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Authentic Sri Lanka tour covers the best of Sri Lanka from the exotic nature, amazing landscapes, diverse culture, 2,500 years spaned history, and sunny beaches. Relax and indulge in this magical paradise, all at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

The trip length is 20 days and it covers the following destinations. 

  • Negombo
  • Anavilundawa bird sanctuary
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Anuradhapura, Habarana
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Sigiriya
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy
  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Ella
  • Yala
  • Kalamatiya
  • Sinhajara Rain Forest
  • Colombo.

Following is the proposed itinerary. But, this tour can be customized to fit your needs, interests, and budget. 


Day 1

Rest at Negombo

On arrival, to be met by our English-speaking Guide. Transfer to your hotel in Negombo. [Optional: Negombo fish market, visit Palagathuray beach]

Overnight Stay at Negombo

Day 2

Travel to Wilpattu

Leave Negombo and on the way, do birding at Anaiwilundawa Sanctuary. Settle at Wilpattu. Wilpattu National Park is an undisturbed forest with pristine wildlife.

Overnight Stay at Wilpattu

Day 3

Safari in Wilpattu

Full-day jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park with packeted breakfast & lunch.
[Optional: night walk in the village to see night wildlife]

Overnight Stay at Wilpattu

Day 4

Visit Anuradhapura (The city of Kings)

Travel to Anuradhapura to explore the UNESCO heritage city of Anuradhapura, the place where the 2,500-year history began.

Site visits: Lowamahapaya, Ruwanweli Maha Seya, Abhayagiriya, Kuttam pokuna. [Optional: Mihinthalaya Rajamaha Viharaya]

Overnight Stay at Anuradhapura

Day 5

Travel to Habarana (The hub of the Cultural Triangle)

After breakfast, transfer to Habarana. On the way, visit Ritigala Archeological Site. In the evening experience the authentic village tour.

Overnight Stay at Habarana

Day 6

Explore Sigiriya (5th Century Rock Fortress)

Climb and explore Sigiriya (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). After lunch, a half a day jeep safari at Mineriya/ Kawudulla National Park.

Overnight Stay at Habarana

Day 7

Visit Polonnaruwa Archeological Site

Spend the full day at Polonnaruwa Archeological Site. It is a UNESCO heritage site (the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka).
[Optional: Visit Madirigiriya Watadageya, Ayurvedic spa treatment]

Overnight Stay at Habarana

Day 8

Relax and Enjoy the Hotel and Surrounding

[optional: visit Pidurangala, a night walk in the manmade forest at Phopom’s Arboratum for Lorises]

Overnight Stay at Habarana

Day 9

Visit Kandy

Travel to Kandy. On the way, visit Dhambulla Temple, Nalanda Gedige.
In the evening, watch Kandian Traditional Dancing and visit the Temple of Tooth Relic.

Overnight Stay at Kandy

Day 10

Travel from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

En route, visit Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and experience the Tea Factory.

Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 11

Explore Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens. On the way back, visit Seetha Aman Kovil, and relax at the hotel after lunch. Evening bird watching in Galwayas National Park.

Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 12

Travel to Ella

Visit Little England (Ella). En route, visit Horton Plains National Park [optional: Thotupola Kanda trekking]

Overnight Stay at Ella

Day 13

Ella Excursions

Visit Ravana waterfall, Dowa temple, and Nine arch bridge
[Optional: Ravana Fly, Ella rock, Mini adam’s peak]

Overnight Stay at Ella

Day 14

Travel to Yala National Park

En route, visit Buduruwagala Rajamaha viharaya. Half-day jeep safari at Yala. Yala is popular for elephant and leopard sightings. [Optional: Kirinda temple and beach]

Overnight Stay at Yala/Tissa

Day 15

Safari at Yala

Full-day jeep safari at Yala. Transfer to Kalamatiya.
[Optional: Bundala National Park for birds]

Overnight Stay at Kalamatiya

Day 16

Relax and Enjoy the Hotel and Surrounding

[Optional: visit Ussangoda, Rekawa Turtle Conservation Center]

Overnight Stay at Kalamatiya

Day 17

Travel to Sinharaja

Proceed to a location close to the Sinharaja Rainforest and relax in the forested area.

Overnight Stay at Sinharaja

Day 18

Guided Walk in Sinharaja Rainforest

Spend the day in the rainforest birding and learning about wildlife. Sinharaja is popular for having many endemic species in the country.

Overnight Stay at Sinharaja

Day 19

Travel to Colombo

En route, visit Kalutara Temple. Colombo city tour.

Overnight Stay at Colombo

Day 20

Departure Transfer

Proceed to the Airport in time.

(Safe trip home)

  • Accommodation (Full-board) 
  • Transportation (air-conditioned) 
  • English speaking guide 
  • Wildlife specialized guide for safari
  • Entry tickets to excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Liquor
  • Tips

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December – April & July – September periods are the best. But, you can enjoy most of the destinations (except Sinharaja) on this trip, throughout the year.

We usually get teams of 2-30 members. But, if your team is more than 30, let us know more details to make a special arrangement for your requirement.