Sri Lanka Cultural Expedition

From
1090
USD
Per Person
  • Private Transport (under post COVID 19 regulations)
  • 9 Night / 10 Days
  • Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa/Pinnawala/Negombo/Kandy/Galle/Dambulla  /Colombo/Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka Cultural Expedition

The unavoidable fact, the smiling nation exclusively belongs to Sri Lanka. They genuinely smile with you from big hearts. The culture is not a few hours’ textures, more than 2500 years. It includes mighty kings with mercury  energized airships who conquered the world, the Buddhism; spiritually enriched universal religion in harmony with world spread religions and races, Where 3rd B.C. uttered tuneful Sinhala language and other world spoken languages are spoken equally, who the indigenous people still live their lifestyle revealing the ancient competence of combination with nature, where black and white magic uses for cursing and blessing and all that is called Sri Lanka.
The food blended with serene of spices blessed with fingertips of luscious nature which not second to heaven feelings is just a fist away. Beverage we have the first best drink the clean water and second-best king coconut for the thirst and many more natural liquids to dislodge exhaust. Tea is not forgotten. Meet greenish carpets of tea with calming aromas.
Where gems are born to the grandeur of crowning the kings and queens around the world, who tolerate the victory and loss both equally, what the handicraft are fine arts with the inheritance over generations are essence here.
The spirit of the island is as above and unwritten much which has to be felt by its own body and soul.
 
We are awaiting to welcome you with your friends, families and well-wishers to this amazing destination. The tour is privet & fully customised. All our tours are compatible with National and International Post Covid 19 guidelines and regulations. 

Day 01

Arrival- Pick up |Negombo

Meet your representative with a heartwarming greeting, “Ayubowan!” (May You Live Long!) at the BIA. Enjoy a cup of refreshing Ceylon Tea and proceed to your stay at Negombo.
A vibrant coastal city, Negombo is a major urban city situated in the mouth of the Western province, on the West coast and in the Negombo lagoon. Negombo is additionally the authoritative capital of the Negombo Divisional Secretariat Division. It is a noteworthy business city with a populace of 128,000 in the Negombo zone, 37 kilometers North of Colombo. 


Negombo is celebrated for its extensive and old occupied fish shops and the angling business and excellent sand sandy shorelines. Sri Lanka is a free city with extravagant inns, housing, specialty eateries, and fine B&B. Negombo with a cutting-edge way of life and nighttime life. It is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-social city. Negombo is perfectly very close by to Bandaranaike International airport.

Overnight Accomadation
Negombo or similar

DAY 2 - Anuradhapura Ancient city

Anuradhapura

After the breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura.
Taking you back in time -to Sri Lanka’s First Capital. 
The heart of Sri Lanka’s majestic civilization enriched with Buddhism, exquisite sculpture, magnificent feats of architecture and hydraulic sophistication depicted by the cluster of reservoirs and irrigation channels- all reminiscent of the grandeur of a bygone era founded in the 5th Century BC and self- sustained in the decades afterwards.
Anuradhapura city has a multitudinous count of historical remaining both well preserved and ruins which are worthy and luckily to watch for.

Overnight Accomadation
Anuradhapura or similar

DAY 3 - Mihinthale & Ritigala Jungle Monastery

Anuradhapura

"Oh! Great King, the birds of the air & the beasts have an equal right to live & move about in any part of this land as thou. The lands belong to the peoples & all other beings & thou art only the guardian of it" said by Arahath Mahinda thero to king Devanampiyatissa revealing a doctrine where everyone’s life security praised with immense importance.
That significant historical incident happened in Mihintale which is one of the sixteen sacred sites in Sri Lanka according to Buddhism and can be known to the cradle of Buddhist civilization in Sri Lanka. Mihintale holds immense importance in culture, history as well as archaeology. The stupa or Dagoba, the rock and caves structures have compacted the Mihintale site. Enchanted environmentally, spiritually and famed from the 307 BC.
The Ritigala Mountain has been proclaimed a strict natural reserve so as to keep up its flawless condition. Cloud cover and mist at Ritigala mountain has brought the result for flora vegetation that commonly found at the wet zone's central hills than dry plains. The upper piece of the mountain is notable for its vegetation, some of which are uncommon; it has likewise a scope of wild orchids. The reference in the Mahavamsa, the ancient chronicle and the Hindu epic Ramayanaya which is a wrecked piece of the Himalayan mountain go India that was brought by Hanuman. Ritigala is home to 70 cave surrenders that were accepted to had been possessed since the first century BC. From the beginning of Buddhism, priests had been dwelling in caves or
 
 
rock shelters. Ritigala rock inscriptions demonstrate that step by step, the asylum turned into a religious retreat for the hermit monks who focused on meditation.

Overnight Accomadation
Anuradhapura or similar

Day 4 - Medieval Capital

Polonnaruwa

Visit a once thriving domain, the second most old of kingdoms, Polonnaruwa. See the remaining parts of the absolute most noteworthy accomplishments of the past; the monstrous Parakrama Samudra one of the biggest tanks covering 2500 hectares of land, still gives water to irrigation and water system as fulfilling the aim of the past kings' prime duties.
Set aside an effort to see the remaining parts of antiquated stupas, royal residences and other constructions, monastery, tanks, parks those which portraying its own account of a magnificent past.

Overnight Accomadation
Polonnaruwa or similar

DAY 5 - Rock Fortress Sigiriya & Cave Temples

Sigiriya|Dambulla  

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the royal palace is situated in the core of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a gigantic rock plateau-shaped from magma of a wiped-out spring of gushing lava, is 200 meters higher than the encompassing wildernesses. Its view dumbfounds the guests with an excellent combination of nature and human creativity. The complex incorporates remainders of a demolished royal residence, encompassed by a broad system of fortresses, gardens, lakes, alleys, canals, and fountains. The
 
encompassing regions of Sigiriya were repressed for several thousand years.
Dambulla Cave Temple is Sri Lanka's largest historic cave temple. The Dambulla rock is 330m high. It spreads on one side as a rock, and on the other, a mountain of wildlife. The cave temple is built in the area where the stone is spread. On the rock on the plains of Kurunegala, Sigiriya and Ritigala mountains are beautifully visible. The five caves possess an artistic treasure of wall paintings and statues of Lord Buddha and some kings. This is just an art gallery of the ancient age.

Overnight Accomadation
Dambulla | Habarana or similar

DAY 6 - Historical Kandy

Kandy

Senkadagala, Sri Lanka’s last kingdom and currently recognizes as Kandy, a world heritage site. Kandy is a noteworthy city in Sri Lanka situated in the Central Province. The locale is sloping and thickly forested inside the island. The city is in the middle of the Knuckles mountain run and the Hanthana Mountain Range. In the Kandy City Tour, the immaculacy is abundant.
The crown precious stone of the city is the acclaimed Sri Dalada Maligawa, by and large, called the Temple of the Tooth. 'Maligawa' really suggests a great living course of action, and the shelter is a touch of the royalty. The whole fanciful is more than three centuries old. The breathtaking roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses is the spot Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic – a left tooth of the Buddha kept. Temple of the Tooth building complex is consist of the Main Entrance, Moat, The Octagon – Pattripuwa., Handun Kunama (inner sanctum), The Golden Canopy, The Temple of the Tooth Museum – New Palace, The Royal Palace, The National Museum of Kandy, International Buddhist Museum – Old Courts, Kandy Lake, Queens Bath, Diyathilaka Mandapaya.
Kandy Lake, otherwise called Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is a man-made in the core of the slope city of Kandy. Steps around the lake are just an astonishment while the breeze hugs you and not to forget that it is like stepping around a history book as it witnesses about eras.
 
 
Kandy Cultural Show is a vibrant, lively and remarkable show of Sri Lankan customary moves, one of the nation's rich cultural performances. The beats in delineating demons, the rhythm of the low country, fire and harvest moves joined by ceremonial drums and the drum orchestra rising and tumbling to the vivacious rhythm.

Overnight Accomadation
Kandy or similar

DAY 7 - Pinnawala Elephnat Orphanage & Southern Beach

Pinnawala|Galle

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage’s primary role has been to give help to the stranded child elephants and grown-up elephants lost in the wild. Every elephant is given around 76 kg of the green matter daily multi and around 2 kg from a food sack of maize and rice bran. The shelter which brags about having the biggest crowd of hostage elephants on the Earth is well known and visited day by day by numerous local and foreign travelers. The primary fascination is unmistakably to watch the elephant washing which is a cute scene. Times to visit the orphanage are at 8.30 - 6 pm daily. At 9.15am, 1.15pm and 5 pm are for bottle feeding, and at 10 am and 2 pm it is bathing time. The washing hours are followed up by the sustaining hour at the principal focus of the halfway house. Infant elephants are bottle fed. Chosen guests get an opportunity of milking to the infant elephants.
 
Proceed to Galle, spend time in a beautiful fortified city, down south. Galle-a UNESCO Heritage site.
Discovering the old and the new. Discovering people amidst a wonderful mix of architecture and culture.
Taking a stroll down the old town with interesting street names would be like a walk down memory lane, reminiscing Ceylon in the Colonial days.
Impatient to find out what you will explore here? Here you go!
Portuguese constructed and Dutch fortified majestic Galle Fort and the landmarks within the premises such as the Galle National Museum depicting history and the life of the Galle inhabitants; the Fort Library - the treasure trove of rare books; Galle maritime Museum, heritage houses in the narrow alleys and the mix bag of boutiques and shops in every nook and corner selling antiques, souvenirs, jewelry, arts and crafts; eateries and art galleries. 

Overnight Accomadation
Galle | Hikkaduwa or similar

day 08 - Relax day at the beach resort

Galle

Full relax day on the beach.

Overnight Accomadation
Galle | Hikkaduwa or similar

Day 09 - Sea Turtles and Colombo city

Colombo

Following breakfast head to the turtle farm and hatchery. It is a non-profitable organization located as well as a popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. In order to conserve turtles and other marine species, the small hatchery was firstly started in 1986. Sri Lankan beaches are reckoned as a favorable breeding spot of the sea turtles. In case Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalle, Unawatuna, and Balapitiya are few of the most preferred nesting areas of the Sea turtles.
 
proceed to Colombo. Bet you are going to love the diversity of this destination. Full of fun and frolic.
Colombo; Sri Lanka’s commercial capital brings varying options be it leisure, dining, shopping or accommodation; marked with diverse colonial and cultural influences from Dutch and British colonial style architecture to Islamic mosques, Anglican and Catholic churches. Some of the landmarks you tour will include - the President’s House and Chatham Street Clock Tower, Old Dutch Hospital now converted to a shopping and dining complex, Galle Face Green, the colorful Pettah shopping bazar, the Gangaramaya Temple housing Buddhist artefacts from all over the world, National Museum depicting Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage, the Independence Memorial Hall designed in the typical style of a medieval Kandyan audience hall, the Independence Museum and the iconic Town Hall Building.

Overnight Accomadation
Colombo or similar

Day 10 - Departure

Colombo

Proceed to the Colombo International Airport (CMB) to the return flight.

THINGS TO DO

  • Sunset at the vibrant Negombo Beach
  • Day at the ancient city - Anuradhapura
  • Jungle monastery
  • Must see Medieval Capita & Lion rock
  • Cave Temples at Dambulla
  • Historical Kandy
  • Pinnawala Elephants
  • Turtles & Colombo city
  • Relax at the south beach

INCLUSIONS

  • A personalized welcome at the Colombo international airport
  • The service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide on tour (or you may request your Language)
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned superior grade Vehicle
  • 4*Star accommodation
  • Daily dinner and breakfast
  • Guided excursions and activities with entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Air fares and Visa fees
  • Travelers insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Detours and optional excursions
  • Camera and video charges if applicable
  • Tips, porterage and expenses of any personal nature
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