Sri Lanka Culture Heritage Best Tour

Day 1

Airport to Kalutara
82kms approx.

Arriving at Colombo International Airport, we greet you warmly. Proceed to Kalutara.

Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel are included.

Day 2

Kalutara to Yala via Galle
280kms approx. 
4 ½ hrs 

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Visit the historic city of Galle en route. Visit the Galle Dutch Fort. The Galle Fort, also known as The Dutch Fort or the “Ramparts of Galle,” withstood the Boxing Day tsunami, which wrecked a portion of Galle Town’s coastline region. It was later repaired. The Galle Fort also has the exclusive Amangalla resort hotel, which is close to the Dutch Reformed Church. It was constructed in 1684 to accommodate the Dutch Governor and his employees. In 1865, it was renovated into a hotel called the New Oriental Hotel, which served European visitors traveling between Europe and Galle Port in the nineteenth century.

Yala National Park Safari is located in the island’s southeastern portion, some 1259 km south of Colombo. The terrain is diverse, with flat plains and rocky outcrops scattered. The vegetation ranges from open grassland to deep rainforests. The local specialty is an abundance of elephants. Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s biggest and is home to wild elephants, wild boar, wild buffalo, leopards, bears, deer, and crocodiles. Visitors can also witness large flocks of migratory and local birds.

Stay at a hotel in Yala for the night.

Day 3

Yala to  Ella
126kms approx. 
3 ½ hrs 

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Continue on to Ella. Explore Ella’s surroundings.

Climbing Little Adams Peak in Ella is a popular tourist activity since it allows them to appreciate the view of the valley, relax, and interact with other travelers. It takes around 45 minutes to travel from Ella Town to the slopes of Little Adams Peak, and about 15 minutes to reach the peak. While the ascent may be difficult for some, the entire route is really enjoyable as it passes by small communities and tea plantations.

Waterfall of Ravana When it comes to Ella tourism, the famed Ravana Waterfall is a must-see. It is one of the main waterfalls to visit in Ella and is about a 10-minute drive from the city center. Near the waterfall, there is also tent lodging available, as well as refreshments and souvenirs. While the vistas are stunning, it is also an ideal location for spending quality time with friends and family.

Ella’s hotel dinner and overnight stay

Day 4

Ella to  Kandy  via Nuwara Eliya
130 kms
5 ½ approx.

Breakfast at the hotel. On the way, stop at a tea plant in Nuwara Eliya. 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 how tea is rated. Try a cup of authentic Ceylon tea in the factory. Take a sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya. 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, Sri Lanka’s tallest peak, is located here. Kandy’s surroundings are worth viewing.

Kandy hotel dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5

Enjoy Esala Perahera 
Temple of Tooth relic 
Breakfast at the hotel, then attend the Perahera Festival in Kandy in the evening.

The Kandy Esala Perahera (the Kandy Esala procession) is a magnificent celebration conducted in Kandy, Sri Lanka, between July and August. This historical procession is done every year to pay reverence to Lord Buddha’s Sacred Tooth Relic, which is kept at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. The parade, a one-of-a-kind icon of Sri Lanka, includes numerous traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances, and several other cultural dances, as well as the elephants, who are frequently decked in costly clothing. The celebration concludes with the ancient diya-kepeema rite, a water cutting ceremony done in Getambe, Kandy, on the Mahaweli River.

Stay at the hotel for the night.

Day 6

Kandy to Sigiriya
93 km approx. 
3 ½ hrs

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Continue on your way to Sigiriya. 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.

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 area. The caverns feature around 150 pictures of the Buddha, the greatest of which is the huge figure of the Buddha, carved out of rock and stretching 14 meters. Overnight stay at the hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 7

Rock fortress in  Sigiriya, Village safari –  Catamaran  ride, Traditional  Village  Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel Enjoy a Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is notable for its gathering of wild elephant herds. The gathering is the world’s largest known gathering of Asian elephants. During the dry season of August to September each year, groups of up to 300 elephants may be spotted within a few square kilometers of the enormous Minneriya Reservoir. This elephant gathering is a spectacular spectacle that everyone who was lucky enough to see it will remember for the rest of their lives. Over 24 species of animals and over 170 species of birds have been reported here, and eight of the 25 species of reptiles identified in the park are endangered.

Afternoon in Hiriwaduwna, take a village safari. The adventure begins with a breathtaking stroll along the edge of a new, or man-made reservoir. The reservoir, as well as the adjacent scrub forest, marshes, and community, all buzzing with life in the early morning and late evening. The incredible wildlife, butterflies, and probable crocodile sightings just add to the delight of observing the locals as they go about their early morning activities of fishing or washing clothes on the lake’s edge.

Catamaran Safari for One Hour

When you need to get a Chena Cultivation via a somewhat larger tributary that must be crossed on a catamaran, the feeling of adventure intensifies!

You will stop at the Chena crop to appreciate the farmer’s simple hospitality. Consider a cup of delicious King Coconut/Aromatic ginger tea or another seasonal fruit. You may witness peacocks, green pigeons, cormorants, green bitters, kingfishers, eagles, and other birds, as well as land and water monitors while riding the catamaran.

Traditional village meal at a nearby home

Following the cart ride and catamaran safari, the traditional meal at a local residence served by village women follows.

This is set out in a classic and traditional buffet form (clay pots – buffet), served on a lotus leaf and a cane thatched flat holder. (Guests might be asked to help prepare the meals). Stay in a hotel for the night.

Day 8

Sigiriya to Negombo
175kms approx. 
4 ½ hrs 

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Negombo. 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 massive wood and seen in vast numbers in the Negombo lagoon.

Dinner and an overnight stay in Negombo at a hotel.

Day 9

Negombo  to Airport 
12 km 
15 mins

We offer 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.