Tours

Packaged, Customised and Individual Destination Tours

Packaged Tours:

Here are some examples of our packaged tours:

Isle of Smiles Platinum Sri Lanka Tour – 1 month:

Starting your Isle of Smiles Platinum Sri Lanka Tour in Colombo or Negombo after your arrival in Sri Lanka, you will travel to Kalpitiya, famous for its dolphins, old churches, Dutch fort and traditional villages. From Kalpitiya you will go on safari at Wilpattu National Park and then travel to the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya (Lion Rock Fortress) and Dambulla Cave Temple visiting other temples and ruins in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. You can also do an elephant safari at Minneriya National Park while in the area.

Isle of Smiles was one of the first Sri Lanka tour operators to have travelled extensively through the East Coast of Sri Lanka after the 30 year separatist war. We will start our eastern trip with a relaxing stay at the Eastern beach village of Nilaveli near the ancient trading port town of Trincomalee, then show you the beautiful beaches of Kalkudah, Pasikudah and Panichankerni as well as the historical coastal trading town of Batticaloa, followed by Arugam Bay famous for its fishing and surfing.

Arugam Bay

From the East Coast of Sri Lanka, we will travel to the South East corner of Sri Lanka and take you on a wildlife and bird watching safari in Yala and Bundala National Parks, famous for their leopards, elephants, deer, sloth bear, elk and splendid endemic and migratory bird life. Then you will travel through the world famous southern and south western beaches of Sri Lanka, visiting Tangalle, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Bentota and Wadduwa. While on this part of the tour you will visit the ancient world heritage listed port city of Galle.

Kandy City

After the warm sandy southern beaches you will travel to the cool, misty tea hills of Sri Lanka visiting the historical spa town of Nuwara Eliya (once called Little England), Bandarawela, Haputale and Ella. This is the main growing region for famous ‘Ceylon Tea’. You can visit a tea factory and sample the different tea flavours and play golf at the historical Nuwara Eliya Golf Cub. The region has some of the most majestic views and scenery in the world. You will then travel to the last Royal City of Sri Lanka, the world heritage listed hill capital of Kandy, famous for the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), Kandy Lake, cultural dancing shows, botanical gardens, elephant baths and shopping. If you wish you can play golf at Kandy’s championship golf course.

You will complete you Isle of Smiles Premier Sri Lanka Tour by travelling from Kandy to Colombo stopping the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage on the way. When in Colombo you can sample Sri Lanka’s best restaurants, night clubs, casinos, shopping and visit or stay in the famous heritage hotels – Mount Lavinia Hotel and Galle Face Hotel.

Elephants at Minneriya National Park

As the sun sets over the Colombo horizon on your Isle of Smiles Platinum Sri Lanka Tour, you will take with you lifetime friendships with our warm, hospitable, smiling people and cherished memories.

Isle of Smiles Gold Sri Lanka Tour – 2 weeks.

Your Isle of Smiles Gold Sri Lanka Tour will commence in Colombo or Negombo after your arrival. You will then travel to Dambulla, centre of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka and visit the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya (Lion Rock Fortress). You can do an elephant safari in Minneriya National Park andvisit the 2500 year old Dambulla Cave Temple with its statues and roof paintings dating back to the 1st century BC.

Ancient Mural at Dambulla Cave Temple

From Dambulla you will travel to Sri Lanka’s hill capital, Kandy, home of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth). Kandy is a world heritage listed city and was the home of the last Sri Lankan king prior to British occupation. You can visit the Kandy Lake, botanical gardens, cultural dance shows and visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage or play golf at Kandy’s championship golf course.

You will then travel to the high tea hill country and stay in Nuwara Eliya (once called Little England). You can visit the botanical gardens, a tea factory or play golf at the historical Nuwara Eliya Golf Club. From Nuwara Eliya, your tour takes you through Sri Lanka’s mountain region visiting Bandarawela and Ella en route to Yala National Park in the south east, famous for its leopards, elephants, deer, elk, sloth bear, bird watching and other diverse wildlife.

Young Male Leopard at Yala National Park

Then you will travel through the beautiful palm-fringed beaches of Sri Lanka’s world famous southern coastline visiting Tangalle, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna and the world heritage listed port city of Galle. Relax on the golden sands prior to finishing your tour in the nation’s capital, Colombo famous for its heritage hotels, shopping, restaurants and night life.

Select your destinations and contact us for details and pricing for a packaged tour as above with accommodation and transport or an individual destination excursion tour.

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