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Highlight Tour in Sri Lanka

Experience the Highlight Tour

Trip Length

10 Days


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WhenTo Go

Any time of the year


Airport– Hotel – Tour – Airport

Ceylon Green Tours has designed a 10-day Highlight Tour of Sri Lanka that includes everything you need to make the most of your vacation. 
The itinerary covers a diverse range of landscapes, from stunning beaches to breathtaking panoramic views of the highlands and abundant wildlife.

Discover Galle and the Dutch fort with his rich history and several colonial influences
Experience and marvel at the imposing and impressive Rawana Waterfalls
Enjoy the picturesque beauty of Sri Lanka during the epic train ride from Ella to Nuwara Eliya
Exploring ancient ruins in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and learn about Lankan history


When you arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, collect your luggage, and go through the exit, your personal tour guide will take you to a luxurious and comfortable vehicle. On the way to Galle, the Madu River boat safari will be your first stop on this 10-day Highlight Tour of Sri Lanka. After an interesting and exciting safari through the lagoons and mangroves, check in for the night at the hotel in Galle.


Galle is the most beautiful city on the south coast and has a rich history with several colonial influences—the Portuguese and the Dutch are the best known. The Dutch Fort is certainly the most famous sight in Galle, and the adjacent district offers numerous restaurants, cafes, souvenir boutiques, ice cream parlors, and churches to discover.

On your way to Yala National Park, you will visit the dream beaches on the south coast and the picturesque Matara Underground Temple. Your overnight stay at the selected hotel in Yala.


On the next early morning, you will explore the wildlife in Sri Lanka by going on a jeep safari in Yala National Park. Afterward, it goes to the highlands to Ella, on the way the imposing Rawana Waterfalls await you, the picturesque Nine Arche Bridge, and the view over the beautiful Ella Gap canyon. Upon reaching, you will check in to the selected hotel in Ella for the night.

Nuwara Eliya

In the morning, simply enjoy the view of the landscape and the sunrise over Little Adams Peak. Then you will proceed to the train station in Ella to take your train journey through the highlands of Sri Lanka to Nuwara Eliya (Nanu Oya). Sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the most breathtaking landscapes on this planet!

Arrived in Nuwara Eliya discover on a walk the Gregory Lake, “Little England” with its colonial buildings and the fruit market. You will check in to the selected hotel in Nuwara Eliya for the night.


On Day 5 of this Highlight Tour in Sri Lanka, you will visit the beautiful Ramboda waterfalls, Tea Factory, and tea plantations. In the evening you will attend the ceremony in the tooth temple of Kandy and can obtain the blessings from the monks. We will then take you to a selected hotel for your overnight stay in Kandy.

Sigiriya / Dambulla / Polonnaruwa

In the morning you will visit Sri Lanka’s largest and most impressive Botanical Royal Garden. The botanical is renowned for its beautiful flowers, trees, and orchids in particular.

En route leads you to the famous and colorful Matale Hindu Temple, and you can take a stop at Sri Lanka’s largest vegetable and fruit market. Upon reaching Habarana, you will check into the selected hotel for the next three nights. In the evening, you can walk around Kandalama Lake in beautiful nature until sunset.

On day 7 during your climb, you will see the beautiful cloud girl frescoes painted on the rocks and a lion gate as the entrance to the palace. Once at the top, you will see the ruins of the palace as well as a breathtaking view of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Also visit the World Heritage-listed Dambulla Cave Temple, which was built in ancient times. Here, you can discover more historical remnants.

On day 8, we will take you to the Ancient and World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa. Large stupas and temples with numerous Buddha figures, as well as parks, gardens, and palaces, are waiting to be discovered in the extensive complex.


Explore Anuradhapura, the most important pilgrimage site in the country today. For more than a thousand years, Anuradhapura was the center of many Sinhala royal dynasties. After significant excavations of palaces, monasteries, and monuments, it is once again an important center in Sri Lanka. In Anuradhapura, you will sleep over at the selected hotel.

Transfer to Airport/Hotel

On the last day, you can visit the on the way to the Airport (driving time about 4 hours) or book Hotel the Mihintale Rock Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka. With Ceylon Green Tours, you have now reached the end of this 10-day Highlight Tour through Sri Lanka

We hope that this itinerary suits you and covers the places of your interest in Sri Lanka. If you want to make further changes, please contact us. We will then tailor-make the itinerary for you. Our Ceylon Green Tours team is looking forward to hearing from you!