Culture Tour - 6 Days

Sri Lanka boasts a written history of 2500 years old. This tour package is included main historical, architectural and sacred sites in Sri Lanka that you must travel. The marvellous architecture, monuments, vibrant festivals, vivacious cities, and spiritual sites are a mesmerizing experience that you are able to have while your Sri Lankan tour from this cultural package. you get the chance to visit a magnificent rock fortress, a sacred cave temple of Dambulla and also one of its foremost attractions is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy which all sites are declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 1
Airport / Negombo

After you pick up from Airport, you will be proceeded to Negombo

Negombo is a modest beach town located close to Bandaranaike International Airport. With a stash of decent hotels and restaurants to suit all pockets, a friendly local community, an interesting old quarter and a reasonable (though polluted) beach, Negombo is a much easier place to get your Sri Lankan feet than Colombo. The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it, and then captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from them in 1796 without a struggle. Negombo was one of the most important sources of cinnamon during the Dutch era, and there are still reminders of the European days. The busy centre of Negombo town lies to the west of the bus and train stations. Most places to stay, however, line the main road that heads north from the town centre, running almost parallel to the beach.

Activities

• Visit Negombo city,

• Fish market,

• Dutch fort,

• Fisherman’s bay,

• Visit Dutch Canal,

• Fishes drying on the beach

Day 2
Negombo / Anuradhapura

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

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 was belonged to one of the civilizations of the primal world who were technologically more advanced in all the ways. You will see the pagodas which are sky high just like Egyptian Pyramids. While witnessing Aukana Buddha statue, the thuparama temple, and the Isurumuniya rock carvings you will lose yourself in amazement.

Activities

• Proceed to Anuradhapura city tour

• Proceed to Mihinthale sightseeing

• Visit Jethawanaramya sightseeing

• Visit Thisavava Lake and Srimaha Bodhi temple

• Overnight Stay at the hotel

Day 3
Anuradhapura / Sigiriya Dambulla

After the breakfast you will be proceed to the Sigiriya.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, 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, world famous Sigiriya Frescoes and the entrance to the Lion Gate. . Sufficient ruins remains 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 centre in Asia from the first millennium.

Activities

• Take an ancient city tour in Sigiriya

• Visit most famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress – 1200 steps

Dambulla is situated in the central province of the island and it is having many ancient attractions in Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. 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 3rd century B.C. usually, the rock climbs 160 feet over the surroundings plains. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves which contain both statues and paintings related to the life of Lord Buddha and his life.

Activities

• Dambulla city tour and visit Dambulla cave temple (Golden Temple & Golden Buddha Statue)

• Check-in to the hotel & relax

• Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 4
Dambulla / Sigiriya

After the breakfast proceed to Kandy Sacred City

Kandy City

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 devotee as well. There are also some other ancient temples alongside some landmarks that include the wonderful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

Activities

• Arrival in Kandy & take a city tour(Upper lake drive, Gem & Batik shopping, Oak Ray wood carvings)

• Visit Temple of Tooth Relic Kandy

• If interest proceed Peradeniya botanical gardens

• Evening witness a cultural dance in the evening

• Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 5
Kandy / Colombo

After the breakfast you will be proceed to the Colombo

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.

Proceed to Colombo

Colombo City

The commercial hub of the country or another sleepless city in the world, Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. The city is colorful and vivacious enough to attract the visitors in big number. The people who visit always love to pay a visit to the Fort area, which was made by the Dutch. Now, this area is the commercial center of the country. All of them offer unique and a wide range of international and local cuisine. Other than this the nightlife in the city of Colombo is with lot of happenings and vivid South Asia’s biggest Casinos and also many pubs and night clubs.

Activities

• Check in to the hotel & relax at the hotel

• Later proceed with a Colombo Shopping and City Tour

• Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 6
Colombo

After breakfast your guide will comfortably take you back to the international airport to end your pleasant journey

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