2 Days Tour to Kandy and Sigiriya

This 2-days multicultural tour will take you through two main kingdoms which covers 3 popular and must do destinations in Sri Lanka - Temple of theTooth Relic, Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple. Visit the 8th wonder of the world and 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2 days! Visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic and be entertained by a stunning cultural dance in Kandy along with some other things to engage in.
• Round-trip transportation to your hotel included to make travel easier
• More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
• Unique experience - definitely something to write home about

per adult from

$258

NZD

Duration

2 days

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • 1 night accommodation
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch & dinner
    • Entrance fees to all sites
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
    • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple

  • Day 1: Colombo/Negombo - Kandy

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    The striking sight of the Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth Relic across the Kandy Lake is awe-inspiring. In August, the “Esala Perahera” is a colorful cultural pageant held in reverence of the Tooth Relic. The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is in the center of the city and was originally built by the Kandyan Kings between 1687 and 1707, in order to house and honor the sacred tooth relic. ‘Maligawa’ (Palace) literally translates to palace, and the temple is part of the palace complex.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kandy Lake, Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Known as the “Kiri Muhuda” (Sea of Milk), the Kandy Lake would touch the heart of nature lovers, as it serenely sits at the heart of the city. While walking around the lake, you can spot the fish who have made the lake their home. The lake was built in 1807 by the last king of Kandy and Sri Lanka, King Sri Wickrama Rajasingha, an man made lake epitomising a part that represents the final Sri Lankan kingdom. A characteristic of the lake is the unfinished wall called, Valakulu Bamma or the Clouds Wall. This wall couldn’t be completed because of the imprisonment of the king when the British took over in 1815. This wall gives notable recognition to the lake with its unusual patterns with triangular holes which are used to light oil lamps.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, Bahirawa Kanda Rd, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Known as the Sri Maha Bodhi Maha Viharaya is camouflaged amidst the lush greenery, and a statue of a seated Buddha rise to the sky and can be seen from various points in the city. Climbing the numerous steps to the top gives one a sense of peace, serenity and harmony; and a stunning and gorgeous panoramic view of charming Kandy. Being one of the tallest and most beautiful Buddha statues in Sri Lanka and Kandy’s most revered religious monuments, this Bahirawakanda Vihara has become a popular attraction for tourists. The hill named as Bahirawa Kanda translates as ‘Devil’s Hill’.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Inbred with art and culture from the ancient Kandyan kingdom, Kandy plays an integral part of the country’s cultural identity with Kandyan dancing taking center stage as the National dance of Sri Lanka. Watch a cultural show and embrace the unique dance forms and styles. Kandyan Dancing lives on as an extraordinary feature of Sri Lanka’s culture gaining recognition as the National dance of Sri Lanka while drummers walk beside them pounding out heart-thumping tribal rhythmic beats.
    Although the Kandyan dance was originally initiated for men, women today perform it with such pomp and pageantry for they have created their own style of costume and moves. Kandyan dancing flourished from spreading beyond Kandy for which it was named and has generated many dance schools throughout the island and overseas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in a 3 star hotel in Kandy

    Day 2: Kandy - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Negombo/Colombo

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    The towering rock outcrop of Sigiriya (Lion Rock) is one of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular natural landmarks: a majestic, sheer-sided outcrop of reddish gneiss rising 200 meters above the surrounding plains and embellished with the extraordinary remains. The rock has long attracted settlers. A community of reclusive monks lived in the caves around the base of the rock as far back as the 3rd century BC, though it was not until the 5th century AD that Sigiriya rose to sudden and spectacular prominence in Sri Lankan affairs. The patricidal King Kashyapa chose the almost inaccessible summit as the unlikely setting for his new royal palace, a courtly paradise of elegant pavilions set amid gardens and pools. The rock was transformed into an immense recumbent lion by the addition of a brick-built head and foreparts, of which only the artfully sculpted paws remain.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
    Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. It is also believed to be home to prehistoric Sri Lankans as burial sites have been found with skeletons that are about 2700 years old. However, only after the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka did the caves flourish. It is traditionally thought that Valagamba of Anuradhapura had the caves converted into a temple. The temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all places and hotels in Negombo and ColomboAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Crystal Holidays

Activity ID: V-240142P167

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