Cultural Sri Lanka 8Nt Private Tour Package

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Style: Active, Bucket List, Culture & History

Cultural Sri Lanka 9 Days / 8 Nights Independent Touring Package

On sale until 30 November 2018

Visit Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Matale, Kandy, Peradeniya, and Galle.

Option to upgrade to 4 or 5 star accomodation.

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9 Cultural Sri Lanka Itinerary

Day 1

NEGOMBO
Upon arrival at Colombo airport, transfer to your Negombo hotel.

Day 2

NEGOMBO - DAMBULLA - SIGIRIYA AREA
Today you’ll be visiting Dambulla, a city that has been treasured by kings since the first century BC. Here you’ll see the iconic Dambulla Rock Temple made up of magnificently constructed caves. As you enter, be drawn to the gigantic gold Buddha statue sitting in its glory and the exquisite paintings decorating the walls.

Day 3

SIGIRIYA AREA - SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - SIGIRIYA AREA
Explore Sri Lanka’s most iconic World Heritage site, Sigiriya and climb its magnificent rock fortress. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws', walk along the renowned 'mirror wall' and wander into the museum for an insightful journey through Sigiriya’s history.

From there, make your way to Polonnaruwa for a city tour. Discover the city’s ancient cultural heritage and learn more about their religious beliefs. While walking along this World Heritage site, marvel at the resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and the expertly carved Hindu sculptures. Why not take a break and sit by the side of Galviharaya, the incredible rock temple and witness the beauty of these intricate Buddhist statutes? Make sure to see the Nissankamalla Council Chambers and Parakrama Samudraya as well.

Day 4

SIGIRIYA AREA - ANURADHAPURA - SIGIRIYA AREA
Uncover the rich Sri Lankan heritage of Anuradhapura during a city tour. Anuradhapura is one of the greatest and oldest civilisations in the world, spanning back over 1,300 years. A highlight of this tour is definitely seeing the Sri Maha Bodhi, the sacred Bo sapling taken from the very tree from which Lord Buddha found enlightenment. You’ll also get to stroll through the sacred trails, see the Ruwanweliseya which is home to sacred relics and visit Samadhi Buddha Statue and Isurumuniya Rock Temple.

Day 5

SIGIRIYA AREA – MATALE – KANDY
Add some flavour to your trip with a visit to Matale to see a Spice Garden. Matale is known for taking pride in its incredible contributions to Sri Lanka’s agriculture. During your Spice Garden visit, you’ll get the opportunity to learn about the therapeutic values of spices over a refreshing cup of herbal tea.

After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the colourful streets of Matale.

Day 6

KANDY - PERADENIYA - KANDY
Head down to Peradeniya for a visit to the Botanical Garden. Initially developed as a pleasure garden for royalty, this attraction was later harmonised by the British. Discover 147 acres of pure bliss made up of well-tended lawns, pavilions, magnificently landscaped lush green turf and a conservatory.

In the afternoon, explore Kandy on a city tour. Here you’ll witness the city’s ancient legacies along with modern touches including the Kandy City Centre, an arts & crafts centre, gem museum, markets and more.

Finish your night off with a vibrant cultural show featuring traditional music and drumming.

Day 7

KANDY – GALLE
After breakfast, you’ll be heading to Galle where you can spend the day exploring.

Day 8

GALLE
Enjoy another free in Galle. Today, you’ll have access to a vehicle to travel up to 80km.

Day 9

GALLE - COLOMBO AIRPORT
Say goodbye to your adventure. You’ll be transferred from your hotel to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Travel Validity Dates & Pricing

Dates
Per Person, Twin Share
1 Sep-31 Oct 2018; 1 May-15 Jul 2019 & 1 Sep-31 Oct 2019
From $1389* (excludes airfares)
1 Nov-19 Dec 2018
From $1749* (excludes airfares)
11 Jan-30 Apr 2019
From $1769* (excludes airfares)

Your Inclusions

  • 3 Star accommodation on twin sharing basis including breakfast daily
  • Transfers throughout by private air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees for Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Isurumuniya Temple, Sri Maha Bodhiya, Botanical Gardens, Cultural Show and Kandy Temple.

Upgrade to 4 star accommodation:
From $170-$480*pp, twin share.

Upgrade to 5 star accommodation:
From $420-$560*pp, twin share.

Where You'll Be Staying

Level
Hotel Name
Number of Nights
3 Star
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The Fine Print

* Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation with breakfast daily. Transportation is by private vehicle with English speaking driver/guide. On sale until 30 Nov 18. All prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations and can change without notice. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Other conditions apply. Payment by credit or debit card incurs a surcharge.

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