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Each year a great festival, the Poson Poya, is held at Mihintale on the Poson full-moon night (usually in June) to commemorate the conversion of Devanampiya Tissa.


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$430 Cultural & Theme Tours

Round tour 08 Days with certified chauffeur and car

Itinerary in detailDay 1 Colombo > AnuradhapuraMorning start from your hotel or airport on arrival   Proceed to Elephant park [2 & 1/2 hours] (104 Km) Enjoy elephant safari, bath & feed Proceed to Anuradhapura [205 Km] (4 & 1/2 hours) Evening explore first ancient capital, man made city Anuradhapura Day 2 Anuradhapura > Mihintale > SigiriyaMorning proceed to Sigiriya [02 hours] (90 Km) En route visit Mihintale buddhist monastery Enjoy Traditional village tour, Catamaran ride, bullock cart ride, Coocking program in Habarana Evening Trekking to Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress UNESCO heritage site Day 3 Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > SigiriyaMorning proceed to Polonnaruwa [1 & 1/2 hours] (60 Km) Explore UNESCO heritage site, second ancient capital, man made city Polonnaruwa, Afternoon proceed to Minneriya national park for safari (01 hours) [38 Km] Enjoy Jeep safari, Wild life visit in Minneriya National park, Proceed to Sigiriya, Cycling tour in Village Day 4 Sigiriya > Dambulla > Matale > Kandy > Nuwara eliyaMorning leave from Sigiriya to Kandy, [85 Km] (3 hours) En route visit Rock Cave Temple & Golden Temple in Dambulla En route visit Herbal & Spice garden in Matale (Optional) Reach to Kandy Enjoy City tour & sightseeing in Kandy Visit Upper lake view point, Cultural dancing show, Temple of tooth relic, Kandy lake, Visit Art & craft, Gem & Jewelry, Silk & Batik shops (Optional) There after proceed to Nuwaraeliya [ 78 km ] ( 2 1/2 hours ) Day 5 Nuwara eliya > Horton plain > [Train tour] > EllaEarly morning proceed to Horton plain national park & trekking with sightseeing Afternoon return to Nuwara eliya & sightseeing in Nuwara eliya, Train tour from Nanuoya to Ella by Train in Evening, Meet tour guide & car in Ella railway station and proceed to Hotel Day 6 Ella > Udawalawe > Mirissa Early morning enjoy trekking to Ella Rock, Visit Rawana waterfall, Ella Gap, Proceed to Udawalawe national park [03 hours] (98 Km) Enjoy Jeep safari, Elephant visit, Bird watching in Udawalawe national park, Evening proceed to Mirissa, [3 & 1/2 hours] (125 Km) Day 7 Mirissa > Unawatuna > Galle > MirissaMorning (As per weather conditional suggest for Whale & dolphin watching in Mirissa) Leisure in hotel & beach Evening visit to Unawatuna beach & visit to Dutch fort, Light house, UNESCO heritage site Galle Day 8 Mirissa > Airport Leave from Mirissa to Airport [3 hours] (180 Km)

$195 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Ancient Capital Cities Tour from Colombo

DAY 01 : COLOMBO – POLONNARUWAPolonnaruwa is one of the must most important archaeological sites in Sri Lanka and many tourists visit the city during their holidays. Most monuments in Polonnaruwa are closely related to two religions, Buddhism and Hinduism. The Royal Palace, Lankatilaka Gedige (Temple), Gal Vihara (Temple), Demala Maha Seya (Temple) & ThuparamaOnce you completed your 1st Day of your tour you will be Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa Hotel.DAY 02 : POLONNARUWA – ANURADHAPURA - SIGIRIYAAnuradhapura the capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities.The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. (Mihintale, Jaya sri maha Bodhi, Isurumuniya, Ruwanwelisaya)Once you completed your tour in Anuradhapura after check in at your hotel In Sigiriya (2Hrs Drive) for Overnight stay.DAY 03 : SIGIRIYA – PIDURANGALA - DAMBULLA – COLOMBOMorningEarly morning your 1st destination will be the SIGIRIYA ROCK- The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. After that will be going on technical tours to see the crafts of some of the traditional artisans of Sigiriya such as the wood carvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the they do their work, and will be able to purchase some great souvenirs (if you wish) too. Your 2nd destination will be a Pidurangala Rock a massive rock formation almost directly opposite Sigiriya. Pidurangala has an equally majestic view as the former of rolling lake-and-land vistas. Short of viewing it through drone footage, the summit of Pidurangala is also the best possible place to get an eyeful the rock fortress itself.AfternoonAfter Lunch proceed to Sri Lanka's Largest Rock Dambulla Cave Temple built on a 600 feet high Rock Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colors and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era ) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century.Once you completed your Ancient Capital 3 Days tour you will be safely return back to your Hotel in Colombo.

$780 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour of Sri Lanka 2019

Day 1 - Your Sri Lanka Vacation begins with arrival at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be met by our company representative. Transfer to Negombo beach hotel for check-in. Day 2 - The day begins with breakfast and check-out at Negombo beach hotel and transfers to Anuradhapura. Then it is off to explore the archaeological and architectural marvels at the sacred city of Anuradhapura. The day ends with hotel check-in. Day 3 - After breakfast at Anuradhapura hotel, the day’s itinerary starts with a stop at Mihintale mountain peak on the way to Polonnaruwa. Next on the itinerary is a visit to a traditional Sri Lankan wood carving factory. Then travel to Habarana for hotel check-in, Day 4 - After breakfast at Habarana hotel enjoy an incredible Elephant Ride. Next on this Sri Lanka tour itinerary is Sigiriya. Adventure tourism in Sri Lanka cannot be complete without an authentic Sri Lanka safari. In the afternoon take a jeep safari ride to Minneriya National Park. Then return to the Habarana hotel. Day 5 - The day begins with breakfast at the Habarana hotel before travelling towards Kandy with intriguing Sri Lanka sightseeing stops along the way. The cave-temple complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next stop is Herb and Spice garden in Matale. Sri Lanka also distinguished for its precious and semi-precious gemstones. Discover delightful traditional Sri Lankan garments made of high-quality silk. Then check-in at Kandy hotel. Top-off the day with traditional Kandyan local tradition of singing, drumming, and fire dancing in the evening. Day 6 - On this day enjoy a full itinerary of Kandy Sri Lanka tours after breakfast at Kandy hotel. Then visit the Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya. The next stop before returning to Kandy hotel is Kandy Lake, a man-made lake created by the side of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Day 7 - After breakfast at Kandy hotel, our Sri Lanka itinerary resumes with travel to Nuwara Eliya. Heading toward Nuwara Eliya, stop to admire the 40-foot granite statue of Lord Hanuman at Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple. Our Sri Lanka excursions continue with a visit to a tea factory and tea plantation. Then travel to the village of Seetha Eliya. Then visit Lake Gregory, The day ends with an overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya hotel. Day 8 - After breakfast at Nuwara Eliya hotel, the last day of our Sri Lanka tour starts off with travel back to Colombo. The day ends with rest and relaxation in the comfort of the Colombo hotel. Day 9 - After breakfast at Colombo hotel, Colombo city tour begins with a visit to landmark temples in the surrounding area and a Colombo tour of the city’s major sites. The day ends with travel to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for departure. 

$97 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Tour: Anuradhapura and Mihintale from Sigiriya

Meet your guide at your Sigiriya accommodat8 am at 8am for your 10-hour tour of Anuradhapura and Mihintale (own expense). Traveling in a private vehicle, drive 1.5 hours to Anuradhapura. Follow your guide on a walk through the city, passing ancient monuments such as Sri Maha Bodhi and Thuparamaya.After visiting Anuradhapura, pause for one hour for lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense).Drive on 30 minutes to Mihintale, one of the most significant sites in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Learn the history and significance of Mihintale, a mountain peak that is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.At the conclusion of your tour, your vehicle will return you to your Sigiriya hotel.SKU: LK60060100

$97 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Tour: Anuradhapura and Mihintale from Dambulla

Meet your guide at your Dambulla accommodation at 8am for your 10-hour tour of Anuradhapura and Mihintale (own expense). Traveling in a private vehicle, drive 1.5 hours to Anuradhapura. Follow your guide on a walk through the city, passing ancient monuments such as Sri Maha Bodhi and Thuparamaya.After visiting Anuradhapura, pause for one hour for lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense).Drive on 30 minutes to to Mihintale, one of the most significant sites in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Learn the history and significance of Mihintale, a mountain peak that is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.At the conclusion of your tour, your vehicle will return you to your Dambulla hotel.SKU: LK60060100

$176 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days Highlights Of Sigiriya & Mihintale From Colombo

1st Day Highlights Of Sigiriya:You will be starting your tour at 07:00 AM from your hotel in Colombo. You will get to Sigiriya by 10.00 am. Your destination in the city will be the SIGIRIYA ROCK- The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft.) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa for his new capital. You will be able to view the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at PAINTINGS- The theories and views on the subject of the paintings may be divided into two broad categories: firstly they portray human beings, i.e., queens, princesses and maids of the court of Kassapa I (AC 479-497).You will finish these tours by 2:00 pm and break for lunch at a local restaurant. After an enjoyable meal at your own cost Later at 2:30 PM you will be going on technical tours to see the crafts of some of the traditional artisans of Sigiriya; such as the wood carvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the they do their work, and will be able to purchase some great souvenirs (if you wish) too. Overnight stay in hotel in Sigiriya.  2nd Day Highlights Of Mihintale Mountain Peak:Early Morning 08:00 AM Your Journey Will Start To Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.  Highlights Of Kantaka Cetiya:Kantaka Cetiya is a circular stupa having a base circumference of about 425 feet. It has three stepped rims. It has four frontispieces in the four cardinal directions. The frontispiece is called Vaahalkada. All the Vaahalkadas are decorated with sculptures of dwarfs, animals, human, divine figures and floral motifs. One of the most important of the sculptures on the Kantaka Cethiya Vaahalkada is the elephant headed God with two arms. The Saivites call it Ganapati or Ganeesaa. The Ganapati sculptures in the Vaahalkadas of the Kantaka Cetiya have created confusion among the archaeologists and historians. No one could not explain the connection between Ganapati God and Buddhism. Thus, the Sinhalese historians and archaeologists have tried to give some imaginary interpretation.  After the 2 Days of Your Tour Our driver will drop-off to your hotel in Colombo. 

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