9 Day Getaway to Sri Lanka

Duration : 9 days / 8 nights

Tour Overview

Discover the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, explore the cultural hub of Kandy, and marvel at the stunning landscapes of Nuwara Eliya on this tour of Sri Lanka.

Tour Route

Anuradhapura > Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Yala > South Coast

Tour Itinerary

Yapahuwa Kingdom - Sri Lanka

Day 1: Airport to Anuradapura

Your tour expert from Lanka Tour Driver will pick you up from the airport, your hotel, or your preferred meeting point and take you to Anuradapura.

The ancient city of Anuradhapura, in the central northern region of Sri Lanka, served as the country's first capital. One of Sri Lanka's original capitals, it served as a significant hub for Theravada Buddhism for hundreds of years. UNESCO recognized the Sacred City of Anuradhapura as a World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the ancient Sri Lankan civilization that once stood there.

Overnight in Anuradapura

Activities of the day:

Yapahuwa kingdom, Reswehera temple, Aukana buddha statue

Pidurangala Sunset - Sri Lanka

Day 2: Anuradapura to Sigiriya

Sigiriya rock, Sigiriya rock fortress, Sigiriya Lion Rock or Sigiriya rock castle is Sri Lanka’s one of the most visited historical monuments, a one-day tour of Sigiriya is one of the most popular things to do for tourists in Sri Lanka.

Overnight in Sigiriya

Activities of the day:

Anuradhapura Sacred City tour, Isurumuniya, Mihintale rock walk, sunset viewing at Pidurangala

Polonnaruwa Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond - Sri Lanka

Day 3: Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa

The ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Considered Sri Lanka's second dynasty. At one point, the city of Polonnaruwa was charged with guarding the sacred tooth relic against foreign invaders. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is home to many impressive monuments, including several stupas. Polonnaruwa was the island nation of Sri Lanka's second capital (10- 12 centuries).

Overnight in Sigiriya

Activities of the day:

Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Minneriya / Kaudulla National or Hurulu National Park Safari

Temple Of The Tooth Kandy - Sri Lanka

Day 4: Sigiriya to Kandy

Kandy is a city with many cultures and one of the well-known main cities in Sri Lanka and is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. Since the Buddha's sacred tooth relic is housed there, Kandy has gained additional notoriety as a holy city. We'll take you to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya and the Temple of the Tooth, where a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined. The temple is exquisitely designed with ornamental stonework, a golden roof, and polished wood.

Overnight in Kandy

Activities of the day:

Sigiriya Rock walk, Dambulla Cave Temple, Nalanda Gedige, Kandyan Cultural Show, the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy viewpoint

Nuwara Eliya Tea Factory Tea Plantation - Sri Lanka

Day 5: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province of Sri Lanka famously known as "Little England." The city is the administrative center of the Nuwara Eliya District. It has beautiful scenery and the coldest weather in Sri Lanka. With mist covering the tops of the hills, this small city looks like it belongs in heaven. It's hard to blink for a second when you see flowers on such beautiful landscapes.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya

Activities of the day:

Walking tour at the Royal botanical garden in Peradeniya Ambuluwawa Tower Ramboda Falls Tour at a Tea Factory and a Tea Plantation

Nuwara Eliya Gregory Lake Park - Sri Lanka

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya to Yala

Yala is in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka. It is in the Hambantota district of the southern province and the Monaragala district of the Uva province. Palatupana, which is 12 km from Kirinda, is where you can enter the park. From Colombo to the place where you can get into Palatupana is 305km.

During your adventure into the wild at Yala Safari Tour in Sri Lanka, you will go through meadows and thick forests in search of some of the 44 species of wild mammals. You may encounter sloth bears, leopards, Sri Lankan elephants, and wild water buffalo during your Safari adventure in Yala National Park.

Overnight in Yala

Activities of the day:

Walking tour in Nuwara Eliya City (Ancient Post Office, Fruit & Vegetable Market, Victoria Part, Hill Club, Gregory Lake Park), a train ride from Nanu oya to Ella (The most beautiful train ride in Sri Lanka), Little Adams peak, Nine arches bridge - Ella, Ravana Falls

Tangalle Ridiyagama Safari Park - Sri Lanka

Day 7: Yala to South Beach Coast

The south coast is home to some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Southern coast of Sri Lanka is lined with beach after beach.

Overnight in South Coast

Activities of the day:

Yala National Park Morning safari

You can choose any beach area (one destination) listed below to spend this day.

Tangalle : Ridiyagama safari, Mulkirigala rock temple

Dikwella, Talalla or Hiriketiya : Hummanaya Blow Hole, Wewurukannala temple, Dondra Head lighthouse

Polhena, Mirissa, Weligama, Ahangama : Whale watching, Telijjawila snake farm

Unawatuna or Galle : Unawatuna jungle beach, Galle fort

Hikkaduwa, Ambalangoda, Iduruwa, Bentota, Beruwala or Kalutara : Ambalangoda Mask museum Sinigama dewalaya, Madu river boat Safari, Turtle conservation project, The Lunuganga architecture building, Brief garden architecture building, Kalutara bodhiya, Richmond castle, chillaxing on the beach

Unawatuna Jungle Beach - Sri Lanka

Day 8: Chillaxing on the beach

Relax and chillax on wide and long sandy beaches in Sri Lanka.

Overnight in South Coast

Activities of the day:

Relax and chillax

Colombo Galle Face Green - Sri Lanka

Day 9: South Beach Coast to Airport

Transfer you to the airport for your flight. You can go on a city tour of Colombo if you have spare time before your flight

Activities of the day:

Tour around Colombo city (Red Mosque, Galle Face Green, Old Parliament, Lotus Tower, Beira Lake, Gangaramaya Temple, National Museum, Independent Square, if you want to savour a pleasant dinner, go to an excellent restaurant)

  • Pickup and departure hotel transfers.
  • A luxury, modern, air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking driver and a professional, polite, and friendly guide. (Each identical)
  • All sightseeing according to the itinerary.
  • Free local sim card
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the vehicle
  • Parking tickets.
  • Full insurance.
  • Automotive fuel.
  • Free water in the vehicle.
  • At the same time, we can offer customized tour packages based on your preferences and free assistance in arranging the best itinerary for you at your convenience. We wish to provide you with a kind of family service.
  • Meal plan - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Entry fee charges
  • Anything else not listed in the Inclusions section
  • Tips, bar, and all other expenses
  • Visa and Airfare

Let's begin the journey

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