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10 Days History tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Explore At Archaeological Sites, Caves & Ancient Temples

Anuradhapura, Bentota, Dambulla, Ella, Galle, Habarana, Horton Plains National Park, Kandy, Matale, Mirissa, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Tissamaharama, Yala National Park

Religious
Religious Tour
Architecture
Architecture Tour
History
History Tour

Traverse this island nation with stops at famous cities. Isurumuniya, Sacred Bo Tree, Mihintale, Aukana Giant Buddha Statue, Lion’s Rock, Nalanda Gedige,  Buduruwagala Temple, Rankoth Vehera Dagoba, Ravana caves etc. are some of the major attractions that will be visited.

DAY 01

AIRPORT/ NEGOMBO

  • Visit the Negombo beach.

  • Travel to the Negombo fishing village.

  • Explore local fish markets.

Overnight stay at Negombo.

DAY 02

NEGOMBO - ANURADHAPURA

  • Visit the Anuradhapura (First capital of the island) archaeological site. Samadhi Buddha Statue, Thuparama Dagoba, Jethawanarama Dagoba, Abayagiri Dagoba, Mirisawetiya Dagoba, Somaramaya Dagoba, Twin ponds, Elephant pond, Brazen Palace, Museum, Moonstone, Guard stone etc. are some of the attractions that can be seen.

  • See the Sri Maha Bodhi (Bo Tree).

  • Visit the Isurumuniya Temple, Wessagiriya, Ran Masu Uyana park and the Ruwanweliseya Dagoba stupa.

Overnight stay at Anuradhapura.

DAY 03

ANURADHAPURA - MIHINTALE - AUKANA - HABARANA

  • Tour the Mihintale (world’s first declared sanctuary and also the cradle of the Buddhism) archaeological site. Kantaka Chetiya Dagoba, Ambasthala (Invitation Rock), Maha Seya Daboba, Monks’ Refectory & Relic House, Ancient Hospital, Assembly Hall, Naga Pokuna (Cobra Pond), Sinha Pokuna (Lion’s pond), Stairway, Caves etc. are possible attractions to see.

  • Visit the Kala wewa (Man-made Reservoir), Aukana giant Buddha Statue, ride on elephant’s back and do an Eco-tour (village tour).

Overnight stay at Habarana.

DAY 04

HABARANA - POLONNARUWA- SIGIRIYA- HABARANA

  • Tour the Polonnaruwa (Second medieval capital of Sri Lanka) archaeological site. Museum, Parakrama Samudraya tank, Pothgul Vehera, Statue of Pulasthi Rishi, Wijaya maligaya (Kings’ palace), Kumara Pokuna (Royal Bath), Raja Sabha Mandapaya, Shiwa Temples, Watadage, Heatadage, Atadage, Thuparama Image House, Nissanka Latha Mandapaya, Gal potha (Stone Book), Sath Mahal prasadaya. Lankathilaka Image House, Thiwanka Image House, Ancient Hospital Complex, Rankoth Vehera Dagoba, Kiri Vehera Dagoba, Lotus ponds etc. are other possible attractions to see.

  • Wood Carving Factory

  • Sigiriya Lion Rock (splendid fortress)

Overnight stay at Habarana.

DAY 05

HABARANA- DAMBULLA- NALANDA- MATaLE- KANDY

  • Visit the Cave temple in Dambulla.

  • Go to the Nalanda Gedige (ancient cave stone temple).

  • Visit the Spice and Herbal Garden.

  • Proceed to the Batik factory.

  • See the famous Hindu Temple at Matale.

  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

DAY 06

KANDY- PINNAWALA-PERADENIYA- KANDY

  • Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

  • Go the Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya.

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour in Kandy:

    • Gem Museum and Lapidary.

    • Upper lake drive and city tours.

    • Kandy Market/ Bazaar area.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

DAY 07

KANDY- TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC- NUWARA ELIYA

  • See the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

  • Go to the Ramboda Waterfalls.

  • Visit a tea factory & plantation and discover the small city known as “Little England”.

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 08

NUWARA ELIYA- HORTON PLAINS- JOURNEY IN TRAIN/ ELLA

  • Go to the Horton Plains National Park.

    • See the Bakers’ Falls/ Worlds’ end and also trek in the national park.

  • Do a scenic train journey to Ella (Journey in the sky).

  • Trek to the Ravana Temple & Ravana caves. 

Overnight stay at Ella.

DAY 09

ELLA/ TISSAMAHARAMA/ YALA/ KATARAGAMA

  • Begin with a trek to little Adam’s peak.

  • See the Ravana Ella waterfalls. 

    • Visit the Buduruwagala Temple.

  • Do a safari at Yala National Park.

  • See the Kataragama Temple.

Overnight stay at Kataragama.

DAY 10

KATARAGAMA- MIRISSA- GALLE- BENTOTA

  • Explore the Ussangoda archaeological site.

  • Go to the Uummanaya Blow Hole.

  • Visit the Dondra Temple.

  • See the Galle Dutch Fort.

  • Enjoy a river safari.

  • Visit the Sea Turtle hatchery and research center. 

  • Proceed to the Beach Resort or Airport.

  • 450 USD Per Adult (* Price Per Person, Six persons travelling together.)
  • Accommodation in Good Guesthouses with Daily Breakfast/ Air-conditioned / Hot & Cold water/ free Wifi or Internet facility. (Note: Our recommended Guesthouses are situated outside the city and they provide different type of services)

  • Safe Transport in an AC Vehicle from Airport to Beach Drop (Beach resort to airport transfer will provide on your request). Note: At the Horton Plains and Yala National Parks, you have to hire 4WD vehicle – Payment Direct by Clint.

  • Service of an English speaking Sri Lankan chauffeur (Your language speaking chauffeur will provide on request on availability).  

  • Welcome & assistance at the Airport on arrival.

  • Fullest care and special attention.

  • Entrance tickets and Paying activities in sites/ national parks etc. (You can pay directly)

  • Transport in the Horton Plains and Yala National Parks where you have to hire a 4WD vehicle.

  • Lunch and dinner in the package.

  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, Camera permits (where necessary).

  • Anuradhapura archeological site, Isurumuniya ancient temple, Sacred Bo Tree in Anuradhapura, Mihintale ancient temple, Aukana giant Buddha Statue, Polonnaruwa archeological site, Sigiriya Lion’s Rock, Cave temple in Dambulla, Nalanda Gedige, Kandy Temple, Elephants Orphanage in Pinnawala, Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya, Cultural Dance Show, Horton Plains National Park, Train Journey, Yala National Park, Sea Turtle Hatchery & research center in Kosgoda, and many more.


Anuradhapura, Bentota, Dambulla, Ella, Galle, Habarana, Horton Plains National Park, Kandy, Matale, Mirissa, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Tissamaharama, Yala National Park

Religious
Religious Tour
Architecture
Architecture Tour
History
History Tour
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Contributed By

Rashminda Jayasinghe

starting from
USD 450