Cultural Sri Lanka

TYPOLOGIES

Cultural

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

SALE

850 750

Uncover Sri Lankas modern Culture, Heritage and Wild Life in 11 days

This “Cultural Sri Lanka” takes you deep back into ancient history. You will gain a better understanding of the island’s remarkably rich cultural and religious history that dates back 2,500 years.  

Tour takes you to the Cultural Triangle, towards Kandy, Hill Country and Beach, visiting cultural monuments, botanical gardens and tea plantations along the way. After all of that history and culture along with the Jeep Safari, finally you will head down to South west coast for a rest by the beach.  

we are able change this itinerary for your preference and add an extra night here and there or even add a different hotel in order to suit your needs. So feel free to Contact us for modifications.

3 Star Hotels

$ 500

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5 Star Hotels

$ 800

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4 Star Hotels

$ 650

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Eco Hotels

$ 750

Entrance Fee and Tickets

Paying at the counter on all admissions

Travel with children and infant

Possibility to rent the stroller

Travel by bus, car and minivan

Air conditioning guaranteed Private transporter

Package specifications

Vehicle Passenger insurance covered

Breakfast and dinner included

English Speaking Driver Guide

Services NOT included

Lunch not included in the package

Travel or Baggage protection insurance

Tour Map

Day by Day

Cultural Sri Lanka for families, couples and elderly travelers lovers who like to explore the Cultural highlights. We also can tailor itineraries according to your preferences, so feel free to Contact us for modifications.

DAY 1 - Arrival in Colombo Airport, transfer to hotel in Negombo

Ayubowan (May you live long!). Our friendly driver guide will welcome you and then you will be transfer to the fishing village of Negombo, located near the airport so you can relax after a long flight journey. Negombo is certainly not just to relax in the beach, but this coastal city has a rich history to share with you.

DAY 2 - drive to UNESCO protected Dambulla Caves Temple

After Breakfast visit one of the country’s busiest fishing center, where colorful ruwal boats sailing in the sea. Make a city tour to see the remaining of the Dutch period architectures, canals, a Buddhist temple, a Catholic church. Then depart to the cultural tri-angle at the center of the island in the morning. Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple UNESCO World Heritage site, the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka. Stay overnight in Sigiriya / Habarana.

DAY 3 - Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient Kingdom & UNESCO protected Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Visit one of Asia’s most spectacular cultural sites the Sigiriya Rock Fortress the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Only the fit and adventurous will be able to climb the summit, but all can enjoy the ancient ruins and wonderful sights around the base and halfway on hike. Its home to water gardens, frescoes and ancient graffiti. Afternoon visit Polonnaruwa, the ancient city is also rich in monasteries and Buddhist remains from this kingdom. The most interesting of all would be the ‘Gal Vihara’, meaning the rock Temple. Stay overnight in Habarana/ Sigiriya..

DAY 4 Drive to Kandy & visit Temple of the Tooth Kandy

After the breakfast depart to Kandy via Matale, On the Way to Kandy Visit Matale Aluvihare Temple where Buddhist doctrines were first documented on Ola leaves on 1st century after passing through orally from generation to generation and visit Spice Garden at Matale. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, The Temple of the Tooth. See famous Blue & Star sapphires are mined cut and polished using traditional methods and End the day enjoying a culture show in Kandy.

DAY 5 - visit the Royal Botanical Gardens & afternoon further explore Kandy city

Visit Peradeniya Botanical garden at Peradeniya in the morning which is well-known for its collection of over 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. It’s also worthy to tour around Kandy, beautiful lake, colorful streets, colonial Architecture, museums, an arts and crafts work shop, oriental market place and a bazaar. Stay overnight in Kandy.

DAY 6 - Drive straight to Nuwara Eliya for tea plantation & tea factory

Nuwara Eliya the ‘little England’ populor for its Victorian era structures and the mild weather. It’s chilled out weather and eccentric scenes of tea plantations, waterfalls and mountain ranges. Visit Tea Factory to see how the tea you drink is produced. It’s worth to visit Local Market and Gregory Lake in the evening. Stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 7 - Nature Trek in Horton Plains

This morning after breakfast departs to The Horton Plains, is a stunning, silent and strange world with some fantastic hikes in the shadows of Sri Lankas second and third highest mountains. The plains themselves rich in biodiversity and with a high proportion of locally endemic species. is altitude of 2,100 2,300 metres and is covered by wild grasslands and combinations of thick forest, rocky outcrops, filigree waterfalls and misty lakes. The mail attraction is the point called Worlds End, where yo can sees the ground drop 880 metres. If lucky enough, you will beat the fog and mist to be able to see jaw dropping views of miniature tea plantation villages in the valley below, all the way out to the south coast. Stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 8 - Drive to Yala & Visit famous Kataragama Hindu Temple

Transfer to Yala after Transfer to Yala after breakfast. On the Way visit Ella Gap & Rawana Falls and reach the hotel in Yala and prepare yourself for a Jeep safari at the most visited and popular park in the country. The Yala National Park. It is has as remarkable characteristic of the tropical forest bordering the sea. Visit the Kataragama Hindu Kowil, An ancient pilgrimage site where all main religions are worshipped. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Christians visit this ancient holy site. It is believed that King Dutugemunu the warrior king and Sinhala popular hero built a monument here for the worship of the Kataragama God in the 2nd century BC. Stay overnight in Tissa / Yala.

DAY 9 - Make safari in the Yala national park

Early morning prepare yourself for a Jeep safari at the most visited and popular park in the country. The Yala National Park. It is having as remarkable characteristic of the tropical forest bordering the sea. Your opportunity to catch the sight of the Sri Lankan Leopard, Asian Elephant, and many other mammals and birds in their natural habitat going on a Safari and in the wild. Stay overnight in Tissa / Yala.

DAY 10 - Travel to South West Coast; stop at Koggala see the stilt fishermen

After breakfast proceed to see the famous stilt fishermen, Salt Refinery and Fishing harbor in Hambantota on your way to Galle. Make a city tour in Galle city, UNESCO World Heritage Site where tiny back streets in the Dutch Fort. Visit the Galle Lighthouse, and enjoy a nice round tour to the Dutch fort. You might like to buy some products from the quirky shops, stopping in a local cafe for lunch. Do not forget to visit Galle National Museum. Stay overnight in South Coast Beach.

DAY 11 - Afternoon Colombo city tour and transfer to the airport

After Breakfast at the hotel departs to Colombo en route visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. It is home to Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project, operated with the help of international volunteers. Later make a city tour in Colombo. We also recommend you to go for a City Walk which is Complementary on your Package. Colombo Has got Ayurvedic centers, Dutch Architecture of Pettah, Colonial era remaining, Fort, Galle Face Green, and Independence Square, Old Parliament House and Beira Lake surroundings Do not forget to do some last-minute shopping in shopping malls like House Fashion and ODEL.