Kandy Lake

Short Break Tour in Sri Lanka 1

Blue Lanka’s Short Break Adventures are sure to tick all the boxes, whether you’re looking for the ultimate holiday add-on or a small adventure. They are full of value, take the effort out of planning, and help you get the most out of your next vacation.

Short breaks are an excellent addition to a larger vacation/part vacation – or a short adventure in their own right. The last 2-8 days range from beach breaks to guided trips or are centered on an activity such as exploring the UNESCO Highlights in Sri Lanka, exploring the coastal areas with a bit of city, or a combination of highlights that you can see during a very short period. Departures are common and almost always assured. Short Breaks are slightly different from our round tours in that you preserve some independence during downtime, such as a more relaxing and more night.

Besides, Blue Lanka Tours’ short break tour of 04 Days is also ideal for traveling with friends, family, or a group of other enthusiasts, and we can design a custom journey just for you. It’s never been simpler to fit in a quick getaway to see the beaches, the UNESCO sites, or take a Safari to the Yala Jungles – all in just a few days in Sri Lanka but you’ll be surprised at how much you can get done for you, and cater to your requests.

Consider this 04 Days Short Break Tour as a started guide and hit us up when you need a similar one done. The team awaits your inquiry. Happy Browsing through Blue Lanka!


BIA to Sigiriya

  • Airport Pickup & Transfer to Sigiriya
  • En route visit Dambulla Caves Temple
  • Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Your first day is a direct transfer from your arrival at the airport to Sigiriya. A highlight of Sri Lanka and would allow you to cover at least two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will explore UNESCO site no.1 as you head to Sigiriya, in Dambulla. You will explore the Dambulla Cave Temples. This cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, has been a revered pilgrimage site for 22 centuries and is Sri Lanka’s biggest and best-preserved cave-temple complex. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2), as well as the 157 sculptures, are particularly significant. So this is a must-do en route and one of the highlights of this Short Break Tour.

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Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple

Sigiriya to Kandy

  • Morning explore Sigiriya Lions Rock
  • Transfer to Kandy
  • Visit Matale Alu Viharaya Temple
  • Evening Enjoy Cultural Dance Show at 05.00 pm
  • Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 02 is rather long so brace yourselves. You will start the morning by climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Return and you will check out to head to Kandy. En route you may pay a visit to Matale Alu Viharaya. You will then be taken directly to watch the Cultural Dance Show. The Kandy Lake Club Cultural Dance Show is an enthralling fusion of Sri Lankan arts, dance, and cultural heritage that is a must-see. Take advantage of this chance to learn more about cultural ethics via the Kandyan dance and Sri Lanka’s iconic national dance, the Kohomba Kapkariya.

You will then check in to the hotel to relax and enjoy a restful night in Kandy.

Aluvihare Rock Temple in Sri Lanka

Kandy to Colombo

  • Morning Blessings at Kandy Temple of Tooth
  • Explore Kandy City Tour
  • Transfer to Colombo
  • En-route visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Overnight stay in Colombo

Your Day 03 will start with the Theva Pooja in the morning seeking blessings at Kandy Temple of the Tooth. You will then explore Kandy city as you walk through the lake round, the compact colonial city, witnessing the main highlights of Kandy City. Post City Tour you will proceed to visit the infamous Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya after which you will be directly transferred to Colombo.

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Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka

Colombo to BIA

  • Explore Colombo City Tour
  • Airport Transfer

Your morning will start with a Cityscape Colombo Tour. All highlights will be capturedallowing you to witness the busy city of Colombo and all that comes with it.

Your tour will conclude in Colombo.

Gangarama Temple Sri lanka
Air plane taking off

Journey Highlights

  • Trip length: 4 Days
  • At the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Walking around the Lake in Kandy
  • Lost in the history of Dambulla Caves
  • Exploring Colombo cityscapes
  • The monkeys and the elephants you may come across while in Sigiriya
  • Vistas from the top of Sigiriya Rock
  • Taking a stroll in Pettah when in Colombo
  • The Pooja in Kandy Temple of The Tooth

Insightful Tips

  • Be mindful about your attire when you visit Temples
  • Carry your Sun Screen with you wherever you go
  • Carry your Sun Screen with you wherever you go
  • Relax & Enjoy while you explore our UNESCO World Heritage Sites


What is the best time of the day to visit Sigiriya Lions Rock?

It’s always good to go in the morning hours.

What is the biggest botanical garden in Sri Lanka?

Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya which is already included to this short break tour 01 itinerary.

Is it possible to obtain a ayurvedic treatment and from where?

Yes, it is possible. We suggest you Athreya Ayurveda Ashram in Habarana to relax with an herbal massage.

Is it safe to drink the tap water?

It is strongly advised not to drink tap water in Sri Lank It’s best to stick to treated and filtered water.