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18 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Road Trip Around Sri Lanka's Cultural Hot Spots

Anuradhapura, Bentota, Colombo, Dambulla, Ella, Galle, Habarana, Hikkaduwa, Kandy, Mirissa, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Yala National Park

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Road Trip Around Sri Lanka

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Experience Sri Lanka's vibrant culture at its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Embark on a road trip that will take you from ancient cities and temples to the golden beaches. 

DAY 01

Arrival in negombo

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    Check into hotel in Negombo. Negombo is known as 'Little Rome'. 7% of Sri Lanka's total population (21 million) follow Christianity and most of them live in the Negombo area. More than 50 churches can be seen in and around this city.

  • Sightseeing in Negombo, in the evening or afternoon. 

  • Overnight stay at Negombo.

DAY 02

Arrival in Anuradhapura

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    Transfer from Negombo hotel to Anuradhapura, the 1st capital of Sri Lanka.

  • In the evening, we will visit Mihintale, the place where Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka.

  • Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

DAY 03

Day 2 in Anuradhapura

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    Leisure time in the morning.

  • Visit the Ancient / Sacred City in the evening.

  • Overnight stay at Anuradhapura.

DAY 04

Transfer to Sigiriya / Habarana

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    Transfer to Sigiriya for Anuradhapura hotel, after breakfast.

  • ClimbSigirya / Lion’s Rock in the evening

  • Overnight stay at Sigiriya / Habarana.

DAY 05

Day 2 in Sigiriya / Habarana

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    After an early breakfast, leave for Polonnaruwa (2nd Capital of Sri Lanka).

  • Visit the ancient city in the morning & leave for Sigiriya in the evening.  

  • Enjoy activities like village tour, wood carving factories etc in Sigiriya.

  • Overnight stay at Sigiriya / Habarana.

DAY 06

Transfer to Kandy

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    After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Kandy (The last Capital/Kingdom of Sri Lanka).

  • En-route visit Dambulla Cave Temples, and Spice & Herbs Garden. See and learn about spices and herbs available in Sri Lanka.

  • Visit Nalanda Gedige

  • In the evening, visit the Temple of Tooth in Kandy.

  • Overnight stay at Kandy.

DAY 07

Visit the Elephants in Kandy

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    After breakfast, leave for a day excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

  • In the evening, travel back to Kandy to watch popular cultural dance show.

  • Overnight stay in Kandy.

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DAY 08

Transfer to Nuwara Eliya

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    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Nuwara Eliya.

  • En-route, visit tea plantations and factories including the first tea factory in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan tea, known as Ceylon tea is very popular across the world. Scenic viewpoints and waterfalls will also be visible en-route.

  • Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 09

Scenic Train Ride to Ella

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    After breakfast, leave for city tour of Nuwara Eliya.

  • In the afternoon, catch a train for a scenic ride to Ella.

  • Overnight stay in Ella.

DAY 10

Ella City Tour

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    Sightseeing in and around Ella.

  • Visit Little Adams Peak, Ella Gap, Nine Arch Bridge etc

  • Overnight stay in Ella.

DAY 11

Transfer to Yala National Park

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    After breakfast in Ella, leave for Yala.

  • Visit Buduruwagala Temple, en-route

  • Safari at the park, in the evening.

  • Overnight stay in Yala.

DAY 12

Transfer to Mirissa

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    After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Mirissa.

  • En-route, visit Blow Hole, Wewurukannala Buddhist Temple, Matara City etc

  • Overnight stay in Mirissa.

DAY 13

Dolphin Watching in Mirissa

  • Early morning Blue whale and Dolphin watching tour.

  • In the evening, relax on the beach.

  • Overnight stay in Mirissa.

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DAY 14

Transfer to Hikkaduwa

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    Leave for Hikkaduwa.

  • En-route, visit the Galle Fort in Galle.

  • Overnight stay at Hikkaduwa.

DAY 15

Day at Hikkaduwa Beach

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    Relax on the beach.

  • Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa.

DAY 16

Bentota Tour

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    Transfer to Bentota.

  • En-route, visit a Natural Moonstone Mine and Tsunami Monuments.

  • Boat safari at Madu River, the last remaining Mangrove Forest in Sri Lanka.

  • Visit a Turtle farm.

  • Overnight stay in Bentota.

DAY 17

Beach Day in Bentota

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    Relax on the beach.

  • Overnight stay in Bentota.

DAY 18

Transfer to Colombo Airport

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    Visit Colombo City en-route.

  • Transfer to airport according to flight time.

  • 1800 USD Per Group (* Quote is for 2pax Maximum.)
  • Private air-conditioned 4 seaters Toyota KDH Hiace Luxury minivan + rear space for heavy luggage. 

  • Tourist chauffeur/guide service for the entire tour.

  • Fuel for the entire tour.

  • US$ 4000 Passenger Insurance per person.

  • Govt. Taxes/VAT.

  • Standard BB accommodation facilities for 14 nights with breakfast only. 

  • Drivers meals & lodging charges.

  • Train tickets.

  • Any toll fees.

  • Guest lunch/dinner meals & beverage charges.

  • Entrance fees at all sites as per given itinerary.

  • Safari tickets, fees for whales watching etc.

  • Tipping.

Anuradhapura, Bentota, Colombo, Dambulla, Ella, Galle, Habarana, Hikkaduwa, Kandy, Mirissa, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Yala National Park

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