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Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

From US$ 290 per person

Visit the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle on a 3-day private guided tour from Colombo. See the best of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, and Kandy.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels and addresses in Colombo.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura and immerse yourself in its spiritual energy
  • Discover the holy and historical Tooth Relic Temple and Dambulla Golden Temple
  • Marvel at the imposing size of the ancient dagobas of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
  • Explore Sigiriya and witness one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world
  • Add on a wildlife safari in Minneriya to discover the flora and fauna of Sri Lanka
Full description

Embark on an exciting 3-day tour of Sri Lanka's holiest area, the Cultural Triangle. See 5 UNESCO-listed sites including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, and Kandy. Stay overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya between private-guided sightseeing ventures.

Get picked up in Colombo and head to your hotel in Sigiriya via Anuradhapura, the oldest city in Sri Lanka. Imposing Buddhist temples, dagobas, palaces, gardens, and other remarkable structures in the city testify to the grandeur of ancient civilization. Settle in for a good night's sleep at your hotel in Sigiriya. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Sigiriya rock fortress, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in the world, and then to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Witness massive stone-cut Buddha statues, dagobas, an audience hall, and much more at the cultural museum of Polonnaruwa. Opt to enhance your experience with a wildlife safari at Minneriya National Park. Spot wild elephants, bears, wild boar, deer, buffalo, monkeys, and maybe even a leopard. Stay overnight in Sigiriya. Depart early for Colombo via Kandy, visiting a spice garden en-route. In Matale, spices and herbs are used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medicine. Hear about this history as you explore the site.

The Dambulla Golden Temple and Tooth Relic Temple are sure to add another level of sacrosanctity to your experience. Dambulla hosts more than 150 Buddha statues and a large number of ancient murals. The next stop will be Kandy city. Today Kandy is one of Sri Lanka's most important cities because of the presence of the temple of the sacred tooth of the Buddha. This is the most visited Buddhist temple on the island, frequented by thousands of devotees every day. Return to your hotel in Colombo.

Includes
  • Accommodation in a standard hotel with breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver/guide
  • Kandy city tour
  • Spice garden visit
  • Hop on hop off car tours of the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
  • Guided walking tours of Sigiriya rock fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Tooth Relic Temple, and Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This activity includes many temples where visitors will need to remove their shoes and hats before entering
  • Photography is not allowed of the Buddha statues or at the Sigiriya frescoes
  • Silence should be maintained inside the temples
  • No smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed in the temples
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Lalli (German speaking guide) and Jayasuriya (driver) did a super job. We got to see many places and were able to experience Sri Lankan culture. It was fun, thanks for that.

March 18, 2022

Product ID: 410910