Heritage of Sri Lanka
Destinations : Negombo / Anuradhapura / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla / Kandy / Pinnawela / Ratnapura / Sinharaja / Galle
will take you to Colombo, the commercial capital of the country. Upon check in at your hotel, you are able to rest, relax and recover from any jet lag. If you have some extra time on your hands, you may also be able to undertake a city tour of Negombo with your personal chauffeur.
Drive: Approximately 1/2 Hour (15 km)
Overnight Stay: Hotel In Negombo
Travel to the first capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. This ancient town, full of its world heritage sites, is not a place to be missed especially for those history buffs. You will be amazed by the wide range of sights on display from as far back as the 5th century. From visiting the ancient dagabas (temples), monasteries, ponds, and gardens, you will get a glimpse of the cultural and religious life of ancient Sri Lanka.
Drive: Approximately 5 Hours (206 km)
Next destination is Habarana where you will be able to spend some leisure time is luscious surroundings.
Drive: Approximately 1 hours (58 km)
Overnight Stay: Hotel in Habarana
Wake up fresh and relaxed in anticipation of climbing and exploring the fortress city of Sigiriya. Sigiriya, is the creation of King Kashyapa who reigned around 5th century. The rock fortress is rich in history and is a favourite site for both local and international tourists. The lion rock is surrounded by the remains of a city complex with gardens, defensive structures, fountains, reservoirs and number of brick buildings. The lion mount or the Singha Pada, carved out of rock and the famous painted frescoes are a must see!
Drive: Approximately ½ an Hour (25 km)
Next, visit the second capital of the island nation, Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa served as Sri Lankas capital in the 11th century and has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site for the ancient ruins scattered throughout the area.
Drive: Approximately 1.30 Hours (67 km)
Overnight Stay: Hotel in Habarana
Another world heritage site, Dambulla cave temple, is the largest existing cave temple built on a 600 feet high rock.. The ancient marvels within the temple are sure to be awe-inspiring. There are approximately 80 documented locations of other caves in the area, indicating that caves were used as a prehistoric dwelling place before the arrival of Buddhism to the country.
Drive: Approximately ½ Hour (25km)
After making a stop at a spice and herb garden in Matale, you will make your way to Kandy. Kandy is another world heritage site travelled by many travellers for its beauty, legacy and cultural importance in Sri Lanka. The evening is arranged to visit the temple of tooth relic or the Dalada Maligawa, a place of pilgrim for many locals. Then you will visit the Kandyan Arts and Cultural Center where you will sample Sri Lankas traditional dance and music.
Drive: Approximately 3 Hour (75km)
Overnight Stay: Hotel in Kandy
treat and care for orphaned baby elephants and has now expanded to care for elephant patriarchs and adult wild elephants that need some extra love, care and protection.
Drive: Approximately 1 ½ Hours (50km)
Continue your tour to Ratnapura, home to some of the worlds finest gems. The name Ratnapura can be directly translated to gem city. From the lush paddy fields, the waterfalls and the rubber/tea plantations create idyllic surroundings for the gem city.
Drive: Approximately 4 Hours (115km)
Overnight Stay: Hotel in Ratnapura
After breakfast visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve. The forest is ideal for nature lovers who can explore and study the natural biodiversities and eco systems within this centuries old site. Gradually the forest has become home to endemic medicinal plants, animals, birds and reptiles that live cohesively together under the widely expanded canopy of the forest. . The dry zone forest is also used for bird watching and sightseeing.
Drive: Approximately 1 ½ Hours (60km)
The geographical location of Sri Lanka or Ceylon as it was formerly known, places it in an ideal place between the west and the east. Indeed this is why Sri Lanka is shown on Ptolemys world map, one of the first maps of the world. This however has meant that Sri Lanka was vulnerable to foreign invasions and was eventually conquered by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Even today you can see the remnants of the countrys colonial past, particularly so in the southern town of Galle. Walking around the heritage listed Galle Fort; you will notice the European architecture and other artifacts that have become important parts of the country's history.
Galle Drive: Approximately 5 hour (210km)
Overnight Stay: Hotel in Galle
Enjoy the breakfast and get ready to head for Negombo. The sandy beach portrays natures creativity or what some would otherwise call paradise. Should you choose to be a bit more adventurous, you have the option of requesting a city tour of Colombo from your chauffeur.
Drive: Approximately 3 Hours (104km)
Overnight Stay: Hotel in Negombo
Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast you will depart for the airport in your chauffeur driven vehicle.
Drive: Approximately 30 min (10 km)
Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the west coast of the island and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the Western province after Colombo. Negombo is also the administrative capital of the Negombo Division. It is one of the major commercial hubs in Sri Lanka with about 128,000 inhabitants within city limits.
Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was the third capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.
Dambulla is a large town, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. Due to its location at a major junction, it's the centre of vegetable distribution in the country.
Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle is the fifth largest city in Sri Lanka after the capital Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna and Negombo.
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world.
Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.
Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
|Destinations : Negombo / Anuradhapura / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla / Kandy / Pinnawela / Ratnapura / Sinharaja / Galle||Approximately US$ 950.00|
- 7 nights’ accommodation on half board basis while at Negombo Anuradhapura Dambulla Galle Kandy Polonnaruwa Sigiriya Sinharaja
- Transport in an Air-Conditioned car with an accompanying English speaking Chauffeur Guide.
- Government Tax (11%)
- Early check-in & Late check-out.
- Entrance/excursion fees to the places mentioned in our itinerary.
- Tips and other expenses of a personal nature
- On-line payment using a personal credit card (Amex/Visa/Master). Log in details will be sent on confirmation.
- Bank transfer.