This guided tour takes you to five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka in four days staying in a small authentic lodges in Anuradhapura and Sigiriya. Auradhapura ruins, Polonnaruwa ruins, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple and Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic are for the history buffs and are not to miss heritage sites.

Starting from $610 per person

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in small authentic lodges on HB basis (Dinner and breakfast)
  • Visits and entrance fees with the service of English-speaking guides to Anuradhapura ruins, Polonnaruwa ruins in Cycles, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple, Cultural dance show in Kandy and visit to Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Private transfers from Colombo to Colombo

Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Peak season supplements when applicable
  • Any other expenses of personal nature

Day 1 - Anuradhapura

You will be picked up in Colombo by our chauffeur and will be driven to Anuradhapura, the heritage capitol of Sri Lanka which is five hours away from capitol Colombo. Upon arrival in Anuradhapura, Check in to the bungalow, situated on the shores of the Tissawewa, set in a large tree-filled garden, is a small elegantly simple bungalow that reflects the serenity of the Great ancient Stupas that can be seen, day and night, across the water. Take brief rest and freshen up to explore Anuradhapura, A UNESCO world heritage site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world, Anuradhapura, founded in 380 BC by Prince Pandukabhaya according to the historical chronicle “Mahawansa”, testify in a unique and specific way to the ancient Sinhalese civilizations architectural and irrigation prowess.

The city is one of the principal shrines of Buddhism, sprawling over an area of 16 square miles, a large town even by modern standards. The cutting from the fig tree of Lord Buddha, brought there in the 3rd century BC, has flourished and, today, the Bodhi tree spreads out over the centre of the site from a sanctuary near the mighty Brazen Palace. The sacred city exerted a considerable influence on the development of architecture during several centuries. It includes remarkable monuments, particularly the Dagabas of colossal size, placed on circular foundations and surrounded by a ring of monolithic columns, characteristic of the Sinhalese stupas. An English-speaking guide will be at your service.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Bungalow in Anuradhapura.

Day 2 - Sigiriya

Enjoy a hearty breakfast, you will be then transferred to Habarana, small town near Sigiriya which is 1 ½ hours drive away where you will be staying in a small lodge surrounded by nature. Take a brief rest by the pool before heading to Sigiriya to explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka.

The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains. The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years. Since 3th century BC the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th century king Kasyapa built his royal palace here. After his death Sigiriya again became a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned. The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains. AN English-speaking guide will be at your service.

Day 3 - Polonnaruwa

After breakfast, take a drive to Polonnaruwa, just 1 hour away from Habarana. You will be provided with cycles and help of an English-speaking guide to explore the ruins. Polonnaruwa, was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by great King Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. The glory of the bygone era can be found in the archaeological treasures that still give a good idea of how the city looked in its glory days. You'll find the archaeological park a delight to explore, with hundreds of ancient structures – tombs and temples, statues and stupas. One could rent a cycle and explore Polonnaruwa ruins by paddling. The most important places to see in Polonnaruwa are Royal Palace, Audience Hall, Swimming Pool, Sacred Quadrangle, Shiva Temple, Pabalu Vehera, Rankot Vihara, Kiri Vihara Dageba, Lankatilaka Buddha statue and Gal Vihara Buddha Statutes.

In the afternoon, return to the lodge in Habarana for a leisure afternoon chilling out by the pool. In the evening, visit a local home in a typical village for a special dinner where you will be served with local delicacy of Hoppers. Not only eating, you would be able to take part in the interesting process of making Hoppers too. Of course, a bottle or two of chilled Beer will be served before dinner.

Day 4 - Dambulla & Kandy

After breakfast, we will head towards Kandy, another interesting culturally important town in Sri Lanka and on the way, you could visit Dambulla Cave Temple. Another place not to be missed. Dambulla temple has five caves and nearly 150 statues of the Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The charm of these caves is not only the statues but also the many complex and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls created with native traditional paints.

In Kandy, attend the cultural dance show where you would be able to witness high energy Sri Lankan folk dances before paying a visit to Kandy’s Royal Palace, now called the Temple of Tooth Relic where Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic is placed. You will be visiting the Temple of Tooth during the evening sermon, you would be able to witness centuries old pilgrimage rituals of Buddhists during the sermon.

You will be then transferred to Colombo, a 3 ½ hours drive with few rest stops. The trip ends in Colombo.

End of tour

End of tour

Day 1

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura

You will be picked up in Colombo by our chauffeur and will be driven to Anuradhapura, the heritage capitol of Sri Lanka which is five hours away from capitol Colombo. Upon arrival in Anuradhapura, Check in to the bungalow, situated on the shores of the Tissawewa, set in a large tree-filled garden, is a small elegantly simple bungalow that reflects the serenity of the Great ancient Stupas that can be seen, day and night, across the water. Take brief rest and freshen up to explore Anuradhapura, A UNESCO world heritage site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world, Anuradhapura, founded in 380 BC by Prince Pandukabhaya according to the historical chronicle “Mahawansa”, testify in a unique and specific way to the ancient Sinhalese civilizations architectural and irrigation prowess.

The city is one of the principal shrines of Buddhism, sprawling over an area of 16 square miles, a large town even by modern standards. The cutting from the fig tree of Lord Buddha, brought there in the 3rd century BC, has flourished and, today, the Bodhi tree spreads out over the centre of the site from a sanctuary near the mighty Brazen Palace. The sacred city exerted a considerable influence on the development of architecture during several centuries. It includes remarkable monuments, particularly the Dagabas of colossal size, placed on circular foundations and surrounded by a ring of monolithic columns, characteristic of the Sinhalese stupas. An English-speaking guide will be at your service.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Bungalow in Anuradhapura.

Day 2

Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Enjoy a hearty breakfast, you will be then transferred to Habarana, small town near Sigiriya which is 1 ½ hours drive away where you will be staying in a small lodge surrounded by nature. Take a brief rest by the pool before heading to Sigiriya to explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka.

The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains. The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years. Since 3th century BC the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th century king Kasyapa built his royal palace here. After his death Sigiriya again became a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned. The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains. AN English-speaking guide will be at your service.

Day 3

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa

After breakfast, take a drive to Polonnaruwa, just 1 hour away from Habarana. You will be provided with cycles and help of an English-speaking guide to explore the ruins. Polonnaruwa, was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by great King Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. The glory of the bygone era can be found in the archaeological treasures that still give a good idea of how the city looked in its glory days. You'll find the archaeological park a delight to explore, with hundreds of ancient structures – tombs and temples, statues and stupas. One could rent a cycle and explore Polonnaruwa ruins by paddling. The most important places to see in Polonnaruwa are Royal Palace, Audience Hall, Swimming Pool, Sacred Quadrangle, Shiva Temple, Pabalu Vehera, Rankot Vihara, Kiri Vihara Dageba, Lankatilaka Buddha statue and Gal Vihara Buddha Statutes.

In the afternoon, return to the lodge in Habarana for a leisure afternoon chilling out by the pool. In the evening, visit a local home in a typical village for a special dinner where you will be served with local delicacy of Hoppers. Not only eating, you would be able to take part in the interesting process of making Hoppers too. Of course, a bottle or two of chilled Beer will be served before dinner.

Day 4

Dambulla & Kandy

Dambulla & Kandy

After breakfast, we will head towards Kandy, another interesting culturally important town in Sri Lanka and on the way, you could visit Dambulla Cave Temple. Another place not to be missed. Dambulla temple has five caves and nearly 150 statues of the Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The charm of these caves is not only the statues but also the many complex and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls created with native traditional paints.

In Kandy, attend the cultural dance show where you would be able to witness high energy Sri Lankan folk dances before paying a visit to Kandy’s Royal Palace, now called the Temple of Tooth Relic where Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic is placed. You will be visiting the Temple of Tooth during the evening sermon, you would be able to witness centuries old pilgrimage rituals of Buddhists during the sermon.

You will be then transferred to Colombo, a 3 ½ hours drive with few rest stops. The trip ends in Colombo.

End of tour

End of tour

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in small authentic lodges on HB basis (Dinner and breakfast)
  • Visits and entrance fees with the service of English-speaking guides to Anuradhapura ruins, Polonnaruwa ruins in Cycles, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple, Cultural dance show in Kandy and visit to Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Private transfers from Colombo to Colombo

Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Peak season supplements when applicable
  • Any other expenses of personal nature

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