sri Lanka Tour. Just let us know in the 'Remarks' field of your booking form.
This Budget Tour offer the perfect opportunity to explore the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka has it all - endless white sandy beaches, UNESCO World Heritage sites, wildlife, religious iconography and ancient cultures.
Accommodation at 3* hotels and/or guesthouses.
Day 1 Negombo l Anuradhapura
After you got picked up at the airport or your hotel, you will proceed the ancient city of Anuradhapura while visiting coconut plantations and observing the famous toddy tappers at work.
After you've checked into your hotel you will start the city tour of the city dating back to 3rd century B.C to 10th century A.D. You will visit the Sri Maha Bodhi (the oldest tree in the world with a written history and it is a sapling from the original tree under which Buddha got enlighted), the Brazen Palace, the Ruwanveli Seya Dagoba (biggest dagoba in Sri Lanka), the Thuparama Dagoba (oldest dagoba), the Lankarama Dagoba, the Elephant Pond, the Abhayagiriya Monastery Complex, the world famous Samadhi Buddha Statue and the Isurumuniya Temple (Stone carving of the Sri Lankan Romeo & Juliet).
Overnight at Miridiya Lake Resort / Anuradhapura.
Day 2 Polonnaruwa l Sigiriya
Sightseeing of the former royal city of Polonnaruwa (10th-12th century A.D). You will visit the modern museum, the Parakrama Samudra (gigantic reservoir made by king Parakrama the Great), Statue of King Parakrama, the Library Shrine, Palace of King Parakrama, the Kumara Pokuna (pond used by royal family with the water flowing system), the Shiva temple, the Thuparama shrine room with its glittering statues, the Alahana Monastery Complex, the Gal Vihare (a master peace of stone carving), the Lotus Pond and a traditional wood carving factory. After your afternoon tea you will proceed to Sigiriya.
Overnight Kassapa Lions Rock / Sigiriya.
Day 3 Sigiriya l Kandy
In the early morning you will have the opportunity to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, built 5th century A.D (claimed by some as the 8th wonder in the world), see the water garden, bolder garden, mural paintings, the mirror wall, the lion's paws and the royal swimming pool on top. Back to the hotel to have your well deserved breakfast.
After this you will proceed to the Dambulla Cave Temple (built by King Walagamba in the 1st century B.C with 22.000 square feet of ceiling paintings). This is followed by Nalande Gedige (a temple built in the geographical center of Sri Lanka), the spice gardens in Matale and the Aluvihare Cave Temple (this is where Buddhism was brought into book form in the 1st century B.C).
Overnight at Thilanka Hotel / Kandy.
Day 4 Kandy City l Elephant orphanage
You will visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinawella where you can see the feeding of baby elephants by milk bottle and elephants bathing in the river. After this its off to a tea factory, the gem museum, the Royal Botanical Garden Botanical, and a traditional a batik factory. Followed by a Kandy city tour including the famous Temple of the Tooth and a traditional Kandian Dance performance.
Overnight at Thilanka Hotel / Kandy.
Day 5 Kandy l Nuwara Eliya
After a picturesque drive through Sri Lanka's hill country you will reach Nuwara Eliya (the so-called Little England) with its colonial hotels, the race course and golf courses. Followed by a visit to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens from were you will proceed to Ella, Sri Lanka's highest village.
Overnight at Flower Garden Guesthouse / Ella.
Day 6 Ella l Tissamaharam
First watch the magnificent views of Ella valley and the Rawana water falls. After a stop at the Wellawaya Pottery Manufactory you will continue to the Yala National Park.
Afternoon Jeep safari at Yala National Park, were you can watch leopards, elephants, bears, thousand of local and migrant birds in the wild. Just to name a few.
Overnight at Hibiscus Garden Hotel / Yala.
Day 7 Tissamaharama l Colombo l Airport
You will drive back to the airport along beautiful beaches on Sri Lanka South Coast. The most know beach resorts are Tangalle, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Induruwa, Bentota and Beruwala. Optionally you can use your last hours in Sri Lanka for some serious Colombo Shopping.
2 pax - 320 US$ p.p.*
4 pax - 260 US$ p.p.*
6 pax - 240 US$ p.p.*
8 pax - 230 US$ p.p.*
*if a winter peak season supplement applies, we'll inform you accordingly
This Sri Lanka Tour can be customized to fit your dates and special specifications. To get a tailor-made tour quote, please fill out the booking form and add your requirements under 'Remarks'. Our Sri Lanka experts will send you a revised itinerary with all available options free of charge.
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