History & Cultural Tour
Sri Lanka’s history dates back to more than 2500 years. These ancient cities and their glorious remains that are temples, fortresses, statues and irigation feats still have the ability to make people gaze at them with reverence. Ancient sites are considered to be archaeological gold mines because they are evidence to a very rich civilization. Most of the places are declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.
DepartureColombo or Bandaranayake International Airport
IncludedAll Government TaxesAll mentioned sightseeingPick up & drop off at Airport / HotelTransportation by A/C vehicle
Not IncludedEntrance ticketsFood & Drinks
Welcome at Arrive Bandaranyake International Airport and met by representatives of Sri Lankan Trip Advisor team. You leave Colombo in the morning and drive along busy highways into the interior of the island Anuradhapura.
And after full heavy day relax at the hotel Happy Leoni, Anuradhapura.
After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura the ancient 1st capital of Sri Lanka. You will see some of the most famous as well as the tallest Dagoba of Sri Lanka, remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo-tree.
Back to Dambulla & night at Gimanhala hotel.
Early breakfast 7.00 am and visit the Sigiriya rock The UNESCO world Heritage and world’s number eight wonder. This impressive monolith which rises 200 meters out of the jungle has been transformed in the 5th Century by king Kashyapa into a fortress and became his capital. Here you will see the frescoes of the Sigiriya Maidens.
Next leave to the cave temple Dambulla,This complex of caves at Dambulla is one of the most impressive Buddhist Temples in the world. It was here that King Vattagamini Abhaya (Valagamba) took refuge in the 1st century BCE. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. Later kings made further improvements, including King Nissanka Malla who had the temple interior gilded, earning it the name of Ran Giri – Golden Rock.
Visit local vegetable market and back to the Gimanhala hotel night at there.
After breakfast the depart for Kandy, on the way enjoy the Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices at their source. Visit a spice garden, where smells of cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production and touch the nature.
Then visit Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located in close proximity to the city of Kandy, which is the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and it is the capital of central province. And also Peradeniya botanical garden is near to Mahaweli River which is the longest river in Sri Lanka. The location and the environment of the garden are matching to spend a leisure time and it is a fantastic place to attract the tourists.
Upon reaching, enjoy Kandyan Dance Show, the rich culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed during the show.
Night at Kandy Heights Inn Kandy.
After breakfast visit The Temple of the Tooth, It was built within the royal palace complex ,which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic, which is situated in the Temple of the Tooth played an important role in local politics since ancient times; it’s believed that whoever holds the Temple of the Tooth relic holds the governance of the country, which naturally caused the ancient kings to protect the Temple of the Tooth with great effort! Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings.it is UNESCO world heritage city.
Also visit for Art and craft, Gem show and gem lapidary.
After leave for Pinnawala elephant orphanage. This is a place every one that pays a visit, would go again. Because, the little jumbos will give the visitors a long lasting experience in mind. You will be witnessing baby jumbos rushing here and there in their home with the freedom they have got. They make wonderful scenery to those who have come to visit the orphanage in hundreds. A baby jumbo being bottle fed by the care takers or bathed is something that would strike the mind of any person. This has become the home for more than 60 elephant babies which had been kept alone or trapped in some kind.
Later way back to the air port.