We at LSL Adventure Tours have arranged a set of Day Tours so that you can choose one based on your exact need. If you have very short period to stay in Sri Lanka, our “Day Tours” option will be the ideal solution for you!

If you love to see the Heritage of Sri Lanka, Kandy Day Tour or the Sigiriya Day Tour is the best fit for you. Or else if you are interested in the “Nature” or “Beach” select our Misty Hills or Golden Beaches Day Tours!

All the above tours are designed to be easily completed within ONE DAY. But, in some case, the time duration of the DAY TOUR may be drags from 7.00AM to 7.00PM. (depend on the driving distance & weather conditions)

Kandy Day Tour

Departure time : 7.00AM
Place of Departure : Colombo/Negombo
Destination : Kandy

Can Include the below places!

1 : The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the jungles of Sri Lanka.

The orphanage which boasts to have the largest herd of captive elephants in the world is very popular and visited daily by many Sri Lankan and foreign tourists. The main attraction is clearly to observe the elephants bathing which is quite a spectacle.
(Including the bottle feeding of baby elephants.)

2 : The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, couldn’t be better located. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands, the Gardens, at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, were tightly bounded on three sides by a loop of River Mahaweli (Great sandy river), the largest river of Sri Lanka.

Peradeniya is believed to take its exotic name from Sinhalese names Pera (guava) and Deniya (a plain). The name also reveals, although Guava is not indigenous to Sri Lanka, introduction of the fruit to the island and cultivation had occurred even prior to the era of British Colonialists in Ceylon.

3 : The temple of the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.

The Temple of the Tooth, or Sri Dalada Maligawa is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex ,which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic, which is situated in the Temple of the Tooth played an important role in local politics since ancient times; it’s believed that whoever holds the Temple of the Tooth relic holds the governance of the country, which naturally caused the ancient kings to protect the Temple of the Tooth with great effort! Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese kings.

Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily ritual worship in the inner chamber of the Temple of tooth, in annual rotation. They conduct these services three times a day: at dawn, at noon and in the evening.

4 : Traditional Cultural Dance and Fire walking show .

The Kandy Dance cultural show is one of the most famous evening events in this city of heritage, and is a major highlight of any trip. Starting in the evening, show captivates your ears and eyes with spectacular displays of local culture and art. Covering various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions, expect to see drummers, fire dancers, and more in a cultural spectacle that should not be missed.
(1 hour daily at 5pm.)

5 : The old colonial cemetery.

Kandy garrison cemetery is located beyond the national museum of kandy and besides the lakeside. Kandy is recognized as the second largest city of the Central province of Sri lanka. The cemetery can be reached easily with walking distance from the dalada maligawa. When you are coming towards the national museum there are signposts on the left side of the main road will guide you to the hot spot.

You will find tombs and chales of people who met their deaths in Sri lanka due to the sudden climatic changes or diseases.
(Including Tea Factory museum & the Gem museum. Rare opportunity have.)

6 : Kandy town shopping.

Including the vibrant and colorful market, traditional clothing, crafts and semi-precious gems.

7 : Lankatilaka/Embekka/Gadaladeniya Viharas.

The three ancient and serene Buddhist Temples near Kandy

8 : Rahju and his daughter.

By appointment (2 to 3 hours) visiting the stunning hilltop studio of one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated artists. A tea-time special for those genuinely interested in art and leading edge thinking to exchange/share ideas & experiences with the internationally acclaimed Rahju and his daughter.

Sigiriya Day Tour

Departure time : 7.00AM
Place of Departure : Colombo/Negombo
Destination : Sigiriya

Can Include the below places!

1 : The Dambulla Rock Cave Buddhist Temple.

Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era ) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century.

Sinhalese people call it as ‘ Dambulu Gala’ ( Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the ‘ Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya’ (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple)..

2 : Sigiriya’s “Lion Rock” palace/fortress.

The story of Sigiriya is one of vision, grandeur, beauty and tragedy unparalleled in Sri Lankan history. Built 1,600 years ago, it burst briefly into pre-eminence with breathtaking architecture and art and then quickly faded away into oblivion and was soon forgotten. Few historic sites in the world have such an interesting tale to tell as that of Sigiriya.

The story of Sigiriya is the tale of King Kasyapa who ruled between 477 and 495AD. A troubled but visionary king; Kasyapa murdered his father by plastering him up in a wall. Rejected by his people for his crime and tormented by guilt and fear he abandoned his magnificent capital of Anuradhapura and fled deep in the forests of central Sri Lanka. There in an area dominated by a menacing black column of rock 600 feet high he built himself a new capital resplendent with lush gardens, palaces and pavilions.

3 : The former capital city of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s splendid medieval capital was established as the first city of the land in the 11th Century, A.D. It replaced Anuradhapura, which was plundered, made desolate and laid hopelessly bare to the invading armies from South India.

The ruins of the ancient city stand on the east shore of a large artificial lake, the Topa Wewa Lake, or Parakrama Samudraya (the Sea of Parakrama), built by King Parakramabahu I (1153-86), whose reign was Polonnaruwa‘s golden age.

4 : Spice Garden visit.

Sri Lanka has long been renowned for its spices. Since ancient times, traders from all over the world who came to Sri Lanka brought their native cuisines to the island, resulting in a rich diversity of cooking styles and techniques. Sri Lankan people use spices liberally in their dishes and typically do not follow an exact recipe.

Visit the spice garden, on the road from the Cultural Triangle to the Hill Country. Here you will learn about Fragrant clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace and pepper, and many other favourites such as chocolate and vanilla.
(NB. All 3 sites can be combined in a rather long day (7am to 7pm) – though most omit Polonnaruwa on this day trip.)

5 : “The Rose Quartz” mountain.

Deep within Dambulla lies the oldest garden in the country, Namal Uyana, and the largest Rose Quartz Mountain Range in South Asia. It is said to have been declared a Human Sanctuary by King Dappula in the 10th century AD, as inscribed at the entrance to the forest. Trees here are believed to have been planted by those who sought refuge here, which subsequently transformed into a vast plantation of Iron Wood. The forest also offers a fascinating trek through the deep Naa Tree (country’s National Tree) jungle.

In addition to the unique biodiversity of the forest, it is also geologically significant due to the Rose Quartz mountain range, believed to be over 500 million years old. Quartz deposits in the shades of rose, violet and white can be found here.

Misty Hills Day Tour

Departure time : 7.00AM
Place of Departure : Colombo/Negombo
Destination : Varies on your choice

Can Include ANY of the below places as per your choice!

Option 1 : Nuwara Eliya.

To Nuwara Eliya (south of Kandy) – the former British Tea Planter’s capital – including the Ramboda water fall, visit to a working Tea factory and a city sightseeing drive around, including the traditional old British “Hill Club”.

Nuwara Eliya can be reached from Colombo via Kandy, which is the gateway to the Central Highlands of the island. Colombo-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya is the most scenic highland motor road of Sri Lanka. Though the city of Nuwara Eliya has no Railway station, the highland railway line that winds past the city of Nanu Oya makes the journey by train one of the most scenic and memorable experiences. The journey to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy by train as well as by car is equally spectacular. The alternative route to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo is via Hatton which is located in the southern area of the Central Highlands.

Option 2 : White River Rafting.

Full day to Kitulgala for “White River Rafting” – long day! (west of Kandy).

Kitulgala is located about 80 kilometres from Colombo on the A7 main road that runs to Nuwara Eliya via Avissawella. Kitulgala is a pleasant town set amidst green hills thick with tropical vegetation. The name Kitulgala itself is derived from the Kitul palm tree, groves of which are abound in the expanses. Kitul sap is concentrated and then crystallized to produce jaggery. Kitul sap is also fermented to make palm wine.

Option 3 : Mahiyanganaya.

Visit the ancient, aboriginal “Wedda” peoples in their Reservation, passing breathtaking scenery along the Victoria dam and with time at one of the island’s most celebrated Buddhist Temple shrines in Mahiyanganaya (East of Kandy).

Golden Beaches Day Tour

Departure time : 7.00AM
Place of Departure : Colombo/Negombo
Destination : Varies on your choice.

Can Include ANY of the below beaches as per your choice!

Option 1 : Unawatuna Beach.

The Unawatuna Beach in Sri Lanka was in the not too distant past recognized as one of the best beaches in the world. This beach area enjoys a quietness that is hard to find in most other places and offers guests a laid back quality to their holiday.

Visitors can discover amazing fish and seashells as they snorkel in the clear blue waters. Enjoying relatively calm waters the Unawatuna beach area is ideal for swimming and if you are really lucky you will be able to see a giant sea turtle.

Option 2 : Bentota Beach.

Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province.

Bentota is a tourist attraction, with a local airport (Bentota River Airport) and a handful of world-class hotels. It is a destination for water sports. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made out of coconut nectar. It also has a turtle hatchery, located on Induruwa beach.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bentota)

Option 3 : Negombo Beach.

Negombo is a popular beach side retreat situated just minutes away from the International Airport. It boasts of some of the finest beaches in the country along with other attractions such as the Muthurajawela marshes which is home to many varieties of fauna, flora and birds, 100 km long canal network, the Dutch Fort built in 1672, the ancient churches, the second largest fish market in the country along with the daily fish auctions, lagoon boat rides and much more.

Negombo also provides easy access to Dolphin and Whale watching at Kalpitiya and the Wilpattu National Park.

Option 4 : Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya .

The exotic destination of Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka is perfect for kitesurfing, with super spots for surfers of all levels, from beginners to professional free stylers. The kitesurfing season in Kalpitiya is from May to October, when winds range in between 20 – 25 knots; this is the perfect time for kitesurfing enthusiasts to visit Sri Lanka.

Option 5 : Scuba Diving in Hikkaduwa.

With its impressive coral reefs and abundance of tropical fish, Hikkaduwa is recognized as one of the best places for Snorkeling and diving on the Southwest coast (in the southwest season of November to April).

With a reputed and long-running diving school located in the town itself, PADI diving instructors are available throughout the season for training and certification as well as leading more experienced divers in some of the country’s best ship wreck and reef dives.