Golden Heritage (7Nights/8Days)

Tour Code: ATCH15001
Visit heritage sites in Sri Lanka, held in high regard for their historical, religious and natural values. From UNESCO heritage sites to traditional medicine, Sri Lanka has much to over tourists to the tropical island. In celebrating and acknowledging the heritage of the country, we take you through several heritage destinations.

MAP

  • Sacred city of Anuradhapura UNESCO heritage site
  • Mihintale Heritage Site
  • Ancient city of Sigiriya UNESCO heritage site
  • Ancient city of Polonnaruwa UNESCO heritage site
  • Golden temple of Dambulla UNESCO heritage site
  • Sacred city of Kandy UNESCO heritage site
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Tea Processing factory in Nuwara Eliya
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Negambo beach

Day 1: Airport/Chillaw (54Km)

Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet Lanka Horizon Tours Representative or chauffeur guide and transfers to Chillaw and check in to your hotel. After setting in, relax and enjoy the fine ambiance of the hotel, the surrounding beach atmosphere and a dip in the hotel pool.

Over Night-Chillaw

Day 2: Chillaw/Anuradhapura/Mihintale/Dambulla (207Km)

After breakfast in your hotel, heading to UNESCO Anuradhapura. It was the great ancient monastic city of Sri Lankan civilization and royal capital to 113 successive kings. At its height it was home to thousands of monks with a population of nearly two million. Its Buddhist culture and architectural achievements made it famous across Asia, while even today the sheer scale of its surviving ruins and stupas are breathtaking.
Your next drive is to Sri Lanka’s another heritage place of Mihintale. Upon completion of visits you will transfer to hotel at Dambulla and relax and enjoy in the evening.

Over Night-Dambulla

Day 3: Dambulla/Sigiriya/Dambulla (30Km)

Today you can explore world famous UNESCO heritage site Sigiriya rock fortress which 5th century AD archeological wonder of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is where ancient arts, landscaping and engineering marvels could be seen. Also see the world famous "Sigiriya Frescoes" and the "Mirror Wall".
Completion Sigiriya visit, if you strong enough, can enjoy elephant back ride. After that check in to hotel, relax and enjoy.

Over Night-Dambulla

Day 4: Dambulla/Polonnaruwa/Minneriya/Dambulla (129Km)

Your next stopping is the medieval capital (12th century AD) UNESCO heritage city of Polonnaruwa. In here you can observe one of the better ruins of ancient Sri Lanka. End up your Polonnaruwa heritage city visit and drive back to your hotel. Enroute you can enjoy wild safari at Minneriya National Park. In this park could observe majority of elephant population.Return to hotel and relax.

Over Night-Dambulla

Day 5: Dambulla/Kandy (80Km)

Today morning you are taking to visit another Sri Lanka’s 1st century B.C. UNESCO heritage site Dambulla Cave Temple and you can observe five magical caves of different sizes, decorated with some of the finest murals and beautifully carved statues, offering an overview of Buddhist art.
Afterward you are heading to Kandy which was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka. Upon reaching to Kandy you can visit The Temple of Tooth Relic which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha. As well as visit the audience hall and then you can do Kandy City Tour. In the evening you can view cultural show at the Kandy lake club. Which displays traditional Kandy dancing.

Over Night-Kandy

Day 6: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (76Km)

Today you are taking spectacular journey to Nuwara Eliya which is upper hill county of Sri Lanka.  Passing magnificent waterfalls, through pine and eucalyptus forests and into immaculately manicured tea plantations, where we visit a tea factory and you will also able to taste a cup of “Ceylon Tea” in the factory. Nuwara Eliya, ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and tea plantations.

Over Night-Nuwara Eliya

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya/Pinnawala/Negambo (176.4Km)

Today you will be driven to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their Grand children born in the same location. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born. As well as you can see elephants in close proximity bathing and feeding activities.
Afterwards you will be heading to Negambo hotel and check in. You can do city your of Negambo and rest in the hotel enjoy your leisure time.

Over Night-Negambo

Day 8: Negambo/Airport (7.8Km)

Today is final day of your tour and check out from hotel and transfer to Colombo International Airport with great memories of your very own Sri Lankan Holiday tour.

Included

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing and BB basis (B-Bed B-Breakfast)
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle with English speaking chauffer guide for entire tour
  • Entrance fees to Cultural sites, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, National parks charges (1 trip includes
         entrance, jeep hire and service of a wildlife tracker) and Cultural dace
  • Local government Taxes & service charges

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities and highlights
  • Camera and video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Spa and wellness treatments
  • Tips and postage

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