Cultural and heritage tour in Sri Lanka
This Cultural Tour package is mainly centered on the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka which falls between the former capitals of Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, and Kandy. Sri Lanka is synonymous with Buddhism and the north-central plains are dotted with many Buddhist temples, sculptures, stupas, and many ancient monasteries, some are over two thousand years old. Many monolithic rock formations that dot the north-central plains have been transformed into places of worship by the expert ancient sculptors, inspired by the Buddhist way of life. Kandy is an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province.
- Anuradhapura ancient city
- Sigiriya rock fortress
- Dambulla heritage site
- Kandy cultural capital
Airport – Negombo (20 km – approx. 20 minutes)
• Negombo City Tour
Welcome to the breathtaking lovely paradise Sri Lanka. Our team representative from Overa Tours will pick you from the Colombo International Airport (CMB). Then You will be proceeded to hotel then you can be relaxed at the hotel.(It depend with the hotel check in time).In the evening you can enjoy the Negombo city.
Have a lovely dinner and stay overnight stay in Negombo
Negombo – Anuradhapura
• Anuradhapura ancient City Tour
After Enjoy a Lovely Breakfast from hotel you will be proceed to next destination Anuradhapura.
historical and cultural sights of Anuradhapura. This will include the Sacred Bo Tree – the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world grown from the sapling of the Bo Tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Also, Ruwanweliseya Dagaba; Thuparama – the first Dagaba built enshrining the Collar Bone of the Lord Buddha, Isurumuniya Rock Temple – famous forts sculpture of lovers; Jethawanarama, Samadhi Statue sculpture depicting the meditation posture of the Lord Buddha; Royal Pleasure Garden; Moonstone and the Twin Ponds.
In the evening you can join for city tour
Overnight stay at Anuradhapura
• Sigiriya Rock Fortress
• Traditional Village Tour
After breakfast you will be proceed to the Sigiriya. En route you can witness the Dambulla Ancient Temple. Head to Sigiriya (Lion) rock fortress and climb the steps to the top of this captivating site to discover UNESCO-listed ruins and take in stellar views..AfterEnjoy a walk through Habarana, a rural farming village, and learn about daily life. Relax with a canoe trip on the lake, ride on a bull cart, taste a local lunch, and venture out into the rice and vegetable fields. Later, continue on to Dambulla for the evening.
Day will come to an end stay overnight in Sigiriya
• Temple of Tooth Relic
• Peradeniya Botanical Garden
• Traditional Cultural Dance
• Kandy City Tour
to Kandy. En-Route Visit a herbal centre where students of Ayurveda learn the traditional medicinal uses of various spices for massages and treatments. Enjoy demonstrations and learning about the different plants and their uses..
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, where we explore this historic location of significant Buddhist influence. We will also make our way to Upper Lake Drive (for a great view of the city), the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, (one of the finest of its kind in Asia with more than 4000 species of flora, and once the headquarters of Lord Mountbatten) and a Gem Museum. In the evening we will enjoy a cultural performance of traditional Kandyan dancers and drummers, including devotional fire walking rituals. Enjoy the lovely dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Katunayake International airport.
En route visit Elephant Orphange in Pinnawala. The city is very close to the Kandy. This orphanage will offer the unique chance to bathe and feed the elephants.
Your guide will comfortably take you back to the international airport to end your pleasant journey