Cultural Tour of Sri Lanka

Cultural Tour of Sri Lanka

  • Visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura
  • See Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest tree on earth
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Tour Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka's medieval capital

This fascinating 4 day Sri Lanka Tour truly captures the island's historic culture.

On this tour you will experience two ancient capital cities, a Buddhist sanctuary and the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress plus much more.

We highly recommend that after your Sri Lanka tour you extend your holiday with a relaxing beach stay staying in Sri Lanka or over in the Maldives. Please call our Indian Ocean travel experts for more details.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sigiriya / Habarana

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Arrive in the capital's international airport where you'll have a 'meet and greet' before being taken directly to your hotel in Sigiriya / Habarana. After checking in you'll have the rest of your day to spend at your leisure.

Day 1: Arrive Sri Lanka

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura - Sigiriya / Habarana

On your first full day in Sri Lanka you'll be taken on a tour of the ancient city of Anuradhapura. As the country's first capital this is a place of historical importance and is home to two World Heritage Sites. During your tour you will get to see Sri-Mahabodhi (said to be the oldest tree in the world!) as well as dagobas (dome-shaped structures) from the 2nd and 3rd centuries housing statues depicting Buddha and rock carvings.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa.

Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya / Habarana

Start your day by climbing to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of Sri Lanka's most iconic sites. Standing 600 feet above the ground, an old stairway leads you to the top where a royal citadel sits on the summit, passing beautiful frescoes along the way.

In the afternoon you'll come back down to ground level and carrying on your cultural tour with a visit to Polonnaruwa, a medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights here include the Royal Palace and the Gal Vihare complex with its four images of the Buddha cut from a single slab of granite.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa.

Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple & Departure

Dambulla Rock Cave Temple - Colombo International Airport

On the last day of your tour, we've squeezed in one more site before you head to the airport. Wake up and head to the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple which dates back to the 1st century. Within the impressive cave complex you'll find over 150 images of Buddha, along with cave inscriptions and many paintings.

You will then be driven to the airport in Colombo in time for your flight. Not ready to go home? Talk to our Indian Ocean travel experts about extending your trip with a beach stay or stopover on the way!

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple & Departure

Pricing

All prices shown represent a from price per person based on low season travel unless otherwise stated.
Availability of tour components and flights seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price given is therefore for guidance only.
To obtain a tailored quote for you and your party, please call one of our travel experts today.


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  • Single supplement available from £195 per tour
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