The island country of Sri Lanka offers an array of beauteous beaches, adventurous activities, breathtaking hills and monuments and ruins, steeped in history to choose from.
Revel in the natural beauty and lovely weather of the Buddhist town of Kandy. Visit the beautiful Kandy Lake and watch local artists mesmerize you with their performance. Get smitten by the stunning beauty and places of touristic importance in Nuwara Eliya. Witness the tableau of beauty on the Madu River cruise in Bentota and watch turtles hatch at the hatchery. Finally witness the cosmopolitan life of Colombo.
Our travel experts have packed in the most important places to visit in these 6 days for you using their specialist skills. A quick but truly memorable vacation to Sri Lanka awaits you.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival Colombo – Kandy
After landing at Colombo Airport, you will meet a representative, who will take you to the hotel.
During the city tour, you will see the most famous landmark sites like Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, World Trade Centre, Fort, Old Parliament Building, Independence Hall, Gangaramaya Temple and the National Museum.
In the evening, you can explore the city more and let your inner shopaholic loose in the enchanting markets of Colombo.
After this enriching tour, head back to the hotel, where you will enjoy a hearty dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 2 – Colombo – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Kandy
Begin your second day in the island paradise with a delicious breakfast, and then head towards Kandy.
On the way, you will stop at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which in recent times has become extremely popular with couples. Playing with and nurturing orphaned elephants is a rather fulfilling experience for every tourist who visits the place.
You may also visit a spice garden and attend a cultural show during the day.The cultural show is famous among tourists to the hill capital, Kandy. The show is performed in the evening and runs for approximately one hour, during which the spectators are held spellbound by the colourful acts on show. Sri Lankan drummers exhibit their skills, and divers forms of dance can be witnessed, all executed with skill and enthusiasm.
From here, move further to Kandy, and visit the Gems Museum.
Thereafter, you will transfer to the hotel for a scrumptious dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 – Dreamy Nuwara Eliya (Nuwaraeliya – Little England)
Commence the day with a nutritious breakfast at your hotel before you begin your onward journey to Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’ – Nuwara Eliya. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and freshen up to begin the day’s activities.
Clean and splendid climate, incredible views of the valleys, mountains, and meadows and lots of greenery is what attracts tourist to this destination. Begin sightseeing with a visit to the Hakgala Botanical Garden (Enterance of Direct payment), which is famed for its abundant plantation of varied roses and orchids. Take a walk around the garden, and you will be captivated by its gracefulness; while you are there, don’t forget to stop by the tiny ponds and admire the water lilies and lotus.
Later in the day, you can plan a short visit to one of the many tea factories in the region and understand the production process before you enjoy a steaming cup of some of the world’s finest Orange Pekoe tea.
End the day with a wholesome dinner at a local restaurant before you retire for the night. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
Day 4 – Bentota in all its Magnificence (Bentota – Golden Sandy Beaches)
Refuel your energies with a hearty breakfast at your hotel before you head out for your next destination – Bentota, the land of golden sandy beaches. On your arrival, check into your hotel.
Next, head towards the day’s adventure at the Madu River. On your arrival at the location, you will enjoy a mesmerizing River Boat Cruise that takes you along the river, passing through dense mangroves. While on this cruise, you will easily spot monitor lizards and cormorants and kingfishers and egrets only unique to the region here.
End the day with a palatable dinner at a local restaurant and retire to your hotel. Overnight stay at Bentota.
Day 5 – Oh! Bentota, yo Beauty
Wake to a splendid morning in Bentota and have some delectable breakfast at hotel.
Head out Bentota Turtle Hatchery (Enterance of Direct payment) and be greeted by huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings of different species. You can hold them in your hands and tour the place to learn interesting facts from the knowledgeable staff at the Hatchery. The best part of the visit to this site is that you get to release some of the turtles back into the sea during sunset.
Later enjoy 2 Optional water sports activity, and rest of the day at leisure.
The long and tiring day comes to an end with a lip-smacking dinner at your hotel. Overnight stay at Bentota.
Day 6 – Home Calling (Departures)
This day marks the end of your extraordinary vacation in the land of Sri Lanka. Enjoy a pleasant breakfast at your hotel and head to the airport for your flight back home.