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Heritage of Sri Lanka

$2390 $1095

per person

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!
Ruins of Anuradhapura, the Lion Rock, Temple of Tooth Relic and Dambulla Rock Cave Temple are must-see attractions. Visit the remnants of these once glorious cities, their palaces, temples, monasteries, hospitals and theaters intricately carved out of stone now abandoned amidst the soaring mountains.
Sri Lanka is also a cultural of melting pot of Sinhalese, Dutch, Portuguese and British. Explore this rich heritage while tasting fantastic local food, spices and famous Ceylon tea.

7 Days, 6 Nights: Colombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

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

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, Polonnaruwa, 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 Dutch, 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 seafood.


Your Journey

 


Tour Plan

Hotels
Dates & Prices

    1

    Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

    You will be met upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, and be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or take a walk in Colombo city. 
    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    2

    Colombo - Dambulla | Colombo City Tour, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    Start with a half day walking tour of Colombo, then drive to Dambulla. Stop by the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Started back in 1975, the elephant orphanage houses abandoned and wounded elephants. You can observe elephants being fed and bathed by the orphanage staff.  Visit a spice garden and learn how spices are incorporated into the flavorful local cuisine.
    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    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 | 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  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

    Today we visit a traditional Sri Lanka 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. If you wish to climb Sigiriya Rock, it takes 1.5 hours on average to ascend the 1,200 steps. 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. Enroute 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. At a spice plantation 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      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 | Kandy City Tour, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Cooking Demo

    After breakfast, explore the sacred city of Kandy, one of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha, located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. This afternoon we relax and enjoy a 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  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)

    Enjoy your breakfast, after which the tour ends. We drive back to Colombo for your departure flight.
    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

    Hotel Information

    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    NegomboRani Beach Hotel
    DambullaEight wonder Hotel
    KandyEmerald Hills
    * 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

    Dates & Pricing

    PRIVATE JOURNEYS
    YearTour DateComfort PremiumLuxury
    2019Apr 1-Oct 31$1,095$1,255$1,455
    2019Nov 1-Dec 23$1,120$1,365$1,605
    2020Jan 16-Mar 31$2,690$2,855$2,965
    2020Apr 1-Oct 31$2,390$2,535$2,630
    2020Nov 1-Dec 23$2,690$2,855$2,965
     

    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 $500 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.

    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 All 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