Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Arboretum Tour in Sri Lanka

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.

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.

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.


BIA to Negombo

  • Arrival at BIA (Bandaranaike International Airport)
  • Airport Pickup and Assistance
  • Transfer to Negombo
  • Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
  • Overnight stay in Coastal Negombo
air plane at air port
Negombo Sri lanka

Negombo to Dambulla

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


  • Explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the morning
  • Relax at The Hotel
  • Late afternoon visit to Sam Popham’s Arboretum
  • Enjoy a Guided Night Walk through the Wilderness. If you are lucky, you will get the opportunity to spot Loris!
  • Overnight stay in Historic Dambulla

Dambulla to Kandy

  • Transfer from Dambulla to Kandy
  • En Route to Kandy, visit to Menikdena Archaeological Reserve and Arboretum
  • Visit Nalanda Gedige, the Center Point of Sri Lanka
  • Visit Kandy Tooth Relic Temple
  • Overnight stay in Pleasant Kandy
Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic
Menikdena Archeological Reserve and Arboretum

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

  • Morning Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
  • En Route to Nuwara Eliya, visit Ramboda Waterfall
  • Make a Stop at a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory and Learn the Process of Making Ceylon Tea!
  • Overnight stay in Misty Nuwara Eliya
Notary House
Notary House

Nuwara Eliya

  • Drive Through Little England City Tour
  • Visit Victoria Park
  • Take a Leisurely Stroll in Hakgala Botanical Garden
  • Overnight stay in Misty Nuwara Eliya
Notary House
Notary House

Nuwara Eliya to Ella

  • Take a Scenic Train Ride to Ella from Nanu Oya in the morning
  • Visit Nine Arches Bridge
  • Evening Enjoy a Culinary Experience at a Typical Local Place
  • Overnight stay in Enchanting Ella
Notary House
Notary House

Ella to Hambantota

  • Morning Trek to Little Adam’s Peak
  • Transfer to Hambantota
  • Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
  • Evening Visit to Dry Zone Botanic Garden
  • Overnight Stay in Charming Hambantota
Little Adams Peak
Dry zone botanical garden

Hambantota to Galle

  • Morning Visit to Mirijjawila Botanical Garden
  • Transfer to Galle
  • Go on a Guided Walking tour in Kottawa Arboretum
  • Overnight Stay in Legendary Galle
Kottawa Wana Arana
Notary House

Galle to Bentota to Colombo

  • Explore Galle Fort in the morning
  • Transfer to Colombo
  • En Route to Colombo, visit a Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa
  • Evening visit Dilmah Conservation One Earth Arboretum
  • Overnight Stay in Bustling Colombo
Notary House
Bevis Bawa Garden


  • Relax and Enjoy Resort Facilities in Colombo
  • Visit Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
  • Overnight Stay in Bustling Colombo
Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens (1)

Colombo to BIA

  • Transfer from Colombo to BIA (Bandaranaike International Airport)
air plane at air port
Air plane taking off

Journey Highlights

  • Trip Length: 12 Days
  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens: Wander through lush greenery and vibrant flora.
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress: Ascend for breathtaking views and historical insights.
  • Sam Popham’s Arboretum: Observe diverse nature amidst picturesque surroundings.
  • Local Culinary Experience: Taste authentic Sri Lankan flavors and vibrant food culture.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Marvel at Sigiriya, Dambulla Cave Temple, and Galle Fort.
  • Sunrise Hike to Little Adam’s Peak: Witness panoramic views at sunrise.
  • Scenic Train Ride to Ella: Journey through stunning landscapes to the charming town.

Insightful Tips

  • Essential Gear: Don’t forget hats, walking shoes, and sunscreen to stay protected and comfortable throughout your adventures.
  • Comfortable Attire: Opt for breathable cotton clothes, especially when exploring cultural sites, to stay cool and comfortable in Sri Lanka’s tropical climate.
  • Respectful Dress: Remember to wear long clothes that cover your legs and shoulders when visiting temples, as a sign of respect for local customs and traditions.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep yourself hydrated at all times by carrying water with you, especially during outdoor activities and sightseeing excursions.


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.

Is there any risk with transiting at the Colombo airport?


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

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