14D 13N Tour around Sri Lanka 

For more enquiries, contact Charaka via Whatsapp / Viber / WeChat /Skype @ +94 77 0871 777 

The 14 day tour in Sri Lanka bring you the best and amazing experiences in Sri Lanka covering the most beautiful and ancient places. It also covers the best nature sites and beaches for your relaxation as well as let you experience the rich culture and heritage the Sri Lankan people has to offer. Enjoy the amazing experience that Sri lanka has and see how Sri lankan lifestyle is so different from yours. 

2 to 5 pax private tour group

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Private Group Tour

Air-Conditioned Van

14 Days 13 Nights

Colombo Bandarnaike International Airport (Entrance)

6 to 15 pax tour group

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Group Tour with Chinese Guide / Translator

Air-Conditioned Coach with Free WIFI

14 Days 13 Nights

Colombo Bandarnaike International Airport (Car Park)

16 pax and above tour group

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Group Tour with Chinese Guide / Translator

Air-Conditioned Bus with Free WIFI

14 Days 13 Nights

Colombo Bandarnaike International Airport (Car Park)

Cities Traveled :

 Kandy   Bandarawela   Nuwara Eliya   Ella   Buttala   Tissamaharama   Yala   Mirissa 

Tour Highlights

Temple of the sacred tooth relic
TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC

This sacred Buddhist temple of the highest veneration in Sri Lanka, was a royal place of the Kandyan kings of the past. It houses Gautama Buddha's left canine tooth which is enshrined in a stupa decked with gems and gold jewelleries. Please note that you will not be able to see the tooth itself and the door to the stupa is usually closed. It is usually showcased only on rare special occasions.

yala national park, leopards in sri lanka, safari tours
YALA NATIONAL PARK

Yala National Park is a wildlife sanctuary that is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, leopards and aquatic birds. It has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. It covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is one of the best places for sightings of wild Elephants and also well-known for its variety of wild animals. 

sri maha bodhi, anuradhapura ancient city, bodhi tree
SRI MAHA BODHI

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the right-wing branch (southern branch) from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 288 BC, and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. Today it is one of the most sacred relics of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and respected by Buddhists all over the world. The other fig trees that surround the sacred tree protect it from storms and animals such as monkeys, bats, etc. In April 2014, the government banned all construction within 500 meters of the tree. Only construction that obviously will not harm the tree will be allowed. 

dambulla cave temple, cave temple dambulla
DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE

Dambulla cave also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site, situated in the central part of the country. This temple complex dates back to the first century BCE. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. 

beaches in sri lanka, sri lankan beaches
BEACHES

Enjoy activities like kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving and more. Those who want to get a perfect tan or just need to relax, de-stress and rejuvenate you mind, body and soul. The beaches of Sri Lanka are the ideal destination for all. The best of the Southern beaches include Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna with varying options including chic boutique hotels, glowing coral reefs, gentle sandbars and undiscovered corners of paradise. Although Sri Lanka’s southern beaches has been long discovered by the international traveler the east coast is yet to be fully discovered. The best known among the Eastern beaches is the Arugam Bay, the surfing haven of the region. On the Western corner of the country is the Negambo lagoon. A favourite with local and foreign visitors, the lagoon is famed for lobster harvesting. Galle Face Green, a half a kilometer stretch between Galle Road and Indian Ocean is the playground of the Colombians.

kandyan dance, dance performance in kandy
KANDYAN CULTURAL SHOW

The Kandyan Dance is iconic to Sri Lanka. "Ves" dance, the most popular form of the Kandyan dance, originated from an ancient purification ritual. The elaborate ves costume, particularly the headgear, is considered sacred and is believed to belong to the deity, Kohomba. Only toward the end of the 19th century were ves dancers first invited to perform outside the precincts of the Kankariya Temple at the annual Kandy Esala Perahera festival. 

ceylon tea, tea fields in nuwaraeliya, tea factory
CEYLON TEA FIELDS AND FACTORY

Sri Lanka was formerly known as Ceylon. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of the central highlands provide a climate that favours the production of high-quality tea. Tea production became one of the main contributors to the economy of Sri Lanka. What many do not know is that Sri Lanka is one of the few countries where each tea leaf is picked by hand rather than by mechanization of modern technology. In general, these tea plants require constant nurturing and attention and the two leaves and a bud, which have the flavour and aroma, are skilfully plucked by mostly women. 

anuradhapura ancient city, ruwanweliseya
RUWANWELISEYA

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa that is considered a marvel for its architectural qualities. It is sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became lord of Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elara, was defeated. This is one of the Solosmasthana (the 16 places of veneration) and the Atamasthana (the 8 places of veneration in the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura). The stupa is one of the world's tallest monuments, standing at 103 m (338 ft) and with a circumference of 290 m (951 ft). The stupa was an ancient ruin in the 19th century. After fundraising efforts by Sinhalese bhikkhu, the stupa was renovated in the early 20th century. The the final crowning of the stupa took place in 1940. The largest Stupa after Ruwanwelisaya built was the Kotmale Mahaweli Maha Seya. This stupa took 33 years and 3 months to complete.

spice garden, spices in sri lanka
SPICE VILLAGE

Sri Lanka is famous for its spices and spices gardens. In order to promote and uplift spice growing and spice gardens of Sri Lanka a spice council was established with all key industry private and public sector stakeholders. During ancient times, Sri Lanka was also known as Taprobane, and was world-renowned for its valuable spices. The Greeks, Romans and the Arabs maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade. There are some 4,000 different species of plants. The wealth and variety of Sri Lankan spices provided ideal grounds for traditional Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine, using natural remedies to achieve physical and mental well-being. Herbs, spices and their natural oils figure prominently in Ayurveda massage and alternative therapies. Sri Lankan spices are used in a range of perfume, soap and other cosmetics, aromatherapy essential oils and Ayurveda toothpaste based on 24 herbs and spices.

Gems in Sri Lanka, gem museum
GEM MUSEUM

Lookout for Sri Lanka’s world-famous blue sapphires, star sapphires, ruby sapphires, blue moonstones, and more but make sure to shop with only dealers who are licenced by the Gem and Jewellery Authority of Sri lanka and if needed request for certifications to ensure guarantee and authenticity of the gems.

sigirya lion rock, sigiriya rock
SIGIRIYA

Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an ancient rock fortress nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. It is a site of historical and archaeological. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, King Kasyapabuilt his new capital and royal palace on the top of this rock. He also built a gateway in the form of a massive lion on a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock. Sigiriya is a World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

ancient city polonnaruwa, polonnaruwa ruins
GAL VIHARYA

 The Gal Viharaya, is a rock temple situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. The central feature of the temple is four rock relief statues of the Buddha, which have been carved into the face of a large granite rock. These are considered to be some of the best examples of ancient Sinhalese sculpting and carving arts. It has a significantly different style from the previous Anuradhapura period. This is where Parakramabahu I held a congregation of monks to purify the Buddhist priesthood, and later drew up a code of conduct which has been recorded in an inscription on the same rock face containing the images of the Buddha.

kandy central market, kandy market
KANDY CENTRAL MARKET

The Kandy Municipal Central Market is the main marketplace in Kandy. This area gets especially crowded after working hours as many locals buy their provisions such as fruits, vegetables, fish & poultry before heading home. There are also spices, shoes, bags, clothes souvenirs and many more interesting items available at this market. Bargain hunters will most likely enjoy shopping at the Kandy Municipal Central Market. 

kandy city tour, day tour in Kandy, things to do in kandy
KANDY CITY TOUR

One of the best things to do in Kandy, is to take the bus tour-attraction. You not only get to enjoy the popular attractions in the town area but you also get to travel to the beautiful villages around the historical Kandy city. An informative kandy tour guide that takes you on a journey of this sacred city and share with you the many stories- history, myths & legend. Ride around towns and villages and witness everyday lives of Kandyans. Enjoy the tales and sights of historic landmarks and attractions, lush greenery and cultivated fields, mountains and riversides.

rawana water fall, ella waterfall
RAWANA WATERFALLS

According to Ramayana, the famous Indian epic, the legendary King Ravana kidnapped Prince Sita and kept her captive in the caves behind this waterfall now known as the Ravana Ella Cave. During the rainy season, the beauty of this waterfall is enhances and resembles a kind of flower with withering petals. 

ancient city polonnaruwa, polonnaruwa ruins, watadage
WATADAGE

Watadage is a type of Buddhist structure that is more or less unique to the architecture of ancient Sri Lanka that may have some Indian influence. Watadages were built around small stupas for its protection. Often enshrined in the stupa is a relic. Circular in shape, they were commonly constructed from stone and brick and adorned with elaborate stone carvings. Watadages may have also had a wooden roof, supported by a number of stone columns arranged in several concentric rows. Only ten Watadages now remain in Sri Lanka. The builders of many of these monuments are unknown, as are their time of creation. The oldest of such construction is believed to be the one surrounding the Thuparamaya. The best form of a Watadage is generally believed to be the Polonnaruwa Watadage. 

galle fort, things to do in galle
GALLE FORT

Galle Fort and lighthouse is built within the ancient Galle Fort and is another world heritage site. It is oldest light station in Sri Lanka dating back to 1848. At 6 metres (20 feet) above the road level on the embankments, it provides a clear view of all ships entering the Galle Harbour. 

Other Attractions :
 Kandy Lake    Kandy Market     Royal Botanical Garden    Bogambara Prison    Mahaweli River    National Agro Technology Park    Soldier Memorial Site   Mahameunawa Meditation Centre    Gregory Lake & Park    Nuwaraeliya City ( known as Little England)    Beautiful Tea Fields    Lady Tea-Pickers    Seetha Amman Hindu Temple   Beautiful Rocky Landscapes    9 Arch Bridge    Tissamaharama    Tissa Lake    Tissamaharama Stupa    Beaches 

  Cost Includes:  
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle
  • Accommodation for 13 nights
  • Breakfast 
  • Water Bottles  
  • All government taxes
  Cost Excludes:  
  • Lunch & Dinner (Drinks, snacks or meals not specified in the tour)
  • Tickets for activities & attractions mentioned in the program 
  • Expenses of personal nature 
  • Air Tickets, Visa 
  • Insurance 
  • Gratuity for driver and guide

For more enquiries, contact Charaka via Whatsapp / Viber / WeChat /Skype @ +94 77 0871 777 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Schedule and sequence of itinerary may vary due to unforeseen circumstances and therefore, is subjected to changes without prior notice.
  • No sharing of any package promotion.
  • To confirm the tour reservation, a deposit of US$100 to the bank account of 8D Sri Lanka is to be made 14 days prior to the tour departure date.
  • Rest of the amount due is to be settled by cash or credit card payment upon arrival.
  • Bank charges or any card transaction fee incurred are to be borne by the customer.
  • Notify us of cancellation at least 14 days prior to the tour departure date.
  • No refund of bank deposit made for tour reservation and any other unused services.
  • Official check-in times of hotels are 1300 hours and checkout times are 1100 hours.
 

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