Glimpse Of Sri Lanka - 6 Day Tour

Enjoy the panoramic view of the pearl of the Indian Ocean for five nights and visit the main highlights of our tropical island. Experience a glimpse of Sri Lanka in 6 days. Visit the hill country and enjoy a cup of tea in Ella. Start a wildlife safari in the Yala National Park and discover the South West coast of Sri Lanka with his beautiful beaches in 6 days. These 6 day tour packages are perfect to combine with a beach holiday in Sri Lanka. For just shy of a week, come and maximise your travel to Sri Lanka through our triple city, 6 day adventure through the beautiful Sri Lankan isle.

• Enjoy personalized attention on a private tour
• Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-offs
• Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle with a travel guide driver

per adult from

$648

NZD

Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Hotel Pickup and Drop Off
    • Bottled Water
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara
    • Entry/Admission - Galle National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Whale Watching Mirissa
    • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Nine Arches Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Flying Ravana Mega Zipline
    • Entry/Admission - Ravana's Cave

  • Day 1: Negombo/Colombo - Galle

    Stop At: Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, 417 D/1, Colombo Road, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    Mahamodara Sea Turtle Hatchery is a conservation centre and it is located just a few minutes drive away from Galle, the Hatchery is one of the many conservation centres that are designated to breed and conserve turtles on the island and this is too is being run by volunteers. They are certainly doing a good job in the conservation efforts and visitors could see it themselves. As you enter the centre visitors will be provided with a brief on how their system and conservation efforts work and they will show you around the centre. Most of the volunteers and workers here can communicate in English and you could ask them questions as well.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galle Fort Clock Tower, Rampart Street Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    The Galle Clock Tower stands over 25 metres tall on the site of what was once the guardroom, and overlooks the central Moon Bastion and Galle Cricket Stadium. The design of the clock tower was based on the work of John Henry Guess Landon, while the clock itself was donated as a gift by Mudaliyar Samson de Abrew Rajapakse, a patient of Dr Anthonisz who wanted to show his gratitude for the care that he received. The clock no longer tells the time, but the monument to the doctor still stands and is today a major landmark for visitors to the historic Galle Fort. Although the clock tower was built during the time when Sri Lanka was under British rule, the statues dotted around the structure were erected after Sri Lanka achieved its independence.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galle National Museum, Church St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
    The National Museum of Galle is situated in Church Street in Galle Fort. It is located in the oldest remaining Dutch building in Galle Fort. The building dates back to 1656 but the museum opened in 1986 by the Department of National Museums. The museum exhibits various collections from the Portuguese, Dutch and British eras. It consists of three sections. The first gallery has exhibits related to turtle shell jewelry manufacturing, Beeralu lace weaving, cottage industry and traditional wooden mask carving. The second gallery has exhibits related to the Dutch period such as furniture and weaponry. The third gallery is known as the “Sri Lanka China Friendship Gallery” and is dedicated to the archeologically and historically important relations between Sri Lanka and China.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    The story of the Galle Dutch Fort; a UNESCO World Heritage Site reverberates through every traveller’s photos and captions. Initially built by the Portuguese in the 16th century during their conquests, the fort was later fortified and conquered by the Dutch in the 17th century, until it later fell to the might of the British. The old town of Galle was once used as a trading port for spices and other goods for over 200 years. However, today, the fort has been transformed into a place of history, romance and beauty where travellers are warmly welcomed to dive head first into the exotic stories and be a part of this heritage site.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galle Fort Lighthouse, Rampart Street Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    Also known as the Pointe de Galle, the original Galle Fort Lighthouse happened to be the very first light station to be built on the island. It was constructed in the year 1848 by the British to guide their ships into the harbour. The original structure which stood at 80 feet was located at a site approximately 100 feet from the existing lighthouse.The current lighthouse designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa was constructed in 1939. Towering to a height of 87 feet on a strategic location at the southern end of the promontory, it can be found at the Point Utrecht Bastion on the ramparts of the Galle Fort. From this position, it affords undisturbed views of the sweeping seascape allowing any ships coming in to see its light
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in a 3 star Hotel in Galle

    Day 2: Galle - Unawatuna – Mirissa

    Stop At: Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, Galle Sri Lanka
    A sacred site wrapped in serenity, the Yatagala Temple (or Yatagala Rock Cave Temple) offers a rewarding insight into the island’s Buddhist heritage. Locally referred to as the ‘Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya’, this ancient rock temple dates back more than 2,000 years and was built during the time King Devanampiya Tissa ruled the Kingdom of Anuradhapura. Only around four kilometres from Unawatuna, which is within easy reach of The Fortress Resort & Spa, the Yatagala Temple is one of the most beautiful places in Galle and is well worth exploring
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jungle Beach, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
    You need to do a hike through Rumassala jungle to reach this beautiful beach but you will feel it’s worth it. The beach is very beautiful, untouched and serene and an ideal place to swim in calm water.You might see a few nice fish and sea creatures there. Although there are showers, a small restaurant as well as toilets at the beach, there are no changing rooms. You will really enjoy a day out at Jungle Beach. Such a peaceful and quiet little beach, which offers not only great swimming, is a nice break from the crowded and merry Unawatuna Beach.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Japanese Peace Pagoda, Rumassala, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
    First on the list is Rumassala and the Japanese Peace Pagoda, which overlooks the city of Galle from its jungle-fringed cliff-top. This temple is famous for its large statue of Hanuman (definitely worth a Google search as the folklore of Hanuman is fascinating). If the walk through a steep trail and a patch of dense tropical forest isn’t pretty enough, the views from the top which span across the bay of Galle and over to the Fort will definitely call for a few “selfies”. Once you have ‘instagrammed’ a few portraits, a short walk will lead to you to another little temple, which houses a collection of statues of Lord Buddha depicting different stages of his life, along with many other statues of Kings, Queens and Hindu gods.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rumassala, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
    Nestled along Sri Lanka’s south coast, lies an ancient hill that is a rich storehouse of plant life and offers some truly stunning views. Rumassala Hill is one of the most popular Galle attractions and is also linked with ancient folklore; according to a tale in the Ramayana epic, Hanuman, the Hindu Monkey God was returning to the island with a chunk of the Himalayas that contained special medicinal herbs. On his journey back a piece of it fell on the area now known as Rumassala. Some claim this to be the reason why one can find medicinal plants in the locale that are quite rare.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dalawella Beach, Galle Sri Lanka
    The Instafamous Palm Tree Rope Swing on Dalawella Beach, Sri Lanka has been on my bucket list for a while now and you can probably see why! You couldn’t think of a better way to end the day than by swinging out into the sunset over the Indian Ocean on Dalawella Beach. This palm tree rope swing on Dalawella Beach went viral very quickly on Instagram and it now attracts travelers from all over the world to get that classic sunset shot on the palm tree swing!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in a 3 star Hotel in Mirissa

    Day 3: Mirissa - Thissamaharama

    Stop At: Whale Watching Mirissa, Hill Side Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
    Come watch, study and photograph the largest creatures on earth, the Whales at Dondra Point in Mirissa, a destination famed for some of the finest Whale and Dolphin sightings in the world. Take an exciting yet comfortable boat trip out to sea and be fortunate to see Blue Whales; the largest creatures on earth, Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales and Fin Whales. You can also meet pods of friendly Dolphins such as the Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins as they playfully somersault and dance on the ocean waves. There’s also a good chance of seeing flying fish, turtle, manta rays and even sharks
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Secret Beach, Harbor Rd., Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
    Right now you are probably thinking, ‘If it’s a secret beach, why is it on the map?’ Well, my only answer to that is, I believe that at some point Secret Beach Mirissa was a spot that only the locals knew about, though they could only keep it a secret for so long.This beautiful beach is only a short distance from the main beach in town, Mirissa Beach, but this filters out the crowds, as many just opt for the convenient beach at their doorstep
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Parrot Rock Bridge, Mirissa Sri Lanka
    Another one of the amazing places to visit in Mirissa is to climb up the Parrot Rock. This small and easily accessible rock will give you a stunning view of the Mirissa area. This is a place which will take your mind away from work and stress.It is a very quiet place where you can relax watching surfers in the high tides of water. You can also chill out in the nearby restaurants of this place.Visiting it in the evening is also a great idea if you want to enjoy wrapping up activities looking at the breathtaking sunset.The parrot rock is located to the left side of Mirissa beach. So once you reach Mirissa beach you can easily get on this rock to have an excellent sea view.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Coconut Tree Hill, Mirissa Sri Lanka
    Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa is a unique cliff located at the end of a beach which is covered in palm trees. Tourists flock to this spot to take photos with all the beautiful tall palms that overlook the ocean. If you’re staying in Mirissa, be sure not to miss this beautiful spot. Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa has become a popular photo spot due to Instagram. The insane amount of palm trees that appear on the edge of this cliff are amazing to admire. The cliff also overlooks the ocean so you have the perfect backdrop.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in a 3 star Hotel in Thissamaharama

    Day 4: Thissamaharama - Yala

    Stop At: Tissa Wewa, Tissamaharama Sri Lanka
    Tissa wewa is a historic tank/reservoir built by the old kings of Sri Lanka. The beauty of the manmade lake surrounded by the lushing Hotels is a mesmerizing sight to watch from the middle of the lake.The lake has an island that is captured by beautiful birds. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the lake, while walking. There are small street vendors who sell fried fresh water fish and prawns. It’s a gorgeous lake, so calm and serene dotted with huge trees and greenery all around. It has a lovely promenade to walk, broad and clean.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Rubberwatte Rd, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
    The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka. It was built in the 2nd century BC by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna (Southern Sri Lanka). The site was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats (individuals who have reached enlightenment). The Tissamaharama Dagoba which is situated in the premises of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya is one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka. A stupa is a Buddhist dome-shaped religious monument found largely on the Indian subcontinent and also called a dagoba in Sri Lanka
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yala National Park Sri Lanka
    Yala is Sri Lanka's most famous national park. Forming a total area of 1268 sq km of scrub, light forest, grassy plains and brackish lagoons, it's very rich in wildlife and you're virtually certain to encounter elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and monkeys. The Yala National Park is divided into five Blocks, with Block I having an average of 1 leopard per square kilometre, thereby making it the most visited Block in the Park. With areas of thorny scrub land, brackish lagoons and scattered rock monoliths, Yala West provides the perfect environment for the wealth of diverse wildlife found here.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in a 3 star Hotel in Yala

    Day 5: Yala - Ella

    Stop At: Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory, Badulla Road, Hela Halpe, Ella, Sri Lanka 90090, Sri Lanka
    Located 1,230 meters above sea level, Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory is within a short distance from the Halpé Temple and is en-route to Badulla. We pride ourselves of being one of the best tea manufacturers in Sri Lankan and awarded for being one of the largest producers of Ceylon tea. Surrounded by lush green tea fields, the factory offers a number of activities, from trekking through lush green tea gardens, tea picking, and learning tea manufacturing process to finally savouring your own cuppa to complete the tea journey
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nine Arches Bridge, Ella Sri Lanka
    Train tours in the beautiful uplands of Sri Lanka are rated as some of the best train tours in the world. The grand Nine Arch Bridge, also known as The Bridge In The Sky, is a glorious man-made masterpiece, located in the ‘hill country’ of Ella, Sri Lanka.The magnificent Nine Arch Bridge, located between Ella and Demodara station is one of the awe-inspiring engineering marvels of the early 20th century. It definitely is one of the many reasons behind the above-mentioned recognition of the train tours in Sri Lanka. The surrounding area has seen a steady increase of tourism due to the bridge’s architectural ingenuity and the beautiful greenery in the nearby hillsides.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Little Adam's Peak, Passara Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
    Walk along rustic footpaths sandwiched between tall grass and thorny bushes as the wind blow cold gusts in your faces every now and then. Covered in deep green vegetation that surroundings would stun you with the enormity of nature. This is approximately a 2km hike and is not as demanding as conquering Ella Rock. However, the views from the top of Little Adam’s Peak are bound to leave you awestruck. It is also believed to be the place where King Ravana engaged in his daily ritual of Worshipping the Sun God.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Flying Ravana Mega Zipline, 98 Adventures (Pvt) Ltd, Little Adams Peak Uva Greenland Estate, Ella - Passara Rd, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
    Flying Ravana is Sri Lanka’s first ever zip-line, located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella. The two-wire zip-line stretches for more than half a kilometre, slides at 80kmph and offers a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful hills of the island. It is exclusively designed for adventure enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies who prefer a not so ordinary hillside experience.Flying Ravana is truly, Ella in all its glory.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in a 3 star Hotel in Ella

    Day 6: Ella - Negombo/Colombo

    Stop At: Ravana's Cave, Wellawaya road Nature Exploration and conservation Society ,#37/2,kekunahena,opatha,Galle, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
    Ravana’s Cave is a popular tourist attraction situated on the Wellawaya Road in Ella. Ravana’s cave is known to be the place where King Ravana hid his wife based on the story in the Ramayana. According to the legend, it is said that Ravana, who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time had kidnapped Queen Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind the Ravana Falls, known as Ravana’s Cave. The cave is a very cool place and the views are mesmerizing and there is a small tea spot when climbing up to it. The tea spot is a good place to sip a cup specialty Sri Lankan tea especially ginger tea while enjoying the amazing view of the place. There is also a nearby mountain which is believed to be King Ravana’s Surya Namaskar Ritual point.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ravana Ella Falls, Ella-Wellawaya Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
    The Ravana falls (Ravana Fall) with a height of 19 metres is one of the most popular activities in Ella, it is visited by almost all tourists. Although he isn't very tall, but consists of several levels and pools where you can swim. Very popular as it is one of the few places near Ella, where you can swim. Indeed, to the extent of cool water in the pools is very refreshing, so on weekends and during the holidays there are so many locals and tourists that just is not overcrowded.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lipton’s Seat, Haputale 90160 Sri Lanka
    The name Lipton’s Seat says it all. It is a famous viewpoint 1970m above sea level. This precise spot in the Haputale Mountains overlooking the Dambetenna Tea Estate is where Sir Thomas Lipton used to sit and contemplate his plantation with its stony landscape and green tea bushes. Look forward to the company of Tamil tea pickers going off to work as you walk uphill. All along you get an increasingly beautiful view of the plantations and the Blue Mountains in the distance. At the top of Lipton’s Seat is now literally an actual seat with a statue of Thomas Lipton on it, with a cup in his hand.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers from Negombo and Colombo areaAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Classic Travels

Activity ID: V-230295P165

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