Sigiriya and Dambulla Cultural Tour

Duration

3 days

Max People

30

Min Age

6+

Pickup

Airpot

Overview

Experience the essence of Sri Lanka on an exhilarating journey that blends cultural immersion with thrilling adventures. This carefully curated tour invites you to uncover the rich history and its vibrant traditions.

Embark on a voyage through time as you explore ancient cave temples and majestic fortresses steeped in myth and legend. Immerse yourself in the local way of life with a visit to a traditional Sri Lankan village. You can indulge in the warmth and hospitality of locals and foster connections that would last beyond the tour.

This tour promises not just sights, but unforgettable experiences that capture the soul of Sri Lanka, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Tour Highlights

  • Take in the local culture and witness a captivating cultural dance performance.
  • Embark on thrilling safaris.
  • Marvel at the natural wonders of the island from waterfalls, to beaches to mountains.
  • Experience the authenticity of a Sri Lankan household during a village tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Private transfers with an English-speaking chauffeur
  • Accommodation in recommended hotels with BB basis on a Twin-sharing basis
  • All entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips and Porterage
  • Any other services not specified
  • Early check-in
  • Late checkouts

Tour Plan

Day 01 Dambulla and Sigiriya

Begin your tour with a bang.

Head off to Dambulla where you can explore the ancient Dambulla Cave Temple. The vast collection of Buddhist statues, artwork and stupas will impress you.

Afterwards, you can climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, famous for its frescoes, Mirror Wall, ruins of a palace complex and stunning landscape. You can enjoy 360-degree views of the landscape and enjoy the sunset if you linger long enough.

Spend your night amongst villagers at a nearby village and enjoy the authenticity of genuine Sri Lankan cooking.

Day 02 Minneriya National Park

Another adventure awaits you at the Minneriya National Park.

The park is one of the best places to explore Sri Lankan wildlife. There are over 20 mammal species living within the park as well as over 100 bird species. The park has more than 20 reptilian species with 8 that are endemic.

Day 03 Kandy

Kandy is one of the best destinations in the hill country to explore. The Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya is a refreshing stop before you head to pay your respects at the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Afterwards, enjoy a city tour and get to know the second-largest Sri Lankan city. In the evening, watch a cultural show featuring graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers. The show comes to an end with an impressive fire-walking display.

Day 04 Ella and Udawalawa

Travel through Ella on your way to Udawalawa. The small hill country resort town is perfect for a nature lover and you can stop at the Rawana Falls to admire the sheer power of water. In Udawalawa, you can indulge in a second safari ride through the Udawalawa National Park.

Afterwards, visit the Elephant Transit, where you can admire the wild elephants that rest there briefly for several reasons. These animals are released back into the wild once their physical health is assured.

Day 05 Relaxation

Today is a day where you can work on your tan at a peaceful beach. Enjoy the rest!

Day 06 Negombo

You will travel to Negombo, with a brief excursion at a turtle hatchery. If you prefer, you can also enjoy a Madu River boat safari on the way.

Take one last chance to make memories in Sri Lanka in Negombo with a city tour, before departing for the airport, which sits nearby.

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    Alani

    Great trip !

    Great trip for families with active kids who want to see the Netherlands. Each day was filled with beautiful scenery…

    August 9, 2022

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