4 days Sri Lanka tour itinerary is an ideal choice if you are looking for a short economical holidays. Sri Lanka has more places to see, more things to do in 4 days. Sri Lanka has things to entertain & satisfy tourists with multiple travel requirements and different holiday desires. The pearl of Indian ocean, the Sri Lanka is a beloved holiday destination by nature lovers, beach lovers, watersports devotees, wildlife admirers, adventure & thrill seekers, honeymooners and more.
At Green Holiday, we have multiple 4 days in Sri Lanka tour itineraries for tourists to relish on their holidays to the wonderful island, Sri Lanka. With our experience in the Sri Lanka tourism industry, we provide excellent tour arrangement, holiday accommodation bookings, tour guide and other tour related services to our customers. Our tour packages can be customized according to your travel requirements, simply connect with us through the forms in our website to arrange a 4 days tour to Sri Lanka. Here are some 4 days Sri Lanka tour itineraries we have designed to save your time and enjoy your holidays in Sri Lanka
Best 4 Days Sri Lanka Tour Itinerary
Here is the most wanted 4 days tour itinerary to Sri Lanka, which many of our customers enjoyed and are happy with. With this best selling 4 days Sri Lanka tour package, we will take you to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota. These holiday destinations are popular among tourists, because, these holiday destinations offer various things to do and many places to see in short period. We are glad to offer you wonderful holiday experience to Sri Lanka with this best 4 days tour itinerary.
Day 1 : Colombo – Kandy
- Airport Pickup by our Sri Lanka tour guide
- You will be driven to Kandy and check in to hotel
- Visit to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens
- Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy Lake & Udawattakele Forest Reserve
- Shopping at Kandy Shopping Center
- Overnight stay in Kandy
Our chauffeur driver guide will pick up you from the Colombo airport, and drive you to Kandy, the hill capital on your very first day of 4 days in Sri Lanka tour itinerary. After check in to the hotel in Kandy, let’s relax some time, and then, let’s start our Kandy day tour to see what does Kandy has to entertain tourists. With this 4 days tour plan we will visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake, Udawattakele Forest Reserve and Kandy Shopping Center. A visit to these must to see places in Kandy, will satisfy your thirst to being next to nature, desire on knowing Sri Lankan culture, passion to see birds & reptiles on their own home and more.
Let’s visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, which is a well known tour destination in Sri Lanka among locals and foreigners. If you are in love with nature and admirer of mother nature’s beauty, Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens should be in your Sri Lanka 4 days itinerary. This is the largest botanical garden in the country, spreading around 60 hectares of the land, with diversity of trees & plants. This is a quite place to walk around and witness the plants which are very rare around the world. The orchid house is worth of visit, shooting some selfies with attractive scenery and plants is highly recommended for your memories of Sri Lanka holidays.
Not only the plants & trees, there are monkeys live on their own too in the garden. It requires around 2 hours to walk all around the garden and see the beautiful trees and plants. There are small shops here and there inside garden for visitors to relax and have a cup of tea. If you feel hard to walk, the buggy service is available in the garden to round you around garden with a driver. The visitors to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden often praise the garden specially for the orchid house, double coconut trees, bamboo trees, variety of grasses, flora and fauna in the garden.
After lunch and some break time, our guide will take you to the temple of Tooth relic, the Sri Dalada Maligawa. It is a World’s heritage site in Sri Lanka, recognized by UNESCO. It is a tourist hotspot, to see the ancient culture & history of the country, and it is the last kingdom before British had captured entire island in early 1800s. The scared place is well maintained and attracts thousands of tourists daily. The temple itself was ancient palace of King, and wall paintings describe the history of Buddhism in detail, and reflects clear idea about ancient Sri Lanka.
If you are interested to know more about ancient Sri Lankan sculpture & architecture, this place is a must to visit on your holidays to Sri Lanka. The artwork inside temple, and wooden structures still showcase Sri Lankan antique styles in architecture. People from all over the world visit Sri Dalada Maligawa, not only to worship Lord Buddha, but also to see ancient art work, and to know in detail about ancient Sri Lankan culture. A visit to museum nearby temple helps to collect more thoughts and knowledge on how Sri Lanka was in olden days. On your 4 days in Sri Lanka tour itinerary, the Sri Dalada Maligawa is a must place to visit to experience the primitive Sri Lanka.
Kandy Lake is nearby the ancient palace (i.e : Sri Dalada Maligawa). The green water of lake offers some relax to your eyes, and a walk around the lake guarantee some relax and calm on 4 days tour to Sri Lanka. It is a man made lake, built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807. If you are excited about birds watching, Kandy lake has something for you. Indian cormorant, Ducks, Pelican, White egret crane, Wood stork are some birds species, which you can spot around Kandy lake. The clouds wall around lake was built to add more beauty to lake by the King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, but before its construction works had completed, British captured the city, and still the clouds wall remains uncompleted.
Udawattakele forest reserve is located just after the Sri Dalada Maligawa. In the ancient days, it was used as a garden by Kandyan Kings, with a pond for the royal families to take bath, and was closed for public access. If you are a passion about nature, this forest reserve is a must to visit on 4 days in Sri Lanka tour. On a walk inside the reserve, you may experience birds singing, may see the reptiles, leeches, different types of snakes, butterflies, even you can spot some deer, monkeys too in this forest reserve. If you are looking forward some trekking experience with this 4 days tour itinerary, Udawattakele forest reserve is the choice for you to trek around and have some time closure with nature buzz. In this forest reserve there are trees, shrub species and lianas for you to check out and have some whisper with nature on your holidays to Sri Lanka.
Later in the evening, if time permits, let’s do some shopping in Kandy shopping center and let’s taste Sri Lankan dinner in a world class restaurant in Kandy. In the Kandy city you can find all kind of shops for you to buy some souvenirs, clothing, jewels and more. Overall with the Kandy Day Tour, on the first day of 4 days tour to Sri Lanka, tourists are captivated with what Sri Lanka has to satisfy their appetite for needs of nature holidays, cultural holidays, birds watching holidays and trekking holidays. Contact us today to arrange your four days in Sri Lanka holidays or any other tailor made bespoken tour packages to Sri Lanka for a wonderful holidaying time in the country.
Day 2 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
- After breakfast, transfer to Nuwara Eliya
- En Route Visit Lover’s leap waterfall & Pedro Tea Factory
- Visit Seetha Eliya & Moon Plains
- Experience time at Gregory Lake
- Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast in Kandy hotel, let’s proceed to Nuwara Eliya, the little England, the coolest place in Sri Lanka. Holidays in Nuwara Eliya provides moments to stick with cold nature, trek around tea estates, taste World class Ceylon Tea, experience beauty of waterfalls, thrill activities in man made lake, sightseeing of sceneries, understand ancient Hindu culture, a peek to wildlife & birds watching, witness colonial buildings and more. In other words, a Nuwara Eliya day tour has things to delight tourists with numerous holiday desires & passions. Due to the reason what Nuwara Eliya has to greet and treat its visitors, we have scheduled day 2 and day 3 stay in Nuwara Eliya, and we are excited to help you exploring the greenish tea lands.
On the way to Nuwara Eliya, let’s visit the beautiful Lover’s leap waterfall. There is a history behind the name of this waterfall; in ancient times, a prince was in love with a village girl, but the king did not accept their love, and on a full moon day, prince jumped from the rock with his lover. This waterfall is only 30 meters in height. Hiking through tea estates to see, more closure incredible view of the waterfall, itself a must to do on a Sri Lanka holidays, to add adventure flavor to your Sri Lanka tour. For tourists who feel hard to hike, there are tuk-tuk facilities to go near the waterfalls and experience the water spray from the falls on your skin. Many visitors to the waterfall reported, the area is rich in panoramic view and biodiversity, so it is not to be missed on a short tour to Sri Lanka, i.e 4 days in Sri Lanka.
Next to the Lover’s leap waterfall, let’s visit the Pedro Tea Factory. The tea factory is located near to Nuwara Eliya, the city of cold, and is near by the highest mountain in Sri Lanka, the Piduruthalagala. On a visit to factory, you have the opportunity to see more closely, how the tea leaves are plucked by the workers in the estate. And even you can try to plug the two leaves with bud, which undergoes multiple procedures and processes before it becomes the World Class Tea. Not only plugging the tea leaves, if you are interested, you can have a guided tour in the factory, which explains in detail about tea making process, starting from plugging to make it ready for a fine cup of tea. By having a cup of tea in the outdoor, and refresh yourself together with the scenery rich panoramic view, on the 2nd day of 4 days in Sri Lanka tour. If you just fall in love with the cup of tea at Pedro Tea Factory, why not buy few packets for home to share with your family and friends?
After entering the Nuwara Eliya city, let’s check in to the hotel we booked for you, and get some refreshment break. Then, let’s proceed to Seetha Eliya. Seetha Eliya is a historic tour destination which wins hearts of visitors since ancient days. Ancient Hindu epic, “Ramayana” has links with this tour destination. The history says, the heroine of Ramayana, “Seetha” – the wife of Indian prince “Rama”, was captured by king of Sri Lanka the “Ravana” and kept in this area, which happens around 3000 years ago as per the epic “Ramayana”. Nowadays you can see, a Hindu temple called “Seetha Amman Temple” on this place dedicated to “Seetha” & “Rama”, and they are worshipped as god and goddess.
These days, the near by a river is called “Seetha River”. History states, part of this river was formed with the Seetha’s tear drops, and Ravana’s palace was in hills nearby the Seetha Eliya. Still the Hanuman imprints can be noticed near by the Seetha river which is still worshipped by locals. If you are interested in Ramayana or ancient history dated back thousands of years, this place is a must to visit on a 4 days Sri Lanka tour. Seetha Eliya is colder than Nuwara Eliya city, and you can notice monkeys in the trees around the river. In the epic Ramayana, the current Seetha Eliya and surroundings were referred as “Ashoka Vana”, which was kingdom of king “Ravana”.
After a visit to Seetha Eliya, let’s continue to Moon Plains. Moon Plains has things to do for nature lovers and adventure & wildlife seekers. The place is almost filled with greenish grass, and a recommended area for cycling tour and hiking tour. This tour destination in Nuwara Eliya offers the panoramic view of sceneries around the location, a better place for selfies and photo-shooting. On the other hand, it is reported that Moon Plains is a home for deer, elks, birds and occasional leopards. Local and foreign tourists to Moon Plains, never failed to admire the Sun rise from “Mini World’s End” at Moon Plains. The beautiful Sun rise, which sends the misty clouds home, offers better refreshment for viewers specially who are in deep love with mother nature. A jeep safari on Moon Plains together with tour guide would be a great idea to explore more depth around this holiday destination.
Next to Moon Plains, let’s visit it to Gregory Lake. After a busy day with tour around Nuwara Eliya, this is the time to relax around Gregory Lake to refresh with misty lake view. There are fast food stalls, small kids amusement activities park, and wide spread greenish grass to sit and relax with cool climate. If you still have energy, you can try a boat ride in the lake, it can be a group boat ride or double boat ride. There are swam shaped small boats for two people to ride themselves around the lake, water motor bike ride (with a guard or without guard) and more fun adventure activities to do in Gregory lake.
With the fun filled adventure activities and relaxed walk around the Gregory lake in Nuwara Eliya, you 2nd day of Sri Lanka 4 days tour comes to end, together with a feel of being in an ancient British city. The second day of the tour would provide you with satisfaction of enjoying water spray at lover’s leap fall along with hiking experience around nature’s beauty, sipping a cup of tea at Pedro Tea Estate, witnessing Hanuman footprints dated 3,000 years back, breathing fresh air in Moon Plains, and chilled out with adventure activities in Gregory lake.
Day 3 : Nuwara Eliya
- After breakfast, visit Single Tree Hill and World’s End
- Visit Victoria Park & Ambewela Farm
- Visit to Tea estates & Strawberry Fields
- Visit Holy Trinity Church
- Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
On the 3rd day of this 4 days tour, let’s hike to Single Tree Hill to see the Sun Rise from top of the mountain, visit to World’s end to see complete landscape of serene beauty of Nuwara Eliya, enter Victoria park to see Flora, Fauna & listen to some birds signing, pay a visit to Ambewela farm to experience “Little New Zealand” with cattle, and a visit to Holy Trinity Church to see British influence to ancient Sri Lanka.
If you are passionate about hiking, Single Tree Hill has something for you. If you are not interested, you can stay at hotel and lets proceed to World’s End later in the morning. But if you would like to experiment the hiking experience in Sri Lanka, Single Tree Hill climb is worthy. We have to start hiking early in the morning around 4.30 am, walk through the tea estates all the way towards the summit. It may take around one and half hours to
reach top of the summit. On top of the summit, there is only one single tree, because of this, it is also called as “One Tree Hill”. When we will have reached the top around 6.00 am, we can see the best view of Sun Rise. Not only that, a view of Nuwara Eliya City, Haggala mountain range, Piduruthalagala mountain range etc from top of the summit. The Sun rise and view of scenery are something to store in your memory of 4 days in Sri Lanka tour, through snapshots from the Single Tree Hill.
On the 3rd day of this Sri Lanka tour itinerary, after the breakfast in hotel, let’s visit World’s End in Nuwara Eliya. World’s End is another most wanted tourist hotspot in Nuwara Eliya which attracts more tourists and locals. For a nature lover, the World’s End has more to treat and greet during the 4 days Sri Lanka tour. It is situated as part of the Horton Plains National Park. It is recommended to have a visit to World’s end early as possible, to avoid mist which blocks the great view from the World’s End. If you are expecting breathtaking views and vegetation like fauna and flora, World’s End is a must place to visit on your Sri Lanka tour. With a visit to World’s End, gather some ideas on how the World’s end had formed, listen to leopards roar, calls of elks & wild animals which live in hidden World around this area.
Even though it is a small park, there are more things to see. You can see the variety of plants, reptiles and birds in the park. The Victoria park is a popular among birds watching seekers, specially because the park is home for local and migrant birds. Visitors reported that Indian pitta, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Kashmir flycatcher and other endemic Sri Lankan birds are spotted in the Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya. The park is known for wedding photography and more, even the visitors to the park never failed to snap a selfie. This is because the scenery at the park gives quite beautiful room for photography. It is a must place to visit on 4 days Sri Lanka tour itinerary to be in touch with nature, plants and birds, alongside a cold, chilled climate.
After a visit to Victoria Park, we will go to Ambewela Farm. It is one of the widest grass field in Sri Lanka where you can see cattle, pigs, rabbits and more. If you have more room in your heart for nature, this is a must place to check out. The mist, cold, cows, greenish grasses are there to welcome you and offer a great sight to treat your love with nature. You can taste dairy products like milk, yogurt and more here, and oversee the process of cheese making and so on. Many locals refer this place as “Mini New Zealand”, because there are lots of with cows, bulls, calves to see in a wide area. Ambewela Farm is a must to have place to visit on 4 days tour itinerary to Sri Lanka, specially if you are looking forward a nature tour.
On the way back from Ambewela Farm, let’s check out some tea estates and strawberry gardens and shoot some selfies and photographs with the natural beauty of Nuwara Eliya. Not only that, we can see the process of strawberry plucking, packing etc on a visit to strawberry garden on the way. And, you can buy some tea bags package, strawberry packets to take home with memories on Nuwara Eliya. Apart from tea and strawberry, Nuwara Eliya is known for vegetables such as Carrots, Beet-roots, leeks and nookal.
Next, let’s go to Holy Trinity Church. The English Gothic Church was built around in mid 1800s, one of the old Church in the city to visit. History of the Church states that Queen Elizabeth II had visited the Church in 1954 for Easter mass. You can still witness the ancient English architecture on this Church, along with other ancient colonial buildings in Nuwara Eliya. On your 4 days Sri Lanka tour, a visit to the Holy Trinity Church helps you to understand the ancient British influence to Sri Lanka.
After a visit to the Church, let’s get back to the hotel and take rest after a long day around Nuwara Eliya, and prepare to go to Bentota on next day. With end of 3rd day of the tour, tourists will have enjoyed the Sun Rise & panorama view from “One Tree Hill”, complete view of beautiful mountains and scenery from top of the mountain
range from “World’s End”, walk around in Victoria park and mesmerizing with natural plants & birds, witness beautiful cattle in Ambewela, trek around strawberry gardens, hike tea estates and feel British in Holy Trinity Church.
Day 4 : Bentota
- After breakfast, transfer to Bentota
- En route visit St Clair’s Falls
- Check in hotel in Bentota & relax
- Walk around Bentota beach and take part in beach activities
- Get ready to go home with cherishing memories with 4 days in Sri Lanka
After breakfast in Nuwara Eliya hotel, let’s proceed to Bentota. On the way to Bentota, let’s adore and investigate the beauty of St Clair’s Falls in Nuwara Eliya, which is a wide waterfall in Sri Lanka, also called as little Niagara of Sri Lanka. By having tea from the near restaurant, you can see the beauty of the falls which is located among the tea estates. If you wish you can walk down from the hills, have a nearer view of the St Clair’s falls and capture some photographs to store to remember your 4 days tour to Sri Lanka. Many visitors to the St Clair’s falls said, it is a great place to relax and calm together with nature. It is a highly recommended tour destination to visit on a short holidays to Sri Lanka like a 4 days tour, to blossom refresh mentally and escape from your daily routine.
Bentota is a town of beach, known for the beach, watersports activities, boat ride and more. On our final day of this 4 days Sri Lanka tour, we will spend some time in Bentota beach. During our stay in Bentota, we will focus only on beach activities such as beach walk, admiring Sun set with wine glass in hand, participate in adventure watersports (seasonal), taking sunbathe while sipping king coconut from golden sand.
Proceed to Bentota, check in a hotel and relax for sometime. Bentota is a most visited beach in Sri Lanka, the golden sand and sea attracts more tourists. During season, watersports lovers explore watersports adventure activities in Bentota, such as diving, surfing, snorkeling, body boarding, jet skiing, banana boat riding, canoeing, wake boarding, mono skiing, kite surfing, tube riding etc. If you are a thrill seeker, there are watersports schools around Bentota offer courses on watersports for you to get more training and test & experiment water adventure activities in Bentota beach. The most of the courses offered are hourly basis and does not require more hours to practise. If you are a watersports geek, Bentota is a must place to include on your 4 days itinerary to Sri Lanka.
Not only watersports, you can sit back in golden sand and calm on the beach under Sun in Bentota. Revel in sunbath, a beach walk in the evening, sipping glass of wine by mesmerizing with beauty of Sun set are few things, which most of the tourists love to do in Bentota beach. On the 4th day of this 4 days in Sri Lanka tour itinerary, lets spend more time on the beach, take rest in hotel, and work on packing to fly home.
Finally, with this 4 days tour itinerary to Sri Lanka, you will have fed yourself with numerous travel desires, but not limited to fall in love and cuddle tightly with nature, have a peek to wildlife & birds on their own home, collect some ideas about the ancient Sri Lankan culture, Buddhism & Hinduism, taste World class tea, roll around World class beach, and feel ancient British. To book this 4 days in Sri Lanka tour itinerary, please contact us today and we are always happy to assist you to explore Sri Lanka in 4 days.