Sri Lanka Signature
Explore the treasures of this mysterious country with an in-depth, 10 day tour! Explore the City of Kings, meet local monks who have taken a traditional vow of silence, and hike through some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes! Your knowledgeable, private guide will show you the ropes here- just sit back, relax, and enjoy paradise! From UNESCO Heritage Sites of Anuradhapura and Lion Rock to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, you’ll be able to see the most amazing sites in Sri Lanka. Truly, some of the most amazing tropical natural landscapes are home in Sri Lanka. Throughout the trip, you will also be getting immersed in the rich culture of Sri Lanka and tasting their local cuisine. Make your cameras and phones ready to capture every moment of your trip cause you won’t want to forget any of it.
1 Day in Kotugoda
3 Days in Sigiriya
3 Days in Kandy
1 Day in Ella
2 Days in Galle
Day 1 Colombo - Kotugoda (airport meet and greet)
Welcome to Sri Lanka! You will transfer via private vehicle from the international airport to Kotugoda, where your journey will begin.
Day 2 Kotugoda - Sigiriya (vehicle transfer)
Today you’ll transfer from Kotugoda to Sigiriya via private vehicle. Upon arrival, your first stop will be the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Anuradhapura, where you’ll have the chance to view the sacred fig tree Sri Maha Bodhi. Later, you’ll discover the mysterious archaeological site of Kaludiya Pokuna where you may very well run into monks who have taken a vow of silence!
Day 3 Sigiriya (5 hour tour)
Today you’ll venture out to the ancient rock configuration known as Pidurangala. Hike for about an hour as you take in the picturesque views of a region barely touched by man. Later, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Sri Lanka’s second medieval capital, Polonnaruwa or take in the sights and sounds of one of the region’s many wildlife parks.
Day 4 Sigiriya (5 hour tour)
Today, travel back in time to Lion Rock, one of the region’s grandest rock fortresses. Built by King Kashyapa, what remains of the enormous structure is less than 20% of what it used to be- but still acts as one of the most well-preserved examples of ancient urban planning on the planet. Your excursion will take about 1.5- 3 hours. Later, discover Ritigala- a region home to 70 rock caves and absolutely incredible ancient history.
Day 5 Sigiriya - Kandy (4 hour vehicle transfer, half day tour)
Transfer to Kandy today via private vehicle. The 4-hour journey includes a stop at the renowned Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a journey to the town’s quaint local markets, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample exotic foods like wood apple, jackfruit, and rambutan!
Day 6 Kandy
Explore the last capital of the Sinhalese kingdom today. Discover the city’s local markets and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, before grabbing some delicious cuisine at The Royal Bar. The spot is known for its spicy deviled chicken, chickpeas, tapa, and “arrack”, the town’s “rocket fuel” drink.
Day 7 Kandy - Ella (6 hour train transfer)
Embark on a scenic train ride through the nation’s hill country today. After your 6-hour journey, your guide will escort you to your lodgings.
Day 8 Ella - Galle (3 hour tour, 5.5 hour transfer)
Traverse the country’s highlands for a bird’s eye view of the city today. Your hike will take roughly an hour. Those looking for more of a challenge can hike the Ella Rock- which includes a walk across a swinging metal bridge. This particular hike takes about three or four hours, and hikers must be in good shape. Later, transfer to Galle via private vehicle.
Day 9 Galle (4 hour tour)
Enjoy a private, two hour walking tour of some of the Sri Lankan islands must-see sites today. Explore charming, rustic shops, colonial mansions, and delicious cuisine. Later, experience a traditional feast from Mother Ashanti and her husband, Father Sam.
Day 10 Galle (3 hour transfer, airport transfer home)
Transfer from Galle to the Sri Lankan International Airport for your journey home today- but be sure to stop at a traditional Sri Lankan home for a farewell meal before you go! We hope you like curry!
Minneriya National Park, Water Fountains, Mapangala fortress
National Museum of Kandy, Horton Plains National Park, Udawattakele Forest Reserve
Ravana Falls, Ella Rock, Dhowa rock temple
Unawatuna Beach, National Museum of Galle, Historical Mansion Museum
Private Day Trip to Hiriwadunna Village and Sigiriya from Kandy
Trek the Sri Lankan interior on this intimate tour of the wildlife and local scene.
Deep Sea Fishing and Whale Watching Day Trip
Enjoy some deep-sea fishing on a day trip from Mirissa, and catch a glimpse of majestic sperm and blue whales!
Half-Day Lagoon and Village Cycling Tour in Galle
Enjoy an immersive tour of the city via bike! Pedal down dirt and gravel roads, and learn the art of crab catching and rope making!
Weather and climate
The south-western monsoon brings rain to the south-west of Sri Lanka between May and September, while the dry season in this region runs from December to March. Temperatures remain constant year-round.
Cuisine & Wine