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Scenic Sri Lanka

By Destination Sri Lanka
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About
This is a 7 days tour which is designed to discover the Hill Country, Tea Plantations in the Central Highlands and end your tour at the south coast beaches. Transportation in an Air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur, accommodation on half-board basis and entrance fees to the attractions are included in the rate. You will be visiting the Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala, Temple of the Tooth Relic Kandy, Tea Plantation and a factory and Horton Plains. Train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is also included (booking of seats on availability basis).  You will be able to witness a Kandyan Dance Performance & Cultural Show. You will be ending the tour at the South Coast. On arrival you will spend the first night in Negombo, second night in Kandy, next two nights in Nuwara Eliya and last two nights in the South Coast.

Ages 0-80
Duration: 7 days
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Live guide: English
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  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:
  • Negombo, Negombo, Western Province
Pickup details
  • Location Name: Colombo International Airport (Arrival Flight details required / chauffeur will pick the guests from the airport) Flight Number / Arrival Date & Time / Guests' Names are required
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
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    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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    • Destination Sri Lanka
      48
      Kandy, Sri Lanka
    • karenrK4053TD
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best of Sri Lanka
      I am more than happy to recommend “Destination Sri Lanka”! This travel agency organised a wonderful week’s travel around Sri Lanka for a friend and me. We got pro-active, friendly and efficient advice and help, both before and during out trip. The itinery and programme were excellent and varied and the selected hotels really good. Our driver, Rohan, was not only an excellent driver but also a mine of information. He was also kind and sensitive to our needs and wishes and was happy to adapt our plans accordingly. We had an absolutely wonderful week! Thank you, Destination Sri Lanka, and thank you, Rohan! Karen P.S. With hindsight, I might just have swapped one of the visits to an ancient capital for a wildlife safari tour
      Written 25 February 2024
    • AlexiSofia
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      great , exciting and educational 😃
      I found the service and response of this travel agency to be excellent! The itinerary was very well planned and show me a lot about the culture, customs and everyday life of Sri Lanka people. Additionally I have to mention about Rohan our driver.. who was. very informative and we felt safe when he was driving 😃 The communication was always quick and easy and I highly recommend Destination Sri Lanka if you want to have a great trip ..
      Written 24 February 2024
    • m_mutu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Destination Sri Lanka is a Reliable Travel Agency
      Based on very positive Trip Advisor reviews, we booked a round trip and a beach stay with Destination Sri Lanka. I found the service and response of this travel agency to be excellent. Easily 5-stars. My emails were promptly responded by Suren and he crafted a bespoke holiday as per our requirement covering the Cultural Triangle, Kandy, Train Trip, Ella, Yala and the South Coast of the Island. Some of the highlights were Sigiriya Lions Rock, the Train trip from Kandy to Demodara and Yala National Park visit by Safari Jeep. I need to specially mention about Nayana our driver + friend who was very informative, responsible and helpful throughout the tour. Thank you, Destination Sri Lanka for making our holiday a memorable one!
      Written 19 February 2024
    • 457sumuduw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      5 star ⭐️ review for Destination Sri Lanka
      This was our first time visiting Sri Lanka after 5 years, and we couldn’t have asked for a better travel experience. The expertise of Nalinda and Nimali accomodating for our family (which includes 3 kids) was very well done. Starting from Kandy, we had a beautiful stay at the Earl’s Regency - where everything was already taken care of by Nalinda. He made sure to create an itinerary for us, which covered Sigiriya, and a lovely 2 night at the Alia Resort with a beautiful view of the Sigiriya rock, followed by Kalpitiya whale watching and an eco-friendly stay - definitely a different experience for the whole family. The communication was always quick and easy to understand, and we highly recommend Destination Sri Lanka if you want a memorable trip to Sri Lanka 🇱🇰.
      Written 10 February 2024
    • Cruiser500715
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommended!
      I Highly Recommend "Destination Sri Lanka" Travel Agency This is the second time I’m using the services of Destination Sri Lanka. I would like to mention that they have exceeded our expectations this time as well. As previously Suren was involved in planning and making an itinerary to suite my requirement. I was communicating through WhatsApp most of the time and boy he was prompt in responding. We were warmly welcomed by the Destination Sri Lanka team at the airport and thereafter we were taken care by driver Dinesh during the round trip. The vehicle provided to us was in very good quality and comfortable. Dinesh was so friendly we felt that we are travelling with a friend of ours. In Kandy we met the Destination Sri Lanka owners Nalinda & Nimali who hosted a memorable BBQ dinner at their residence. Wow! What a surprise that was. I highly recommend Destination Sri Lanka for tailor made holidays!
      Written 8 February 2024
    • araliya-bud
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our trip with Japanese friends
      I took my Japanese friends to Sri Lanka for one week and I must say that Destination Sri Lanka is truly the best to have interacted with. The choice of the sites or hotels and all the arrangements with hotels were perfect and we had fantastic time throughout. I really thank Nalinda (The owner) and Suren ( Assistant) for all the works and dedication to complete this trip in total satisfaction.
      Written 3 February 2024
    • SSJan2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended
      Had the most amazing experience with them. Totally seamless with ho hassles whatsoever. Got us the best possible prices for all bookings. The entire trip was made pleasurable thanks to the services provided by them. Will highly recommend them for any personal or business trips.
      Written 8 November 2023
    • kiranappachu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Professional, warmth and Memorable
      The overall experience of travelling to Srilanka with Destination SriLanka as the travel agency has made it a memorable and worthwhile experience, Mr. Surain who assited us for the travel was kind enough to ensure all the arrangements from arrival till departure was taken care of. Highly recommend them for any type of travel to Srilanka
      Written 13 October 2023
    • Chupachups1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very knowledgeable and Impeccable service level
      While I did not end up using Destination Sri Lanka’s service for my own personal reason, I would still like to write a review for the incredible experience I had. Nimali was incredibly helpful throughout the entire decision making process. She has went above and beyond to tailor the itinerary for us (and i am quite picky in most of my friends’ view). She will offer advice when she sees potential issues and was never pushy about our tourist site and hotel choices, so we felt comfortable and safe in her arrangement for us. Whether it is English proficiency, response time or service level, she is no doubt the best. If you do not mind paying more to have everything being taken care of, Nimali is your go-to person.
      Written 5 December 2019
    • Rohit S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Srilanka Vacation
      A perfect holiday spent in Srilanka. Thanks to Iresh (Our Friend+guide+driver) who took us to all over Srilanka from south to north. He was with us for 5 days and was very professional and cooperative. Just to mention that his driving skills and traffic rules sense are excellent. Highly recomending Iresh for a nice Srilanka trip as he not just drives u, but also will guide u and gives correct advice. Thanks Iresh.
      Written 5 November 2018
    • Marinajennifer
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip from Kandy to Sigiriya and Minneriya
      My sister and I did a daytour with Iresh. He picked us up at 7am at Kandy after he already had to drive here from Colombo. He was very kind, helpful and drove us safely to Sigiriya and afterwards to Minneriya nationalpark and then back to Kandy! We saw many elephants, buffalos, birds, monkeys and more. We just can recommend Iresh and DSL as they are very easy to communicate with! Go for it!
      Written 2 May 2018
    • Susan B
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable Sri Lanka
      Just returned from a wonderful trip to this beautiful country . We had a 5 day tour organised by Nalinda ,incorporating all items on our wish list including visiting tea plantations , train journey and seeing elephants . Our driver/guide Irsh was great company ,informative and punctual -- he took us at 4am to Lipton's seat to watch a spectacular sunrise ,well worth the early start. The tour exceeded our expectations and we haope to return soon.
      Written 26 February 2018
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    Sanjay Prabhu
    Bengaluru, India11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    The entire trip was planned and executed flawlessly by Surain of Destination Sri Lanka. Right from the rim we landed in Colombo, the check-in at the Movenpick Hotel and the day-long trip to Galle and then shopping later was incredible. I must admit some of us were skeptical but everybody was very happy. Good food great hospitality really memorable. Will soon come back with family
    Written 12 September 2023
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    FOODIE888_9
    Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2018 • Couples
    My husband & I had the best 8 days in Sri Lanka! The people are all smiles, helpful, respectful and kind. The country has lots to offer and the food is so tasty and delicious! Our driver Irshad Hossen spent our last day in Colombo driving us around and opened up his home and introduced us to his family for tea. Made it a truly special experience for us and we enjoyed getting to know him better! Loved it all and we’ll definitely be back!
    Written 21 February 2018
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    kdstrawbridge
    Indianapolis, IN7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2017 • Friends
    Just returned from Sri Lanka and had a wonderful experience with the help of Destination Sri Lanka. I received many quotes from various tour companies and Namali made it easy to select her company. She is extremely professional, quick to answer questions and inquiries, well priced and eager to accommodate my specific needs. My only regret is not enlisting her services in the initial planning stages of this trip. Next time I will leave the planning to her as she is the pro!

    Our driver, Iresh, was energetic, fun, polite, and took great care of my friend and I throughout the trip. In addition to showing us the beautiful sites Sri Lanka has to offer, he was able to provide a glimpse into the local culture that truly made this an amazing experience. While sight seeing, driving or sharing a meal, he was quick to offer a story, advice or go out his way to ensure we had an incredible time.
    I made a fresh batch of Sri Lankan hoppers this morning thanks to his eagerness to find a local market that sold the special pans and hopper mix. This is just one of the many examples Iresh provided to make this trip a truly unique, memorable experience!! I highly recommend Iresh if you are looking for a fun experience in addition to seeing the beautiful country.
    Written 16 April 2017
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    Dear Ms Strawbridge, Many thanks for your time and effort in reviewing our services. We are glad to hear that you have had a wonderful time in Sri Lanka. Iresh is one of the best chauffeurs we have and he always goes out of the way to satisfy our clients. Hope you enjoyed the Sri Lankan Hoppers too. Please let us know when you wish to visit Sri Lanka again; we will do an attractive itinerary to suit you. Thank you for selecting “Destination Sri Lanka” as your travel partner. Nimali
    Written 24 April 2017
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    Tirre
    United Kingdom59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2016 • Couples
    In October/ November last year, I went on a holiday to Sri Lanka organised by Destination Sri Lanka and I can't thank them enough for providing such a comprehensive and enjoyable trip around the island. We felt we had a real adventure. From visiting World Heritage sites including the Buddhist temples, to the beautiful countryside of the tea plantations to having a rest on the beach. The tour was everything we envisioned and more. The team were extremely responsive and listened to our requests tailoring some of the tour to more of our taste. I can't recommend them enough. I would definitely use them again, it is great to use a local company to get their insights and knowledge. And the price for this luxury tour was extremely competitive.
    Thank you Destination Sri Lanka we hope to visit your beautiful island again.
    Written 27 January 2017
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    Dear Ms Tirre, Thank you very much for your time and effort in reviewing our services. We are glad to hear that you have had a wonderful time in Sri Lanka. Thank you for selecting “Destination Sri Lanka” as your tour partner. Nimali
    Written 2 February 2017
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    Jannita
    Bangkok, Thailand147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019 • Friends
    Our 6 days in Sri Lanka was wonderful. Thank you Destination Sri Lanka for kind advice and trip arrangement. We covered Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Udawalawe and Tangelle within 6 days. Special thank you to our driver, Mr. Shyam,who made things possible for us.

    Excellent Service!!

    I would recommend Destination Sri Lanka to everyone.
    Written 30 October 2019
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    Sylwia Ferguson
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019
    Destination Sri Lanka gave us a beautiful holiday. We were shown the most beautiful places and our trip was trouble free. Sri Lanka has everything to offer: mountains, sea, history, good food and above all, great hospitality. Our concerns following the terrorist bombings in April 2019 were put to rest and we felt safe, looked after and cared for.
    We chose this company from the Rough Guide and it exceeded our expectations. They arranged everything for us at the drop of a hat, and even changed our itinerary for us when we requested it while on tour, on one occasion finding us a new hotel at a few hours notice. Iresh our driver was very helpful and I could not managed without him. For busy people in need of a company which they can trust to book everything and organise the logistics of a tour, I strongly recommend Desination Sri Lanka. In choosing a tour operator, it is worth also noting that the company is Sri Lankan owned, meaning the money you pay stays in the country.
    Written 11 August 2019
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    Nigel B
    Nice, France14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • Couples
    Although we largely organised our own itinerary we used Destination Sri Lanka to provide a car and chauffeur for our vist covering all the typical tourist areas. In all our dealings beforehand, Nimal De Silva, the manager, was prompt and efficient, and offered various suggestions. Most importantly he stressed the flexibility we could enjoy dring the trip, and there were no hidden extras - we paid what we were quoted for.
    He met us at the airport, sorted ut local SIM cards etc. but for the majrity of the tour our driver was Jalayath who was a safe driver, prompt, efficient and very frendly. Whilst not a registered tourist guide (but we had all the information we wanted on sited from the Rough Guide) he was very helpful ensuring we bought the righ tickeys eyc at sites, and was a mine of information about a variety of aspects of Sri Lankan life, customs, food etc. that added sigbificantly to our enjoyment of the holiday.
    Written 24 March 2019
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    Dan W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • Couples
    We had a tour arranged in Sri Lanka in March 2019 which we booked in the UK. Our first trip to this wonderful tropical island. The organisation of the trip was very comprehensive and we were assigned Iresh as our guide and driver. Iresh is an exceptional driver and was hospitable and kind throughout our trip which went extremely well thanks to his knowledge, navigational skills and punctuality. I would highly recommend Sri Lanka as a holiday destination and Iresh as a reliable and hospitable guide to look after you and show you around.
    Written 21 March 2019
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    Heidi R
    Ames, IA43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2017 • Solo
    I greatly enjoyed visiting the places on my tour. In particular, Polonnaruwa was spectacular! The tea garden visit at Pedro Estates was amazing too! I also really enjoyed meeting the people on my trip. In addition, my guide Chathura was very knowledgeable and really looked after me. When the tour was over, I realized that I would have to come back and learn more about the beautiful country that is Sri Lanka!
    Written 4 March 2017
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    Dear Heidi, Thank you for taking the time to review our services. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer services. All our chauffeurs try their level best to provide an excellent service to exceed our guests’ expectations. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour to Sri Lanka and we are looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Thank You for selecting “Destination Sri Lanka” as your tour partner. Best Regards, Nimali
    Written 6 March 2017
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    Petrina M
    Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2017 • Couples
    We absolutely love Sri Lanka. The trip you put together for us has been outstanding. We have done so much and seen so many different sides of your beautiful country that it is lucky that I have been keeping a few notes every evening in order to remind us of the day's events.
    Highlights have been a fabulous morning hike on Horton Plains in glorious sunshine, the train trip to Nuwara Eliya, and of course the safari in Yala. And guess who saw not one but two leopard ? Admittedly one was walking away from us and the other one was in a tree but both were clear sightings. That was an exciting morning.

    Irish has been such a great guide. He has driven us safely, been an interesting and informative companion and we have felt so well looked after for the entire trip. You are very lucky to be able to call on him for your clients.

    Our tour has exceeded our expectations in every way all thanks to you.
    Written 28 February 2017
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    Dear Mrs Petrina M, Greetings from Destination Sri Lanka! Many thanks for taking the time to review our services. Hearing back from our fully satisfied guests is the best way to move forward. It is indeed a pleasure to hear that both of you enjoyed your tour to Sri Lanka with us. It is an honor meeting both of you in Kandy. Your kind words will definitely support Iresh in blossoming into an even better guide. Thank You for selecting “Destination Sri Lanka” as your tour partner. Nimali
    Written 2 March 2017
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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