8 Days Discover Sri Lanka Tour

Elephant Orphanage – Sigiriya Dambulla – Kandy – Ella – Yala Safari – Mirissa

Day 01 Elephant Orphanage – Sigiriya
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from SHA Tours. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Sigiriya. Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (Per Person USD 5.00).

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage : About 90 KM from Colombo. Home to some 100 or more elephant orphans. A place you will really enjoy and never forget. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors and are harmless. The Orphanage is open from 8.30am to 5.45pm and visitors can interact a little with the elephants during the regulated bathing and feeding times. You can watch them feeding at 9.15 am, 1.15 and 5.00 pm. Bath times are from 10 am until 12 noon and from 2 until 4 pm.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

Day 02 Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed on an excursion to see the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (Per Person USD 30)
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site and was built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is a remarkable archaeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway.

Drive by a Safari jeep to Village, a beautiful rural area in Sigiriya city. Tour start with a Bullock cart ride near to the village pond & at there you will experience a boat ride to the next side of the rural village. After short walk within the paddy fields & vegetable cultivation you can reach village house. At the village house you can relax & taste a delicious Sri Lankan Lunch or Snacks. Then take a Tuk Tuk ride to tour start point. (Per Person USD 20)

Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

Day 03 Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast visit Dambulla Cave Temple. There after drive to Kandy, visit a Spice garden en route.

Dambulla Caves – Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses.

Spice Garden : See why Sri Lanka became a globally popular country for its herbs and spices. The environment possesses excellent conditions for growing cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, peppercorn, and other flavorful delights. Learn about the process of growing these natural products using ecologically friendly methods. At the end of your visit, stop in the souvenir shop to purchase some exotic spices from the source. The attraction offers free transport wherever needed between the city and the estate. Note that the law strictly forbids harming cinnamon trees.

Thereafter, continue to Kandy and check-in to hotel and relax rest till the evening. Later that evening, go on technical tour related to the arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks. And 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. Be 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, return to the hotel.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 04 Ella
After breakfast proceed to Ella

Visit lush and green tea plantations stretching in every direction. We’ll be stopping to get a closer look and learn the art of tea picking (and brewing) from local pickers. Evening you’ll have time to chill and explore the pretty town of Ella. 

We can arrange a train ride from Kandy to Ella as per your request.

Overnight stay in Ella

Day 05 Yala 
After breakfast visit The Nine Arch Bridge and get the best view at the Ella Gap. From Ella, you will be driven to the southern city of Tissamaharama and on your way you can spend some time at the beautiful Ravana Waterfall. Visit tea plantation and tea factory en route. Upon reaching Yala, a jeep safari at the Yala National Park is a must. Do the Yala Safari by jeep in the evening. (USD 88 for 2 persons)
Overnight stay in Tissamaharama/Yala

Day 06 Mirissa
After breakfast proceed to Mirissa for a beach stay

Overnight stay at Mirissa

Day 07 Mirissa (Beach stay)

Beach stay at Mirissa

Overnight stay at Mirissa

Day 08 Airport
Drop off at the airport for departure flight.

Includes –
Transportation by private AC car
English speaking chauffeur guide

Excludes –
Entrance tickets
Safari Jeep


You can request to customize itinerary where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.

Entrance fees for tourist sites in Sri Lanka