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11 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Spend A Wonderful Holiday In Sri Lanka

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

Nature
Nature Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour

Embark on a spectacular journey across Sri Lanka - the beautiful island country in South Asia blessed with awe-inspiring landscapes, highlands, and sandy beaches. 

DAY 01

Negombo Fish Market And Sigiriya

  • Meet and greet at the airport, followed by a drive to Negombo fish market. Negombo is the second largest city in the western province.

  • Visit the fish market located near the Negombo lagoon, where fishermen offload their catch from the boats before 05:00 am. There are few wooden tables that allow them to cut and clean their catch, such as lobster, crab, prawns, tuna, and even sharks.

  • Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage: Started in 1972, the Elephant Orphanage was relocated to its the present location in 1975. Feed and bathe baby elephants at Ma Oya just in front of the orphanage.

  • Visit the ancient city of Sigiriya: The rock fortress, regarded as the eighth wonder of the ancient world, was built by King Kassapa in the 5th century A.D and was a royal citadel for more than one year. It is a complex of buildings, part-royal palace-part fortified town and water gardens, constituting a magnificent and unique architectural feat of the ancient Sinhalese.

  • Relax with Ayurveda Spa: The holistic approach to health, where body, mind, and soul are inextricably linked, seeks to balance the body’s energies to ensure good health and a feeling of well-being. A comprehensive treatment includes massage, herbal baths, oil treatment and a special diet as well as meditations, yoga, and music. Ayurveda is used to treat everything from stress to diabetes, migraine, asthma, arthritis and high blood pressure. It helps boost the immune system and may even help delay the ageing process.

  • Overnight stay at Sigiriya

DAY 02

Anicient City Of Anuradhapura or Polonnaruwa

  • Visit the Ancient City of Anuradhapura: The Mahawansa is a very important historiography of philosophy in Sri Lanka. it was made by the monk of Mahanama. According to Mahawansa, Anuradhapura was built as an inhabited country in 543 BC period of Vijaya king. However, king Pandukabaya improved this village with so many facilities in 382.BC.

  • Or Visit the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa: Mahawansa said Polonnaruwa is the second capital city in Sri Lanka. The king Parakrabahu built Polonnaruwa as his main economic centre in 1153 AD and united this motherland during that time.

  • Bullock cart ride and canoeing in Hiriwadunna lake (Night Stay at Sigiriya): Sri Lankans used bullock carts as main their transportation many years ago. These days, people can ride on these carts to reach the lake, and go for canoeing (with life jackets) as well.

  • Visit Chena (cultivated area), meet farmers and get lunch or dinner as per request.

DAY 03

Elephant ride at Habarana ( Kandy )

  • Visit the Buddhist cave temple of Dambulla - Dambulu Lena, and Swarnagiri vihara with five caves. It is located in Matale district.

  • See the statues and painting related to Buddha's life and coloured with local raw materials.

  • Visit the ancient temple of Nalanda Gedige, which is a stone Hindu temple.

  • Visit Ayurveda herbal Garden (spice road) –  Sri Lanka Spices were very important during ancient times. Greeks, Romans, and Arabs traded in these spices.

  • Overnight stay at Kandy

DAY 04

Royal Botanic Garden ( Kandy )

  • Visit Sri Lanka's largest botanical garden, located in Kandy Peradeniya. The history of this botanic garden dates as far back as 1371 AD when king Wikkrama bahu ascended the throne and kept court near Mahaweli river. Later, during the reign of King Kirthi Sri from 1747 AD to 1780 AD, this was made into a royal garden.

  • Explore Kandy downtown local market.

  • See cultural dance in the evening.

  • Visit the Tooth Relic Temple

  • Overnight stay at Kandy

DAY 05

Gem Logical Museum and workshop (Nuwara Eliya)

  • Visit Gemological Museum. Sri Lanka has a wide variety of precious stones among the world’s gem producing countries – blue sapphires, star sapphires, rubies, cat’s eye, garnets, moonstones, aquamarines, and topaz.

  • Visit handicraft workshop.

  • Explore Batik factory.

  • Visit Ramboda waterfalls - At 109m high, it is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

  • Visit tea plantations and factory.

  • Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

  • Situated at around 2000m above sea level, the place is surrounded by lush tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and the heart of the tea industry. This city with an elevation of 6200 meters is the highest in Sri Lanka. Once a pleasure retreats of the European planters the town is still very much an English town with many English style bungalows and buildings.

DAY 06

Horton Plains and Nuwara Eliya (Ella)

  • Walk along the silent plain of Horton to the "end of the world". Standing 2,000 metres high, this park consists of open grasslands interpenetrated with the umbrella-shaped mountain forest patches. The plains are of stupendous beauty and contain most of the endemic plants and animals.

  • Train Journey / Nuwara Eliya to Ella (optional). Most visitors enjoy the Sri Lankan train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. The journey with the locals is interesting with as the track runs along the hillside with waterfalls, tea field etc. Ella is a beautiful small village in Sri Lanka’s hill country. It has an almost perfect climate and occupies a very scenic vantage point. Some of the places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adam’s Peak and Bambaragala Peak. 

  • Overnight stay at Ella.



DAY 07

Buduruwagala Stone Temple (Yala)

Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka and it’s a magical archeological site. The complex consists of seven statues and the highest one is 16 meters tall. The images including Mahayana tradition. The statues date back to 10 or 9 century AD. Close to the right foot of the Buddha is a hole in the shape of an oil lamp flame; it’s rendered the history of unbelievable sculptures of Sri Lanka.

  • Yala National Park – (Night stay at Thissamaharamaya): Yala is the second largest and most famous National park, with Yala West (Ruhuna) combining a strict nature reserve with the Park.

  • Sri Lanka boasts the world’s largest population of leopards. There is a possibility to see one at this national park, along with elephants and many smaller animals like sloth bears, deer, wild boar, buffaloes, crocodiles and monkeys. Birds are in profusion too – up to 130 species.

DAY 08

Blow Hole (Mirisa, Ahangama or Hikkaduwa)

Blow Hole is located on the southern Sri Lanka Coast. The Ocean water flows underneath the shore and then comes out of this hole due to pressure. Water shoots up every minute or so and the spray is often as high as 25m - giving onlookers a sea bath on land.

  • Visit the Lighthouse at Devinuwara: The Lighthouse was built by British in 1894 at Devinuwara (Dondra edge). It is about 172 feet high from sea level and considered the largest lighthouse in southern Asia.

  • Night stay at Mirissa, Ahangama or Hikkaduwa

DAY 09

Whales and Dolphin Watching

  • Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do during your holiday. 

  • In the warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde's whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, and sometimes Killer whales, Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins.

  • Sometimes you can also see turtles and various fish species, for example, Bluefin tuna and flying fish.

DAY 10

Galle fort

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the south-east coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese. Then it was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century, from 1649 onwards.

  • Visit the Sea corals garden: The Coral Garden here is considered to be the best out of all such coral gardens found in Asia. These corals are found in various forms. 

  • Go on a River safari on Maduganga: Maadu Ganga flows across Balapitiya and is one of the rarely visited, unspoiled attractions any nature lover can find in Sri Lanka. She boasts of having a cluster of 64 small islands scattered along her path - most of which are covered with mangroves and uninhabited.

DAY 11

Air Port Transfer

  • Airport transfer depending on your flight time.

  • 925 USD Per Group (* minimum 2 person more person more discount from 5% to 25%)
  • Driver Salary.

  • Driver Accommodations.

  • Fuel.

  • Parking Tickets.

  • Guide Fee.

  • Ancient City Of Sigiriya Entrance Tickets.

  • Anuradhapura Or Polonnaruwa Tickets.

  • Royal Botanical Garden Tickets.

  • Cultural Dance Entrance Tickets.

  • Tooth Relic Temple Tickets.

  • Horton Plains Tickets.

  • From Nuwara Eliya To Ella Train Tickets.

  • Yaala Safari Ticket And Jeep.

  • Whale And Dolphin Watching Tickets.

  • River Safari Boat (Maadu River)

  • 2 or 3 Star Hotel Accommodations.

  • Umbrella.

  • 500ml/24Hr Water Per Person.

  • Free Telephone Carrier Sim Card.

  • Foods & Beverages.

  • Room Service Fees.

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

Nature
Nature Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
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USD 925
Type of Tour

Private Tour

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This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 00:00 hours.

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