Culture & Heritage Sri Lanka
08 Nights & 09 Days Tour

08 Nights & 09 Days Tour

  • >=3 Star
  • Transfer
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

Sri Lanka is synonymous with culture, an important aspect of its multi-faceted community. Much of its culture is inherent in many ancient archaeological sites some of which remain a mystery even to this date. This tour package is guaranteed to take you to historical hotspots such as Sigiriyra, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Adding to it, you will visit scenic tea plantations, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the cooling town of Nuwaraeliya.

DAY 01
Arrival - Negombo

Arrive in Colombo International Airport. Meet and Greet services by a representative of SAFFRON ISLAND SRI LANKA

Afterwards proceed to Negombo.

Check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at Negombo

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya

En route visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. The sanctuary covers 25 acres of lush vegetation with an approximate population of about 77 consisting of both adult and baby elephants. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time; when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

After reaching Sigiriya visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Sigiriya is home to the 5th century "Fortress in the sky" which is the most fantastic single wonder of the island. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and garden complete with a swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.

Check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

DAY 03
Sigirya - Polonnaruwa Sightseeing - Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa for sightseeing of the ancient city

Polonnaruwa - king Parakramabahu reign is considered as the golden age of Polonnaruwa. It was his reign that is considered the Golden Age of Polonnaruwa, when trade and agriculture flourished under the patronage of the King, who was adamant that no drop of water falling from the heavens was to be wasted, and each be used toward the development of the land; hence, irrigation systems far superior to those of the Anuradhapura Age were constructed during Parakramabahu reign, systems which to this day supply the water necessary for paddy cultivation during the scorching dry season in the east of the country.

Afterwards return to hotel

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura to witness the ancient architecture in Anuradhapura period

Anuradhapura is Sri Lanka's ancient capital, 5th century BC - 9th century AD and the center of the island's Buddhist civilization. In antiquity and the interest, it is the equal of any ancient 'buried city'. The island's oldest Buddhist shrines - some dating back to 3rd century BC are found here. Impressive white 'dagabas' (relic chambers) and monuments, embellished with handsome stone carvings and sculpture, the oldest documented tree on earth - The Sri Maha Bodhi (over 2000 years old), pleasure gardens, beautifully executed stone baths and ponds, a superb irrigation system of reservoirs and canals are the attractions of Anuradhapura

Afterwards return to hotel

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

DAY 05
Sigirya - Dambulla Temple – Matale Visits–Cultural Show – Temple Of Tooth Relic - Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy

En route visit Dambulla Cave Temple & a spice garden and a Batik Factory at Matale

Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here.

After reaching Kandy witness the cultural show and end the evening by visiting temple of tooth relic.

Kandy Cultural show – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from "Salupliya" depicting several demons, "Thelme" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed by Kandy lake club dance troop within the span of one hour.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess's hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.

Afterwards return to hotel

Overnight stay at Kandy

After breakfast visit

Afterwards enjoy a city tour including arts and craft center, Kandy Market and Kandy View point (Kandy View point is where you get to see the perfect panoramic view of the Kandy City)

Kandy - the laidback capital of the hill country, and the historical bastion of Buddhist power, is built around a peaceful lake and set in a picturesque bowl of hills. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts and Culture.

Afterwards return to hotel

Overnight stay at Kandy

DAY 07
Kandy – Peradeniya Botanical Garden – Tea Plantataion – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit botanical garden at Peradeniya

Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of trees and plants. Some rare and endemics as well as flora from the tropical World Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.

Afterwards proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

Stop at Ramboda Falls and visit the Glen Loch Tea Factory & enjoy a refreshing cup of Tea while take in the panoramic beauty of Glen Loch tea plantation at Katukithula and enjoy a short walk in the tea fields

After reaching Nuwara Eliya enjoy a city tour.

Nuwara Eliya the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. The Victoria Park, in the middle of town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the ‘seasons’ when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity

Check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast enjoy the sightseeing of the ancient Dutch City of Galle.

Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.

Afterwards proceed to Balapitiya for a boat ride at Madu River

Madu River The estuary of the Madu Ganga River is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals – monkeys eat fruit in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets and kingfishers wait patiently on the banks, eyeing the water for prey.

Check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at Bentota

DAY 09
Bentota - Departure

After breakfast at leisure till standard check out time

Afterwards departure transfer to airport

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