A Private Week of Paradise in Sri Lanka
A week of immense charm...
Week in Paradise is a trip for those who appreciate the true beauty of landscapes and unique Hill Country.
Visit the lush green tea estates of the hill country. Wander around the plains of Hill Country and also witness the nature of the commercial city of Sri Lanka as well.
Bask in the marvels of the wild Elephants in Minneirya. Have a truly Sri Lankan experience with a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh King Coconuts.
- Visit the one of the best preserved colonial fort in South Asia
- Visit the Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka
- Explore some of Sri Lanka's most famous and historical, cultural destinations that include UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Scheduling: Private Tour
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English
- Duration: 7 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Pick-up servicePick up from the Colombo International Airport / Your hotel in Colombo or Negombo.
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- On Request
- Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 7 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- City tours in Kandy and Colombo.
- Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide throughout the tour.
- Accommodation at 3-star hotels
- Transport in a Private Air-conditioned Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffer accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
- Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis starting with breakfast on day 2 and ending with breakfast on day 7
- Entrance fees to respective sites.
- Cost of Beverages and Meals where not specified.
- Tips & Portages.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- International / Domestic Airfare.
- Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura. After the formalities at the airport, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Dambulla, en route make a pause at Chilaw and visit Munneswaram Temple. (Travel Time: 2 to 2 ½ hrs)
Later on, proceed to Chilaw to Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples dedicated to Shiva in the region.
Thereafter continue to Dambulla and check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hrs) Later in the evening visit Dambulla Cave Temple. Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha.
Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex. On completion return to the hotel and relax.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Polonnaruwa and explore the ruins of the Ancient Kingdom. (Travel Time – 50 to 60 mins) Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka.
Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka's ancient history. Afterwards proceed to entrance of Minneriya National Park and hop in to the safari jeep to go on a lovely safari. (Travel Time: 30 to 40 mins)
This three-hour safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October.
In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas. On completion return to the hotel and relax.
After breakfast at the hotel check out and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress and witness the sunset from the top of the Rock Fortress. (Travel Time – 20 to 30 mins) Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame.
Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past. proceed to Matale visit a Spice Garden and a guided tour of a spice and herbal garden, where you learn about spices, such as coriander, chili, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg; and their uses. (Travel Time - 1 to 1 ½ hrs) Euphoria Spice and Herbal is located 12 km away from Matale (The spice capital of Sri Lanka). Enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that enlightens the unique aroma of each spice and herb.
We give the opportunity for our visitors to explore and gain knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, herbs and the benefits of Ayurveda. The tropical climate in which our plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient originality. The educational tour around the garden, which we call “The Spice Tour”, let the visitors feel the sensation of the Sri Lankan spices and herbs which is demonstrated in different foreign languages to suit our customer need. Thereafter proceed to Kandy and check into the hotel. (Travel Time: 1 to 1 ½ hrs) Later in the evening go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks.
Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colorful traditional dances and delightful music. The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums. On completion of the visit return back to the hotel and relax.
On this day go on a day tour to Nuwara Eliya. First, proceed to Ramboda and visit a Tea factory and get a guided tour through a Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea and visit Ramboda Falls, which is the 11th tallest in the country. (Travel Time – 1 to 1 ½ hrs)
Tea Factory to learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as 'tea puckers' as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets. Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaining fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and the grading of tea. Finish with a tea tasting process and learn of the history, and why Ceylon Tea is considered among the best in the world.
Afterwards, continue to Nuwara Eliya and evening go on a scenic tour in cosy Nuwara Eliya city. Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colourful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.
On completion return back to your hotel in Kandy and relax. Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colourful postcard to take home or send to your friends.
Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory. On completion return back to your hotel in Kandy and relax.
After breakfast at the hotel check out and visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins) Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth.
Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art. On completion proceed to Bentota, on your arrival to Bentota check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 5 to 5 ½ hrs)
Spend the morning leisurely enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities. Later in the evening visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins) Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka.
Learn more about the five endangered sea turtle species that come to the shores of Sri Lanka to nest. Learn how the Kosgoda Turtle Care Program helps protect the nests until they hatch and increases the chances of survival for the babies. Get a chance to see, touch and feed baby turtles; or even injured adult turtles that the Turtle Hatchery cares for. Afterwards proceed to Galle and visit the old colonial fort of Galle. (Travel Time: 50 to 60 mins)
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories.
Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics. On completion return to back to the hotel and relax.
After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Colombo and go on a city and shopping tour in the commercial city of Sri Lanka. Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka.
Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green and the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores. On completion proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.
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