Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota
Is it possible to visit Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota in Sri Lanka 4 days package? A large number of Sri Lanka tour operators such as Seerendipity tours organize many Sri Lanka tour packages to cover Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota. However, most Sri Lanka trip packages last minimum of 3 days while this Sri Lanka tour can last up to 5 days or 6 days if you like to explore theses cities in leisure. Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota all are very important tourist attractions in Sri Lanka and attracts a large number of travellers every year.
I thought of making this blog post because I receive many emails every week for Sri Lanka 4 days land package. Most travellers, who inquire about Sri Lanka 4 days package tours are interested in visiting the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka while some others are interested in exploring Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota.
Sri Lanka 4 days package that covers Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota is also called Sri Lanka upcountry tour because it mainly revolves around Sri Lanka maintains. In this article, we mainly discuss Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota in Sri Lanka 4 days package.
Is it possible to visit Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota in Sri Lanka 4 days package?
The tour to Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota, some travellers calls it Sri Lanka upcountry tour, includes a large number of Sri Lanka upcountry tourist attractions as well as beaches and Colombo. Sri Lanka 4 days package also takes you to Kandy, which is a UNESCO world heritage site and it is the home to most visited Buddhist temple on the island.
If you wish to explore Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota in leisure it is recommended to venturing on a Sri Lanka 4 days package. However, there are many other tour packages that cover the same route on 3 days. Some tour operators offer 2 days package with Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota. As per my knowledge, 2 days and 3 days tours do not have sufficient time to explore all the cities because there is lost to see and on this route.
We receive a large number of inquiries for Sri Lanka 4 days package with upcountry tourist hot spots such as Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. We receive a large number of email daily with questions like “How long do we need to visit Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota?”, “Do you offer tour package to Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota”, “What are the tour packages you offer with Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota?”. These are only a few questions we get from our readers and it shows how important these 4 places for travellers. If you are also having similar kind of question, and like to get more information on t3eh Sri lanai 4 days package, that features Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, this blog post will definitely help you.
Sri Lanka 4 days package to Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota in a nutshell
- Day 1 of Sri Lanka 4 days package: Colombo-Kandy
- Day 2 of Sri Lanka 4 days package: Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
- Day 3 of Sri Lanka 4 days package: Nuwara Eliya-Bentota
- Day 4 of Sri Lanka 4 days package: Bentota-Colombo
Kandy City tour
Visiting Kandy from Colombo or from the west coast beach is just 1-day affair, but with haste. On the 1-day Kandy trip, the guest might miss a few interesting activities such as Kandyan cultural show and tooth relic temple evening ceremony. Therefore, it is best to visit Kandy at least on a 2 days trip, so that you have plenty of time to explore the tourist attractions with leisure. In fact, Kandy is a beautiful city with a mild climate there is a lot to see and do in Kandy.
Can I visit Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota in 4 days?
In this article, we are mainly discussing visiting Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota on a Sri Lanka 4 days package. In this article, we discuss in details about the attractions you come across and the activities available for travellers on this route. 4 days is a decent amount of time for this package and the travellers can explore important tourist places with leisure in this Sri Lanka 4 days package.
Sri Lanka 4 days package with Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota– how to travel
You will be travelling between 750 km to 800 km on this Sri Lanka 4 days package and you will spend roughly about 3 hours per day on average in the vehicle. The estimation is based on private transport with a local driver/guide. Having a private vehicle with a local driver/guide is the best way on this trip as well as any other tour package in Sri Lanka. Unlike most other developed countries, the time spent on travelling in Sri Lanka higher.
In this Sri Lanka 4 days package, there are many interesting places to explore, therefore be prepared to save plenty of time to explore important tourist places, otherwise, there is no pint of investing time in the trip. The tour also includes a one-night stay in a beach resort on the west coast, means you need to time for some leisure in the beach resort.
Travelling by public transport is a viable option on the island but in this Sri Lanka 4 days package, it is not recommended to consider it. Travelling by buses and trains is not very comfortable and they can be very crowded, most of all they waste time and they are always behind the schedule.
Where do we start Sri Lanka 4 days package?
The tour to Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota starts in Colombo as for most Sri Lanka tour packages. 99% tourist arrives on the island lands in Colombo international airport, therefore most Sri Lanka tour packages start in Colombo. However, this 4-day tour can also be started from the west coast beach holiday destinations.
What time do we start the trip to Colomb, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota?
The tour starts at 07.00 AM from Colombo and if the tour starts from Bentota and other west coast resorts the starting time if 06.00 AM. Since this 4-day tour is a private tour starting place and the starting time are highly customizable. If you wish to start the trip from a beach resort such as Bentota and Hikkaduwa, it is highly recommended to commence the trip early in the day due to the long transfer.
What are the main cities included in the tour itinerary?
- Nuwara Eliya
What are the main activities included in Sri Lanka 4 days package?
- Colombo city tour
- Kandy city tour
- Nuwara Eliya sightseeing tour
- Visiting spice garden
- Visiting Pinnawala elephant orphanage
- Walking tour of Peradeniya botanical garden
- Kandyan cultural show
- Visiting tooth relic temple
- Ceylon tea trails
- Walkthrough the Victoria park
- Whitewater rafting Kitulgala
- Beach holiday Bentota
- Trek to the Ramboda waterfalls
- Boating in Gregory Lake
Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota tour itinerary in details
Day 1 of Sri Lanka 4 days packages; Colombo-Pinnawala-Peradeniya-Kandy
Meet and greet by Seerendiopity tours representative and leave for Kandy via Kegalle and Peradeniya.
Drive from Colombo to Kandy
The drive from Colombo to Kandy takes around 3 hours and the distance to cover is 115 km. The journey takes through the beautiful countryside. If the tour starts at 7 am as it is planned you will reach Kandy by 01.00 pm. There are 2 major stops along the way the first stop at Pinnawala elephant orphanage and the 2nd stop will be at the spice garden.
Pinnawala orphanage- First stop on the tour to Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota
The tour goes in the clockwise direction after starting from Colombo, therefore, you will stop at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage first. Pinnawala elephant orphanage is tucked away in Kegalle city about 85 km from Colombo. Pinnawala elephant orphanage is one of the most visited tourist attractions on the island, which functions as the foster home for elephants. At the moment there are about 85 elephants at the orphanage.
Spice garden- First stop on the tour to Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota
Spice garden of Mawanella is the next stop on the day. The drive from Pinnawala elephant orphanage to Spice garden takes around 30 minutes. However, the visit to a spice garden is an optional site. Spice garden has a large collection of spices and herbal plants, the travellers can see the trees and plants that produce various spices such as vanilla, Cinnamon, Cardamom etc.
Kandy sightseeing tour will take place on the first day of the trip. Upon reaching Kandy the guests are taken to the hotels and leave for Kandy sightseeing tour after a brief interval.
Kandy sightseeing tour is a half-day program and includes many interesting activities. The participants of the tour first take a walking tour of Peradeniya botanical garden. The walking tour lasts around 1 hour. The Botanical garden spreads over 59 hectares and it harbours more than 400 plant and tree species. The history of Botanical garden goes back to 1371, which was first used as the pleasure garden of Kandy King, later it was converted to a botanical garden by the British governor.
Kandyan cultural show
Kandyan cultural show is a one-hour program that showcases typical Sri Lankan dancing and musical performances. The energetic young dancers whirling in the air while female dancers move their body after the rhythm of the drum and the flute. There are few places, where the Kandyan cultural performance is organized and all of them are found within the borders of Kandy.
Visiting tooth relic temple is the last activity for the day. Tooth relic temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and it is one of the most visited tourist places in Kandy. You will be visiting the temple during the evening ceremony, which is the best time to explore the temple.
Day 2 of Sri Lanka 4 days packages: Kandy-Ramboda-Nuwara Eliya
After leisurely breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya, En-route visit, Ramboda falls, tea factory and Gregory Lake, Ramboda falls is the first stop for the day.
Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
The drive from Colombo to Kandy takes around 2 hours and the distance to cover is 95 km.
Visiting Ramboda Falls
Visiting Ramboda fall is the first activity on the day. Ramboda fall is one of the very popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka’s upcountry and it is to be found between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. It will be the first stop on the 2nd day of Sri Lana 4 days package. This scenic waterfall is 100 meters in height, which cascade through the Ramboda gap. A small downhill trek takes you to the base of the waterfall.
Ceylon Tea trail
Ceylon tea tour is on the agenda after the trek to Ramboda falls. There are few tea factories in Nuwara Eliya, that offers tea plantation tours. The tea plantation tour includes a visit to the plantation as well as the tea factory. The visitors are allowed to witness the entire tea manufacturing process. The guests are allowed to sip a cup of tea manufactured at the tea factory, which is offered without any charge. The entire tea factory tour lasts around 1 hour.
Nuwara Eliya city tour
By far Nuwara Eliya is the most popular mountain resort on the island. This picturesque, lush green holiday destination is surrounded by green-capped mountains, tea plantations, rivers and waterfalls. Nuwara Eliya has a uniquely mild climate, which is one of the main reasons for its popularity as a holiday destination. Nuwara Eliya attracts a large number of travellers, there is a large number of local travellers among them.
Visiting Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya
Victoria Park is located next to the Racecourse, which is one of the most popular attractions in the city. The history of Victoria park goes back to British colonial rule (1796-1948). The park has a large collection of flowering plants and tree. The best time to visit Victoria Park is from April to June, which is the flowering season of Nuwara Eliya.
Visiting Gregory Lake on Sri Lanka 4 days package
The history of Gregory lake also going back to the British colonial era as to most places in the city. Victoria Park, racecourse, golf course, Gregory lake are creations of British colonial rulers. British rulers developed Nuwara Eliya as a holiday destination due to its mild climate and natural beauty. The lake had been a small water hall before the colonial rule and it was expanded to present size under the administration of governor Gregory.
Day 3 of Sri Lanka 4 days packages: Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala-Bentota
After leisurely breakfast leave for Beach hotel in Bentota, En-route stop at Kitulgala.
Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota
The drive from Colombo to Kandy takes around 5 hours and the distance to cover is 220 km. It is recommended to start the journey at around 7 am thereby you can save time for activities on the beach.
Kitulgala water rafting
The program does not include much activities today, however, the vehicle makes few stops during the trip in few places such as St. Clairs waterfall, Devon fall. 2 hours from Nuwara Eliya is Kitulgala, which is a popular adventure holiday destination on the island. Water rafting is a popular activity in Kitulgala. Most travellers make a stop here for a water rafting, which lasts around 2 hours.
Bentota is the most popular beach resort on the island a large number of travellers choose Bentota as their beach holiday destination. The wide sandy beach of Bentota offers many interesting activities for beach holiday lovers. Wide, sandy, palm-fringed beaches are most popular for sunbath and sea bath.
The trip from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota takes around 5 hours and the guests reach the beach hotel for lunch. The rest of the day is reserved for leisure. We have not planned any activities in the afternoon in order to make room for leisure. However, there are many optional interesting activities available for interested parties. Boat tours, visiting temples, visiting Galle fort, diving, snorkelling and village tours are some of the interesting activities.
Day 4 of Sri Lanka 4 days packages: Bentota-Colombo
On the last day of the trip, we have planned to starts the journey after 12.00 noon because the gusts are allowed to stay in the room until 12.00 pm. Thereby, you can stay in the hotel until noon and have leisure.
There are possibilities to perform many water sports if you like, Bentota water sports centre is located near the beach and offers many dozens of interesting water sports such as boating, surfing, banana boating, riding water scooters.
Drive from Bentota to Colombo
The journey from Bentota to Colombo takes around 1 hour 30 minutes and the distance to cover is 75 km. You will drive along the west coast of Sri Lanka and passes a few crowded cities along the way.
Colombo City tour
The program does not include activities any activity before the noon allowing the guests to have leisure. The guests need to free the room today by noon, later leave for Colombo. The drive from Bentota to Colombo takes around 1 hour. The program is also including a Colombo city tour, which lasts around 3 hours. The city tour includes visits to Vihara Mahadevi, Gangarama temple, Pettah, Galle face, Independent square.
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