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Sri Lanka in a Nutshell
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-99

6 Days / 5 Nights Trip to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in a Nutshell

Explore the natural, cultural and spiritual splendours of this island paradise, with a fun group of international travellers who love travel and adventure as much as you do!
Together, you’ll enjoy a holiday that is like the perfect Sri Lankan curry: colourful, full of flavour and remarkably good for you. Explore charming cities and revered temples, shop in local markets, eat lots of curry, and enjoy the company of your new friends throughout.


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  • Duration
    6 Days
  • Starting From
    $997
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Destination Services
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Explore Colombo
Highlight #1
Explore Colombo
Wander a crazy, chaotic, colourful jumble of mosques, temples and shops selling everything from  heaps of fierce-looking chillies to cut-price gems
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Sri Lanka is one of the world's most fascinating island destinations. It's tropical, filled with elephants and jungle, unspoiled beaches and buddhas and should be on your top travel destination bucket list!

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Itinerary

ARRIVAL COLOMBO

Meet and assist on arrival at Airport & Proceed to Colombo




Overnight  in Colombo

  Hotel:  None

COLOMBO - DAMBULLA (160 km - 3 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Dambulla 

Evening Visit Dambulla Cave Temple (Optional): In the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land, which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting.

Overnight in Dambulla

  Hotel:  None

DAMBULLA - KANDY (73.4 km - 2.5 hrs)

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Kandy 

En route, visit Spice Garden in Matale (Optional): - An agricultural zone in the Central Province, Matale seldom drops off the maps due to its remarkable contribution through flagship crops of the island extending from tea, rubber & vegetables to spices. Spearheading the Rebellion back in 1848, Matale today takes immense pride in its story woven around spices. Stop by the side of a spice garden - into which you will be most welcome - and observe the therapeutic values of spices & processes over a refreshing cup of herbal tea! Or spend some time idling on the hardened streets if you mean a real town adventure filled with voices and colors.

Evening Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy (Optional): Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts center, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. 

Enjoy Cultural Show in Kandy (Optional): Fine tune your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.

Overnight in Kandy 

  Hotel:  None

KANDY - SOUTH WEST COAST (222 km - 6 hrs)

After breakfast at hotel proceed to South West Coast 

Galle (Optional), the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk the Dutch-haunted streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions today flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidences of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries. Walk clockwise within the fort to observe the 'old gate' carrying the British coat of arms. Flanking the old gate is the Zwart bastion - the oldest of all - and the lighthouse standing 18 feet in its glory next to the Point Utretcht Bastion. This Dutch bliss is painted with streets that spread in a rectangular grid pattern pierced with houses carrying Dutch colonial style verandas. Hop into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex to be mesmerized by an array of souvenir selections. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture, Galle!

Overnight  in South West Coast

  Hotel:  None

SOUTH WEST COAST- COLOMBO (125 km - 2 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel & morning at leisure or free for own activities

Afterwards proceed to Colombo.

 Enjoy Colombo City & Shopping Tour (Optional): The throbbing metropolis, Colombo - located in the West - is not only the country's commercial capital, but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course - horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip - furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah & tune into the Floating Market - an offbeat shopping experience - or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City - an offshore city - featuring parks, commercial complexes & even an F1 track! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards 'Arcade' facing a historic waypost, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the 'walk-over fish tank', have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewelry & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Or, jazz up to Colombo's night life spiced by night clubs & casinos that borderline its bustle. If you're lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection!



Overnight  in Colombo

  Hotel:  None

DEPARTURE COLOMBO

After breakfast proceed to Airport for departure 

Breakfast included

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Operated with English-Speaking driver/guide 

 5 nights' accommodation

 5 Breakfasts

 Inbound and outbound airport transfer  from Colombo Airport.

 Meet and greet on day 1

Not Included

 Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals throughout the tour.

 Tips and porterage

 Flights, travel insurance and anything else not stated in the programme 

 Entrance fees to places of interest

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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