One Day Tour

Meeting Point

Pick up and Drop can be organized to hotels, airport and the other well known landmarks.

What’s Include

  • A/C Vehicle
  • English Speaking Knowledge Chopper
  • Petrol
  • Insurance
  • Road Parking Payment

Not Include

  • Entrance payment

Staring at 08.00 am from Negombo hotel and drive you to city round tour around 25 km.

About Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the west coast and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province. Negombo is the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka and it is also the administrative capital centre of Negombo Division. Negombo is one of the major commercial hubs in Sri Lanka and it is a very important economic centre in the country with about 144,551 inhabitants within city limits.

Get into the spirit of seaside Sri Lanka in Negombo - a historical commercial centre surrounded by a fascinating network of canals teeming with rural life.

Attractions

  • Hindu Temples
  • Local market
  • Dry fish market
  • Fresh fish market
  • St. Mary’s church
  • Angurukaramulla temple
  • Dutch canal boat trip

Hindu temple still remains in an old fashioned pose and you can visit for Pooja and offerings.

Negombo is also home to the country's second-largest fish market including dry fish market and local market which gives tourists a chance to meet the area's fishermen.

St Mary’s church is the biggest church with beautiful frescoes

Agurukaramulla Temple is a famous Buddhist temple bringing Buddhists from all over Sri Lanka to Negombo.

The Hamilton Canal (commonly known as the Dutch Canal) was constructed by the Portuguese in the 17th century continuous line of waterways from Putlam to Colombo.

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Approximately tour time will be 6 ½ hrs and return to Negombo

Day tour starting from Negombo at 7.00 AM

Distance 170 km, 3 ½ hours of drive one way

About Anuradhapura

It is believed that from the fourth century BC until the beginning of the 11th century AD it was the capital of the Sinhalese. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²)

Attractions

Abhayagiri Vihara was a major monastery site of Mahayana, Theravada and Vajirayana Buddhism that was practiced in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa, a hemispherical structure containing relics, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.

Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna gardens. It is said to be the right-wing branch from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.

Thuparamaya is an ancient Buddhist temple located in the sacred area of Mahamewna gardens the Thuparamaya Stupa is the earliest Dagoba to be constructed in the island, dating back to the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa.

Kuttam Pokuna A pair of pools known as Kuttam Pokuna one of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Sri Lanka.

Isurumuniya Rock Temple Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple situated near to the Tissa Wewa in Anuradhapura. There are four carvings of special interest in this Vihara. They are the Isurumuniya Lovers, Elephant Pond and The Royal Family.

Lovamahapaya is a structure situated between Ruwanweliseya and Sri Maha Bodiya in the ancient city. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya because the roof was covered with bronze tiles.

The Mirisaveti Stupa King Dutugamunu built the Mirisaveti Stupa after defeating King Elara in battle.

Ranmasu Uyana is a garden and sits on approximately 40 acres, and is a noted example of Sri Lankan garden architecture of the pre-Christian era.

Sandakada Pahana also known as Moon-stone is a unique feature of the Sinhalese architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. It is an elaborately carved semi-circular stone slab, usually placed at the bottom of staircases and entrances.

Mihintale is a mountain peak near the city. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Day tour starting from Negombo at 6 am via Kurunagala to Dambulla 145km 3 ½ hrs drive one way.

Attractions

  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Village tour including Lunch
  • Sigiriya Lion rock fortress

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka.

Most famous attraction is a beautifully preserved complex of Cave temples, which contain paintings and ancient Buddha statues, some carved from the solid rock. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square meters.

Time approx 1 ½ hrs

Village tour This program is designed for you to experience the real traditional and Sri Lankan rural village life style, where you will travel in a Bullock cart to a rural village through lush green paddy fields where you will be welcomed with herbal tea and " juggery" along with lunch made to authentic Sri Lankan style.

Time approx 2 hrs and return back to starting place by Tuk Tuk

Sigiriya Lion rock fortress - we continue our journey to visit Sigiriya Lion rock fortress built as a royal citadel on top of a 200m high rock mass. Sigiriya is an impressive fortress with some fantastic views, glorious water gardens and 5th-century frescoes. Time approx 3hrs

Starting at 06.00 AM from Negombo hotel and drive you to Kandy

Distance 105km 3 ½ hrs driving

About Kandy Sri Lanka's cultural capital, Kandy is a pleasant city surrounded by lush green countryside - its home to a picturesque lake, old shops, a bustling market and some great restaurants.

On your way:

Rubber plantation pineapple garden

Attractions

Royal botanical garden - The largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka which consists fauna, flora, Species of plants, Tropical timber trees, Double coconut palm, fruits and more

The Temple of Tooth Relic (holiest place among Buddhist) the temple is the most significant Buddhist holy place in Sri Lanka where it is believed to give protection to the holy tooth relic of Lord Buddha. The world famous procession known as the Kandy Perahara starts from this temple.

Kandy Lake also known as Kiri Muhuda or the sea of milk is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned. There are many legends and folklore regarding the lake. One such is that the small island at its center was used by the king’s helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by a secret tunnel.

Bahirawakanda Temple Rising up above the Kandy town it is just 2 km from the temple of the sacred tooth relic. The name “Bahirawa Kanda” means the gnome mountain. There are many beliefs in folklore pertaining to the ancient history of this mountain. According one legend there was a powerful Bahirawa Devalaya at the top of the Bahirawa Kanda where hundreds of beautiful virgin girls had been sacrificed to Bahirawa Deviyo.

Approximately tour time will be 6 hours and return to Negombo

Starting from Negombo at 06.30 and drive you to via express way to Kosgoda to visit Turtles.

Distance 125 km, 2 ½ hours of driven

Kosgoda is famous for its sea turtle conservation operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka

  • Leather backs : Largest and oldest of all sea turtles.
  • Logger heads : One of the larger turtle species.
  • Olive Ridley Turtles : They are the second smallest after Kemp Ridley turtles.
  • Green Turtles : They are the second largest sea turtles and can measure up to 4 feet in length and weigh up to 500 pounds. They are herbivores.
  • Hawksbills : They are on the smaller end of the sea turtle size spectrum.

Time spend around 1 hrs

Madu gaga boat safari in Balapitiya

From Kosgoda to Balapitiya

Distance 10 km, 15 min driven

Madu River boat safari a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands mangrove forest. The island inhabits birds, plants, fish and animals. A ‘Fish therapy’ experience could be obtained and on the way back can enjoy a refreshing drink of King Coconut.

Time spend around 2 hrs

From Balapitiya to Galle

Distance 50 km 1 hrs driven

Galle fort built by the Portuguese and maintained by the Dutch and the British during its colorful history, the port town of Galle features an impressive fort with extensive walls containing many architectural attractions.

Time spend 3.00hrs

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Approximately tour time will be 5 hours and return to Negombo

Distance 160km 3.00hrs driving via express way

Colombo city tour starting from Negombo at 8.30 AM

Distance 40 km 1 hrs drive

Colombo City tour

Sri Lanka's commercial heart, Colombo is a cosmopolitan mix of vibrant street markets, colonial buildings, interesting museums, fine restaurants and great shopping opportunities.

  • Jami Ul- Alfar mosque
  • Galle face green
  • Gungaramya
  • Beira Lake
  • Independence Square

Attractions

Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque is a historic mosque in Colombo and located in Pettah. The mosque is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka and a popular tourist site.

Gangaramya temple is one of the most religious temples in Colombo, built with a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.

The Galle Face Green is a 5 hectare ocean-side urban park, which stretches for 500 m along the coast, in the heart of the financial and business capital of Sri Lanka.

Beira Lake is a lake in the center of the city of Colombo. The lake is surrounded by many large businesses centers.

Independence Memorial Museum in Colombo is located in the basement of the Independence Memorial Hall, Independence Square in the Cinnamon Gardens. It is maintained by the Department of National Museum.

Additionally there are many old churches, colorful markets ideal for shopping and for refreshments.

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Approximately tour time will be 6 hours and return to Negombo

Starting at 6.30 AM from Negombo and drive via Giriulla to Pinnawala.

Distance 76km 2 hrs drive

On your way

Visit rubber plantation, Pineapple garden continue journey to Pinnawala.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 39 males and 49 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.

The orphanage was founded to care and protect the many orphaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The feeding of orphan baby elephants will start at 9.15 am and at 10.am they visit the river for daily bathing.

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Approximately tour time will be 3 hours and return to Negombo

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