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The Pick of Sri Lanka

The Pick of Sri Lanka - Aitken Spence Travel
The Pick of Sri Lanka - Aitken Spence Travel
Alice "Asanka was a great tour guide! He was happy to stop wherever we wanted, provided a lot of information about the areas we were driving through and frequently pulled over to make sure we tried the roadside snacks. He went out of his way to organise somewhere for us to stay for an extra day as our flights were late in the evening after the tour had finished. The tour itself was great, we felt like w..."
Excellent
33 reviews
Starts
Colombo
Destinations
+13
Ends
Colombo
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Highlights

  • Smell the spices of the delightful spice gardens in Matale
  • Admire endless tea plantation views from Nuwara Eliya
  • Meet elephants, buffalo, crocodiles and leopards in Yala
Age range
10 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Mini-coach
Travel style
Sightseeing, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Aitken Spence Travel
Start and end in Colombo! With the sightseeing tour The Pick of Sri Lanka, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Colombo, Sri Lanka and 12 other destinations in Sri Lanka. The Pick of Sri Lanka is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVAL COLOMBO
  2. Day 2: COLOMBO – PINNAWALA – DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA (150km – 3.5 hrs)
  3. Day 3: SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – SIGIRIYA (140km – 3.5 hrs)
  4. Day 4: SIGIRIYA – MATALE – PERADENIYA – KANDY (100km – 2.5 hrs)
  5. Day 5: KANDY
  6. Day 6: KANDY – TEA PLANTATION – NUWARA ELIYA (95km – 2.5 hrs)
  7. Day 7: NUWARA ELIYA – BUDURUWAGALA – TISSAMAHARAMA (180km – 5 hrs)
  8. Day 8: TISSAMAHARAMA – GALLE – KOSGODA – KALUTARA (275km – 5 hrs)
  9. Day 9: KALUTARA – DEPART COLOMBO (80km – 1.5 hrs)

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Additional Services

33 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • K
    Written on October 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our guide was excellent. Always friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable on local history in each location we visited. He went above and beyond to make the trip wonderful for everyone. I would definitely recommend him and Aitken Spence.

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  • The Pick of Sri Lanka reviewer 2
    Written on September 10, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just home (we were a group of 4 friends, all girls in our mid-20s) from the most amazing 9 day trip organized perfectly by Atkien Spence Travel. Some of the highlights of the trip included amazing views in Sigiriya, a jeep safari (where we saw elephants... Read more

    Aitken Spence Travel commented on this review
    Dear Emma, Greetings from Sri Lanka! Many thanks for your wonderful feedback! Thank you so much for taking out your valuable time to give us your opinion on the tour and our services! We look forward to having you in Sri Lanka again! Warm Regards, Aitken Spence Team
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  • R
    Written on July 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our tour group of 12 Australians were most fortunate to have Sam Samarakoon as our guide for our first SriLankan experience. His knowledge of sites visited , history, wild life, plant life, society, art and culture, as well as music and cricket was... Read more

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  • KY
    Written on May 21, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    No doubt that the service from Aitken Spence and the people of Sri Lanka was immaculate, however the cost of the holiday was more than it should as there was heavy price discrimination between foreigners and locals and prices were all quoted in American... Read more

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  • L
    Written on May 14, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was one of the best travel experience I ever had in my life. The hotels, food & the places were great. Thanks for arranging this wonderful trip for me. Keep it up!

    Aitken Spence Travel commented on this review
    Dear Lindsey, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Sri Lanka! Hoping to see you again soon! Thank you & Warm Regards, Team Aitken Spence
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  • CB
    Written on April 26, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic trip you could not want a better itinerary or service. We had a fantastic driver/ guide who was so knowledgeable on the culture, history and wild life of Sri Lanka.

    Aitken Spence Travel commented on this review
    Dear Carolyn, Many Thanks for your review on the tour. We highly value the trust and faith you have placed on us and we are grateful to have clients like you traveling with us. Many Thanks for your feedback regarding the qualitative service provided by our Chauffuer Guide Buddhika. We would like to invite you once again to Sri Lanka to enjoy a woundeful stay in this beautiful island. Warm Regards, Aitken Spence Team
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  • AG
    Written on April 11, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Asanka was a great tour guide! He was happy to stop wherever we wanted, provided a lot of information about the areas we were driving through and frequently pulled over to make sure we tried the roadside snacks. He went out of his way to organise somewhere... Read more

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  • CR
    Written on February 24, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our guide Chamith was great

    Aitken Spence Travel commented on this review
    Dear Cheryl, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again in Sri Lanka soon. Warm Regards, Aitken Spence Team
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  • The Pick of Sri Lanka reviewer 9
    Written on February 22, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Overall the trip was good. The guide was pretty good. Some of the hotels were horrible. Then a couple of hotels were great... I'm not too sure what happened there but it was a very good way to see Sri Lanka

    Aitken Spence Travel commented on this review
    Dear Jennifer, Many thanks for your feedback. Hoping to see you in Sri Lanka soon. Warm Regards, Aitken Spence Team
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  • The Pick of Sri Lanka reviewer 10
    Written on January 20, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    AC in car was only in front so a little hot for people sitting behind

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About the countries

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Currencies

Rupee
Sri Lanka

Plugs & Adapters

Sri Lanka

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Sri Lanka. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Colombo.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 18 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Aitken Spence Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 656 km.
  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • 71 km
  • Pinnawala (Sri Lanka)
  • 67 km
  • Dambulla (Sri Lanka)
  • 15 km
  • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
  • 28 km
  • Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka)
  • 28 km
  • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
  • 55 km
  • Matale (Sri Lanka)
  • 22 km
  • Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)
  • 5 km
  • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
  • 38 km
  • Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka)
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