6-Day Heritage Sri Lanka Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Bandaranaike International AirportTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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Enjoy a 6-day heritage tour designed especially for travelers who are interested in the culture and history of Sri Lanka. Explore some of the most beautiful cities including Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Kandy. Venture into Sri Lanka with your friendly guide at UNESCO sites, Eat a delicious breakfast provided at your hotel accommodation which is included in the price.
ItineraryDay 1: Airport / NegomboPass By: LUV SL Negombo, Negombo, Western ProvinceYou will be picked up at the Bandaranaike International Airport or from the hotel you are already residing in Colombo. From there transfer to Negombo.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Negombo. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 2: Negombo / DambullaStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceThis temple is also called the golden temple, a UNESCO world heritage site. The caves contain ancient paintings and sculptures of Lord Buddha. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 3: Dambulla / Sigiriya / PolonnaruwaStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage and massive rock fortress, built during the ancient era of King Kashyapa. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvincePolonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District. Polonnaruwa’s New Town includes Kaduruwela and the other part of Polonnaruwa rests as the royal ancient city of the Realm of Polonnaruwa. Ride through Polonnaruwa in a cycle. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Polonnaruwa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 4: Polonnaruwa / Anuradhapura Stop At: Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceKnown initially as the Uttararama, Gal Viharaya is a rock temple of the Buddha which was formed in the 12th century by King Parakramabahu.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceVatadage is a prehistoric construction, built during the sovereignty of Parakramabahu I to hold the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. The structure has two stone stages decorated with decorative stone carvings. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Statue of Parakramabahu I, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceThe statue of King Parakramabahu stands near the Potgul Vehera Monastery in Polonnaruwa. It is one of the greatest stone figurines of the Polonnaruwa period.Duration: 1 hourStop At: anuradhapuraVisit Atamasthana or Eight sacred places, the sequence of sites where the Buddha had visited while the three visits to Sri Lanka. They are Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa and Lankarama.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Anuradhapura. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 5: Anuradhapura / KandyStop At: Matale Aluviharaya මාතලේ අළුවිහාරේEnclosed by mountains, the Aluvihara cave temple is located 30 km north of Kandy and a sacred Buddhist temple with a history tracing back to 3rd Century B.C. Duration: 1 hourStop At: New Ranweli Spice Garden, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit the spice garden in Kandy and get to know about the herbs and spices grown there. Duration: 1 hourStop At: National Museum Kandy, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceThe Kandy National Museum is situated next to the Temple of the Tooth in part of the former Royal Palace of Kandy. The museum partakes over 5,000 artefacts including weapons, jewellery, tools and other artefacts from the Kandyan period (17-19th Century).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage site and popular religious place in Kandy. Take part in traditional rituals. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Kandy. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 6: Kandy / ColomboPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportThere is no itinerary planned for the day. You will be drop at the airport, 3 hours before the departure time. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa
  • Entry/Admission - Gal Vihara
  • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Vatadage
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Parakramabahu I
  • Entry/Admission - anuradhapura
  • Entry/Admission - Matale Aluviharaya මාතලේ අළුවිහාරේ
  • Entry/Admission - New Ranweli Spice Garden
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum Kandy

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Multi-Day Trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport / Negombo Pass By: LUV SL Negombo, Negombo, Western Province You will be picked up at the Bandaranaike International Airport or from the hotel you are already residing in Colombo. From there transfer to Negombo. Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Negombo. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 2: Negombo / Dambulla Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central Province This temple is also called the golden temple, a UNESCO world heritage site. The caves contain ancient paintings and sculptures of Lord Buddha. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 3: Dambulla / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central Province A UNESCO world heritage and massive rock fortress, built during the ancient era of King Kashyapa. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province Polonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District. Polonnaruwa’s New Town includes Kaduruwela and the other part of Polonnaruwa rests as the royal ancient city of the Realm of Polonnaruwa. Ride through Polonnaruwa in a cycle. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Polonnaruwa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 4: Polonnaruwa / Anuradhapura  Stop At: Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province Known initially as the Uttararama, Gal Viharaya is a rock temple of the Buddha which was formed in the 12th century by King Parakramabahu. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province Vatadage is a prehistoric construction, built during the sovereignty of Parakramabahu I to hold the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. The structure has two stone stages decorated with decorative stone carvings. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Statue of Parakramabahu I, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province The statue of King Parakramabahu stands near the Potgul Vehera Monastery in Polonnaruwa. It is one of the greatest stone figurines of the Polonnaruwa period. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: anuradhapura Visit Atamasthana or Eight sacred places, the sequence of sites where the Buddha had visited while the three visits to Sri Lanka. They are Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa and Lankarama. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Anuradhapura. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 5: Anuradhapura / Kandy Stop At: Matale Aluviharaya මාතලේ අළුවිහාරේ Enclosed by mountains, the Aluvihara cave temple is located 30 km north of Kandy and a sacred Buddhist temple with a history tracing back to 3rd Century B.C. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: New Ranweli Spice Garden, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province Visit the spice garden in Kandy and get to know about the herbs and spices grown there. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: National Museum Kandy, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province The Kandy National Museum is situated next to the Temple of the Tooth in part of the former Royal Palace of Kandy. The museum partakes over 5,000 artefacts including weapons, jewellery, tools and other artefacts from the Kandyan period (17-19th Century). Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province A UNESCO world heritage site and popular religious place in Kandy. Take part in traditional rituals. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Kandy. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).
Day 6: Kandy / Colombo Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport There is no itinerary planned for the day. You will be drop at the airport, 3 hours before the departure time. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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