Sri Lanka Cultural Highlights

Nigambo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Colombo

Overview

This four night/five day tour has been designed to reveal an insight to the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka in a brief, but not hurried, visit. It begins with a relaxing night to recover from the flight at a hotel within a short drive of the International Airport in the seaside resort town of Negombo. The town has plenty of restaurants and bars and is a relaxed introduction to a tourist part of Sri Lanka.
In contrast, Sri Lanka’s early history is reflected in the ruins that remain of Anuradhapura, a sacred city begun in the 4th century BC and venerated as the capital of Buddhism in the island. This tour is based for two nights in hotels in the lush parkland of Habarana where plentiful birdlife is to be seen. Another contrast comes with the final night in the bustling city of Kandy, good for shopping as well as heritage visiting.

Highlights
Travel Style: Active, Family, Seniors

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Aditional Notes

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Service Level: Standard, Luxury

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; and private transport.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 12, Min 1+ Pax

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Duration | 5 Days
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Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Sri Lanka - Negambo

A warm welcome to the Beautiful Island. Your personal chauffer guide will take you safely to Negombo, the close by fishing village. An Ideal coastal village to begin your adventure. Relax & unwind.

Day 02 Visit Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura was the first Kinddom of ancient Sri Lanka. With the influence of Buddhism, this city has its own cultural, religiousand historical land marks which includes Ruwanmali Pagoda, Jaya Sri Maha Bhodi etc. This Bodhi is believed to be a sampling of the original tree which the Buddha sat as he attained enlightenment.

Afterwards proceed to Sigiriya and spend the night.

Day 03 Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Polonnaruwa

Today, make a trip to the second royal capital of Polonnaruwa blessed with an inspiring collection of splendid and spectacular statues and monastery ruins of thousand years.

In the evening Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is believed to be the 8th wonder of the world.

Stay night at Sigiriya.

Day 04 Drive to Kandy

Morning visit to Dambulla cave temple. Take your steps of the rock and be mesmerized   with the series of cave shrines painted with vivid Buddhist murals. En route visit a crafts center that draws on the Lankan glorious crafting traditions. You would enjoy demonstrations of Batik, embroidery, carpentry and brass work making.

After the Bathik demonstration, enjoy the gardens, and sit down to a spectacular 25 dish lunch spread. Opportunity for an Authentic   Sri Lankan Food experience. Continue your journey towards the serene hill station .Kandy is the small lakeside city touched with the classical delights and with real natural exquisiteness. Afternoon, visit Temple of Tooth Relic, the most iconic Buddhist where tooth Relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined since 4th Century AD. The temple is beautified with decorative walls, a golden roof and fine walls. Daily servings with traditional music and drumming bring traditional and peaceful vibes.

If you are a fan of traditional dancing, you can take part in cultural dancing show.

Day 05 Drive back to Colombo

Take your Morning classical train journey through greenery mountains and villages to Colombo Capital. If time permits, explore Colombo city and some last minute shopping.

Your chauffeur guide will safely drive you back to the Airport to take the departure flight home.

What's Included
Accommodation

Hotel accommodation with breakfast.

(Inquire us to tailor made accommodation)

Meals

Breakfast will be provided during the itinerary.

Transport

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.



Domestic flights as per the itinerary.



All ground transportation on private vehicle as per the itinerary.

Facilities & Services

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed tour guide.



Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.



SummitMadness t-shirt.



Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).



All necessary paperwork and permits.



All government and local taxes. Emergency rescue arrangements.

Not Included in the Cost
  • Sri Lanka visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Colombo.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in colombo and during the tour.
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the tour(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
Important Notes

Your safety is paramount for SummitMadness. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to safely completes the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., might cause small changes to the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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You can customize and tailor-made this trek. If so, please mention that in the message section. Joining with a existing group is also possible.

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