Sri Lanka Classic Explore

Per Person
  • Tour Departs every Sunday from Colombo Int: Airport
  • 13 Night / 14 Days
  • Anuradhapura/Galle/Kandy/Negombo/Nuwara Eliya/Polonnaruwa/Sigiriya/Yala | Kumana

Sri Lanka Classic Explore

Sri Lanka is highly deep-rooted in heritage and culture which has a comprehensive discipline from more than 2500 years. Mainly the culture and heritage are affiliated with Buddhism which spread through every aspect of human life and the has let the other religions too to influence the culture and heritage.
Not a minor the major in-depth recognition of heritage, the UNESCO has declared six archeological sites and an ecological site as World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka. They are the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the golden temple of Dambulla, the ancient city of Sigiriya, the sacred city of Kandy, the old town of Galle and its fortifications.
It is inseparable culture and heritage. The tangible and intangible components of Sri Lankan culture and also the heritage is inseparable. Enormous those components’ a tiny fingertip touch writes a 2500 and beyond texture.
The wider range expedition over Cultural, Nature & Beach areas along two weeks. The best selection if you love to explore real spirits of the destination and get good knowledge of it.

Day 01

Arrival- Pick up |Negombo

Arrival in Colombo (CMB), Sri Lanka International Airport, meet with local representative of Wanderlust-Asia and continue to your hotel in Negombo, not so far away from the Katunayeka Airport, to indulge in a diverse experience with its picturesque beaches, the lagoon, dazzling fishing villages and archaeological sites. Also called ‘Little Rome’ for the spectrum of Roman Catholic churches and statues of saints marking the landscape. Once in Negombo, check into your hotel.
Spend on your own leisure

Overnight Accomadation
Negombo or similar

Day 02 - Anuradhapura Sacred city


Following breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura, Taking you back in time -to Sri Lanka’s First Capital.
The heart of Sri Lanka’s majestic civilization enriched with Buddhism, exquisite sculpture, magnificent feats of architecture and hydraulic sophistication depicted by the cluster of reservoirs and irrigation channels- all reminiscent of the grandeur of a bygone era founded in the 5th Century BC and self- sustained in the decades afterwards.
Your itinerary in Anuradhapura kingdom is made of these:
A guided tour around the age old ruins depicting the embodiment of Buddhism, history and culture; exploring the Eight Sacred Sites (Atamastana)
Buddha is said to have visited namely Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya- a sapling of the scared Bo tree where Buddha attained enlightenmentRuwanwelisaya- containing the relic of Buddha, Thuparamaya- a dagoba constructed in the earliest times, Lovamahapaya- the bronze tiled palace, Abhayagiri - the monastic center in the form of a humped dagoba, Jetavanarama- the world’s tallest Stupa, Mirisaveti Stupa built safeguarding Buddha relics placed on a king’s scepter and Lankarama stupa.
Happy touring this most evocative ancient regal city!

Overnight Accomadation
Anuradhapura or similar

Day 03 - Polonnaruwa Medieval Capital


Ready to find out what you would explore in this 11th & 12th Century medieval capital during your travel journey?
Polonnaruwa is a grandeur unsurpassed. An interesting mix of Buddhism, ancient craftsmanship, arts, architecture and South Indian Hindu culture spread across around 122 hectares - an experience that would forever be etched in the traveler’s mind.
Within this walled citadel you would find the significant monuments best preserved to date such as the flora stone pillared pavilion called Nissanka Latha Mandapaya; the Royal Citadel and the ponds; the impressive Vatadage relic house; Tuparamaya image house; the circular relic house; the golden pinnacled stupa- Rankoth Vehera; the extravagant moonstones; guard stones and sculpture; Kirivehera dagoba; the glorious Polonnanru Gal Viharaya with breathtaking rock sculptures; Menik Vehera- a Lotus shaped stupa; the statue of King Parakramabahu the Great carved on a rock (during this King’s reign Polonanurwa reached its golden era) and the mammoth manmade inland Lake - Parakrama Samudraya which irrigates the city and the farmlands even today.
transfer to Dambulla/Sigiriya area

Overnight Accomadation
Habarana or similar

Day 04 - Must See Lion Rock & Cave Temple

Dambulla  |Sigiriya

Following breakfast at hotel, Proceed to Sigiriya.
Imagine you in the middle of a massive 200 meter rock fortress of 5th Century AD… A royal palace built on a colossal rock using the most sophisticated technology; having unique frescoes dating back to over thousand years - a place that has intrigued many archeologists and historians, let alone the tourists, all over the world.
How do you feel? Enthralled right? The remains of the citadel on a massive rock, the unique Lion Gate, the mirror wall, moats, ponds and archeological ruins of Sigiriya rock makes it the Eighth Wonder of the World. Well, you have to see it to believe it!
Afternoon pay a visit to Dambulla cave temples, a City filled with some of Sri Lanka’s richest heritage. Enjoy a Dambulla historical city tour. First to the world famous Dambulla rock temple. A vast isolated rock mass, on a gentle slope. As you climb, you will enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding. An ancient King on exile is said to have taken refuge here. Inside the cave you find a large collection of Buddha statues and the roof which is a beautiful canvas of Buddhist paintings –some 2000 years

Overnight Accomadation
Habarana or similar

Day 05 - Historical Kandy


Following Breakfast, transfer to Kandy.
Kandy is home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic- a supreme place of Buddhist worship. A place that gets illuminated with all the glamour during Perahera time.
The first on the agenda is a visit to the majestic Tooth Relic Shrine (Dalada Maligawa) which has preserved its ancient splendor –adorned with Kandyan architecture and spectacular interior. On your way there you will walk past the beautiful Kandy Lake. A walk around the place you will witness the traditional drumming during morning, noon and evening, learn the ritual and honors accorded to the Relic, the history, custodians of this iconic heritage.
Once the city tour is done, check into your hotel and get freshened up before you head back to the Kandy town to finally enjoy a cultural performance show – get a taste of the aesthetic heritage of our Kandyan Kingdom.

Overnight Accomadation
Kandy or similar

Day 06 - Nature Walk


Following breakfast spend the morning relaxing at the hotel.
Visit the Udawattakale sanctuary later in the morning. Into the woods, we go. Sri Lanka indeed is a hiker’s paradise.
Behind the Dalada Maligawa, is 160 acres of tropical rainforest– a rich vegetation surrounded by the cluster of hills with its plethora of plants, birds, butterflies and animals.
Some of the encounters you will make here are the water pond and the Senkada cave- a meditation centre of a hermit. Your feet is made for walking after all- so we have included the highest peak known Kodimale also into the itinerary. The giant pus wela creeper – some 300 years old - is also something not to be missed here. Within the sanctuary limits you will also find a little trace of history.
The Garrison Cemetery – a collection of tombstones of 150 British souls, who were buried far from home in the early 19th century. Quite an intriguing place to see.
Due to the human activity that leads to deterioration of this precious territory the Government has declared it a Forest Reserve. So let’s do some responsible travelling.
Spend the evening strolling around the streets on Kandy at leisure.

Overnight Accomadation
Kandy or similar

Day 07 - Tea Country

Nuwara Eliya

Following breakfast, you will be heading further up the misty mountains to Nuwara Eliya. You are in the Land of Ceylon Tea so this part of the country shouldn’t be missed.
View of the drive to Nuwara Eliya
The picturesque Nuwara Eliya – also known the world over as ‘little England’ has wonderful tea estates. Get into the car and get ready to explore these heavenly highlands! The tour will take you on a scenic drive through acres of lush tea estates; here you will see tea pickers, mostly females clad in sarees, carefully picking the tender two leaves and a bud which are essential to making fine tea. You will have the opportunity to visit a tea factory to witness the process of making your cuppa. May we also remind you not forget to indulge in the pleasure in fine Ceylon Tea- Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, or silver Tips whatever your choice is;

Overnight Accomadation
Nuwara Eliya or similar

Day 08 - Heaven of Adventure


Following breakfast – proceed to the Ella
First visit the Ella Rock also known as Little Adam’s peak, which is named after its big brother, the Holy Mountain Adam’s Peak – because of their similar shape. The beginning of the path goes through beautiful green tea plantations, it is an easy path to hike and the scenery is to die for!
Following the climb head back to the Ella town for some refreshments and in the afternoon head to the famous Demodara Nine Arch Bridge one of the highlights of Ella.

Overnight Accomadation
Ella or similar

Day 09 - Game drive at Yala

Yala | Kumana

After the breakfast leave for Yala.
Continue to Yala,one of the most popular tourist attractions in Srilanka and Srilanka’s biggest national park!
This is a tour that is bound to bring ample fun and photo delights. Yala National Park’s incredible wild life has made this vast area of forest, grassland and lagoons a world famous safari park.
We know that the safari ride in this wildlife kingdom is what you look forward to the most. An unexpected “elephant on the road!” moment , the mating dance of a peacock, a wild buffalo trying to defend itself from an intruder, the deer and the leopards -Nature tourism and adventure- you are going to have it all there.
Yala is a heaven of Birds too. Thousands of water birds that have migrated to the Yala lagoons as well as the residing forest birds makes Yala a bird lover’s paradise.
You can go on an afternoon game drive to capture the best of Yala!

Overnight Accomadation
Yala / Tissamaharama or similar

Day 10 - To the beach


Spend time in a beautiful fortified city, down south. Galle-a UNESCO Heritage site.
Discovering the old and the new. Discovering people amidst a wonderful mix of architecture and culture.
Take a stroll down the old town with interesting street names would be like a walk down memory lane, reminiscing Ceylon in the Colonial days.
Impatient to find out what you will explore here? Here you go!
Portuguese constructed and Dutch fortified majestic Galle Fort and the landmarks within the premises such as the Galle National Museum depicting history and the life of the Galle inhabitants; the Fort Library - the treasure trove of rare books; Galle maritime Museum, heritage houses in the narrow alleys and the mix bag of boutiques and shops in every nook and corner selling antiques, souvenirs, jewelry, arts and crafts; eateries and art galleries.
This excursion will have you walking quite a bit. Still you would have plenty to see a second time around too. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing by the beach.

Overnight Accomadation
Galle or similar

Day 11 - Whales Watching Boat trip


It’s the day to spot whales & dolphins!
Our driver will take you to the Mirissa Fishery Harbor at 6am. Your journey will start at 7am and you will be on the sea for 4- 6 Hrs. Unlimited bottle waters, Tea and Coffee, breakfast, fruits and Coconut drink (Refreshments) will be provided.
Once the tour is done you get to explore more of Mirissa beached before heading back to Galle.
Spend your evening leisure at the beach.

Overnight Accomadation
Galle or similar

Day 12 & 13 - Beach days

Bentota | Beruwela

End you cultural holiday by spending two night in Bentota with breath taking views of the mesmerizing beaches!
Here comes the Bentota beach escapade. soak up the sun, swim in the romantic turquoise blue sea or try some adventurous water sports at this beach resort. Shopping, seafood dining- you have those options too.

Spend your day relaxing by the beach

Overnight Accomadation
Bentota or similar

Day 14 - Departure


After the breakfast transfer to the Colombo International airport for your onward flights.


  • Relax at vibrant Negombo beach
  • Anuradhapura ruins
  • Polonnaruwa ancient Capital
  • Must see Lion rock Sigiriya
  • Historical Kandy and its Traditional Dance
  • Walk in Udawattakale Sanctuary
  • Tea Country
  • Heaven of Adventure
  • Game Drive at Yala NP
  • UNESCO heritage in Galle
  • Whales Watching
  • Relax in South West Beach


  • A personalized welcome at the Colombo international airport
  • The service of an English-speaking guide on tour
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned superior grade Vehicle with spaces in the vehicle (Accordingly post COVID 19 regulations)
  • 4*Star accommodation
  • Daily dinner and breakfast
  • Guided excursions and activities with entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes


  • Air fares and Visa fees
  • Travelers insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Detours and optional excursions
  • Camera and video charges if applicable
  • Tips, porterage and expenses of any personal nature

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