Colonial Tour Sri Lanka

11 Days 10 Nights


A comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka dwelling into its historical past & its natural beauty with a Wild Life Safari, visits to tea plantations in the hills and beaches. It includes a few days stay at a beach hotel in the south of Sri Lanka. The tour is an ideal one as it is complemented by Colonial style accommodation where ever possible at a reasonable rate, taking in the rich history of Sri Lanka, fascinating culture and the scenery.


  • Meeting with Assistance at the airport upon arrival by our Representative, later your tour chauffeur will pick you up at the Exit Gate of the arrival terminal to commence the Tour. Then you will be transferred to Colombo City. Colombo – the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka which links the past with the present. This is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. Overnight stay in Colombo.
  • After breakfast, leave for Anuradhapura. En-route visit Negombo traditionally a Fishing Village with catamarans by the beach at the backdrop to the Negombo scenery; which later developed as a fishing marketing center. PM arrival in Anuradhapura which is known to have the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilisation. You will witness many stone sculptures and popular stone Buddha Statues. Overnight stay at Anuradhapura.
  • Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Sigiriya, En route visit Aukana Buddha Statue (30ft) in height is the most famous stone sculpture of this village which was sculpted during the reign of Dhatusena in the 5th century. PM visit Sigiriya, famous for its historical rock fortress with landscaped gardens and water fountains and the famous paintings of the “Sigiriya Apsara or Damsels of Sigiriya”. In the evening relax & overnight stay at the hotel.
  • After breakfast an excursion to Polonnaruwa – the second ancient capital city for over three centuries with many well-preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries. The Parakrama Samudra (means the Ocean of Parakrama) is a very large manmade lake in Polonnaruwa built during the rule of The King Parakrama Bahu the Great. Evening visit Medirigiriya. The Medirigiriya Vatadage is on a high circular stage. Although this is a Ruin, the site has fewer natural damages. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
  • After breakfast leave for Kandy. En-route visit Dambulla. Later visit the ancient Dambulla cave complex also known as the Royal Golden Rock Cave Temple. The area is also known for bird watching. En route visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka. Nalanda Gedige is a remarkable archaeological site in Sri Lanka which features Buddhist – Hindu hybrid Architecture, visit a spice garden and a batik factory in Matale. Evening arrive at the hotel in Kandy, the last Kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka and the Royal Capital under the King’s Rule until the British Invasion in 1815. Then visit the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka – the Temple of Tooth at the evening ceremony. Dinner & Overnight stay in Kandy
  • Breakfast at hotel, in the morning leave for Pinnawala about one-hour drive from Kandy to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, one of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka. It fosters the biggest herd of captive elephants in the world. Witness and feed the baby elephants and watch the elephants bathing in the nearby river in the morning and in the afternoon. PM site seeing of the Kandy City, the 2nd highest tourist visiting city in Sri Lanka. A complete tour around the Bogambara lake is relaxing for its cool breeze and it also gives an insight to the way of life in Kandy. You can visit the Kandy Museum too. In the evening you can enjoy a Cultural Dance. Later return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
  • After breakfast, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, well known for having the largest collection of orchids in Asia and other large variety of plants. Pm leave for Nuwara Eliya – the center of the hill country which is also known as the ‘Little England’. En route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world-famous Ceylon tea. There are plenty of eye-catching and heart-touching places like the Gregory’s Lake, Race Course, Victoria Park, The Golf Club, and the old Brick Post Office Building. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
  • After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama region stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view then visit Buduruwagala. This small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. Some of the places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Rawana Ella Falls, Little Adams Peak and Bambaragala Peak among many other varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery. Later visit Buduruwagala. You can visit seven colossal figures carved out of a rock face at Buduruwagala. In the late afternoon a safari in the Yala National Park and enjoy the wilderness as you cruise around in a jeep. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
  • After breakfast, visit Kataragama – another great pilgrim shrine dedicated to a popular Hindu deity ‘Skanda ‘. Kataragama Esala Maha Perahara is a ritualistic possession held on the Esala Full moon Poya Day which falls on July – August. Later you will leave to South Coast, En route view the stilt fisherman of Weligama. Then visit Galle, a city with a colourful history. The magnificent Portuguese – Dutch fort, declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO is the most popular site of the town. The journey includes a stay at a beach hotel. In the evening relax, enjoy your beach overnight stay.
  • Relax at the beach hotel, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
  • After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect to your flight for departure. Rooms till 12h00 in the afternoon.


There has to be a minimum of two clients per booking. If only one client is travelling alone please contact us for further details.

01st May – 30th October:
Excluding Kandy Perahara period for ten nights (Usually starts from end June to mid August) – dates are not finalized will be decided by Feb. During Kandy Perahara period if clients are in Kandy overnight an extra supplement will apply – (PER ROOM PER NIGHT Comfort Category – USD 60 per night per room extra.)

Number of clients Comfort
USD 1305 per person
USD 1140 per person
Single room extra
USD 665 per person

01st November – 20th December:
Season Period

21st December – 10th January:
21st December – 10th January : For Reservations during, Super Peak Season Period. Peak Season supplements apply at hotels during this period & this will change according to the category of hotels and actual days of stay at each hotel. An extra supplement will apply – (PER ROOM PER NIGHT Comfort Category – USD 40 per night per room extra.)

25 December (Christmas Suppliment) / New Year Supplement 31 December ,01 January : For Reservations falling on these dates an additional PER PERSON PER NIGHT Supplements apply at hotels during this period & this will change according to the category of hotels. An extra supplement will apply – (PER PERSON PER NIGHT Comfort Category – USD 40.

11th January – 30th April
Season Period

Number of clients Comfort
USD 1765 per person
USD 1555 per person
Single room extra
USD 950 Per person

Common Expenses

All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly only in Sri Lankan Rupees and it will cost around USD 195 per person. (Anuradhapura / Isurumuniya & Sri Maha Bodiya / Aukana / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Medirigiriya / Dambulla / Nalanda / Kandy temple / Cultural Dance Show / Pinnawala / Kandy Museum / Peradeniya / Buduruwagala / Yala Reserve)

Please change foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs, there are many 24hrs bank counters at the airport as all these payments have to be made only in SLRS. No credit card payments are accepted at these sites. Subject to change slightly sometimes details are provided with rates as applicable at the moment. (Children under 12 years will be charged half rate 50%)

To view the Kandy Perahara procession in the night seats can be purchased directly (payment direct) or stand by the road side like the Sri Lankan’s & enjoy the view of the procession.

If required we can modify the program to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo then proceed to the airport. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.


You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the reservations which has to be acknowledged by our company in writing. If the cancellation is made 44 days before the first date of the reservation we will retain your 1st small deposit to cover our costs. If the cancellation is notified less than 44 days prior to the first date of reservation following additional cancellation charges will apply.


              Location Economy
Day 1
Galle Face Hotel (Superior Room)
Day 2
Sanctuary at Tissawewa
Day 3
The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa
Day 4
The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa
Day 5
Hotel Sunray Kandy (Superior / Deluxe)
Day 6
Hotel Sunray Kandy (Superior / Deluxe)
Day 7
Mirage King’s Cottage
Day 8
EKHO Safari Hotel
Day 9
Club Villa Bentota (Deluxe room)
Day 10
Club Villa Bentota (Deluxe room)
Day 11
No Hotel

If required we can modify the program to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo then proceed to the airport. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.

Includes & Excludes

All about the COLONIAL TOUR – 11 Days – Sri Lanka.

Travel Information

Sri Lanka Visa charges USD 35 per person for NON SAARC countries & for SAARC countries USD 20 per person, can be obtained directly via the internet please visit this site. The process is very simple payments can be paid online & with the confirmation document print out & code you have to submit passport on arrival only. The passport has to be valid for six months from the day of arrival return air tickets & sufficient funds or reservations arranged for the holiday should be with you. All nationals have to obtain a visit / tourist visa prior to arrival (Visas are not issued on arrival)

Tailor-made Now!

Our Tailor-made tours offer you the flexibility to design your own Sri Lanka Tour exactly how you like it. You can decide when to travel, the level of service and the hotel standard. Pack in as many activities and locations as possible, or incorporate some relaxation and free time to explore on your own terms.