ColomboGalleThe Cultural Triangle Kandy

This itinerary is perfect for those short on time or looking to experience a taste of Sri Lanka in addition to travel plans elsewhere in the sub-continent. Starting in Colombo, you will explore the capital before heading to the iconic Cultural Triangle, where you will have a few days to explore the area’s incredible multi-world heritage sites. Your journey will head south through central Sri Lanka to the delightful city of Kandy, home to the sacred Temple of the Tooth. The final stop on your week-long adventure will be to the historical city of Galle.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Journey through the bustling city of Colombo
  • Explore the historic Fort Galle
  • Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$2400 – $4700 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Sri Lanka

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Day 2


This morning, enjoy a personalized walk through the city of Colombo with your private guide. Experience first-hand the historical influences of the Portuguese and the amazing architecture the Dutch/English left behind – all while learning and experiencing what being “Sri Lankan” is all about.

Day 3-4

The Cultural Triangle

Your driver guide will meet you this morning for a transfer to Sigiriya in the heart of the Cultural Triangle region. En route, visit the unique cave temples at Dambulla, which contain many statues of Buddha of varying sizes. From Dambulla, you will continue your journey to your accommodation in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.

Choose to travel to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. Your first visit of the day will be to Sigiriya Rock, I would highly recommend climbing to the top as the views are truly spectacular. From Sigiriya, you will head to Sri Lanka’s medieval capital – Polonnaruwa which is now a Unesco World Heritage site. You will have plenty of time to explore the ruins of the Royal Palace and other highlights, including the Shiva Temple and remains of the former Temple of The Tooth.

Day 5-6


Today’s journey will take you south to the delightful city of Kandy. En route, visit a spice garden at Matale, where you will be introduced to the local spices grown and their different uses. On arrival in Kandy, enjoy an orientation tour, including the bazaar, arts and crafts centre and gem museum. Travel to nearby Peradeniya to visit the city’s beautiful botanical gardens, which feature one of the most stunning orchid gardens we at Oasis Travel have ever seen.

Day 7


You will depart from Kandy this morning and head to the historical city of Galle, where you will enjoy a guided city tour around the fort before checking into your hotel.

Day 8

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $2400 – $4700 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Travel to Sri Lanka is possible at any time of year as the rains affect different areas at different times, however some months offer more predictable good weather throughout the country than others. There are generally two annual monsoons, the North-East monsoon which brings rains to that part of the country from October to January and the South-West monsoon rains from May to July. There is also a period from October through to the first half of November, when rain and thunderstorms can occur across the island. Temperatures are constant and average around 30 degrees centigrade on a year round basis throughout the country except for the cooler Hill Country, making it perfect to visit all year round. The driest seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west coast, the south coast and the Hill Country, and from April to September for the ancient cities region and the east coast.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Sri Lanka itinerary, for example, you could head to Yala National Park and take a safari, and explore the Tea Country that Sri Lanka is famous for.

Sri Lanka is also easily accessed by the main flight hubs of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, making city stopover extensions on Asia’s fabulously easy to arrange.

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