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3 Days Tour to Kandy Nuwara Eliya & Sigiriya from Colombo

3 Days Tour to Kandy Nuwara Eliya & Sigiriya from Colombo

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Rounding up inland Sri Lanka’s sights from Colombo by yourself means self-driving or hopping between trains, buses, and cabs. This private 3-day tour takes away the transport hassles: providing a private chauffeured vehicle to ferry you from sight to sight. Discover Kandy’s must-sees, and explore a tea plantation, Nuwara Eliya, and Sigiriya, all in one tour, with two nights' 3-star accommodation and breakfasts and dinners included.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$217.00
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$217.00
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Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip

Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip

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Your guide covers the highlights of Sri Lanka’s south coast on this day trip from Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia. Walk along the ramparts and cobblestone pathways that crisscross the Dutch Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit a mask factory in the coastal town of Ambalangoda and take a memorable boat ride on the Madu River of Balapitiya, finishing at a turtle hatchery. You’ll learn about Sri Lankan culture and nature from a knowledgeable guide along the way.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.00
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$134.00
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Full-Day Private Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla

Full-Day Private Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla

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Make the most out of your visits to the Dambulla Cave Temples and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress on this full-day guided tour. Planning an excursion that checks off both of these important must-sees could be stressful, but traveling with a guide and private round-trip transportation makes it easy. Learn about the history of the ancient rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa and explore the Royal Gardens, then visit Cave of the Divine King Devaraja Lena and other highlights of the cave temples. Along the way, listen to your guide's in-depth commentary to learn much more than you would exploring on your own.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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All-Inclusive Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip

All-Inclusive Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip

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Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Golden Temple of Dambulla, on this private day trip with a personal guide—a must-do activity when visiting Sri Lanka. You’re chauffeured in the comfort of your own vehicle for the drive from Negombo, Colombo, Kalutara, Kandy, or Mount Lavinia. Climb the fifth-century fortress on a sightseeing tour and, after lunch, tour the impressive cave temple and marvel at its Buddha statues.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

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Discover Sri Lanka’s alluring southwest coast and Galle on a private day trip from Colombo. Drive along the coastal expressway and enjoy a boat ride around the wildlife-rich mangroves of the River Madhu. Later, choose to take a glass-bottom boat ride or snorkel, dive or surf at coral-ringed Hikkaduwa beach before a visit to historical Galle. Visit the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, built by the Dutch in the 1600s, and explore its cobbled lanes filled with shops and colonial buildings.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.61
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$73.61
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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

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Visit Galle, the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Colombo Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Colombo Private Tour

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Delve deeper into Colombo than you could alone in half a day on this private tour. Ride a tuk tuk around must-sees such as Independence Square and Galle Face Green as your guide shares details about them you might not have known otherwise. Plus, check out some of the Sri Lankan capital’s tucked-away gems, markets, and street snacks to gain an inside scoop on the city that most visitors miss.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.34
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$32.34
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Kandy City Tour from Colombo

Kandy City Tour from Colombo

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Experience Sri Lanka’s old hill capital of Kandy on a privately guided, full-day trip from Colombo. Explore the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens to see giant palms, orchids, and exotic flora. After free time for lunch (own expense), spend the afternoon in enchanting, UNESCO-listed Kandy, with visits to the gold-roofed, UNESCO-listed Temple of the Tooth, Kandy market, and a cultural show. Finish with a stop for dinner (own expense) on your return journey to Colombo.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.00
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$112.00
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Southern Coast Highlights from Colombo

Southern Coast Highlights from Colombo

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An independent day trip to Galle from Colombo means a long train, bus, or cab ride, and the problem of getting around once there. Make the most of UNESCO-listed Galle Fort and the round-trip journey on this private day trip. Travel by private vehicle, delve into the colonial-era fort as your guide shares its history, and tour a tea factory on route. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.21
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$99.21
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Private Colombo Walking Tour with Ajeet De Soyza

Private Colombo Walking Tour with Ajeet De Soyza

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Immerse yourself in Colombo's ancient history and modern culture on this small-group walking tour. You'll get out from behind glass bus windows and experience the bustle of the city yourself by traveling on foot. Your guide will provide insightful commentary as you travel and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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$42.67

4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Tour

4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Tour

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Spend four memorable days on a cultural tour of Sri Lanka with a variety of sightseeing activities. Visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla, bicycle around the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, tour Sigiriya Rock Fortress and see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) — all UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your comprehensive itinerary includes a jungle trek, tuk-tuk transport and an ox-cart ride in a rural village. Includes 3-star hotels with daily breakfast.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$525.00
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$525.00
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6-Day Sri Lanka Heritage Private Tour

6-Day Sri Lanka Heritage Private Tour

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This 5-night private tour offers the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka. Your customizable itinerary includes four UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy. Visit a tea plantation, the New Ranweli Spice Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens, plus enjoy a scenic train journey from Peradeniya to Nanuoya. Includes round-trip private transport from Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel in Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Negombo.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$700.00
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$700.00
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Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

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Get a comprehensive tour of the Galle area in single day from Colombo. All round-trip transportation is provided, which means there's no need to rent a car. You'll travel with a guide and a small group, so you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide. In addition to the city tour, you can give the traditional stilt-fishing method a try.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.34
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$65.34
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Colombo Private Day Tour

Colombo Private Day Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo. Spend the entire day with a dedicated guide and driver, hopping out to walk around the neighborhoods rich in colonial heritage. You'll learn much more from your guide's commentary than you would simply exploring on your own. The carefully curated itinerary hits all the highlights, including Gallface Green, the Pettah Market, Gangarama Temple, and others.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Private Kandy Day Tour from Colombo

Private Kandy Day Tour from Colombo

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Get an in-depth exploration of Kandy on this full-day private tour from Colombo with a round-trip transfer. Depart from your Colombo hotel and head to the Temple of the Tooth, which contains the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. Explore the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens and admire its wide array of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34
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Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour (All Inclusive)

Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour (All Inclusive)

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Don't miss Sigiriya rock fortress and Dambulla cave temple when you are in Sri Lanka. Both places are nominated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sigiriya rock fortress is the most visited tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. It is sometimes known as the Sigiriya Lion Rock, after its original name “Sinha-Giri”. Dambulla golden rock cave temple was home to thousands of meditating monks since its monastic beginnings in the first century BCE. Today the same Dambulla cave temple hosts a massive collection of Buddhist murals and sculptures belonging to a pan-Asian artistic tradition. Explore Sigiriya and Dambulla on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel at Colombo or Mount Lavinia in a private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver-guide.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.48
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$116.48
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3 Ancient Kingdoms from Colombo

3 Ancient Kingdoms from Colombo

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Rewind to ancient and medieval Sri Lanka on this full-day private trip to three of its early capitals from Colombo. With a personal guide to show you around, visit the crumbled palace and Buddha tooth temple of 13th-century Dambadeniya and the rock fortress of Yapahuwa. After lunch (own expense), tour medieval Panduwasnuwara, seeing its museum, palace, temple, and reservoir — considered one of the world’s first irrigation systems. Includes private transport and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy

The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy

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See the highlights of the Sacred City of Kandy, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this private, full-day tour. Head to the Spice Garden at Mawanella with your private guide to sample scents of one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated exports. Afterward, visit the city of Kandy, with stops at the Temple of Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Tea Factory in Giragama, Market Square, Upper Lake Drive, the Gem Lapidary, and more. This private tour includes lunch and hotel transportation from Colombo, Negombo, or Mount Lavinia.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Sigiriya Rock and Village Tour from Colombo

Sigiriya Rock and Village Tour from Colombo

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Gain a better understating for Sri Lanka, the island nation in the Indian Ocean, on this full-day day trip to Sigiriya and Hiriwadunna from Colombo. From riding a bullock cart to exploring a village town, get a feel for what everyday life is like for the people who live there. See the ancient Buddhist ruins, the Sigiriya rock fortress, in Dambulla, and take a boat cruise on a nearby lake.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00
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Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip from Colombo

Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip from Colombo

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Visiting Galle from Colombo is made easy on this guided tour. Logistics are covered—your private guide picks you up at your hotel and brings you straight to top sights including a Buddhist temple in Bentota and the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications. Because this is a private tour, you can ask your guide plenty of questions, too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00
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Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

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Explore two of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO-listed highlights on a privately guided day trip to Dambulla and the Sigiriya Rock from Colombo. View Sri Lanka’s countryside and villages as you journey to the atmospheric Dambulla Cave Temple, a cliffside cave complex packed with Buddha images and frescoes. Explore the caverns and after lunch continue to Sigiriya, a spectacular, ruined 5th-century royal fortress atop a gigantic rock outcrop. Climb the stairs up, passing the rock murals on the way, and marvel at the ruins and 360-degree views from the top.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.00
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$141.00
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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip

Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip

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Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple are two of Sri Lanka’s top sights, but impossible to visit in one day by public transport. This private tour from Colombo, Negombo or Kandy takes you to both in a day by private air-conditioned vehicle. Explore Sigiriya’s fifth-century Rocktop ruins and visit Dambulla’s Buddha-filled caves, all with insights from your driver-guide, and with lunch included
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Private 7-Day Budget Tour of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO Sites

Private 7-Day Budget Tour of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO Sites

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Discover some of Sri Lanka’s most important landmarks on a week-long adventure with a private driver. Embark on a tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites including Kandy, Dambulla Cave, Adam’s Peak, Galle Beach, and more. This tour focuses on those who are on a budget and includes 6 nights of accommodations with breakfast and a private vehicle with driver-guide.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$378.67
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$378.67
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Instagramble Sri Lanka - 7 Days

Instagramble Sri Lanka - 7 Days

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Enchanting Sri Lanka is a trip for those who appreciate the true beauty of diverse landscapes and the rich and fascinating Culture and History of Sri Lanka. Visit the cool, lush green hill country. Embark on fascinating wildlife safari and walk with the Aborigines (The ancient ones). Have a truly Sri Lankan experience with a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh King Coconuts on the calm southern coast. This is undoubtedly a tour of immense charm.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$627.20
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$627.20
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