Experience Sri Lanka in 3 days: from the cultural wonders of Kandy to the dynamic charm of Colombo and the coastal allure of Negombo's vibrant markets and serene beaches.
Embark on a captivating 3-day adventure through the vibrant tapestry of Sri Lanka, where every moment unfolds a new chapter of discovery. From the cultural marvels of Kandy to the dynamic allure of Colombo and the coastal charm of Negombo, this tour promises a symphony of experiences. Picture elephants in a majestic procession, cultural dances echoing the heartbeat of Sri Lanka, and vibrant markets against serene beaches.
Join us as we traverse landscapes rich in history, indulge in culinary delights, and soak in the unique atmosphere that defines the essence of this mesmerizing island nation. Your 3-day journey is a testament to the diversity and beauty that make Sri Lanka an unforgettable destination.
Welcome to day 01 of your Sri Lanka adventure, where the vibrant city of Kandy awaits to unveil its mystical charm! Picture this: perched above sea level, embraced by the majestic Everest and Hunnasgiriya Mountain Ranges, Kandy offers not only a chilled atmosphere but also a postcard-worthy view.
As you embark on the journey to Kandy, prepare to be mesmerized by a spectacle like no other – the graceful procession of elephants making their way to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage for their daily bath ritual. It's a moment that transcends time, etching itself into your memory as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Upon arrival in Kandy, immerse yourself in a captivating tour through a city adorned with lush greenery and surrounded by majestic mountains. The cultural dance performance is a true highlight, a vivid tapestry of Sri Lanka's rich heritage. Witness dancers bedecked in a kaleidoscope of costumes, moving to the rhythm of drums that echo the heartbeat of our culture.
Kandy isn't just a destination; it's the living embodiment of art, culture, and history. It beckons you to explore its wonders, making it an essential stop on your Sri Lanka tour.
- Arrive at Sri Lanka (Katunayake International Airport)
- A warm welcome from our Arabiers tour guide and driver at the airport
- Proceed to beautiful Kandy city
- On the way, stop by at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Check-in at the Tropical Hotel
- Later visit the Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic
- Visit the Spice village
- Learn how the best spices in the world are made
- Go for a village walk with the friendly locals
- Enjoy the grand Sri Lankan dinner buffet at the hotel
- Overnight stay at the hotel
Experience the lively and colorful Traditional Kandy Dance, a captivating showcase of Sri Lanka's cultural heritage.
Witness the heartwarming sight of elephants playing and bathing at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, contributing to conservation efforts.
Explore the world of exquisite gems in Kandy, known for its sapphires, rubies, and more, offering insights into gem cutting and craftsmanship.
Indulge in the authentic flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine with a plate of aromatic rice and flavorful fish curry, a must-try local dish.
Find tranquility amidst Kandy's lush greenery with a rejuvenating yoga session, harmonizing mind and body in serene surroundings.
Discover Kandy's rich craftsmanship with traditional woodwork, textiles, and pottery, offering unique souvenirs reflecting cultural heritage.
Get ready for day 02 of your Sri Lanka escapade! Start your morning with a delectable breakfast at the hotel, setting the tone for a day filled with exploration and excitement. First on the agenda is a visit to the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sacred site that adds a touch of spirituality to your journey through Sri Lanka.
Now, gear up for the bustling energy of Colombo, the commercial capital and beating heart of the island! As the most densely populated city and the financial hub of Sri Lanka, Colombo beckons with its vibrant charm and diverse offerings for tourists like yourself. Brace yourself for a culinary adventure as you step into the city's gastronomic landscape.
Hop onto a thrilling tuk-tuk ride, a quintessential experience that promises a blend of excitement and charm. Pause for a moment of indulgence as you partake in a delicate high tea, surrounded by the opulence of luxurious hotels that boast breathtaking views of the ocean.
But the excitement doesn't end there! Colombo comes alive, especially as the night falls. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city lights and a plethora of events that await your exploration. From cultural performances to the lively atmosphere of the night, Colombo promises to be a dynamic highlight of your tour.
- Wake up in the cool misty morning
- Taste a warm cup of the world’s best tea; Ceylon tea
- Devour a local breakfast buffet with tropical fruits for dessert
- Check out and proceed for the Kandy city tour
- Visit handmade Ceylon Batik workshops
- Proceed to Colombo city
- Tour around Colombo and chat with friendly locals
- Shop at the best shopping malls in Sri Lanka
- Check-in at the luxury hotel in Colombo
- Later, visit local restaurants and beachfront pubs
- Visit Colombo casinos and nightclubs for entertainment
Dive into Colombo's coastal flavors with a seafood adventure, savoring fresh prawns and flavorful fish curries.
Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's lively nightlife in Colombo, from chic rooftop bars to energetic nightclubs.
Admire the captivating Red Mosque (Jami Ul-Alfar) with its iconic red and white candy-striped exterior, adding cultural richness to Colombo.
Marvel at Colombo's modern-traditional blend from elevated spots, capturing skyscrapers and historic architecture in one panoramic view.
Explore Colombo authentically on a colorful tuk-tuk, weaving through bustling streets for a fun and local travel experience.
Relax and rejuvenate with Ayurveda spa treatments in Colombo, blending ancient healing practices with modern comfort for a wellness escape.
Embark on day 03 of your Sri Lanka adventure in Negombo, a city pulsating with multi-religious, cultural, and historical allure. Begin your morning with a delightful breakfast at the Negombo Beach Hotel, where the sea breeze and rhythmic waves set the stage for a memorable day.
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Negombo by exploring a Hindu temple. Discover the vibrant traditions, intricate rituals, and spiritual essences that add a unique flavor to the city's cultural landscape.
Next, venture to the bustling harbor to witness fishermen in action, bringing in their catch for sale. Marvel at the skill and determination of the fishermen as they bring in their catch for sale. It's a glimpse into the livelihood that shapes the heartbeat of Negombo.
Do not forget to take a stroll through the heart of Negombo, soaking in the city's atmosphere. Engage in a bit of retail therapy as you explore the local markets and shops. From traditional crafts to modern finds, Negombo's city center has treasures waiting to be discovered. Cap off your day by unwinding on the beautiful beaches of Negombo, where the golden sands and the azure waters create a tranquil setting.
- Breakfast at Negombo Beach Hotel
- Explore the Culture of Hindus in the temple
- Sightseeing the harbor in which the fishermen in Negombo fish for sale
- Walk in the city center and do some shopping
Unwind on Negombo's expansive sandy beaches, offering a perfect retreat for relaxation and coastal bliss.
Immerse in Negombo's rich history with a visit to its centuries-old fishing industry, where traditional techniques continue to thrive.
Discover Negombo's vibrant city culture, a blend of historic charm, bustling markets, and welcoming locals.
Conveniently conclude your journey with a smooth drop-off at Katunayake Airport, situated in close proximity to Negombo.