Sri Lanka is a compact isle settled on South Asia, bordering the Indian Ocean. Its widely diverse landscapes showcase spellbinding localities for travelling. Without any doubt, it is one of the most visited holiday destinations in South Asia region and the popular tourist destination among the travellers. Therefore, we have handpicked best locales in our Sri Lanka itinerary 10 days tour. This complete sojourn includes UNESCO world heritage sites, seaside of the South Coast, pilgrim site the highlands of Central Province and bustling city on the Western Province of Sri Lanka.
Day 1: Colombo
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and greet our tour representative. You will be transferred to Colombo. Check-in at the hotel and relax the day at the hotel in Colombo.
Day 2: Colombo/Habarana
Being Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo stretches across 37.31 km area with a population of 642,163 people. Although Colombo is the commercial capital and business hub of Sri Lanka, it is a lively city filled with many charms like parks, bargain boutiques, shopping arcades and restaurants. After sightseeing in Colombo, head towards Habarana. Visit Dambulla cave temple, Pinnawala elephant orphanage en route to Habarana. Once you have reached Habarana, refresh yourself and relax the night at the hotel. Look ahead for seeing the cultural background of Sri Lanka on the following day.
Day 3: Habarana/Anuradhapura/Mihintale/Habarana
After breakfast, tour around the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Meet the prehistoric and unspoiled ruins, Buddhist monasteries and architectural remains of Anuradhapura. Being the eighth world wonder, Anuradhapura is one of the oldest cities in the world. After the journey to Anuradhapura, visit Mihintale in the afternoon. Mihintale is a pilgrimage site sited on the mountain peak, known as the place that originated Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The entire site displays the ancient architecture at its best. After the long tour in Anuradhapura, go back to the hotel in Habarana and relax the night.
Day 4: Habarana/Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa/Kandy
Wake-up early, have your breakfast at the hotel. Keep up your stamina to reach the upcoming place. Start hiking the prestigious lion rock also known as Sigiriya. Then, hike the Pidurangala rock. Next, travel to Polonnaruwa. Visit old Polonnaruwa royal ancient city to encounter the well-preserved ruins built in the medieval period while visiting Polonnaruwa new town to encounter the fast development. During the Chola’s period, Polonnaruwa was described as the “best fertile land” in Sri Lanka. Even, today it remains the same. Finally, proceed to Kandy, where you will relax the night.
Day 5: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the temple of the sacred tooth or Sri Dalada Maligawa. As the name describes, it is the Buddhist temple which holds the relic of the tooth of the Gautama Buddha. The building houses a royal palace, audience hall, golden canopy and temple of tooth museum. Next, visit the Royal Botanical garden and sightsee the blossoms and plantations. Finally, transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Visit the golf club, Gregory Lake and Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya. Walk into a tea factory for a cup of fresh local tea. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya/Tissamaharama
After breakfast, begin the Sri Lanka itinerary 10 days by proceeding to Tissamaharama. It was used as the capital of the Sinhalese kingdom during the third century B.C. There are many attractions to be unfolded in Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama Stupa, Yatala Vehera Stupa, and the five main Lakes: Tissa Wewa, Yoda Wewa; Weerawila Wewa; Pannegamuwa Wewa and Debarawewa Wewa. Next, check-in at the hotel and relax for a few hours. In the midafternoon, go for a Safari tour in Yala. See the wild mammals ambling in the Yala forest. Overnight stay in Tissamaharama.
Day 7: Tissamaharama/Mirissa
Have your breakfast and drive to Mirissa. Stop by Hambantota and Weligama en-route to Mirissa. Shop at the boutiques in Hambantota. Then stop in Weligama. Weligama is a popular fishing town where you will find so many seafood shacks to fill the bellies. Finally, begin the drive to Mirissa. Upon arriving at Mirissa, check-in at the hotel and unwind the night.
Day 8: Mirissa
After breakfast, expect the unexpected, the most distinguished expedition in Mirissa, whale watching. Spot the blue whales, Sperm whales, turtles and other marine lives throughout the whale watching tour. After the tour, go on surfing in the Mirissa beach. Rest the remaining time sitting back in the shore and sipping a glass of tropical juice. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mirissa.
Day 9: Mirissa/Colombo
The countdown starts to the last travels of Sri Lanka itinerary 10 days. From Mirissa transfer to Colombo. Drop by Kosgoda turtle hatchery on the way to Colombo. Get to know how sea turtles are conserved, increasing hatching rate, finally released into the ocean and the overall nestling process. Arrive in at Colombo and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 10: Colombo/Airport
After breakfast, pack your bags and check out. Our representative will pick you from the hotel in Colombo and drop you at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Have a safe flight journey.