Welcome to the mesmerizing island of Sri Lanka, where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create an unforgettable travel experience. Embark on a journey with Gold Lanka Tours, your trusted companion for exploring the best of Sri Lanka in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned Toyota Axio or Toyota Prius, accompanied by an English-speaking, knowledgeable driver. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through enchanting destinations starting from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Hikkaduwa, Galle, and back to Colombo, ensuring you make the most out of your Sri Lankan adventure in 2024.

Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to Negombo: 

Upon your arrival at the Colombo BIA, your journey with Gold Lanka Tours begins. Our friendly staff will greet you and escort you to your comfortable Toyota vehicle. We’ll head towards Negombo, a coastal city renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant fish markets, and Dutch colonial architecture. Spend your day relaxing by the beach, exploring the bustling markets, or indulging in delicious seafood before retiring to your accommodation for the night.

Negombo to Dambulla/Sigiriya: 

The next stop on your Sri Lankan adventure is Dambulla, home to the iconic Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the intricate cave paintings and statues dating back to the 1st century BC, depicting scenes from the life of Lord Buddha. Nearby lies the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, another UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic landmarks. Climb to the summit of this ancient rock fortress and soak in breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Dambulla/Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa/Anuradhapura:

  1. Continue your journey through Sri Lanka’s cultural heartland as we go to Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, two ancient cities steeped in history and spirituality.
  2. Explore the ruins of ancient palaces, temples, and stupas dating back to the glory days of the Sinhalese civilization.
  3. Take advantage of the sacred Bodhi Tree in Anuradhapura, which is believed to be the oldest recorded tree in the world and has a history spanning over 2,000 years.

Polonnaruwa/Anuradhapura to Kandy: 

From the ancient cities, we’ll head towards Kandy’s picturesque hill country town, nestled amidst lush greenery and misty mountains. Visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses the tooth relic of Lord Buddha and is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites in Sri Lanka. Stroll around Kandy Lake or immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture with a traditional Kandyan dance performance.

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya: 

Continue your journey through the hill country as we head towards Ella, a quaint village known for its stunning views, cascading waterfalls, and adventurous hiking trails. Hike up to Ella Rock for panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, visit the mesmerizing Ravana Falls, or relax and enjoy the laid-back vibe of this charming hill station.

As we leave Kandy behind, get ready to be enchanted by the charming colonial town of Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as “Little England” due to its colonial architecture, lush tea plantations, and cool climate. Explore the picturesque tea estates, take a scenic train ride through the rolling hills, or relax and unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings.

Nuwara Eliya to Ella: 

Ella to Hikkaduwa/Galle: 

From the mountains to the coast, our next destination is the sun-kissed beaches of Hikkaduwa and the historic city of Galle. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Hikkaduwa for some snorkeling or diving adventures, explore the vibrant coral reefs, or soak up the sun on the golden sands. In Galle, wander through the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, marvel at the colonial architecture, and immerse yourself in the rich history of this coastal gem.

Galle to Colombo: 

As our journey ends, we’ll return to Colombo, the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka. Spend your final day exploring the vibrant markets, sampling delicious street food, or stroll along the scenic Galle Face Green promenade. Remember to pick up some souvenirs to cherish the memories of your unforgettable Sri Lankan adventure.


With Gold Lanka Tours, your journey through Sri Lanka is not just a trip but an immersive experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins, trekking through lush jungles, or relaxing on pristine beaches, let us be your guide to discovering the best Sri Lanka offers in 2024. Contact [email protected] or +94 76 661 1573 to plan your dream vacation in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.