Heritage Tour- 06 Days 05 Nights
Heritage Tour covers the most important heritage & cultural attractions in Sri Lanka. You will explore the “Cultural Triangle” of Sri Lanka in this tour and it includes the historic ‘Anuradhapura Ancient City’, ‘Polonnaruwa Medieval Capital’ & ‘Kandy City’. Each site is enriched by fascinating ancient temples, ancient Buddhist monasteries, ruins of ancient palaces, citadels & other historical buildings. Cultural show in Kandy will give you the understanding of the cultural beliefs of Sri Lankans. Apart from exploring Heritage & cultural values of the country, but also your trip will cover the breathtaking landscapes of the country including an enjoyable & adventurous Minneriya Safari trip see Asian wild elephants. Heritage Tours in Sri Lanka
Air Port pick up & Overnight stay in Negombo
You will be welcomed & picked up by our chauffer guide from Colombo International airport & transfer to Negombo for your first night stay. Ayurvedic and Yoga Tours Sri Lanka
Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city is an ideal and liberal place with luxury, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country’s main international airport and also to Colombo city. The 100 km long canal network running through the city is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes. Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Negombo is also home to the country’s second-largest fish market, also locally famous as being called the “Lellama (Lel-La-Ma)”, at the north end of the town’s lagoon. There are daily fish auctions, which give tourists a chance to meet the area’s fishermen, buy fish and even organize fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond.
* Overnight stay at Heritance Negombo Hotel, Negombo. Ayurvedic and Yoga Tours Sri Lanka
Explore the greatest Ancient City of Anuradhapura
After Breakfast and leave for Anuradhapura Ancient City. Anuradhapura is the birthplace of Sinhala civilization & one of the world’s largest archeological sites. It is considered as the greatest monastic city of the ancient world, & was founded in the 5th century BC.
Do the ancient tour of Anuradhapura. Visit all major highlights of the Ancient city of Anuradhapura.
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* Overnight stay at Forest Rock Garden Hotel, Anuradhapura
Visit the Cradle of Buddhist Civilization of Sri Lanka -“Mihintale” & Explore the Medieval Capital of the country “Polonnaruwa”
After Breakfast and leave for visit the Mihintale Rock temple. Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.
Then travel to Polonnaruwa and visit the Polonnaruwa Cultural site. Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to the 13th century AD. This ancient city is today one of the most beautiful centers of this island’s cultural heritage. In its prime, the city, inside it’s 3½ miles strong encircling walls, housed hundreds of thousands of people.
* Overnight stay at EKHO Lake House, Polonnaruwa
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Ancient Wonder-” Sigiriya Lion Rock” & Evening Jeep Safari tour of Minneriya National Park
Check out from the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya. Explore the 8th wonder of the ancient world “Sigiriya Lion Rock”
Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Heritage Tours in Sri Lanka
After exploring the Sigiriya Lion rock, you will have a private Jeep Safari tour to Minneriya National Park which is well known for the large herds of Wild Elephants. Apart from elephants, spotted deer, crocodiles, bird species and reptiles can be spotted in Minneriya National Park
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* Overnight stay at Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya Heritage Tours in Sri Lanka
Fascinating Golden Rock Temple (Dambulla Cave Temple) & Temple of the Tooth. The Night in the Last Kingdom of Ancient Sri Lanka – ‘Kandy’
Next day Breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kandy via Dambulla and Matale. En-route visits the Golden rock temple. Golden Rock is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century .BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha’s previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place.
Then travel to Kandy visit the Matale spice garden.
In Kandy visit the Temple of the Tooth. View a cultural dance in evening. Kandy – The Last seat of the Sinhala Kings, is a very popular destination for visitors from home and abroad.
* Overnight stay at The Golden Crown Hotel, Kandy Heritage Tours in Sri Lanka
Transfer to the airport on time for the flight, En-route you will have a city tour in Colombo
Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. Colombo has a population of 555,031 in the city limits. It is the financial center of the island and a popular tourist destination.
Do a City tour of Colombo before you flight back home- Visit & cover all major highlights of Colombo. Heritage Tours in Sri Lanka
- Air Conditioned Private Car / Family Van / Mini Coach or Luxury Bus
- 4 stars & 5 stars Hotels & Resorts on Bed & Breakfast basis
- English / German speaking Professional Friendly Guides
- All Costs related to all tour excursions, Entrance fees of all UNESCO Heritage sites, Safari Jeep and other mentioned all tour activities are included
- Unlimited mineral water bottles for the entire tour
- Unlimited mileage throughout your tour
- All Government taxes & tariffs are included
- No Additional Charges
- Additional meals & beverages outside of the booked meal plan
- Visas & Flight Bookings
- Expenses of personal nature
- Tips & Portage
* What to Pack for Sri Lanka
- Proper Hand Sanitizers & Face Masks
- Sun Creams
- Hat or a cap
- Slippers, Sandals , Jelly Flats
- Camera, memory cards & spare batteries
- Hiking Shoes
- Rain Jacket
- Back Pack & a Day Pack
- Warm Weather Clothes
- Sun Glasses
- Bathing Suit
- Mosquito Spray
- Sarong or wraparound skirt
- Travel Diary or a travel book
Hotels & Resorts on tour
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