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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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$550 Cultural & Theme Tours

Round tour 08 Days with certified chauffeur and car

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 Colombo > AnuradhapuraStop At: Dilra Tours, Negombo, Western ProvinceDay 1 Colombo > Anuradhapura As per given time we will pick up you from your location(Your pick up location can be "Colombo city, Katunayake airport , Negombo, Seeduwa) Morning 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 Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Day 2 Anuradhapura > Mihintale > SigiriyaPass By: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceMorning 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 siteNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Day 3 Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > SigiriyaStop At: Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceMorning 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 VillageDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Day 4 Sigiriya > Dambulla > Matale > Kandy > Nuwara eliyaStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceMorning 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 )Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Day 5 Nuwara eliya > Horton plain > [Train tour] > EllaStop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceEarly 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 HotelDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Day 6 Ella > Udawalawe > Mirissa Stop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National ParkEarly 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)Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Day 7 Mirissa > Unawatuna > Galle > MirissaStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceIn the morning, 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 GalleDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Day 8 Mirissa > Airport Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceLeave from Mirissa to Airport [4 hours] (180 Km)Reach to airport for departure flight or drop you to your selection location to end the tourDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$475 Cultural & Theme Tours

8 Days of Classic Tour

Day 01  Upon landing at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, you will be met by our Tour Representative and receive a Garland of flowers. Then you will proceed to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to see Orphaned Elephants and their freedom project of activities point, After the activities.Head to Habarana where you will Check-In to your Hotel. You will spend the day, relaxing at your leisure.  Day 2  After breakfast the next morning, you will visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura, followed by a visit to Mihintale in the afternoon. Afterwards, you will return back to the hotel in Sigiriya to spend the night.   Day 3  After breakfast, you will visit and climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the go on a Village Safari.Next you will visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa to visit and sight-see landmark locations in Polonnaruwa. You will return back to your hotel in Sigiriya to spend the nightDay 4  After breakfast the next morning, you will leave for Kandy. On the way to Kandy you will visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. After this, you will explore a Tea Factory before arriving in Kandy. You will check in at the hotel in Kandy and leave in the evening to visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) and also later enjoy a cultural Kandyan dance performance.  You will spend the night at the hotel in Kandy.  Day 5  After breakfast, you will go on a Kandy City Tour and go souvenir shopping during this. Then you will visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. Afterwards you will continue to Nuwara Eliya. You will stop to visit a tea factory on the way to Nuwara Eliya. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya  Day 6  After breakfast, Go on a City Tour in Nuwara Eliya and depart to Kataragama.On the way, we will be visiting the 26 foot (8-meter) Ravana waterfalls.Check in to your Hotel in Kataragama Or Tissamaharamaya to Overnight StayDay 7 Early Morning Jungle Safari at Yala National Park and then head to Mirissa. On the way, we will visit the Hambantota Salterns and Stilt Fisherman at Weligama, followed by the Galle Fort. Once we reach Mirissa you will check-in to a hotel there and spend the night.  Day 8  There is no itinerary planned for the day. After breakfast at the hotel, we will be departing for Bandaranaike International Airport in time to catch your flight (at least 2-3 hours before your flight), concluding the end of this tour.

$180 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 Days Ancient Capital Cities Tour from Colombo

ItineraryDay 1: COLOMBO - POLONNARUWAStop At: Bandaranaike International AirportMeet and Greet your Chauffer guide from Bandaranayake Inertnational Airport or your Hotels in Colombo and Head to Polonnaruwa.Polonnaruwa 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.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: POLONNARUWA - ANURADHAPURA -SIGIRIYAStop At: anuradhapuraAnuradhapura 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)Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceOnce you completed your tour in Anuradhapura after check in at your hotel In Sigiriya (2Hrs Drive) for Overnight stay.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: SIGIRIYA – PIDURANGALA - DAMBULLA – COLOMBOStop At: Sigiriya Rock Forigners EntranceEarly 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. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceYour 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.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceAfter 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.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Colombo Fort Police StationOnce you completed your Ancient Capital 3 Days tour you will be safely return back to your Hotel in Colombo.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$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. 

$625.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Round Tour 11 nights 12 days

day 1 - Our driver will meet you at air port and drive directly to Anuradhapura. Next Day Visit Anuradhapura  and Evening Mihintale. Over Night Anuradhapura.day 2 -Anuradhapura city became the Capital of Anuradhapura Kingdom in the 4th Century BC. It remained as the capital city for 15 centuries and was a prominent political and trade center in South Asia during this period.Over Night Anuradhapura.day 3 - After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa was a great city in Sri Lanka which came in to prominence during its' brief period of 2 Centuries of Sri Lankan history, being second only to the ancient city of Anuradhapura in ancient cultural heritage. Polonnaruwa today is a showcase of the great ancient Sri Lankan architecture dating back to 12th Century AD ,over night sigiriya.day 4  -After breakfast climb sigiriya rock. After village tour to see sri lanka real rural life and have a Ayurveda massage. Over night sigiriya. Village Tour-  gives you a chance to experience traditional Sri Lanka with all its authenticity. Spend time with the villagers and understand village life. Engage in many village activities that form everyday life,and a walk through the rice fields. Learn to cook traditional Sri Lankan food. You will finish off with an exceptionally delicious buffet lunch(according to time) served in classic Sri Lankan style. This is your truly Sri Lankan holiday experience.over night sigiriya.day 5 - After break fast Proceed To Kandy. On The Way Visit to Dambulla cave temple, Hindu Temple, Spice Garden. Over Night Kandy.Matale Hindu Temple, Muthumariamman Temple or Arulmigu Sri Muthumari Amman Kovil is a temple in Matale, Sri Lanka. The prefix “Muthu”, literally means “pearl”. "Mari" means rain and "Amman" means mother.over night kandy.day 6 - Temple of Tooth, Sri Dalada Maligawa , botanical garden, jem museum , wood carving. over night kandy.day 7 - After breakfast proceed to ella thought Nuwaraeliya. and from nuwara eliya  (nanu oya) to  ella by train. driver will catch you in ella .over night ella.day 8-  visit arround ella. over night ella. day 9- Proceed to Thissamaharama.Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. over night thissamaharama.day 10 - 11- Proceed to south cost Mirissa. Relax on Mirissa Beach. wheals watching. Over night Mirissa.day 12 - Galle,Visit Galle old town and meethiyagoda moon minestrone factory. Drop to air port or Negombo. tour finish.

$399.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

cultural tour 5 nights 6 days

Itinerary • Day 01 & 02 - Kandy We will pick you up at the Bandaranaike International Airport and drive directly to Kandy where you will spend the night at a hotel in Kandy.The next day you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (also known as Dalada Maligawa) which is one of the most important Temple to visit in Sri Lanka. The significance of the temple is that is houses the relic of the Lord Buddha's tooth. Afterwards, you will visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. orchids, spices, palm trees and medicinal plants.and then You will visit the Gem Museum in Kandy to have a real experience of sapphires in sri lankaLater towards the evening, you will get a chance to see a Kandyan Cultural show which shows the uniqueness of the Sri Lankan dance performances and the drummersYou will spend the night at the hotel in KandyDay 3 - Sigiriya After breakfast the next morning, you will leave to Sigiriya. On the way, you will visit the Hindu Temple, Matale Aluvihare, Dambulla Cave Temple.  first we stop at Matale Aluviharethen  Dambulla Cave Temple monastery is still functional and remains the best-preserved ancient edifice in Sri Lanka. You will spend the night at a hotel in Sigiriya. Day 4 - Polonnaruwa The next morning after break fast  we will depart to Polonnaruwa . Polonnaruwa today is a showcase of the great ancient Sri Lankan architecture dating back to the 12th century AD.then way back have a authentic lunch and will make a safari to see many wild elihphant.over 100...You will then return to sigiryaDay 5 - Anuradhapura In the morning after break fast proceed to anuradhapura which is our first capital in the kind period. you will visit the Thuparamaya, considered to be the first dagaba or pagoda built in Sri Lanka, which enshrines the collarbone of the Lord Buddha. You will visit the Lovamahapaya, also known as the Brazen Palace, located between the Ruwanvaliseya and Sri Maha Bodhiya.  Later you will visit Mihintale which is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is believe by Sri Lankas to be the site of meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. You will spend the night at the hotel Anuradhapura. Day 6 - DropWe will drop you in Negombo or the Bandaranaike International Airport or any destination.

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