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Heritage of Sri Lanka

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$1385

Sri Lanka’s tropical climate, sandy beaches and incredible cuisine are just among the many reasons to include this beautiful South Asian country on your travel bucket list. It has fast become a popular tourist destination for travelers around the globe.

Immerse yourself in this tropical paradise and experience its unique adventures. One amazing week to take in Sri Lanka’s nearly 3,000 years of history and some of world’s most ancient cities! Visit the remnants of many once glorious cities, amazing palaces, historic temples and monasteries, hospitals and theaters intricately carved out of stone amidst the soaring mountains. Don’t forget to taste the many delicious local dishes, fragrant spices and famous Ceylon tea while your there!

7 Days, 6 Nights: Colombo, Minneriya National Park, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy

 

Inclusions

  • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

 

TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Colombo Walking Tour
  • Elephants at Minneriya National Park
  • Ruins of Anuradhapura*
  • Sri Mahabodhi (one the world’s oldest trees)
  • Ritigala Monastery
  • Sigiriya Rock* (Lion Rock)
  • Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla*
  • Spice Plantation Tour
  • Kandy City Tour
  • Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha*
  • Sri Lankan style tapas
  • Cooking Demonstration

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Sacred City of Anuradhapura
Intricate stone columns at one of many monasteries that dot the sprawling ruins

ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS

Sri Lanka offers a chance to see museum-quality statues and artifacts in-situ. Pilgrims from around the world embark on a spiritual journey and attend ceremonies in magnificent dagobas and monasteries in ancient Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kandy, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

LARGEST WALKING MAMMAL ON EARTH

Nothing beats seeing herds of elephants firsthand in their natural habitat. Be amazed at their immense size, intelligence and majesty as they stride across the river or amble through the forest, an experience that is surely the highlight of any journey.

Island of Elephants
This small island has the most elephants per square mile in the world!
Seafood, Sri Lanka

BIG FLAVOR SRI LANKAN FOOD

Taste the true heart of Sri Lanka in their flavorful cuisine and discover the influences from Holland, Indonesia, India and China. Cardamom, curry leaves and many other fragrant spices are the building blocks of local cuisine together with rice, coconut, and native tropical fruits and vegetables.


1

Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

Upon arriving at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo, be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.
The legacies of colonial Colombo's garden roots are still very much intact along its often-shady boulevards. Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and shops.  
2

Colombo - Dambulla | City Tour, Minneriya National Park

Start with a half day walking tour of Colombo, then drive to Dambulla. Stop by the Minneriya National Park. The scenic Minneriya usually has 200 elephants in the park who make their way to the water reservoir at the center of the park to socialize, bathe and even find mates.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
19th Century Seema Malake is a Buddhist temple for meditation and rests on Beira Lake. A serene stop during exciting Sri Lanka travel tours.

SEEMA MALAKA TEMPLE
Soak in the calm and peaceful atmosphere at the Seema Malaka temple

ISLAND OF ELEPHANTS
This small island has the most elephants per square mile in the world!

3

Dambulla | Ruins of Anuradhapura

Enjoy an excursion to the ruins of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anuradhapura is an ancient city founded in the 5th century BC, and home to the largest number of monuments of the great Sinhala civilization. Visit ancient royal palaces, shrines, dagobas and Sri Maha Bodhi (one the world’s oldest trees). Visit Ritigala Monastery on Ritigala Mountain.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch  Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

BUDDHIST HERITAGE
Pilgrims pay tribute to the colorful lying buddha statues in the sacred temples

SACRED CITY OF ANURADHAPURA
Intricate stone columns at one of many monasteries that dot the sprawling ruins

4

Dambulla | Sigiriya Rock

Today we visit a traditional Sri Lankan village and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock, built by King Kassapa in the 5th century AD. Today Sigiriya Rock is a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the heavenly maidens of Sigiriya. It is also called the ‘Rock Fortress’ or ‘the Lion Rock’ because of the huge crouching lion image that is carved at the entrance to the fortress.  This citadel rises more than 1,000 ft. from the jungles below. Enjoy a village tour with an authentic Sri Lanka lunch today.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

SIGIRIYA ROCK
A breathtaking construction atop a plateau, this rock fortress is the most dramatic sight in Sri Lanka

CHALLENGE OF SIGIRIYA ROCK
Energetic visitors can conquer the 1000+ steps to the top of the fortress. Don’t forget to take a selfie with the giant lion paws!

5

Dambulla - Kandy | Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, Spices of Kandy

After breakfast, embark on your drive to Kandy.
En route we visit the iconic Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla which dates to the first century BC, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The temple is a series of 5 caves filled with statues and paintings, including a 47 ft. long statue of Lord Buddha. This is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
Herbs and spices are tasty and yet healthy treats. We’ll visit a spice plantation in which you will find cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee and more!
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch      Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE
The five caves in this ancient temple complex showcases 150 stunning Buddha statues

COCOA TREE
Originally cultivated only in native America, and was brought to Sri Lanka during colonial times in the 18th century

6

Kandy | City Tour, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Cooking Demo

After breakfast, explore Kandy City and visit the Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha, located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha and one of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Since ancient times the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. This afternoon we relax and enjoy Sri Lankan style tapas at the venerable Royal Bar. We end today with a cooking demonstration.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple by the Kandy Lake. One of UNESCO’s world heritage sites for your Sri Lanka travel tours.

BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN KANDY
Houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of Buddha

SITTING BUDDHA & GOLD CASKET
The tooth is kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba in main temple

LOCAL FAVORITE FUSION CUISINE
Sri Lankan fried rice served with curry, an amalgam of Indian and Indonesian flavors

7

Kandy – Colombo (CMB)

After breakfast we drive back to Colombo and check-in at the hotel. At the indicated time transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo for a flight back to the US.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Overview
Hotels
Dates & Prices

Hotels

We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
Destination Comfort Class  Premium Class  Luxury Class 
Colombo Berjaya Mount Royal
Dambulla Wewa Addara Hote
Kandy Hotel Topaz
  * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
 
Overview
Tour Plan
Dates & Prices

PRIVATE TOURS

Year Tour Date Comfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class
2021 Jan 5-Mar 31 $1,385   $1,645   $2,055  
2021 Apr 1-Sep 30 $1,385   $1,645   $2,055  
2021 Oct 1-Dec 20 Call Call Call
 

Price Details

  • ‣ Daily departures.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure date.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest airport is CBM (Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo).
  • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Most of the Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • ‣ Air Fare
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expenses

Overview
Tour Plan
Hotels