THERE'S SO MUCH YOU CAN DO IN ONE DAY

Sri Lanka truely is a paradise for sightseers, wildlife enthusiasts and adventurers and it is staggering how much you can get done in a day tour, short break or excursion.
There really is not a day to miss!

Nature and National Parks

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The world’s greatest leopard safari – Yala National Park
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 1]
Designated as a National Park in 1938, Yala is Sri Lanka's most visited National Park and is situated in the dry semi-arid region off the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, Yala is known for its biodiversity, with over 200 species of birds and over 40 species of mammals. Consider yourself stepping into Leopard land when you come to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s oldest and inarguably most famous Park. Dry, dusty and hot winds from an arid landscape of savannah grasslands, thorn and dry monsoon forests will make you wonder, if you truly are in a tropical country. But the Park is also home to saltwater wetlands, flaunting her biodiversity and membership of an impressive number of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. With a density of least one leopard per square kilometre, and the chances of spotting these formidable big cats enhanced with the trained eye of our guides; these elusive leopards greet the dawn and acknowledge the sun setting. It is not an uncommon sight to see elephants, buffalo, sloth bears and even leopards crossing the road in front of you, giving you an opportunity to see these big mammals up close. Yala is also home to a multitude of birds, including the Sri Lanka jungle fowl, peacocks, and endemic species such as Sri Lanka grey hornbill, crimson-fronted barbet and Sri Lanka wood pigeon. Watering holes also attract water birds such as herons and storks. Among the smaller species of mammals in Yala are hares, foxes, wild boar, toque macaques, golden palm civets, red slender loris, and fishing cats. Take this Yala leopard safari - you will never forget it.
  Starting From 39.00 USD
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Majestic beast safari inside Sri Lanka’s oldest Elephant Park – Udawalawe National Park
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 3]
The Udawalawe National Park is a collection of several distinct, but inter-related geographical features. From lush forests to grasslands to a man-made reservoir, Udawalawe is among the largest of national parks in Sri Lanka. Udawalawe's main attraction is the large herd of Sri Lankan elephants who call it home. With a large area for them to roam, it is the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. Watch as these majestic, graceful, albeit playful giants interact with each other, following a complex social order within the herd. Sri Lanka Day Tours' Udawalwe National Park safari will take you through hotspots for watching elephants and other animals and birds within the park. Jeeps specialised for optimised viewing will take gravel paths into the deep forest for the best viewing experience. Udawalawe is home to a few other species of mammal. Carnivores such as the rusty spotted cat, the fishing cat and the Sri Lankan Leopard are not unknown. Quite a few of our guides have seen leopards in this park. Among the herbivoresare water buffalo, axis deer, sambar deer, Indian muntjac and spotted chevrotains. Primates such as toque macaques and grey langurs also make the park their home. The park is also anexcellentbird-watching site. Species such as the Sri Lankan jungle fowl, Sri Lankan spurfowl, and the red-faced malkoha breed within the park. Make your experience at Udawalawa be an unforgettable one with our guided safari.
  Starting From 43.00 USD
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Immersive leopard and sloth bear safari experience – Wilpattu National Park
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 2]
Wilpattu National Park is the largest national park in Sri Lanka but has fewer visitors compared to the Yala National Park. This offers you less crowded wildlife encounters. The Sri Lankan leopard is a recognised subspecies of the Indian leopard and is currently the largest species of leopard living in Asia. The Wilpattu National Park is known for its numerous opportunities to film and photograph these wonderful animals that are often seen lying beside the park’s many villus. Wilpattu is also home to Sri Lankan sloth bears, which are highly threatened. Less than 1,000 of them are currently living in the wild.
  Starting From 44.00 USD
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Lonely Planet’s Greatest Elephant Gathering Safari – Minneriya National Park
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 14]
The Minneriya National Park is probably the most easily accessed national park from the cultural triangle. The largest seasonally recurring concentration of wild elephants takes place between July and September at Minneriya (and Kaudulla) National Park. Over 300 elephants may gather on the seasonally drying lake bed in Minneriya National Park. This gathering is listed by Lonely Planet as among the Top Ten wildlife spectacles in the world.The list includes famous nature events such as the great wildebeest migration in Serengeti, brown bears feasting in Alaska, the penguin rookery in the Atlantic, the Monarch butterfly migration in Mexico, orca feeding in Argentina, starling roosting in England, and the salmon run in South Africa. Although elephants are its main attraction, Minneriya hosts more than 160 species of birds, a few of which are endemic to Sri Lanka, such as the Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, the Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, and the Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill. Large mammals, including, sloth bears, Sambar deer, and axis deer, as well as smaller mammals such as the Purple-Faced Langur, Toque Macaque, and the Grey Slender Loris make the Minneriya National Park their home.
  Starting From 41.00 USD
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Watch acres of sky and land fill with 20,000 birds – Bundala National Park
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 1]
Bundala National Park is renowned as a Ramsar site; a wetland of international importance, where migratory birds nest during their stay - away from winter. It is a fascinating safari for those who love birds, mammals and crocodiles in a beautiful natural environment. One of the ideal places to see an impressive diversity of both migrant and endemic birds in Sri Lanka, at a great frequency and at times unbelievable proximity. The biodiversity of the Park is prolific with 383 plant species being recorded here, six of which are endemic and seven endangered. A wonderland of elephants, most of which reside permanently, with seasonal migratory herds arriving for short periods at Bundala. Visiting this Park could easily be combined with the dates you spend in the southern Sri Lanka, or when you are visiting Yala National Park.
  Starting From 53.00 USD
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Historical birdwatching experience in a 3rd century bird park – Kumana National Park
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 1]
Kumana National Park is probably the most secluded but amazingly rich in diversity. As the legend goes, a god named Katharagama worshipped by almost all the communities in Sri Lanka, made his first landing in the vicinity of the Kumana National Park. This bird haven also serves as a feeding and resting ground to more than 35 species of migratory aquatic bird species - escaping northern winters. Three of Big Five mammals in Sri Lanka, the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard, Sloth Bear and the majestic Elephant are visibly seen here. The Kumana National Park is located in close proximity to the surfing hotspot of Sri Lanka – Arugam Bay. The Kumana Tour can easily be arranged en route to the surfing hotspot. Flexibility in opting for a Full Day or Half Day Safari at the Kumana National Park (Full Day Safari is highly recommended).You will be accompanied by an experienced birding guide, whose experiences and knowledge of the Park, promises to make this an eventful and engaging bird watching tour.
  Starting From 73.00 USD
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See over 95% of endemic birds in one spot while you picnic – Sinharaja Rainforest
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 3]
With more than 95% of Sri Lanka’s endemic birds found here, bird watching in Sinharaja is a phenomenal experience to have. More than 147 species have been recorded to date.To name a few commonly sighted birds: the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Red Faced Malkoha, Grey Hornbill and White Headed Starling. About 13% of the birds are migratory, coming in for their winter break. Over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of mammals and butterflies are found in Sinharaja. Besides birding in Sinharaja, watch out for the Sambhur, the most common deer species and the Mouse-deer. Leopards are very seldom sighted, but their frequent presence has been confirmed by tracks and other signs. The most commonly seen primate is the purple-faced leaf monkey. In contrast, the Brown Mongoose and the Golden-palm Civet have been occasionally sighted. The rainforest is habitat to more than 60% of Sri Lanka’s endemic trees, some of which are considered rare.
  Starting From 22.00 USD

South Coast

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Bespoke whale watching private cruise to encounter finned giants – Mirissa
- 5 - 6 hours | [SID: 4]
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. 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.
  Starting From 50.00 USD
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Private deep sea fishing expedition – Bentota
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 7]
The Indian Ocean off the coast of Bentota – Sri Lanka, offers some of the richest sources of deep sea fish in the world. Our deep sea fishing tours takes you to the heart of the warm, nutrient rich waters, which contain a wide range of game fish. The tour is suited to experienced anglers as well as first-timers, and makes for an unforgettable adventure.
  Starting From 60.00 USD
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Private deep sea fishing voyage – Hikkaduwa
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 8]
Hikkaduwa has some of the most diverse species of deep sea fish in the world and this tour takes you into the heart of it all. The tour is suited for both experienced anglers as well as first-timers, and makes for an unforgettable fishing expedition.
  Starting From 95.00 USD
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Try your luck at big game fishing in Mirissa
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 9]
Mirissa is considered as one of the best location to go deep sea game fishing on Sri Lanka's southern coast. We would have an added advantage of spotting whales – mainly Blue Whales and Sperm Whales. This is a wonderful, 3-4 hour deep sea and fishing tour. As you go deeper towards the shelf, Sail fish.
  Starting From 74.00 USD
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Snorkel in tropical waters overwhelmed with reef fish – Hikkaduwa
- 1-2 hours | [SID: 8]
We offer you an exclusive snorkelling day tour designed to give you the best possible sub aqua experience. The package provides all essential equipment as well as trained and experienced UDI and PADI instructors. The best time for snorkelling is between 9 a.m. and 11a.m. when the sun is directly above and visibility is at its peak. In 1940, the islets of Hikkaduwa were declared sanctuaries and were limited to their land boundaries. In 1998, it was upgraded to the status of a nature reserve and later to a national park. The famous “coral gardens” of Hikkaduwa are a major attraction for tourists who want to dive in and get close to the stunning marine life while glass bottom boats are also available for those who prefer to stay dry.
  Starting From 15.00 USD
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Dreamy boat safari through sun-kissed mangrove forests – Madu River
- 2 1/2 hours | [SID: 13]
It's a fascinating activity for those who love bird watching. This safari is very famous and popular among nature lovers. Experience an open-air fish massage and this is an enriching experience of cultural and historical value.
  Starting From 5.00 USD
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Countryside cycling expedition and southern street food – Galle
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 16]
  Starting From 40.00 USD
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Birding in the island’s oldest and greatest bird sanctuary – Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
- 2 hours | [SID: 18]
Kalametiya sanctuary is located in the Hambantota District and is considered a dry zone. First established in 1938, it is the island’s oldest bird sanctuary and occupies a beautiful area between two salt water lagoons, bordering a mangrove swamp and open plains. Lagoons, mangroves and scrublands are the main habitat types found in this sanctuary. The lagoons play a key role by supporting breeding colonies of pelicans, herons, egrets and open-billed stork and large wintering populations of migratory ducks and shorebirds. Kalametiya is one of Sri Lanka’s most secluded nature reserves but it is one of the most richly endowed bird habitats in the country. This sanctuary is home to several species of birds including: Black-capped Purple Kingfisher, Indian Reef Heron, Jungle Fowls and Glossy Ibis. Several species of mammals, reptiles and insects have also made their home in the Kalametiya bird sanctuary.
  Starting From 14.00 USD
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Galle Fort Tour
- 2 - 3 hours | [SID: 26]
Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you the opportunity to explore the “Ramparts of Galle”, the legendary Galle Fort, with a very interesting and resourceful character as your host Admire the beauty of the colonial architecture and get a taste of the colonial history of the fort Listen to the interesting back stories about Galle Fort Amazing panoramic views on the top of walls, including an amazing sundowner on the fort You are free to experience the Sri Lankan street food as well Excellent photo opportunities Exciting encounters with members of the local community Opportunity to get an additional trip into the home of a typical middleclass Sri Lankan family for a Sri Lankan lunch/dinner experience No tips and no tickets – what you pay is what it takes
  Starting From 75.00 USD
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Puppeteers of Lanka
- 1 hour | [SID: 32]
It is the only traditional Puppet Museum in Sri Lanka that was opened on 21st March 2017, on World Puppet Day. This Puppet Conservation Centre is an effort to preserve Puppetry and rebuild the puppet industry in Sri Lanka. A great opportunity to obtain information on String Puppet Art in Sri Lanka and examine the production process of a string puppet. The only place in Sri Lanka to enjoy live puppet shows, at a museum.
  Starting From 7.00 USD
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Koggala Lake Tour
- 3 hours | [SID: 16]
Experience a magical boat ride in the picturesque waters of the Koggala Lake All required safety gear is provided for the guests to have a safe but adventurous nature tour on the lake boundary This tour combines 5 unique experiences. Enjoy a walk around the Koggala Lake, a visit to an ancient Buddhist temple, explore the mysterious Madolduwa, join the bird watching experience, observe the making of the world renowned Ceylon Cinnamon and end it off with a delicious local lunch at Cinnamon Island. Led by an experienced and knowledgeable local guide Enjoy a traditional village lunch at Cinnamon Island This is an enriching experience of cultural and historical value Good photo opportunities
  Starting From 54.00 USD

Kandy and Hill Country

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Take on powerful rapids with the greatest white water rafting challenge – Kithulgala
- 1-2 hours | [SID: 5]
With over 100 rivers across the island, Sri Lanka boasts rich water resources that flow at all kinds of rates. Over the past two decades, a relatively new extreme sport has been gaining popularity with locals as well as visitors from other nations: Sri Lanka white water rafting has become the no. 1 extreme sport in the country. Sri Lanka’s central region is mountainous and has a lot of rivers. When water flows at speed through rough terrain, it becomes bubbly, and we call this white water. Rafting in Sri Lanka through these turbulent waters, you will feel a sense of adventure like never before. White water rafting in Sri Lanka is popular because of several reasons. The less turbulent areas of the ride may be a great time to see wildlife, especially birds of many varieties and several species of monkey. The calmness does not last too long, though, as the main event – the rapids – come at you and toss and turn you with all its might. When white water rafting, you lose control of everything, and your body takes over to try to survive the experience. The sudden adrenaline rush you get when this happens is second to none. Sri Lanka Day Tours offers Sri Lankan white water experiences with a difference. Your tour may include activities such as a nature trail or some fun activities added. Safety equipment and training is provided at the beginning of each tour and you will be accompanied by an instructor/guide throughout.
  Starting From 22.00 USD
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Discover the hidden treasure of Sri Lanka; The Holy City of Kandy
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 6]
Improve your knowledge about a distinct art and the long history of traditional local industries. Experience in watching how different arts and crafts are made - brassware, coconut shell crafts, patchworks (needle crafts), batik, etc. This is an excellent community-based tour led by an experienced guide. So in turn, you contribute to the wellbeing of the local community.
  Starting From 16.00 USD
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The Forbidden Forest trek and birdwatching trail – Udawattakele
- 2 - 3 hours | [SID: 10]
Udawatte Kele is the only forest reserve in the Kandy city limits and is a great addition to your list of things to do in Kandy. It was once known as Uda Wasala Watta meaning the garden above the royal palace and is of significant cultural and historic value and this breathtaking forest is a hotspot for bird enthusiasts.
  Starting From 12.00 USD
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The birdwatcher's quest through Hanthana Mountain Range – Kandy
- 5 - 6 hours | [SID: 10]
It’s a great addition to your “things to do in Kandy” list. It's a true experience of the natural beauty of the hill country and it’s an ideal trail to go bird watching. Fantastic, moderate treks which burn the extra calories gained during the holiday.
  Starting From 15.00 USD
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The village crossing and forest hike to old waterfalls – Makandawa Rainforest
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 5]
The Makandawa Forest reserve is one of the oldest forest reserves in the country and is a significant protected area that is a birdwatcher’s paradise. With over 192 hectares of land, it is home to some of the most exotic and endangered wildlife including a dazzling array of endemic, migratory and resident birds. The Makandawa Forest was declared as a forest reserve way back in 1903 and has been an important location for birders, nature photographers as well as wildlife academics, with the reserve being one of the best places in the country to observe and study a host of different creatures. Bird watching is very rewarding in Makandawa as you will get a chance to see plenty of rare species including the Black Eagle, the Trogon, Sri Lanka Orange-billed babbler, Chestnut backed Owlet, the Blue Magpie and the Red-faced Malkoha. The forest reserve is also habitat to several species of mammals, insects, and amphibians; making your trek at Makandawa a complete wildlife experience truly worth venturing upon.
  Starting From 17.00 USD
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Iconic Ella Tour
- 9 - 10 hours | [SID: 11]
Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 miles) east of Colombo. The richly biodiverse Ella has impressive varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. Ella Rock is a famous cliff, located high above Ella, roughly a two hour’s strenuous trek from the town. The rock offers stunning views across the hill country and the plains below. The Nine Arches Bridge which is also called The Bridge in the Sky. The bridge exemplifies one of Sri Lanka’s colonial-era railway construction works. Little Adam’s Peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella. It is 1141 metres in distance and from the entrance it takes up to 30 to 45 minutes for the hike. Views from the summit are panoramic and spectacular.
  Starting From 65.00 USD
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Half day extreme tea country cycling quest – Dikoya
- 5 - 6 hours | [SID: 10]
Enjoy a ride amid the stunning sceneries, through tea plantations and small towns. Discover the gorgeous viewpoints and panoramic landscapes over the mountains. Visit a hill country tea estate – Norton Bridge Reservoir – and Hindu temples.
  Starting From 42.00 USD
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Half day urban cycling experience in the mountains – Kandy
- 5 - 6 hours | [SID: 10]
Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you an opportunity to explore Kandy City differently; on a bicycle. Discover the ‘inner network’ of the city and acquire more knowledge about the history of Kandy. Visit the Gannoruwa agro farm, spread over 80 hectares, where the guests are offered a chance to have a look at the local industries ranging from high-tech agriculture farms to spice gardens and so on. The Captain Dawson Tower located at the heart of Kadugannawa city is another important place to visit. An experienced and knowledgeable cycle guide will facilitate the encounters with the Kandyan people, who are known for their warm hospitality.
  Starting From 40.00 USD
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Mountain metropolis cycling excursion and historical tour – Kandy
- 6 -8 hours | [SID: 10]
Kandy has much more to offer beyond the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Peradeniya Gardens. Sri Lanka Day Tours’ full-day suburban cycling tour of Kandy’s suburbs is the perfect experience for those seeking a total experience, covering the historical and the traditional industrial landscape of Kandy and its outskirts. The Gannoruwa agro farm, spread over 80 hectares, where the guests are offered a chance to have a look at the local industries ranging from the high-tech agriculture farms to spice gardens and so on. 14th century temples in the Pilimathalawa area, the Gadaladeniya Temple, the Embekka Devalaya, famous for its intricate wood carvings, and the Lankathilaka Temple – all with aesthetic, cultural and religious importance. Nathadevala, the oldest existing structure in Kandy, dedicated to the god Natha is also visited on the tour. Visit a tea factory, where you will be able to learn about the history of how Sri Lanka came to be famous for producing the best tea in the world.
  Starting From 46.00 USD
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Rural outback cycling challenge: dry zone forest road – Kalthota
- 5 - 6 hours | [SID: 10]
A ride to 50m from 1200m passing breathtaking diverse scenery, different vegetation types and many different communities. Close interaction with the local community. There are few better ways to truly experience the essence of Sri Lanka's rural culture and its untouched natural beauty than on a bicycle. Get up close and personal with some of the island's rural folk and experience what life is like in a traditional Sri Lankan village.Some of the tour highlights – Samanalawewa reservoir and dam, Kuragala view point, beautiful Kalthota Pass with many hairpin bends, Doowili Ella Waterfall, Kalthota irrigational canal, and the Elephant Corridors of Udawalawe National Park.
  Starting From 34.00 USD
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48 hours of life-changing adventure in the mountains – Belihuloya Adventure Camp
- 2 days | [SID: 28]
Belihuloya is situated upcountry at an altitude of 616 metres with a non-humid, excellent climatic condition all year round and is one of the best places to enjoy the outdoors and its natural environment. The location is very well positioned on your way to the coast from Nuwara Eliya/Ella or on your way to the hill country, on the A4 main road. The trekking trail takes you through wilderness and also to a village known to have been engaged in the steel industry between 161 and 137 BC – probably one of the first in the world. Opportunity besides trekking, to canoe and bike - the choice is yours to make. An opportunity to see and observe several types of beautiful birds and butterflies along with the local agricultural and farming systems. You will trek through a village that is known to have been engaged in the steel industry between 161 and 137 BC – probably the first in the world. Gain some fascinating insights into village lifestyles. You will be accompanied by a well-experienced adventure guide. Opportunity to extend accommodation or to customise the programme with many other activities in Belihuloya, such as: canoeing, birding and zip line.
  Starting From 63.00 USD
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Umandawa spiritual & village tourism
- 12 hours | [SID: 33]
It is a unique experience that gives you an opportunity to get rid of worldly life for a moment and explore life with spiritual understanding, connecting to the core philosophy of Buddhism. This experience is ideal for individuals who seek teachings and practices to develop inner peace and mental calmness based on the teachings of Buddhism Umandawa is an excellent place located in Kurunegala district, that focuses on the connection of life and environment and is surrounded by lush vegetation and majestic mountain ranges. We have designed this programme focused on mediation sessions, dharma discussions, meditative walks through the gardens and mountains, boat rides, and space to be by yourself with mindfulness. Parts of Umandawa have been transformed into lucrative organic farms, producing diverse varieties of vegetables and fruits. Vegetarian meals and beverages will be served from in-house organic supplies and local herbs.
  Starting From 58.00 USD
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Night Walk - Makandawa Rain Forest
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 5]
It is a fascinating activity for those who love bird watching. People often spot birds at an impressive frequency and at times, unbelievable proximities. Opportunity to see four types of owls in Sri Lanka. An experienced naturalist accompanying you makes the Night Walk even more special and inspiring. A real experience amidst untouched natural beauty. It’s the perfect destination for endemic bird watching. You will able to see four types of owls Serendib Scops Owl Oriental Bay Owl Sri Lankan Bay Owl Sri Lankan Frogmouth
  Starting From 23.00 USD
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Village Walk in Naranpanawa and River Bath
- 3 hours | [SID: 35]
During this walk you will see authentic sights of a village untouched by mass tourism growth Opportunity to interact with the Sri Lankan village community Great opportunity for families and individuals who love swimming in a river Enjoy a traditional local lunch and a dessert in a village home During the walk you will see many bathing buffaloes This is an excellent community-based tour led by an experienced guide
  Starting From 27.00 USD
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Authentic Village Tour to Mediwaka
- 7 hours | [SID: 35]
This is an amazing place to enjoy nature, culture and adventure You will be able to be part of a unique experience You will able to learn the fascinating techniques that farmers use during cultivation Kids can play with the village kids and learn different traditions in their homes. Sri Lankan villages are filled with happiness, community work and ingenuity. Witness true hospitality in this Sri Lankan village.
  Starting From 31.00 USD
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Solo kayaking adventure across Kelani River – Kitulgala
- 1-2 hours | [SID: 5]
The first step of kayaking in Sri-Lanka also known as the best place to get the first- hand experience at Beginner level of Kayaking. If you wish to proceed, begin now. Grade 1 &2 play wave for exciting experience and learn the fundamentals. Countryside with mountain terrains and jungle. Descending through breath taking scenery. The first step for Kayakers, a giant step for Kayaking adventures in Kithulgala With enough experience you can join intermediate and Advance stages for intense kayaking experience in Kithulgala.
  Starting From 22.00 USD
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Kitulgala: An Adventurer’s Dream
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 5]
Discover the crystal-clear waters of Sandun Ella Waterfall, surrounded by breath-taking views over the hill country You will be safe. Our dedicated guides are professionals who pay detailed attention to customer safety and use high-quality equipment that meets international standards Get a thrilling rush of adrenaline at the sight of the roaring waterfall that stumbles through its rocky gorge You don’t need to be able to swim or any previous experience abseiling. We’ll provide you with all the safety instructions you will need Have a chance to go for many other exciting activities we offer in Kitulgala, such as canyoning, white water rafting and walks around the rainforest, caves and rubber plantations
  Starting From 66.00 USD

Negombo

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Catch the fish of a lifetime in adventurous waters – Negombo
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 9]
Negombo is a major city situated on the western coast of Sri Lanka. It is the fifth largest city in the country and is placed at the mouth of a beautiful lagoon. This city is well-known for its fishing industry. Both in the ocean and the lagoon, fishing has not only become a vital part of the way of life here, it has also become its central attraction. Located just a few km away from the Bandaranaike International Airport, Negombo has become a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Tourists often use the city as their central hub for touring the rest of the country. It is truly a unique place in Sri Lanka as it enjoys the coastal breeze of the ocean while it is also engulfed in the rich biodiversity that comes with the Negombo lagoon. Its pristine beaches are probably its most renowned feature and with it, the call of ocean-based activities.
  Starting From 32.00 USD
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Unworldly shipwreck diving and immersive reef exploration – Negombo
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 20]
The hidden world in Negombo has remained relatively unspoiled even with the throngs of tourists that visit every year. Visitors get the chance to dive into these waters to witness the colourful and exotic life that thrives beneath the surface. Vibrant corals, schools of multi-coloured fish and interesting shipwrecks are aplenty in this underwater paradise. The convenient distance from the international airport (15 km) makes it easy to add a dive trip in Negombo at the beginning or end of your holiday in Sri Lanka. You will be led by an experienced and knowledgeable diver master.
  Starting From 91.00 USD
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Blacksmith Workshop in Waikkal
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 31]
This is your chance to experience an authentic Sri Lankan blacksmith workshop. You have a chance to see actual ancient blacksmith techniques and how unique ironmongery products are made. You will be able to part of a unique experience.
  Starting From 15.00 USD
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Coastal Ride in Negombo
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 31]
Ideal route for riders to gain authentic experiences and interaction with the local community. Unique ride along the western coast of the country. Tour offers an interesting insight into the lifestyle of the local fishing folk and their fishing activities which comes with song and noise. Experience the traditional coconut toddy industry of Sri Lanka, by stopping at the “wadiya” (Toddy tappers temporary house). Ride under the shade of coconut palms and learn more about this amazing tree and the many riches of this tree. You will be accompanied by team members specially trained to deliver timely and professional services to guests.
  Starting From 41.00 USD
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Deep sea fishing in Negambo
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 37]
Negombo is a major city situated on the western coast of Sri Lanka. It is the fifth largest city in the country and is placed at the mouth of a beautiful lagoon. This city is well-known for its fishing industry. Both in the ocean and the lagoon, fishing has not only become a vital part of the way of life here, it has also become its central attraction. Located just a few km away from the Bandaranaike International Airport, Negombo has become a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Tourists often use the city as their central hub for touring the rest of the country. It is truly a unique place in Sri Lanka as it enjoys the coastal breeze of the ocean while it is also engulfed in the rich biodiversity that comes with the Negombo lagoon. Its pristine beaches are probably its most renowned feature and with it, the call of ocean-based activities.
  Starting From 200.00 USD

Cultural triangle

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Sunrise hot air balloon journey and champagne breakfast – Kandalama
- 1-2 hours | [SID: 15]
Exciting adventure not to be missed. Especially if you are in the right location (Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka) at the right time (April to November). One of the reasons hot air ballooning Sri Lanka is so unique is the aerial view you get of the surrounding area. You are able to have different views every time you fly. The beauty of the sunrise landscape you see from a hot air balloon is something you can’t see any other way.
  Starting From 218.00 USD
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5th century rock fortress shadow cycling – Sigiriya
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 10]
Sri Lanka Day Tours' cycling tour of Sigiriya takes you on a journey into the areas surrounding the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. It offers you an alternative activity to be engaged in during your time in Sigiriya. Acquire more knowledge about daily routines of the villagers and interact with them directly. Visit the Stupa believed to mark the spot where King Kashyapa, creator of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress was cremated. Visit the less frequented but equally important Pidurangala Rock.
  Starting From 40.00 USD
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Spend A Day With An Elephant
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 14]
This is an unforgettable experience with plenty of one-on-one time with what has to be one of the most incredible creatures to inhabit Sri Lanka’s shores. We, as a responsible tour company, have completely stopped promoting elephant back rides. We do not even promote the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala. This activity is designed to give an opportunity for an elephant enthusiast to get close to an already domesticated elephant and nurture it whilst learning about the elephant behavior in a domesticated setting. There are close to 300 domesticated elephants in the country and there is strong lobbying from temples to get more from places like the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Though capturing wild elephants to domesticate them is not happening in Sri Lanka right now, conservationists strongly believe that even orphan elephants should not be domesticated. However, questions remain on how to cater to someone who loves elephants and wants to have an interaction with them in a responsible manner. We at SLDT have designed this programme to fill this gap and what we have created is an “Elephant Spa”. You will be working in the spa to give these elephants a few hours of pampering, whereas otherwise they will be working and taking tourists on their backs, logging or parading in a procession.
  Starting From 58.00 USD
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Pottery Industry Experience
- 2 - 3 hours | [SID: 14]
Enjoy a Cycle Tour to the village and back. A well experienced guide will accompany you. Experience the traditional methods of Pottery by a village of dedicated potters. Witness a myriad of creations evolve from experienced hands; generations of dedicated artisans. Taste a cup of coffee or herbal drink offered by the villagers. Try your hand at pottery and make your own souvenir to take home. This is an excellent community-based tour led by an experienced guide. In turn, you will be contributing to the wellbeing of the local community.
  Starting From 19.00 USD

Colombo and suburbs

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Suburbia cycling adventure surrounding wetlands and temples – Colombo Outskirts
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 10]
Colombo is the economic and administrative capital of the country and is growing as a tourist destination. What is so special about this great city is the diversity of its locales. From the hustle and bustle of the inner city to the peaceful contours of its outskirts, this city is fast becoming one of the most exciting places to visit in the world. There is perhaps no better way to explore the bordering areas of the city than to make your way through its suburbs on two wheels. You will be able to catch a glimpse of the bustling city’s outer limits while mingling and interacting with the locals and learning about their ways of life. You will cycle past the Diyawanna Oya (lake) which surrounds the country’s parliament complex. It is considered an important habitat for lowland birds, making it a popular attraction for visiting bird enthusiasts. Some of the birds commonly seen in this area include pelicans, kingfishers and cormorants. The Talangama wetlands are also located in the suburbs of Colombo, just a few kilometers away from the city. These wetlands serve as an important habitat for hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and other creatures including amphibians and mammals. The Talangama wetlands however is most known as a birdwatcher’s paradise housing exotic species such as waders, bee-eaters, watercocks, eagles, Lesser Whistling Ducks, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas and many more. It is also home to the Purple-faced Leaf Monkeys as well as a list of reptiles including the monitor lizard. The suburbs of Colombo are full of sights and sounds to be explored and enjoyed while its people are friendly and ever-willing to interact with visitors.
  Starting From 30.00 USD
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Exploring multi-cultural downtown on a bicycle – Colombo City
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 10]
Colombo is the commercial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka and is home to a mixture of cultures. An array of attractions lay strewn across Colombo amidst the hustle and bustle of a lively city. From ancient Arab traders who frequented these ports, to the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonists who occupied the city, Colombo is steeped in history. It boasts many historical and cultural sights waiting to be explored along with its vibrant society. Learn about the country’s past and its rich multi-cultural attractions while interacting with the locals. Experience the true warmth of the city and its people.
  Starting From 32.00 USD
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The birdwatchers quest: through the Swamp of Royal Treasure – Muthurajawela Wetlands
- 2 hours | [SID: 19]
The Muthurajawela marsh is part of an integrated coastal wetland system of high biodiversity and ecological significance, which covers an area of 3,068 ha. It is located between 10-30 km north of Colombo in the Gampaha District. Together with the Negombo Lagoon (3,164 ha), Muthurajawela forms an integrated coastal wetland system of high biodiversity and ecological significance. The ecosystem is listed as one of 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka, and in 1996, an area of some 1,777 ha in the northern section of Muthurajawela was declared a wetland sanctuary. The wetland makes a natural habitat for hundreds of varieties of endangered species as well as endemic species. Due to the ecological and biological importance of this wetland sanctuary it was recently named a 'protected wetland of the world. It is considered one of most important places in Sri Lanka in terms of flora and is a hotspot for botanists and plan enthusiasts. The Bio diversity report says 209 fauna varieties were identified in the sanctuary, with 17 endemic types and 26 nationally threatened varieties.
  Starting From 12.00 USD
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Rock Climbing Adventures
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 23]
You will be able to experience a unique rock climbing session during your stay in Colombo The rock climbing site is only 40 minutes away from Colombo, which makes travelling more easy Every safety procedure including using safety harnesses, helmets, first aid and a safety briefing before climbing, will be followed Pre-site safety inspections and arrangements will be conducted to ensure your safety The rock climbing site is suitable to climb even in the middle of the day It’s a fun-filled adventure for an expert and even for an amateur to try his/her hand Various routes are available for both amateur and pro climbers to try You will be guided by an experience climber Our rock climbing site is a beautiful location with beautiful natural surroundings
  Starting From 48.00 USD
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Colombo by Jeep Tour
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 27]
Travel in style – explore Colombo in restored jeeps with historical value (World War II Jeep 1942/Vietnam War Jeep 1945/Land Rover Series 1 Jeep 1948/Volkswagen Combi Camper 1977) Opportunity to visit around 20 archaeological and tourist attractions in and around Colombo during the tour You will be guided by a unique individual, who owns and operate these jeeps, and an ardent classic vehicle lover These open-air jeeps will give you an unobstructed 360 degree visibility which is most suitable for sightseeing and photographs Free-of-charge photography coverage of your tour by the host (softcopies will be provided) Self-driving facility to those who like to tick off “riding a war jeep” from their bucket list You can visit Attidiya Bird Sanctuary, which is a great opportunity for nature and bird lovers A great opportunity to get a feel of the bygone era while on holiday A great opportunity for vintage vehicle lovers to ride a vehicle from a rare collection
  Starting From 54.00 USD

West coast

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Sunrise dolphin watching experience and Bar Reef snorkelling – Kalpitiya
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 17]
Kalpitiya is a peninsula - located in the district of Puttalam - looking like a tentacle that reaches out into the Indian Ocean. With the Puttalam Bay on its eastern shore and about 170 kilometres and north west of Colombo, there are 14 islands in Kalpitiya and stretches of beach that seem to go on forever. In recent times, the area has been recognised as an excellent site for seeing large pods of Spinner Dolphins and Sperm Whales, while catching sight of a Blue Whale is a precious bonus. The long snouted and playful dolphins and get their name from the spins that they have become famous for performing while leaping out of the water. Their repertoire of tricks also includes tail or head slaps, flips, and salmon jumps. Apart from the Spinner Dolphin, the Humpback and Bottlenose, also haunt the coast of Kalpitiya. The Humpback species has a noticeable hump on its back and is often seen close to the shore while the Bottlenose dolphin is known for its unmistakable snout. The Bottlenose tends to use high-pitched squeaks to communicate. Risso’s dolphins can also be spotted in these waters and are prominent for their characteristically square heads and their long dorsal fins. While being able to grow up to 4 metres, these dolphins often have scars on their bodies from their playful fighting. November to March/April is considered the ideal time to catch sight of these amazing creatures, as they leave colder waters during the winter season.
  Starting From 43.00 USD

North and North West

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Jaffna Cycle Tour
- 3 - 4 hours | [SID: 21]
Ride through a culturally abundant land with open roads, large temples, and fascinating religious rituals specific to the North. Discover a region which was once infamous for devastating wars since medieval times. Spend a day exploring Jaffna, covering religious and cultural attractions, including Nallur Temple, St. James’ Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, a Buddhist Dagoba, the statue of the last king of Jaffna Kingdom, and monuments of the last palace. Cycle through Jaffna City, experiencing a living heritage such as the Fort, the infamous Library, Subramaniam Park, and the 19th century ‘Old Park’. Meet the locals from the coastal villages for an interactively rich and authentic cultural experience. Each attraction will be explained in depth to guests, covering mythology and historical importance. Ample time will be granted for photography, or simply to take in the view. Enjoy different stops for refreshments and snacks, which includes the original Rio Ice Cream Parlour which stood the test of time and war.
  Starting From 42.00 USD
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Jaffna City Tour
- 4 - 5 hours | [SID: 21]
Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you the opportunity to explore the capital of Jaffna with a dynamic guide from the area, who will lead you to the most beautiful wonders of Jaffna. Ride a tuk-tuk around some streets of Jaffna and experience different aspects of the city. Discover some of Jaffna's most interesting religious and cultural attractions, including Nallur Kovil, Kadurugoda Viharaya, and the ancient wonders of the Jaffna museum. Learn about Sri Lanka's history at the war memorials and the Jaffna Public Library that used to be one of the biggest libraries in Asia before the civil war. Taste local delicacies and stop for an ice cream at the famous Rio Ice Cream Bar. Take the liberty to be adventurous with street food and cuisine as well: authentic Jaffna experience with mostly vegetarian dishes prepared with aromatic spices can only be found in this part of Sri Lanka. Meet and interact with the local people of Jaffna Visit the Dutch Fort and take in breathtaking panoramic views. Excellent photography opportunities This is an excellent community-based tour, so in turn you contribute to the wellbeing of the local community.
  Starting From 20.00 USD