Ancient Sri Lanka

Sti Lanka cultural tours and getaways. Start from Nigombo, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Dambulla,Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Colombo

Overview

Sri Lanka cultural tours are getting popularday by day. Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka (World Heritage Sites), Exquisitely carved stone structures, serene statues of Lord Buddha, dazzlingly decorated temples built in to rocky overhangs and feats of irrigation that amaze the world even today are just some of the treasures left by a proud civilization stretching back more than two thousand years.

Highlights
Travel Style: Family, Active Outdoor, Cultural

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, sight seeing suitable for most fitness levels and seniors. Nothing too challenging.

Max Altitude: N/A

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

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; private transport, English speaking guides.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 12, Min 1+ Pax

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Duration | 9 Days
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Itinerary
Day 01 Arival in Negombo

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

Day 02 Drive to Cultural Triangle and Visit Sigiriya

In the morning depart to the Lions Rock in Sigiriya, a UNESCO world heritage site adorning a palace on its peak. A must visit for anyone visiting Sri Lanka. Afterwards you can either return to the hotel and relax in the afternoon. 

Day 02 Visit Pidurangala (optional)

 If you’re feeling energetic and have a thirst for adventure, Pidurangala ancient temple trek can be arranged. This is one of the best view points of Sigiriya Fortress. According to mythical histories, this is considered as the satellite communication center of King Ravana due to its shape. In the evening,  visit Dambulla Cave temple.

Day 03 Visit Anuradhapura

After breakfast visit Anuradhapura, 1st Kindom of Ancient Sri Lanka and the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. If you’re not too tired, you could visit the Ritigala ruins on return to the hotel. However a 4 x 4 vehicle should be hired to conduct this excursion.

Day 04 Visit Polonnaruwa (2nd Kindom of Sri Lanka)

After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa, 2nd Kindom of Sri Lanka where you will see the ancient ruins of Palaces, Stone Monasteries and unbelievable stone crafts. In the evening you can head out on a safari at Minneriya National Park.

Day 05 Visit Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy, while visiting  Spice Garden Matale en route. Later in the evening witness a Cultural Dance performance.

Day 06 Explore Kandy

In the morning spend the day touring the Kandy town including a visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. In the afternoon you can choose to relax in the pool or head to the Royal Botanical Garden.

Day 07 Drive to Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. After settling in at the hotel, conduct a sightseeing tour including a visit to a Tea Factory/ Plantation.

Day 07 Explore Hill Country culture and Wildlife (optional)

Enjoy the cool weather by staying in the resort or take an optional early morning excursion to Horton Plains. Visit the Baker’s Falls and check out the infamous World’s End.

Day 08 Visit Galle, The Dutch Fort

After breakfast proceed to the coastal town of Galle in southern Side of the country. Tour the Galle Town as well as the Galle Fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 09 Drive to Air port and Departure

After breakfast proceed to the Airport 3 hours before the flight time.

What's Included
Accommodation

Hotel accommodation according to your requirements. (BB).


Meals

Hotels are BB (Bed and Freafast basis)


Lunch and Dinner during the trip not included

Transport

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle



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.



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 Sri Lanka
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner during the trip
  • Extra night accommodations in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip 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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