Get A Glimpse Of Sri Lanka's Heritage On This 4-Day Tour
Tour the ancient capitals of the Sinhalese Kingdom from Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa to the majestic World Heritage Site of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. You will get to explore the beauty of the well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization in these cities, along with a visit to Mihintale (a hilltop where locals believe Buddhism was introduced in Sri Lanka) and Dambulla.
- Climb the marvellous Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Explore the ancient archaeological marvels at Anuradhapura
- See the Royal Palace, King’s swimming pool in Polonnaruwa
- Offer your prayers at the Dambulla Cave Temple
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Day 1: Arrival in Sri Lanka - Negombo expand_more
Meet and greet your guide and driver at the Arrivals Lounge of Bandaranaike International Airport.
Drive towards Negombo and check-in at the hotel. (~30 min – 1 hour drive)
Depending on the time of your arrival, a short drive around or a half-day sightseeing tour of Negombo can be arranged.
Known as “Little Rome”, Negombo is home to most of Sri Lanka’s Christians. There are around 50 churches in the area. You can also visit the fish market, Hamilton Canal, Dutch Fort and the local beach.
Overnight at Negombo hotel.
Day 2: Negombo – Anuradhapura expand_more
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out by 8 am and begin your road trip to one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. (~4 Hours’ drive).
Reach Anuradhapura by noon, have lunch, and check-in to the hotel.
Proceed for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city. Drive through the ancient ruins dating back to 1st Century BCE, while the guide tells you all about Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms. Stop for photo-ops as per your interest.
On the drive, you will see the Abhayagiri Dagoba, Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, Sri Maha Bodhi, and several other stupas and temples.
In the evening, drive to Mihintale – a hilltop where locals believe Buddhism was introduced in Sri Lanka. The guide would help you understand more about the stories surrounding the serene space. Enjoy the sunset here.
Drive back to your hotel in Anuradhapura.
Overnight in Anuradhapura.
Day 3: Anuradhapura – Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya expand_more
Have breakfast, check-out, and start early at 6 am for a full-day of activities.
Drive to Polonnaruwa – another ancient capital city with fascinating ruins. (~3 hours’ drive)
On arrival, go on a sightseeing tour around Polonnaruwa and see the Royal Palace, King’s swimming pool, Court, Sacred Quadrangle, several Dagobas and Buddha statues.
Have lunch at a local restaurant and continue your journey to Sigiriya.
Drive to Sigiriya (~1 hours’ drive) and reach by late afternoon.
In Sigiriya, head straight to the UNESCO World Heritage rock fortress. Start the climb up the “Lion Rock” and reach the ancient citadel in time for the sunset.
Climb back down and don’t miss the stunning view on the way.
Transfer to a hotel in Sigiriya and check-in for the night
Overnight in Sigiriya.
Day 4: Sigiriya – Colombo via Dambulla expand_more
After breakfast at your hotel in Sigiriya, get on the road to Colombo.
En route, visit Dambulla Cave Temple Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb up to the world-renowned cave temples and admire the fascinating interiors with vibrant décor and impressive Buddha statues. The guide will tell you all about the history and stories of these caves.
Reach Colombo by evening and get dropped off at a hotel/airport/ any other place of your choice within the city.
- Professional English-speaking guide-driver
- All transfers in an insured air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation on the HB basis (breakfast + dinner) (3-star)
- Fuel, tolls, road taxes and parking fees
- Driver-guide's expenses/accommodation/meals etc.
- All local taxes and service charges
- International air-tickets
- Entrance fees, if any
- Fee for optional activities
- Shopping and personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned in ‘What’s Included’
Negombo, Sri Lanka
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 50% of the tour price.