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$338 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Round tour 6 days Sri Lanka with Heritages, Nature, Beaches

Tour itinerary in detail,(mentioned timing is flexible as per interest of customer) Day 1 Airport > Colombo Welcome by our tour guide at the airport & proceed to Colombo [01 hour] (38 Km) Evening enjoy city tour & sightseeing in Colombo Leisure in hotel Day 2 Colombo > Dambulla > Sigiriya08.00 Am, Start from Colombo Proceed to Sigiriya [177 Km] (04 & 1/2 hours) 02.30 Pm, Start trekking to Sigiriya Lion rock fortress 05.30 Pm, Return back from rock & proceed to hotel leisure in hotel (As per weather and timing suggest to visit Dambulla rock cave temple or Day 3 morning) Day 3 Sigiriya > Kandy > Nuwara eliya As per day 02 plan - Suggest to start by 07.30 Am, visit to Dambulla Rock cave temple 09.30 Return back from Dambulla & start to Kandy [98 Km] (03 hours) En route visit to Matale hindu temple/ Herbal & spice garden visit (as per time availability visit to Nalanda gedige) 01.30 Pm, Reach to Kandy Enjoy city tour & sightseeing in Kandy Visit Kandy Lake, Upper lake view point, Temple of tooth relic & royal palace, peradeniya royal garden, (as per interest visit to Art & craft, Gem & Jewelry, Silk & Batik show rooms) Enjoy cultural dancing show in Kandy 05.00 Pm start 06.30 Pm, leave from Kandy to Nuwara eliya 09.00 Pm, Reach to Nuwara eliya & leisure in hotel Day 4 Nuwara eliya > [Train Tour] EllaEnjoy sightseeing in Nuwara eliya Trekking to Ramboda waterfall, visit to Hanuman temple & stunning mountain view of Ramboda Visit tea factory & plantation, Single tree hill, Gregory's lake park, race course, local market & living style of people 02.00 Pm, Train start from Nanuoya railway station to Ella (Enjoy the scenic train tour) 06.00 Pm, Train reach to Ella & meet guide with car from Ella railway station Evening leisure in Ella Day 5 Ella > Yala > Mirissa 07.00 Am, Trekking to Little Adam's peak in Ella 09.30 Am, Visit 9 Arch bridge in Ella 11.00 Am, leave from Ella to Yala [2 & 1/2 hours] (85 Km) 02.00 Pm, Enjoy jeep safari & wild life visit in Yala national park 05.00 Pm, Leave from Yala to Mirissa [03 hours] (150 Km) 08.30 Pm, Reach to Mirissa Day 6 Mirissa > Galle > Airport (Suggest for Whale & dolphin watching in Mirissa 06.00 Am to 11.00 Am) or Beach 10.00 Am, start from Mirissa & proceed to Galle 11.00 Am, Visit Dutch fort01.00 Pm, Leave from Galle to Airport (03 hours) 04.00 Pm, Reach to Airport (Bard to airport before 02 hours to departure flight) 06.30 Pm, Departure flight or drop to hotelTour complete

$880 Cultural & Theme Tours

Round tour 10 days UNESCO heritages, local life & hill country with chauffeur

ItineraryDay 1: Pick up Proceed to EllaStop At: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva Provincein the morning meet our driver and start your tour from pick our location, proceed to Ella. it's 05 hours travel from Colombo to Ella and we recommend to leisure in hotel rest of the day. One of the most famous tourist destination at an elevation of 1,041 meters above. Stunning view of green mountains in and Ella rock, little’s adam’s peak are famous trek adventures. One of touristic and all year around busy little town. Duration: 2 daysPass By: Dilra ToursSri Lanka cultural tour plan and packages will provide you the best luxurious hotels to stay along with a round tour to different cultural, heritage destinations and beaches.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Little adam's peakStop At: Little Adam's Peak, Ella, Uva ProvinceRecommend to start in the morning by 07.00 Am, from your hotel. walking thorough tea plantations, streams along foot path , The heavenly place view, overlooks a spectacular gap in the southern mountain wall where the lands falls away a scenic drop of 3,000 feet to the southern plains and sea. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella, Uva ProvinceThis 30 meters height 9 Arch bridge in Demodara is an evidence of engineering skills in colonial era. After little adam’s peak you will proceed with our driver to the place where it start to 9 Arch bridge and pay for a tuk tuk ride to visit and return back also a walk through narrow road between local lands is an willing experience. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Train ride from Ella to NanuoyaStop At: Ella Railway Station, Ella, Uva ProvinceTrain ride – a scenic breath taking views out of the window. Tea plantations and workers, paddy fields are farms also green mountains kissing the blue sky if you travel in early morning you can capture hills covered by mist. Our driver will drop you to train and he will meet you at your departure railway station Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceOur driver will pick you up from Nanuoya railway station and proceed to Nuwara Eliya, it’s 30 minutes drive to Nuwara Eliya town, The city “Little England” gives different feel from other part of the country. The remaining colonial architectures have earned the name “Little England”. (Sightseeing Golfing, Race course, Strawberry farm, Seetha temple, Ashoka vatika, Hakagala Botanical garden, Gregory's lake, Tea Factory and Plantation)Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Horton plain - [Walk in Tea plantation] Ramboda - Village walk Stop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceEarly morning 05.00 Am before sunrise proceed to Horton’s plain. It is the headwater of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. In Sinhala the plains are known as Maha Eliya Plains. Stone tools dating back to Balangoda culture have been found here. The plains' vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest, and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan Sambar Deer feature as typical mammals, and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains, “ visit World's End and Baker's Falls” are key attractions in Horton plainDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa, Kandy District, Central ProvinceWalk in village like a Sri Lankan and experience the real Sri Lanka village life in this rural life & living style. Walk through paddy field explore how they do farming, how they use water from field to field, village houses and how they live in big garden. And suggest to experience the lunch in Village house with Sri Lanka cooking style. in the evening return back to hotel & leisure in hotelDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Ramboda to Kandy > [Cooking program & dinner] city tour in KandyStop At: Kandy City Center, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceCultural City Kandy (Senkada gala Nuwara) & Temple of Tooth Relic Kandy mean “Kanda” (Mountain) in Sinhalese, it’s the city of last Sinhalese king and only the royal palace remain from history. The royal palace converted in to temple of tooth relic later and it’s the most sacred city and the place of the country. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. Art & Craft, Kandy lake & do not miss the most attractive evenint in the evening the cultural dancing show Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kandy City Center, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceParticipate for a cooking class for Lunch or Dinner, proceed to local farm or market and buy goods to cook, study how to add various types of spices and they make delicious curries in kitchen Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Kandy > Tuk tuk tour to 3 templesStop At: Temple of the Gadaladenia, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceIn the morning proceed a tuk tuk tour from Kandy to 03 temples, Best thing of this activity is you are exploring through local village through paddy fields and local living along the road you ahead. Embekke is famous for the intricately carved wooden pillars of its diffed or drum hall. Each pillar has a different pattern carved in to each of it’s’ four side. The Angam fighters, dancers, elephants, lions, peacocks and flowers are decorations of each wooden pillar.Paddy field extend and trough the entire area and a top a massive stone outcrop was the Lankathilake temple. This massive stone rock named “Panhalgala rock” from the history. According to copper plaque records this image house was constructed as four storied mansion but today only three stories can be seen. Wall and the paintings belongs to Kandyan era. In the 14th century Gadala deniya temple was constructed in the Dravidian architectural style incorporating Sinhalese Polonnaruwa era style and other indo Chinese architectural patterns. Gadala denihya is on of the best place to view the original stone carving design. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Kandy - Nalanda gedige - Dambulla - SigiriyaStop At: Nalanda Gedige, Matale, Central ProvinceIn the morning proceed to Sigiriya and visit Nalanda gedige en route. Nalanda Gedige is an ancient and mysterious edifice near Matale that has confounded researchers with its strange mix of Hindu and Buddhist architecture.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceVisit golden rock cave temple in DambullaDambulla a small town central location of cultural triangle. Dambulla cave temple known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a world Heritage Site in Sri Lanka It is the largest cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. 05 of Major caves are Painted with events of lord Buddha among caves surroundedDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Sigiriya > Lion rock > Walk in Village > SigiriyaStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceUNESCO world heritage Sigiriya Lion Rock FortressEarly in the morning around 07.30 Am start from your hotel. Sigiriya rock was a royal citadel for nearly twenty years. This great exciting site is nearly one hectare in extent. The rock fortress in the shape of a lion is a masterpiece of architecture. Very famous throughout the world for the ruins of palace in top of the rock , frescoes on it, Advance water system and gardening. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Habarana Lake, Habarana, North Central ProvinceIn the afternoon proceed to Hiriwadunna for village tour experience. (we recommend not to take bullock cart ride) start walking to village or cycling to village and meet the catamaran rider in lake and proceed to the next bank by catamaran to where the farm and local houses. Meet beautiful local ladies and join with them for coconut pealing, rice plow and cook local rice curry and rotti from grain and make the curry name call “coconut sambol” to eat with rice or rotti. There after visit the vegetable farm in their garden. After cooking even return back to started point by tuk tuk tour through village. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Sigirya > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > SigiriyaStop At: Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceIn the morning proceed to Polonnaruwa a city of man made by ancestors. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's Kingdoms, declared the city by King Vijayabahu1. Ancient City of Polonnaruwa is has been declared a World Heritage Site.Galviharaya , Kirivehera, Medirigiriya, Nissanka Malla’s Palace, Parakramabahu’s Palace, Parakrama Samudraya, Pothgul Vehera, Rankot Vehera, Royal Palace Complex, Satmahal Prasada, Thuparamaya, Vatadage are the main attractions. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Minneriya National Park, Habarana, North Central ProvinceMinneriya a small town is famous for Great Minneriya  man made lake,Minneriya National park which is a hot spot for safari lovers because of the large number of Elephants, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Birds Areas of Sri Lanka,Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Sigiriya > Colombo (drop to trincomalee)Stop At: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western ProvinceIn the morning start from Habarana to Colombo and drop to your hotel and finish the tour orWe can transfer you to Trincomalee, Colombo, Negombo, or South beach point as per your drop of location. Tour complete. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy- Wild safari and many more things to do

We will pick up you from Kandy .  On our way to Sigiriya will stop at Nalanda gedige ,witch is center point of Sri lanka. Aftre that we will visit to the Cave temple of Dambulla. After that visit will stops for lunch ,Where we can enjoy with traditional  Sri lankan meals or western meals as you recommend. After will visit to the Sigiriya Lion's rock. As last part of the day trip will visit to the Minneriya or Kaudulla wild parks to see wild elephants.End of the day we will drive back to the Kandy . Drop you to the hotel where you stay. Trip price includes as follows 1.Private air conditioned  car transport from Kandy to Dambulla , Sigiriya ,Nalanda gedige & wild park entrances and back to Kandy. 2.Car parking charges. 3.Insurance for passengers. 4.Pick up you from any city limits in Kandy and drop you any city limits in Kandy after the day trip. Trip price excludes as follows1. Enterance ticket charges for attractions areas.(Dambulla cave temple, Sigiriya lions rock, Wild park) 2.Safari jeep charges. 3. Traveller's other expenses . 4.Tour guide charges.(Optional) All the activities are optional , There for you can create this trip plan as your wishes.

$760 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Day Culture and Heritage tour of Sri Lanka

DAY 01 Having arrived in Sri Lanka you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide at the airport itself. Take a leisurely drive to Kandy. Check-into your hotel and spend your time at leisure. Spend overnight at a Hotel in Kandy. DAY 02 After a tasteful breakfast, embark on a journey to three compelling temples in central highlands - Embekke; Lankathilaka and Gadaladeniya, sometimes referred to as the ‘three-temple loop’. This tour will be a memorable expedition for a heritage lover. Thereon, enjoy a guided city tour in Kandy – the Hill Capital of Sri Lanka and the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kingdom, enjoy a city tour including Kandy temple - which housed the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha; Bahirawakanda temple; Upper lake drive and lastly visit a gem lapidary, art and craft center along with a traditional cultural show. Spend overnight at a hotel in Kandy. DAY 03 Awake on your 3rd day and move to visit Nalanda gedige - a Fascinating Fusion of Buddhist and Hindu Architecture. Thereon, you will move to get live wood carving experience at a small wood carving factory in the Village of Matale. Late afternoon visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple - one of the most impressive and well-preserved cave temples in Asia. Walk through the caves will prove to be both insightful and a very memorable experience. Spend overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya. DAY 04 Following breakfast, you will move to explore the wondrous ruins and monuments of the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa.This is a well-preserved city with ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues. Afternoon, explore a majestic 5th century fortress in the sky - Sigiriya a UNESCO world heritage site. Climb up 1200 steps all the way to the top where a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape awaits those who dare to make it. Spend overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya. DAY 05 After a scrumptious breakfast, start your journey to Anuradhapura to discover the majestic ruins which are remarkably well-preserved in Sri Lanka’s first capital. Explore the extensive complex of monasteries, temples, buildings and bathing pools along with complex irrigation systems at that time. On your way back to Sigiriya, stop at Minintale - which recorded as being the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in 3rd century BC. Spend overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya. DAY 06 Enjoy breakfast and proceed to visit Yapahuwa - 4th Kingdom of Sri Lanka. This is an enormous yet little-visited rock fortress which housed the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha for 11 Years. Now having visited best of Sri Lanka’s unforgettable historical sites, you will be ready for a relaxing night in Negombo. Spend overnight at a hotel in Negombo. DAY 07 As all good things come to an end, proceed to the airport for your flight home with fond memories Refreshingly Sri Lanka – Wonder of Asia!

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