Heritage Tour of Sri Lanka in 7 Days / 6 Nights offers most impressive heritage sites of Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Kandy. Explore Sri Lanka’s Culture, History, People and traditions.
Sri Lanka tour package prices valid until 31/10/2017
Sri Lanka tour pacakge prices include 6 nights hotel accommodations
Sri Lanka tour package prices include meals on half board (dinner and breakfast)
Sri Lanka tour package prices include transport in private vehicle and a driver-guide
Sri Lanka tour package prices include all stated sightseeing activities
Day 1 – Colombo Welcome to Sri Lanka! arrive at any time. Your driver/guide will wait for you in the arrival hall of the Bandaranaike International Airport (Colombo Airport) with a signboard with “Your Name”. You will be immediately transferred to the hotel located near to the airport. Check-in to your room and have a for good rest.
Day 2 – Anuradhapura After early breakfast, we travel towards Anuradhapura. The whole site is studded with vast expanses of monastic sites. The tallest brick-built stupas of the ancient world, Ruvanvalisaya , Abhayagiri and Jetawana dagabas, constituted the central edifices of the monasteries. Mahavihara, Abhayagiri Vihara and Jetavanarama respectively.
Day 3 – Polonnaruwa The eastern corner of the Cultural Triangle was the Silver Capital Polonnaruwa that followed Anuradhapura. Though lasted only a few decades over two centuries,the colossal works of art and architecture, both Buddhist and Hindu, including stupendous image shrines like Lankatilaka, Tivanka Patimaghara and Parakrama samudra, still breath the classical warmth of the preceding era. The stone carved Buddha icons of the Galvihara attract thousands of connoisseurs all year around.
The Chola monuments and the vast collections of Hindu bronzes vie with or surpass their counterparts of South Indian products in excellence.
The archaeological remains at Polonnaruva best exhibit the royal architectural achievements. Visitors to Polonnaruva would no doubt enjoy the Museum and Visitor Center , which has gained great international repute.
Day 4 – Sigiriya and Dambulla Sigiriya, was a rock fortress-cum-royal palace complex of the 5th century created by King Kasyapa, who transformed the natural rock in to a heavenly abode like unto the Palace of Kuvera, the God of Wealth. Every little space of land and rock and boulder was landscaped into water gardens, island pavilions, courtyards and building sites. The rock summit was replaced with a grandeur palace complex,which was approached through a brick – built tunnel entered through a gaping mouth of a lion built on the plateau. The western face of the rock was once covered with a painted surface. The remaining paintings within a cave depicts heavenly damsels or ladies of Kasapa’s court.
The cave shrines of Dambulla dating back to pre-Christian era are well known for the well-preserved Buddhist murals of the 18th century. Being one of the largest cave shrines of South Asia, the five caves cover more than 2000sq. meters of paintings of the late medieval style popularly known as Kandyan art.The exhausting hill climb of the visitors will be richly rewarded by a visit to the newly established Museum of Paintings.
Day 5 – Kandy The historic city of Kandy was the last capital of Sri Lanka, located in the valley surrounded by forested hills and partly by the meandering river Mahaveli. It was an urban centre from the 15th century to the 19th century. The city is visited by visitors and pilgrims of the Buddhist world to admire and worship the sacred Tooth Relic Shrine. The city ,with its beauty enhanced by the artificial lake, the royal palace complex, four-shrines Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini. and the two famous monastic complexes of Malvatta and Asgiriya Viharas.
Day 6 – Kitulgala After breakfast leave for Kitulgala a riverside town surrounded by lush jungle. Enjoy a high adrenaline pumping “White Water Rafting” in Kelani River, one of the longest rivers in Sri Lanka, which is a graded 2-3 rapid. You could experience the fascinating view of the surrounding forest while rafting and when you are in the calm waters you could let yourself float while enjoying the scenic beauty. End the rafting and have a river bath.
Day 7 – Negombo and Airport Enjoy your breakfast and we transfer you to the airport with packed sweet memories of Sri Lanka Heritage Tour.