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33 reviews
The Pick of Sri Lanka - Aitken Spence Travel
9 days

The Pick of Sri Lanka

From Colombo to Colombo
Tour Operator:
Aitken Spence Travel
Max group size:
15
Age range:
10 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
103123
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US $885
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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

Itinerary

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 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVAL COLOMBO
    Start point Upon arrival at Bandaranike International Airport in Colombo you will be met in the arrival hall by a tour representative., Katunayaka, Gampaha, Sri Lanka
  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)
    End point At the agreed time, transfer from the hotel to the Bandaranike International Airport in Colombo, Katunayaka, Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights
Lodge
1 night

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
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  • K
    · October 04, 2019
    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.
    Trip date: August 2019
  • The Pick of Sri Lanka reviewer 2
    · September 10, 2019
    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... Show 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,... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • R
    · July 22, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • KY
    · May 21, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • L
    · May 14, 2019
    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
    Trip date: January 2019
  • CB
    · April 26, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • AG
    · April 11, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • CR
    · February 24, 2019
    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
    Trip date: February 2019
  • The Pick of Sri Lanka reviewer 9
    · February 22, 2019
    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
    Trip date: January 2019
  • The Pick of Sri Lanka reviewer 10
    · January 20, 2019
    AC in car was only in front so a little hot for people sitting behind
    Trip date: January 2019

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The Pick of Sri Lanka
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    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
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