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Welcome to the Royal Heritage Tour Package. This tour is specially designed for the serious travelers. Experience the beauty of Sri Lankan Heritage & Culture.Explore scared cities such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla & Kandy with long history and its own cultural aspects. Sri Lanka is a country with a fabulous history. Home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, our gorgeous country offers amazing historical treasures. Sri Lanka’s documented history goes back even more than 2500 years making it one of the most fascinating destinations in the world to visit.We provide you with the best of Sri Lankan cultural sites.This Tour Covering UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa (1982), the ancient city of Sigiriya (1982), the Golden Temple of Dambulla (1991), the old town of Galle and its fortifications (1988), the sacred city of Anuradhapura (1982), the sacred city of Kandy (1988), Sinharaja Forest Reserve (1988) and the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (2010).
if you are a traveller who wants to experience the 2500 year heritage & the culture of Sri Lanka along the Buddhism of Sri Lanka Culture & Heritage Tours is the way to make it. Explore scared cities such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla & Kandy with long history and its own cultural aspects. You will be able to explore the Heritage over 2000 years and you will surely enjoy it with us.
This tour package designed for 13 nights,14 days.Our priority is customer’s first and we are happy to treat to our valuable clients requirements and it can be customized for different durations as per your wish and your request.
|Day||Route||Best Places||Over Night||Accomodation|
|1||Airport – Negombo||Negombo Night Bazzar,City Tour,Negombo Beach.||Negombo||Paradise Beach Hotel|
|2||Negombo – Pinnawala – Habarana||Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,Dambulla Golden Cave Temple,Dambulla Rock.||Habarana||Sorowwa Resort|
|3||Habarana – Anuradhapura – Habarana||Aukana Buddha Statue,Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanweliseya,Lomamahapaya,Isurumuniya,Abhayagiri Dagoba,Mirisaveti Stupa,Jethawanaramaya Stupa,Mihintale,Hurulu Eco Park,Elephant Ride.||Habarana||Sorowwa Resort|
|4||Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Habarana||Giritale Lake,Royal Palace,Gal Viharaya, Lankatilaka and Watadage Viharaya,Parakrama Samudraya,Minneriya National Park.||Habarana||Sorowwa Resort|
|5||Habarana – Sigiriya – Kandy||Sigiriya Rock Fortress,Pidurangala,Elephant Safari/Ride,Matale Spice Garden,Batik Factory,Nalanda Gedige.||Kandy||Hotel Thilanka|
|6||Kandy – Peradeniya – Kandy||Peradeniya botanical Garden, Gadaladiniya, Embekke Temple,Temple Of The Tooth Relic, Cultural Show,Kandy City Tour.||Kandy||Hotel Thilanka|
|7||Kandy – Ramboda – Nuwara Eliya||Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Centre, Ramboda Ella,Hanuman kovil,Queen Victoria Park,Geogry Lake.||Nuwara Eliya||Glendower Hotel|
|8||Nuwara Eliya – Ella||Visit Horton Plains,Worlds End,St.Clairs Water Falls,Devon Water Falls,Small Adma’s Peak,Ella Rock,Ella Gap,Ravana Ella,Rama’s Cave(“cave of gold”)||Ella||98 Acres Resort|
|9||Ella – Tissamaharama – Yala||Demodara Nine Arch Bridge,Tea Plantation, Baker’s Falls,Wellawaya,Maligawila Buddha Statue, Buduruwagala, Yudhaganawa,Dematamale Viharaya, Kataragama, Tissa, Kirinda.||Yala||Elephant Reach Hotel|
|10||Yala – Matara – Mirissa||Yala safari,Sithulpawwa,Kirinda,Blow hole, Dondara,Wewurukannala,Veherahena, Mirissa,Rock Island.||Mirissa||Paradise Beach Club|
|11||Mirissa – Weligama – Mirissa||Dolphin and Whale Watching,Relaxing sail experiences with luxurious catamaran,Ayurvedic treatments,Relax Day at Mirissa Beach||Mirissa||Paradise Beach Club|
|12||Mirissa – Galle – Bentota||Koggala,Madolduwa,Japanese Peace Pagoda Buddish Temple,Jungle Beach in Unawatuna,Galle Fort,Hikkaduwa Corals||Bentota||Taprospa Footprint|
|13||Bentota – Colombo||Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery,Madu Ganga Boat Trip/Bentota river safari,Kande Viharaya,Sri Kalyanarama Maha Viharaya Kaluwamodera,Brief garden,Lunuganga Estate,Kechimalai Mosque, Kalutara,Colombo City Tour,Gangarama Temple,Apegama,Diyatha Uyana,Galle Face Green||Colombo||Grand Oriental Hotel|
|14||Colombo – Airport||Dutch Home Museum,CMB Museum,Colombo City Tour and RELAX & SHOPPING…GOODBYE TO SRI LANKA……..|
Arrival at Colombo Airport.“Ayubowan”,On arrival at the Katunayake International Airport.Our representative meet and great at the airport and transfer to the one of the leading hotel in Negombo.You can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax before enjoying SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS TOUR.Negombo is Sandy long Beach.After short break You will start the tour. Negombo City tour, Boat trip through the Dutch cannel and visit Dutch Fort and Negombo beach. Negombo is the fifth largest city in the country. This was under Portuguese, Dutch and British influence.Over Night at Negombo.
Golden Cave Temple.After the breakfast you will travel to Habarana via Kurunegala and Dambulla.En route will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.This is a Foster home for the elephants of different age and size.You can see feeding, bathing, playing and more activities.After will proceed to Dambulla.This town has been a sacred place since the second century BC.The Golden Temple of Dambulla is an important Buddhist shrine and monastery. The Rock Temple (Rangiri Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya)and The Golden Temple(Rangiri Dambulla Uyanwatta Rajamaha Viharaya) are interconnected temples with single administration.The temple is composed of five caves and collection of 157 valuable statues.These five caves are Deva Raja Viharaya,Maha Raja Viharaya(Temple Of the Great King)Maha Aluth Viharaya,Pascima Viharaya and Devana Aluth Viharaya.The caves are decorated with religious and secular paintings from the 15th and 16th century.Evening visit Hurulu Eco Park and afterwords you can do Elephant Ride. Over night stay at Habarana.
Anuradhapura UNESCO World Heritage Site.Third day Tour start Anuradhapura ancient city tour.This Sacred City of Anuradhapura was established around 3rd century B.C. The city is one of the principal shrines of Buddhism. The cutting from the fig tree of Buddha brought there in the 3rd century BC.This was the first established Kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka.This is founded by King Pandukabhaya. In 377 BC. Anuradhapura, is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka.Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya(Dagoba), Jetavana stupas,Lovamahapaya and many more large stupas. Anuradhapura city was in dry zone and rulers constructed large lakes to irrigate paddy lands and water supply to the city.Abhyagiri stupas,Twin ponds,Thuparamaya,Stone carving of Isurumuniya lovers, Mirisawetiya stupas,Magul Uyana, Rathna prasadaya, Vessagiriya, Brazen Palace,Ranmasu Uyana and many more to visit.Evening will return back to Habarana.En route visit Mihintale.Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka on the mountain of Mihintale in the year 247 BC on a Full Moon Day which is called Poson Poya.Mihintale architectural feats are mainly visible in Aradanagala,the Cave of Arahat Mahinda,Kaludiya Pokuna,Kantaka Chaitiya and at ancient Hospital.There are 1840 Stone steps leading to the summit and Mihintale rock over 1080 feet is high.
Over night at Habarana.
Polonnaruwa UNESCO World Heritage Site. After Breakfast will travel to Second ancient Capital of Polonnaruwa.Do sightseeing tour in ancient city of Polonnaruwa (10th – 11th Century AD), visit the many sites of archaeological and historical interest in the Sacred City including the Statue of King Parakrama , Quadrangle, Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya, Kumara and Lotus Ponds, Thiwanka Image House and many more. And see the one of the country’s biggest water reservoir Parakrama Samudraya.This is One of the Great Ancient Man-made Lake and en route visit Medirigiriya Vatadage. In the evening Minneriya National park & Safari.(Optional).Menneriya is Elephant Gathering site and over 300 elephants you can see(Best time is July to September)Over Night at Habarana.
Sigiriya Rock (‘Lion’s Rock’).After the Breakfast proceed to Sigiriya. Sigiriya Rock Fortress of Sri Lanka is situated in Matale district near Dambulla. Sigiriya is famous for its palace ruins on top of a massive 200 meter(660 ft) high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. There are about 1200 steps. The rock itself is a lava plug left over from an ancient long extinct volcano. It is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescoes), which are similar to those found at Ajanta Caves in India. It is generally agreed, however, that the Sigiriya Frescoes exhibit a uniquely Sri Lankan style.More mysteries of Sigiriya are Frescoes,The Mirror Wall,Cobra Hood Cave,The Water Gardens,The Boulder Gardens,The Terraced Gardens.It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. .En route visit Matale Spice Garden,Batik Factory,Ayurveda Massage and visit Nalanda Gedige.In the evening Kandy City Tour and shopping.Over night at Kandy.
Temple Of The Tooth Relic(Sri Dalada Maligawa). Today Kandy Tour will start.Kandy is a UNESCO world heritage site.This is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka.Kandy is beautiful city is located in the foothills of central highlands, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls.This is located in the mountainous and thickly forested interior of the island.The city is located in between multiple mountain ranges including the Knuckles mountain range and the Hanthana Mountain Range, giving the city an elevation of 500 meters (1,600 ft) above sea level. First will start visiting Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy.This is a one of the best and Beauty place in Asia.The Botanical Garden of Peradeniya was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century.After fresh mind with nature will visit Gadaladeniya, Lankatilaka and Embakke Viharaya.Evening visit Temple Of The Tooth Relic,Cultural Show and Night, walk through Kandy Lake Drive.Over Night at Kandy.
Kandy-Ramboda-Nuwara Eliya.On the Morning of day 7th will travel from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya via Ramboda Ella.Nuwara Eliya is a city in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. Its temperate climate gives the city a very different feel from other parts of the country and, along with the colonial architecture has earned it the name ‘Little England’.It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft)and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.We will visit Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Centre, Ramboda Ella,Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple,Queen Victoria Park and Geogry Lake. Victoria Park is known that this park was established by planting an Oak tree by a German Princes who visited Nuwara Eliya at the latter part of the 19th Century.Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873.This is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya.Ramboda Falls is a very attractive yet simple waterfall.A gigantic and attractive waterfall Drop from 109 meters.(358 ft.)Ramboda Falls located on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road of Pussallawa.In the Evening walking sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Over Night at Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya-Ella Today morning visit Horton Plains,Worlds End,St.Clairs Water Falls and Devon Water Falls. Evening will traval to Ella by Train.The train trip to Ella is one of the most scenic train tours in South Asia.This is one of the World’s most beautiful train trip.Ella is a beautiful, friendly and small village.Ella lies at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level and surrounded by tea plantations, green mountains and impressive rocks. The view from Ella is breathtaking! Some even claim that the view of the Ella Gap is one of the best views in Sri Lanka.You will climb Little Adam`s Peak,Walk up to Ella’s Rock, about 2 hours (each way) along the railway track and through the tea plantations, for stunning views across the countryside,visit the Rama`s Cave,Ravana Ella,just chill by one of the water falls Ella has to offer,Rawana Ella Falls are about 5km away on the road south through Ella Gap. ,Dinner and over night in hotel in Ella.Over Night at Ella.
Ella-Tissamaharama-Yala.After Breakfast visit Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and Baker’s Falls.Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.This is 99.6ft height and known in Sinhala as “Ahas namaye palama” (Nine skies bridge).Demodara Railway Loop,Dunhinda Falls,Dilayaluma Waterfall, which is located in wellawaya beragala main road,Bogoda Bridge,(Constructed entirely of wood with massive tree trunks for buttresses.No nails have been used in the construction.),Namunukula Peak and this is 6,617 feet height. Lipton’s Seat,Mini world’s end.Also visit Maligawila Buddha Statue, Buduruwagala,Yudhaganawa,Dematamale Viharaya, Kataragama Devalaya, Tissa Raja Maha Viharaya and Kirinda.Buduruwagala surrounded by a beautiful man made ancient lake are the relatively unknown mysterious historic rock sculptures of Buduruwagala.Evening/Night visit Kataragama devalaya and kirivehera.Kataragama is one of the three most venerated religious sites in Sri Lanka (along with Adam’s Peak and the Temple of the Tooth at Kandy)Kataragama, the domain of God Skanda (Lord Murugan Katirkaman, Kadirkamam, Subrahmanya, Kandasamy, Kadiradeva, Katiradeva, Katiravel, Karttikeya, and Tarakajith) located in the Deep South of Sri Lanka, adjoining the popular Ruhuna Yala National Park and ancient Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery, is a multi-religious sacred city that contains a Buddhist temple, Hindu shrine and Islamic Mosque. Kataragama, one of the solosmasthana (Sinhala: 16 principal sites of Buddhist pilgrimage), features in the history since the era of King Dutugamunu (161-137 BC), the Hero of the Nation. Mahawamsa, the great historical chronicle of Sri Lanka reveals the participation of warriors of Kshatriyas clan from Kataragama on the occasion of the arrival of the Bo sapling of Bodhi Tree, under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya (Gaya district of the modern Bihar state of India) was brought to the city of Anuradhapura 2,300 years ago.Kiri Vehera is an ancient stupa built by King Mahasena and situated in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. It is 95 ft. in height with a circumference of 280 ft. This structure probably dates back to the sixth century BC.Over Night at Yala.
Yala Safari.Very Early Morning travel to Yala National Park.This is also known as Ruhunu National Park and the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. There are five blocks in Yala National park and People can only visit block I and II.The park covers 979 square kilometers (378 sq mi). Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu.It was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.The western part of Yala (block one) is named as the area with the highest leopard concentration in the world. Do realize that with only 35 leopards in the entire park the chances of actually seeing a single leopard are still relatively slim.After Visit Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya.This Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist monastery located close to Kataragama.(Tissamaharama-Yodhakandiya road towards the Yala National Park.)The name Sithulpawwa is derived from the word “Chiththala Pabbatha”, which means the hill of the quiet mind.Late evening travel to Mirissa via Tangalle,Dondara,Matara.En route visit Blow hole, Dondara,Wewurukannala,Veherahena, Mirissa and Rock Island.Evening at leisure on the Mirissa beach.Over Night at Mirissa.
Mirissa-Galle-Bentota.After Breakfast Travel to Bentota via Galle.Galle is an UNESCO world heritage site in Sri Lanka.Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka and it’s a fourth largest city after the capital Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna.Galle was Under the Portuguese and Dutch Influence.Before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island.Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century,during the Dutch colonial period.Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.Travel towards Bentota and En route visit Seenigama Temple,Tsunami Memorial & amp; Mesuem,Moonstone Mine, Mask Museum.Moonstone’s are in the semi-precious category and are an important component of the Sri Lankan gem industry. The finest are bluish in color and are found in high concentrations in heading inland 7km to Mitiyagoda, between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa.Then, will proceed to Mask Museum at Ambalangoda.This museum is designed to introduce into the richness of the mask tradition of Ambalangoda and to strengthen this cultural heritage. The museum, the workshop and the small library.Over Night at Bentota.
Bentota-Kalutara-Colombo.After Breakfast Travel to Colombo via Kalutara.Bentota is a coastal town and situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth.Bentota is s tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities. swimming,surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, para sail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon. Today will visit Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery,Madu Ganga Boat Trip, Kande Viharaya,Sri Kalyanarama Maha Viharaya Kaluwamodera,Brief garden,Lunuganga Estate,Kechimalai Mosque, Kalutara,Colombo City Tour,Gangarama Temple,Apegama,Diyatha Uyana,Galle Face Green Over Night at Colombo.
Colombo-Airport.Dependent on when you departure, you might like to visit nearby Colombo.Today visit Parliament Complex, Galle Face Green,Dutch Home Museum,Colombo Lighthouse,The last Sri Lankan King’s Prison Cell in Colombo, Lighthouse with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with the cannons of World War II & South Expansion of the Colombo Harbor , York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Slave Island area passing Hindu Kovil, War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo Town Hall, and many more…
RELAX & SHOPPING…GOODBYE TO SRI LANKA
FINAL SHOPPING…GOODBYE TO SRI LANKA…….
Please note that you have to be at the Airport 02 – 03 hours prior to the departure Flight
The orphanage was established to feed, nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Young elephants sometimes fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water during drought period. Other orphans have been displaced from their wild habitat by development projects or have been found abandoned before weaning, diseased or wounded.
The Ruwanwelisaya (also written as Ruvanvalisaya) is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. Simply known also as the Great Stupa, the Ruvanvalisaya was constructed by Dutthagamani after he became king in 161 BCE. This was his most ambitious project and it is said that one of the architects designed the dome to resemble a bubble of milk. Sadly, the king did not live to see the completion of the stupa.
When it was finally completed, it was one of the wonders of the ancient world, with a diameter of 90 meters at the base and a height of 92 meters (300 ft) and circumference of 292 meters (950 ft). The stupa is one of the world’s tallest monuments and was the fifth tallest structure of any kind when it was built in approximately 161 BCE
“Ayubowan” On arrival at the Katunayake International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Sri Lanka Holidays Tour will welcome you at the Airport.
13 Nights Hotel Accommodation
Accommodation Double Room with BB base
A local National tour guide/ Chauffeur guide
Transportation by Air Conditioned car/Van
Lunch and Dinner
Any entrance fees. Not mentioned in inclusion
Expenses of a personal nature:
All applicable entrance fees.
Airfare with taxes
Any compulsory room supplements on tour
Tipping and portage
Early check Ins and late check outs
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