Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka

The island of Sri Lanka is a treasure trove of culture and history. Explore the cultural and historical highlights of this resplendent island with our 7 night round tour of Sri Lanka.


  • Day1

    Upon arrival at Colombo airport you will be met and transferred to the cosmopolitan capital city of
    Colombo (transfer time: approx. 40min), spend a few hours at leisure and late in the afternoon take
    a tour of Colombo to include a visit to the bustling Pettah market, Gangarama temple, a drive past
    the old Parliament and a viewing of the stunning sunset over the Galle Face green. Afterward
    return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
  • Day2

    After an early breakfast make your way to the cultural triangle (transfer time: approx. 4hr) on route
    make a stop at the Millennium Elephant Foundation where you would have the opportunity to
    interact with some orphaned elephants, you may wish to feed them and perhaps even give them a
    bath in the local river. Afterward proceed to Kandalama which would be your home for the next
    three nights. Check in at your stunning hotel for an overnight stay and spend the rest of the day at
    leisure. Whilst here you may even wish to experience an elephant back safari across the plains
    surrounding the hotel (optional extra).

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
  • Day3

    After breakfast proceed to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa for a cycling tour around monuments,
    gain an insight into the history of this marvelous wonder. From here return back to the hotel for a
    few hours at leisure and late in the afternoon climb the staggering UNESCO world heritage site – Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climb the dizzying 1200 odd steps to the top whilst catching glimpses of
    the mirrored wall, the painted damsels and the throne of King Kasyapa. Upon completion return
    back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
  • Day4

    After breakfast spend the day at leisure or if you crave a bit more culture during your time here
    why not head to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
  • Day5

    After breakfast check out and proceed to the cultural capital of Kandy on route making a stop at the
    Dambulla cave temples and also make a brief stop at one of the spice garden’s in Matale, during
    your time here you would learn about the medicinal values of many of the plant species found in
    Sri Lanka and you may even wish to try your hand at a cookery lesson. Arrive in Kandy and check
    in at the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
  • Day6

    After breakfast spend a few hours at leisure and late in the afternoon take a tour of the city of
    Kandy which would include a visit to a batik workshop, an arts and crafts centre, the botanical
    gardens and perhaps even an interesting tour of the Garrison cemetery. During your time in Kandy
    you would also make a visit to the revered Kandy Temple of the Tooth after experiencing a
    cultural dance by some young local artists. Upon completion return back to the hotel for an
    overnight stay.

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
  • Day7

    After breakfast spend a few hours at leisure and then proceed to Negombo for a night by the beach
    (transfer time: approx. 3hr). Arrive in the tourist town of Negombo for a relaxing beach stay.
    Overnight stay in Negombo.

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
  • Day8

    After breakfast check out and proceed to the airport for your onward flight. If you are looking to
    maximise on your holiday why not consider following your cultural tour with a 7 night beach stay
    in the Maldives. The Maldives is a mere 1 hour and 30 minute flight away from Sri Lanka making
    it the ideal twin centre destination if you are looking for a beach escape

    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka
    Culture and History Tour of Sri Lanka

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in a double / twin room on bed and breakfast basis for 7 nights at 4 & 5* hotels throughout or similar
  • Services of an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Transfers in a private air conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the Millennium Elephant Foundation, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Peradeniya Botanical gardens and Kandy Temple
  • All government taxes

Package Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner throughout
  • Vehicle whilst at leisure
  • Elephant back safari in Kandalama and tour of Anuradhapura
  • Entrance fees to the sites not mentioned above
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Other miscellaneous expenses

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