6 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Get The Full Cultural Experience
Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Matale
Head out to explore the rock fortress and its 'Heavenly Maidens', cave temple, Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Mt. Pidurutalagala, tea plantation & factory, Temple of the Tooth Relic, and more. With the help of the Sri Lankan tour guide, this tour will be fun-filled.
Airport/Sigiriya (152 Kms/4 hrs)
On arrival, you will be met by the representative and transfer you from the airport to Sigiriya.
Overnight stay at Sigiriya/Dambulla/Kandalama.
Highlights - Sigiriya rock
Enjoy breakfast at a hotel in Sigiriya.
Climb Sigiriya rock fortress that is 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 cleanse forest. The rock was the innermost hold of the 70 hectares equipped 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 in earth pigments on plaster.
Overnight stay at Sigiriya /Dambulla / Kandalama.
Sigiriya/Dambulla/Matale/Kandy (90 Kms/4 Hrs)
Highlights - Dambulla cave temple, Matale temples, Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center, a gem museum, Kandy lake, a lapidary and Temple of the tooth
Have breakfast at a hotel in Sigiriya.
Transfer from Sigiriya to Dambulla. Dambulla rock temple was constructed by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.
Journey from Dambulla to Matale.
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is well known for. Here, clients can see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed.
Witness a Cookery show.
Proceed from Matale to Kandy.
Overnight stay at Kandy.
Kandy/Peradeniya/Tea Plantation/Nuwara Eliya (77 Kms/3 hrs)
Highlights - Peradeniya botanical garden, wonderful greenish diversity of trees, plants and flowers, Mackwoods tea factory, Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet), refreshing mountain and one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia
Consume breakfast at a hotel in Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions 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 center, a gem museum and a lapidary.
Explore the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Transfer from Kandy to Peradeniya Botanical Garden, which was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was extended by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides a wonderful greenish diversity of trees, plants, and flowers.
Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is being produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also observe how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Travel from Tea Plantation to Nuwara Eliya, Visit Nuwara Eliya, which because of its refreshing mountain climate and panorama, is Sri Lanka's most well-known hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing a major share of the world s best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
Highlights – Kitulgala (main location where the Oscar-winning movie Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed)
Eat breakfast at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kitulgala. The Kelani River (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar-winning movie Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. On the hill above this town, a primitive cave was recently discovered containing large middens of shells from some unknown heritage civilization.
Head out from Kitulgala to Colombo.
Overnight stay at Colombo.
Colombo/Airport (40 Kms/1 Hr)
Highlights - Pettah bazaar, Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall (BMICH), 100 years old clock tower and several colonial buildings during the British period
Consume breakfast at the hotel in Colombo.
Do a city tour of Colombo. Colombo is like many capital cities in developing countries as fast as changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world beauty is being sustained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings.
Other places of interest are 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) - an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.
Transfer from Colombo to the airport.
Accommodation in standard room on 3* Hotel twin sharing basis.
Meals as per program BB
Transportation by air-conditioned car or van as per program.
Service of English speaking Sri Lankan tour guide
01 lt bottle of Mineral water per person per day
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.
Temple of the Tooth Relic Kandy USD 10
National Museum Kandy USD 12
Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya USD 13
Ancient City of Sigiriya USD 30
Dambulla cave temples USD 15
Horton Plains USD 20
Kandy Dance Show (dance show in Kandy) USD05
Dehiwala Zoo USD20
Hot Air Ballooning (Ballooning) USD300
Boat Ride (Bentota) (Safari on the boat) USD20
White Water Rafting (Rafting Kelaniya) USD35
Diving in Hikkaduwa (dive instructor in Hikkaduwa) USD65
Sea Fishing in Negombo (sea fishing with a professional) USD50
Lunch and dinner throughout trip
Video and camera permits.
Expenses of a personal nature.
The seasonable supplement is not included.
Any other services not specified in "What's included" section.
Hotel rooms depend on the availability of travel time.
Price calculated by currency exchange issued by Sri Lanka central bank and it will be changed due to government rules and regulations.
Cost for entrance places will be changed due to government rules.
Includes and excludes depend on customers request.
Perahera, Cricket, Season and Peak supplement are not included.
In this cultural tour, explore the Sigiriya rock, Dambulla cave temple, Matale temples, visit the Kandy town and bazaar, Peradeniya botanical garden, Mt. Pidurutalagala, Nuwara Eliya, Kitulgala & other significant sights in Colombo.
Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Matale
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