What are the 6 best places to visit srilanka 5 days trip?

Some of Sri Lanka’s most alluring, charismatic and popular tourist attractions are just a short hop away from Colombo international airport, including the Sigiriya rock fortress, the Bentota beach and the primaeval rain forest, Sinharaja. This unique agenda is crafted after long research. The Srilanka 5 days trip to Sri Lanka ties together 6 classic locations that focus on Sri Lanka’s history, culture, wildlife, mountain scenery and the beach.  

Exploring Tropical Island on a srilanka 5 days trip

The people around the world are eagerly waiting for the opportunity to travel around the world as soon as the pandemic comes to the end. Some of the travelers have already started to plan their trips for the coming months as the more and more countries are opening its border to the visitors. If those plans are involved with travelling to a tropical island, Sri Lanka would be a great choice.

Access to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is located in the Indian Ocean, just south of India. However, one might think that is difficult to reach Sri Lanka, due to the remoteness from countries in the northern hemisphere. But reaching Sri Lanka is far easier than you think. Travellers can reach Sri Lanka by air and cruise ships. Sri Lanka is connected with all corners of the world and the most popular airline carriers make regular visits to Sri Lankan airports.  

What to see in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a small island but it offers plenty of interesting places and activities for travellers. Especially the beach goers are aptly rewarded with its 1300 km of pristine beaches. Sri Lanka is a perfect spot for relaxation and a beach holiday is a part of almost every trip based on Sri Lanka. The tropical nation should not be essentially restricted for a beach holiday and it offers a whole lot more for travellers such as ancient monuments (UNESCO world heritage site), hill country, adventure sites, rainforests, theme parks, museums, rivers and lakes for water sports, and many many more.

5 places to visit on a srilanka 5 days trip

Some of Sri Lanka’s most alluring, charismatic and popular tourist attractions are just a short hop away from Colombo international airport, including the Sigiriya rock fortress, the Bentota beach and the primaeval rain forest, Sinharaja. So, if you are not in the mood to go clubbing or discos, take a break and venture on srilanka 5 days trip to visit some of the most exciting places outside of Colombo.

This Sri Lanka 5 days trip starts at the Colombo airport, where most travellers enter the island. However, this is a private tour, which means that the pickup location can be adjusted to suit the individual need of the travellers.

Why this srilanka 5 days trip stand out from the crowd?

This Sri Lanka tour package has a fascinating blend of culture, history, nature and leisure. The interested parties can extend their beach stay on the west coast or the southern coast of Sri Lanka. While some adrenaline-pumping activities such as whitewater rafting, hiking, trekking or rainforest trekking can be mixed with the existing tour program with a slight adjustment,. This srilanka 5 days trip is crafted mainly to serve luxury seekers and includes luxury accommodation in 5-star hotels while being transported in one of our luxury vehicles on a private basis.  

Why is this a private tour package?

This Sri Lanka trip package is meant mainly for luxury seekers who wish to have a Sri Lanka trip at their own pace. The tour is equipped with a dedicated vehicle and a driver/guide, Having a private trip means the participants of the trip package have the maximum privacy and the flexibility to do the activities as they wish.

What are the 6 best places to visit on a srilanka 5 days trip?

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5 optional activities are available on srilanka 5 days trip

srilanka 5 days trip in a nutshell

  • Day 1: Arrive at Colombo airport, meet and greet by Seerendipity tours representative and proceed to the hotel in Sigiriya, En-route visit Dambulla golden temple.
  • Day 2: In the morning-visit Sigiriya rock fortress and in the afternoon-visit Polonnaruwa ancient city and in the evening safari at Minneriya national park.
  • Day 3: Leave for Kandy after the breakfast, en-route visit spice garden. In the afternoon Kandy city tour with visits to Kandyan cultural show, Kandy Lake, Kandy viewpoint and tooth relic temple.
  • Day 4: Leave for Nuwara Eliya after breakfast, visit a tea plantation and factory En-route. In the afternoon walking tour of Nuwara Eliya.
  • Day 5: After the leisurely breakfast, proceed to the beach on the west coast while taking a glimpse into the picture-perfect mountain scenery backed by small hamlets, tiny towns, green-capped mountains, waterfalls, and tea gardens.

The map of srilanka 5 days trip

The map of Srilanka 5 days trip

Exploring Dambulla golden temple: srilanka 5 days trip

The first stop of the trip is Dambulla golden temple, which is one of the oldest Buddhist temples on the island, dating back to 1st century BC. Dambulla golden temple sits in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka and serves as a Sri Lanka one day trip place. However, Sigiriya and Dambulla one day trip is a very popular activity among the local and foreign travellers. Seerendipity tours offer daily one day trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo. More information on this Sri Lanka day trip you can contact them on admin@seerendipitytours.com.

This ancient Buddhist temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and hides many hundreds of Buddha statues within its 5 natural caves. The religious paintings cover a sizable portion of the caves’ inner wall.

After visiting Dambulla cave Temple, head to Sigiriya via the A9 main road, that plays an important role in Sri Lanka’s economy even today and is the main link between the northernmost city of Sri Lanka and the rest of the island. Sigiriya is one of the most popular tourist sites in Sri Lanka and one of the most popular places in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. For the first 2 nights of srilanka 5 days trip, you will be staying either in Sigiriya or Habarana.

Where to stay in the cultural triangle

Most tourists choose either Sigiriya or Habarana as their base during their trip to the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka because both cities are centrally located within the Cultural Triangle, which means all important monuments are located within easy reach of these cities. Therefore, Sigiriya and Habarana are the 2 best places to study local history and share insight into the surrounding ancient cities with fellow travellers.  

From the moment the travellers step into the cultural triangle, Sigiriya, Dambulla golden temple and Polonnaruwa are on the bucket list of every traveler due to their historical importance. All the crumbling cities represent some of the most dominant pieces of the island’s history.

Exploring Sigiriya rock

The glory days of the Sigiriya rock fortress go back to the 5th century AD, when it was the capital of the king of Kashyapa. This glorious 5th-century landscaped garden with a fortified city is where a glimpse of the 5th-century engineering skills of ancient people showcased. Fountains constructed following modern hydraulic principles, a landscaped garden with protruding principles of trigonometry, and Sigiriya paintings that forecast in-depth knowledge of the arts by the predecessors of Michael Angelo are a few of the main reasons why hordes of tourists are heading to Sigiriya rock fortress.

Sigiriya is believed to be like the hanging city of Babylon, where there were buildings and gardens on different layers. However, it has been very difficult to ascertain the exact picture of this ancient, fortified royal residence due to its dilapidated condition. A large number of ancient constructions are strewn in a large boulder-rich area, while in the middle, a huge granite monolith rock rises up to 300 meters from the surrounding area. The palace of the king was at the top of the rock and the entire complex was surrounded by moats and a water ditch to ensure the safety of the king. Today, visitors can climb the rock on a rock-hewn stair and enjoy the 360° picture-perfect scenery that the king enjoyed from the top of the rock.  

The nature of Sigiriya hike

The visitors enter the ancient complex from its western main gate and need to take a walkabout 500 meters until the man-made stairs show up. There are many ancient structures to study as you walk in the garden such as the parts of the landscaped garden, fountains, swimming pools, caves with ancient paintings etc.

The visitors come to the steep part of the climb passing the landscaped garden, which starts with man-made granite steps. Now the climb gets steeper and steeper as you go up, it elevates you up to 500 meters above sea-level at the end of the climb. Fresco pocket, lion’s paw, the foundation of king’s palace and the mirror wall are 4 major points that visitors encounter on the climb. One distinct characteristic of the steps at Sigiriya is its size, which is about half of the size of modern steps. There are 1200 steps from top to bottom.

When is the best time to climb Sigiriya?

Sigiriya Rock is located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, where the temperature hovers around 35°C and the humidity is measured to be around 90%. Scorching heat combined with high humidity can cause you to sweat profusely and dehydrate.

Taking the Sigiriya climb early in the morning, around 7:00 am, before the sun blasts in full force and taking enough fluid during the trek is the best way to have a trouble-free and enjoyable sightseeing trip to Sigiriya. Having comfortable shoes is also highly recommended and a walking stick can be handy too for older travellers. Sigiriya Rock Climb cannot be recommended for travellers with heart diseases, walking abnormalities or spinal disorders. The Sigiriya rock climb may last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on your physical fitness.    

Sigiriya rock fort is a 5th-century palace complex with landscaped gardens, moats, swimming pools, fountains, paintings, and a palace. At the top of the monolithic rock, at an elevation of 500 meters above sea level, King Kashyapa built his royal palace. The frescoes are to be found halfway down the track on the upward journey.

Polonnaruwa ancient city

The glory day of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa starts in the 10th century AD and it was the capital of Sri Lanka for about a century of years subsequently. Polonnaruwa is an ancient city where a glimpse of the ancient temples, palaces and many other ancient structures are practically an everyday occurrence.

From the 10th century palace of King Parakramabahu to priceless pieces of sculptures such as Galviharaya, the visitors at Polonnaruwa ancient city are surrounded by history, myths and legends, making Polonnaruwa, the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka, is one of the most coveted archaeological sites for local as well as foreign travellers.

Visiting Polonnaruwa museum on Sri Lanka 5 day trip

Separated into 6 spacious compartments, Polonnaruwa museum showcases some of the priceless artefacts found at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. The museum is located next to the great irrigation work of Parakrama Samudra and commands a beautiful view over the lake. “The museum is visited by a large number of travellers. Most visitors are from European countries such as England, France and Germany but now there is a rise in the number of travellers from countries like India and China,” said Nissanka, a freelance guide working at Polonnaruwa.

Wildlife safari amidst crumbling historical monuments

The wealth of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is not limited to its cultural and historical assets but for pristine forests and untamed wildlife. Minneriya national park, eco-park, Kaudulla wildlife reserve, are 3 major spots for wildlife safari on the island. These places are some of the best national parks on the island to see wild elephants due to the high concentration of the jumbos. Fortunately, all these places are located only a dozen kilometres from Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa and it means the tourist can venture on a wildlife safari based on one of these national parks during this Sri Lanka 5 days trip.

As per the tour itinerary, you will be visiting the national park after the Polonnaruwa ancient city. Most probably you will be starting the jeep safari at around 3 pm and drive through the park for about 3 hours while exploring fascinating Fauna and flora.  

Visiting Kandy on Srilanka 5 days trip

After scratching few most important historical monuments in the cultural triangle (Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa), the tour proceeds toward the interior of the country via Matale. Kandy is one of the most visited cities in Sri Lanka with a large influx of foreign travellers. Tooth relic temple, Royal botanical garden and Kandyan cultural shows feature the main activities in Kandy on the 5 days Sri Lanka trip. There will be a brief stop as you drive to Kandy from Sigiriya to Kandy in Matale to visit a spice garden.

Sri Lanka upcountry on Srilanka 5 days trip

On the 4th day of Sri Lanka 5-day tour, after visiting tourist places in Kandy, you will be leaving to Nuwara Eliya, which will be one of the most scenic road trips in Sri Lanka. On this route, it takes more time than usual due to the steep climb and sharp bends. However, the time lost is duly compensated with picture-perfect scenery at every minute you pass.

There will be a few stops during the 90 KM journey, which lasts around 2 hours, at Ramboda waterfalls, Tea plantations, tea factory and a few other places to enjoy the beautify scenery. In the afternoon leisure stroll passing Gregory lake, Victoria Park and Nuwara Eliya city.

Drive to the beach from the mountains

The last day of the 5-day trip to Sri Lanka takes you to the west coast beach or Colombo airport, depending on your choice. However, this 5-day trip is planned with a beach tour package towards the tail end of the 5-day’ vacation. The participants can decide on the duration of the beach stay; however, it is not compulsory to book the Sri Lanka beach tour package.

When is the best time for a Srilanka 5 days trip?

This 5 days Sri Lanka trip is based on the southern route and you mainly touch the west coast of Sri Lanka and the central province of the island, therefore November to April is the best time to venture on this Sri Lanka trip. Based on the weather pattern, these regions experience the best weather conditions for outdoor activities from November to April, parallel to the north-east monsoon.

November to April considered being the best time of the year to travel to Sri Lanka due to the dry weather prevailing in most part of the island except north and east. If you plan a beach holiday on the southern and western coast, November to April is the best time for your beach tour package.

How to travel on a 5 day trip to Sri Lanka?

There are many possibilities with regards to transportation on Sri Lanka 5 days trip such as air transport, travelling by public transport (bus and train) as well as a private vehicle. Travelling by air transport is a viable option on the Sri Lanka trip, however, it cost a lot of money, moreover, it might be difficult to visit tourist places as the inland airports are located far from some tourist attractions.

Private transport on Srilanka 5 days trip

Most widely used transport mode on Sri Lanka trips is private transport with a local driver/guide. It enables you to visit all major tourist places along the way. Travelling by private vehicle is comfortable, saves time, safe and gives you the maximum value for money.

Using public transport on Srilanka 5 days trip

Traveling by public transport can also be considered as a viable option for travelling in Sri Lanka but it is not recommended to this 5-day Sri Lanka trip, which has limited time to explore a large number of tourist places. Traveling by public transport in Sri Lanka definitely saves a lot of money for you but on the other hand, you tend to lose a lot of time on the road. Usually, the public buses and trains are behind schedule and suck your time.  

Are you planning a trip to the exotic island of Sri Lanka in the future? Our Sri Lanka 5 days tour package is a best-seller on the web and is just what you need for a rejuvenating break. The natural wonders, breathtaking scenery, and fascinating architecture of this island nation are all yours to discover with the help of this Sri Lanka 5 days tour package. Our 5-day tours of Sri Lanka include visits to both the island’s palm-lined beaches and Sri Lanka hill country dotted with tea plantations.

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Why should I book Srilanka 5 days trip?

Sri Lanka is a popular tourist destination because of its scenic beauty and the fact that it is home to one of the numerous UNESCO world heritage sites. In spite of its cultural and ecological riches, this country was not widely visited until recently. Around eight of the world’s most important cultural and natural sites can be found in Sri Lanka. These iconic landmarks are a testament to the splendour of this nation. The ideal way to spend 5 days in Sri Lanka is to see all the major attractions, participate in exciting activities, shop at the local markets, and indulge in the delicious Sri Lankan cuisine. It is possible to tailor the best Sri Lanka 5 days tour package to each individual’s preferences and demands.

When is the best time for the Srilanka 5 days trip?

Sri Lanka is a year round holiday destination and travellers can explore the interesting places mentioned in the tour package throuout the year. However, if you are beach holiday lover there should be a small twist to the package mentioned in this article. The traveller, who venture on this 5 days trip should head to east coast for beach holiday if they plan the trip from May through October. If the travellers embark on this Sri Lanka 5 days tour package from Novemenr to April they should head on to west and south coast for enjoyable beach stay with plenty of salt water activities

What to do on Srilanka 5 days trip?

This mysterious Sri Lanka trip plan has been made only for you so that you can have a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the teardrop-shaped island. You may spend your vacation in Sri Lanka doing anything from exploring the temples in Kandy to taking in the stunning scenery in Nuwara Eliya. On your beach vacation in Sri Lanka, don’t let the pristine Bentota atmosphere pass you by. One can’t ask for a better mix of leisure and enjoyment than a trip to Sri Lanka, which includes shopping in metropolitan Colombosampling wonderful Sri Lankan food, and enjoying a rich cultural history. Take off on an exciting adventure to Sri Lanka and learn about a fascinating new culture. This incredible Sri Lanka 5 day tour package departs from cities on the west coast such as Colombo, and Negombo.

Sri Lanka hill country train trip with 5 days tour

Sri Lanak hill country train trip is a popular activity among the foregn travellers. The demand for this activity is very high. The 5 days trip package can be customized to includes this fascinating activity, however, starndard tour packge does not include this activty.

Sri Lanka wildlife tour at Udawalawe national Park

The 5 days trip can be cutomized to accommodate a wildlife safari based on either Minneriya national park or Udawalawe national park. There is a surcharge based on the national park you choose for the safari.

Accommodation on your Srilanka 5 days trip

These Sri Lanka 5 days tour packages also include accommodations at opulent properties, where guests may relax in comfort during their time in Sri Lanka. Get ready for an exciting adventure by booking this wonderful Sri Lanka trip package right away.

Highlights of the Beauty of Sri Lanka

Visit Ramboda Waterfalls to take in the stunning scenery. Enjoy a cup of world-famous Ceylon tea at a reputable tea plantation. Spend some time relaxing on Bentota’s beach. Kandy is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Sri Lanka.

The tour itinerary of Srilanka 5 days trip (Beauty of Sri Lanka)

Day 1: Colombo>>Pinnawala>>Kandy

Visiting temples dedicated to Buddha and feeding young elephants are great ways to kick off your trip to Sri Lanka.

A Seerendipity Tours employee will meet you at the airport in Colombo and drive you to Kandy through Pinnawala. Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on the first day of your trip to Sri Lanka to see young elephants being fed. You should leave for Kandy in the afternoon, where you can settle into your hotel and take it easy for a while.

Take a tour around Kandy after lunch. Enjoy a day of shopping, a trip to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and an evening of traditional Sri Lankan dance. Relax in your hotel room and get some rest after an exciting day.

Colombo is 133 kilometres away from Kandy. It takes three hours to get from Colombo to Kandy.

Day 2: Kandy >> Nuwara Eliya

On day two of your five-day Sri Lanka tour, make your way to Nuwara Eliya to hear the storied narrative of waterfalls, gardens, and delicious Ceylon tea.

You will depart for Nuwara Eliya after a satisfying breakfast. Ride through winding hills and fragrant tea plantations on the second day of your Sri Lankan vacation. Stop at the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens on the way to Nuwara Eliya to see some of the more than 4,000 varieties of exotic plants that are kept there. This area is also highly recommended for birdwatchers visiting Sri Lanka.

The famous Ramboda Waterfalls and the nearby Tea Factory are on your itinerary for Sri Lanka. After a hearty meal, explore Nuwara Eliya. Stroll the sidewalks and discover a golf course, an Anglican church, a lake, and a racetrack. You should check into your hotel and call it a night.

The 76 kilometres between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. It takes 2.5 hours to get from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.

Day 3: Bentota>>Nuwara Eliya

On the third day of your Sri Lankan vacation, you’ll enjoy a beachside event in a mystical setting.

Start your journey to Bentota after a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Stop at Kitulgala, the setting of the Academy Award–winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai, along the way.

When you get to Bentota, go into a hotel and take it easy for a while. Take it easy on this day of your beach vacation in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, you can go for a stroll on the golden beach in Bentota, swim in the refreshing water, or just rest at the water’s edge.

Nuwara Eliya is 210 kilometers from Bentota. The trip from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota takes about 5 hours.

Day 4: Bentota (leisure)

After a satisfying breakfast, take it easy on the beach for the rest of the day. Relax on the beach with a good book and a cold tropical fruit drink, or enjoy a stroll while reading your book. Water sports such as water skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, and riding a jet water scooter are also available during a beach vacation in Sri Lanka.

Adding a whale-watching excursion to your bespoke Sri Lanka vacation package is possible, but would incur additional costs.

To see baby turtles of endangered species, you should go to a turtle hatchery in Bentota.

Day 5: Bentota>>Colombo

Leave this island nation with fond thoughts of your time spent here.

After a satisfying breakfast, head to Sri Lanka’s financial hub of Colombo. Take in the sights and sounds of Colombo’s cityscape on an evening shopping and sightseeing excursion. Take off from Sri Lanka with wonderful memories in tow.

Bentota is 87 kilometres away from Colombo. It takes 1.5 hours to get from Bentota to Colombo.

Visit Lakpahana Handicrafts or Laksala Emporium for unique keepsakes to take home to loved ones.

Srilanka 5 days trip: inclusions

  • Arrival/departure transfers from the airport
  • Entire ground transportation in a private vehicle.
  • Complimentary water
  • 4-Nights accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Morning Meal (4 Breakfasts)
  • Taxes, fees, and other governmental levies
  • Visits to nearby attractions as per itinerary
  • Driver/Guide who speaks English

Srilanka 5 days trip (exclusions)

  • Dinner and Lunch
  • Entrance Tickets, if any, for entry
  • Expenses such as tips and telephone
  • Any miscellaneous items anything that isn’t already included.

Why you should book srilanka 5 days trip with Seerendipity

Seerendipity Tour is an entirely locally owned travel company with a head office in Colombo. The highly experienced local staff is a key strength of Seerendipity Tours, and they can plan your dream holiday to Sri Lanka.

The best price guaranteed for your Sri Lanka trip

When you book a tour with Seerendipity Tours, you directly book the tour with the local company, which means there are no middlemen and therefore you can guarantee the best price. Simply get in touch with us and let us know when you travel and what you like to see.

Plan your best Sri Lanka trip with-expert

Our staff makes a personalised programme for you, which you can change until you find the best Sri Lanka trip package for you. You can also browse our existing tour packages for inspiration (www.sirilaktours.com); all our ready-made tour packages are customizable and can be tailored to meet all your expectations. Write to us at admin@seerendipitytours.com, tel. 0094-77-440977, WhatsApp 0094-77-4440977

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