Summary of the stay

  • 21 days
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • All audiences
  • Culture / Heritage
  • Faune and flora
  • Discovery
  • Adventure / Sports & Leisure
  • Free time
  • Relaxation / Well-being
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Sri Lanka is a wonderful destination that makes it dream and welcomes millions of tourists every year. Country of beaches and mountains, rice and plantations, it is also a land rich in history. This route proposes you to discover the main facets of the island without pressing you.

Map, Itinerary of the stay and pictures

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Itinerary of the stay
  • Colombo
  • Galle
  • Unawatuna
  • Kataragama
  • Kandy
  • Dambulla
  • Sigiriya
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Anuradhapura
  • Ritigala
  • Nilaveli
  • Trincomalee
  • Negombo
  • Adam'S Peak (Sri Pada)
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Jaffna
  • Point Pedro
  • Nainativu
  • Pinnawala
  • Les Knuckles
  • Minhintale
  • Yala (Ruhuna) National Park
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Detail of the stay : Grand Tour of Sri Lanka - 21 days

Relax in Negombo

Relax on the beach in Negombo to recover from the trip.

Walk at sea

Visit of the market to fish and walks at sea with fishermen aboard a catamaran.

Discovery of wildlife

Departure north along the coast to get to know the Catholic country. Take 5 good hours to reach Anuradhapura. A visit to Wilpattu Park can be considered. This park houses a wide fauna (bears, elephants, leopards…).


Visit of Anuradhapura, one of the jewels of the Cultural Triangle with its immense dagobas. Take a day to visit the sacred city by taking your time.


Visit Mihintale, about 30 minutes drive from Anuradhapura. This amazing place dedicated to Buddhist worship offers wonderful rocky landscapes above the jungle and is well worth a 3 to 4 hour visit. Then it takes about 2 hours and a half to reach Trincomalee.

Discovery of the North

Visit of Jaffna and Point Pedro cities.

Beating the temples

Visit of the temples of the island of Nainativu.

À in Nilaveli

Relax on the beach of Nilaveli, a few kilometres north of Trincomalee. There are several very pleasant hotels and there are miles of deserted beaches lined with coral reefs that will delight lovers of snorkeling.

Towards the old kingdoms

Departure for the circuit of the old kingdoms, with a stop to Ritigala hermitages, punctuated by a chaussée chaussée in a jungle reserve where wild elephants abound. Arrival in Polonnaruwa late in the day.


Visit of Polonnaruwa, a former religious and cultural capital of the island in the th century. The full visit of the historic site, with its temples, monasteries, museum and the edges of the lake, deserves a day. In the evening, leave for Sigiriya to take the ascent of the citadel from dawn.


Visit of the Sigiriya fortress followed by an afternoon of rest.

Dambulla Dambulla

Direction Naturelle nature reserve in the morning to explore the wild elephants, then departure to Kandy. On the road, stop at Cave Cave Temple. Before you arrive in Kandy, stroll in one of the many spice gardens. Arrival in the evening in Kandy.


Visit of Kandy, the Tooth Temple and museums, stroll through the city.

Meeting with elephants

Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden and the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Return to Kandy in the evening.

Tea plantations

Departure by train (recommended) or by car for Nuwara Eliya. Visit of the tea plantations. Walk in Nuwara Eliya and discover ancient colonial palaces.

The Knuckles

Departure in the morning for the Knuckles and discovery of one of the most beautiful panoramas of the island. Return to Nuwara Eliya and departure for Adam's Peak (Sri Pada). Night at the foot of the mountain.

The ascent of Adam's Peak

In the night, departure for the ascent of Sri Pada, place of pilgrimage frequented by all the denominations of the island. Arrive at the top of the mountain in the early morning to attend the sunrise and return to the bottom of the afternoon. Rest in Nuwara Eliya.

Wildlife Discovery

Departure for Ruhuna National Park (Yala West). Discovery safari to meet wild elephants, leopards, birds and other protected species. Stop in Kataragama for a visit to the sanctuary. A variation of Yala's visit is the discovery of Uda Walawe Park, where elephants are particularly numerous and the crowd is smaller.


Beach in Unawatuna.


Visit to Wales and his fort.

Walk on the coast

Return to Colombo by the coast and departure for the airport.

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