Lying on the Southern drop of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a picture-perfect country for getaways combined with adventure, culture, history, wildlife, spirituality and urban lifestyle. According to Lonely Planet’s recent listings, Sri Lanka is the top-ranked country to travel in 2019. Our 10 days grand tour in Sri Lanka will drive you to astonishing travel locations of Sri Lanka from Colombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Tissamaharama, Mirissa, Bentota and Galle. The tour price is inclusive of accommodation, breakfast and tour guides to world heritage sites.
Day 1: Colombo/Dambulla
Arriving at the Colombo international airport, our English speaking guide will greet and pick you at the airport. You will be transferring to Dambulla. We recommend relaxing the day after jet lag. Overnight stay in Dambulla.
Day 2: Dambulla/Sigiriya/Dambulla
Have your breakfast, the 10 days grand tour in Sri Lanka drives you to the historical attractions. You will be travelling to Dambulla golden cave temple which is declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Next to the cave temple tour, drive to Sigiriya to meet the marvel construction of King Kashyapa. Climb the Sigiriya lion rock and discover its wonders. In the evening take a village ride to Sigiriya and immerse in the warmth of Si Lankan hospitality. From there, travel back to Dambulla to spend the night at the hotel.
Day 3: Dambulla/Kandy
After an early breakfast in Dambulla, proceed to Kandy. Visit the temple of the sacred tooth and its royal palace. After the temple visit, walk along the Kandy lakeside, fill the bellies with yummy food and explore the streets. In the evening, watch the cultural show at the Kandy Lake Club. You will find a traditional jewellery store on the same route. Learn about jewellery making and gem collections. Walking deeper, you will find a cave museum, comprising artefacts placed with natural gems. Next, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 4: Kandy/Kitulgala/Nuwara Eliya
Have your breakfast and drive to Peradeniya. Trip in royal botanical gardens and go on a Kandy city tour. Next, drive to Kitulgala for countless leisure activities. Located in the Sabaragamuwa province, it is the famous location for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka. Take part in a water rafting challenge accompanied by guided rafters. Don’t stop by that; go for a jungle walk, cycling tour and bird watching excursion. Finally, drive to Nuwara Eliya by stopping over at tea estates and tea factories en route. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 5: Nuwaraeliya – Ella
After an early breakfast at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya, go on a train trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. Enjoy the picturesque settings of the hill country encompassing lavishly green tea plantations, verdant paddy fields, rolling mountains and valleys. Upon reaching Ella, hike through Ella Gap, Ravana falls, little Adam’s Peak and surrounding backdrops of Ella. Overnight stay in Ella.
Day 6: Ella/Tissamaharama
After an early breakfast at the hotel in Ella, transfer to Tissamaharama. Check-in at the hotel and rest the morning time to upkeep your stamina for visiting the wild beasts of Yala. In the afternoon, do the Yala National park safari. After an exciting jeep tour to Yala, Travellers can get back to the hotel and relax. Finally, reach the hotel to unwind the night in Tissamaharama.
Day 7: Tissamaharama/Mirissa
After breakfast, proceed to Mirissa. Upon reaching Mirissa, check-in at the hotel and engage in a whale watching tour at the Mirissa beach. Spot whales, dolphins and other sea creatures during the tour. Please be informed that the whale watching tours will be available depending on the season. After that, enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing at the shore. Overnight stay in Mirissa.
Day 8: Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa/Kosgoda/Bentota
Today’s 10 days grand tour in Sri Lanka take you to the pristine beaches of the country. After breakfast, travel to Galle. Tour around the city by sighting Dutch influenced old buildings, Museum, world-famous Galle Fort and its fortifications. Then, watch the Hummanaya Blow Hole and travel to Hikkaduwa. Walk in the Hikkaduwa beach, visit the Hikkaduwa Lake diverse with birds and reptiles, Moonstone Mines, coral reefs and Gangarama Maha Vihara temple. After siting the attraction of Hikkaduwa, drive to Bentota. Visit the Kosgoda turtle hatchery en-route. Finally, reach the hotel in Bentota to relax the night.
Day 9: Bentota
After breakfast, explore the attractions of Bentota by embarking on a city tour. Geoffrey Bawa gardens, Canoe rock, Galapatha Raja Maha Viharaya, Bentota Lake, Moragalla beach, Bentara river, Madu Ganga river, Cinnamon Island, Induruwa beach and Induruwa fishing village are the must-visit places during the tour. Finally, get back to the hotel and relax the remaining hours. Spend the night in Bentota.
Day 10: Bentota/Colombo
It is the final day of your 10 days grand tour in Sri Lanka. Our tour guide will pick you from the hotel in Bentota and transfer to Colombo. Happy journey!