Glimpse of the Past (4 Days)

(SKU: LK10453011) Walk among the Kingdoms built by the local rulers such as the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya and the Temple of the Tooth Relic which is considered as World Heritage by the UNESCO.

Discover the secrets of the Commercial City of Sri Lanka, Colombo and visit the beautiful destinations in the Urban City. Visit the home of the Gentle Giants in Pinnawala and have a chance to visit the Spice Gardens in Matale and have a good understanding of the Spices and their uses.

per adult from

$214

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
    • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
    • Transport in a Private Car, inclusive of all chauffeur accommodation.
    • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
    What's excluded :
    • Expenses of personal nature.
    • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
    • Entrance fees
    • Visa and Related Expenses.
    • Tips & Portages.
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Euphoria Spice and Herbal
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum

  • Day 1: Airport > Dambulla

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
    Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the airport, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Dambulla and check in to the hotel. (Travel Time: 3 ½ to 4 hrs)

    Later in the evening visit Dambulla Cave Temple.

    Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Matale > Kandy

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    After the breakfast at the checkout and visit Sigirya Rock Fortress. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins)

    Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Kandy Dambulla Road Arunaloka Farm, Madawala Ulpotha, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
    Thereafter proceed to Kandy, en-route make a pause at Matale and visit a Spice Garden and do a guided tour of a spice and herbal garden, where you learn about spices, such as coriander, chili, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg; and their uses. (Travel Time: 1 ½ to 2 hrs)

    Do a guided tour of a spice and herbal garden, where you learn about spices, such as coriander, chili, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg; and their uses. Take part in a traditional cooking demonstration that shows you how to make Sri Lankan cuisine while making full use of spices. Learn to make roti or create curry powder from scratch in one of the workshops in Spice Garden.
    Thereafter proceed to Kandy and check into the hotel. (Travel Time: 1 to 1 ½ hrs)


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Later go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving, and batiks. Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colorful traditional dances and delightful music.

    The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Kandy > Colombo

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    After breakfast at the hotel visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins.)

    Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walkthrough the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Colombo National Museum, Albert Crescent, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Towards the evening go and explore the Commercial city of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

    Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores. Enjoy the nightlife as you party till the morn.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Colombo > Airport

    Stop At: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to the airport after spending a memorable time in this island.



    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Ports
    • Port of Colombo, 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    Van (Large) with A/C 1/6/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Van (Standard) with A/C 11/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Car (Standard) with A/C 1/6/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Bus (Standard) with A/C 1/9/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • 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
    • 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
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P1168

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