This itinerary idea focuses on the cultural and religious features of Sri Lanka. Prepare to travel back in time to the two ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, hike up the majestic rock fortress of Sigiriya, and admire the mystic Dambulla Cave Temple.
Excluding international flights
|Price Per Person in USD||2 Pax||4 Pax||6 Pax|
|From May to Oct 2018||715||593||537|
|Perahera Hotel Supplement from 17 to 27 Aug 2018||70||70||70|
( Transfer time : Approx. 4 hrs | 2 hrs)
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to Habarana.
On the way we will stop off for a visit to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO listed world heritage site famous for its well-preserved ruins and several pagodas of the old capital. Here you will discover the Sri Maha Bodhi tree, the oldest living human-planted tree in the world under which Buddha achieved Enlightenment.
( Transfer time : Approx. 30 min | 2 hrs)
After breakfast, before the temperature gets too hot, we will climb Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most dramatic, inspiring and beautiful historical locations in the world. Sigiriya was built in 5th century as a fortress-palace. Worthy of being called the “8th wonder of the world”, this place will astonish anyone with its outstandingly beautiful views, staggering engineering and peerless design, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures.
The day is not over yet, not before having visited Polonnaruwa, which remained Sri Lanka’s capital until the late 13th century. The most impressive ruins are the ancient sculptures of Lord Buddha at the Gal Viahara cut into granite stone dating back to the middle of the 12th century.
( Transfer time : Approx. 2 hrs)
Today we will head to Kandy. On the way there, not to be missed is the visit of Dambulla Cave Temple, which consists of a complex of Buddhist images. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes, some of which dates back to over 2,000 years, which depicts Buddhist mythology, and the tales of the Buddha's previous births. This cave temple has the largest number of Buddha statues all housed in one place, including a 14-meter long, colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha.
And here you are in Kandy! The city is an important religious center for Sinhalese and a place of pilgrimage for Buddhist due to the “Dalanda Maligawa”, the Temple of the Tooth. This important temple hosts the sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, brought to Sri Lanka in 4th Century A.D. This sacred relic has ever since been the symbol of sovereignty for the Sinhalese kings and always enshrined in great splendor.
Late afternoon, you will watch a cultural show featuring traditional Kandian dancing.
( Transfer time : Approx. 3 hrs)
Today we will head toward Colombo. Before leaving Kandy, you will visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medical plants and palm trees.
En-route to Colombo, just outside Kandy, we will stop for a visit of Gadaladeniya Temple. This temple was constructed in the Dravidian architectural style, incorporating Sinhalese architecture from the Polonnaruwa era and other Indo Chinese architectural patterns.
Moreover, we will pay a visit to a Tea factory / plantation, enjoying a cup of tea in the tea factory after a live demonstration of the process of tea production, from the tea leaf to the final product.
( Transfer time : Approx. )
Your Sri Lankan adventure comes to an end!, We hope you've had an incredible time!