• Sri Lanka immersion - Nuwara Eliya

Immersion Tour In Sri Lanka

  • 10 days
  • Prices from £1010pp
Price details

Explore the unexplored Sri Lanka and experience the warm-hearted hospitality of the Sri Lankans. This itinerary enables you to visit the colonial towns such as Galle glimpsing into the country’s rich history, visit the temples in Dambulla and Kandy, enjoy the endless view of the tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya and Maussawa. Share a meal with the Sri Lankans, spend the night in a homestay, spend the night in a monastery with the monks! Enjoy the freshness of this exotic tour, a worthy tour of beautiful experiences.

Get a quote

Day 1

Airport, Pinnawala and Dambulla

Arrival at Colombo International Airport where you will be met by a representative of our local agency and taken to your hotel. A room will be made available to you so that you can freshen up, and you can have breakfast if you wish (not included).
Around 8.30 a.m. you will head for Pinnawala to visit the elephant orphanage (around 2 h 30 min driving time). You'll see the baby elephants as they get fed and have a bath in the river.
After Pinnawala you will drive on towards Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle to visit the Golden Temple in Dambulla, a World Heritage Site since 1991. Golden statues and mural paintings with vibrant colours adorn this impressive site. You will then leave for Sigiriya where you'll spend the rest of the day at the hotel.
Dinner and night at the 4-star Sigiriya Village (or similar).
les photos de l'étape

Day 2

From Sigiriya toPolonnaruwa

Around 8 a.m. you will go to Sigiriya's Lion Rock  to climb up this famous Sri Lankan landmark. The vertiginous ascent will take you to the fortress, which overlooks the surrounding valley from a 370-meter height: you'll be rewarded with magnificent views! You will then enjoy a warm and friendly welcome when you have lunch in a private home.
After lunch you will visit the Polonnaruwa archaeological site (World Heritage Site since 1982). This ancient city was also the capital of Sri Lanka for two centuries and you'll discover it on a mountain bike! You can cycle around the 15 km2 site for two to three hours and see ancient monuments such as the former Royal Palace, the audience hall or the statue of King Parakramabahu.
After this great excursion you will meet a local family who will welcome you into their home and give you an insight into Sri Lankan culture.
Dinner and night in a private home.
les photos de l'étape

Day 3

Departure for Matale and visit of Kandy

On the way to Kandy you will stop in Matale to visit the spice garden, where you will learn everything about the origin, cultivation methods and uses of spices such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemongrass, cocoa and many others. You will then carry on towards Kandy and go straight to the hotel on arrival.
You will visit the famous Temple of the Tooth, not far from Kandy's Royal Palace. This temple contains the Relic of the Tooth of Buddha, which Sri Lankans come to venerate.
Finally, late afternoon you will see a traditional dance performance that famously includes fire walking, and attend the evening ceremony at the celebrated Temple of the Tooth.
Dinner and night at the 5-star Elephant Stables Hotel (or similar).
les photos de l'étape

Day 4

Peradeniya then free afternoon in Kandy

You will spend the morning visiting the exceptional Peradeniya Botanic Gardens. A former royal park, today they remain the largest gardens in Sri Lanka. Sights include a gorgeous orchid collection and a prestigious avenue of palms planted in 1950.
The afternoon will be free. You can go shopping or relax with a nice Ayurvedic massage !
Dinner and night at the 5-star Elephant Stables Hotel (or similar).
les photos de l'étape

Day 5


After breakfast you will drive across the “green gold” hills. You will go past many tea plantations, and the seemingly-endless verdant scenery will delight you.
On reaching Maussawa you will discover an unspoilt haven of Sri Lankan biodiversity. You can meet the villagers and discover the rice paddies. In this peaceful place away from the modern world, you can belong in the moment and sample delicious dishes made from home-grown organic produce.
Dinner and night at the Eco Lanka Villa (or similar).
les photos de l'étape

Day 6

Nuwara Eliya and Ella

In the morning you will leave for Nuwara Eliya, appropriately nicknamed “Little England” since the hill town was a favourite among English colonists. On the way you will visit a tea plantation and a tea factory to learn more about this essential part of Sri Lanka's heritage. You can then go for a stroll around the lovely town of Nuwara Eliya.
Later on you will board a local train travelling through a spectacular setting of verdant tea plantations until you reach Ohiya, where a driver will be expecting you to take you to Ella.
In Ella you will climb Little Adam's Peak, surrounded by tea-plantations (45 min). You will hike through stunning natural scenery until you reach the top and discover superb views over the valley. You will then go back down to your hotel.
Dinner and night at Hotel Heaven's Edge (or similar).
les photos de l'étape

Day 7

Buduruwagala and Yala

Heading towards Sri Lanka's southern region, you will stop in Buduruwagala to see the largest statue of Buddha in the country: a very impressive sight!
You will then stop at an agricultural estate to enjoy a typical local lunch with lots of different flavours. Towards the end of the day you will reach Yala National Park and go on safari to see elephants as well as leopards, crocodiles, monkeys and other wildlife.
Dinner and night at the 3-star Kirinda Beach Resort (or similar).
les photos de l'étape

Day 8

Galle and Balapitiya

In the morning you will drive to Galle, a city imbued with colonial charm. On arrival you will notice the city's ramparts as well as the impressive Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest of its kind in the world. You can visit former Dutch colonial buildings such as Government House, the “Groote Kerk” (“Great Church” in Dutch) and above all the oldest hotel in Sri Lanka, the New Oriental Hotel, where you can have tea in the charming open-terrace conservatory!
You will then go to a monastery in Balapitiya where you'll spend the rest of the day and stay overnight.
Dinner and night at the monastery with a meditation session with a Buddhist monk.
les photos de l'étape

Day 9

Visit of Colombo

Departure from Balapitiya in the morning to go to Colombo. You'll be taken on a guided tour of Colombo, the economic capital of Sri Lanka. Among other things you will visit the impressive Buddhist temple of Gangaramaya, which presents an impressive mix of Sinhalese, Thai, Indian and Chinese architecture, as well as Captain's Garden Hindu Temple, the Wolvendaal Dutch Church and the Town Hall.
Dinner and night at the 4-star Ramada Katunayake (or similar).
les photos de l'étape

Day 10

Last day, flight home

This is the last day of your tour, you will be taken to the airport and fly home.
les photos de l'étape
Dilhani, our travel expert of Sri Lanka
  • Your trip

  • 10 days
  • Prices from £1010pp
Price details

Interested in this trip?

Request a quote
Immersion Tour Sri Lanka tour map

£1010 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room

The price includes :

  • Airport transfers on arrival/departure and 24/7 assistance;
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers, for the tour itself and the visit of sites with an English-speaking driver guide. This is a private tour so you will be on your own (as a couple, a family or a group of friends, etc.) and your driver guide will escort you for the duration of your stay;
  • Hotel accommodation as stated in the itinerary (half board basis);
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the tour notes;
  • Photography permits except at the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha.


The price doesn’t include :

  • Flights;
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the tour notes;
  • Personal spending money  and incidental expenditure;
  • Insurance.