Culture Tour - 9 Days

Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations in the world with its vast cultural diversity. Sri Lankan culture is rich in a lot of customs and rituals, more than 2000 years which were handed down from generation to generation. This classic tour cover ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka and greatest heritage within  8 night 9 days. Sri Lanka has UNESCO listed six cultural heritages and two natural heritages. All together have 8 world heritage sites. Explore, experience and enjoy the most amazing destinations in the world. Plan most unique Sri Lankan cultural and heritage tour with Overa tours.

Day 1
Airport / Colombo

Highlights: Colombo city tour

At the airport you will be greeted by both our Overa representative and guide who will take you into the Colombo Hotel. Colombo is the commercial hub of the country and another sleepless city in the world, and it also capital of Lanka. Once you relax at the hotel, if you have spare time, our guide will lead you to some of Colombo’s curious sites.

Day 2
Colombo / Anuradhapura

Highlights : Ancient Temples & City Tour

Welcome to Anuradhapura. En Route visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was founded to care and protect the many orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. 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.

Day 3
Anuradhapura

Highlights: Mihintalaya & Mahamewnawa

After breakfast we will head to explore Mihintale and other heritage sites. It is named as world first wildlife sanctuary. It was declared as wildlife sanctuary in 247 BC by King Devanampiya Tissa.

Day 4
Anuradhapura / Polonaruwa

Highlights: Cover Polonaruwa heritage sites &city tour

Explore the second ancient of 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 is considered one of the greatest ancient man made irrigation systems in the world. You will be mistaken this for the ocean cause it’s a tank that much vast. In the evening you can visit the Parakrama Samudraya and enjoy the sun set

Day 5
Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya

Highlights: Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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.

Day 6
Excursion / Dambulla

Highlights: Dambulla city tour and visit Dambulla cave temple

Excursion for Dambulla. It 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.

Day 7
Sigiriya / Kandy

Highlights:

• Temple of Tooth,

• Cultural Dance

• Kandy city tour

• Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

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. In the evening you can enjoy with Sri Lanka Cultural Dance.

Day 8
Kandy / Galle

Highlights : Explore the the Dutch Fort of Galle

Galle City is famouse old ancient city because of 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 free for optional water sport activities, a full day you can enjoy with the beach sunbathing, swimming, Taste Sea foods and shopping.

Day 9
Galle / Airport

Everything has to come the end. Your guide will take you back to the international airport for a take flight to home with blissful memories of your holiday in Sri Lanka. We hope and wish that you will visit this beautiful and historical country again.

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