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

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

    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 ...

  • Sri Lanka Heritage Sites: 6-Day Private Guided Tour

    2. Sri Lanka Heritage Sites: 6-Day Private Guided Tour

    Day 1: Colombo/Sigiriya You will be greeted by your personal chauffeur guide at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and transferred to Sigiriya. Day 2 : Polonnaruwa/Sigiriya Visit the UNESCO world Heritage city of Polonnaruwa, the well-preserved city with ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues. In the afternoon, explore the 5th-century rock fortress of Sigiriya. Day 3: Sigiriya/Kandy Visit the impressive cave temple of Dambulla, also a UNESCO world heritage site, a batik factory and a spice garden. In the afternoon, peruse Kandy with a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, the upper lake drive, market square, gem lapidary and more. Day 4: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden and then drive to Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit a tea plantation and factory where the best tea in the world is pro...

  • From Kandy: Ancient Heritage of Sri Lanka 2-Day Guided Tour

    3. From Kandy: Ancient Heritage of Sri Lanka 2-Day Guided Tour

    Embark on a 2-day tour of Sri Lanka’s cultural history, including one of its most famous National Parks. Explore the sacred city of Anuradhapura, Dambulla Golden Cave Temple, and Wilpattu National Park.   Day 1: Kandy – Dambulla – Anuradhapura Start your journey at 7:00 AM with hotel pickup in Kandy. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and head for Dambulla to your first stop: the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Marvel at the hundreds of Buddha figurines and other deities scattered across the 5 main caves. You’ll also see the giant golden Buddha statue just a little distance outside the cave complex and hear the tales of this ancient kingdom.   Afterwards, head to Anuradhapura where you’ll check into your hotel for a short rest. In the evening, explore the Sacre...

  • From Kandy: "Ethos of Ceylon" 2-Day Cultural Triangle Tour

    4. From Kandy: "Ethos of Ceylon" 2-Day Cultural Triangle Tour

    Embark on a 2-day guided tour of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle as well as one of its most famous National Parks. Immerse yourself in the ancient history of this region and get to know life as a villager.    Day 1: Kandy – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya – Sigiriya Start your journey with pickup from your Kandy hotel at 6:30 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle and head to Polonnaruwa to visit the Ancient Kingdom. Walk through the ruins of this city that flourished between the 10th and 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple, and the statue of King Parakramabahu, whose reign was considered the Golden Age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka’s ancient history before heading to Minneriya National Park. In the park, take a 3-hour safari to catch glimpses of over 150 elephants, who congregate in one place during the dry sea...

  • From Dambulla: Kandy Day Trip

    5. From Dambulla: Kandy Day Trip

    Start your day trip with a pickup at 7:00 AM from your hotel in Dambulla. Bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. Reach Kandy by 9:30 AM and go to your first destination in the city, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Learn about the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha and its importance throughout the history of Sri Lanka. Also, view the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the many golden figurines in the shrine. At approximately 11:00 AM go on a tour to see the crafts of traditional artisans of Kandy, such as gem crafters, woodcarvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the artisans do their work and purchase some unique souvenirs if you'd like. Finish the tour by 1:00 PM and break for lunch at a local restaurant of your choice. After an enjoyable meal, head to the next leg of your tour at about 2:30 PM. Go to the ...

  • From Kandy: Panduwasnuwara & Yapahuwa Guided Tour

    6. From Kandy: Panduwasnuwara & Yapahuwa Guided Tour

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Kandy at 7 am. Drive for 2.5 hours in an air-conditioned vehicle to Panduwasnuwara. Arrive at Panduwasnuwara at 9:30 am. Explore the ruins of Panduwasnuwara. Discover the ruins of this ancient kingdom which flourished between 504 BC and 474 BC. See the magnificent royal palace. Gaze at the legendary 297-foot wide tower, notable for its extremely thick walls. Enter the restored Temple of the Tooth Relic. Learn about Panda Wewa, and what is believed to be the first irrigation system in the world. Next, drive to Yapahuwa, a 2.5-hour journey. Discover Yapahuwa’s 13th-century rock fortress. When the Dravidians invaded, this fortress was crucial during King Bhuvenakabahu’s last stand. Here the dramatic story of how the king attempted to save the Holy Tooth Relic of Buddha. After the fall of the Kingdom, the fortress was used as a mon...

    Interesting insight into history - beautiful landscape- very knowledgeable guide

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2.8 / 5

based on 3 reviews

It was a very rainy day... But all was wonderful. The places are not so popular for tourists but they are really handsome. (I prefer Yapauwa more than sigirya). The driver-guide follow us in everything we have done and was so kind with us... We also brake his umbrella :(((((. The tour was not like the other touristic tours that takes you in other places you don't want to go. SO.... REALLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! 5 STARS <3 <3 <3

Interesting insight into history - beautiful landscape- very knowledgeable guide

Great tour. Really helps to understand the culture of Sri Lanka