This tour covers Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Galle within 8 days. Polonnaruwa (1982), ancient city of Sigiriya (1982), the sacred city of Anuradhapura (1982), the old town of Galle and its’ fortifications (1988), the sacred city of Kandy (1988), and the golden temple of Dambulla (1991) are declared as world heritage sites by UNESCO. All these are amazing creatures of Sri Lankan kings and ancestors. Just send us an inquiry about your cultural tour plans in Sri Lanka we are here to customize the itinerary for you.
Welcome to Sri Lanka. At the airport, you will be greeted by both our Overa representative and guide who will take you into Negombo. It is a romantic little coastal town with wide sandy beaches and a safe sea coastal area. You can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax and unwind and could enjoy Negombo nightlife. Our guide will lead you to some of Negombo’s curious sites.
Checking to the hotel and leisurely spend the day at Negombo beach.
Overnight stay in Negombo
On the second day after breakfast, you will proceed to the Anuradapura ancient city.
Proceed to Anuradhapura city tour
Proceed to Mihinthale sightseeing
Visit Jethawanaramya sightseeing
Visit Thisavava Lake and Srimaha Bodhi temple
Anuradhapura is the ancient capital of Sri Lanka that possesses the crudest monuments. And all of them exhibit the ancient city’s magnificence. It is evident that the city has belonged to one of the civilizations of the primal world who were technologically more advanced in all ways. You will see the pagodas which are sky-high just like Egyptian Pyramids. While witnessing the Aukana Buddha statue, the thuparama temple, and the Isurumuniya rock carvings you will lose yourself in amazement.
• Overnight Stay in Anuradhapura
After breakfast, we will head to explore Mihintale and other heritage sites. It is named as a world-first wildlife sanctuary. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 247 BC by King Devanampiya Tissa.
Overnight stay at Anuradhapuraya
Polonnaruwa heritage sites & city tour
Explore the second ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka. Today will guide you to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, remains one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the country. The Gal Viharaya rock temple, Watadage, majestic King’s Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, and the statue of one of Polonnaruwa’s great kings, Parakramabahu, are a few of Polonnaruwa memorable sights. Parakrama Samudraya or the Sea of Parakrama has considered one of the greatest ancient man-made irrigation systems in the world. You will be mistaken for the ocean cause it’s a tank that vast.
Then proceed to Sigiriya and overnight stay at Sigiriya Hotel
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya Village Tour
Sigiriya Rock Fortress is considered one of the amazing wonders of the Ancient World that truly needs to be witnessed to be believed. Located in the interior of Sri Lanka and The magnificent rock fortress of Sigiriya is visible for miles from all directions and dominates the surrounding plain. Sigiriya which was an ancient castle built by King Kasyapa during the 5th century AD is both a palace and fortress. The climb up Sigiriya is a challenge and takes about 90 minutes. You will pass by many peculiar parts of the fortress-like The Mirror Wall, the world-famous Sigiriya Frescoes, and the entrance to the Lion Gate. Sufficient ruins remain to provide the visitor with a stunning perceptivity into the genuineness and creativeness of its builders. Ancient Sri Lankan architectural tradition is well displayed at Sigiriya which is the best-preserved city center in Asia from the first millennium.
Then in the evening proceed to a Village of Sigiriya to feel the authentic Sri Lankan village culture
Overnight stay at Sigiriya Hotel
After breakfast, you will proceed to Kandy
Dambulla Golden cave Temple
Temple of Tooth
Kandy city tour
En route visit Dambulla Cave Temple. Dambulla Golden Cave Temple Complex takes the first place out of all and it’s still remaining very much preserved. A lot of archeological discoveries were made here and all the caves were formed in the 3rd century B.C. usually, the rock climbs 160 feet over the surrounding plains. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves which contain both statues and paintings related to the life of Lord Buddha and his life. The city is very close to Kandy.
Kandy is one of the most ancient cities in Sri Lanka and this city is known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka as well as it represents the rich cultural heritage of the country. Additionally, the city is beautiful in all aspects and lies in the hills. It’s more suitable for relaxing and reflecting. Kandy gives shelter the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, in the famous ‘Dalada Maligawa’ or ‘Temple of the Tooth.’ Every year, thousands of visitors are attracted by these temples and these visitors include devotees as well. There are also some other ancient temples alongside some landmarks that include the wonderful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. In the evening you can enjoy with Sri Lanka Cultural Dance.
Overnight stay at Kandy
After Breakfast proceed to Galle
Explore the Dutch Fort of Galle
Galle City is a famous old ancient city because of the largest fortress in the Asia This Fort was built by the Dutch in 1663 and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leisurely spend the day in this beach destination. And as your choices are free for optional water sport activities, a full day you can enjoy with the beach sunbathing, swimming, Taste Seafoods and shopping.
Overnight stay at Galle Hotel
After breakfast, you can more explore the Galle with the availability of Time.
After that guide will comfortably take you back to the international airport to end your pleasant journey.