DAY TOURS


Colombo

Colombo is the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka and is a hub for visiting beaches in the south of the island. Its history involves successive rulings by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, and it was a major port on the east-west trade routes during that era. This ancient heritage reflects on the city today in terms of its architecture consisting of colonial buildings as well as high rise skyscrapers and shopping malls. The cosmopolitan side of Colombo includes stylish theatres, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, museums, and galleries.

Modern-day Colombo is emerging rapidly and a Colombo city tour is a worthy item on your agenda either on the start or finishes to your Sri Lankan tour.

Galle

Galle, 119km from Colombo, is a major city situated at the tip of the South Western coast of Sri Lanka. Being a coastal area, it is quite hot and humid but has an abundance of beautiful beaches in every town that you pass while travelling from Colombo to Galle. The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese, fortified later by the Dutch and is well preserved till today. In addition to the Portuguese and Dutch remains, you will also find many British mansions left behind. As for beaches, the Unawatuna Bay probably tops it all and is safe for snorkelling and swimming because a reef protects it. There you have it, a day tour of the city of Galle in a nutshell. In case there is a delay in your departure, try using the Southern Expressway, a recently built highway that can take you to Galle in half the time.

Kandy

Kandy, more popularly known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka, is an attractive tourist destination. Its history dates back to the 15th century, when it was the last royal capital of the country. The city is 115km from Colombo and is the second biggest city in Sri Lanka. Kandy has an abundance of culture around it; the Temple of the Tooth being the most popular attraction. The centre of the city is situated in a valley which is elevated at 600m above sea level.Kandy Lake is an artificial creation by one of the past rulers and today, it is a scenic centre piece of the town. Also, home to an international cricket stadium, Kandy brings in thousands of cricket fans. Sports, religion, history and culture, Kandy has it all! A Day tour of Kandy should not be missed out on your tour of Sri Lanka.

Kithulgala

The town of Kitulgala is where this tour will take you for a day filled with extreme adventure. Kitulgala is a small, yet beautiful town located in a wet zone rain forest, approximately two hours away from Colombo. This town is one of the wettest zones in the country not only because it has the Kelani River running through it but also because it experiences two monsoons every year. These monsoons trigger the water flow in the river and make it an ideal location for adventurous sports such as white water rafting. Also, the green surroundings and wet atmosphere make it an ideal location for a bird habitat; hence bird watching is a common activity in Kitulgala. In addition to that, an interesting episode in the history of Kitulagala is the filming of the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” in 1957. Remains of the concrete foundation of the bridge are still visible today.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, also known as Sri Lanka’s “Little England”, is the prime hill resort of the country. At a height of approximately 2000m above sea level, the city has an abundance of lush tea plantations and jaw-dropping scenery. Its nickname comes from the many English style bungalows and buildings still in existence today. During colonial times, it was a popular mountain resort and has retained its popularity as a holiday destination even today. For those who are frustrated with the humid heat of Colombo, Nuwara Eliya is a good escape location for a relaxing break. The hill station is popular for its fresh, cool and breezy climate throughout the year. Furthermore, the city holds several activities for tourists such as golf, tea plantations, horse riding, trekking and exploring the beautiful waterfalls. A day tour of Little England will give you a chance to cover many of these activities as well as indulge in the beauty of the hill resort.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya, an ancient palace, was once nominated as the 8th wonder of the world. Today, Sigiriya and Dambulla are a UNESCO recognized heritage site and a major tourist attraction. The city of Dambulla is 148 km north-east of Colombo, in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is home to an ancient cave Temple also known as the Golden Rock Temple, which is a popular tourist attraction. Approximately 25kms from Dambulla is Sigiriya, which is where you will find the “Lion’s Rock”. This is a 220-meter high rock, at the top of which an ancient King built his Palace. In addition to being a well-maintained model of ancient urban life, Sigiriya is also an adventure of rock climbing for many. A day tour of Sigiriya and Dambulla will suffice for you to explore Sri Lanka’s Majestic past. Leave from Colombo at about 6.00 a.m., enjoy the scenic four-hour drive to your destination, explore the two cities, and be back to Colombo by midnight.

Safari

Have you ever been on a safari in a jungle that is ruled by the leopards? The Yala National Park is your answer! With 130,000 hectares of landscape, this Park is situated in the city of Yala, 260km South East of Colombo, and is a combination of a National Park as well as a strict nature reserve. According to Forbes Magazine, one of the main tourist attractions in Sri Lanka is its wildlife and Yala National Park is the most visited wildlife park on the island. Along with the wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles, you will also experience a range of forests, scrubs, lagoons, tanks and grasslands. Some of the most seen animals include leopards, elephants, sloth bears, jackals, peacocks, and crocodiles. Book your day tour of the Yala Jeep Safari now and experience the unforgettable!

Sinharaja Rain Forest

If you want to explore a magnificent nature beyond the artificial world which we imagine dramatically. Such as dense trees and flowing streams over rugged rocks splitting water all over the wetland, then the best place to visit is SINJARAJA RAINFOREST. The rainforest is so refreshing, exotic and beautiful that you could just sit down under the shadow of trees and allow the magnificence of nature to wash over you.

Sinharaja is not only specified for its beauty, but the UNESCO has named it as a world heritage site in 1988. Since this unspoiled lowland rainforest in this island is the home to 830 0f Sri Lanka's endemic species of flora and fauna. The most common mammal in the reserve is the purple-faced langur monkey, the flame striped jungle squirrel and spotted cat to name few. The rainforest is also rich with reptile and bird population on the island.

So, plan your trip to this historical and magnificent rainforest alone with us. We will offer you the best tour with all the guidance

We, Sinharaja Tour Guide, as a company will guide you with safety, care, and hospitality throughout the journey. If you need accommodation, we can fulfill it too.

Adams Peak

Pick from Colombo (afternoon) @ 4.00 pm

Drive for Dalhousie (approx. 5 hr. drive)

Reach to Dalhousie around 11 pm

Have a rest for a couple of hours before start the climb

Early morning (2 am) start to climb Adam’s peak

See the Morning Sunrise at the peak (around 6 am)

Come down from Adam’s peak

Drive back to Colombo Expected return time 3.00 pm

Whale watching Mirissa

World’s best: As per the research, the deep south of Sri Lanka (off Mirissa) is one of the world's best locations (amongst the top two or three) for watching Blue Whales and Sperm Whales, two of the most sought after marine mammals. In fact, for seeing both Sperm and Blue Whales together, it may even turn out to be the best location in the world.

The waters off Mirissa in the southern coast of Sri Lanka are home to some of the largest whale and dolphin colonies in the world.

Experienced: Sri Lanka Day Tours owning company Eco Team initiated commercial whale and dolphin watching in Sri Lanka way back in 2000 in association with the international dolphin watch. Back then, whale watching was not commercial and only serious researches, whale enthusiasts did whale watching in Sri Lanka.

Responsible: We run our whale watching Sri Lanka trips as per the guidelines given by the International Whaling Commission. https://iwc.int/wwguidelines

Out of the three dolphin watching and whale watching destinations, namely dolphin and whale watching Mirissa, dolphin and whale watching Kalpitiya and dolphin and whale watching Trincomalee. Out of the three locations Mirissa remains most popular.

Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean. Of the 80 species of cetaceans observed and identified worldwide, 26 are found in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, which we can access freely.

We operate purpose built boats fitted with all the necessary safety devices including compass, GPS, nautical charts and UHF radio for whale watching. Our boat is steady, fast, reliable and safe. We have on board washroom facilities, resting facilities etc.

Our whale watching Sri Lanka crew is customer friendly, experienced and responsible.

We may not be the cheapest but we are the most responsible and most dedicated to find you whales in Sri Lankan waters.

One of the most popular things to do in Sri Lanka, when you are in the south during the whale watching season.

We do private whale watching safaris for groups and individual couples/families as well.

We able to cater to wheelchair bound guests and very proud of it.

Udawalawe National Park

Specially modified, comfortable jeeps are provided for safaris.

We also extend customised services for our guests (family safaris/honeymoon safaris/photography safaris etc.)

River Safari Bentota

Take a magical speed-boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest.

Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish, and animals.
Highlights
Travel along the Madu River in a speedboat
All admission fees are included

Sit back and relax; a speedboat driver will lead the way Get the chance to see some of Sri Lanka's most pristine wetlands

“Madu Ganga” is located in Balapitiya, 80 km away from Colombo, close to Sri Lanka's southern coastal belt. This wetland spreads over 900 hectares of area and most of it covered with water. There are totally of 64 islands in Madu Ganga. This tour will take around 2.5 to 3 hours and its advisable to bring drinking water, sunglasses and hats. Some boats has adjustable roofing covers.
Important Information
Departure Point
Bentota River, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
Duration-2h
Inclusions
All Fees and Taxes
Tickets
Entry/Admission - Bentota River
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions-Private transportation
Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Near public transportation
• Infants must sit on laps
• Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Bentota Village Tour with River Safari & Cultural Experience

If you are looking to explore a village and gain a cultural experience with some local activities, then this is the most identical tour for you. This tour includes some of the traditional activities and attractions which are hardly be seen in these days such as coconut fiber rope, weaving of coconut palm leaves, cinnamon demonstration as well as Palam Paruwa ( Large Canoe) which use to get people and vehicles cross the river using long hard rope.

Click on What to Except for full tour itinerary.
• Tour Starts at 8.00 am from the pick-up point
• Pick up from anywhere in Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda , Ahungalla, Aluthgama , Beruwala , Kalutara and Wadduwa
• Drop off at the pick-up point or any place in between Bentota and the pick-up point.
Highlights
• Sea Turtle Information Center admission is included
• A buffet lunch is provided, free of charge
• Private tour for just you and your party
• Round-trip transfers from your hotel are included
Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
• Tour Starts at 8.00 / 8.30 am from the pick-up point
• Pick up from anywhere in Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda , Ahungalla, Aluthgama , Beruwala , Kalutara and Wadduwa
• Drop off at the pick-up point or any place in between Bentota and the pick-up point
Duration
7h
Inclusions
• All taxes, fees and handling charges
• Fuel surcharge
• Local taxes
• Lalith Tours Experiences brokerage fee
• Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
• Private tour
• Bottled water(Free of charge)
• Coffee and/or Tea
• Entry/Admission - Bentota Travel Mart
• Entry/Admission - Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Cente
Exclusions
• Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
• Drinks
Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Wheelchair accessible
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• Stroller accessible
• Service animals allowed
• Near public transportation
• Infant seats available
• Transportation is wheelchair accessible
• Russian, German, French, Italy, Arabic, Tamil & Hindi speaking guides can be arranged at extra cost.
• This is a full package activity which includes entrance fees, activity charges, transportation and taxes for above mentioned activities & attractions.
• Tour Starts at 8.00 am from the pick-up point
• Pick up from to anywhere in Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda , Ahungalla, Aluthgama , Beruwala , Kalutara and Wadduwa
• Most travelers can participate
• Drop off at the pick-up point or any place in between Bentota and the pick-up point
• This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Tuk Tuk Tours (Kalutara Sri Lanka)

Combine food tastings with sightseeing on a private 4-hour evening tour of Kalutara by tuk-tuk. Climb into a comfortable, customized tuk-tuk with a private driver-guide, and delve into Colombo’s bustling streets to enjoy the sights, culinary delights, and city lights. Ride by famous landmarks, explore the hottest entertainment spots and make food stops to sample local staples and snacks. Enjoy the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks stowed inside your tuk-tuk cooler as you explore.

Private 4-hour Kalutara tuk-tuk evening food tour Ride a customized tuk-tuk around the bustling streets Pass key landmarks and delve into Colombo’s lively entertainment spots Sample local cuisine such as 'hopper' pancakes at different food stops Enjoy chilled alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in your tuk-tuk Each 2-passenger tuk-tuk with cooler, 2-way radio, rain cover, and sound system Personalized attention from a private driver-guide, with hotel pickup and drop-off included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Wdduwa /Kalutara
• Professional driver/guide.
• Transport by private tuk-tuk
• Food and drinks
• Expenses of personal nature
• Departure & Return
• Departure Point
• Traveler pickup is offered
Your hotel in Wadduwa/Kalutara
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9 pm
What To Expect
Begin your private tour with a late-afternoon pickup at your Kalutara hotel. Meet your driver-guide, and board your own customized, convertible tuk-tuk, each with seats for two passengers.
These fun and comfortable motorized 3-wheelers feature all you need for touring: onboard drinks coolers, 2-way radios, and rain covers and umbrellas for rainy weather. You can even bring your own music to play on the high-end sound systems.
When you’re ready, set off through the streets with your driver-guide at the helm. Absorb Kalutara’s hustle and bustle as locals head out to relax, and combine sightseeing with tastings of the city’s favorite foods and drinks.

Pass famous landmarks and monuments, and stay refreshed with the various alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks chilling in your tuk-tuks cooler, such as beers and juices. Along the way, explore Kalutara’s entertainment neighborhoods, admiring the city lights and hopping out at different food stops. Sample staples like hoppers (rice and coconut milk pancakes) and more, and learn how Sri Lankan food fuses influences from Muslim, Malay, and Indian cuisine. After about four hours, finish with a hotel drop-off or ask your driver-guide to leave you at any recommended nightspot to continue your evening independently.

Hotel Pickup Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability Minimum age is 12 years Children must be accompanied by an adult Minimum drinking age is 21 years A maximum of 2 people per booking Not wheelchair accessible Near public transportation Not recommended for travelers with back problems Not recommended for pregnant travelers No heart problems or other serious medical conditions Most travelers can participate This is a private tour/activity.

Only your group will participate

Guided Cycling Tour in kalutra-Pahiyangala/Makelli Ella

Description
This exciting trekking tour brings you to the local waterfall of Sri Lanka passing through some small mountain villages and valleys. \Makelli Ella is the highest waterfall in Kalutara Sri Lanka with a sheer drop of 263 meters. The area around Makellai Ella is rich with scenic beauty, rugged terrain, waterfalls, tea fields and cool climate making it an attractive destination for nature lovers. This is a wide waterfall drop as a thick line from a rocky outcrop.
8:30 am - Pick up from your hotel and driven to the Trekking starting point
09:30 am - You will start your trekking with your guide. The hike will go through rugged terrain, tiny mountain villages, streams tea fields and valleys. The cool climate makes it an attractive destination for nature trekkers.
11:00 am - Stop for some time and enjoy the refreshments whilst admiring the beauty of the surrounding nature.
11:30 am - Arrive at Pahiyangala which is the pre-historically important place (discovered by UNESCO as 85,000 years old civilization recently) in Sri Lanka. You will be able to enjoy the nature and take some wonderful photo memories.
Noon - Continue your trekking to Makellia Fall is one of the few waterfalls unspoiled by the human activity due to the location. This falls lies about 4 km away from the Phiyangala ecological site
13:00 hrs - Arrive at Lanka make li Ella and enjoy a river bath
13:30 hrs - Enjoy your packed lunch with a chilled beer.
14:30 hrs - Leave Makelli Ella and walk to the endpoint of the trekking.
16:30 hrs - Upon completion of the trekking, you will be driven back to the hotel.
17:30 hrs - Arrive back at your hotel.

Inclusions

• Guided tour to Makelli Ella waterfall
• Packed Lunch with Chilled beer
• Refreshments & Water bottles
• Live tour commentary provided in English & Russian
• All current taxes Know Before You Book. Children 10 years 11 months and younger are not allowed.
• If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
• If you are pregnant, you should not take part.
• If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.
• To redeem your voucher, you must present a valid passport or government-issued photo ID that matches the contact name you used when booking. If you do not present a valid form of identification, you will not receive admission, and you will not be issued a refund.
• Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Wadduwa & Kalutara hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
• Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.