6 Days / 5 Nights
Duration
Anuradhapura, Colombo, Kandy, Minneriya, Negombo, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya
Location
4 / 5
luxury level
Jan – Dec
Tour Availability

Cultural Heritage package Tour (6 Days/ 5 Nights)

If you have just one week for an amazing tour that you won’t forget for the rest of your life, this is it. A well-organized private luxury tour across the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka, hopping from one major UNESCO World Heritage site to another.

Walk through the huge UNESCO World Heritage city of Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka, before exploring the second capital, Polonnaruwa (of course also a UNESCO World Heritage). Watch one of the largest Elephant herds in the world roam  in the water at Minneriya National Wildlife Park and visit the 8th wonder of the world, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress.  Sigiriya is one of the best examples of planned urban living in the ancient world.

A boat ride across Hiriwadunna Lake and a traditional lunch along with a complimentary Ayurvedic massage will relax you before continuing the fourth World Heritage site of your tour, the city of Kandy with its famous Temple of the Tooth. You will spend a day in Kandy visiting the Temple of the Tooth and then choose from our complimentary options for more visits, such as the Botanical Garden or other ancient temples. On the way back to Colombo, you can watch elephants bathe in the river in the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Complimentary offers:

  1. Optional tour in Kandy to famous royal temples of Gadaladeniya, Lankathilake and Ambekke Temple worth 60 Euro per person
  2. Hiriwadunna village tour and lake safari including bullock cart tour across the village and jungle road and a tuk tuk adventure, worth 30 Euro per person
  3. Exotic elephant safari ride tour in Pinnawala, worth 18 Euro per person
  4. Traditional 80 minute Ayurvedic massage worth 40 Euro per person

 

Selecting single rooms:

Single room supplement is 190.00 Euros per person on top of the standard price.

Standard prices per person is calculated based on shared rooms for your selected group size. You can select single rooms to stay for supplementary price of 190.00 Euros per person for the tour for all group sizes.

Please visit Custom-made tours if there are travelers under 12 years old  https://www.srilankanbeach.com/custom-made

 

Is this tour for me?

Travel style: luxury

You will have a private vehicle with a specialist chauffeur/ driver just for your group. In most cases this is a saloon car or a luxury mini van. If you want to take the scenic train ride in the mountains, this will also be especially reserved for you.

Service level and accommodation: luxury

Comfortable star-class accommodations are provided. Standard are double rooms to share between two people. We only house you in hotels with 3-5 star category with the highest trip-advisor and booking.com reviews.

Comfort rating: 3-4 stars

A tour that allows you to stay in highly reviewed hotels ranked in the top tier in customer service and quality. The tour is organised by putting together different highly regarded tour service providers to make your travel a pleasurable memory. You can always request our flagship hotels for more luxury and comfort.

Trip type: small private group

Small private group experience, max 16 people. When you book a tour for 2/ 4/ 6/ 12 people, you will be sharing your tour with that group only. You will not be part of a mega group rushing from one place to another.

Age requirement: 12+

Some walking and climbing steps, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Price includes :

  • We cover all costs included in your itinerary description inside Sri Lanka (no air fare)
  • Best reviewed and ranked boutique luxury hotels
  • Accommodation in shared double rooms on bed and breakfast basis in specified luxury hotels (can be upgraded on request)
  • Private luxury van, mini bus or car with an experienced driver and/ or guide with special tourist insurance
  • All government charges and taxes
  • Meals on bed and breakfast basis (can be upgraded on request)
  • Safaris with specialist jeeps and wildlife expert drivers; meals included during safaris
  • Free complementary excursions and herbal treatments, massages and lunches
  • Extras on the way such as traditional delicacies and handcraft souvenirs
  • Water and snacks on the way

Price excludes :

  • Medical/ travel insurance
  • Optional tours and activities that are not part of the
    complimentary offers that come with your package
  • Special permits including camera and video permits to
    designated sights
  • Tips and other expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees to national monuments,
    wildlife parks and other attractions that are not
    covered in your offer (can be upgraded on customer request)
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Day 1: Katunayake airport/ Negombo Click here to readmore

  • Welcome at the airport by our concierge and transfer to hotel in Negombo
  • Walk along the golden beaches and relax in Negombo
  • Enjoy delicious seafood and taste the first Sri Lankan spices

Accommodation: Paradise Beach Hotel in Negombo or similar

Transport: 15 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 02: Negombo- Anuradhapura Click here to readmore

  • Wander through ancient Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the centre of Theravada Buddhist civilization. It is the most important metropolis in the ancient world in South Asia.
  • Discover the birthplace of Sinhala civilization and the most monumental architectural site of the country.
  • Visit Sri Maha Bodi, the oldest historically documented tree in the world.

Accommodation: Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura or similar

Transport: 180 km by special luxury private tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 03: Anuradhapura- Polonnaruwa – Minneriya Wildlife Park- Sigiriya Rock Fortress Click here to readmore

  • Visit Polonnaruwa, another ancient metropolis and UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Wander along the shores of the giant man-made lake bordering the ancient capital Polonnaruwa.
  • Enjoy a fun evening safari through the Minneriya National Park, spotting its famous elephants and incredible wildlife.

Accommodation: Kassapa Lions Rock Hotel in Sigiriya or similar

Transport: 180km by special luxury private tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 4: Sigiriya Rock Fortress -Kandy Click here to readmore

  • Be amazed by Sigiriya, the incredible “Fortress in the sky”, and enjoy the views from this ancient rock palace.
  • Visit Hiriwadunna, an authentic Sri Lankan village, walk along a beautiful lake and watch the wildlife around the village.
  • Climb up to the Dambulla rock temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover beautiful frescoes and hundreds of Buddha statues in ancient rock caves.

Accommodation: Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy or similar

Transport: 140 km by special luxury private tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 5: Kandy, City of Culture Click here to readmore

  • Visit a spice garden and learn how the famous Sri Lankan spices are grown.
  • Stroll through Peradeniya Botanical Garden, the oldest botanical garden in Sri Lanka and home to the biggest orchid collection in South Asia.
  • Explore the beautiful town of Kandy, for example the famous Temple of the Tooth of Buddha during the famous thevava ceremony , a tea museum, the colourful Bazaar or the Hindu temples.
  • If you want, visit an arts and craft workshops and a Batik manufacturer to see skilled villagers producing some of the most beautiful souvenirs.
  • Choose from our optional excursions: You can visit the go on a tour of the three architectural marvel hopping tour (ancient temples of Gadaladeniya, Embekke, Lankathilaka) for no additional cost.
  • Be amazed by the famous Kandyan dancers at a cultural show in the evening.

Accommodation: Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kandy or similar

Transport: 40 km by special luxury private tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 06: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Airport Click here to readmore

  • Watch dozens of elephants bathing and playing in the river, feed baby elephants and enjoy your first Sri Lankan meal on your visit in the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Say good-bye to Sri Lanka on your way to the airport, or leave Colombo for a relaxing beach stay

Transport: 130 km by special luxury private tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

Notes to all travelers

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All rates are subject to change in case of sudden government charges on fuel and transport, hotel rates, entrance fees and taxes.

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Above rates are calculated at the latest available conversion rate. You will be informed about any major differences and the final tour price may be reduced or increased.

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Our cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.

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We keep our costs to absolute minimum by picking nonrefundable reservations. Therefore, all tour reservations are subject to a 100% non-cancellation policy. However we may help you to change the dates or change the tour program depending on costs and availability.

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All reservations are subject to availability at time of booking.
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Reservation confirmation shall be subject to availability after your consent to confirm the room /round tour package.

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The official check-in time at all hotels is 14:00. The official check-out time at all hotels is 11:00.

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Alcohol will not be served by any hotel on Poya Days (full moon) and other days prohibited by the government. Guests are advised to abide by the law at all times.
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Optional excursions and additional services outside our large number of complimentary options can be provided at additional charge.
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Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk.
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Safari vehicles have very basic insurance cover (not as comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).
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