Best 4-Days Private Sri Lanka Experience

Best 4-Days Private Sri Lanka Experience

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( 141 reviews ) star Multi day trip Colombo 1 - 8 watch_later 4 days
  • Step foot on the ancient Sigiriya Lion Rock
  • Taste the world’s best tea
  • See nature in action during a jeep safari
  • Visit Kandy’s famous Tooth Temple
  • 100% personal, just for you
  • Accommodation recommendation

You will be picked up anywhere in: Colombo

What you can expect

Go beyond Colombo and get ready for a 4-day private day trip together with your private local host. Discover Sri Lankan culture like never before! See the most important sights of the island, enjoy peace and quiet in nature, some hustle and bustle of the city and some beautiful temples.

En route to Kandy, you’ll visit a local tea plantation and factory with some of the best tea in the world! See how locals work and admire the breathtaking view while you sip on a cup of tea.

Before grabbing a delicious local lunch, check out the ancient Gadaladeniya temple that’s considered to be the largest granite Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. Marvel at the seated Buddha statue that symbolizes pride and authority.

Immerse yourself in stunning nature at the largest botanical garden of Sri Lanka. Being one of Asia’s finest kind, it was once reserved exclusively for Kandyan royalty! Marvel at a 40m-high Burma bamboo, a fine collection of orchids, sky-high royal palm trees, and more!

Make your way to a viewpoint where you can admire the city of Kandy. Go down to the market where you can explore the local vibes, see colorful busses and stroll by the lake. Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic awaits inside the Temple of the Tooth. Regarded as a symbolic representation of the living Buddha. Your local guide can tell you all about its history before wrapping up your first day!

Rise and shine and get ready for day two! The Aluvihara Temple Matale is a low-key monastery to peacefully start your day. Admire Buddhist caves, religious paintings and a stupa or two.

Continue to the traditional Sri Lankan village of Habarana where your host will take you for a Bullock cart ride around town. Immerse yourself in the local culture and grab a local favorite vegetarian lunch.

Head to the Sigiriya Lion Rock that’s referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Marvel at The Mirror wall that is painted with inscriptions and poems. Feeling adventurous? Then head to the Pidurangala Rock for a climb. Your reward for your efforts will be the best view of Sigiriya!

Day three starts with a drive to Polonnaruwa that was once a commercial and religious center where kings ruled central plains. Check out the remainders of the glorious past, admire the royal palace, archaeological gems, ancient buildings, temples, and statues. Feeling peckish? Your host can point out the best lunch spots.

The afternoon is all about watching nature in action! Hop on an exclusive 1.5-hr jeep safari through the Minneriya National Park where you can see elephants and wildlife, many land types, rocks and forests.

Top off day four with a visit to the Dambulla Rock Temple. Located on the stunning surrounding plains of Dambulla, it’s home to the world's most praised cave complex of impressive Buddha images and rock paintings of bright colors and shapes.

Don’t forget to pay a short visit to the city of Dambulla to check out the economic center. See the hustle and bustle of the wholesale market, friendly locals and large trucks that deal fruits all around the country. Treat yourself to a delicious curd made from sweet buffalo milk, before heading back to your accommodation in Colombo.

The local hosts on your private tour are all eager to share their insights with you. Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most and this tour can be shaped around your wishes!


This is the plan

START
Your host will pick you up at your hotel in Colombo
DAY 1 - Stop 1
Learn all about tea production at Geragema tea factory
DAY 1 - Stop 2
Visit the beautiful and quiet Gadaladeniya Temple
DAY 1 - Stop 3
Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens and learn all about flowes
DAY 1 - Stop 4
Arrive to Kandy and have a walk around the city
DAY 1 - Stop 5
Discover the beautiful and famous Temple of Tooth
DAY 2 - Stop 1
On your way to Damulla, stop at Aluvihara Temple in Matale
DAY 2 - Stop 2
Immerse into the local life and take a village tour where you will learn all about traditional way of living and will have lunch with the locals
DAY 2 - Stop 3
Climb the world renown Sirigiya Rock and walk on the steps of the past Kings. As an alternative you could choose to climb Pidurangala Rock, a bit more challenging but with a view over the Sigiriya Rock
DAY 3 - Stop 1
Spend half a day at Polonnaruwa and explore the Royal Palace, the Quadrangle and Lankatilaka
DAY 3 - Stop 2
Go on a Safari Adventure at Minneriya Safari - see elephants in their natural habitat and other beautiful birds and animals
DAY 4 - Stop 1
Learn all about the history and culture of Sri Lankans while visiting the exquisite Damulla Caves and their ancient wall paintings
Day 4 - Stop 2
Check out the local wholesale market and chit-chat with the locals
Day 4 - Stop 3
Stop for a sweet local delight: buffalo curd with palm syrup !
END
Drive back to Colombo and get ready to say goodbye to your awesome host!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Multi day trip details

Type
Private Multi day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
Duration
4 days
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Colombo
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
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What's included
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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.