Your Travel Wishlist in Sri Lanka

Duration : 21 days / 20 nights

Tour Overview

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka by embarking on a 21-day tour in Sri Lanka that will take you everywhere from Sri Lanka's northernmost reaches to its southern beaches. Discover the breathtaking landscapes, fascinating cultures, and exciting activities the country offers.

Tour Route

Anuradhapura > Wilpattu > Mannar > Jaffna > Nilaveli > Pigeon Island > Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Kandy > Adam's Peak > Nuwara Eliya > Ella > Yala > Sinharaja > South Coast > Negombo

Tour Itinerary

Yapahuwa Kingdom - Sri Lanka

Day 1: Airport to Anuradhapura

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 Anuradhapura.

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 Anuradhapura

Activities of the day:

Visit Yapahuwa, Reswehera and Avukana Buddha statues

Isurumuniya Rajamaha Viharaya - Sri Lanka

Day 2: Anuradhapura to Wilpattu

In Wilpattu National Park, visitors have a good chance of seeing the majestic Sri Lankan Leopard, a subspecies of leopard that is found nowhere else on Earth. At daybreak and dusk, it can be seen prowling and basking fearlessly near the villu and tank habitats, where it likely finds its prey.

Overnight in Anuradhapura

Activities of the day:

Wilpattu national park safari , Anuradhapura sacred city tour, Isurumuniya, climb to Mihintale rock temple

Thanthirimale Temple - Sri Lanka

Day 2: Anuradhapura to Mannar

The town of Mannar is well-known for its baobab trees and fort, which was originally constructed by the Portuguese in 1560 but was later captured by the Dutch in 1658 and rebuilt. The churches, Hindu temples, and mosques of the modern city are a visual centerpiece.

Overnight in Mannar

Activities of the day:

Thanthirimale temple, National Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu, Mannar fort, Baobab tree, St. Lucia’s church

Jaffna Fishing Boats - Sri Lanka

Day 4: Mannar to Jaffna

Jaffna is a city on Sri Lanka's northern tip. The Nallur Kandaswamy Hindu temple is very big and has golden arches and a beautiful gopuram tower. The star-shaped Jaffna Fort, located on the coast, was originally constructed by the Portuguese in the 17th century but was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and British. The Jaffna Public Library is a sign of how the city has changed since the war. There are Dutch cannons and pre-colonial artefacts in the Jaffna Archaeological Museum.

Overnight in Jaffna

Activities of the day:

Adam’s bridge, Talaimannar pier and lighthouse, Thiruketheeswaram hindu temple, Jaffna Old Park Kachcheri, Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna fort

Nagadeepa Ancient Buddhist Temple - Sri Lanka

Day 5: Jaffna island visit

Island hopping in Jaffna is a fascinating experience. Spend the day exploring Delft Island, which is home to a small village. The ancient Nagadeepa Buddhist temple, located on Nagadeepa Island, is more convenient to visit.

Overnight in Jaffna

Activities of the day:

Delft island, Nagadeepa island, Charty Beach

Jaffna Nallur Kandaswami Kovil - Sri Lanka

Day 6: Jaffna city tour

Let's spend the day today discovering even more of the fascinating places around Jaffna.

Overnight in Jaffna

Activities of the day:

Nallur kovil, Nilavarai well, Keerimalai temple, Kadurugoda (Kantharodai) temple, Rio ice cream shop, Mango vegetarian restaurant

Nilaveli beach - Sri Lanka

Day 7: Jaffna to Nilaveli

Nilaveli Beach is a tranquil spot, perfect for those who want to unwind after their travels or indulge in some diving or snorkeling.

Overnight in Nilaveli

Activities of the day:

Jaffna market, Kanniya hot water springs, Beach relax

Nilaveli Snorkeling - Sri Lanka

Day 8: Nilaveli to Pigeon island

It's not far from Nilaveli Beach to Pigeon Island National Park. There are a total of 17 national parks in Sri Lanka, with this one being one of only two marine national parks.

Overnight in Nilaveli

Activities of the day:

Snorkeling Pigeon Island National Park, Beach relax

Pidurangala Sunset - Sri Lanka

Day 9: Nilaveli 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:

Morning beach relax, Koneshwaram hindu temple, Evening hiking to see the beautiful sunset at Pidurangala

Lankathilaka Image House - Sri Lanka

Day 10: 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 Polonnaruwa

Activities of the day:

Tour to Polonnaruwa Ancient City (you can ride a bicycle around the heritage sites or go in the same car), Minneriya / kaudulla or Hurulu National Park safari tour

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Sri Lanka

Day 11: 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, tour to Dambulla Cave Temple, Nalanda Gedige Kandyan Cultural Show, the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy viewpoint

Adam's peak / Sri Pada - Sri Lanka

Day 12: Kandy to Adam's peak

Sri Lanka's seventh tallest peak, Adam's Peak, goes by a few other names besides "Adam's Peak": "Sri Pada" (sacred footstep of Buddha) and "Samanala Kanda" (butterfly mountain). Adam's Peak is visited by pilgrims for its religious significance, but also for its stunning scenery and challenging hikes.

Overnight in Adam's peak

Activities of the day:

Nelligala temple, walking tour at the Royal botanical garden in Peradeniya Ambuluwawa Tower, Tour at a Tea Factory and a Tea Plantation, white water rafting in Kitulgala

Devon Falls - Sri Lanka

Day 13: Adam's peak 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:

Devon falls, Walking tour in Nuwara Eliya City (Ancient Post Office, Fruit & Vegetable Market, Victoria Part, Hill Club, Gregory Lake Park, if you want to savour a pleasant dinner, go to an excellent restaurant)

Nuwara Eliya Moon Plains - Sri Lanka

Day 14: Nuwara Eliya to Ella

The town of Ella has to be one of the most picturesque places to visit in all of Sri Lanka. Tourists from all over the world are drawn to the area's beautiful landscapes, but that's not all: the town is a lot of fun, thanks to its many interesting shops and excellent restaurants.

Overnight in Ella

Activities of the day:

Horton plains or Moon plains, a train ride from Nanu oya to Ella (The most beautiful train ride in Sri Lanka), Little Adam's peak

Nine Arch Bridge Ella - Sri Lanka

Day 15: Ella city tour

There are so many incredible things to do today, from exploring lush mountaintops to swimming in refreshing waterfalls around Ella city.

Overnight in Ella

Activities of the day:

Dunhinda water falls, Bogoda wooden bridge, Ella rock, Nine arch bridge

Yala National Park - Sri Lanka

Day 16: Ella 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:

Ravana Falls, Dunhinda falls, Buduruwagala Temple, a safari tour at Yala National Park

Udawalawe National Park - Sri Lanka

Day 17: Yala to Sinharaja

Situated in the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka's Sabaragamu and Southern provinces, the Sinharaja Rain Forest is a prime biodiversity hotspot. Over half of Sri Lanka's endemic butterfly and mammal species call this reserve home, as do numerous insect, reptile, and rare amphibian species.

Overnight in Yala

Activities of the day:

Udawalawe National Park safari, Elephant Transit Home

Mirissa Whale Watching - Sri Lanka

Day 18: Sinharaja to South 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:

Trekking in Sinharaja

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

Bentota Brief Garden - Sri Lanka

Day 19: 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 National Museum - Sri Lanka

Day 20: South Beach Coast to Negombo

Negombo is a popular tourist destination with its pristine beaches, historic canals, lagoons and other breathtaking views. The Porutota stretch has been known for its mushrooming pubs and restaurants for quite a long time. Since many of the star-class hotels are also found along this street, local businesses also have quite a potential, with tourists walking into them almost all the time. Shops selling souvenirs shops, swimming accessories, and clothes are also found in addition to the pubs and cafes. We will take you to discover some of the happening places in Negombo to a few known places to taste some of their signature dishes. You will also visit some of the iconic landmarks in Negombo, including the fish market, the lagoons and other sacred places of worship.

Overnight in Negombo

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)

Sri Lanka Airlines

Day 21: Negombo to Airport

Transfer you to the airport with fantastic and joylful memories in Sri Lanka.

  • 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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