Adventure, Beach, City, Culture, Cuisine, Guided Tours, History, Hiking, Photography, Shopping, Spa, Scenic, Train Travel, Wildlife
When you have an island with infinite possibilities but you are stuck for time, The Island Spell is the perfect one week itinerary to start from. 7 Nights backed with the real highlights of Sri Lanka, designed with on-ground realities in mind. And enhanced to fit the demands of modern day wander-lusters. From keeping your time on the road to the minimum possible, selecting proven hotels with wonderful services and filling your time with not just the tourist sites but with local experiences that are totally authentic and thoughtful.
Please consider this tour as a guide to what is possible. We are always happy to hear your own thoughts, consider your own passions and interests and develop a tour that is even more fine-tuned around your personality and desires.
Summary of this Tour
Our Tour Manager (your soon to be local bff) will greet you at the airport and take you to the coastal town of Negombo. After exploring the area and recovering from your travels we will head out on the road to the cultural triangle with stops at the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple and Sigiriya Lion’s Rock. Next up is the hill city of Kandy with its abundance of history and culture.
After a quick train ride and exploring a bit of the tea country we drive down to the salubrious southern coast of Sri Lanka for some well-earned beach time. Please read our full itinerary for more juicy details.
What does this price include?
All hotels on B&B basis and associated tips.
All transport and related costs (including airport transfers in air conditioned car, tuk-tuk rides, boat rides and Safari Jeeps, fuels, highway fees etc)
A dedicated Tour Manager that’s super personal & professional. Definitely more than a guide you will receive with most packages. It’s as if travelling with a friend.
An interesting mix of local activities and experiences – Not just about the places to see but how to see them and experience them
Complete end-to-end coordination so you get to enjoy the holiday and not stress with logistics
All tips to third parties, reservations and hotel bookings.
All entry fees for listed activities and experiences as well as tips for guides.
Covers 4/8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
A welcome pack, farewell dinner and hosts of other treats
Wi-Fi connectivity throughout and free and unlimited drinking water.
This tour will take you to 4/8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka
A process that invests in getting to know you better, way before your holiday.
Sustainable Sri Lanka travel kit
Unlimited and free drinking water
Wi-fi connectivity throughout
All hotels with breakfast with a few extra meals and treats
Opportunities to work with local communities and share your knowledge
Be a part of a holistic travel experience that respects and nurtures each other and the environment
A token tree planted in your name (and partner or group) as part of Foozoo Travel’s support for reforestation in Sri Lanka
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On arrival, your dedicated Tour Manager will welcome you and drive you to the hotel where you can enjoy some rest and relaxation. You will also receive a welcome pack, a local sim and other material to help you with the tour. Speak to us regarding arrival times as well as pre-tour and post tour arrangements.
Embark on a tuk tuk ride through Negombo town, the fish market, lagoon area and more.
Take a stroll along the beaches of Negombo or go for a swim before enjoying your first of many fiery Sri Lankan sunsets.
Dinner and drinks along the vibrant Poruthota road, lined with numerous bars and restaurants.
Today we set off towards the cultural triangle with stops along the way to enjoy local treats and connect with the locals.
The first stop is the ancient kingdom of Yapahuwa. This will be followed by a visit to Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site.
In the afternoon you can take on the iconic Sigiriya Lion Rock with a professional guide and watch as the sun prepares to set over the horizon
We now Drive up to the hill capital of Kandy where the venerated Temple of the Tooth is located. But first, we stop at a spice garden where you get to learn about the local spices, get to know the process and uses.
Next up is a walk around Kandy town to get a feel of the city.
Later in the evening we will visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and follow it up with a casual stroll around Kandy Lake.
Take the train along what is known as one of the world’s most beautiful train routes and arrive at Watawala to visit a tea factory. Here you will get to sample an array of Sri Lankan tea and make some purchases to take home.
Then its a drive to Kitulgala where you will be treated to full board accommodation with white water rafting and a host of other adventures.
Today we continue our journey south and stop at The Brief – garden and estate of one of the Bawa Brothers.
On arrival in Galle we will enjoy some down time.
Today we will follow a guided tour of Galle Fort and visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda.
We will also drive down the coast to see the stilt fishermen in action and release a baby turtle into the Indian Ocean at a turtle conservation project.
We now head towards Colombo via the highway
On arrival we will take you to visit the Pettah Market, Red Mosque and Independence Square
We wind up the day with a dinner hosted by your hosts, the Foozoo team
A delightful compilation of super comfortable hotels and villas
The hotels for this plan have been carefully selected to bring you the most comfort and convenience. That is not all, each hotel has also been picked based on its uniqueness and how each property brings out the charm of each area instead of generic hotels.