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Cultural and Heritage Tour

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Duration

07 Nights 08 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

It is probable that the island was inhabited 500,000 years ago. Since it was a lush and fertile island of forests, plains and animals, with rivers abundant with fish, it would have been an attractive place for wandering prehistoric man to settle. 

Sri Lanka’s recorded history began 2,500 years ago. There exist texts, begun 1,500 years ago by Buddhist monks, called the Mahavansa and its sequel, the Chulavansa, containing details of rich and colorful past.

The mixed heritage of today’s Sri Lanka results in a varied and vibrant culture, combining influences from Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic cultures as well as colonial lifestyles. There is a thriving artistic tradition in painting, music, dance and theatre and perhaps surprisingly, architecture. The varied building styles are easily visible on any drive through the country and add diversity to the city, suburban, coastal, agricultural and forest landscapes. Individual Sri Lankans, whatever cultural background has influenced them, appear dedicated and determined, while preserving a somewhat orthodox outlook on life. Agriculture is regarded as a respected profession and many Sri Lankans are lifelong vegetarians or decline to eat a particular meat because of individual belief. Cricket is followed religiously. Sri Lankan culture is enhanced by frequent rest days either for religious or government decreed holidays. 

From below holiday plan you will get the taste of the 03 main ancient kingdoms of Sri Lankan Heritage and culture. The cultural triangle; Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa and Kandy. You have the option of customizing the below plan as you wish with the help of our destination specialists.   

EXCURSIONS AND SIGHTSEEING ENTRANCE FEE

  • Sigiriya rock fortress entrance fees – 35 USD per person
  • Dambulla cave temple entrance fees – 12 USD per person
  • Bahirawakanda temple – 04 USD per person
  • Anuradhapura city tour – 15 USD Per person
  • Polonnaruwa city tour - 15 USD Per person
  • Kandy temple of the tooth relic – 12 USD per person

Itinerary

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Day
01
Airport – Negombo

“Warm welcome” On arrival and you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality from one of our representatives at the Bandaranayake international Airport.

  • Pick up from the Airport
  • Proceed to Negombo (approximately 10km distance and 15-minute drive)
  • Stay relaxed on your first night at your hotel after a tedious flight
  • Overnight stay in Negombo

Day
02
Negombo – Anuradhapura

  • After Breakfast Proceed to Anuradhapura city (approximately 170 km distance and 04 – 05-hour drive)
  • Check in to your hotel and visit Sri Maha Bodhi temple and Ruwanweliseya Stupa temple
  • Back at hotel
  • Overnight stay in Anuradhapura

Day
03
Anuradhapura

  • After Breakfast visit all other remaining cultural ruins in Anuradhapura such as Mihintale temple / Tuparama temple / Samadhi Buddha statue / Jethawana stupa
  • Back at hotel and stay relaxed. High tea?
Day
04
Anuradhapura – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya

  • After an early morning Breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa ancient kingdom (approximately 135 km distance and 03-hour drive)
  • Do the Polonnaruwa sightseeing tour
  • Proceed to Sigiriya afterwards (approximately 55 km distance and 01 ½ -hour drive)
  • Check in to your hotel in Sigiriya

Day
05
Sigiriya

  • A bit of a climbing and walking day today!
  • Early morning breakfast and start climbing the one of the UNESCO heritage sites The Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Have some rest at the hotel and visit Dambulla cave temple in the afternoon
  • Visit a Batik factory
  • Back at hotel and overnight stay in Sigiriya

Day
06
Sigiriya - Kandy

  • Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Kandy city (approximately 88 km distance and 02 ½ -hour drive)
  • Visit a spice garden on the way
  • Visit the world famous ‘The temple of the tooth relic’
  • Do the Kandy city tour with city view point and local markets
  • Optional visit to Bahirawakanda temple
  • Overnight stay in Kandy

Day
07
Kandy - Colombo

  • Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Colombo city (approximately 130 km distance and 04 ½ -hour drive)
  • Check in to hotel in Colombo
  • Experience the Colombo sunset Tuk tuk safari - 3:30 pm to Approx. 7:00 pm
  • Overnight stay in Colombo

Day
08
Colombo - Airport

  • After Breakfast Proceed to do a bit of shopping in Colombo city (only if time permit)
  • Check in to hotel in Colombo
  • Proceed to Airport for your departure (approximately 35 km distance and 01 -hour drive)
Please note that you have to be at the Airport 02 – 03 hours prior to the departure Flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Meal Basis’ – Bed and breakfast (Can be changed according to your requirement)
  • Transportation by an Air-conditioned comfortable private vehicle with English Speaking chauffer driver guide with Airport Transfers
  • All parking and highway charges
  • Unlimited water during transfers inside the vehicle
  • Snack pack during Sigiriya rock climb
  • All taxes
  • Air fair
  • Special national guide
  • Visa
  • Excursions and sightseeing entrance fee
  • Water Sports
  • Ayurvedic wellness treatments
  • Personal Shopping
  • Late check-outs or early check-ins
  • Dinners, Lunches and any other item or service not mentioned above

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