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Cultural & Scenic tour of Sri Lanka Cultural & Scenic tour of Sri Lanka tour

Cultural & Scenic tour of Sri Lanka

Overview

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country set amidst the majestic seas. The country is famous for its scenic beauty, green hills, calm beaches, and rich heritage sites. It offers a positive vibe to the people visiting it and leaves them wishing to retake the Sri Lanka tour. Also, get a taste of the beautiful Buddhist culture of Sri Lanka with its spiritually attractive houses, numerous temples, monasteries, churches, and mosques.

Sri Lanka tour is a perfect blend of adventure and calmness. Visit Sri Lanka to enjoy the serenity of nature and the rich cultural traditions of “The land of Serendipity.”



Trip Highlights

  1. Explore the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, beautiful cave temples, and the magnificent Sky Fortress.
  2. Visit the Yala National park, which is home to numerous mammals and colorful birds.
  3. Hike to the Sigiriya rock fortress and feast your eyes on the breathtaking view.
  4. Get to witness the tooth of Lord Buddha, preserved in the Temple of Sacred Tooth in Kandy.
  5. Enjoy the blue beaches at Bentota and undergo a relaxing massage.
  6. Take a walk around the Galle fort and enjoy the greenery.
  7. Sri Lanka tour gives an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisines and get to know the Sri Lankan culture.



ITINERARY - 13 Days

The representatives will transfer the tourists from Colombo airport to their hotels. Check-in and relax.

The Colombo city is the busiest place in Sri Lanka and attracts both business people and tourists. The place is famous for its shopping streets, Bazaars, and cultural buildings like temples, churches, and monasteries.

Spend the night at Colombo.

Dambulla is 190kms away from Colombo and can be reached within 4 hours via road.

Dambulla cave temple is a must-visit and comes under the UNESCO world heritage site. The temple was established by the hermit monks in the 1st century BC. The temple is protected and kept dry by a large rock which acts as the ceiling. The temple is beautifully painted and pictures of Buddha, goddesses, and monks, adorn the stone walls.

Check in to the hotel in Dambulla and stay overnight.

After an early breakfast, head to Sigiriya. The rock fortress in Sigiriya was built in the 5th century and offers a beautiful view. Take a relaxing walk through the lush green gardens surrounding it.

Have lunch at the Sigiriya rest house and head to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa was the ancient capital and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Visit the Minneriya National Park, which houses countless elephants, reptiles, birds, and other creatures. Witness some colorful and unique animals, and birds enjoy the afternoon safari.

Head to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Anuradhapura houses many ancient religious buildings and stupas which showcase the Buddhist culture and its history. After Anuradhapura, a visit to Mihintale will give you a spiritual and peaceful experience. Mihintale is a mountain peak, situated near Anuradhapura.

Head back to the hotel and overnight stay.

After breakfast at the hotel, head to Matale. Sri Lanka is famous for spice plantations, and Matale has a spice garden where tourists can learn about different spices and how they are grown.

After a small stop at Matale, head to the city of Kandy. Kandy is a famous tourist attraction as it houses interesting museums, the infamous Sacred Tooth temple, and many other picturesque places.

Visit the temple which houses the Sacred tooth relic of Buddha and experience serenity.

Enjoy the evening and stay overnight at a hotel in Kandy.

Have breakfast at the hotel and head to the botanical garden in Kandy. The beautiful flowers, bushy trees, and the lush-green plants give you a tranquil experience. There are seating spaces provided under the trees to shade you from the heat.

On the way to Nuwara Eliya, a stop to appreciate the majestic Ramboda waterfalls.

Arrive at Nuwara Eliya, which is a beautiful hill-station providing scenic views and a great climate.

Spend the night at Nuwara Eliya.

The Horton plains are beautifully green, and the climate is soothing. Take a ride through the dense forests to the Horton plains.

The Horton plain is huge and is considered one of the highest peaks in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a peaceful day, and head back to the hotel.

Night stay at Nuwara Eliya.

The next stop on the Sri Lanka tour is Yala. Yala is around 165 km (4 hours) away from Nuwara Eliya, and on the way, a stop is made at Ella. Ella houses a beautiful and majestic waterfall named Ravana after the evil king who abducted Sita. According to Hindu mythology, Ravana imprisoned Sita in the cave near the waterfall.

Proceed to Yala. Yala is rich in wildlife and houses many unique animals and birds. The place also has many colorful cave temples.

Check in to the hotel and spend the night.

Enjoy the day at Yala national park and explore the wildlife and participate in numerous fun activities

Have breakfast at the hotel, and the Sri Lanka tour continues. Take the trip towards Galle. Galle is 4 hours away from Yala.

Galle was occupied by Dutch in the 17th century and till date shows resemblance to the Dutch culture. The place is beautiful and offers a glorious view of the sunset across the Indian Ocean.

Spend the day traversing through the streets of Galle and spend the night.

Visit the Galle fort built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Visit the fort during sunrise or sunset for a memorable experience. Enjoy the fresh air and relax.

The town also houses churches, mosques, narrow streets, clothing boutiques, and museums

Have breakfast at the hotel and stroll the streets of Galle. Later, head to Colombo to carry out some last-minute shopping.

Overnight stay in Colombo.

After breakfast, head to some religious places like temples, mosques, and churches. Colombo houses numerous Hindu temples of Ganesh, Karthik, and Shiva. These temples offer a sense of calmness.

Visit the oldest Dutch church, Wolvendaal, and the historic Devatgahaha mosque.

Visit the national museum to learn more about the history and culture of Sri Lanka.

Later, we will drop you at the Colombo airport with the memories of a transcendent Sri Lanka tour.



More Details

HOTELS: 4 STAR DELUXE HOTELS

DESTINATION AS MENTIONED OR SIMILAR NIGHTS
COLOMBO CINNAMON LAKESIDE 1
DAMBULLA CINNAMON LODGE 3
KANDY CINNAMON CITADEL 1
NUWARA ELIYA ARALIYA GREEN HILLS 2
YALA EKHO SAFARI LODGE 2
GALLE UNAWATUNA BEACH RESORT 2
COLOMBO CINNAMON LAKESIDE 1



Cost & Terms

DEPARTURE MONTH/YEAR TOUR START DATE TOUR END DATE PER PERSON ON TWIN/DOUBLE SINGLE OCCUPANCY
MAY 2020 Saturday, May 9, 2020 Thursday, May 21, 2020 $1,550.00 $2,099.00
JUNE 2020 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Thursday, June 18, 2020 $1,550.00 $2,099.00
SEP 2020 Saturday, September 12, 2020 Thursday, September 24, 2020 $1,550.00 $2,099.00
OCT 2020 Saturday, October 3, 2020 Thursday, October 15, 2020 $1,550.00 $2,099.00

TOUR TO INCLUDE:

  • ACCOMMODATION AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED HOTELS AS PER OCCUPANCY,
  • BREAKFASTAT THE HOTELS,
  • DINNER AT THE HOTELS,
  • TRANSPORT IN ANA/C COACH WITH THE SERVICE OF ANENGLISH-SPEAKING CHAUFFEUR GUIDE,
  • SIGHTSEEING AS TOURS AS PER THE ITINERARY,
  • ENTRANCES (SINGLE ENTRY) TO THE MONUMENTS LISTED IN THE ITINERARY,
  • TEA FACTORY TOUR,
  • VISIT TO THE SPICE PLANTATION IN MATALE,
  • VISIT TO PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE,
  • TWO JEEP SAFARIS AT YALA NATIONAL PARK WITH ENTRANCE AND NATURALIST,
  • VALUE ADDED SERVICES ON COMPLEMENTARY BASIS
  • DISCOUNT VOUCHER TO SHOP AT ODEL DRESS BOUTIQUE IN COLOMBO.
  • DISCOUNT VOUCHER TO SHOP AT MONDY COLOMBO
  • MEETING AND ASSISTANCE AT THE AIRPORT AND
  • ALL APPLICABLE VALUE ADDED TAX.

TOUR TO EXCLUDE:

  • ANY FLIGHTS
  • LUNCH DURING THE TOUR
  • CAMERA & VIDEO PERMITS
  • VISA & OTHER CHARGES
  • ANY EXPENSES OF A PERSONAL NATURE
  • ANY OTHER EXPENSES NOT MENTIONED ABOVE
  • TIPS & PORTAGE

SPECIAL PRIVILEGES INCLUDED:

  • UNLIMITED MINERAL WATER AND TISSUES DURING DRIVES AND
  • DEDICATED 24/7 TOUR MANAGER / COORDINATOR FOR TOUR.



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