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Sri Lanka 7 Day Itinerary (Daisy)

  • Sri Lanka 7 Day Itinerary (Daisy) - Ramboda Falls Sri Lanka
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  • gal vihara polonnaruwa
  • temple of tooth
  • traditional dancing show kandyan
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  • Ravana Falls
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  • little adams peak
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Tour Details

Welcome to Daisy (Sri Lanka 7 Day Itinerary), your 6 nights tour of Sri Lanka! Your adventure begins at Bandaranayake International Airport or in Colombo/Negombo, concluding in Galle, Koggala, Hikkaduwa, or Colombo.

Throughout this 7 day journey, you’ll explore UNESCO World Heritage sites like Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy. Traverse misty highlands with lush green tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, visit the charming city of Ella, experience the wonders of Yala, the best national park, and immerse yourself in the UNESCO-listed colonial vibes of Galle’s coastal city.

Our drivers are flexible and friendly, ready to tailor the trip to your preferences.

Private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English-speaking driver for the entire journey
Accommodations* (bed & breakfast)
Guidance to locations
All government taxes
All travel expenses are covered, including highway tolls, fuel, and parking
Sightseeing entrance charges
Train tickets
Guide/driver tips


Day 1 : Colombo to Sigiriya

Our driver will pick you up from the airport or your Colombo hotel, taking you to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Engage in activities such as feeding baby elephants and observing elephant bathing. This sanctuary provides a unique opportunity to connect with these majestic creatures.

Continue to the Dambulla Cave Temple, an ancient Buddhist site adorned with statues and paintings. Explore the spiritual ambience and intricate artistry that depicts Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage.

Join the Sigiriya village tour for an authentic Sri Lankan experience. This tour offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of the local community, where ancient customs and modern resilience blend harmoniously. You will then be treated to an authentic lunch buffet featuring perfectly cooked rice accompanied by six traditionally prepared Sri Lankan curries and fresh fried fish, offering a taste of local culinary traditions.

Day 1 attractions of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary:

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Sigiriya Village


Day 2 : Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka 7 Days Tour)

Start the day with a visit to Pidurangala Rock Mountain for a breathtaking sunrise view. Take in the panoramic 360-degree scenery and capture the beauty of nature from this elevated vantage point.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sigiriya, known for its historical significance and iconic Lion Rock. Discover the ancient rock fortress and marvel at the engineering brilliance that shaped this cultural landmark.

Proceed to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, where well-preserved structures, carvings, and temples offer a glimpse into the meticulously planned kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka.

Day 2 attractions of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary:

  • Pidurangala Rock Mountain
  • Sigiriya Lion Rock
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City


Day 3 : Polonnaruwa to Kandy (Sri Lanka 7 Days Tour)

Travel to Kandy via Matale Alu Vihara Buddhist Temple, where the Tripitaka, the Buddhist scriptures, were first written on palm leaves. Gain insight into the roots of Buddhist literature and its historical importance.

Visit the Spice Garden in Matale to learn about Sri Lankan Medicinal Herbs and Spices. Engage your senses as you discover the diverse uses of these aromatic and healing plants.

In Kandy, explore the Temple of Tooth, housing a sacred relic of the Buddha. Discover the city’s rich history through visits to museums, Kandy Lake, Old English Market, and Bogambara old prison. Conclude the day with a mesmerizing traditional dancing show.

Day 3 attractions of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary:

  • Alu Vihara Buddhist Temple
  • Spice Garden
  • Temple of Tooth and two museums
  • Kandy City Tour
  • Traditional Dancing Show


Day 4 : Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka 7 Days Tour)

Visit the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya in the morning, where a stunning collection of plants and flowers awaits. Appreciate the botanical diversity in this picturesque setting.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya, stopping at a Tea Factory and Plantation. Gain insights into the art of Ceylon Tea production and savor a cup of top-branded tea. Continue to Ramboda Falls and enjoy the scenic beauty of this natural wonder.

Explore Nuwara Eliya during a city tour, including visits to Gregory Lake and the park, Victoria Park, the traditional market place, and the old English post office. Optionally, indulge in an evening horse ride to enhance your experience.

Day 4 attractions of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary:

  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Tea Factory and Plantation
  • Ramboda Waterfalls
  • Nuwara Eliya City Tour
  • Evening Horse Ride


Day 5 : Nuwara Eliya to Ella (Sri Lanka 7 Days Tour)

Embark on a journey to Horton Plains National Park in the morning. Witness the stunning Baker’s falls, Great World’s End, and Mini World’s End, as the park unveils its natural beauty.

Later, catch the train from Nanuoya Railway Station to Ella. Marvel at the picturesque landscapes and enjoy a memorable train ride through Sri Lanka’s scenic countryside.

Arrive in Ella and settle into your accommodation for an evening of relaxation.

Day 5 attractions of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary:

  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Kandy to Ella Train Ridede


Day 6 : Ella to Tissamaharama (Sri Lanka 7 Days Tour)

On the sixth day, travel to Tissamaharama and relish panoramic views from Little Adam’s Peak. Take a leisurely walk on the famous Nine Arches Bridge, an architectural marvel surrounded by lush greenery.

Make a stop at Ravana Falls, one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. Continue your journey with a visit to the ancient rock carvings of Buduruwagala Temple, a site rich in historical and cultural significance.

Tissamaharama marks the beginning of your wildlife adventure with a visit to Yala National Park, renowned for its diverse wildlife, including leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and a variety of bird species. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Tissamaharama.

Day 6 attractions of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary:

  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • Nine Arches Bridge
  • Ravana Falls
  • Buduruwagala Ancient Buddhist Temple
  • Yala National Park


Day 7 : Tissamaharama to Galle or Colombo (Sri Lanka 7 Days Tour)

As the final day unfolds, visit the Kataragama Buddhist and Hindu temples, reflecting the cultural diversity of Sri Lanka. Continue your journey to Galle, making a stop at the Blow Hole in Tangalle, a natural wonder where seawater is propelled into the air.

Explore the Wevurukannala Buddhist Temple, home to the largest sitting Buddha statue in Sri Lanka. Move on to Koggala to witness stilt fishermen practicing this traditional fishing technique, providing a glimpse into the island’s coastal heritage.

Visit a turtle hatchery in the area, where various types of turtles and hatchlings are nurtured. As a unique experience, you can release hatchlings into the sea, contributing to conservation efforts.

Conclude your tour by exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort. Wander through well-preserved Portuguese and Dutch architecture, absorbing the historical charm of this coastal fortress.

The driver will drop you at a hotel in Koggala, Unawatuna, Galle, Hikkaduwa, or Colombo, based on your preference, marking the end of your enriching 7-day journey across Sri Lanka.

Day 7 attractions of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary:

  • Kataragama Temples
  • Blow Hole of Tangalle
  • Wevurukannala Buddhist Temple
  • Stilt Fishermen
  • Turtle Hatchery
  • Galle Fort

We hope you enjoyed your Daisy tour, discovering the diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture that make Sri Lanka a truly captivating destination. If you wish to explore more, we have another 7-day tour package available. You can find more information here: One Week Sri Lanka Itinerary – Frangipani (Sri Lanka in 7 Days 6 Nights)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Sri Lanka 7 Day Itinerary (Daisy)

1: What makes the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage a must-visit on this Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary?

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage provides a unique opportunity to interact with elephants, from feeding baby elephants to observing their bathing rituals, fostering unforgettable moments with these majestic creatures.

2: Can I customize the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary based on my preferences?

Absolutely! Our flexible and friendly drivers are delighted to accommodate slight changes, ensuring your journey along the Sri Lanka 7 days tour package aligns perfectly with your preferences for a personalized and memorable experience.

3: What cultural insights does the Dambulla Cave Temple offer on this Sri Lanka 7 days tour package?

The Dambulla Cave Temple, with its ancient statues and paintings, offers a deep dive into the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka, providing a spiritually enriching experience.

4: What authentic experiences are included in the Sigiriya Village tour?

Immerse yourself in the Sigiriya Village, featuring an oxen cart ride, a catamaran ride, and a hands-on cooking lesson, offering an authentic glimpse into the vibrant local culture and traditions on this Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary.

5: What makes the Kandy City Tour on Day 3 memorable in the context of the Sri Lanka 7 days tour?

Day 3 in Kandy includes the Temple of Tooth, museums, Kandy Lake, Old English Market, and a traditional dancing show, creating a memorable exploration of the city’s rich history and vibrant culture during your 7 days in Sri Lanka.

6: Are there opportunities for nature enthusiasts during the 7 days in Sri Lanka?

Absolutely! Day 4 visits the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, showcasing a stunning collection of plants and flowers, providing a delightful experience for nature enthusiasts.

7: Can I expect a scenic train ride on this Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary?

Certainly! On Day 5, the scenic Kandy to Ella Train Ride offers the chance to marvel at picturesque landscapes and enjoy a memorable journey through Sri Lanka’s countryside during your 7 days in the country.

8: What wildlife encounters are part of the Yala National Park ?

Day 6 includes a wildlife safari at Yala National Park, known for diverse wildlife, offering encounters with leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and a variety of bird species for an exhilarating adventure on this Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary.

9: What historical gems await exploration at Galle Fort on the final day of the Sri Lanka 7 day itinerary?

On the last day of your 7 day journey in Sri Lanka, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort, a well-preserved Portuguese and Dutch fortress that offers a captivating journey into Sri Lanka’s colonial history.

10: How do I conclude the tour and where will I be dropped off on the final day?

The tour concludes with the driver dropping you off at a hotel in Koggala, Unawatuna, Galle, Hikkaduwa, or Colombo, based on your preference, marking the end of your enriching 7-day journey across Sri Lanka.

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