A Sri Lankan odyssey

From Coast to Countryside – A Taste of Ceylon

Discover the cultural and natural wonders of Sri Lanka as you embark on a journey that will take you through ancient cities, stunning landscapes, and serene beaches. From the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress to the peaceful waters of Bentota, this tour is packed with unforgettable experiences that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. With our expert guides and comfortable accommodations, we’ll take care of everything so you can focus on immersing yourself in the beauty of Sri Lanka. Join us on this enchanting adventure and let The Ceylon Experience create magical moments for you.


Welcome to Sri Lanka! Your adventure begins as soon as you land at Bandaranaike International Airport, where a representative from The Ceylon Experience will greet you and escort you to your private vehicle. From there, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Sigiriya, home to the impressive Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After checking into your hotel and freshening up, you'll have the rest of the day to explore the area, relax by the pool, or take an optional tour of a nearby elephant sanctuary.

En-route Highlights

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Lion Rock (1200 steps)
  • Habarana Elephant Safari
  • Village Tour
  • Catamaran (Oruwa) Ride
  • Chena Tour
  • Bullock Cart ride
  • Tuk Tuk Ride
  • Hot Air Balooning
  • Golden Temple Dambulla

After breakfast, you'll head to Polonnaruwa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once the thriving capital of Sri Lanka. Here, you'll explore the ruins of the ancient city, including the impressive Royal Palace and Gal Vihara, a group of four Buddha statues carved into a single granite rock face. In the afternoon, you can take an optional bike ride through the area's lush paddy fields and countryside, or simply relax at your hotel.

En-route Highlights

  • Parakrama Samudaraya (A shallow reservoir consisting of five separate reservoirs)
  • Parakrama Statue
  • Ancient City
  • Ancient Temples

Today, you'll continue your journey through Sri Lanka's ancient history as you head to Anuradhapura, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first capital of Sri Lanka. Here, you'll visit the impressive Ruwanwelisaya Stupa, a towering Buddhist monument, as well as other important sites like the Brazen Palace and Isurumuniya Temple. In the evening, you can relax at your hotel or take a sunset boat ride on a nearby lake.

En-route Highlights

  • Siri Maha Bodhi ( oldest planted tree)
  • Ruwanweli Maha Seya
  • Ancient City
  • Ancient Temples

After breakfast, you'll leave the ancient cities behind and head towards Kandy, a bustling city nestled in the hills of central Sri Lanka. En route, you'll visit a spice garden, where you'll learn about Sri Lanka's world-renowned spices and their uses in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. In Kandy, you'll visit the Temple of the Tooth, which houses Sri Lanka's most sacred relic - a tooth of the Buddha. In the evening, you'll witness a traditional Kandyan dance performance before returning to your hotel.

En-route Highlights

  • Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Kandy City tour
  • Kandy View Point
  • Gem Factory
  • Wood Carvings Factory
  • Spice Gardens
  • Batik Factory
  • Cultural Dance Show

Today, you'll embark on a scenic drive through Sri Lanka's hill country to Nuwara Eliya, a picturesque town known for its cool climate, tea plantations, and stunning scenery. Along the way, you'll stop at a tea factory to learn about the process of tea production and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Ceylon tea. In Nuwara Eliya, you can explore the town's colonial-era architecture, visit a local market, or simply relax at your hotel.

En-route Highlights

  • World’s End
  • Ramboda Waterfalls
  • Tea Plantations
  • Tea Factory visit
  • Nuwara Eliya City Tour
  • Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
  • Seetha Amman Temple 


Route via Kitulgala - Highlights

  • Rafting
  • St Clair’s waterfall
  • Devon Waterfall

After breakfast, you'll leave Nuwara Eliya and head towards Ella, a charming town surrounded by misty mountains and tea-covered hills. Along the way, you'll stop at the picturesque Ramboda Falls and the breathtaking Ella Gap viewpoint. In Ella, you can take a leisurely walk through the town, visit the Nine Arch Bridge, or hike to Little Adam's Peak for stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

En-route Highlights

  • Rafting
  • St Clair’s waterfall
  • Devon Waterfall
  • Mini Adam’s Peak
  • Ravana Waterfall
  • Flying Ravana (Zipline)

From the pristine beaches back to the jungle! Your adventure in this Sri Lanka tour itinerary is not over yet. After a wonderful week in this tropical paradise: it’s time to explore the Sinharaja Rain Forest. You find a beautiful natural water spring surrounded by the luscious forest. You hop into it with a sweet king coconut in your hand. Ah! It sure feels good. After a relaxing time, you get back to the beautiful hotel reserved for you and have a delicious Sri Lankan meal with mouth-watering curries. The following morning of your Sri Lanka itinerary, you go for a village walk in the naturally beautiful Sinharaja with welcoming villagers. You get back to the Sinharaja forest and have your breakfast in the jungle! After all, this is an authentic Sri Lanka itinerary.

Activities - Day 08 & 09

  • Wake up to the beautiful bird chirpings
  • Start the day with a jungle walk
  • Yala Safari
  • Later, Sink in an Ayurveda spa session
  • Enjoy a mouth-watering dinner at the hotel
  • Taste sweet & juicy tropical fruits for dessert

Love for the sea never ends. On the tenth day of your Sri Lanka tour, you rent a bicycle in Bentota and cycle through the gorgeous city as you come across paddy fields, stunning ancient mural paintings in ‘Mullegoda temple’, and visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. You stop by to chit-chat with the friendly locals and enjoy the delicious local food. It is an amazing Sri Lanka itinerary if it includes the enchanting gardens resting in the heart of Bentota. But when we say Sri Lanka itinerary, no matter where it is: a little adventure awaits. So you jump back into the turquoise waters eagerly for water sports. You sit on the golden beach with your loved ones and think of your Sri Lanka holiday and itinerary while enjoying the beautiful sunset. A real vacation it is!

En-route Highlights

  • Fish Therapy
  • Turtle Hatchery
  • Watersports
  • Dutch Port City - Galle
  • Madhu River Boat Ride (60 Islands)
  • Tsunami Statue

Spend the day enjoying water sports and other beach activities at Bentota. Go scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, or take a boat ride along the Bentota River.


After breakfast, head to Colombo, Sri Lanka's commercial capital. Take a city tour and explore some of Colombo's iconic landmarks, including the Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, and the Old Dutch Hospital.

En-route Highlights

  • Colombo City Tour
  • Gangaarama Temple
  • Independence Square
  • Red Mosque
  • Pettah Local Market

Depart from Sri Lanka with unforgettable memories of an enchanting journey through this paradise island.



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