Classic Tour in Sri Lanka
Our exclusive classic tour itinerary provides gateway to have a great travel memory in this tiny island Sri Lanka blended with an overwhelming dose of history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, thriving green tea regions, thrilling wildlife excursions and breathtakingly beautiful beaches to suit your fancy together staying at star class accommodation settings throughout your holiday in Ceylon!
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When to go
Any time of the year
Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport
Picture your self
Unlock the contrasts of the colourful city of Kandy
Capture shots of wildlife inclduing endangered Sri Lankan leopard in Yala
Enjoy the Beach Induced Bliss at Galle
Elephants Bathing And Playfully Splash Around In The Shallow Water In Pinnawala
The Majestic Golden Buddha Temple At The Bottom Of The Hill In Dambulla Cave Temple Complex
An Astonishing Wildlife Spotting Safari In Yala National Park
Fascinating Rumassala Temple And Its Secret Tales
Welcome to Sri Lanka! On the first day of your holiday, you will meet and greet by Blue Lanka representative and your private chauffeur guide at the lobby of Colombo International Airport. Take a leisurely drive to Negombo, where your journey begins. Check-into the hotel, recover any jetlag and spend your time at leisure.
Enjoy an early breakfast before heading to Dambulla. Along the way, stop at Pinnawala to witness orphaned gigantic animals – elephants, in their natural habitats. Other than an orphanage, it functions as a captive, nursery and a breeding ground for the elephants in need and as a home for the homeless elephants who need special care. Do not miss out milk feeding time, hence ecommend to reach there at least by 09:00 AM!
Spend next couple of days in Dambulla, climbing the magnificient ancient rock fortress and one of the archeological treasure in South Asia, Sigiriya; discovering scale models of the buildings and temples of the Polonnaruwa city, a former royal city dating back to the fifth century and go on a safari at Minneriya National Park to spot herds of elephants congregate near the giant reservoir.
Next morning after a hearty breakfast at the hotel, leave for Kandy. On the way, visit Dambulla Cave Temple with spectacular Buddha-filled interiors and also known as the best-preserved cave temple complex in the country. Thereon, stop by a spice garden to get knowledge into a deep-rooted industry of flavor generation along with their attributes. Having arrived in Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, during evening prayer services. Evening witness traditional Kandyan dancing and drumming performance. This is an energetic show accompanied by dancing troupes and drummers clad in extravagant traditional costumes ensuring a great way to spend the evening in Kandy.
After a peaceful stay in Kandy, travel towards the tea country – Nuwara Eliya which is also known as ‘Little England’. Be amazed with emerald green tea leaves, cascading waterfalls and quaint colonial buildings dotted all over place which would also make you feel like you are in an English city!
During your stay, experience the art of making Ceylon tea from withering to bulk packing with a visit to a working tea
plantation and a factory taste a freshly brewed cup of Ceylon tea. Capture absolute stunning sceneries and natural beauty
of Nuwara Eliya, breath in fresh air and take a pleasant stroll around Gregory lake in the evening are some other experiences you can enjoy.
Following a mouthwatering breakfast at the hotel, journey from hills to islands’ wild – Yala. Along the route, witness Ravana waterfall and do not forget to take a selfie with the plunging falls in the background.
Later, gather for an evening safari through Yala National Park with an expert naturalist. Keep your eyes peeled for the endangered Sri Lankan leopard as well as on other widlife such as elephants, wild boards and birdlife. In the late evening,
expect a BBQ dinner by a beautiful roaring campfire.
After a restful sleep in the wild, set off to Galle which is home to an impressive World Heritage-listed Dutch fort. This is popular as the best example for the fortified city in Asia built by Europeans by showing the mix of European architectural styles as well as South Asian traditions. In the evening, you may wander around this historic fort and watch the sunset from the ramparts. It would make sure a picture perfect end for the day!
After all good things come to an end, you will be safely driven to the Colombo international airport for a safe journey home with cherishable memories of Sri Lanka Classic Holiday! This itinerary barely scratch the surface of the accommodation settings and experiences we offer. Be inspired and let us know what you’re looking for!
Trail on the ground
Q. Do we have a chance to experience tea plucking?
A. Yes, during the tea factory visit you can enjoy a tea plucking experience.
Q. How many steps are there in Dambulla Cave Temple?
A. 364 steps are there.
Q. How can I apply visa?
A. You can apply visa through online portal https://eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
Q. Are there ATM’s available?
A. ATMs are available at many banks throughout the country.
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How they experienced it
Melli0tt26 wrote a review Nov 2019
Wont be the last visit for us!
The team at Blue Lanka Tours arranged a wonderful 9 day tour of Sri Lanka for myself and family (Husband and 2 young children (2&4). They were very accommodating and prompt to respond to any emails I sent. They made the itinerary and payment method easy to use.
From the moment the van pulled up to our Hotel and Rishan hopped out to greet us we knew the tour was going to be great. The van was so well presented (and remained that way the entire trip, despite my 2 messy children) and Rishan was so politely spoken (also spoke good English). Rishan was with us through the entire trip and kept us up to date with what was next on the itinerary, he stayed with us for the tours/climb of Lions rock, national parks visits, tea plantations, even took us to the train station (Nuwar Eliya) and waited for us to hop on before he drove and met us at the end of the line. Throughout the entire trip Rishan was incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of Sri Lanka not just where he was taking us. He gave us a good insight to day to day life in Sri Lanka, we always ate the very best food on offer, and he was incredibly great with my 2 young children. The adored him to bits and were sad to see him leave. There was nothing to inconvenient for him. We are truly thankful for Blue Lanka Tours matching us with Rishan and hope that anyone considering a tour of Sri Lanka, ask for Rishan, you will NOT be disappointed!
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Hike Little Adam’s Peak
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