Sri Lanka boasts of over 2500 years of history. As a result, its interior hosts numerous edifices inluding temple structures and hundreds of manmade tanks. The state of the art hydrological technology used by the ancients fascinates engineers even today. Enchanting your culture thirsty senses, the Culture & Heritage Tour takes you back in time! Explore architecture that redefines antiquity in Anuradhapura, climb a fortress that is built on a boulder in Sigiriya , view ancient temple artistry in Dambulla and more !
A delight for history lovers, the tour unveils the rich heritage of this beautiful little island.
The Quaint City fof Negombo
A Visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple
Explore the Grand Citadel of Sigiriya
City Tour of Polonnaruwa
Beach Holiday of YOUR Choice
Day 1 - Negombo
On arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met by a representative of Steuart Holidays and you will be transferred to Negombo.
Highlight - boasting of a distinct character, the region of Negombo is prepared to pamper the discerning traveller with both history and culture. An active coastal region, Negombo is one of the oldest fishing industries in the country. Captivating visitors further, the city features a number of attractions that are tied with colonialism.
Once you reach the hotel, check in and relax in the privacy of your own room.
Overnight stay in Negombo.
Day 2 – Anuradhapura
After a solid breakfast, your steady transfer to Anuradhapura will take place immediately afterwards.
Highlight – firmly establishing Sri Lanka’s fascinating past, the city of Anuradhapura is finished with a number of vestiges. Its history is interwoven with the institution of Buddhism. As a result, a number of sacred sites can be found here. There are also a significant amount of tanks that marvel visitors who discover the hydraulic prowess of the country’s longest reigning kingdom.
You can either engage in a sightseeing excursion or unwind by the pool at the hotel.
Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.
Day 3 – Dambulla
Breakfast at ease, your steady transition to Dambulla will take subsequently. En route enjoy more sightseeing excursions.
Once you arrive at the hotel, unwind in the tranquil ambience of the hotel.
Overnight stay in Dambulla.
Day 4 – Dambulla
Energise yourself with a good breakfast. Later you will be taken to Polonnaruwa, a medieval capital that will entice your inquisitive spirit.
Highlight - the city of Polonnaruwa has much to offer the culture thirsty traveller. Superseding the kingdom of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa was the second reigning ancient capital. A number of vestiges here remain intact. This includes a Royal Palace, picturesque ponds, fascinating temple architecture and more.
Your excursion, here will include an engaging session of Traditional Crafts at Nishantha’s Woodcarving Workshop
Overnight stay in Dambulla.
Day 5 – Kandy
Feast on a scrumptious breakfast. Then resume your thrilling tour and head towards Kandy! On your way, you will get the opportunity to visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Dambulla Cave Temple.
Highlight – intriguing the international visitor with a riveting backstory, the magnificent citadel of Sigiriya is indeed a force to be reckoned with. An exemplary example of military architecture, Sigiriya was also the palace of King Kasyapa. View landscaped gardens, picturesque ponds, mirrored walls, elaborate murals and more.
Highlight – another world heritage site to tease your culture curious mind, the Dambulla Cave Temple assumes its existence between the 3rd - 5th century BC. Today its valued for its ancient Buddhist architecture. There are five caves here and each of them maintains a number of statues of Lord Buddha, Brahmi inscriptions and more.
After you arrive at the hotel, enjoy its luxury features by taking a dip in the pool.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 6 – Kandy
Breakfast at leisure. A delightful day of sightseeing awaits you. Your schedule will include visiting medieval temples and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Highlight - the tranquil region of Kandy was the last capital of the Kingdoms of Sri Lanka. As a result, a number of culturally significant complexes can be viewed here. The most famous one being the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Kandy also boasts of a distinct artistry commonly viewed in both contemporary and old buildings.
At the end of your jaunt, return to the hotel for a quick shower.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 7 – Day 12 - Beach Holiday of YOUR choice!
Gorge on a delectable breakfast before taking to the road. Prior to arriving at the coastal region of your choice, you will make a stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Highlight - the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a fascinating retreat for both the native and non-native traveller. Home to a number of orphan elephants and their brood, the vicinity is a delight. Encouraging you to engage with these majestic beasts, the orphanage permits you to participate in bathing them and feeding them with their respective mahout.
After having arrived at the hotel of your choice, check in and immerse yourself in the exotic splendour by taking the ice, check in and immerse yourself in the exotic splendour by taking a walk on the beach.
Highlight - relax on the golden sands of the beach, bask in the warm rays of the sun and work on your tan. Dip your feet in the cool waters of the ocean while you stroll on the generous stretch of the coastal line. Experience the splendid features of a tropical island a setting sun has never looked more beautiful except when it is lingering over the Indian ocean.
Overnight stay in the hotel of your choice.
Day 13 - Departure
Energise yourself with nourishing breakfast. You will be transferred to the Bandaranaike International Airport where you will take your return flight back home.