Cultural & Heritage tours take you deep back into history. You will gain a better understanding of the island’s remarkably rich cultural and religious heritage that dates back over 2,500 years. This journey takes you through remote regions of Sri Lanka which is truly back of beyond, for an adventurous experience of the island’s rural lifestyles, cultural heritage and wildlife and nature. Starting from the cultural triangle of the picturesque hill country, remote North West and finally, to some of the most famous wildlife national parks as well as glorious beaches, luxury accommodation with breathtaking landscapes.
Note : We can tailor this tour package according to your preferences so feel free to request or ask for any modifications.
After your arrival in Sri Lanka you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and afterwards will be travelling to a luxury hotel of your choice near the international airport. Here you will have a full relaxing day preparing yourself for the adventure ahead.
On the second day you will be travelling straight to the city of Kandy which is approximately a 3 and a half hour drive from the international airport. Kandy is the home to the Temple of the Tooth and is one of the most vulnerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to explore this ancient Kandy city, including a visit to the Royal Botanical garden, exploring the Gem museum as Kandy is the home to many Gem centres and take part in the Kandy cultural dance at 5’o clock in the evening which goes for about an hour. Also, experiencing a special evening puja including a drumming ceremony in the Buddha’s tooth temple which is right next door and only a walking distance. Your second night will be spent in this marvellous city.
On the 3rd day after breakfast we will head on to Mahiyangana as it is a historical , religious cultural site where you will be able to visit some of the most famous temples that dates back to many centuries. Here you will also have the opportunity to visit the Dambana. Dambana is a small jungle village where Sri Lankan Vedda people (indigenous people of Sri Lanka) live. Vedda of Dambana has their own tradition, culture and their original language. It is called as Vedda language and is different from Sinhala language. Here you have the opportunity to learn about the tradition of these people and take part in a “Kiri Koraha ceremony” which is a traditional dance of Vedda. After arriving in Mahiyanganaya you will check into a hotel of your choice and will spend the night here relaxing.
Today you will do a safari in the Wasgamuwa national park. This is one of protected areas where Sri Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds and is also known as one of the Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka therefore this is the perfect place for wildlife enthusiasts. Afterwards you will travel to a luxury hotel of your choice in Dambulla to spend the night.
On the 5th day rise early in order to climb the Sigiriya Lion rock fortress as it is a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the most dramatic historical locations in the world. It is 660 feet tall and features frescoes, graffiti and landscaped gardens ,hence holds a special place in the island’s rich cultural history. Afterwards you will be visiting the cave temple of Dambulla and travel down to Nilaveli. On the way you will be able to explore the beautiful nature of the surrounding environment as we will be travelling through rural villages and we will stop by Trinco to visit the Koneswaram Hindu temple. For years Nilaveli has been considered one of Sri Lanka’s most perfect beaches. It certainly has that feeling of paradise-island remoteness, with plenty of bending palms swaying over the golden sand. If you’re looking for some serious beach time,including swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, then Nilaveli would be perfect as the sands are golden and the ocean inviting. In the evening you have the chance to explore this marvellous city , including the main highlights, for example hot water springs, the natural harbour, famous Kovils, white coloured beaches etc. your 5th night will be spent here.
On the 6th day you will experience a Whale & Dolphin safari in the morning. Here you will be able to spot gigantic whales as well as dolphins. Afterwards the rest of the day will be a relaxing day for you. Here you have the chance to experience scuba diving, snorkelling as well as swimming. You also have the opportunity to try and enjoy seafood as Nilaveli is famous for seafood and visit the Pigeon Island.
Today you will rise early to see an amazing view of the sunrise. Afterwards travel straight to Anuradhapura. Since it is a rural area with a hot weather ,we will do a tour around this UNESCO world heritage site in the evening. Here you have the opportunity to explore the site on a foot bicycle for a change. If you really want to, you still can do this with the transportation provided by us, however, there is a better chance of exploring and enjoying the surrounding nature with a foot bicycle. This is about a 2 hour long journey, but the time will be different according to your preferences. Also , you have the choice of having dinner in the hotel or somewhere out in the city. Your 7th night will be spent in this beautiful ancient city of Anuradhapura.
On the 8th day you will visit the Wilpattu national park as it is a popular Eco tourist destination. It is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka and is among the top national parks, world-renowned for its leopard. There are plenty of cultural ,wildlife ,luxury hotels here where you will be able to experience the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. The final night will be spent here.
On your final day you will travel straight to Colombo through the expressway. After your arrival in Colombo you will be doing a quick tour around the city, however the time for the city tour will depend on your departure time. Later on you will say goodbye to this beautiful country and will proceed to the airport for departure. We hope your stay in Sri Lanka was an unforgettable experience filled with happy as well as fun memories.