Arboretum Tour in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Botanical Gardens Highlights

• Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy.
• Hakgala Gardens, Nuwara-eliya.
• Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens, Avissawella.
• Mirijjawila Botanical Garden, Hambantota.
• Gampaha Botanical Garden, Gampaha.
• Dry Zone Botanical Garden, Hambantota.

A botanical garden, sometimes known as a botanic garden, is a type of garden that holds a
variety of collections and cultivars and is frequently maintained by scientific research groups.

Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka are surrounded by lush foliage on all sides, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts. Learn about the Arboretum Parks’ unique gardens and natural features on guided tours around all of them with experts at Blue Lanka Tours. Capture more cultural attractions including Dambulla Cave Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Kandy Temple of the Tooth, and other intriguing excursions during this Arboretum Tour in Sri Lanka with Blue Lanka Tours. This Arboretum Tour is great for any traveler who enjoys seeing the natural fauna and flora diversity while occasionally witnessing wildlife.

At a glance

Trip length

12 Days


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When to go

All Year Around


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Taking A Stroll In Royal Botanical Gardens In Peradeniya

At the Top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress

At Sam Popham’s Arboretum Watching Trees, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Mammals

Enjoying a Local Culinary Experience

Not to miss in this tour

ElephantUNESCO World Heritage Sites

ElephantSunrise from the Hike to Little Adam’s Peak

ElephantLocal culinary experience

ElephantScenic Train Ride to Ella

Day 1 BIA to Negombo

• Airport Pickup and Assistance at the Airport
• Transfer to Negombo
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight stay in Negombo

cave temples
Day 2 Negombo to Dambulla

• Transfer to Dambulla
• En Route Visit to Henarathgoda (Gampaha) Botanical Garden
• Evening Pay a Visit to Dambulla Cave Temple
• Overnight stay in Dambulla

Sigiriya Rock
Day 3 Dambulla

• Morning Explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress
• Relax at The Hotel
• Late Afternoon Visit to Explore Sam Popham’s Arboretum Trees, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Mammals
• Don’t Miss the Night Walk through the Wilderness!
• Overnight stay in Dambulla

Day 4 Dambulla to Kandy

• Transfer to Kandy
• En Route Visit to Menikdena Archeological Reserve and Arboretum
• Later Pay a Visit to Nalanda Gedige
• Take Blessings at Kandy Tooth Relic Temple
• Overnight stay in Kandy

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Day 5 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

• Morning Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden
The Biggest Botanical Garden in Sri Lanka
• Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
• En Route Witness Beautifully Cascading Ramboda Waterfall
• Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory
• Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Victoria Park
Day 6 Nuwara Eliya

• Drive Through Little England
Old Post Office | Strawberry Garden | Lake Gregory
• Visit Victoria Park
• Take a Troll Around Hakgala Botanical Garden
Second Largest Botanical Garden in Sri Lanka
• Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Scenic Train Journey – Nanu Oya to Ella
Day 7 Nuwara Eliya to Ella

• Morning Take a Scenic Train Ride to Ella
• Visit Nine Arches Bridge
• Evening Enjoy a Culinary Experience at a Typical Local Place
• Overnight stay in Ella

Little Adams Peak
Day 8 Ella to Hambantota

• Morning Hike to Little Adam’s Peak
• Transfer to Hambantota
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Evening Visit to Dry Zone Botanic Garden
• Overnight Stay in Hambantota

Kottawa Wana Arana
Day 9 Hambantota to Galle

• Morning Visit to Mirijjawila Botanical Garden
• Transfer to Galle
• Enjoy a Walking Tour in Kottawa Arboretum
• Overnight Stay in Galle

Galle Dutch Fort
Day 10 Galle to Bentota to Colombo

• Morning Exploration of Galle Fort
• Transfer to Colombo
• En Route Explore Brief Garden, by Bevis Bawa
• Evening Visit to Dilmah Conservation One Earth Arboretum
• Overnight Stay in Colombo

Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
Day 11 Colombo

• Relax and Enjoy Resort Facilities
• Visit to Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
• Overnight Stay in Colombo

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 12 Colombo to BIA

• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. How long does it take to complete Peradeniya Botanical Gardens?

– Approximately around 2 hours by foot, 1 hr by buggy cart/golf cart

Q. What is the largest Arboretum in Sri Lanka?

– Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Q. What is the ticket price of the Predaniya botanical garden?

– It is around LKR 2000

Q. Recommendations as to some of the best places to purchase local gifts and souvenirs in Kandy?

– Luv SL store in Queens Hotel is a good place. Apart from that, there are many handicraft options around the main city – especially near the Temple of the Tooth.
LAKSALA – a government shop – is also one of the best for gifts and souvenirs.

Q. Is there any risk with transiting at the Colombo airport?


Q. How far is Galle (Unawatuna Beach) from CMB airport?

– 2 hr 4 min (151.8 km) via Southern Expy/E01

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Insightful Tips

  • Hats, Walking Shoes and Sunscreen are must-haves
  • Wear comfortable cotton clothes when you are visiting the cultural sites
  • Long clothes that can cover your legs and shoulders are recommended when visiting temples
  • Keep yourselves hydrated at all times

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