Best Tourist Places to Visit in Sri Lanka – Complete Guide

Sri Lanka’s inclusion on anyone’s bucket list is unsurprising, given its rich history, amazing wildlife, and an innate feeling of luxury. Sri Lanka’s tropical environment, magnificent beaches, and excellent cuisine are just a few of the numerous reasons to add it to your travel bucket list.

Look Book Fly’s 5-day tour in Sri Lanka itinerary start with arriving at Kandy and visiting the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage on day 01. The rest of the day is for you to relax. On day 02, we will be doing Kandy sightseeing which includes the temple to Tooth Relic, Nuwara Eliya, and upper lake drive. We will stop by a famous tea plantation that offers the best tea in the world. On Day 03, we will cover our mythological sites, Sita Amman Temple and Ashoka Vanam. Later, we will proceed to Bentota, where you can indulge in an adventure like white water rafting. On Day 04, we will explore Bentota, Bentota, and nearby places. Day 05, we will head to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, and spend the day here, exploring the streets of Colombo and seeing their lives closely. Day 06, we’ll drop you at the airport to catch your flight back home. 5-day Sri Lanka tour itinerary packages offered by us are customizable and budget-friendly. 

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Yala National Park-

A visit to Yala National Park is a must during 5-day tours in Sri Lanka. The place is a haven for wildlife lovers. Park is home to many species, and you will never know what you’ll run. You can easily spot elephants bathing, leopards resting lazily, and some tourist camps here under the stars. Yala is among the best tourist places in Sri Lanka and the perfect place to try hands-on wildlife photography.

Arugam Bay-

The country’s coastline is 1600km and is ideally suitable for speed boating, windsurfing, and all water sports. Arugam Bay is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka if you are a water-sports enthusiast. The place is ideal for sun tan your skin while sipping up fresh coconut water and inhaling the soothing scent of jasmine.

Nuwara Eliya-

It is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka to get close to nature. Nuwara Eliya is famous for its tea gardens, and the perfectly aligned tea garden is nothing less than scenery. The place is perfect if you want to get lost in the serenity of nature and a romantic vacation or if you’re in search of relaxation after spending days traveling.

Six reasons to make 5-day tours in Sri Lanka

Diversity- Sri Lanka is a small island country but is a land of diversity. The country offers countless experiences that will overwhelm you. Sri Lanka proffers an endless list of places to visit in Sri Lanka in 5 days. From white sandy beaches to national parks, from tea plantation fields to marine life, from lush mountains to salt lakes, one can find an array of experiences in some of the oldest cities in the world.

Cultural Heritage- The small island country proudly holds 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites. These cultural heritage sites can be easily visited during 5-day tours in Sri Lanka. 6 of them are declared Archaeological World Heritage Sites, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, and Galle, and their fortifications. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the 7th World Heritage Site, and Central Highlands is the 8th, and both are ecological examples.

Spiritual Experience- Sri Lanka is an ideal place to experience the teachings of Lord Buddha. With Buddhist values, people can spend a day or two seeking spirituality during their 5-day tours in Sri Lanka. Find inner peace for your chaotic mind with meditation and the teachings of Buddha through the words of local Buddhists in pilgrimage places. Take a walk to Adam’s peak, the famous holy mountain for Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians, to dive into the spiritual atmosphere and enjoy the sunset.

Ayurveda and Spas- Sri Lanka is a place to unwind your mind, body, and soul. The country has been famous for physical and spiritual healing for 2000 years, and people from across the world visit this island country for ayurvedic healing and treatments. Ayurveda is the ancientest and most holistic form of medical system available in the world. There is a wide variety of herbal remedies, types of massages, and baths, along with revitalization techniques such as meditation and yoga.

Wildlife and Nature- In the 3rd C BC, the world’s first wildlife sanctuary was established by the country’s first Buddhist monarch in Sri Lanka, and since, the need to conserve wildlife has been intact. 13% of the country’s land is dedicated to wildlife parks, sanctuaries, jungle corridors, and reserves. It possesses a high level of biodiversity. 01 of the 14 national parks offers a sight of 91 mammals (16 endemic animals)- leopard, sloth bear, elephant, sambhur, hog, spotted deer, wild boar, mouse and barking deer, porcupine, civet cat, giant squirrel, ant-eater, loris, breeds of monkeys like grey langur, macaque, and purple-faced leaf monkey. The island has over 233 species of bird (33 endemics), along with migratory birds making the number 482 species. Sure 5-day tours in Sri Lanka will expose you to enough wildlife and nature.

White Sandy Beaches- Sri Lanka is known for its tropical beauty and exotic sandy beaches. The eastern province of the country has several beaches where you can enjoy the white sand while soaking up in the sun until it goes down with the waves lapping around you. The beaches of Sri Lanka are unspoiled along a long stretch of the azure Indian Ocean. Dedicate one day during your 5-day tour in Sri Lanka to the beach location.

Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka-

The weather in Sri Lanka isn’t extreme and is temperamental throughout the year.  The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on the region you want to see. For West Coast, South Coast, and Highlands, December to March is the best time to visit the country. But if you want to explore the eastern coast, plan your 5-day tour in Sri Lanka from May to September.

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