5 Days in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka’s “Cultural Triangle” is an area spanning across several cities in the center of the teardrop-shaped island and includes Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the ancient capital of Anuradhapura, the ruins of Polonnaruwa, the rock citadel of Sigiriya and Dambulla cave temple. The culture and heritage has been preserved fairly impeccably, and it is an amazing exhibit of the rich history of Sri Lanka. Needless to say, many of the iconic places of history and worship have tall and sometimes mythical tales behind them.

per adult from

$651

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Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Breakfast - 4
    • Lunch - 5
    • Dinner - 4
    • Bottled water - 1 liter per person
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • 4 Nights Accommodation
    What's excluded :
    • Restroom on board
    • WiFi on board
    • Entrance fees
  • Day 1: Airport - Negombo
    Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, meet and greet with the chauffeur guide and proceed to Negombo. Upon arrival in Negombo, check in to the hotel and spend some time at leisure. In the evening proceed on a city tour in Negombo. Your city tour includes, Saint Stephen’s Church, Negombo Dutch Fort, Dutch Canal, St. Anne’s Church, Negombo lagoon and any other places of interest along the way.

    Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Negombo

    Day 2: Negombo - Sigiriya
    After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sigiriya and Dambulla.

    Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a spectacular Rock Fortress and is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. It is a mighty 600 ft high rock-fortress of a 5th century King and is famous for its entrancingly beautiful frescoes which are found in a sheltered pocket of the rock. One cannot fail to marvel at the masterful execution of the sinuous forms of these women (originally 500, of which only 19 remain today). The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory.

    In the evening, visit Golden Cave Temple, Dambulla and return to your accommodation. Spend the evening at leisure.
    Golden Cave Temple, Dambulla – was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. Dambulla is a world heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Dambulla

    Day 3: Sigiriya - Anuradhapura
    After a delicious breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura.

    Anuradhapura is Sri Lanka's ancient capital, (5th century B.C. - 9th century A.D.) and the centre of the island's Buddhist civilization. In antiquity and the interest, it is the equal of any ancient 'buried city'. The island's oldest Buddhist shrines - some dating back to 3rd century B.C. are found here. Impressive white 'dagabas' (relic chambers) and monuments, embellished with handsome stone carvings and sculpture, the oldest documented tree on earth - The Sri Maha Bodhi (over 2000 years old), pleasure gardens, beautifully executed stone baths and ponds, a superb irrigation system of reservoirs and canals are the attractions of Anuradhapura. Brazen palace (2nd cent. B.C.), Ruwanweli Seya (2nd cent. B.C), Jethawanaramaya, Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd cent. B.C.), Kuttam Pokuna – twin ponds (3rd cent. B.C.) and Thuparama Dagoba (3rd cent. B.C.) are must see attractions in Anuradhapura.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Anuradhapura

    Day 4: Anuradhapura - Polonnaruwa
    Obtain packed breakfast from the hotel and proceed to Polonnaruwa.

    Polonnaruwa – The Medieval capital of Polonnaruwa was built in the 11th and 12th century and was the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka. Today, it is one of the world heritage sites that the island has to offer. You will have the opportunity to see the ruins of, The Royal Palace, Sacred Quadrangle, The Gal Viharaya, The audience hall and the lotus bath. A glimpse of Sri Lanka’s religious past can be seen in the ruins of famous places of worship such as, Shiva temple, The Lankatileka, The Watadage, The Galpotha, Rankoth vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa

    Day 5: Polonnaruwa - Colombo
    After a delicious breakfast, proceed on a city tour in Colombo.

    Colombo is home to many impressive architectural attractions - some of which date back to the colonial architecture of Portuguese, Dutch and British and also some with the more modern architecture of the recent times. After enjoying your city tour in Colombo, return to the hotel and refresh. Check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport, on time for your flight.

    Breakfast/Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup all travelers from any hotel in NegomboAirports
    • 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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Group Size

4

Organised by Wander-Lush Travels

Activity ID: V-211823P153

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