Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: 8-Day Tour with Minneriya National Park Safari and Sigiriya Rock Fortress Visit

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty and lively spirit of Sri Lanka on an eight-day tour, taking you from the capital of Colombo to local villages and lush mountains. Go on a jeep safari at Minneriya National Park, climb the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock Fortress, uncover the unforgettable Dambulla Rock Cave Temple and enjoy a close encounter with elephants during a visit to the Millennium Elephant Foundation in Bentota.

Enjoy seven nights in your choice of three or four-star accommodation, daily breakfast and additional dining experiences – including a lunch with a local family – private transportation throughout the tour, airport transfers, the services of English-speaking guides, local experiences, sightseeing and more.

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8 Days
TWIN SHARE – THREE STAR
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person, based on twin share – you must purchase two packages
  • Seven nights three-star accommodation, including one night in Colombo, two nights in Sigiriya, two nights in Kandy and two nights in Bentota
  • Daily breakfast, six dinners and one lunch with a local family
  • Climb the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock Fortress
8 Days
TWIN SHARE – FOUR STAR
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person, based on twin share – you must purchase two packages
  • Seven nights of deluxe accommodation in four-star hotels including one night in Colombo, two nights in Sigiriya, two nights in Kandy and two nights in Bentota
  • Daily breakfast, six dinners and one lunch with a local family
  • Climb the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Journey across Sri Lanka on an unforgettable eight-day tour that will immerse you in local life while taking you to the country’s most spectacular locations. Your senses will come to life as you discover rice paddies, tea fields, Buddhist temples and local markets, all while experiencing the warm hospitality and excellent food this country has to offer.

What You’ll Love...

The Experiences – Spectacular wildlife safari, UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and iconic temples

Begin your journey in the capital city of Colombo, a port city famous for its ancient East-West trade routes with a vibrant colonial heritage reflected in its mansions and lush gardens.

Next up is the ancient city of Sigiriya, an impressive rock fortress in central Sri Lanka. Here you will embark on an unforgettable safari amid the lush landscape of Minneriya National Park, and experience a rewarding hike to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Also known as ‘Lion Rock’ due to the huge lion gateway that once stood at the entrance, Sigiriya’s climb to the top is tough but is rewarded with spectacular panoramic views that make it well worth it. At the peak, you’ll find the remains of a Buddhist monastery built atop the remnants of an extinct volcano.

Explore the dimly lit Dambulla Cave Temples with their intricate religious carvings, 153 Buddhist statues and murals that date back to the 2nd century BC. Climb to the summit for amazing views of 80 caves which were once meditating grounds for Buddhist monks.

Visit Kandy, the gateway to the nation’s tea plantations, set on a plateau surrounded by hypnotic mountains. Besides exploring the impressive array of colonial architecture, no visit here is complete without a stop at a tea factory and at the iconic Temple of the Tooth – one of Buddhism's most sacred sites.

Come up close to elephants at the Millennium Elephant Foundation, where you will be able to walk alongside these gentle creatures and even bathe them.

Lastly, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Galle, a true coastal gem famed for its Portuguese and Dutch architecture as well as the historic Galle Fort, boasting gigantic gateways.

Your Package Includes:

  • Seven nights accommodation in your choice of three or four-star hotels, including one night in Colombo, two nights in Sigiriya, two nights in Kandy and two nights in Bentota
  • Daily breakfast, six dinners and one lunch with a local family
  • Climb the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Take an unforgettable safari in Minneriya National Park
  • Explore Dambulla Cave Temples and the iconic Temple of Tooth in Kandy
  • Enjoy a cultural dance show in Kandy
  • Come up close to elephants at the Millennium Elephant Foundation and visit a turtle hatchery in Galle
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Galle
  • Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary on an air-conditioned coach (entrance fees not included, payable direct in Sri Lankan rupee)
  • The services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides in major cities
  • Hotel taxes, fees, service charges and porterage
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