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Best Sightseeing Tours in Srilanka

Ahah! Well, if you are tired and sick of the maddening rush in the city, then you shall take a break to a land far away to grab all your anxieties. Just leave everything and all the deadlines and the E-mails hovering on your head and head to Srilanka - The land of that is the ultimate healer of your anxieties. It is a jewel-shaped country in the Indian Ocean known for its pristine beaches, a medley of the landscape and quaint topography, delicious food, abundant wildlife and much more. It is a bag full of exploration and adventure.


It is the neighbouring country of India that has its own mythological significance with Indian traditions and culture, yet both the nations share their own charm. When in Srilanka you can hop onto the best of the islands and explore amazing marine life. The coastal line has an abundance of marine life and corals to witness. When we talk about travelling through the country it is comparatively easy, you get a local transport but at times it is a bit chaotic, but that's all good with the views you witness. Language can be a hassle but English is widely spoken.

 

When in Sri Lanka take a comprehensive sightseeing tour as per your travel plan and itinerary. Start your journey from the coastal lines of Colombo that has no end till Trincomalee. If you want to take some cycling and biking trip then Family cycling tour in Galle and mountain biking tour in Akuressa can be the best option. There are many options for a day trip which includes - ancient tour to Sri Lanka, Sinharaja Rainforest, a day safari in Galle or taking scuba diving in the blue waters of Indian Ocean. To experience the magical views and iconic landscapes take a Scenic tour of Kandy in an Airplane.

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    Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka
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    Bentota

    About the Activity:Climb aboard on your very own chartered boat and cruise through the sea to see the scenery of Bruwela and Bentota.During this three hours journey, starting from 9 AM, while on board, you can relax and revel in a luxurious environment and also learn how to sail.The boat stops at a wonderful cove, where you can take a jump in the waters or go snorkeling and paddle boarding. Explore and marvel at the sight of the Barberyn island and its light house during the tour.End your amazing sailing trip at around 12 PM.

    h3 Hours
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    6% OFF

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    Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala

    About the Activity: Delight in this amazing Blue Whale watching tour, witness these huge sea animals leaping out of the water in an experience like never before.Get picked up from your hotels at around 6 AM and reach the Mirissa Harbor from where at around 6.30 AM the boats will take you to the whale watching locations. The complete activity will take around 2-4 hours, depending up on the sight of the whales.After the whale watching, continue your journey and enjoy the time visiting turtle hatchery point, where you can watch cute little turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.Continue your journey and visit the age old tradition of stilt fishing at Koggala where fishermen sit balanced far from shore atop sticks and twine, hanging fishing rods into schools of fish.Aftermath, visit the famous Moonstone mine place and followed by an exciting shopping trip to the markets of Bentota.End your trip at around 2 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels. 

    h8 Hours
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    8% OFF

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    Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka
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    Matale

    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of Riverston, located approximately 30 km from the Matale town.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy and commence your exploration by 8:30 AM in the morning after reaching Riverston and enjoy the view until it is dusk.Visit the two great waterfalls of Riverston “Sera Ella” and “Bambarakiri Ella which will get refreshed and rejuvenated.Embark on a 4 KM trek along the Sera Ella waterfalls and passing through the beautiful dense forest. Aftermath, enjoy a lip-smacking lunch and proceed to enjoy a photography session in Pitawala Pathana trail and witness the beauty of the surroundings. At around 5.30 PM in the evening, end your trip and head back to Kandy by getting dropped off to your respective hotel. 

    h9 Hours
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    5% OFF

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    Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana
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    Habarana

    About the Activity:Habarana, located 210 km north east from Colombo is the transit point for the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Get ready for an amazing elephant safari as you enthrall in this 4 hour activity, starting at around 10 AMThe ride would take you over the main road, the pathways, villages, jungles, swamp and river. Post this embark on a boat ride to visualize local village life.Learn the unique ways and the culture of the locals during a village tour. Hop onto a boat and reach the river bank - transfer to a village house by a jeep for a scrumptious local village lunch.Return with a bag full of memories as your tour concludes at around 2 PM. 

    h4 Hours
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    20% OFF

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    Colombo

    About the Activity:The exciting tour of exploring south of Sri Lanka starts as you get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 07:30AM to go towards Galle and then onwards to Hikkaduwa.At Hikkaduwa, embark on a boat ride to see the marine life of the reefs.Thereafter, you will be visiting a mask factory at Ambalangoda and see how the master craftsmen prepare these artifacts that are famous world over.Post that, you will be visiting the turtle hatchery and move on towards Bentota to embark on a water safari in Madu Ganga.End your amazing southern Sri Lanka exploration at around 11.30 PM by getting dropped off to your respective hotels in Colombo. 

    h15 Hours
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    7% OFF

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    Galle

    About the Activity:If you are looking for an amazing day tour to Galle in Sri Lanka, this is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotel in Galle at around 7:00 AM and begin your trip to visit the turtle hatchery point located 5 Km north of Balapitiya where you can see the cute little turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.Aftermath, take a walk through spice herbal garden, and acquaint yourself more about the local plantation.Embark on an approx. 2 hour Madu river boat safari and delight in the picturesque environs accompanying you. Later, visit the famous mask factory in Ambalangoda and then reach Moonstone mine place at Hikkaduwa and admire the skill of locales in extracting this precious stone. Admire the stunning Buddhist temple, Cinnamon Island, Hikkaduwa, Galle dutch fort city and T-Sunami photo museum.Conclude this exciting trip by going on a shopping spree in Bentota and then you will be dropped off to your hotel in Galle at around 5:00 PM.

    h10 Hours
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    Sabaragamuwa

    About the Activity: Embark on a day tour to Sinharaja rain forest reserve to see the nature's gifts being lulled and preserved.Get picked up from your hotels in Sabaragamuwa at around 6 AM and start your tour by taking a walk in the tea plantation estates and delight in the lush-greenery surrounding you.Aftermath, start your exploration of  Sinharaja Rain Forest, which is rich in vivid range of flora and fauna, and enjoy the presence of various animals and reptiles delighting in this wild experience.Continue your journey, drive to the beautiful paddy fields and acquaint yourself more about the local rice cultivation, methods and later pay a visit to the rubber plantation and know more about this local produce.End this delightful day trip by paying a visit to the solacing Big Buddha Temple before getting dropped to your hotels in the evening. 

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    6% OFF

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  • About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM in an air conditioned vehicle to roam around the ancient places Dambulla and Sigiriya.First, indulge in an amazing excursion that will take you to Dambulla and explore its beautiful place adorning various quaint masterpieces that are known for enticing tourists from all over the globe.Explore Cave temple, rock cut temple and Golden temple in Dambulla and admire the awe-inspiring architecture of these age old attractions.After that visit Sigiriya Museum which is one of Asia’s major archaeological sites and know more about fifth-century urban planning, architecture, gardening and other household techniques at this archaeological site.End your amazing exploration of ancient Sri Lanka at around 5.30 PM by getting dropped off to your respective hotels in Colombo.  

    h10 Hours
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    6% OFF

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    Haputale

    About the Activity: Delight in this trekking expedition that enables you to witness the stunning beauty of the misty mountains in Haputale in Sri Lanka.Enthrall in a trip that provides you with scenic views of the tea estates and surrounding hills.Hike through lush-green thickets while enjoying the scenic landscapes comprising of stunning waterfalls, tea estates, green paddy fields sprawling the region.Witness diversified flora and fauna with a trip to Horton Plains National Park.Get ready to be astonished with the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place as you make it your abode for 3 days.

    d3 Days n2 Nights
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    6% OFF

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    Kitulgala

    About this Activity: Embark on this delightful uphill and downhill cycling expedition starting from Hatton to Kithulgala that enables you to explore the real beauty of Sri Lanka.This ride through rugged mountainous terrain takes you through stunning tea estates and rubber plantations.Make your way through beautiful tiny hamlets and witness the local life of the people.Enthrall in this trip that provides you with stunning scenery and the local village lifestyles from close.

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    Galle

    About the Activity: The journey of a sightseeing tour through coastal Sri Lanka begins as you are picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery that aims to protect the sea turtles and their eggs where you can witness the turtles hatching and crawling towards the ocean. Thereafter, you will be proceeding towards Madu Ganga, where you can enjoy a river safari for 1.5 Hours.The evening brings with it, a visit to Galle Fort and the lighthouse which is built in the Dutch style of architecture.End your amazing exploration trip of coastal Sri Lanka at around 6 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels in Colombo. 

    h11 Hours
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    7% OFF

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    Akuressa

    About The Activity: Enthrall in a 35 km bike ride through the tea plantation in Akuressa, the journey is a relatively leisurely with small uphill climbs and terrains. Get picked up from your hotel in Galle Fort, Unawatuna or Koggala at around 8.30 AM in the morning and proceed to the starting point. Enjoy a pit stop for a refreshment at the tea plantation and take a 15 minute walk to the river where you can enjoy a dip in the fresh waters of Hiyare Rain forest. The bike ride is provided with all necessary equipment for an enjoyable ride through the rough terrains.End your amazing mountain bike ride in the evening at around 7-8 PM and get dropped to your respective hotels in Kandy.

    h11 Hours
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    8% OFF

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    Kandy

    About the Activity:Escape from the monotony of everyday life and explore the magical beauty of a paradise island with Cinnamon Air Scenic Flights in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic landscape of Kandy, a picturesque town of the island as you soar with us on a journey to remember. This scenic flight will give you 20 minutes of surreal bliss, covering the places of Kandy.

    Good 3.0

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    Galle

    About the Activity: Delight in this amazing cycling tour which is recommended for families with kids for a truly exhilarating experience.Get picked up from your hotels in Galle Fort, Unawatuna, and Koggala at around 8 AM and proceed to the start point, from where the activity starts at around 8.30 AM.Continue your journey and enjoy the scenic beauty of Galle and visit some of the most beautiful and important tourist locations of the same. The duration of the tour is around 6 hours, giving you sufficient time to explore the beauty of surroundings and the places. End your amazing cycling tour at around 2.30 PM and head back to your respective hotels. 

    h6 Hours
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    Trincomalee

    About the Activity:Embark in a memorable seafaring experience on a catamaran which will amaze you and ensure a happy fun filled memories as you sail across the sea in Trincomalee.Take the helm of Topaz and enjoy the adrenaline rush of sailing a large catamaran, which provides a rare and unique experience to be remembered.Start your amazing three hours tour either at 9 AM in the morning or at around 3 PM for the afternoon slot.After a coastal navigation in the wild Vandalous Bay, you will moor in the beautiful reef barrier of Elephant Rocks for a swimming, snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding venture.Visit of Barberyn Island and its pride, the majestic lighthouse and enjoy the sight for a while.End your amazing Catamaran Topaz tour at around 12 PM for the morning slot and at around 6 PM for the afternoon slot. 

    h3 Hours
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Attractions

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Galle Face Green Beach

Situated in the middle of the busy stretch of Galle Road and the Indian Ocean, this open space, established during 1859 on 5 hectares, is a huge hit among tourists of all age groups. During weekends, the place is abuzz with vendors who attract kids with their bright toys and bubbles. This area is open all through the year. Entry into the park is free.

While you are here, do not miss to taste the lip-smacking delicacies that are prepared by street vendors.



Location: This is located right next to the famous Galle Beach.

Highlights:
 The magical and golden rays of sunset, fresh air and the positive ambience of the place make Galle Face Green one of the must-visit places in Colombo. The place is currently taken care of by the Sri Lanka’s Urban Development Authority. 

Timings:
This park is open 24/7 all through the day.

Price: Entry into this park is free of cost.
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Bentota Beach

An extraordinary experience amidst an ordinary setup lies 65 kilometres from Colombo and is named Bentota beach. Soak yourself in the ordinary golden sand while enjoying the marvellous sound of the mighty Indian Ocean crashing against the shores. The mesmerizing view of the sea will leave you speechless. If you are planning to break the monotony of the routine just try your hands at adventure sports found alongside the palm trees.



Highlights: You can visit Kasgoda Turtle Hatchery and also go on a boat cruise on the Bentota River.

Getting there: Bentota is very well  connected with the cities and is very easily accessible. You can ride from Galle or you can take a ride from Colombo. 
Bentota is approximately 101km south of the airport from Colombo
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Mount Lavinia Beach

Mount Lavinia is a heritage hotel, which was predominantly a huge place during 1806. There are various ocean view rooms up for taking here, provided you book early. During special festivals and peak tourist seasons, the heritage hotel offers great deals for the benefit of tourists.



Location:
 With a spending view of the Laccadive Sea, Mount Lavinia offers luxurious services and facilities for its guests. It is located in close vicinity to the National Zoological Gardens. 

Highlights: Sunset deals, wedding packages, national holiday deals, offers on cards of certain banks etc. are some of the promotional offers advertised by Mount Lavinia throughout the year.

Timings: The hotel is open all through the year. It also has a children’s park, where children are treated to a variety of outdoor sports till 4PM.

Price: 
Approximate price starts from 1000 LKR
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Hikkaduwa Beach

Even a 90 year old will feel young as he steps onto the beach of Hikkaduwa,98 kms from Colombo. The charm of the hippy mood will get into your blood, making you feel completely carefree. You will find predominantly young and independent travellers walking on the beach.

This beach is one of the lesser spoilt destinations in Sri Lanka which is why it is an ideal place for people who want to try something off beat. You will also find coral gardens which are considered to be one of the much appreciated beauty of these beaches which was once completely eroded due to tsunami.



Highlights: The beach should be ideally visited during the Hikkaduwa beach fest which usually takes place during the month of July and August. This fest is conducted in an attempt to revive the charm of hippy culture. Surfing, diving and snorkelling are some of the other attractions which the beach offers.
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Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple is not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the most iconic Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. It is more than a century since this temple was constructed; however even today, the temple doesn’t stop to surprise tourists and devotees. The pathways and doors that lead into the main sanctum sanctorum contain intricately carved sculptures that are simply breath-taking.

Highlights: The ceilings and walls contain pictures and miniature paintings that explain stories from Buddhism religion. In the main sanctorum, a huge Buddha statue exudes a brilliant sense of calmness in the devotees. Built in a mix of various architectural styles including India, Burmese, Thai and Chinese, this temple also houses a museum.



Location: The temple is located right on the Jinaratana Road in the heart of Colombo city.

Timings: The temple is open from 5.30AM to 10PM.

Price: Entry fee is LKR200 per adult.
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Dickwella Beach

Plunge into the waters and leave all your worries at bay. The Dickwella beach is primarily dominated by reefs, headland and sand bars which makes it the most appropriate place for swimming. Situated at a distance of 220 kms from colombo, Dickwella beach has housed the largest seated Buddha statue. This has made it the most visited place for all the Buddhist worshippers. The ideal time to visit this place is May, June and July when festivities are in the air and the residents are busy celebrating festivals of Wesak, Poson and Esala. Particulary this place has many temples on its way which gives it a religious bent. The Dickwella beach is an ideal place for many swimmers as it is an extremely safe and calm beach.



Highlights: Wewurukannala Vihara which has 50 m high seated Buddha. You can also spot the eye arresting hall of horrors where you can see models of both demons and sinners being severely punished by dipping in hot waters.
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Dehiwala Zoo

Dehiwala Zoo or the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka was set up during 1936 with the sole ambition of providing ultimate protection to a wide range of wild animals and birds. . When you are here, do not miss the impressive performances from elephants, chimpanzees and sea lions.

  

Location: This zoo is located at 
Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala.

Highlights:
 This place is one of the members of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums). In order to encourage breeding, this zoo is actively involved in animal exchange programs. The place is known for its exotic varieties of mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and marine invertebrates

Timings: The zoo is open from 8.30 AM to 6:00 PM on all days.

Price: 
Approximate price starts from 100 LKR for adult and 30 LKR for child, for foreigners 500 LKR for adults and 250 LKR for child.

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National Museum

If you are a history lover and have a keen eye for architecture, the National Museum is probably one of the first few places that you need to visit, when you come to Colombo. Established during 1877, this is the biggest museum in the island nation and is undoubtedly the pride of Sri Lanka. The place houses some of the best and personalised collections of the ancient Kandyan dynasty rulers.



Location:
 The museum built in Italian architecture style, is located right in the heart of the Colombo city. 

Highlights:
 The museum’s library deserves special mention as it contains rich manuscripts in palm leaves in languages like Burmese, Sinhala, Telugu, Tamil and much more. 

Timings:
The museum is open on all days except national holidays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price:  Approximate price for local adults and kids are 35 LKR and 20 LKR respectively, whereas, for foreign adults and kids, the prices are 600 LKR and 300 LKR respectively.

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