Cultural and Heritage Tour - 8 Days

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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Airport - Negombo

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

Day 2
Negombo - Anuradhapura

On the second day after breakfast, you will proceed to the Anuradapura ancient city.

Highlights

Proceed to Anuradhapura city tour
Proceed to Mihinthale sightseeing
Visit Jethawanaramya sightseeing
Visit Thisavava Lake and Srimaha Bodhi temple
Anuradhapura City

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

Day 3
Anuradhapura - Mihintale

Highlights:

Mihintalaya
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

Day 4
Anuradhapuraya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

Highlights

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

Day 5
Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Highlights

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

Day 6
Sigirya - Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast, you will proceed to Kandy

Highlights

Dambulla Golden cave Temple
Temple of Tooth
Cultural Dance
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

Day 7
Kandy - Galle

After Breakfast proceed to Galle

Highlights

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

Day 8
Galle - Airport

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.

Inclusions

  • Hotel or resort with Breakfast and Dinner
  • Transfers by an air-conditioned car
  • Sightseeing tours with the service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Parking and toll
  • GST/VAT/ Service Charges
  • Price per person on a double sharing basis

Exclusions

  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
  • Extra excursions
  • Early check-in and late check-out charges
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion
  • Mentioned price is for standard hotels and if you need to upgrade hotels, Please ask for the customized package.
  • During the peak time, peak period supplement may apply
  • Hotels are subject to availability

Know before you go

* Airport pick up will be arranged based on your flight details.
* Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
* Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Colombo hotels.
* You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.
* The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
* A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
* Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
* Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
* This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

* 30 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: No Cancellation Fee.
* 29-14 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 50% Cancellation Fee.
* 13-8 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 75% Cancellation Fee.
* Within 7 hours prior to the scheduled starting date: 100% Cancellation Fee.
* No Shows – 100% Cancellation Fee.

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Cultural and Heritage Tour
From $660.00
per Adult

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