Welcome to the gem of the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is a pristine landmass affluent with historical sites, tranquil beaches, greeneries, hill countries, cultural cities and diverse sceneries. With the number of attractions and destinations to sightsee in Sri Lanka, Travellers would find it hard to go with a single choice. So, we have created tour itineraries for exploring Sri Lanka for 8 days by enabling vacationers to travel within the country through their least stay. This Sri Lanka 8 day tour, blends the must-see destinations for better holidaying in Sri Lanka.
Day 1: Colombo/ Galle
Arriving in Colombo, our travel guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to Galle via Southern highway. Check in at the hotel and relax the night for jet lag recovery.
Day 2: Galle/ Fort Tour
Your stay of 8 days in Sri Lanka will be full of excitement. Have your breakfast and be at leisure. In the afternoon travel to Galle to sightsee the Galle Fort and ramparts. The street structure of Galle is perfect for bicycle tours and independent wanderings. You will come across Dutch influenced colonial-style buildings, luxury hotels refurbished recently, stylish restaurants, shops, religious places and so many. Have your afternoon lunch or evening tea at a beach-front café by gazing the ocean. Next, go back to the hotel to rest the night in Galle.
Day 3: Galle/ Elephant Transit Home/ Uda Walawe National Park Safari
After breakfast in Galle, drive to Udawalawe National Park for exploring Sri Lanka for 8 days. Lying on the border of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, this national park is the home for wild animals displaced due to Udawalawe reservoir construction and a significant territory for water birds and elephants. The Udawalawe elephant transfer home was initiated in 1995 with the intention of rehabilitating strayed elephants and freeing back to its natural habitat. The elephant calves are looked after and released once they are matured to survive in the wild. Overnight stay in Udawalawe lodge/camp.
Day 4: Uda Walawe National Park Safari/ Ella/ Tea Factory Visit
Rise with the sun and catch the wildlife of Udawalawe in the morning by hopping on a safari. The animals are much active in the morning by searching for its prey, which is the best time for spotting them. Then head back to your accommodation or camp to enjoy the meal before leaving to next place in Sri Lanka 8 day tour. Ella is a sleepy hamlet bursting with picturesque settings, contemporary guesthouses and shops. On arrival, check-in and rest at the hotel in Ella. In the evening walk up to a nearby tea factory to understand the complete tea producing process. Spend the night at your accommodation in Ella.
Day 5: Ella/ Trekking
Visit the trekking points of Ella during the stay of 8 days in Sri Lanka or enjoy the natural exquisiteness. Trek through the challenging track of Ella gap which is stretching approximately 8 Kilometers. Follow our tour guide’s instructions for an easy peasy hike. You will pass through the adjoining countryside, tea estates, railroad tracks and hills before reaching the Ella rock peak. If your energy level and time don’t cross the limit then, hike through Little Adam’s peak. Although it is a short hike, the journey will take you to stunning landscapes. Finally get back to the accommodation and unwind the night in Ella.
Day 06: Ella/ Tea Country Train/ Temple of the tooth relic
After breakfast, pack up and transfer to Nanu Oya railway station and take the train to Kandy. Reserve your tickets early and be at the station by 9.00 am. The train ride of Sri Lanka 8 day tour, highlights the countries tea plantations, hills, paddy fields, vegetation and many more. Arriving at Kandy railway station, our travel representative will pick you and transfer to the selected hotel in Kandy. Be at leisure. Visit the temple of the sacred tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) at dusk and stroll in Kandy city suburb. Finally, reach the hotel and spend the night in Kandy.
Day 07: Kandy City Tour/ Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Today’s exploring Sri Lanka for 8 days includes Kandy city tour and visit to Peradeniya Botanical garden. The tour plan is exclusively flexible that can be tailored to meet your travel interest. After breakfast, travel to Kandy market for best shopping deals at vegetable & fruit stalls, sweet shops, clothing stores, tea shops and handicraft outlets. After the tour in bustling town, time to relax at the Peradeniya botanical garden. Encounter various kinds of flowers, plants and trees as you walk along the well-maintained paths of the garden. Finally, drive back to the hotel in Kandy to unwind the night.
Day 8: Kandy depart Colombo
As the 8 days in Sri Lanka comes to an end, our travel guide will pick up you from the hotel in Kandy and transfer to the Colombo international airport. Travel back to your country safely.