May 3, 2020

Cultural Tour in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan is a land of great cultural diversity. This itinerary will be surely bringing you closer to all the cultural things in Sri Lanka.

At a Glance

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7 Day

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Negambo Day 01

From pick up at the Bandaranaike International Airport, your one week cultural tour will begin in Negombo. You will be staying at a nearby hotel in Negombo. On day 2, You can enjoy yourselves at Negombo beach. Negombo beach is known for its golden sands lined up with long stretches of coconut trees and swim safe waters to relax and take a dip all day long. Fishing, jet skiing, and other water sports are also possible along the coast. On day 03, you can take a tour of Negombo city, visit the remains of the Dutch Fort, the popular fish market in Negombo and the neoclassical St. Mary’s Church from the early 1900s. In Sri Lanka. 

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Sigiriya Day 02-03

Next day morning, you will be transferred to Sigiriya. On the way, you can explore the Dambulla Cave Temple (about 400 steps to climb) and then check in to a nearby hotel in Sigiriya on bed and breakfast basis. On day 02 you will visit the Lion’s Rock and explore the Rock Fortress (1200 steps to climb). Next is a one and a half hour’s drive to Polonnaruwa, then explore the ancient ruins in Polonnaruwa and head back to Sigiriya for the night. On day 03 you will visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura (one and a half hours drive) and the Mihintale Buddhist Temple and return to Sigiriya for the night.

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Kandy Day 04-05

In-route to Kandy on day 04, you will visit the Matale Alu Vihara Temple. In Kandy (after a 3 hours’ drive), you will enjoy an evening cultural dance show and then check in to a nearby hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Early next morning, visit the Temple of the Tooth, obtain blessings from Buddhist Monks and then move on to visit the three temple loop – Gadaladeniya, Embekke, Lankathilake. After this, return to your hotel in Kandy for the night.

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Colombo Day 06-07

On the morning of day 6, you will be travelling to Colombo. In-route to Colombo (3 hours’ drive) the next day, you will visit the Kelaniya and Kotte Rajamahaviharaya. You will be staying at a nearby hotel   for the night. To wrap up this cultural tour of Sri Lanka on day 07, you can opt for a Colombo city tour before you depart to the airport for your onward journey or return home. We hope this shortened cultural tour itinerary was satisfactory for you. If you wish to make any changes to it, please do let us know and we will do the needful as per your request.

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Arranging your accommodation

 We are pleased to arrange your accommodations on a dinner and breakfast basis according to your budget. 

  • Five star hotel
  • Four star hotel 
  • Three star hotel 
  • Normal guest house

If not, you can select your accommodations on your tour and our chauffeur guide will assist you to find your accommodation and all. Please contact us directly if you prefer to reserve as selected options and looking forward to welcome you in near future.

14 Day

Colombo Day 01

From pick up at the Bandaranaike International Airport, your two week cultural tour will begin in Colombo – the commercial capital of the island. You will be staying at a nearby hotel in Colombo for your first night.

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Anuradhapura Day 02-03

After a city tour of Colombo the next day, you will take off to the city of Anuradhapura. In route, you stop at Yapahuwa ancient city (a 300 foot fortified wonder dating back to the 13th century) and explore the area. In Anuradhapura, you will sleep over at a nearby hotel. On day three, the ancient city of Anuradhapura will be explored where you will get to observe several historical remains. Later in the day you will visit the Mihintale Buddhist Temple and head back to your hotel for the night.

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Sigiriya Day 04-05

On your way to Sigiriya the next day, you will stop for a visit to the Aukana Buddha Statue and the Dambulla Cave Temple. You will stay at a nearby hotel for the night will. On day five we have a touch of adventure lined up for you where, you will be taken to visit the ancient and historical city of Polonnaruwa. Afterwards, you can have an amazing Rice & Curry experience at this place. Later that day, you can climb and explore the “Lion’s Rock” in Sigiriya. This activity is quite doable by most people so don’t fret at the task of climbing a rock! Your overnight stay will a nearby hotel.

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Kandy Day 06-08

The next morning you will begin your journey to the hill capital of Kandy. En route you will visit the Matale Alu Viharaya Buddhist Temple and the Matale Hindu Temple. In Kandy, you will be taken to enjoy an evening show of the cultural dance of Kandyans and staying at a nearby hotel for the night. On day seven you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Next you will go on to visit the Three Temple Loop known as the Gadaladeniya, Embekke and Lankathilake Temples. Towards the evening you will get back to your hotel in Kandy for your night stay. On the final day in Kandy you get to explore the culture of the Veddas in Dambana Mahiyanganaya and visit the Mahiyanganaya Temple. Once again you will go to the previous hotel for night.

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Nuwara Eliya Day 09

Day nine is when you head towards the beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya where you will come across several water falls on the way. Ramboda Falls is one visit we have scheduled for you. Along the way you can also visit the Pedro Tea Factory and the luscious tea plantations of the country. You will also be given a tour of Nuwara Eliya, also known as “Little England”. Your overnight stay will be a nearby hotel. 

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Ella Day 10

On the day 10, you will be travelling to ella, where a visit to Rawana Falls is a must. In Ella, you will spend the night at a hotel in Ella.

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Udawalawa Day 11

Early morning the next day you are advised to explore the breathtaking view of the sunrise from the “Ella Gap”. You will then depart to the town of Udawalawa where we will take you on a luxurious jeep safari in the Udawalawa National Park. That night you will stay at a nearby hotel.

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Galle Day 12

 On day 12 you head on to the city of Galle, in route you will visit the hot water springs in Embilipitiya as well as the fish market in Weligama. You also get a chance to observe the old and challenging tradition of stilt fishing. In Galle, your night stay will be at a nearby hotel.

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Colombo Day 14

On day thirteen you will explore the Galle Dutch Fort and learn about its history. A boat ride on the Madu Lake is also on the list before you begin your journey to the capital city of Colombo. Upon reaching Colombo, you will check in to a nearby hotel for your overnight stay. On day fourteen you may take a city tour of Colombo if you have approximately 6-7 hours for your flight departure time. The amazing cultural tour with us comes to an end here. This itinerary is dedicated to exploring the cultural aspects of Sri Lanka as well as touching its splendid beauty and we hope you found it attractive.

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Arranging your accommodation

 We are pleased to arrange your accommodations on a dinner and breakfast basis according to your budget. 

  • Five star hotel
  • Four star hotel 
  • Three star hotel 
  • Normal guest house

If not, you can select your accommodations on your tour and our chauffeur guide will assist you to find your accommodation and all. Please contact us directly if you prefer to reserve as selected options and looking forward to welcome you in near future.

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