Sri Lanka in 8 days- The island of colorsOffer with half board to travel to Sri Lanka with friends or as a couple
3/4 * HOTEL with ACCOMMODATION and BREAKFAST
All visits and safaris on the tour are included
4-person group reference rate: 920 USD per person
2-person group reference rate: 1060 USD per person
Sri Lanka in 8 days
Sri Lanka 8 days - the island of colors
Where the combination of culture, history and nature is simply perfect
On this 8-day itinerary you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of sensations.
Visit major monuments such as Sigiriya and Anuradhapura.
We will travel in the mythical train of the tea mountains and
join the adventure in Yala Nature Reserve Safari.
The team of SRI LANKA EDEN TRAVELS, based in Kandy, will look after you at all times,
to make sure this circuit is a unique and wonderful experience.
Start dreaming of your well-deserved vacation …
day 1. Airport - Kurunegala - Anuradhapura
(Approximate transfer duration : 3 hours and a half)
Welcoming at the airport by our representative and transfer to the accommodation in Anuradhapura
It’s always nice to get out of the car, observing, feeling and start absorbing the smells and colours of a new country.
For this reason, on the way to the Hotel, we will make the first stop in Kurunegala.
We will stretch out with a walk and a snack along the lake shores, just like the Sinhalese do.
day 2. Anuradhapura archaeological site - Sigiriya
(Approximate transfer duration: Anuradhapura - Sigiriya 1 hour and a half)
We will visit the enchanting ancient city with its Stupas and Temples (4th century BC – 10th century AD).
World sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site.
The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries and is part of the so-called “cultural triangle”.
We will see, above all, how the Sinhalese visit and venerate this sacred enclosure, their offerings to the oldest tree in the world (the Bo tree) and many other things!
day 3. Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa old city - Sigiriya Rock - Sigiriya
(Approximate transfer duration: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa 1 hour and a half)
Among the ruins of Polonnaruwa (10th – 13th century AD) We will find gigantic sculptures of Buddha and Kings up to 15 meters high, old ponds and remains of what was once the royal palace.
All this enlivened by friendly macaques playing in the jungle that has always surrounded the old temples of Sri Lanka.
Founded in the 10th century AD, Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka and remained active until the beginning of the 13th century.
We will claim to Sigiriya fortress
This huge magma rock hides the ruins of noble buildings and a breathtaking view on the top
We will pass through the Lions Gate and admire the state of conservation of the frescoes on the walls of the cave
day 4. Sigiriya - Dambulla Golden Temple - Spice Garden - Kandy city and Tooth Relic Temple
(Approximate transfer duration: Sigiriya - Kandy 2 hours and a half)
In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla
This complex of caves converted into a temple where inside we will encounter a rich decoration of statues and frescoes on the life of Buddha, of ancient Sinhalese kings and of Hindu Sinhalese deities still revered today with flowers, incense and oil lamps …
Then we will have the opportunity to get to know a Spice Garden on the way to Kandy.
On this visit we will get to know the plants and trees with which the different spices are produced and we will discover their use in cooking and in the ancient natural medicine of Ayurveda
Note Spice Garden :
This visit is optional and free, we will find an attached shop that no one is obliged to buy
Sri Lanka Eden Travels does not endorse purchases in this or any shop.
In the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple we will find the relic of the Buddha’s tooth.
For this reason we will always meet Buddhist pilgrims with flowers and offerings.
Since ancient times, this relic has played a very important role in the life of Sri Lanka, as it was believed that whoever possessed it wielded power.
For the rest of the day, we will discover the city of Kandy with its bustling centre and its market.
day 5. Kandy - Cascate di Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya - Treno a Ella.
(Kandy - Nuwara Eliya: 2 hours and a half + train)
On the way to Nuwara Eliya we will stop to admire the Ramboda waterfalls.
We will continue the visit to a tea factory.
If you want to learn about the making of the famous Ceylon tea, be sure to visit this factory where they will explain how the delicate tea leaves are processed.
Then we’ll take a tour around Lake Gregory and the city to see British-influenced buildings.
Once we reach Nanu Oya station, just a few minutes from Nuwara Eliya (8 km), we will board the train carriage to Ella.
The train is subject to availability
day 6. Ella - Tempio di Buduruwagala - Yala
(Ella - Buduruwagala - Yala: 2 hours)
Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist rock-hewn temple from the 10th century, where we will find 7 statues of Buddha and his aspirants carved in rock.
Yala National Park has the highest concentration of leopards in the world, as they have no predators.
In addition, you will be able to observe many elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, black bears and many other animals.
day 7. Yala - Forte di Galle - Unawatuna
(Tissa - Galle: 2 hours)
Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.
It was a Portuguese city in the 16th century and a Dutch city in the 18th century, the British also lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.
All these colonisers left an imprint, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Transfer to Unawatuna.
Free time in the coastal town of Unawatuna, where you can enjoy various restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, beach bars …
day 8. Unawatuna - Colombo - Aeroporto
(Unawatuna - Airport: 2 hours)
If there is some time left before the transfer to the airport, we will pass through Colombo, for a retrospective visit of the capital, Independence Square, a walk in Galle Face and the colonial area of the Fort of Colombo.
Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at the appointed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before our departure flight
- Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
- Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
- Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
- All the tickets to entry monuments, temples and safari of the itinerary
- Customer support 24/7 for all the Tour duration
- Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
- Visits or activities not covered in the Tour
- The International flight
- Travel insurance and PCR
- Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka ETA
to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in Travel Guide > Visa and Passport
- Payment is 10% or 20% depending on the season (low or high), by bank transfer.
- The remaining 90% or 80% is always paid in cash or by credit card upon arrival in Sri Lanka or by bank transfer.
Up to 30 days before the start of the trip, 100% of the deposit is refunded if a trip cancellation occurs,
withholding the amount of $100 per person for agency fees.
Between 29 days and 15 days before the start of the trip there is a penalty of 50% of the deposit amount.
In case of cancellations in the 14 days preceding the trip, no deposit will be refunded.
Note on cancellations:
- All cancellations have an additional administrative cost of 100 USD per person.
- In case of cancellation due to COVID-19, cancellations will not suffer any penalty.