With the history spanning back to 3000 years and evidence of antediluvian civilization dating back to nearly 125,000 years, Sri Lanka is a hotspot for cultural and historical destinations. Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites, ancient cities and cultural triangle during the cultural tours in Sri Lanka. The entire tour will take you to astonishing itineraries for sure. Climb the lion rock of Sigiriya and cave temple of Dambulla, see the religious places, sacred temples in Anuradhapura and Kandy. Pamper in the tours with astounding routes, things to do and see.
Day 1: Airport/Colombo
Ayubowan – May you live long! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Travellers will be kindly welcome by our travel guide at the airport. From there, you will be transferred to Colombo. Arriving at the hotel in Colombo, refresh yourself, relax the day at the hotel and get ample rest. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Colombo/Dambulla/Anuradhapura
Today is the starting point of the cultural tours in Sri Lanka. From Colombo, proceed to Anuradhapura. Visit the Dambulla golden temple often called cave temple and Pinnawala elephant orphanage en route to Anuradhapura. Travellers can see how baby jumbos are bottle-fed and taken for a bath by their human fathers. This astounding experience cannot be witness elsewhere other than Pinnawala elephant orphanage. Then drive to Dambulla and sightsee the cave temple. Walk back to the vehicle and start the journey to Anuradhapura. Overnight stay at the hotel in Anuradhapura.
Day 3: Anuradhapura
You will come across countless historical and cultural places in Anuradhapura. Located on the border of the historic Malvathu River, Anuradhapura is a world heritage site of Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the resilient and steady centres of political authority and urban life in South Asia during the 11th century CE. Today, the city is enclosed by monasteries stretching over sixteen square miles. The must-visits include Atamasthana – Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanaramaya, Mirisaveti Stupa, and Lankarama, Tholuwila statue and Ranmasu Uyana. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Anuradhapura/Sigiriya
After breakfast, do the Wilpattu Safari in the daybreak. Wilpattu is settled in the lowlands of North Western Province of Sri Lanka. “Willus” or natural lakes are the main highlights of this park. During the monsoon season, the natural sand-rimmed water puddles will be filled with rainwater. The Wilpattu National Park is a renowned place for leopards, elephants, sloth bears, spotted deer, mongoose, bird species and reptiles. Next, start hiking Sigiriya. Reach the top of the rock to spot the splendid panoramas of the bordering backdrops. Overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Day 5: Sigiriya/Kandy
After breakfast, drive to Kandy. Hit the next itinerary mentioned in the cultural tours in Sri Lanka. Climb the Sigiriya Rock in the morning after breakfast and once you have reached Kandy, refresh and wear modest clothes. Today, we are planning to visit the holy and religious place of Kandy, the temple of sacred tooth. Visit the temple and participate in daily poojas or rituals. Next, sightsee the royal palace. Following the temple visit, drive to Peradeniya Botanical Garden. Spot different varieties of trees, plants and flowers as you walk in the garden. Finally, go back to the hotel and spend the night in Kandy.
Day 6: Kandy/Colombo
Transfer to Colombo from Kandy. Utilize the final day of the holiday as much as possible. You can embark in many leisure activities or see the attractions of Colombo. Being the financial capital and the heart of the country, Colombo unfolds many attractions. Go on a Colombo city tour by tuk-tuk, stroll at the Galle face Green, see the Port City construction, have an evening high tea at a Colombo’s deluxe hotel, shop at the shopping malls and go for night time mingle. Walk back to the hotel and spend the night in Colombo.
Day 7: Colombo/ Airport
As you come closer to the end of the trip, pack your things. Our travel guide will pick you from the hotel in Colombo and then drop you at the airport. Goodbye!