10-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour - Negombo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Dependent on your arrival flight schedule
  • Departure Details :
    Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick-up from any hotel in Colombo / Negombo
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the classic attractions of Sri Lanka on a 10-day adventure that covers all six UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as beautiful Unawatuna in the south. You'll be picked up at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo on Day 1 and taken on a journey that balances the country's heritage, wildlife, and natural sites. Nine nights of accommodation are included, as well as breakfast. Destinations include Yala national park, Sigiriya, Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Highlights

Multi-Day Trip

Get off the beaten track in a 4x4

See native wildlife in their natural environment

Breakfast included

Airport transfer

Fully narrated tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

See the Itinerary for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Colombo – Sigiriya
Upon landing at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, you will be met by a tour representative and receive a garland of flowers. Then proceed to Habarana. Check in at the hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day to relax at your leisure.

Overnight: ACME hotel, Habarana

Day 2: Sigiriya – Anuradhapura – Mihintale – Sigiriya
After breakfast, visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura, followed by a visit to Mihintale in the afternoon.

Overnight: ACME hotel, Habarana

Day 3: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya
After breakfast, visit and climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Afterward, visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa.

Overnight: ACME hotel, Habarana

Day 4: Sigiriya – Dambulla – Kandy
After breakfast, leave for Kandy, stopping by Dambulla Rock Cave Temple on the way. Then explore a spice garden and a batik factory before arriving in Kandy, where you'll check in at the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a performance of Kandyan dance, and visit the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth).

Overnight: Jasmine Hill house, Kandy

Day 5: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, tour the city of Kandy and go souvenir shopping. Then visit the Royal Botanical Garden before continuing to Nuwara Eliya, stopping at a tea factory en route. Afterward, visit the golf course, Victoria Park, and Gregory Lake.

Overnight: Thuruliya Lodge, Nuwara Eliya

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya – Tissamaharama
After breakfast, depart for Kataragama, visiting the 26-foot (8-meter) Ravana waterfalls on the way. Check in at the hotel, and then leave for a Jeep safari in Yala National Park in the mid-afternoon.

Overnight: Coconut Garden hotel, Tissa

Day 7: Tissamaharama – Galle – Unawatuna
After breakfast, make stops at Hambantota Salterns and the Stilt Fisherman at Weligama. Then arrive at Galle Fort before continuing to Unawatuna in southern Sri Lanka.

Overnight: Thaproban beach house, Unawatuna

Day 8: Unawatuna
Today is a leisure day to enjoy the Unawatuna beach, often considered one of the best beaches in the world.

Overnight: Thaproban beach house, Unawatuna

Day 9: Unawatuna – Colombo
After breakfast, transfer back to Colombo. Enjoy a visit to the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda. 

Overnight: Richmond House, Colombo

Day 10: Colombo
There is no itinerary planned for the day. After breakfast, depart for Bandaranaike International Airport in time to catch your flight.

Inclusions

9 nights of accommodation at hotels listed in itinerary or similar

Fuel surcharge

Bottled water (500 ml per person per day)

Breakfast

Driver/professional guide

Airport pick-up and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

Entrance fees & 4x4 jeep for Yala safari

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Optional 4-star accommodation upgrade ($300 per person)

Optional 5-star accommodation upgrade ($500 per person)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

If a mentioned hotel is full, then an alternative of similar quality will be booked and notified to you

Please advise your nationality at the time of booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Feb-2017

    Tour was mostly good, though there were a few hiccups along the way and a few disappointments. I would give a 3.5 for this specific tour and company Total Travel Solutions if possible.
    Our tour guide, Seduth, was wonderful. He was very polite, knowledgable, and interested in accommodating our preferences. However, I would have expected a bit more at this price point as far as accommodation our first hotel had no hot water, several of them no wifi, and the last one had several electric issues and no lock on our door, tours included they should specify what is already included in the price, and what is not - we paid about 200 each extra in tours, and especially with customer service of the tour manager of Total Travel Solutions tour operator named Thilina Perera. He was extremely rude with us when we expressed concern over not being given a specific itinerary/dates ahead of our arrival. Thus we stayed an extra night in Sri Lanka. I had sent the company my flights 2 months ahead of time and they initially expressed no concern. After yelling with us on the phone, Mr Perera later sent us an email saying that he would help to accommodate us, however he also stated in the email message, yes in capital letters, that the issue of scheduling was NOT HIS FAULT! and that he expected a great review for his 'services' - he consistently acted as if he were going out of his way to do his job when we had simple questions about how to work out the extra day, and we of course assumed we would pay the extra night. He was a real downer to the trip, but overall it was quite good and we loved seeing such a beautiful country.
    I would certainly recommend Sri Lanka and its people, nature, and wilflife as a whole, but I do hope that this company and its manager make the improvements necessary to make this tour worth the price.

  • 10-Jan-2017

    1. We had no guide, just a driver. Nice guy, but his English was very limited. Explanations we get were no more than this is a lake,
    this is a big lake, this is a rice field.Alsow, he did not undersand the questions but answers yes.
    He was late to meet us in airport 20 min and in Unawatuna 30 mun.
    When we asked him to talk with the office, the answer was impossible.

    2. We had to pay 50 for the safari in addition to the service fee. Safari tour is a part of the tour and not listed as an optional one.

    3. According to the program we were supposed to visit the golf course, Victoria Park and Gregory Lake. We didn't - just saw from
    the distance through the car's windows without stopping at least.

    4. In Unawatuna, instead of being in the beach hotel, we fet another cheaper, some 15 minutes from the sea. The driver even
    didn't told us about the change - we learned it only in the hotel.

    We came to Sri Lanka to learn about the country - people, culture, way of life. In every tour we had the opportunities visit village,
    stroll through the local markets etc. Not this time.

    We are very disappointed...

  • 03-Jul-2016

    I was pleased with our tour for the most part. All our hotels were very nice the one in Kandy was the one we liked the least - the bathroom was gross- old, with blacken caulk, there were hardly any electrical outlets, and their service was not the greatest Our guides were good - but for the one at the Temple of the Tooth. This whole night was a very bad experience - One thing with some the guides is that they want you to go with them for the tour and than walk back to do pictures ? Some of these areas are huge, crowded and its hot there, so walking back through is not really an option . All the places we saw were WONDERFUL and the people here are very NICE - We loved the Food and the History of the country - I'm very glad we did this location for vacation. Our driver was a very nice man - he did extra things like taking us to the post office to send out our boxes of souvenirs - His English was okay but there were times where we did have difficulties communicating with him. He was very skilled at driving and we made excellent time getting from place to place. I think he did a very good job for us. Sri Lanka has a lot to offer and this tour hits it all. I was sad that we didn't get to see much in Moonstones and I thought what they had to offer were not the greatest quality all small and not much color - very few stones were actually set in jewelry and they were way toooo expensive. Our Whale watching tour was kind of a miserable day - uncomfortable seats, on a crowded boat- icky food - HOT HOT HOT - we saw one sperm whale for about 2 minutes after being out there for over 6 hours - I know you can't control nature and that's the beauty of it - but was still disappointing and uncomfortable. The dock area was disgusting filthy - there were dogs eat trash, a guy threw a rock at one of them and this poor dog cried for 5 minutes. I'm sure he broke a bone, made me sick. It didn't set the day out on a positive note. I personally would not recommend this tour.