Culture Heritage Best Tour

Day 1

Airport to Negombo
15 km approx. 
10 mins drive 

Arriving at Colombo International Airport, Ceylo travelers greet you warmly. After that, travel to Negombo.

Check into your hotel. In the evening, take a Negombo city tour. Negombo is the main beach resort on the West Coast. Negombo, a typical fishing village, is known for its broad sandy beaches and safe water. Aside from the beach, the fish market is worth a visit, where a variety of fish, including prawns, crabs, and seaweed, are traded in the mornings when the fishing boats return to the shore with their haul. The most common fishing vessel is the rule, an outrigger canoe excavated out of a massive wood and seen in vast numbers in the Negombo lagoon.

Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2

Negombo  to  Habarana  via Anuradhapura 
200kms approx.
4 hrs

Travel to Habarana after breakfast. If you choose, you can stop at Sri-mphabodhi, Brazen Palace, Ruwanweliseya, Samadhibuddha, Thuparamaya, and Twin Ponds en route to Habarana. Anuradhapura is located in the north-central section of the island. It was without a doubt the most luxurious city in ancient Sri Lanka and served as the country’s first capital. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the area. There are various historical or archaeological sites that may be visited.

Dinner and an overnight stay at a Habarana hotel

Day 3

Habarana  – Polonnaruwa  –  Sigiriya  –  Habarana 
Habarana to Polonnaruwa 46kms  approx..  1 ½ hrs.
Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya 57 Kms aprox.  1 ½ hrs. 

After breakfast, go to Polonnaruwa. Take a Polonnaruwa city tour. Polonnaruwa is Sri Lanka’s second capital. It is a world-historic site that was erected in the 11th and 12th centuries A.D.

Proceed to Sigiriya: Sigiriya, also known as the eighth wonder of the world, dates back over 7,000 years, passing through Pre-Historic, Proto-Historic, and Early Historic periods, and then as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from around the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the sangha. Kasyapa built the garden city and palace between 477 and 495 AD.

Return to the hotel for supper and a night’s rest.

Day 4

Habarana  to Kandy via matale
93 km approx.
3 ½ hrs. 

After breakfast, go for Kandy. Visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple on the route. Dambulla Rock Temple was established in the first century B.C. by King Walagambahu. Dambulla is the most magnificent of Sri Lanka’s cave temples and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The network of five caverns with over 2000 square meters of painted walls and ceilings is the world’s largest painted wall artist a spice garden en route to learn about the many spices that Sri Lanka is famous for. You’ll be introduced to many spices and shown how some of them are farmed and prepared.

Visit a spice garden en route to learn about the many spices that Sri Lanka is famous for. You’ll be introduced to many spices and shown how some of them are farmed and prepared.

You’ve arrived in Kandy. In the evening, take in a cultural dance performance.

Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 5

Temple of tooth relic.  
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a Kandy city tour.

The Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, also known as Dalada Maligawa, is one of the holiest and most sacred destinations for Buddhists in the country’s central highlands. The shrine is said to hold one of Lord Buddha’s teeth. Many years after Buddha’s death, an Indian princess named Hemamala brought the tooth relic to Sri Lanka.

The temple structure is surrounded by a moat and white elephant sculptures. Views of the four principal Devalas (God temples) were also available from the temple complex. As you enter the temple grounds, you will notice sculptures of renowned and well-known monks, such as the Hikkaduwe Sri Summangala Thera and Weera Keppetipola Disawe, a hero of the Uva revolt against the British. From here, you can plainly see the Octagon and the golden canopy above the chamber containing the tooth relic.

Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya 
77kms approx.. 
3 hrs

After breakfast, depart for Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea factory in Nuwara Eliya on the way.

Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where some of the world’s greatest tea is made. You will learn about the tea production process and witness how tea is graded. In the factory, have a cup of genuine Ceylon tea. Nuwara Eliya is the top hill resort in Sri Lanka, having a wonderful, invigorating mountain climate. Nuwara Eliya is also the center of tea country in Sri Lanka, producing half of the world’s best tea. Pidurutalagala (8280 ft), Sri Lanka’s tallest peak, is located here. It is also well-known for its British architecture.

Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya at a hotel.

Day 7

Nuwara Eliya to Colombo
5 hrs
180 km approx.

Proceed to Colombo after breakfast at the hotel. Colombo, like many other developing-country capital cities, is fast changing. Where ancient ones formerly existed, new ones arise almost instantly, yet certain areas retain an old-world charm. The city still includes a century-old clock tower and a handful of British colonial monuments. Some of the places of interest to visit include the folk art center, the new parliament in Sri Jayawardenapura, the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall, the Pettah Bazaar, where one can find bargains, a Hindu and Buddhist temple, residential areas where wealthy mansions can be found, the Colombo museum (outside visit only), and others.

Dinner and an overnight stay in Colombo at a hotel.

Day 8

Colombo – Airport 
40kms approx.

We greet you farewell as our Chauffeur Guide transports you to the airport for your return flight home, for all good things must come to an end.