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Colombo - Negombo - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Colombo

Sri Lanka is a gem of a country so no surprise that it is known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. It earned this name due to its incredible beauty and huge biodiversity. A growing tourist destination, now is the time to visit Sri Lanka as a holiday here is sure to delight. 

Our 8 Day Tour gives you a great taste of this amazing country and takes you to some of the wonderful highlights of Sri Lanka as you can see from the photos and itinerary.

This is a Private Tour meaning you will have your own personal guide, driver and private car. 

* Price includes 7 nights' accommodation, air-conditioned vehicle, all entrance fees, guides, daily breakfast and more. Price does not include international return flights to or from Sri Lanka. 


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Day 1: Arrival in Colombo, Sri Lanka

On arrival in Colombo you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in Negombo.

Overnight in Negombo: Hotel Lavinia / Rani Beach or similar - Standard Room (Standard); Goldi Sands or similar - Standard Room (Deluxe); JW Beach Resort or similar - Standard Room (Super Deluxe)

Day 2: Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and drive to Sigiriya 

Today you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - a truly wonderful experience. The drive here is approximately 2 hours. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 to home and nurture young elephants that had lost their mothers. Baby elephants are dependent on their mums for the first 2 - 3 years and often stay together much longer. The orphanage is also home to injured elephants and those who have been displaced due to loss of their natural environment.

Here you can watch the elephants play and bathe in the river - a visit is sure to leave you with a smile on your face. 

After your time here, continue on to Sigiriya where your driver will take you to your hotel. The drive is approximately 2.5 hours. 

Overnight in Habarana/Sigiriya: Kassapa Lions Rock / Lario Resort or similar - Standard Room (standard); Habarana Village by Cinnamon or similar - Standard Room (Deluxe); Cinnamon Lodge or similar (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 3: Discover Sigiriya Rock Fortress and go on safari in Minneriya National Park

Today visit the World Heritage Sigiriya Rock Fortress, also known as Lion Rock due to the huge lion's paws carved into the bedrock. A rock that rises out of the jungle with a flat-topped summit, it is home to ruins of an ancient city. The views from the top are astounding and Sigiriya is a highlight of any trip to Sri Lanka. 

Please note: To get to the top there are a series of staircases. 

Afterwards return to the hotel in the late afternoon and continue on to the Minneriya National Park and take a jeep safari. The park is something of a transit lounge for elephants travelling from Kaudulla to the Wasgamuwa National Park. In the dry season (June to September) the park has around 200-300 Asian elephants. "The Gathering" refers to the annual meeting of elephants (reported to be the largest known wild gathering of Asian Elephants) who come together at the Minneriya tank where the elephants drink, bathe and keep an eye out for a mate. 

Optional: If in addition to the above, you would like to include a visit to Polonnaruwa we can arrange this for you. It makes it quite a long day as you will be collected from your hotel around 7am and not return until the evening. 

Polonnaruwa is where kings once ruled and the archaeological park is filled with the former glory of Sri Lanka. There are hundreds of ancient structures including statues, stupas, temples and tombs. A highlight of Polonnaruwa is the Gal Vihare complex - four massive images of Buddha that have been carved from a single slab of granite.

Overnight in Habarana/Sigiriya: Kassapa Lions Rock / Lario Resort or similar - Standard Room (standard); Habarana Village by Cinnamon or similar - Standard Room (Deluxe); Cinnamon Lodge or similar (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple, Spice Gardens and Kandy

After breakfast, your driver will collect you and take you to the World heritage Dambulla Cave Temple complex - an amazing temple that is built underneath a huge rock. This temple is in use today and has been since the 3rd century BC. You can explore the cave temple, the rock paintings and over 150 Buddha statues.

After your time here, continue on to Kandy stopping at the Matale Spice Gardens en route. 

The drive from Dambulla to Kandy is approximately 3 hours. 

Overnight in Kandy: Rivendell Hotel / Swiss Residency or similar - Standard Room (Standard); Hotel Topaz or similar - Standard Room (Deluxe); Earl's Regency or similar - Standard Room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: The exotic city of Kandy and Buddha's tooth!

Set on a plateau amongst the rainforest with mountain views from every angle, the city of Kandy is a spectacular place to visit. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, traditional life, folklore and legends have been kept alive in this small city. The surrounding villages are the heart of Sri Lanka's handicraft industry - these include the world’s best blue and star sapphires as well as many other varieties of precious stones and silver and gold jewellery.

Enjoy a city tour of Kandy including the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - home to a tooth of Buddha (you won't actually see the tooth as it is kept in a golden casket). 

Visit the Royal Botanic Garden in Peradeniya. The history of the gardens goes back to 1371 AD when the garden was only used by the then King and his officials. It has a collection of about 4000 plant species including Giant Bamboo, over 180 species of orchids and the large Ehetu tree which spreads its foliage out to a staggering 2000 square meters.

In the evening enjoy a cultural dance show. 

*For certain departures in August, enjoy the Kandy Esala Perahera Festival. It is also known as the Festival of the Tooth and is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka. It is an annual procession that pays homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha - a colourful and lively festival with traditional dances and costumes, fire-dancing, great food and much more. 

Overnight in Kandy: Rivendell Hotel / Swiss Residency or similar - Standard Room (Standard); Hotel Topaz or similar - Standard Room (Deluxe); Earl's Regency or similar - Standard Room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Discover Nuwara Eliya, its tea and cooler climate

After breakfast at your hotel you will be collected and taken to the train station in Kandy for a scenic and famous train ride to Nanu Oya*. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit back and enjoy the scenery - the train route passes through a spectacular part of the countryside. 

In Nanu Oya, you will be met at the train station and driven on to Nuwara Eliya. Translating to "City of Light" this lovely town is also called Little England as the effects of colonial days are still felt here and the climate is somewhat cooler. Home to the famous Ceylon Tea, some of the world's best tea comes from this area. The mountain slopes are a spectacular sight covered in the bright green tea plantations, all adding to the unique character of Nuwara Eliya.

Visit Gregory Lake, Strawberry farms as well as a tea factory and tea plantation - a must do when in Sri Lanka tea country!

*Please note: We do our best to book the trains and the majority of the time we can arrange either First Class or Second Class seats. Occasionally we have to book Non AC Class and at times we may not be able to book the train for you - there are some government controls and regulations around the booking process. If we are not able to book you on the train we will arrange your transfer by car - the journey by road is also picturesque and you can stop at various points along the way including some waterfalls. 

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya: Royal Hills / Heaven Seven or similar - Standard Room (Standard); Araliya Green Hills or similar - Standard room (Deluxe); Araliya Green City or similar - Standard Room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Morning at leisure and on to Colombo

Spend the morning at leisure in Nuwara Eliya. Your driver will collect you for the 4.5 hour drive to Colombo. Enjoy your evening in the capital city - Colombo is a great place to eat, especially in the old quarters.

Overnight in Colombo: Ocean Edge Suites / Global Towers or similar - Standard room (Standard); Mount Lavina Hotel or similar - Standard Room (Deluxe); Cinnamon Lake Side or similar - Standard Room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Time to go home or on to your next destination

This morning take a city tour to see the highlights of Sri Lanka's capital. Your driver will then take you to the airport in time for your flight.  

Meals included: Breakfast


All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.

  • 8 day private tour of Sri Lanka.
  • 7 nights' accommodation 
  • Daily breakfast
  • Air-conditioned car or minivan for all transfers as per itinerary (includes free WIFI when available). 
  • English speaking guide (who will also be your chauffeur). 
  • Chauffeur driven air-conditioned car as per itinerary. 
  • All airport transfers – a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
  • Assistance at airports and all major cities. 
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and parks as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during journeys and transfers (2 bottles per person per day). 
  • Free mobile SIM card on arrival. 
  • Watch the loveable elephants bathe themselves and frolic in the river at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - a delightful experience.
  • Climb to the top of Sigiriya - a highlight of any trip to Sri Lanka and referred to by the locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World. 
  • Explore and take a jeep sarfari in Minneriya National Park - a haven for Asian Elephants. 
  • Discover the Dambulla Cave Temple and its beautiful Buddha statues.
  • Explore the UNESCO town of Kandy in the hills, visit the famous Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic and enjoy a city tour.
  • Enjoy a train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya. This train ride comes highly recommend by our customers and is a great way to see the spectacular scenery. 
  • Travel to the heart of Sri Lankan tea and hill country - Nuwara Eliya, also known as Little England. 

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - 8D Highlights Map

How to get there:

This tour starts and ends at Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

If you are wanting to know more about how far it is between destinations and how long your flight will take, you can visit and use their trip calculator.

    To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

    Visa information: 
    If a visa is required for any country you are visiting it is each travellers responsibility to ensure they have obtained a valid visa prior to travel. Every country has different requirements and it also depends on the nationality of the passport you are travelling on. 

    To find out the visa requirements for your destination, you can check here with Visalink.

    If a visa is required you can use the services on the same link, or you may wish to apply directly yourself.

    In addition to the above link, we have provided some more information on visas here: Visa Information page

    Please note: Every country has different visa requirements and charges. To support we attempt to provide you with the latest information and links. However, please be aware that it is each traveller’s responsibility (and not Travelbay’s) to ensure that you have a valid visa if required for any country you visit.

    Currency information:
    The currency used in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee.

    What currency to take with you is a personal choice. Some people prefer to take US$ cash as a backup whilst others prefer to take AUD$ cash – it depends on what you are comfortable with. There are ATM machines available and you should let your bank know that you will be using your card over there to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

    Vaccination information:
    Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

    Sri Lanka has experienced outbreaks of Dengue Fever in the recent past. We recommend speaking with your doctor about Dengue Fever if you have any concerns. The best form of protection against Dengue Fever is to simply protect yourself from mosquito bites. We recommend wearing long pants and tops along with a good quality mosquito repellent (with a concentration of at least 10% DEET, although DEET should be avoided on young children). You can also travel with a plug-in mosquito repellent to use in your room at night.

    Electricity and Adaptors
    A useful resource to find out what plug or adaptor you might need for any country can be found by clicking here: and then selecting the country or countries you are visiting.

    Sri Lanka has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season. Parts of the hill country can be temperate and cool. Colombo lies 7° North of the equator and so temperatures are hot all year round with minimal difference throughout the year. The average temperature is around 28°C to 30°C. May to August are the warmest months and this coincides with the rainy season. 

    Monsoon season: There are 2 different monsoons in Sri Lanka - one relating to the Northern and Eastern regions and the other relating to the Southern and Western areas. It is the latter that is relevant for this particular tour and is called the Yala monsoon. It brings rain between May and September. In general when it does rain, the downpours are usually short and sharp. 

    Dry season: In the South Western areas of Sri Lanka the dry season runs from December to March. 

    Peak season: The end of December and into February is peak season for travel in Sri Lanka.

    September to April is a popular time for visitors’ due to the milder and cool climate. 

    In February, Chinese New Year is celebrated and there can be an increase in tourists at this time of year. 

    July and August is a popular time to travel to Kandy as the Esala Perahera festival is on at this time (the dates vary each year according to the moon).  

    Travelbay tip: Ask the local guides about the best places to dine.

    Vehicle description:

    For information on vehicles used in Sri Lanka, please click here: Sri Lanka Tours - Vehicle Information

    Tipping tips:

    Tipping is entirely at your discretion. 

    In response to some customers questions here are a few guidelines:

    It is usual to tip the waiters, porters, guides and drivers. Tips are not included in the bills for hotels, transport companies or any other suppliers. At hotels and restaurants, about 10% of the bill is usually acceptable. Tipping is not necessary for taxis or for cheaper restaurants. It is a good idea to check if service charges are included in your restaurant bill. If not, a tip of 10% of the total bill is normal. 

    Although we give below a few general guidelines, it is to be remembered that tipping is a sign of gratification for good service, and therefore please view the guidelines as the middle ground, which can be adjusted depending on the level of service you feel you have received. 

    Please note the below amounts are per person for individual travellers and are based on US Dollars. 

    • Driver/Guide: USD 5 - 10 per day 
    • Driver for Jeep Safari: USD 3 - 5 per ride
    • Bell boys: USD 0.50 per bag
    • Room service and restaurants: about 10% of the bill total (unless service charge is mentioned as included) 

    Population: 21 million 

    In Sri Lanka several languages are spoken with Tamil, Sinhala and English being the official languages. 

    Predominant religion:
    In Sri Lanka around 70% of the population are Theravada Buddhists followed by Hindus, Muslims and Christians. 

    Some interesting facts:
    Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon before 1972.

    In Sri Lanka each full moon is public holiday. These days are called Poya Days and all the moons have their own name. Many shops and businesses are closed on Poya days and the sale of meat and alcohol is forbidden.

    Cinnamon originally comes from Sri Lanka and to this day over 80% of the world's cinnamon comes from here. 

    In the 16th century Sri Lanka was a Portuguese colony and in the 17th century it was a Dutch colony. It was ceded to the British in 1796 and was under British rule until it gained independence in 1948. 

    The world’s first female prime minister was Sri Lankan - Sirimavo Bandaranaike became prime minister in 1960. 

    More Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours: 

    Travelbay India Tours - Sri Lanka and India 14 Day Private Tour Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - 14 Day Wonders Private Tour

    Travelbay Tip:

    Extend your holiday with some time in India or The Maldives with one of these great tours or contact us for a Tailor Made Tour to Sri Lanka. 

    Travelbay  India - 7 Day Golden Triangle Tour Travelbay Maldives Holidays 

    Travelbay  India - 15 Day Colourful Rajasthan Tour Travelbay  India - Treasures & Tigers - 15 Day Private Tour       

    Terms & Conditions

    Booking Process:

    Upon purchase of your tour online you will immediately receive a receipt and order confirmation. Travelbay will contact the tour operator to confirm availability for all accommodation and transportation for your tour.

    As soon as we have confirmed the dates (usually within 24 hours sometimes a little longer at weekends) we will email you your booking confirmation.

    We will request further information from you to ensure that all your personal preferences are taken care of. This will include details such as your accommodation preferences, dietary requests, allergies, health issues, emergency contact and any special requirements. We will also request a copy of each traveller’s passport.

    Very Important:

    It is important to note your dates are only confirmed once we have been in touch with you to confirm availability. Therefore, please wait on purchasing your international flights until you have received a booking confirmation from us. In the unlikely event that there is no availability on your chosen date we will offer you alternate dates. If these do not suit we will fully refund your payment.  

    Booking Information:

    • Quoted prices are per person.
    • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
    • Please book at least 30 days prior to your desired date of travel. 
    • Bookings are subject to availability.
    • Child prices: Please contact us for child prices as it will vary depending on the age of the child and group size. 
      • Minimum group size is 2.
      • The pricing options are per person based on twin share (2 people per room). In most cases triple share is also available at the same per person price. If you would like a single room or if you are a single traveller, please contact us for a quote.
      • If you would like to arrive before the start of the tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you.
      • If you have any other special requests including having a quote for a custom tour please let us know as we can make arrangements.
      • Prior to completion of your booking we take great care to go through all the details together with you until we get everything exactly as you would like it. At that point we confirm your booking and the details and you pay for it. If after payment, you decide to make further changes we will do what we can to accommodate them and will also need to charge an additional $50 administration fee.


        • 7 nights' accommodation
          • Check-in & check-out time: generally, check in is after 2 pm and check out before 12 pm. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate. 
        • Daily breakfast.
        • All transportation throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle. 
        • Train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya. 
        • All airport transfers – a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
        • Please note: There is one airport transfer on arrival and one airport transfer on departure for the group booked. If within your group you will be arriving separately, please contact us for a quote.
        • English speaking driver/guide for sightseeing as per the tour program. Please note your driver will also be your guide. 
        • Entrance fees to the monuments and parks as mentioned in the itinerary.
        • Bottled mineral water (2 bottles per person per day) in the vehicle during journeys and transfers. 
        • Free WIFI in the vehicles (subject to WIFI reception). 


          • International airfares to and from Sri Lanka (we can provide you with a quote for these).
          • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
          • Drinks for all meals.
          • Travel insurance. Please contact us if you would like a quote.
          • Camera fee wherever levied. 
          • Any visa fee.
          • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of Sri Lanka on the tourism sector in future will be payable by the guest.
          • Any sudden increase in the entrance fee. The price is based on the presently applicable fee. 
          • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
          • Tips and gratuities.
          • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
          • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

            General Terms & Conditions:

            • Your contract with Travelbay commences upon us providing you with a booking confirmation (not upon payment).
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            • All prices we list are in AUD unless otherwise stated and include GST where payable.
            • This package, including any unused portion, cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
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            • Please check baggage allowance prior to travel. The allowance may vary according to the destination, airline, cruise or coach operator. You are responsible for any excess baggage fees.
            • Travelbay recommends travel insurance. We would be pleased to provide you with a quote and support you in your insurance needs. Please click here or contact us on 1800 020 020.
            • It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid visa, if required. Please click here for more information on visa requirements.
            • Passport and visa regulations can change and it is your responsibility to ensure that you possess the relevant travel documents before you travel. Delays can be experienced in obtaining a passport or visa, so you are advised to apply in plenty of time. We accept no responsibility in any regard in relation to customers who are denied entry to a country because they do not possess the correct travel documents.
            • It is also your responsibility to ensure that you hold a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your date of return. If you hold multiple passports, you may be required to present your passport of residence on departing that country. If you hold a passport for a country to which you are travelling, you may be obliged to produce that passport on entering the country. Accordingly, you could be obliged to carry more than one passport when travelling overseas. You should make your own enquiries in relation to your specific circumstances and requirements.
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            • Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. For those of you who have any medical conditions please also ensure you are fit to travel and have all the medication you need with you. Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip.
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            Customer Reviews

            Based on 4 reviews
            We had a wonderful time.

            We had a wonderful time in Sri Lanka and our guide was fabulous. He was very attentive, informative and helpful. Thank you so much for the surprise dinner and cake and quartet on our last night. That was very lovely! We really did have a lovely time. Thank you again.

            Thank you for organising such a great tour

            Thank you for organising such a great tour. Our tour of Sri Lanka was amazing and everything went according to plan.

            Our driver/guide Lionel navigated through the busy tuk tuk laden streets with ease in his air conditioned sedan. He passed on much of his vast knowledge of the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka and the Buddhist religion as we toured around.

            The hotels we stayed in were brilliant. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff were welcoming and accommodating.

            The highlights for us included the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (amazing), Minneriya National Park where we saw a large number of elephants bathing in a natural environment only for the herd to walk back into the bush just behind our jeep, The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy and of course the train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya and the tea high country were all spectacular.

            Adding on additional day spent travelling to Galle was well worth it. We paid for additional visits to places we wanted to see along the way to Galle. These included visiting a turtle sanctuary, a cinnamon farm (no charge), a moonstone mine (no charge), tasting a local toddy and doing a boat tour of the Koggala Lake. These extras really added to the day.

            Thanks for a well organised and very enjoyable tour

            Great trip

            Great trip and every day was a new Luxury Hotel to stay in and the day activities were fantastic - visiting the elephant nursery, tea factory, climbing the great rock (Sigiriya), train ride through the countryside and many more Sri Lankan landmarks visited.

            Trip was very well organised and we always were collected on time and shown the sites of interest.

            We loved our guided tour and had the best experience of Sri Lanka.

            Great holiday

            We had a great holiday in Sri Lanka thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday - our driver/guide was a great young man very friendly he was informative and was completely devoted I cant rate him highly enough. The countryside was very pretty, especially the tea plantations. Everything we did was interesting and just the right mix a very well-planned holiday. We went Deluxe and every hotel was top class - the food was superb. Special thanks to Fiona and the team at Travelbay who made it happen so easily.