5 Days in Beautiful Sri Lanka

Discover the rich and vast cultural and heritage of Sri Lanka within this tour, which is a 5 days tour through the most popular attractions that reflect the unique Sri Lankan culture and the pride of its incomparable heritage. Visit the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, and the precious sites which are being named as world heritage sites by UNESCO due to their remarkable historical, traditional and cultural value. In addition, get an insight into the inheritance of the religious background of Sri Lanka by visiting the ancient monasteries, temples, and shrines. If you are person keen on culture, heritage and archaeology this is the best opportunity for you!

per adult from

$639

NZD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch - 5
    • Dinner - 4
    • Breakfast - 4
    • Bottled water - 1l per person
    • 4 Nights Accommodation
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    What's excluded :
    • WiFi on board
    • Restroom on board
    • Entrance fees
  • Day 1: Airport - Negombo
    Welcome to Sri Lanka! - Full of romantic landscapes, stirring mountains, lush green tea gardens and golden beaches, the island nation of Sri Lanka is nothing short of magnificent. The country has no shortage of beautiful awe-inspiring spots, natural, historic and cultural, each more picture perfect than the next.
    Upon arrival in the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to Negombo. 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.

    Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Negombo

    Day 2: Negombo - Sigiriya
    After a delicious breakfast and a cup of hot Sri Lankan tea proceed to Sigiriya.

    Sigiriya is world popular for its mirror wall and paintings. Near to the entrance to Sigiriya, you can see the ancient irrigation system which the King Kasyappa had implemented in ancient time to serve the palace needs and the agriculture. 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. 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.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Sigiriya

    Day 3: Sigiriya - Dambulla - Polonnaruwa
    After Breakfast proceed to Dambulla which is also a UNESCO heritage site in Sri Lanka. In Dambulla you can see the complex of cave temples. Dambulla rock is about 160 m height, and there are about 80 caves around this area. Anyhow only five caves are popular among tourists. The paintings in the caves describe the life of lord Buddha and Buddhism. There are statues of Lord Buddha, Hindu gods, goddesses and kings in the caves. 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.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa

    Day 4: Polonnaruwa - Kandy
    After a delicious breakfast proceed to Kandy - a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rain forest. Your on-wards 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. Then Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic - The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. It is a must visit location for all tourists. Visitors can catch a glimpse of Buddhist rituals, explore the museum that includes several ancient artifacts, and pay your tribute to the tooth relic at one of the Buddhist ceremonies held at the premises. The architectural splendor and the historical importance of the Dalada Maligawa are sure to amaze you. Points of interest are: the Aluth Maligawa, Audience Hall and the World Buddhism Museum. Late in the evening you will Witness a cultural dance show - Discover Sri Lankan heritage as you witness different types of traditional Sri Lankan dances at the Cultural Show by the Kandy Lake Club. This place has arguably the best costumes of any of the venues staging traditional Sri Lankan dance shows.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Kandy

    Day 5: Kandy - Colombo - Airport
    After a delicious breakfast at your hotel proceed to Colombo. Upon arriving to Colombo go on a city tour and get dropped to the airport after the tour ends.

    No accommodation on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup all travelers from any hotel in ColomboAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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 Crystal Holidays

Activity ID: V-240142P14

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