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5 Days History tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Behold The Abundance Of Cultural Heritage

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

Archeology
Archeology Tour
History
History Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour

Get amazed by the intriguing relics of Buddhist kingdoms, including rock fortresses and old temples where you can see traditional ceremonies being performed. Also, take a walk in lush greenery and meet the lovely elephants of Pinnawala orphanage. 

DAY 01

AIRPORT – DAMBULLA/ HABARANA

  • Ayubowan (May you live long!). The friendly Sri Lanka driver-guide will welcome you and then you will be transferred to Cultural Triangle, located not far from the airport so you can relax after a long journey.

DAY 02

POLONNARUWA – HABARANA - SIGIRIYA

  • After breakfast at the hotel, visit Polonnaruwa. This ancient city is rich in monasteries, and Buddhist remains of old kingdoms. The most interesting of all would be the ‘Gal Vihara’, meaning the Rock Temple.

  • In the afternoon, visit one of Asia’s most spectacular cultural sites the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Only the fit and adventurous will be able to climb the summit, but all can enjoy the ancient ruins and wonderful sights near the base and on a half hike. It's home to water gardens, frescoes and ancient graffiti.

Overnight stay in Dambulla / Habarana

DAY 03

DAMBULLA – MATALE- KANDY

  • After breakfast, depart to the cultural tri-angle at the Centre of the island in the morning.

  • Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage site and the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka.

  • Transfer to Kandy with your Sri Lanka tour guide.

  • On the way to Kandy, visit Matale Aluvihare Temple where Buddhist doctrines were first documented on Ola leaves on 1st century after passing through orally from generation to generation and visit Spice Garden at Matale.

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, The Temple of the Tooth. See famous Blue & Star sapphires are mined cut and polished using traditional methods.

  • End the day enjoying a culture show in Kandy.

  • It’s also worthy to tour around Kandy, beautiful lake, colourful streets, colonial architecture, museums, arts and crafts workshop, oriental market place and a bazaar.

  • Stay overnight in Kandy.

DAY 04

PERADENIYA – PINNAWALA- Negombo

  • After a good breakfast at the hotel, visit Peradeniya Botanical garden at Peradeniya in the morning which is well-known for its collection of over 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.

  • Continue to the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandbaby elephants born in the same location.

  • Later, Depart to Negombo.

  • Stay overnight in Negombo.

DAY 05

NEGOMBO – AIRPORT

  • Get transferred to the Katunayake Int. Airport. You can relax in the morning at your hotel, refresh and prepare to leave Sri Lanka or an extended stay can also be arranged.

  • 450 USD Per Adult
  • Both airport transfers and transportation in an air-conditioned car/van/bus.

  • English speaking Sri Lankan driver from arrival to departure.

  • Sri Lankan guide fees - where necessary.

  • Accommodation in the economy, 2,3,4 and 5-star level hotels, air-conditioned share rooms with attached toilets.

  • All breakfast (Option to upgrade to dinners at the rate of $8 a night for 3 Star).

  • Tickets for a train journey in luxury compartment (Subject to availability of the tickets on confirmation of the tour by client).

  • All vehicle expenses including petrol, tolls, road tall taxes, parking fees and driver’s accommodation and meals.

  • Flight tickets

  • Entrance fees

  • Elephant back safari to Habarana jungle.

  • Visit a rural village and experience Sri Lanka’s calm rural village life. This is a beautiful setting where the villagers go about their daily lives with the greatest respect to nature. Get into a bumpy cattle-drawn bullock cart ride pass.

  • Nature walk at Udawatta Kele Sanctuary.

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

Archeology
Archeology Tour
History
History Tour
Sightseeing
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