Leave it to the experts to pick the very best highlights of a paradise island filled with so many attractions to a trip of just ten days. Start your 10 day Sri Lanka tour from the ancient capital city of Anuradhapura itself and witness the glorious heritage depicted by its ancient ruins and monuments that will be sure to leave you awestruck. After spending an entire day in Anuradhapura, it’s time for you to shift to the next ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa. As with Anuradhapura, the ruins and monuments of ancient palaces and temples that date back centuries are numerous but of a different era showcasing a diverse architecture.
The third day of your 10 day Sri Lanka tour is dedicated to the world-famous Lion Rock, Sigiriya and the Dambulla Cave Temple. Both of them being UNESCO World Heritage sites owing to their splendid rock formation and landscape will leave you wondering how it was even possible to achieve such craftsmanship back in the day.
The next day is entirely for sightseeing in Kandy. The Temple of the Tooth and the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage are loved by tourists and pilgrims from all over the world equally. After a relatively leisurely day in Kandy, you can head into the highlands. The numerous cascading waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains and also World’s End are some of the main attractions. The next day is entirely for appreciating the tropical flora in Haggala botanical garden. Afterwards, the seventh day is for a hike up Ella Mountain where you can enjoy the breathtaking view from the top. The eighth and ninth days are entirely for the down-south. That is to enjoy a relaxing day at the many beaches or to go sightseeing in Galle or Matara. Lastly, the 10 day Sri Lanka tour can be wrapped up in Colombo with a last-minute shopping spree before you depart.