Shopping Tour in Sri Lanka

Shopping in Sri Lanka is a treat, as anybody who has visited this beautiful island nation will attest. There’s a lot to take home, from wonderfully created jewelry to batiks and more, at costs you’d cheerfully pay. Not only that but major towns like Colombo and Kandy sell everything from typical street to high-end stuff, leaving one spoiled for choice. From gorgeous stone artworks to glittering jewels and bright saris, shopping in Sri Lanka will make you appreciate everything that this wonderful nation has to offer its visitors.

If you’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka, make sure you go on a shopping frenzy like the natives! But first, remember, Sri Lanka is much more than just shopping. What you get in Sri Lanka as a shopping tour is not what you get in other countries. What you get is the authenticity of traditions with Handicrafts, gems, spices, silks, batiks, and many of those you wouldn’t typically get in the streets of New York. Yes, Sri Lanka does have fancy brands, but it is not for the luxury branded spoils.

The shopping tour is a combination of culture, heritage, and history. Whilst a typical shopping tour may take you more of the south, central and western provinces in Sri Lanka, Blue Lanka Tours’ shopping tour takes a little detour up North to Jaffna. Why Jaffna? Jaffna is the northern most point in Sri Lanka, closer to India. The atmosphere, the streets, the culture, its all a mini India. Streets are full of colourful delights of many local sweets and drinks. You also get the Indian Saari culture in Jaffna which you may not be able to find in another place more so authentic than in Jaffna streets.

This shopping tour also combines the attractions of UNESCO Sites, Village tours, City Tours and many more of everything that you need to see when in Sri Lanka in the middle of your shopping spree.

Blue Lanka Tours’ Shopping Tour is always a top choice of our beloved clients. Whilst, the itinerary is a guiding light, clients are free to tweak it as they wish as we tailor make all tours to fit your dates, preferences and selections.

Read through the Shopping Tour Itinerary and hit us up on our chat box to get more details. Happy Reading !!!

At a glance

Trip length

15 days


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When to go

November to March


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

In Jaffna – having Rio Ice cream

Walking through streets of Galle Fort and shopping

Visiting handicrafts in the making in Kandy

In a spice garden surrounded by the best of Lankan Spices


Not to miss in this tour

HandicraftsHandicrafts and the making of them are a delight to your eyes

ElephantExperience the Sri Lankan Batik culture

GemsThe importance of gems in Sri Lanka

souvenirsLittle shops that have souvenirs for friends and family

Day 1 BIA to Chilaw

• Airport Pickup and Transfer to Chilaw
• Overnight stay in Chilaw

Day 2 Chilaw to Jaffna

• Morning Visit to a Local Fish Market – ‘Lellama’
• Transfer to Jaffna
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight stay in Jaffna

Day 3 Jaffna

• Visit to Nallur Kovil
• Explore Jaffna Museum
• Taste Ice- Cream at Famous Rio Ice Cream Bar
• Visit to Jaffna Public Library
• Visit to Jaffna Fort
• Overnight Stay in Jaffna

Jaffna Fish Market
Day 4 Jaffna to Dambulla

• Morning Enjoy a Market Tour in Jaffna City
• Transfer to Dambulla
• Relax and Enjoy Hotel Facilities
• Overnight stay in Dambulla

Sigiriya Rock
Day 5 Dambulla

• Morning Visit to Dambulla Local Market
• Experience Sri Lankan Village Tour
• Evening Exploration of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
• Overnight stay in Dambulla

Day 6 Dambulla to Kandy

• Transfer to Kandy
• En Route Visit to a Spice Garden Where You Can Buy Edible Souvenirs That You
Can Take Back Home
• Stop at a Brassware Village to See the Process of Making Brassware Items
• Blessings at Kandy Tooth Relic Temple During Theva Time
• Overnight stay in Kandy

Exclusive Kandyan Dance Performance
Day 7 Kandy

• Sightseeing Around Kandy City and Lake by Tuk-Tuks
• Visit to a Handloom and Batik Making Factory
• Visit to a Gem Lapidary Where You Can Witness Gem Making Process and Buy if
• Evening Witness Cultural Dance Show
• Overnight stay in Kandy

Denuwara Menike Intercity Express Train
Day 8 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

• Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
• En Route Witness Ramboda Waterfall
• Visit to a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory
• Experrience Tea Plucking and Tea Tasting
• Evening Drive Through Little England
• Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Elephants at Udawalawe National Park
Day 9 Nuwara Eliya to Ella to Yala

• Take a Scenic Train Ride to Ella from Nanu Oya
• Transfer to Yala
• En Route Witness Ravana Waterfall
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight stay in Yala

Day 10 Yala

• Morning Exploration of Countryside of Yala
• Witness Buffaloa Curd Making Process | Pottery Making | Palmyrah Weaving
• Afternoon Jeep Safari in Yala National Park
• Overnight stay in Yala

Day 11 Yala to Galle

• Transfer to Galle
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Evening Exploration of Galle Fort
• Overnight stay in Yala

Day 12 Galle

• Morning Learn to Carve and Paint a Traditional Sri Lankan Mask with The Help of
a Celebrated Mask Carving Artist. Later Visit to a Mask Museum.
• Afternoon Take a Stroll in the Streets of Galle City and Fort
• Overnight stay in Galle

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Day 13 Galle to Colombo

• Transfer to Colombo
• En Route Visit to a Sea Turtle Conservation Center
• Visit to Witness Coconut Husk Products,
• Overnight stay in Colombo

Day 14 Colombo

• Morning Exploration of Colombo City
• Enjoy Shopping in Colombo
• Relax at The Hotel
• Overnight stay in Colombo

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 15 Galle to BIA

• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. What I can shop for in Sri Lanka?
A. Gems & Jewelry, Ceylon Tea, Wooden Masks, Antiques, Sri Lankan Sarees, Handicrafts, Souvenirs, Spices.

Q. What is the best time to visit Jaffna?
A. Anytime between January to March would be best.

Q. Does Sri Lanka exports gems?
A. Gems purchased in Sri Lanka can be exported either by air freight or by hand by the owner. Ratna gems are submitted to the National Gems and Jewelry Authority along with the Common Customs Declaration.

Q. Can I pay with my debit/credit card?
A. You can, but not everywhere. Major stores accept Visa and MasterCard, but you won’t find this option in local shops, markets, and restaurants. So the best way is to always have some cash with you.

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Insightful Tips

  • Always take clothes that are very comfortable and easy
  • Be prepared for more stops along the way for your shopping tour
  • Always remember to carry LKR with you when you go to small shops
  • Always relax, enjoy, and indulge in everything throughout the tour

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