5 Blissful Days in Sri Lanka

A short and sweet introduction to Sri Lanka, to its ancient inland and the sacred city of Kandy. Starting off from Colombo airport you will appreciate your soft landing and your stay in the laid-back beach town of Negombo. Explore its colonial past and lively present. Then head towards Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Climb your way to the summit of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and you will have the world at your feet. Flow to Dambulla to lay eyes on the ancient Rock Temple and finally give in to the cultural capital of Kandy.
• Car with private driver as per itinerary giving you the freedom and flexibility to explore and make stops at your own pace.
• Your key to getting close to the heart and culture of Sri Lanka.

per adult from

$642

NZD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast - 4
    • Lunch - 4
    • Dinner - 4
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    What's excluded :
    • All entrance fees
    • Restroom on board
    • WiFi on board
    • Gratuities
  • Day 1: Arrival in Colombo Airport - Negombo
    Welcome to Sri Lanka – a charmingly beautiful country where 5 days of ancient cultural immersion and beautiful escapes awaits you. Upon arrival in the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to Negombo. Negombo is approx. 20 minutes drive from the airport embracing slow life and beachfront location. For newly arrived travelers it is often a welcomed alternative to the hectic and happening Colombo. Check in to your hotel and rest for a few hours before capturing the streets of Negombo on a city tour. You will visit the colonial remains of the Dutch period, a Buddhist temple and a catholic church. You will get close to slow life in the local fishing village; walk the lively fish market, and the bustling bazaar.
    Overnight stay in Negombo

    Day 2: Negombo - Sigiriya
    Having acclimatized to a new country and new customs, you are ready to venture inland's to the ancient escapes of Sri Lanka. Start with a slow breakfast and enjoy a cup of hot Sri Lankan tea. Then travel to Sigiriya. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress – an UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Discover the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
    Overnight stay in Sigiriya

    Day 3: Sigiriya - Dambulla - Polonnaruwa
    Have your breakfast and be transferred to Dambulla, which is about an hour’s drive from Sigiriya. Here you will find the World Heritage Site of Dambulla Rock Temple – the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. Built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. the complex of five caves holds over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings. This makes it the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of Buddha of which the largest is spanning 14 metres and is a colossal figure of Buddha carved out of rock. Stop for lunch in a nearby restaurant and later in the afternoon you have the option to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa – An UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country. The relics stand as testimonials of the greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers and are spread across a huge area. Therefore, expect a decent amount of walking, but we guarantee it’ll be worth it.
    Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa

    Day 4: Polonnaruwa - Kandy
    Have your breakfast and steaming hot Sri Lankan coffee before you check out from your hotel. Your onwards transport will be an exploration in its own right with magnificent views beyond your windows, just as you may visit the Spice Garden in Matale on your journey to Kandy. Upon arrival check in and relax so you can get ready for your afternoon city tour. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798 – a tranquil place in the heart of the city. In the evening visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – a golden roofed Buddhist temple that houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. And though it is not possible to see the actual tooth as it is kept in a gold casket shaped like a stupa, you will feel the sacred ambience and take in the colors, the gilded gifts and the shrines that comprise the temple complex. Late in the evening you will experience a Cultural Show. Some find this funny, while others find it spectacular. You will see the traditional Sri Lankan drummers stirring up a rhythm and decoratively dressed dancers showing their amazing moves. You will see fireworks and fire stunts in a show that truly has something for all.
    Overnight stay in Kandy

    Day 5: Kandy - Colombo - Airport
    Have your breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Colombo. Upon arriving to Colombo enjoy a city tour and get dropped to the airport when its time for your flight back home!
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Negombo/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.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Classic Travels

Activity ID: V-230295P21

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