General

This tour takes you to all 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. The sacred city of Anuradhapura, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the sacred city of Kandy, the ancient city of Sigiriya, the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the Horton Plains Park and the Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Day 1

Transfer to Colombo, the business capital of Sri Lanka. In the evening do a city tour covering Independence Square, business district, galleries, temples. Enjoy the evening sunset in beach front Galle Face Green.

Day 2

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and see a large number of elephants closely. Proceed to Dambulla Rock Temple, a UNESCO Site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. It consists of five caves with painted walls and ceilings. Also visit another UNESCO Heritage Site Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the rock citadel of 5th century ancient King. Home for the world renowned frescoes of the Sigiriya ”Maidens of the Clouds”

Day 3

Visit the sacred city Anuradapura, many UNESCO Sites to visit. The capital of ancient Sri Lanka dated back to the 4BC. It is full of iconic buildings and remnants of a people from a bygone era that flourished under the rule of their kings and queens. The ruins of ancient palaces, courtyards, temples and monasteries and monuments which are fascinating to explore.

Day 4

Travel to the ancient capital Polonnaruwa a UNESCO Heritage Site. Like Anuradapura it is full of  ruins of ancient palaces, courtyards, temples and monasteries and monuments.

Day 5

Kandy is the last capital of the Kings before British took control of the entire country in 1815 as an UNESCO Site and also home to the sacred tooth relic “Sri Dalada Maligawa”. Visit the temple and then watch a cultural show in the evening. Enjoy a city tour to the lake and a local bazaar for handicraft and gem lapidaries.

Day 6 & 7

Leave for Nuwara Eliya, on the way visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, originally a pleasure garden for the Kings. A paradise for nature lovers with flower beds, lawns, pavilions, and conservatories. Also stop by a tea estate and factory and enjoy trekking through the lush green tea plants. Learn how Pure Ceylon Tea is made.

Visit the Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO Site, and see the peak wilderness sanctuary contains the most extensive area of cloud forest still existing in Sri Lanka. The plains are popular for trekking and biodiversit

Day 8 & 9

Leave for Sinharaja rainforest, driving downhill through tea estates, rubber plantations, rice fields, and lush green hilly landscapes. Spend the rest of the afternoon leisurely or enjoy a walk in rural village.
Sinharaja Rain Forest, a UNESCO Site. It is a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka and is of international significance and also a treasure trove of endemic species

Day 9 & 10

Check in to the beach resort, you don’t need an invitation to soak yourself in the sun, take a dip in the sea or relax in the beach.

Visit the Dutch Fort, one of the most popular UNESCO Sites in Galle. The main port in the west coast in ancient times and the center of Dutch rule in 17th century. The Dutch Museum and church are two famous attractions in Galle with Dutch hospital shopping arcade. Make a stop at a turtle conservation site and visit traditional mask and craft making workshops.

Day 11

After breakfast according to your departure time you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

 

Price includes

  • Accommodation with breakfast meals
  • Transportation between the program
  • Luxury scenic train ride from Peradeniya to Nuwara Eliya
  • Services of the chauffeur guide

Price do not include

  • Gate entry fees
  • Excursion fees
  • Photography permits
  • Other costs not offered in this program
  • Tip for your tour guide
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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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