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5 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Plan A Island Mini Tour

Colombo, Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Kandy, Matale

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Plan a Island Mini Tour

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya-Sri Lanka

See why this Sri Lanka Mini Tour itinerary is ideal for anyone planning a short holiday to this stunning island nation. Experience Sri Lanka’s historical UNESCO sites, culture, wildlife & beach.

DAY 01

AIRPORT / DAMBULLA

  • On arrival, meet & greet at the airport and transfer to hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya. 

  • Check-in to the hotel and relax to recover from the jet lag.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya.

DAY 02

SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS / MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK JEEP SAFARI

  • Eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. 

  • In the afternoon, go for a thrilling jeep safari at Minneriya National Park. 

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya.

DAY 03

DAMBULLA ROCK CAVE TEMPLE / MATALE / KANDY

  • Wake up for breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. The largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, the rock from which the caves were carved towers 160 meters (520ft) over the surrounding plains. A total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses also stand in the site.

  • Continue your journey to the hill capital of Kandy. Eminent as the centre of Buddhism and the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom.

  • En route, visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Gardens are open to visitors, a delightful place to stroll in fragrant greenery and learn about nutmeg, pepper vines, clove trees and curry, cinnamon and the precious cardamom, a relative of ginger. It grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand.

  • Enjoy a traditional cultural dance performance which is a vibrant and unique fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. The highlight of the show is definitely the fire walking show, where the artists walk through a specially prepared fire pit, roughly 8 feet by 3 feet covered with red-hot charcoal, completely barefoot.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.

DAY 04

KANDY / NEGOMBO

  • Rise up for breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic, for the morning ceremony; the stunning 17th century Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself.This precious relic attracts white-clad pilgrims, bearing lotus blossoms and frangipani, every day.

  • Make a sightseeing tour of Kandy by visiting the upper lake, oriental market place, and a bazaar.

  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, at Peradeniya, the largest of Sri Lanka’s botanical gardens displaying over 4 000 different species of plants and regarded amongst the most superior in Asia.The focal points include the superb Orchid collection and a mighty avenue of Royal Palm [sensitive content]addition to a plethora of flowering plants, there is also an extensive collection of medicinal plants and spices which can be spotted on your meander across the gardens.

  • Leave for Negombo.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.

DAY 05

NEGOMBO / AIRPORT OR BEACH HOTEL

  • Consume breakfast at the hotel.

  • Transfer to airport for onward flight or to the beach hotel for a continuous beach holiday in Sri Lanka.

  • 383 USD Per Adult , 100 USD Per Child
  • Meeting at the airport upon arrival and assistance during the stay

  • Bottle of mineral water per person per day

  • Accommodation on half board basis in DBL sharing for 4 nights from dinner on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 05 at hotels specified or at hotels of a similar standard.

  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking Sri Lanka chauffeur-guide.

  • Government tax and service charge

  • Early check-in & late checkout

  • Lunch and beverages cost throughout the tour

  • Entrance fees to sites (Entrance Fees Costs: USD 102 per adult & USD 51 per child)

  • Extras of personal nature

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Extra services other than those specified

  • Extensions of stays or amendments to the itinerary

Accommodation basis:

  • All hotel classifications are as per Ceylon Leisure Holidays classifications.

  • Confirmation of hotels will be subject to availability at the time of final confirmation.

  • The meal plan will be on a booked basis.

  • Half Board will be from arrival day dinner to departure day breakfast.

  • Full Board will be from arrival day lunch to departure day breakfast.

  • Tours could be re-routed with/ or without adequate notice, in the best interest of the customer.

  • Certain places of interest could be closed during lunch hours, public holidays etc., and the DMC will not be responsible for those.

Other Conditions:

  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which will be charged additionally.

  • Visits to wildlife parks, adventure activities, etc., will be at client's own risk.

  • Payment by credit cards will be subject to 3% bank charges.

Cancellation charges (Sri Lanka):

  • Within 07 - 00 days - 100% cancellation charge.

  • Within 14 - 08 days - 75% cancellation charge.

  • Within 21 - 15 days - 50% cancellation charge.

Hotel Rules & Regulations:

  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 14.00 hrs.

  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 11.00 hrs.

  • Early check-in/late check-out will be subject to availability at the discretion of the hotel’s management. However, a request to hotels will be made where necessary.

  • The cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of allocated/blocked rooms, after the release period.

Visas:

  • A tourist visa needs to be obtained for nationals other than Singapore & Maldives and could be obtained online. For further details, visit the Sri Lanka government website.

Colombo, Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Kandy, Matale

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Type of Tour

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Departures

The tour is available from 01 Apr to 31 Oct on the following days of the week.

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