Sri Lanka Itinerary 7 Days
Looking for a short holiday to relax, unwind and also indulge in some fun activities? This Sri Lanka itinerary 07 days is just what you need. A one week tour of the country’s attractions will give you a gist of beaches, hill country, wildlife and everyday life in Sri Lanka. To top it all, the luxury accommodation provides an ideal atmosphere to unwind and prepare for days full of memorable activities!
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Any time of the year
Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport
Picture your self
Obtaining blessings from Monks at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Getting on board for an exciting and beautiful train journey from Nanu Oya to Ella.
Capturing shots of leopards and other wildlife at Yala National Park.
Meet The Rescued And Abandoned Elephants In Pinnawala
Summiting The Magnificent Lion Rock In Sigiriya
Get The Imprint Of You Face On The Train Window
Cruise In A 4wd On A Wildlife Safari Searching Leopards
As you exit the Bandaranaike International Airport, a Blue Lanka Representative will greet you and guide you towards a luxury chauffeur driven vehicle which will take you around the country. This representative will be your driver cum guide throughout the tour. To begin your Sri Lanka itinerary 7 days, you will be taken to the neighboring town of Negombo where you will check in to Jetwing Blue on a bed and breakfast basis for the first night.
Early next morning, you will depart to Sigiriya. En-route, you will stop at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage for some one-on-one interaction with the Elephants of Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, you will visit the ‘Lion’s Rock’ in Sigiriya – approximately 1200 steps to climb. This rock climbing activity is do-able and recommended for most tourists as you get to see some beautiful engraved frescoes of the ancient era and also the remnants of a fortress at the top of the rock, not forgetting the tremendous view from the summit. Aliya resort and spa is where you will be staying in Sigiriya.
After breakfast the next morning, you will head towards Kandy after exploring the nearby Dambulla Cave Temple (300-400) steps to climb. Three and a half hours later, you will reach Kandy, after having visited the Ayurvedic Herbal Gardens on the way. In Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth and then check in to Golden Crown Hotel on day 3 of your Sri Lanka itinerary one week.
Have an early breakfast on day 4 and then visit the Royal Botannical Gardens in Kandy to discover a wide range of fauna including some beautiful orchids. Next, prepare for a three hours drive to Nuwara Eliya. On the way, you will visit the gorgeous Ramboda waterfalls, a picturesque tea plantation and also a tour of a tea factory. In Nuwara Eliya, you will check in to the Grand Hotel for a night, inclusive of breakfast the next morning.
By 9.30 am on day five of this Sri Lanka itinerary one week, you have to be at the Nanu Oya railway station for the most scenic train journey in Sri Lanka – from Nanu Oya to Ella. It is advisable to make your bookings early for this train ride in order to get seats on a good carriage. Your Blue Lanka chauffeur will pick you up with your bags at the Ella railway station and then drive you to Yala (two and a half hours). You have the remaining day to relax and indulge in the luxury surroundings of Jetwing Yala.
Early the next morning, a jeep safari ride will await at your hotel to take you for a game drive at the Yala National Park. Mingle with the wildlife and try to spot the rare leopard if you are lucky! The game drive should be done by early morning (before the sun gets too hot) and you can have your breakfast then (or you could opt for a picnic pack before you leave for the safari). Next, check out from the hotel and depart to Galle – three and a half hours from Yala, located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. En route, you will visit the Weligama fish market and when in Galle, take a tour of the Dutch Fort and its surroundings. A luxury ocean view room at Amari Resort awaits you in the evening.
After breakfast on day 7, checkout and head towards the bustling city of Colombo (2 hours drive). In Colombo, you will be shown around the city and taken to visit the Gangarama Temple, Manning Market, Pettah and Fort area, Old Parliament Building, Galle Face Green, Independence Square, BMICH, Townhall and Lotus Pond area. This city tour will only be possible if your onward departure is towards the latter part of the day or better yet, towards the night. The airport is another hour’s drive from Colombo.
You have now completed the Sri Lanka itinerary 07 days with Blue Lanka Tours. To book this package or make any alterations to the duration or place to visit, feel free to contact our friendly travel consultants to guide you.
Trail on the ground
Q. How long does it take to climb Sigiriya Lions Rock?
A. It does take between 1.5 hours and 3 hours – depending on your fitness, how crowded the place is and how many pictures you are shooting.
Q. Can I visit Kandy Temple of Tooth at Pooja Time?
A. Yes you can. Pooja times are 05.30AM, 09.30AM and 06.30PM.
Q. In which sites I supposed meet special guides?
A. In UNESCO Sites such as Sigiriya Lions Rock, Dambulla Caves Temple and Kandy Temple of Tooth you will meet special site guides.
Q. Will I get a reserved seat in the Nanu Oya to Ella train?
A. Yes, we will book the train tickets in advance on behalf of you.
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