Culture & Heritage
Tour 02


5 days

Welcome to an enchanting journey through the heart of Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and cultural treasures. This meticulously curated Heritage Tour takes you on a captivating exploration of ancient cities, sacred sites, and remarkable landscapes, providing you with a deep understanding of the island’s historical and cultural significance.

Tour Experiences

Itinerary Plan

  • Welcome to Sri Lanka! Our representative will meet you at the Bandaranaike International Airport and then you’ll be escorted to your vehicle to begin your holiday in Sri Lanka. Drive to Colombo.
  • On arrival check-in to the hotel and relax.
  • In the evening you will have a half a day Colombo city tour on open deck bus.
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset in the Galle face green.
  • Overnight stay at the (Luxury hotel) Colombo hotel.

Tour cover below heritage and cultural sites in Colombo

Independence Memorial

Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948.

Colombo museum

Colombo museum which was established on 1st January 1877. It’s founder was Sir William Henry Gregory, the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time. The museum houses many artifacts which give the visitor a brief glimpse of the rich past of this small island.

Tour including,

  • South Expansion of the Colombo Harbor
  • Colombo Lighthouse, opened in 1952
  • Kingsbury hotel, the former Ceylon Continental, the first five star hotel in the island
  • Old light house & clock Tower, the Victorian landmark designed by Lady Ward built two years prior to the Big Ben of Westminster
  • Old Dutch Hospital
  • Red Mosque
  • Hindu Kovil
  • Lake House complex & Air Force Headquarters.
  • famous Hindu Kovil with a uniquely carved gopuram

Over night at same hotel in colombo

  • After breakfast, proceed to Kandy.
  • En-route visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.
    • Sri Lankan Elephant is a distinct subspecies of the Asian Elephant and is indigenous to the island. At this orphanage you will find elephants of all ages, which are abandoned or otherwise unable to fend for themselves by way of being injured. The unique feature is that one could feed the baby elephants with bottles of milk during the feeding times. The elephants are also bathed daily in a river located across the orphanage. This is an Elephant photographer's Paradise.
  • Visit world famous heritage Site – Kandy
    • This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site. Kandy was appointed the status of World Heritage Site in 1988, mainly due to the Temple of the Tooth.
  • Sightseeing City Tour in Kandy.
  • Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.
  • Evening witness of Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show.

To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

  • Optional - Sri Lankan Theme Night in Kandy
  • Overnight stay at the Luxury hotel in Kandy.
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Proceed to University of Peradeniya for a lecture about Sri Lanka Heritage
  • After the lecture Drive to Cultural Trangle.
  • Visit next heritage site, Dambulla Cave Temple. Dambulla is part of the Cultural Triangle. It houses the gigantic Dambulla Cave Temple declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Dambulla caves date back to 1st century BCE. Originally it was the refuge of King Walagamba, and the caves were later converted into a rock temple. It houses beautiful frescoes and an imposing 15-metre long reclining Buddha and Hindu deities. The caves are considered to be the finest storehouse of Sinhala art and sculpture.

UNESCO heritage site - Dambulla Cave Temple

A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2 ) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues.

University of Peradeniya

This is the first university of Sri Lanka goes back to 1899. Sir Ivor Jennings the first Vice-Chancellor, on his first visit to the campus site in 1944 with the site plan of the architect Sir Patrick Abercrombie's, has written, "No University in the world would have such a setting".

Check-in Luxury Hotel at Sigiriya
Overnight stay at the at Sigiriya.

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit next heritage site, Sigiriya Rock Fortress – 8th Wonder of the world Fountains of Sigiriya built in the V century, perhaps, are the oldest in the world. The palace and fortress complex is recognized as one of the finest examples of ancient urban planning. Considering the uniqueness of Sigiriya UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site in 1982.
  • Leisurely Climb Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Engage in a village trek in Hiriwaduna village along with Lunch

UNESCO heritage site - Sigiriya Rock Fortress

SIGIRIYA – is a “World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On o ne of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes o f 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed. Hiriwadunna village tour

This is a typical countryside experience. The trek begins with a beautiful walk along to a man-made reservoir. You will also experience a boat ride, bullock cart ride, rural vegetable cultivation, paddy fields and enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan lunch at a Village house.

  • Optional - Sri Lankan Theme Night in Sigiriya

Negombo Beach

  • Drive to Negombo
  • Upon arrival check-in the hotel & relax at the beach.

Over Night at hotel in Negambo beach

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Group picture at the hotel
  • On completion you will be accompanied to the airport in time to board your flight back home.