- Start Date04/01/2021
- TypeGuided Tours
- LocationSri Lanka
- Departure CityCOLOMBO
- End CityCOLOMBO
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 8 days 7 nights
Contemporary culture in Sri Lanka comes from the notable sanctuaries, royal residences, and cloisters raised from the shorelines to the peaks spreading the nation over. Your 8-day Sri Lanka Cultural Trip takes you along a path of revelation, getting a charge out of the brilliant qualities of the scene and the wonders of safeguarded convention. Your flight lands at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Your private exchange welcomes you at customs and escorts you on an early on beautiful drive to Kandy. In the wake of subsiding into your lodging, you appreciate a night at the Temple of the Tooth, seeing a remarkable move and drum appear before taking an interest in a night parade to see the Buddha’s tooth.
The following morning, you meander through the grounds of the Peradeniya Botanical Garden before visiting the dazzling Dambulla Temple. The old caverns contain frescoes, wall paintings, and Buddha sculptures. Keep on kandalama Reservoir for a sumptuous encounter ignoring the water’s edge. At that point, you start with a morning game drive to see the rich avifauna of the district. Take to the level at Sigiriya to investigate the sensational castle and religious community complex enhancing the summit before proceeding to Anuradhapura. Your private visit drives you through the old city justification for a vivid investigation of the past and its impact on the present.
Travel close to the antiquated remains of the Ceylon realm. Your private exchange drives you to Polonnaruwa for your private visit before wandering on a customary angling vessel over the waters of the Parakrama Samudraya supply. You travel to Minneriya Wildlife Reserve for an entire day game drive scanning for elephants, spotted deer, and sloth bears. You come back to the capital of Sri Lanka at Colombo, meandering through the collectibles and ancient rarities in plain view in the National Museum. On the last day, your private exchange welcomes you at the inn and escorts you to Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight home.
- Enjoy a private game drive through the scene of Minneriya Wildlife Reserve looking for elephants, panthers, sloth bears, and wild bison
- Discover the old underlying foundations of Sri Lankan culture when visiting the safeguarded Ceylon capital at Anuradhapura
- Relish the rich natural life associated with the contemporary culture of the island country when flying creature viewing at Kandalama Wewa
- Traverse the precarious flight of stairs prompting the summit of Sigiriya rock fortification, finding amazing wall paintings and a noteworthy royal residence on the level
- Witness a striking Kandyan Dance and Drum execution for a great showcase of development and music
- Wander through the antiquated cavern sanctuaries of the Dambulla complex to see old wall paintings and enamoring sculptures associated with Buddhist convention
- Ride a conventional angling vessel over the Parakrama Samudraya repository for an interesting point of view of the water and shoreline
- View the position of authority of the last lord of Sri Lanka while visiting the National Museum in Colombo
- Audio guide
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
- Private tour
- Professional guide
- Special activities
- Transport by air-conditioned
DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN COLOMBO AND TRANSFER TO KANDY – AN EDUCATIONAL STARTER
Arrive Colombo, meet assist at the airport & straight transfer to Kandy hotel. Kandy – a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants. Night stay in Kandy.
DAY 02 - KANDY TO KANDALAMA – INFLUENTIAL PHILOSOPHY
After breakfast city tour of Kandy. including Temple of tooth relic, Royal Botanical garden, Kandy lake. Afternoon depart by surface to Kandalama. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Kandalama.
DAY 03 - KANDALAMA TO ANURADHAPURA – WITH ELEGANT BIRDS AND A ROCK FORT
After breakfast depart by surface to Anuradhapura. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Anuradhapura.
DAY 04 – IN ANURADHAPURA – DISCOVERING THE ORIGINS OF A CULTURE
After breakfast city tour of Anuradhapura. Night stay in Anuradhapura.
DAY 05 - ANURADHAPURA TO POLONNARUWA – HOLY HISTORICAL LIVES
After breakfast depart by surface to Polonnaruwa. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Polonnaruwa.
DAY 06 – IN POLONNARUWA – WITNESSING THE MAJESTIC ELEPHANTS
After breakfast city tour of Polonnaruwa. Night stay in Polonnaruwa.
DAY 07 - POLONNARUWA TO COLOMBO – COMING BACK TO THE CAPTAL
After breakfast depart by surface to Colombo. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Colombo – the trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient. Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. The original traders and settlers - the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city - a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, , the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre. Night stay in Colombo.
DAY 08 – DEPART COLOMBO – LEAVING WITH THE SPIRIT OF SRI LANKA
In time transfer to airport to your flight for your onward destination.
How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.