Multi-day trip

From Colombo: 4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Heritage Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From Colombo: 4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Heritage Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 530 per person

Explore some of the greatest UNESCO World Heritage sites and discover the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Visit the the rock fortress of Sigiriya, experience an authentic rural village and see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Negombo or at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
Private group


  • Discover 4 incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Experience the beauty of the ancient culture and heritage of Sri Lanka
  • Visit a traditional village and taste the Sri Lankan cuisine
  • Take some wonderful photographs
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia, drive to Dambulla. Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site then spend overnight in Sigiriya. On day two get an early start and drive to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Polonnaruwa. Take a cycling tour through the well-preserved ancient city to see the beautiful stupas or dagobas, moonstones, parks, buildings and stunning statues. In the afternoon, you will be taken to the 5th-century rock fortress of Sigiriya, regarded as one of the Wonders of World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend overnight in Sigiriya.   On day three after leisurely breakfast, visit an archetypal Sri Lankan village. Experience a bullock cart ride, see traditional cultivation methods, enjoy a boat ride and an authentic Sri Lankan lunch at a village house. After lunch, continue to Kandy, stopping at a wood carving center and a spice garden in Matale. Upon arrival, take a city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, the market square, and more. Spend overnight in Kandy.     After breakfast on the fourth day, you will depart from Kandy and be driven back to your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia, or dropped off at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.
  • 3 nights accommodation at 3-star hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to the Dambulla Cave Temple, Polonnaruwa ancient city, Sigiriya rock fortress, spice garden, Kandy Temple and cultural show
  • Sigiriya village tour with lunch
  • Cycling in Polonnaruwa
  • Tuk-tuk ride in Sigiriya
  • English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • All taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult. Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult
  • Children aged under 5 years join the tour free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult
  • All accommodation is in a 3-star hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places
  • Vegetarian meal options are available
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Unfortunately this activity is not wheelchair accessible

Product ID: 208221