Sri Lanka Essentials 7 Days

Sri Lanka Essentials  7 Days

Sri Lanka is a like a pearl in the India Ocean, with its treasures waiting to be discovered and explored.

Colombo •  Dambulla  •  Kandy
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arrive Colombo – Negombo
    Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in nearby coastal Negombo. Stay one night in Negombo.

    Day 2 – Negombo – Dambulla  
    Drive to Sigiriya and its 5th century rock fortress. A moat, rampart and gardens ring the rock base. Continue on to visit the Dambulla rock temple, built in a series of caves. Stay two nights in Dambulla. (B)

    Day 3 – Polonnaruwa & Minneiya National Park  
    Visit the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa and see the ruins of the Royal Palace, temples and splendid statues of the Buddha. Next stop is Minneiya for a jeep safari in the National Park. The wetlands are home to wild elephants. (B)

    Day 4 – Dambulla – Kandy  
    Travel to Kandy in the foothills of the central highlands stopping at a fragrant spice garden in Matale along the way. Tour culturally rich Kandy, visit an arts and crafts centre, a gem museum, the Temple of the Tooth Relic and see a cultural show. Stay two nights in Kandy. (B)

    Day 5 – Kandy     
    Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, established as a pleasure garden for a king. Also tour a tea plantation and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea. (B)

    Day 6 – Kandy – Colombo  
    Drive to Colombo and take an afternoon city tour. Like in many capital cities, a building boom is changing the city skyline, yet in parts the old world charm is retained. Visit Pettah Bazaar, Hindu and Buddhist temples and see residential areas of stately homes. Stay one night in Colombo. (B)

    Day 7 – Depart Colombo     
    Transfer to the airport for exit flight. (B)

  • Make a Booking


  • Departure Dates and Prices
    Hotels Season Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller
    3* & 4* hotels Jan – Oct 2020 $1360 $1962 $2403
    Nov 2020 – Oct 2022 $1531 $2192 $2713
    4* & 4.5* hotels Jan – Oct 2020 $1771 $2593 $3034
    Nov 2020 – Oct 2022 $2002 $2894 $3415

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

    HOTELS – as listed below or similar

    3* & 4* HOTELS
    Negombo – Goldi Sands Hotel
    Dambulla – Oakray elephant Lake Hotel
    Kandy – Ozo Kandy Sri-Lanka
    Colombo – Galadari Hotel

    4* & 4.5* HOTELS
    Negombo – Jetwing Blue Hotel
    Dambulla – Jetwing Lake
    Kandy – Earls Regent Hotel
    Colombo – Taj Samudra Hotel

  • Price Includes:

    Price Includes:

    • 6 nights hotel accommodation
    • Meals as listed (B=breakfast)
    • All transfers, land transportation and sightseeing tours as listed on a private basis with an English speaking local driver, including entrance fees
    • Jeep safari with a naturalist in Minneiya National Park


    Price Excludes:

    • Gratuities

    Depart any day.
    Accommodation surcharges may apply for travel at Christmas/New Year and for Kandy Perahera in mid July and August.


Photo Gallery

Sri Lanka Essentials  7 Days


•    A jeep safari in a wetlands park
•    Spice gardens and tea plantations
•    City sights of Colombo