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3 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Feel The Charm Of This Island Nation In The Indian Ocean

Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Pinnawala, Sigiriya

Archeology Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour

 Take a short tour of iconic sites such as Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, Temple Of The Tooth Relic, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens along with stops at a spice garden, wood carving factory, gem museum and Batik factory. Don't forget to witness a cultural show with Sri Lankan dances and the fire walking display.

DAY 01

airport / Dambulla or habarana

  • Arrive at the airport. “Ayubowan” is the traditional way of saying Welcome. You will be given a warm welcome as you come out of the airport by our representative, your very first taste of Sri Lankan hospitality along with a gleaming smile known and famous worldwide, who will accompany you throughout your tour in Sri Lanka.  

  • Start your journey with the transfer to Habarana. 

  • On the way, make a stop to visit The Dambulla Rock Cave Temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at Dambulla or Habarana 

DAY 02

dambulla or habarana / kandy

  • After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Sigiriya which is a World Heritage Site and according to inscriptions found in the caves the area was a religious retreat as far back as the 3rd Century BC, but came to light in the 5th Century AD after the rebel King made Sigiriya his stronghold and built a palace on top of the 200 meter high massive rock outcrop. The name Sigiriya is derived from the huge lion (Sinha) structure built halfway up the rock (Giriya). 

  • On completion proceed to Kandy.   

  • Make a few technical stops at Matale to visit a Spice Garden, Wood Carving Factory and a Batik Factory. 

  • Kandy is a World Heritage Site and was the last Capital and stronghold of the Sri Lankan Kings until the British took over the whole island in the year 1815. Kandy is one of the most sacred sites for the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and the world over as it houses the Sacred tooth relic of the Buddha, at the temple known as “Dalada Maligawa.” Today Kandy is the Center of Buddhism. Kandy also is popular for Arts and Craft, Sri Lankan Dancing, Music and Culture. 

  • Do a City Tour of Kandy and Drive around the Bogambara (Kandy) lake, upper lake, and the busy streets.

  • Visit the Gem Museum

  • Late evening, witness a Cultural Show featuring the various dance types of the country which will end with a fire-walking performance.

  • Visit the “Dalada Maligawa” on time to witness the Pooja (Ceremony) where you could see the outer most casket of seven which enshrines the Sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. 

  • Check into the hotel and the evening will be at leisure.  

Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

DAY 03

kandy / peradeniya / pinnawela / beach stay hotel

  • After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Peradeniya.  

  • Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens which is of 147 acres in land extent, attracts over 2 million visitors annually and is 460 meters above sea level. The garden includes more than 4000 plants from all over the world, extensive well-kept lawns and pavilion. The Cannonball tree planted by King George V and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom in 1901, the Giant Java Fig Tree and the Orchid House is of interest to any visitor to the gardens. 

  • Proceed to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was established in 1975 to take care of the orphaned or injured elephants in the wild. It became a nursery, orphanage and more importantly a captive breeding ground for the elephants. Pinnawela has the largest captive herd of elephants in the world. It is a wonderful sight to see these elephants being given a bath by the caretakers of the orphanage in the nearby river.  

 On completion you will be transferred to a beach resort of your choice, up to Galle in the South or Chilaw in the North West or you may pick a resort in the Maldives (Airport transfer included). 

  • 350 USD Per Adult (* Please ask for price)
  • Shared or twin accommodation in one Double room on Half Board Basis (Dinner and Breakfast)  

  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary - Sigiriya Rock Fortress / Dambulla Rock Cave Temple / Temple Of The Tooth Relic / Peradeniya Botanical Gardens / Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage / Cultural Performance.  

  • The services of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide in an air-conditioned private car as per the itinerary from arrival to departure. 

  • Technical visits to batik Factory, wood carving center, arts and crafts center and gem museum. 

  • Air fare to/from Sri Lanka, Visa charges, Personal travel insurance. 

  • Optional tours / activities not mentioned above.

  • Personal expenditure of any nature. 

  • Lunch / Extras with meals.

  • Breakfast on arrival day / Dinner on departure (3rd) day. 

  • The rate US$350 is per person.

  • Accommodation in 4 or 3 Star Hotels on Half Board Basis (Dinner and Breakfast). 

  • Prices are subject to change depending on the period of travel.  

Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Pinnawala, Sigiriya

Archeology Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour

Contributed By

Devan Samantha

starting from
USD 350
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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