Cultural & Heritage Tours


Airport - Sigiriya - Anuradhapura - Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Colombo - Airport

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DAY 1

Day 1 Airport > Sigiriya

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our chauffeur at the arrival lounge. Thereafter you will be transferred to the hotel in Dambulla where you will stay 3 nights. Approx. journey time: 4 hours Overnight Stay: Dambulla

DAY 2

Day 2 Sigiriya >Anuradhapura>Dambulla

After the breakfast proceed to the Anuradhapura Ancient City Approx. journey time: 1.5 hours Morning: Tour of Anuradhapura Ancient City Explore the historical city of Anuradhapura which was the capital of a great civilisation for over a thousand years; then for a thousand years more it lay in ruins, overgrown by forest, inhabited only by leopards and bears. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world’s largest archaeological ‘dig’, a renowned beauty spot and a centre of Buddhist pilgrimage. Overnight Stay: Dambulla

DAY 3

Day 3 Dambulla

After breakfast visit Dambulla Cave Temple Morning: Tour of Dambulla Cave Temple Climb up to the temple, which was donated by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of 5 caves with over 2000 square metres of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of painting found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 metres. Evening: Tour of Sigiriya The ancient city of Sigiriya has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ruins of this ancient rock fortress and former capital lie on 'Lion's Rock' and date back to the 5th century. Ancient gardens with walled terraces and moats still surround the settlement whilst frescoes can still be seen on the rock face. For those with a head for heights, you can climb to the summit of this gigantic rock to see the ruins of Kasyapa's palace. Sigiriya is world renowned for its frescoes, the Lion Stairway, the mirror wall and the lovely water gardens. Overnight Stay: Dambulla

DAY 4

Day 4 Dambulla > Polonnaruwa

After breakfast depart Dambulla and journey to Polonnaruwa. Approx. journey time: 1.5 hours Morning: Tour of Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Overnight Stay: Polonnaruwa

DAY 5

Day 5 Polonnaruwa > Kandy

After breakfast depart Polonnaruwa and journey to the central province of Sri Lanka. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour and magnificence, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. On your way to Kandy, make a stop at a Spice Garden to explore the spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Upon your arrival at the hotel, enjoy a city tour taking in many of the most popular sites around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807 and visit the Temple of the Tooth, which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Lord Buddha. In the evening witness a Cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Approx. journey time: 3.5 hours Overnight Stay: Kandy

DAY 6

Day 6 Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast set Journey to Nuwara Eliya, where you will be visiting the Ramboda Falls and Bluefield Tea Factory on the way, The beautiful town of Nuwera Eliya is set in the heart of Tea country and situated 1890 meters above sea level, where the British succeeded in creating and English countryside. At your convenience commence a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Nuwera Eliya Town, Market Place, Golf Course, the Hill Club, and drive around this hill station viewing Lake Gregory. Approx. journey time: 2 hours Overnight Stay: Nuwara Eliya

DAY 7

Day 7 Nuwara Eliya

Morning: Trek Horton Plains with picnic breakfast. The plateau comes to a sudden end at World’s End, a stunning escarpment. The walk here is 4km, but the trail then loops back to Baker’s Falls and continues back to the entrance Overnight Stay: Nuwara Eliya

DAY 8

Day 8 Nuwara Eliya> Colombo

After breakfast leave for Colombo, once you reach Colombo do a Colombo City tour before check into the hotel Overnight Stay: Colombo

DAY 9

Day 9 Colombo > Airport

The tour concludes in Sri Lanka this morning as you transfer back to Bandaranaike International Airport for flight back home. If time permits you may visit to the Kalaniya Raja Maha Vihara Approx. journey time: 1.5 hours