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5 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Soak Up This Island Nation's Cultural Experiences

Dambulla, Habarana, Kandy, Negombo, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura

Religious
Religious Tour
Archeology
Archeology Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Soak Up this Island Nation

Tour Attractions

Sigiriya-Sri Lanka

Pack in your tour all the delights of Sri Lanka as you take on the streets, hoping from one ancient city to another hustling bustling city. Be delighted by the unadulterated spectacle of nature and wildlife and be swept off the floor by the architectural and natural wonders that this country boasts of.  

DAY 01

Negambo – Pinnawala – Sigiriya

  • Start at 9.00 am from Negombo to Pinnwalal Elephant Orphanage with your Sri Lankan driver. 

  • On the way through coconut plantations, roofing tile factories and paddy fields reach the elephant orphanage to see them in the river.

  • At 1.15 pm, see the feeding of baby elephants and leave the orphanage.

  • Drive through Kurunegala (the town surrounded with 7 rocks and the 5th ancient capital of Sri Lanka) pass Dambulla city en-route and proceed to your hotel in Sigiriya.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

DAY 02

Sigiriya-Anuradhapura

  • In the morning 8.00 am start driving towards Anuradhapura and start the city tour of the ancient city (3rd century B.C to 10th century A.D).

  • Visit Sri Maha Bodhi (the oldest tree in the world with a written history and it is a sapling from the original tree which the Buddha attained enlighten under it). 

  • Marvel at Brazen Palace followed by a visit to the Ruwanveli seya dagoba (the biggest dagoba in Sri Lanka) and then to the Thuparama Dagoba (the oldest dagoba built in the 3rd century B.C, the right colour bore of Buddha is deposited), Lankarama dagoba,

  • Soak the wonders of the Elephant Pond, Abhayagiriya Monastery Complex, World famous Samadhi Buddha statue, Twin ponds, The finest stone carving and the meaning of the Moonstone, The guard stone, Jethavanarama dagoba and museum and Isurumuniya temple (Stone carving of the Sri Lankan Romeo & Juliet).

  • After visiting the city stop for lunch in Anuradhapura and proceed to Mihintale.

  • Visit Mihintale monastery complex built in the 3rd century B.C, (the place where Buddhism was established for the first time in Sri Lanka), Ruins of an Ancient hospital, Refectory hall, Lion pond, Cobra pond, Ambastale, and Mihindu cave and then

  • Proceed to Aukana to see the highest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, in one piece of granite 13 meters in height built in the 5th century A.D. This statue was built by King Datusena while he was building the gigantic reservoir called Kala Wewa.

  • Head to Sigiriya.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

DAY 03

Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya

  • Start 8:00 am after breakfast leave the guest house to visit Polonnaruwa ancient city (10th-12th century A.D). 

  • Appreciate the artwork at Modern Museum.

  • Pause at the Samudra parikrama (gigantic reservoir made by king Parakrama the great), and marvel the Statue of King Parakrama. 

  • Scout the popular sites of the cities like Library Shrine, Palace of King Parakramabahu, the Council Chamber, The Kumara Pokuna (pond used by the royal family with the water flowing system) later during the day. 

  • Proceed to visit the Shiva temple, Thuparama shrine room and the glittering statues, Atadage, Hetadage, Vatadage, Stone book, Rankoth Vehera, Alahana monastery complex, Gal Vihare (Master peace of stone carving), Thivanka image house, Lotus pond.

  • Head to Habarana to have an Ayurveda massage or an elephant safari in the jungle, as you like. 

  • Reach Sigiriya in the evening.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya. 

DAY 04

Sigiriya-Kandy

  • Start 7:00 am and climb Sigiriya rock fortress built in the 5th century AD by King Kasyapa who was a patricide (Sigiriya Claimed as the 8th wonder in the world), see the water garden, Bolder garden, world-famous Paintings, Mirror Wall, Lion’s paws and the swimming pool on top. 

  • Return to your hotel to have breakfast.

  • After breakfast, proceed to Dambulla cave temples (Built by king Walagamba in the 1st century B.C with 22000 square feet’s of ceiling paintings). 

  • Head next to Nalanda Gedige (a temple built in the geographical centre of Sri Lanka).

  • March to Matale Aluvihare the temple (where Buddhism brought into book form in the 1st century B.C) and proceed to Kandy.

  • Attend a Cultural dancing program shown in the evening.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

DAY 05

Kandy – Colombo – Negombo

  • Start 08:30 am Visit Temple of the Tooth, Botanical garden (the best garden in Asia), Kandy city and the viewpoint.

  • Drive back to Negombo in the afternoon.  Guided tour service ends here. 

  • 950 USD Per Adult (* Budget)
  • 1150 USD Per Adult (* Middle Class)
  • 1150 USD Per Group (* 2 Persons Budget)
  • 1350 USD Per Group (* 2 Persons Middle Class)
  • 1750 USD Per Adult (* Luxury)
  • 2000 USD Per Group (* Luxury)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking Sri Lankan driver.

  • Your accommodation with breakfast and dinner.

  • Driver accommodation. 

  • Meals.

  • Fuel and taxes.

  • All entrance fees.

  • Jeep safaris.

  • Portages tips.

  • Entrance fees here not mention places.

  • Laundry charges.

  • Cultural Tour (5 Dasy /4 Nights)

Dambulla, Habarana, Kandy, Negombo, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura

Religious
Religious Tour
Archeology
Archeology Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
saji-negombo-tour-guide

Contributed By

Saji Shiran

starting from
USD 950
Type of Tour

Private or Group Tour

Departures

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

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