Circle Sri Lanka Overview

From Anuradhapura city to the Polonnaruwa ruins, Sigiriya rock to Mirissa and Galle to Colombo – this fun, relaxing and culture-rich tour of Sri Lanka shows you the very best of this beautiful island.

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    • 4.95 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,462
      CAD $1,483
      AUD $1,542
      EUR €1,015
      GBP £926
      NZD $1,823
      ZAR R14,033
      CHF FR1,270
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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
  • Learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine in Bandarawela
  • Shop up a storm in Colombo
  • Walk the ramparts of Galle
  • Visit the sacred Bo Tree in Anuradhapura
  • Feast on fresh seafood on Negombo beach
  • Work up a sweat trekking to Sigiriya rock
  • Cycle through the ancient Polonnaruwa ruins

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finish:

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • 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 city cycling tour, Bandarawela - Cooking demonstration & local meal, Colombo - Walking tour, Dambulla - Cave temples, Galle - Walking tour, Haputale - Tea factory tour, Kandy - Cultural dance performance, Kandy - Spice & Herb Garden visit, Kandy - Temple of the Tooth, Polonnaruwa - Cycling tour, Sigiriya - Rock Fortress, Tea Plantations, Hill Country & Local Villages trek, Uda Walawe National Park - Elephant Orphanage visit

  • 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.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,462
    CAD $1,483
    AUD $1,542
    EUR €1,015
    GBP £926
    NZD $1,823
    ZAR R14,033
    CHF FR1,270
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $97
    CAD $98
    AUD $102
    EUR €67
    GBP £61
    NZD $121
    ZAR R935
    CHF FR84
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Circle Sri Lanka Summary

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Day 1 Negombo

Get into the spirit of seaside Sri Lanka in Negombo - a historical commercial centre surrounded by a fascinating network of canals teeming with rural life.

Days 2-3 Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka's most extensive and important ancient city, Anuradhapura was ruled by Sinhalese kings when it rose to its glittering greatness over 2,200 years ago.

Day 4 Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa was the ancient capital of the Indian Chola Dynasty and its 1000-year-old remains feature beautiful palaces, temples, stupas and massive stone Buddhas.

Day 5 Dambulla Caves/Sigiriya

Dambulla's most famous attraction is a beautifully preserved complex of cave temples, which contain paintings and ancient Buddha statues, some carved from the solid rock. Built as a royal citadel on top of a 200m high rock mass, Sigiriya is an impressive fortress with some fantastic views, glorious water gardens and 5th-century frescoes.

Days 6-7 Kandy

Sri Lanka's culture capital, Kandy is a pleasant city surrounded by lush green countryside - it's home to a picturesque lake, old shops, a bustling market and some great restaurants.

Days 8-10 Bandarawela/Haputale

Another hill town once popular with British plantation managers, Bandarawela sits amidst picturesque vegetable gardens in the cool, green highlands. Set in Sri Lanka's lush central highlands, Haputale is surrounded by picturesque tea plantations, misty cloud forests and epic views.

Days 11-12 Mirissa

The beautiful beach town of Mirissa is set on a long curve of sand with lovely calm clear waters for swimming and stunning sunsets.

Day 13 Galle

Used by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British during its colourful history, the port town of Galle features an impressive Dutch fort with extensive walls containing many interesting buildings.

Days 14-15 Colombo

Sri Lanka's commercial heart, Colombo is a cosmopolitan mix of vibrant street markets, colonial buildings, interesting museums, fine restaurants and great shopping opportunities.
    • 15
    • HPSH
    • 4.95 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,462
      CAD $1,483
      AUD $1,542
      EUR €1,015
      GBP £926
      NZD $1,823
      ZAR R14,033
      CHF FR1,270
      *
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