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12 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Experience The Rich Culture And Golden Beaches

Colombo, Dambulla, Hikkaduwa, Kandy, Negombo, Sigiriya, Beruwala

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Experience the Rich Culture and Golden Beaches

golden cave temple

Dambulla-Sri Lanka

From Negombo to Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Hikkaduwa, Beruwala & Colombo, tour the island nation of Sri Lanka and experience its fascinating culture, splendid nature and relaxed lifestyle. 

DAY 01


Highlights - Negombo leisure beach, Dutch Fort in Negombo and water sports

  • On this day of the tour, you will be welcomed by our tour representative. Then you will be transferred to Negombo. 

  • On your Way to Negombo, you can observe the lifestyle of Sri Lankan people. It might be a small distance but you will learn a lot from it.

  • Once you reach the hotel, you can go to the beach and enjoy some fresh air. 

  • Relax whole day.

  • Overnight stay at Negombo.

DAY 02


Highlights - Dambulla rock temple, Iron Wood Forest, and Rose Quartz Mountain

  • In the morning, after enjoying a yummy breakfast at the hotel in Negombo, we will proceed to Dambulla - famous for Dambulla Rock Temple which dates back to the 1st-century b.c.

  • This temple was constructed by King Walagambahu and today stands as a renowned World Heritage Site. You are sure to be awestruck by these impressive cave temples of Sri Lanka. The temple's complex has five caves adorned with more than 2000 sq. m of painted walls and ceilings. Hence, the temple owns the reputation of being the largest area of paintings found around the world. This beautiful temple comprises of over 150 Buddha images of which the largest is the giant structure of the Buddha carved out of a rock. 

  • Overnight stay at  Dambulla.

DAY 03


Highlights - Sigiriya rock and Sigiriya Museum

  • Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel.

  • Climb Sigiriya rock fortress, a world heritage site constructed by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD) in the 5th century. The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the dense forest. The rock was the innermost behold of the 70-hectare town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock.

  • Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a protected pocket of the rock approached by a curved stairway. These frescoes are painted with earth pigments on plaster. 

  • Overnight stay at Dambulla.

DAY 04


Highlights - Visit the Temple of the tooth, Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum, Kandy lake and a lapidary

  • In the morning enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel in Dambulla.

  • After that, you will be taken to Kandy. Kandy was the previous capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures a vision of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. The Kandy Lake was constructed by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798.

  • Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also, visit the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a cultural show. 

  • Overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy.

DAY 05


Highlights - White sandy beach, glass-bottom boat travel and water sports

  • After delicious breakfast at Hotel in Kandy, you will be taken to Hikkaduwa.

  • Hikkaduwa is a famous beach destination with excellent cuisine, good accommodations, a stunning coral reef and white sandy beaches. Water sports and related activities are also a popular feature.

  • Well endowed with a variety of underwater species, the Coral Sanctuary is a magnificent reef bursting with life. It is a haven for divers and swimmers as it provides water activities like snorkelling, diving and more. The glass-bottom boats are a popular attraction for the spectacular view of the coral reefs.

  • Overnight stay at Hikkaduwa.

DAY 06


Highlights -Tsunami Memorial and BBQ night

  • Breakfast at a Hotel in Hikkaduwa.

  • The whole day at leisure in Hikkaduwa. 

  • Overnight stay at Hikkaduwa.

DAY 07


Highlights - Turtle Farm and Madu River

  • Breakfast at a Hotel in Hikkaduwa. 

  • The whole day at leisure in Hikkaduwa. 

  • Overnight stay at Hikkaduwa.

DAY 08


Highlights - Waterskiing, Banana boating, fishing and Jet skiing

  • After breakfast at the hotel in Hikkaduwa, proceed to Beruwala for Waterskiing, Banana boating, fishing & Jet skiing. Waterskiing, banana boating and jet skiing can also be enjoyed in the calm water of the Beruwala River and these fun activities offer excitement for all ages and any skill level. 

  • Dinner and overnight stay at Beruwala.

DAY 09


    Highlights - Beruwala leisure Beach and visit Beruwala fishing harbour.
  • On this day, you can swim or fight with the waves in the sea. You can unwind on the beach, gazing at the spectacular vistas of the sea blending with the multi-hued skies. 

  • Overnight stay at Hotel in Beruwala.

DAY 10


Highlights - Watersports

  • Breakfast at a Hotel in Beruwala. 

  • The whole day at leisure Beruwala. 

  • Overnight stay at Beruwala.

DAY 11


Highlights - Pettah bazaar, 100 years old clock tower and several colonial buildings from the British period, National Museum, Independence Square,  Hindu and a Buddhist temple and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)

  • After having your breakfast at the hotel in Beruwala, you will be transferred to  Colombo.

  • Take a city tour of Colombo. Colombo, like many capital cities in developing countries, is as fast at changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world beauty is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several colonial buildings from the British Period.

  • The Pettah bazaar where one can shop for a bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the rich, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) - a gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.

  • Overnight stay at Colombo.

DAY 12


  • Breakfast at Hotel in Colombo. 

  • Transfer to airport to board flight for your onward journey.

  • 978 USD Per Adult (* Tour Based On 2 People)
  1. Accommodation in standard room in 3* Hotel - twin sharing basis.

  2. Meals as per program - BB

  3. Transportation by air-conditioned car or van as per program. 

  4. Service of English speaking tour guide  

  5. 01 lt  bottle of Mineral  water per  person/day

  1. Temple of the Tooth Relic Kandy USD 10

  2. National Museum Kandy USD 12

  3. Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya USD 13

  4. Ancient City of Sigiriya USD 30

  5. Dambulla cave temples USD 15

  6. Hortain Plains USD 20

  7. Kandy dance Show (dance show in Kandy) USD05

  8. Dehiwala Zoo USD20

  9. Hot Air Ballooning (Ballooning) USD300

  10. Boat Ride (Bentota) ( Safari on the boat ) USD20

  11. White Water Rafting (Rafting Kelaniya) USD35

  12. Diving in Hikkaduwa (dive instructor in Hikkaduwa) USD65

  13. Sea Fishing in Negombo (sea fishing with a professional) USD50

  14. Lunch and Dinner throughout trip 

  15. Video and Camera permits.

  16. Expenses of a personal nature.

  17. The seasonable supplement is not included.

  18. Any other services not specified in the "What's included" section.

  • Hotel  room depends on availability at travel time

  • Price calculated by currency exchange issued by Sri Lanka Central Bank. It could change due to government rules and regulations

  • Cost for entrance to places could change according to government rules.

  • Inclusions and exclusions depend on customers request.

  • Perahera, Cricket Season and Peak supplements are not included.

Child Policy:

  • A child between 2- 12 years sharing with 2 adults, with an extra bed, will be charged at 70% on the per person sharing double rate.

  • Child between 2- 12 years without an extra bed, will be charged at 50% on the per person sharing double rate.

  • Child below 2 years will be complimentary

  • Peak season supplements are not applicable.

Details of Cancellation Charges: If booking Cancelled before -

  • 15 days – 10 % of the tour cost.

  • 7 days - 50 % of the tour cost.

  • 5 days - 100 % of the tour cost.

Colombo, Dambulla, Hikkaduwa, Kandy, Negombo, Sigiriya, Beruwala

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