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5 Days In Sri Lanka

5 days In Sri Lanka

I thought of talking on Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days that we launched recently. The whole idea of launching this Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days is to serve the increasing number of travellers, who plan to spend 5 days in Sri Lanka. We usually receive a large number of emails from our readers with questions like “can you make Sri Lanka itinerary for 5 days?”, “is it possible to book a Sri Lanka 5 day tour with you?”, “We plan to spend 5 days in Sri Lanka what activities you siggest?”

The program of Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days

  • Day 1: Explore Dambulla golden cave temple. …
  • Day 2: Visiting Sigiriya rock, Village tour and cooking class. …
  • Day 3: Kandy, tooth relic temple, cultural show. …
  • Day 4: Nuwara Eliya healing city, Tea gardens, waterfalls trek. …
  • Day 5: Usawalawe jeep safari, sun, sea and sand.

Sri Lanka Tour Holidays, What is the best program for Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days

Travel in Sri Lanka opens a new world to you; you will see a beautiful country dominated by extensive green cover and experience wonder in a new way in this enchanting island. The cultural triangle of Sri Lanka (Kandy-Polonnaruwa-Anuradhapura) is popular due to the historical monuments while mountains of Sri Lanka showcase cascading waterfalls and great vistas. Towards the end of the tour offers a unique perspective with its pristine beaches. Apart from encountering all these historical monuments, Buddhist temple, mountains and beaches, you will visit local communities and an elephant rescue centre in Udawalawe.

This is a private tour package and the tour can be booked throughout the year. Even though Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days is a pre-planned tour package, it can be customized to meet specific requirements of the participants. Making it a private tour enables us to make whatever the changes required by our customers.

The tour can also be combined with any other tour packages such as Yala safari tour, Udawalawe wildlife tour, whitewater rafting Kitulgala or beach holiday packages. The tour is primarily conducted in English language and tour guides speaking other languages can be provided upon request.

Highlights of the Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days

  • Visiting Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Visiting Dambulla golden cave temple
  • Participate in the evening ceremony of Kandy tooth relic temple
  • Witness the acrobatic performance of Sri Lanka dancers
  • 4 wheel jeep safari tour in the Udawalawe wildlife reserve
  • See the milk feeding of little, orphan elephants t Udawalawe elephant transit camp
  • Make stroll in the afternoon to enjoy the sea breeze
  • Learn the way of Sri Lankan cooking by participating in a village cooking class

Overview of Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days

This  Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days is a unique opportunity to experience the rich historical past of the island by visiting many UNESCO world heritage sites that features rich architectural buildings, giant Stupas, beautiful painting, stone carvings and wood carvings. You will spend 3 days in the cultural triangle and will be awestruck by the amazing historical monuments in Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kandy, You have plenty of opportunities to meet ordinary folk, get a glimpse into the rural life, and take part in a village cooking class in order to learn Sri Lankan cooking.

Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days in details

rock cave temple Dambulla, Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days

Day 1: Explore Dambulla golden cave temple

You will be met and greet by seerendipity tours representative and proceed to hotel in Sigiriya, you can start this Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days either at the airport or in a hotel of your choice. En-route you will make the first stop of Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days at Dambulla golden cave temple. Dambulla golden cave temple is one of the biggest and most ancient Buddhist temples in the world, dates back to 1st century BC.

The temple sits in the city of Dambulla, which is one of the vibrant cities in the central province and is certainly a city of contrasts. Rapid development is seen in the city during the recent past and today it had become one of the biggest and one of the busiest cities in the region.

After the lunch, you take a hike to the cave temple of Dambulla with your guide; you will be guided through the five caves that featured more than 150 Buddha statues, god figures and statues of the kings. Same times take a look at thousands of wall paintings and ceiling paintings that are dating back to many centuries, however, some of the paintings have been destroyed over last several decades due to the humidity in the caves.

Later in the day check-in, the hotel and have leisure or take a leisurely walk to see the natural beauty of Sigiriya and the surrounding area. This dry-zone locality has a large extent of green cover and many lakes, while the rocky outcrop is turned to rice paddies which have jagged mountains in the backdrop. This dry zone forested area is a popular bird-watching spot on the island and the visitors can spot many indigenous avian fauna species without any difficulty.

Our educated guide will help you to explore the traditions, monuments, flavours, and history of this neighbourhood, which has a delicate mix of old and new, modern houses, and ancient monuments. Most foreign travellers flock into Sigiriya or Habarana as they make a tour to Cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya/Habarana is centrally located in the cultural triangle and provides easy access to most attraction in the cultural triangle.

Remarks: please take the temple rules and regulation into consideration and dressed suitably to visit a temple.

History of Sigiriya Rock

Day 2: Morning visiting Sigiriya rock fortress

Today you have 2nd hike of this Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days, at Sigiriya rock fortress. The hike at Dambulla cave temple was a rehearsal for the adventurous hike at Sigiriya rock fortress, which is much more strenuous than the hike at Dambulla. The guide will arrange the puck-up little bit early today and you wills set off at around 7.00 AM.

The Sigiriya hike should be started as early as possible in order to avoid the scorching heat in the area.  High humidity in the areas resulting in high sweating as you make the upward journey, making you take a large amount of fluid into the system.

Sigiriya one of the most popular tourist icon in the island and attracts many thousands of travellers every day, perhaps this is the most important tourist attraction in the cultural triangle. Sigiriya rock fortress is dating back to 5th century AD and futures well planned and landscaped garden, highly developed water management system, through knowledge on building techniques, and mastered artistic capabilities.

Remarks: The upward journey and the downward journey last around 3 hours. A pair of shoes that suitable for a hike is very advisable, and attire can be a cotton t-shirt and cotton short. It is best to take a bottle of water with you as you climb the rock. Please take into consideration that there are no toilettes in the site.

green bille coucal, Kandy city Tour

Day 2: Afternoon village tour of Hiriwadunna, cooking class and meeting local people

Village tour in this Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days is a highlight for most travellers and it is an unforgettable, unique experience that you encounter only in Sigiriya. You can take part in cooking classes in many places on the island; however, this Hiriwadunna cooking class stands out from the crowd, because it gives you the typical local experience.

Hiriwadunna village tour lasts around 1 hour and features a boat tour, Bullock cart ride and cooking class.  You will be escorted to a village house and farmlands, where you encounter a village family. You will be learning to cook with the female cook and ultimately taste what you cooked. As you return to the hotel in Sigiriya visit a village temple.

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Day 3: Tooth relic temple, Kandy sightseeing tour and Kandyan cultural show

After the breakfast leave for the hotel in Kandy, en-route makes stop at spice garden in Matale. Matale is just a few minutes away from Sigiriya and Dambulla, however Matale if belong to the wet zone of Sri Lanka where a very high rainfall reported every year. Matale is a city with large Tamil community and you will be able to see a number of Hindu temples as you pass Matale.

Matale is most popular for its spice gardens that are open to visitors to take a closer look at various spices and herbs.  Matale is the main spice grown area of Sri Lanka where a large number of farmers actively engage in cultivating spices. The spices are one of the main foreign exchange earners of Sri Lanka. After learning about the various spices their economical usage, which grows on the island, you proceed to a hotel in Kandy.

Before the noon you will check-in the hotel in Kandy and enjoy a brief interval before proceeding with the Kandy city tour. On the city tour, you will visit downtown Kandy, silk garden, a gem museum and gem lapidary. After the city tour, witness the Kandyan cultural show.

After the city tour proceeds to the Kandyan lake club to witness the Kandyan cultural show, where the troupes of dancers and to the tune drummers and flautists. The Kandyan cultural show is attended by a large number of spectators and lasts 1 hour.  The Kandyan cultural show is a perfect opportunity to witness traditional Sri Lankan dance performances and traditional music.

The beginning of the evening ceremony of tooth relic temple coincides with the end of Kandyan cultural show. As soon as the Kandyan cultural show ends the visitors leave for the tooth relic temple that sits next to Lake Club, the visitors take a walk that takes about 3 minutes from the lake club.

Tooth relic temple is the most sacred Buddhist temple on the island and visited by thousands of devotees as well as foreign travellers every day. The evening ceremony which starts at 06.30 lasts about 1 hour and the best time to visit the temple. The beautiful temple is occupied Sri Lankan kings in the past and today it is proudly giving shelter to the left eyetooth of Buddha.

Srilanka tour package

Day 4: Udawalawe national park and Nuwara Eliya

After the breakfast leave for Udawalawe, via Nuwara Eliya, which sits 1800 meters above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is the most popular holiday destination on the island with healing climate and visited by hundreds of thousands of travellers every month.

The first stop of the day will be a Tea factory in Ramboda, where you can check on the manufacturing process of Tea. The mountains of Sri Lanka are dominated by this valuable crop and large extent of land covered by Tea. The visitors are able to try a freshly brewed a teacup in tea party hosted by the tea factory and ultimately you have the opportunity to buy a sample of best Ceylon tea.

The Ramboda waterfalls followed by the Tea factory visit, you make a trek to the Ramboda fall, which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the mountains of Sri Lanka. You will encounter Sita Amman temple and Gregory lake after the Ramboda falls where your guide makes a stop, in order to have a closer look into those tourist attractions.

In the evening visit elephant transit camp of Udawalawe, where you see a large herd of the baby that was struggling to survive in the jungle. Now they are healthy and safe in the hands of caretakers. The small jumbos visit the elephant transit camp every day during the feeding hours while the rest of the day they are learning to live in the natural habitat. When the babies are grownup they are free from the park administration and carry their own life in the jungle.

Sri Lanka Safari and Beach holiday

Day 5: Visiting Udawalawe and beaches on the Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days

Early morning start with the Udawalawe jeep safari, which lasts about 3 hours. Later leave for Colombo, airport or your chosen hotel via the picturesque west coast beaches.

End of the Sri Lanka itinerary 5 days


Sanjeewa Padmal (Seerendipity)

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