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Private Guided Trek to Little Adam's Peak and Nine Arches Bridge

Experience some of Sri Lanka’s best highland scenery on a private 5-hour Little Adam’s Peak and Nine Arches guided hike from Ella. Climb through tea plantations to the top of Little Adam’s Peak and enjoy the sweeping views over the island’s hill country. Then, cross the Nine Arches rail viaduct to Demodara, where a colonial-era station house presides over a looping track. A relatively easy hike with a stop for breakfast (own expense) on route.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$74.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$74.00

Private Tour: Wasgamuwa National Park Safari

Wasgamuwa National Park is known in Sri Lanka for its large populations of wildlife and its remote location, making it a less-visited spot ideal for nature lovers. Tour the park on a private safari with your group of up to six people for a chance to spot animals like elephants, monkeys, and more in their natural environment while learning about their lives in the jungle from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$39.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Minneriya National Park Safari

Watch for elephant, leopard, crocodile, and other native wildlife on a 3-hour private safari drive in Minneriya National Park. Traveling by private 4x4, explore the forests, marshlands, scrub, and reservoir lake for everything from elephants to Sri Lankan leopard, sloth bear, deer, monkeys, aquatic birds, and other creatures. Choose an early morning or afternoon departure, and enjoy return transfers if your hotel lies within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the gate.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$45.00

Private Jeep Safari Tour: Elephant Gathering Safari in Minneriya Park

Experience Sri Lanka’s incredible wildlife on this private jeep safari to the Minneriya National Park. See one of the world’s largest gatherings of Asian elephants along the banks of the Minneriya reservoir, and look out for leopards, purple-faced leaf monkeys, sloth bears, and many other animals, which live in the park. This tour is Ideal for visitors looking for an adventure and to learn about the region's many species of animals. It is also customizable to your tastes and pace.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$49.00

Private Kandy Tour by Air-Conditioned Car: Do it All in One Day

Feel like a true local in Kandy thanks to this 11-hour private sightseeing tour by air-conditioned car. During your trip you’ll visit the Giragama tea plantation, the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Bahirawakanda Temple, see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and enjoy a Kandy Cultural Show, plus much more. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00

Private Tour: Kandy Day Tour from Colombo

Experience Sri Lanka’s old hill capital of Kandy on a privately guided, full-day trip from Colombo. Explore the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens to see giant palms, orchids, and exotic flora. After free time for lunch (own expense), spend the afternoon in enchanting, UNESCO-listed Kandy, with visits to the gold-roofed, UNESCO-listed Temple of the Tooth, Kandy market, and a cultural show. Finish with a stop for dinner (own expense) on your return journey to Colombo.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$59.00

Private Tour: Kaudulla National Park Safari

Look for Sri Lankan animals and birds on a private 3-hour safari around Kaudulla National Park. Roam the trails by private 4x4 and watch for elephants, deer, and other creatures in the scrub and grasslands. Plus, scan the reservoir waters for Indian black turtles, pelicans, lesser adjutants, and other species. Select a morning or afternoon safari, and enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off for accommodation within a 3-mile (5-kilometer) radius of Kaudulla entrance.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show

Get under the skin of Kandy’s history and culture on a full-day private tour. Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, visit the lakeside Temple of the Tooth, admire aerial views of Kandy from the Sri Mahabodhi Vihara Buddha statue, and more. Plus, break for lunch (own expense) and experience a Kandy Cultural Show: a celebration of traditional Kandyan song, music, fire acts, and masked dance. Private guide, private air-conditioned transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour: The Kandy Temple Run Tour

Visit five of Kandy’s most important Buddhist temples on a private 10-hour tour. With a personal driver-guide, travel out of town to the medieval masterpieces of Embekke and Gadaladeniya, and view the grand architecture of Lankatilaka and artworks of Degaldoruwa cave temple. After lunch (own expense) in Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth, the gilded former royal palace housing a revered Buddha tooth relic. Private air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00

Private Guided Trek to the Devil's Staircase

Conquer one of Sri Lanka’s toughest and most scenic hill treks on this private 10-hour Devil’s Staircase hike from Bambarakanda. With a personal guide, walk the steep trail to Bambarakanda Falls and on to Ohiya. Follow tracks through tall pines and tea plantations, hike through a cliff pass, and admire far-reaching views and the waterfalls, Sri Lanka’s highest. Rest stops, refreshments, picnic lunch, and backup vehicle are included. Suitable for experienced hikers.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$67.50
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Half Day Tour: Polonnaruwa Gal Vihara and Ruins City

Enrich your visit to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa with this action-packed guided tour. Listen to the triumphs and tribulations of the Kingdom’s first rulers— plus little-known legends about the ruins. Half-day tours include comfortable transfers between sites in an air-conditioned vehicle and an optional visit to the Polonnaruwa National Museum. All entrance fees are included, and you can choose between morning and afternoon departures.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00

Private Guided Hike to Ella Rock

Experience bird’s-eye views over Sri Lanka’s tea country on a private 3-hour guided hike to Ella Rock. Leaving from Ella with a personal guide to show the way, ascend past tea plantations and forests to the rock top, perched above a steep drop. Enjoy the incredible, far-reaching panoramas over valleys, hills, and peaks from here before your trip ends back in Ella in time for breakfast (own expense). A low-to-medium difficulty morning hike.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00

Private Tour: The Great Elephant Gathering Safari in Minneriya

Experience one of the largest gatherings of Asian elephants in the world during this 3-hour private excursion to witness Sri Lanka’s annual ‘Great Elephant Gathering.’ Observe up to 200 of these gentle giants in one place as they bathe, play, and feed right before your eyes. It’s a once-a-year event that’s not to be missed.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.00

Private Guided Hike to Single Tree Hill in Nuwara Eliya

Hike up Single Tree Hill, a viewpoint above Nuwara Eliya, on this private, guided 4-hour walk. Meet your guide in Nuwara Eliya and climb the winding path through tea plantations. Enjoy refreshment stops and, at the top, admire the bird’s-eye views over Nuwara, Lake Gregory, and Sri Lanka’s tea country and mountains before descending for a lakeside picnic lunch. This low-difficulty trek includes energy bars, lunch, and a private guide and backup vehicle.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$58.50
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Guided Hike Through Non Pareil

Trek through Sri Lanka’s highlands to near the World’s End escarpment on a private 10-hour hike from Belihuloya. With a personal guide, climb the twisting, pine-wooded trail through the Non Pareil estate to the Nagrak estate sector. See waterfalls, look around Nagrak and its colonial-era bungalow, and admire the panoramas over World’s End, velvety hills, mountains, and valleys. Refuel with lunch beneath World’s End before hiking back down. Refreshment stops, lunch, and back-up vehicle included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.00

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