Budget tour operators Sri Lanka

10 days/ 9 nights – The Golden Route

10 days/ 9 nights – The Golden route

This tour brings you the ultimate blend of Sri Lanka’s personality. The landmarks that are very unique to the nation, the pride history built around religions, the pristine beaches to relax, wildlife in & around the rich Isle will mesmerize you for rest of your lifetime.

Exclusive
  • Tour duration can be adjusted as per your interest
  • This is a private tour suits to a couple, family or group of friends

Tour Highlights

Destinations
  • The Sigiriya Citadel lion rock.
  • The Dambulla cave temple arts.
  • Polonnaruwa Kingdom.
  • Minneriya Elephant safari.
  • Temple of the mountain top: Bahirawa kanda.
  • The Kandy temple of the tooth of Lord Buddha.
  • A cultural show of traditional music and dances.
  • Yala national park. World’s highest Leopard dense forest!
  • A visit to world’s biggest living creature adventure. The Blue whales watching at Mirissa.
  • Galle Dutch fortress and colonial civilization.
  • Turtle hatchery visit.
  • Pristine down south beach relaxation.
Activities
  • Village safari visit.
  • Tea estate & factory visit.
  • Train ride via scenic hill country.
  • Safari tour at Yala forest.
  • Whales & Dolphins watching.
  • Snorkeling through coral gardens at Hikka.
  • Turtle life watching.

Important facts & notes

  • Temperature – 27° C to 30° C
  • Accepted currencies – Sri Lankan rupees, Sterling pounds, US dollars, Euros
  • Languages – English, Sinhala & Tamil
  • Special dress codes? – Long trousers or skirt and a top with sleeves is required when visiting religious sites.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner

 

10 Days at $ 1,150/- pp

INQUIRE NOW >>

Or mail us: tours@travelerceylon.com

What’s Included & Excluded

Includes
  • Accommodation throughout the tour at 3 Star luxury Hotels.
  • Breakfast & dinner at 3 star hotels throughout the tour.
  • All transportation in the country, by a fully air conditioned luxury vehicle.
  • Entrance fees at all attractions specified above.
  • Specialist History guide service at Kandy.
  • Hill country train ride tickets.
  • All costs related to Yala Safari ride.
  • Whales watching passenger boat fare.
  • English speaking chauffeur fee.
  • Express way toll fee.
  • All Govt. taxes related to the tour.
Excludes
  • Air fares.
  • Lunch throughout the tour.
  • Visa processing & charges.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Vehicle used for personal interests besides the Itinerary.
  • Any other services not specified above.

tour itinerary

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL, VISIT CAVE TEMPLES AT DAMBULLA

  • Depart your country on booked flight to Colombo International airport.
  • Arrive to Colombo airport, meet the Traveler Ceylon Tours airport representative and get introduced to the tour chauffeur.
  • Travel three hours in to the Island, to Dambulla.
  • Witness the most amazing collection of Buddha statues and cave arts of the world. You will experience visitors staring at cave walls and statues with lightened eyes for hours including yourself!
  • At completion relax at the temple environment and move to the hotel.
  • Dinner at Hotel.
Nice Place hotel -dambulla
Nice Place Hotel & restaurant has been created in a unique design with a vision to blend the accommodations in a natural surroundings of trees,bushes,birds and innocent wild animals.

DAY 2 | CLIMB SIGIRIYA LION’S FORTRESS

  • After breakfast visit the greatest fortress of all of Sri Lanka. The top tourist attraction of Ceylon. The mighty Sigiriya citadel!
  • At completion go on an epic village safari tour consists with Bullock cart ride, tuk tuk ride, canoe ride on a lake & experience the culture of a real Sri Lankan village.
  • Return to Hotel for the dinner & overnight stay.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel Nice Place.

DAY 3 | POLONNARUWA; THE MIGHTY KINGDOM, ELEPHANT SAFARI

  • A whole day time travel visit to the 2nd greatest Era of Sri Lanka, The mighty Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. The King’s Lived in this era were so powerful, some conquered the southern most parts of India and brought Indians as slaves to re-built the cities destroyed by Indo-Sri Lankan wars.
  • At completion go on an off road elephant back ride.(optional)
  • After Lunch, visit Minneriya National Park for a epic Elephant safari tour.
  • Dinner and over night stay at Nice Place Hotel.

DAY 4 | TRANSFER TO KANDY, THE CULTURAL CAPITAL

  • Breakfast & check-out from hotel.
  • Transfer to Kandy, enter the magnificent hill country.
  • Visit a spice garden on route. Discover why local cuisine satisfies your taste buds this much.
  • At Kandy, visit the Bahirawa kanda temple & be amazed by the 360° view of Kandy city and landscapes of Hill country.
  • After lunch check-in to the hotel.
  • Visit a cultural show in the evening that mesmerizes you from traditional music and dances.
Gangula Villa - Kandy
From the chirping of the birds in the surrounding trees to the welcome drink upon arrival, Gangula Villa has been designed to offer the ultimate sensory experience. Nestled amidst lush mountains, the villa offers luxury sumptuous rooms, tastefully designed to ensure that every guest is well and truly pampered. The location, ambiance and impeccable service at the hotel promises the discerning traveler a unique experience.

DAY 5 | VISIT HONORED TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH, TRAIN RIDE TO ELLA

  • Visit temple of the Tooth, The holiest temple for the World’s Buddhist community after India’s Lord Buddha’s Enlightened Bodhgaya.
  • Be mesmerized by the Buddhist chants, religious arts & devotees at the temple.
  • Visit the King’s Palace & get to know why Tooth of Lord Buddha resides inside of the King’s Palace.
  • Be at Kandy station by noon and get on-board to train to Ella.
  • The one of a life time train ride that you will never forget. Visit iconic Ella village by train via hill country. The views will make your eyes glued to the passing tea lands.
  • Check-in to Ella hotel.
Planter's Bungalow - Ella
A unique location where you can relax, in true hill-country style. The climate is rated as one of the best in Sri Lanka – cool evenings and warm days offer a respite from the heat of the coastal resorts. High up here at 1000 metres surrounded by the vast panoramas of the Ella Gap. Karandagolla is slightly lower down than the cooler tea gardens of Badulla giving us a more tropical air and richer variety of exotic plants and fauna.

DAY 6 | DAY AT SCENIC ELLA

  • Wake up early morning looking at a Billion-dollar mountain range view!
  • Hike up to The Little Adam’s peak mountain range. Be amazed by 360 degree views of untouched natural beauty.
  • At-completion, transfer to Tissa, boarder village to Yala game park.
Gaga Bees Chalets - Tissa
Gaga bees Yala is an eco friendly boutique resort located an edge of a beautiful rice field our every chalets faces to the rice field and a mountain. Beautiful out door swimming pool gives a great value addition to the resort, it has a Jacuzzi bench too, when some one sit on the Jacuzzi bench he or she-can enjoy the awesome view of rice field and mountain,specially in evening they can enjoy the sun set with golden red color sky.

DAY 7 | SAFARI DAY AT YALA

  • Get up early morning & get ready to witness the Ceylon’s unique wild life that you were so excited about from the beginning.
  • Be lucky to witness a hunt of a Leopard or heard of leopards resting on the road.
  • At completion return to the eco friendly hotel, refresh, lunch and check-out to transfer to down south Mirissa beach village.
Culture Resort Sri Lanka
Down south Sri Lankan culture has its unique form of hospitality. Influenced by the Theravada Buddhism and the traditional value system of fishing and farming culture. Culture Resort is in Polhena, which is a traditional fishing and farming hamlet, in Matara. In farming culture, food is often offered as a way of showing respect and contentedness. Whereas, the fishing cultural value system represents the notion that ” you better enjoy your life here and now”.

DAY 8 | WHALES WATCHING AT MIRISSA

  • Wake-up early morning, join with a Trawler Boat heading to deep Indian ocean, for the Whales expedition and say Hi to Friendly Dolphins.
  • At completion visit world famous Galle Dutch fortress built in 16th century.
  • Lunch inside the fortress, experiencing the high end colonial life in Sri Lanka.
  • Visit a Turtle hatchery and fall in love with just born turtle cubs.
  • Relax the rest of the evening at vibrant and colorful Mirissa beach.
  • Dinner at Mirissa beach under chimney lights choosing your own sea food cuisine.
  • Overnight stay at Culture resort Matara.

DAY 9 | DAY BY THE BEACH AT BEAUTIFUL MIRISSA

  • A perfect tropical relaxing beach day at amazing Mirissa beach.
  • Overnight stay at Culture resort Matara.

DAY 10 | DEPARTURE

  • Check-out transfer to the airport to catch the flight back to country.

 

 

*** END OF THE TOUR ***

Tour Extensions

Do you wish to spend more days in this magical Island? We have two perfect extension suggestions.

Note: Selecting one of following extension plan is provided on our booking form under, “Tour Extensions”

Extend your tour with a Pristine beach stay

Temple tree resort and spa

Spend few days at Iconic Temple tree resort feeling the true magic of tropical island getting close to Sri Lankan culture.

  1. Sea view room with breakfast & dinner
  2. Snorkeling coral gardens
  3. Turtle life stalking
  4. 40 kilo meter vehicle allowance
$ 90/- per day, per person

Extend your tour with a Nature friendly stay

nice place hotel -dambulla
Nice Place Hotel & restaurant has been created in a unique design with a vision to blend the accommodations in a natural surroundings of trees,bushes,birds and innocent wild animals.

Spend few days at heavenly feeling Nice Place hotel. The true eco-friendly hotel & surrounding villages are absolute relaxation.

  1. Luxury villas in the perfect environment with breakfast & dinner
  2. Cycling among rural villages
  3. PIdurangala hiking & trekking
  4. 40 kilo meter vehicle allowance
$ 90/- per day, per person
Date of departing
Number of adults
Number of children

Extend my vacation

(Additional days to stay in Sri Lanka excluding Main Tour days)

MY EXTENSION PLAN

Extend your Sri Lankan vacation & feel the purely different culture & nature of Sri Lanka staying at an iconic resort.
We have two perfect extension plans for you to select. (Extension plans are detailed below the itinerary)

Number of additional days wish to stay

My travel partners are my,

FamilyFriendsRomantic

* First name
Last name
* Email address
Telephone
Additional Details to be concerned to organizers
What is? 4+3=?

* Required fields

10 Days at $ 1,150/- pp

INQUIRE NOW >>

Or mail us: tours@travelerceylon.com

10 days/ 9 nights – The Golden Route

10 days/ 9 nights – The Golden route

This tour brings you the ultimate blend of Sri Lanka’s personality. The landmarks that are very unique to the nation, the pride history built around religions, the pristine beaches to relax, wildlife in & around the rich Isle will mesmerize you for rest of your lifetime.

Exclusive
  • Tour duration can be adjusted as per your interest
  • This is a private tour suits to a couple, family or group of friends

Tour Highlights

Destinations
  • The Sigiriya Citadel lion rock.
  • The Dambulla cave temple arts.
  • Polonnaruwa Kingdom.
  • Minneriya Elephant safari.
  • Temple of the mountain top: Bahirawa kanda.
  • The Kandy temple of the tooth of Lord Buddha.
  • A cultural show of traditional music and dances.
  • Yala national park. World’s highest Leopard dense forest!
  • A visit to world’s biggest living creature adventure. The Blue whales watching at Mirissa.
  • Galle Dutch fortress and colonial civilization.
  • Turtle hatchery visit.
  • Pristine down south beach relaxation.
Activities
  • Village safari visit.
  • Tea estate & factory visit.
  • Train ride via scenic hill country.
  • Safari tour at Yala forest.
  • Whales & Dolphins watching.
  • Snorkeling through coral gardens at Hikka.
  • Turtle life watching.

Important facts & notes

  • Temperature – 27° C to 30° C
  • Accepted currencies – Sri Lankan rupees, Sterling pounds, US dollars, Euros
  • Languages – English, Sinhala & Tamil
  • Special dress codes? – Long trousers or skirt and a top with sleeves is required when visiting religious sites.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner

 

10 Days at $ 1,150/- pp

INQUIRE NOW >>

Or mail us: tours@travelerceylon.com

What’s Included & Excluded

Includes
  • Accommodation throughout the tour at 3 Star luxury Hotels.
  • Breakfast & dinner at 3 star hotels throughout the tour.
  • All transportation in the country, by a fully air conditioned luxury vehicle.
  • Entrance fees at all attractions specified above.
  • Specialist History guide service at Kandy.
  • Hill country train ride tickets.
  • All costs related to Yala Safari ride.
  • Whales watching passenger boat fare.
  • English speaking chauffeur fee.
  • Express way toll fee.
  • All Govt. taxes related to the tour.
Excludes
  • Air fares.
  • Lunch throughout the tour.
  • Visa processing & charges.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Vehicle used for personal interests besides the Itinerary.
  • Any other services not specified above.

tour itinerary

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL, VISIT CAVE TEMPLES AT DAMBULLA

  • Depart your country on booked flight to Colombo International airport.
  • Arrive to Colombo airport, meet the Traveler Ceylon Tours airport representative and get introduced to the tour chauffeur.
  • Travel three hours in to the Island, to Dambulla.
  • Witness the most amazing collection of Buddha statues and cave arts of the world. You will experience visitors staring at cave walls and statues with lightened eyes for hours including yourself!
  • At completion relax at the temple environment and move to the hotel.
  • Dinner at Hotel.
Nice Place hotel -dambulla
Nice Place Hotel & restaurant has been created in a unique design with a vision to blend the accommodations in a natural surroundings of trees,bushes,birds and innocent wild animals.

DAY 2 | CLIMB SIGIRIYA LION’S FORTRESS

  • After breakfast visit the greatest fortress of all of Sri Lanka. The top tourist attraction of Ceylon. The mighty Sigiriya citadel!
  • At completion go on an epic village safari tour consists with Bullock cart ride, tuk tuk ride, canoe ride on a lake & experience the culture of a real Sri Lankan village.
  • Return to Hotel for the dinner & overnight stay.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel Nice Place.

DAY 3 | POLONNARUWA; THE MIGHTY KINGDOM, ELEPHANT SAFARI

  • A whole day time travel visit to the 2nd greatest Era of Sri Lanka, The mighty Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. The King’s Lived in this era were so powerful, some conquered the southern most parts of India and brought Indians as slaves to re-built the cities destroyed by Indo-Sri Lankan wars.
  • At completion go on an off road elephant back ride.(optional)
  • After Lunch, visit Minneriya National Park for a epic Elephant safari tour.
  • Dinner and over night stay at Nice Place Hotel.

DAY 4 | TRANSFER TO KANDY, THE CULTURAL CAPITAL

  • Breakfast & check-out from hotel.
  • Transfer to Kandy, enter the magnificent hill country.
  • Visit a spice garden on route. Discover why local cuisine satisfies your taste buds this much.
  • At Kandy, visit the Bahirawa kanda temple & be amazed by the 360° view of Kandy city and landscapes of Hill country.
  • After lunch check-in to the hotel.
  • Visit a cultural show in the evening that mesmerizes you from traditional music and dances.
Gangula Villa - Kandy
From the chirping of the birds in the surrounding trees to the welcome drink upon arrival, Gangula Villa has been designed to offer the ultimate sensory experience. Nestled amidst lush mountains, the villa offers luxury sumptuous rooms, tastefully designed to ensure that every guest is well and truly pampered. The location, ambiance and impeccable service at the hotel promises the discerning traveler a unique experience.

DAY 5 | VISIT HONORED TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH, TRAIN RIDE TO ELLA

  • Visit temple of the Tooth, The holiest temple for the World’s Buddhist community after India’s Lord Buddha’s Enlightened Bodhgaya.
  • Be mesmerized by the Buddhist chants, religious arts & devotees at the temple.
  • Visit the King’s Palace & get to know why Tooth of Lord Buddha resides inside of the King’s Palace.
  • Be at Kandy station by noon and get on-board to train to Ella.
  • The one of a life time train ride that you will never forget. Visit iconic Ella village by train via hill country. The views will make your eyes glued to the passing tea lands.
  • Check-in to Ella hotel.
Planter's Bungalow - Ella
A unique location where you can relax, in true hill-country style. The climate is rated as one of the best in Sri Lanka – cool evenings and warm days offer a respite from the heat of the coastal resorts. High up here at 1000 metres surrounded by the vast panoramas of the Ella Gap. Karandagolla is slightly lower down than the cooler tea gardens of Badulla giving us a more tropical air and richer variety of exotic plants and fauna.

DAY 6 | DAY AT SCENIC ELLA

  • Wake up early morning looking at a Billion-dollar mountain range view!
  • Hike up to The Little Adam’s peak mountain range. Be amazed by 360 degree views of untouched natural beauty.
  • At-completion, transfer to Tissa, boarder village to Yala game park.
Gaga Bees Chalets - Tissa
Gaga bees Yala is an eco friendly boutique resort located an edge of a beautiful rice field our every chalets faces to the rice field and a mountain. Beautiful out door swimming pool gives a great value addition to the resort, it has a Jacuzzi bench too, when some one sit on the Jacuzzi bench he or she-can enjoy the awesome view of rice field and mountain,specially in evening they can enjoy the sun set with golden red color sky.

DAY 7 | SAFARI DAY AT YALA

  • Get up early morning & get ready to witness the Ceylon’s unique wild life that you were so excited about from the beginning.
  • Be lucky to witness a hunt of a Leopard or heard of leopards resting on the road.
  • At completion return to the eco friendly hotel, refresh, lunch and check-out to transfer to down south Mirissa beach village.
Culture Resort Sri Lanka
Down south Sri Lankan culture has its unique form of hospitality. Influenced by the Theravada Buddhism and the traditional value system of fishing and farming culture. Culture Resort is in Polhena, which is a traditional fishing and farming hamlet, in Matara. In farming culture, food is often offered as a way of showing respect and contentedness. Whereas, the fishing cultural value system represents the notion that ” you better enjoy your life here and now”.

DAY 8 | WHALES WATCHING AT MIRISSA

  • Wake-up early morning, join with a Trawler Boat heading to deep Indian ocean, for the Whales expedition and say Hi to Friendly Dolphins.
  • At completion visit world famous Galle Dutch fortress built in 16th century.
  • Lunch inside the fortress, experiencing the high end colonial life in Sri Lanka.
  • Visit a Turtle hatchery and fall in love with just born turtle cubs.
  • Relax the rest of the evening at vibrant and colorful Mirissa beach.
  • Dinner at Mirissa beach under chimney lights choosing your own sea food cuisine.
  • Overnight stay at Culture resort Matara.

DAY 9 | DAY BY THE BEACH AT BEAUTIFUL MIRISSA

  • A perfect tropical relaxing beach day at amazing Mirissa beach.
  • Overnight stay at Culture resort Matara.

DAY 10 | DEPARTURE

  • Check-out transfer to the airport to catch the flight back to country.

 

 

*** END OF THE TOUR ***

Tour Extensions

Do you wish to spend more days in this magical Island? We have two perfect extension suggestions.

Note: Selecting one of following extension plan is provided on our booking form under, “Tour Extensions”

Extend your tour with a Pristine beach stay

Temple tree resort and spa

Spend few days at Iconic Temple tree resort feeling the true magic of tropical island getting close to Sri Lankan culture.

  1. Sea view room with breakfast & dinner
  2. Snorkeling coral gardens
  3. Turtle life stalking
  4. 40 kilo meter vehicle allowance
$ 90/- per day, per person

Extend your tour with a Nature friendly stay

nice place hotel -dambulla
Nice Place Hotel & restaurant has been created in a unique design with a vision to blend the accommodations in a natural surroundings of trees,bushes,birds and innocent wild animals.

Spend few days at heavenly feeling Nice Place hotel. The true eco-friendly hotel & surrounding villages are absolute relaxation.

  1. Luxury villas in the perfect environment with breakfast & dinner
  2. Cycling among rural villages
  3. PIdurangala hiking & trekking
  4. 40 kilo meter vehicle allowance
$ 90/- per day, per person
Date of departing
Number of adults
Number of children

Extend my vacation

(Additional days to stay in Sri Lanka excluding Main Tour days)

MY EXTENSION PLAN

Extend your Sri Lankan vacation & feel the purely different culture & nature of Sri Lanka staying at an iconic resort.
We have two perfect extension plans for you to select. (Extension plans are detailed below the itinerary)

Number of additional days wish to stay

My travel partners are my,

FamilyFriendsRomantic

* First name
Last name
* Email address
Telephone
Additional Details to be concerned to organizers
What is? 4+3=?

* Required fields

10 Days at $ 1,150/- pp

INQUIRE NOW >>

Or mail us: tours@travelerceylon.com

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