Starting at $2199pp
for 13 days.
Based on two persons sharing

Culture, Heritage, Nature & Wildlife – Typical Summer Vacation – 13 Days 12 Nights

13 Days / 12 Nights

Quick look

Founded in the third century BCE, Sri Lanka boasts a heritage that spans 2,550 years. You’ll learn about Sri Lanka’s rich history at four sites recognized by UNSECO as World Heritage Sites. This trip takes you to two national parks, each with its own unique attractions, despite Sri Lanka’s status as a global center of biological variety. Pigeon Island Marine National Park is one of two marine national parks in Sri Lanka, whereas Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks are noted for having one of the biggest elephant gatherings in the world.

Almost four thousand different kinds of plants can be found at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. And mangroves, one of the world’s unique vegetations, will be closely linked to your Trinco boat safari experience

Visiting the Negombo Dry Fish Market will give you insight into the daily lives of Sri Lanka’s fishermen, the Village Tour will shed light on the country’s rural communities, and the Colombo City Walk will reveal the island’s Western influences and the ways of life of its urban residents.

Price Includes

  • Entrance fees to site visits and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All game drive jeep service charges are listed in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation for 12 days in the hotels included in the package on a bed and breakfast basis
  • According to the tour plan, transportation by airconditioned car
  • For the round tour, an English-speaking chauffeur guide will accompany you.
  • Two bottles of water per day.

Accommodation and excursions are subject on availability.

Please be advised that costs for site visits, excursions, and hotel stays may change depending on the current situation.)


  • Soak in the culture, heritage
  • Discover life style of Sri Lankan people.
  • Enjoy the wildlife and nature of Sri Lanka.
  • Relaxation on untouched sandy beaches


You can design your own tour.

Tour Map

Tour at Glance

  • Negambo dry fish market
  • Dambulla Cave Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Sigiriya Ancient City Complex Visit (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Village tour
  • Game drive – Elephants gathering at Minneriya national park.
  • Polonnaruwa Medieval City (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • Lagoon Boat Safari – Trincomalee
  • Snorkeling at Pigeon Island
  • Kandy temple of tooth relic
  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Colombo city walk.

Airport > Negambo > Dambulla > Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Trincomalee > Pasikuda > Kandy > Colombo > Airport.

Day - 01

A representative will be waiting to pick you up at the Bandaranaike International Airport and take you to your accommodation.

Drive: 15Km, approximately 30 minute’s Drive.

Leisure day at Negombo

The majority of the people who live in Negombo are Catholic, hence the area is sometimes referred to as “Little Rome” due to the abundance of Catholic churches in the area. Negombo is well-known for its extensive sandy beaches and centuries-old fishing industry. Negombo is home to a sizeable Sinhala- and Tamil-speaking Roman Catholic community.

The second-largest fish market in Sri Lanka is located in Negombo, making it an important fishing centre. Hundreds of brightly painted boats and centuries of colonial history have made Negombo a melting pot of cultures and religions.

Day - 02

After breakfast, you and your guide will head to the Negombo dry Fish Market. The next stop on your journey to Sigiriya will be at the Dambulla Cave Temple, which you and your chauffeur guide will tour before continuing on to your accommodation.

Negambo dry fish market

There are two distinct types of fish markets in Negombo. Opening at 3:30 in the morning, the wet fish market is followed by the dry fish market at 8:00. (Remember, it’s a fish market, so of course it smells like fish. Don’t come here if you’re easily bothered by strong odors.Wet fish markets are best visited around 5:00 in the morning, whereas dry fish markets are best visited at 9:00 in the morning.

Negombo’s wet and dry fish markets are teeming with life and activity, giving visitors a glimpse into the daily routine of Sri Lanka’s fishing population.

En-Route visit: Dambulla Cave Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Golden Temple of Dambulla, also known as Dambulla Cave Temple, was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1991. There are 153 statues of Buddha, three of Sri Lankan rulers, and four of other gods and goddesses. The total square footage of the murals is approximately 23,000 square feet (2,100 meters).

The Dambulla cave complex has five different caverns that date back to different epochs.

The Dambulla cave complex has five different caverns that date back to different epochs.


Day - 03

This morning, your chauffeur guide will take you to Sigiriya, an old city complex, and provide an in-depth historical overview of the area. Relaxing hotel afternoon.

Sigiriya Ancient City Complex Visit (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The city of Sigiriya was founded by King Kashyapa in the fifth century CE. UNSECO has designated Sigiriya as a world heritage site, and it is commonly referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Sigiriya is a cluster of ancient Asian cities that has been carefully maintained. It’s got four different gardens, and they’re all focused on nature. Life in fifth-century CE Sri Lanka is shown in paintings and graffiti at Sigiriya. And the water management, pottery making, geometry, and mathematics of ancient Sigiriya were all stressed.

Day - 04

Your guide and chauffeur will join you this morning for a favorite tourist activity—a hamlet safari in Habarana and Sigiriya. Following the village safari, you will visit Minneriya or Kaudulla national parks for a wildlife drive to see elephants.

Village Tour / Safari

You’ll take a catamaran boat from the lakeshore to a local’s home after a tour of the hamlet by hand tractor or bullock cart. In the villager’s home, you can partake in the preparation of a traditional lunch and mingle with the locals. After that, you take a Tuk-Tuk to get back to where you started.

Afternoon game drive – Elephants gathering at Minneriya or Kudulla national park

During the dry months of July through October, the tank acts as a’migration’ route for these large animals from many of the neighboring locations, as they search for water and new grass after the previous sources have dried up. At this time, up to 300 Asian elephants will congregate, marking the beginning of the year’s greatest elephant gathering.

Day - 05

In the morning, you and your chauffeur guide will head off to see the historic city of Polonnaruwa; in the afternoon, you may unwind back at the hotel.

Polonnaruwa Medieval City (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Polonnaruwa was originally constructed by the Sinhalese king as a fort. After the Chola dynasty’s successful invasion of the country in the 10th century, they gave it the name Jananathamangalam. Vijayabahu attacked Polonnaruwa from three fronts with three armies.In 1070, Vijayabahu took power in Polonnaruwa. At that time, Sri Lanka was known as Thambapanni.

Buddhist and Hindu temples from the 10th to the 13th centuries CE may be found in Polonnaruwa. By the end of the 13th century, Polonnaruwa had been abandoned, and its inhabitants had relocated to the south and west.

Day - 06

Your driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning, and then take you to Trincomalee in the island’s eastern region. And by the time evening rolls around, you and your chauffeur guide will be off on the water for a safari.

Drive: 100km, approximately 02 hours’ and 30 minutes’ drive

Lagoon Boat Safari – Trincomalee

Unique among plant species, mangroves prosper in salty or brackish water. Mangroves are very abundant in Trincomalee. The Trincomalee boat tour passes through this distinctive Mangrove forest. There’s a chance you’ll witness hundreds of cows swimming over the river.

Day - 07

Nilavalli in Trincomalee is a renowned snorkeling spot. Today, you and your chauffeur guide will take a trip to Pigeon Island to go snorkeling. Get some beach time in this afternoon.

Snorkelling at Pigeon Island marine national park.

It only takes around 20 minutes by boat from the main
island to get to Pigeon Island, a marine national park
on the east coast. One kilometer from the diving
center on Pigeon Island is where you’ll find stunning
corals, eels, schools of small fish, and beautifully
sketched boxfish.

Day - 08

You will be picked up in the morning and taken to Pasikuda. The road trip will take you by coastal paddy fields, farms, and rice paddies, where you may observe a wide range of flora and fauna. Unwind at the hotel for the afternoon.

Drive: 110Km, approximately 03 hours’ Drive.

Pasikudah, often spelled Pasikuda, is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka’s Batticaloa District, located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa. The name means “Green-Algae-Bay” in the ancient language of Tamil. A former Tamil fishing village on the Kalkudah River. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the subsequent Sri Lankan Civil War caused extensive destruction in Pasikuda. When it comes to shallow reef shoreline, Pasikudah boasts one of the longest spans in the globe. Water depths are just a few feet here, and the current is much weaker than it is throughout the rest of Sri Lanka’s coastlines, thus people walk for kilometers to get to the water.

Day - 09

You might choose to relax by the hotel pool or head to the beach today.

Day - 10

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll hit the road for Kandy, where you may unwind in the afternoon at your hotel.

One of the most beautiful parts of the journey is the 18 hairpin twists on the route to Kandy.

Drive: 210km, approximately 05 hour’s drive.

Day - 11

Your driver/guide will take you to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya and the Temple of the Tooth Relic after breakfast. Your chauffeur can fill you in on local lore and current events.

Kandy, at 500 meters above sea level in Sri Lanka’s wet zone, is the country’s last remaining kingdom. It is widely believed that Buddha’s left canine tooth has been preserved at the Temple of the Tooth, the most famous landmark in Kandy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in Kandy, the Royal Botanical Gardens date back to the 1940s when they were founded by the British.

Kandy Temple of tooth

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is a Buddhist shrine in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is part of the historic royal palace complex in Kandy, Sri Lanka, where the Buddha’s tooth relic is also kept. Since ancient times, the relic has been an essential element in regional politics due to the widespread belief that whoever holds it has absolute power over the region. Throughout history, Sinhalese kings have guarded the artifact. World Heritage status for the temple of the tooth is due in part to the relic housed within it.

Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya

Orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm palms are just some of the over 4000 plant kinds found in the garden. The park is 460 meters above sea level, with an average yearly rainfall of 200 days, and covers 147 acres. The National Botanic Gardens Service is in charge of it.

King Wickramabahu III came to power in 1371, and he held court in Peradeniya on the banks of the Mahaweli River, where the Botanic Gardens were first established.Specimens from Kew Garden, Slave Island, Colombo, and the Kalutara Garden in Kalutara were used to create the Peradeniya Botanical Garden in 1843.

Day - 12

You’re making the trip from Kandy to Colombo today. Several beautiful sights await you on the journey to Colombo, and your chauffeur guide will point them out along the way. In the late afternoon, you and your driver/guide will take a stroll through Colombo’s historic area.

Drive: 122km, approximately 04 hour’s drive.

Afternoon Colombo city walk

The port city of Colombo sits on the western coast of Sri Lanka, acting as the island nation’s primary entry point. Colombo is a young city compared to Sri Lanka’s 2500 years of history. In the ninth century, when Muslim traders first arrived, Colombo’s economy began to flourish. Colombo, however, grew to prominence after the entrance of western powers and became the island’s principal trading centre.

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial hub and busiest metropolis. In addition to modern buildings like Port City and Lotus Tour, Colombo is home to historic buildings from the city’s colonial era, as well as Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, Mosques, and other landmarks.

Day - 13

On the last day of your holiday in Sri Lanka, you will be transported to the airport after a leisurely breakfast.

Drive: 30Km, approximately 45 minutes’ Drive.

Heritance Negombo - Negombo

Aliya Resort and Spa - Sigiriya

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

The Calm Resort & Spa

Fox Kandy - Kandy

Jetwing Colombo Seven

Kalpitiya Beach

Kite Surfing

Dolphin & Whale Watching


Safari Tour

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