Circle Sri Lanka Overview

From Anuradhapura city to the Polonnaruwa ruins, from Sigiriya rock to Mirissa, from Galle to Colombo - this is a fun, relaxing, and culture-rich tour of Sri Lanka.

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Embark on a unique, fun, culture-rich tour of Sri Lanka

A jewel in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is jam-packed with ancient sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches. From ancient Anuradhapura city and the well-preserved Polonnaruwa ruins, to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the impressive Sigiriya rock fortress, Sri Lankan culture spans more than 2,000 years and still remains vibrant and alive today. Trek through lush tea plantations, indulge in seafood feasts in quaint fishing villages and dip your toes in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa beach on this all-encompassing adventure for those seeking a unique travel experience.

  • Bliss out beachside in Mirissa
  • Cycle through the ancient Polonnaruwa ruins
  • Feast on fresh seafood on Negombo beach
  • Shop up a storm in Colombo
  • Visit the sacred Bo Tree in Anuradhapura
  • Walk the ramparts of Galle
  • Witness elephants bathing in the river in Kandy
  • Work up a sweat trekking to Sigiriya rock

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finish:

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (9 nts), Hotel (5 nts)
  • Transport:

    Auto rickshaw, Bicycle, Bus, Private Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Anuradhapura - ancient site guided bicycle tour, Bandarawela - Cooking demonstration, Bike tour, Dambulla - Cave temples guided visit, Haputale - Tea factory tour, Hill-country - 2 days guided trek, Kandy - Cultural dance performance, Kandy - Temple of the Tooth, Polonnaruwa - ancient site guided bicycle tour, Sigiriya - Rock Fortress guided visit, Uda Walawe - Elephant Orphanage

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    343kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Day 1 Negombo

Arrive in Negombo where the Circle Sri Lanka tour gets underway. Find a comfortable perch to watch the fishing boats heading out to sea. Stroll along the beach to see the daily catch drying in the sun and perhaps settle in to enjoy a fresh seafood feast.

Days 2-3 Anuradhapura

Take a guided cycle tour around the ruins of Anuradhapura city, an important ancient site, and visit the sacred Bo Tree, a symbol of the beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Day 4 Polonnaruwa

Enjoy a bicycle ride through the well-preserved, ancient Polonnaruwa ruins. Visit the famous reclining granite Buddha.

Day 5 Dambulla Caves/Sigiriya

The tour continues to the celebrated Dambulla Caves and then on to Sigiriya rock, an impressive fortress built as a royal citadel atop a 200m-high rock. Hike to the summit and be rewarded with magnificent views.

Days 6-7 Kandy

Sniff out fragrant herb gardens en route to Kandy. Join pilgrims as they visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Be entertained by a traditional dance performance and visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage to see these gentle giants bathing in the river.

Days 8-10 Bandarawela/Haputale

Head to the cool, green climes of the Bandarawela highlands. Learn the secrets of local cuisine and enjoy relaxing walks through lush tea plantations.

Days 11-12 Mirissa

Soak up the sun, relax on the beach and take a dip in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa. Perhaps hire a bike and ride to nearby fishing villages.

Day 13 Galle

Explore the colonial city of Galle and watch the sunset from the ramparts of the town's fort.

Days 14-15 Colombo

Say goodbye to the lovely south coast and travel to Colombo. Catch up on some last minute shopping before bidding farewell to magical Sri Lanka.
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