4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours, ColomboTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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This tour will give you a memorable experience with different sightseeing activities in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. You will experience cycling, TukTuk ride and a bullock cart ride in a rural village. The heritage of Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Kandy will amaze you during this tour whilst you enjoy the typical countryside of Sri Lanka.
ItineraryDay 1: Colombo - SigiriyaStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceYou will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia and driven to Dambulla. Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO World Heritage). Spend overnight in Sigiriya.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.Day 2: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - SigiriyaStop At: Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceIn the morning, take a morning cycling tour at one of the best maintained ruins of ancient Ceylon - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa where was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceIn the afternoon, drive from your hotel to Sigiriya by TukTuk and Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress where you will visit rocky abode and water gardens (UNESCO World Heritage site & one of the Wonders of the World).Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.Day 3: Sigiriya - Kandy Stop At: Hiriwadunna LakeIn the morning, trek through the archetypal Sri Lankan Typical village. The trek begins with an awesome walk along a Wewa or man-made reservoir. The reservoir, the surrounding scrub jungle, marshland and village are a hive of early morning or an evening activity. You will continue your tour with a bullock cart ride up to a village house where you can experience a Sri Lankan Lunch.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Royal Spice GardenAfter Lunch, we will drive to Kandy. En route visit a Spice garden in Matale. For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated exports and are used for not only food but also medicines and cosmetics.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceIn the afternoon, you will take a city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, market square, gem lapidary and more. Spend overnight in Kandy. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.Day 4: Kandy - ColomboPass By: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western ProvinceToday after breakfast, you will be taken back to your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia or Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation at 3 star hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis as per itinerary
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hiriwadunna Trekking with Lunch
  • Cycling in Polonnaruwa
  • Tuk Tuk ride in Sigiriya
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • All current taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Hiriwadunna Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Spice Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Tooth

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Any others expenses not mentioned in Inclusions section

Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo - Sigiriya Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central Province You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia and driven to Dambulla. Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO World Heritage). Spend overnight in Sigiriya. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day 2: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya Stop At: Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province In the morning, take a morning cycling tour at one of the best maintained ruins of ancient Ceylon - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa where was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central Province In the afternoon, drive from your hotel to Sigiriya by TukTuk and Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress where you will visit rocky abode and water gardens (UNESCO World Heritage site & one of the Wonders of the World). Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day 3: Sigiriya - Kandy Stop At: Hiriwadunna Lake In the morning, trek through the archetypal Sri Lankan Typical village. The trek begins with an awesome walk along a Wewa or man-made reservoir. The reservoir, the surrounding scrub jungle, marshland and village are a hive of early morning or an evening activity. You will continue your tour with a bullock cart ride up to a village house where you can experience a Sri Lankan Lunch. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Royal Spice Garden After Lunch, we will drive to Kandy. En route visit a Spice garden in Matale. For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated exports and are used for not only food but also medicines and cosmetics. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province In the afternoon, you will take a city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, market square, gem lapidary and more. Spend overnight in Kandy. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day 4: Kandy - Colombo Pass By: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western Province Today after breakfast, you will be taken back to your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia or Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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