Culture and Heritage

11 Nights /12 Days tour

DAY 01– Route (Start - End): Airport > Negombo

You will be met on arrival at the Colombo International Airport by our Acrus Travels representative who will assist you with your luggage and guide you to your vehicle where your personal chauffeur guide / guide await.
Transfer to Negombo hotel on the way visit Negombo fish market and fishing village.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Jetwing Sea

Approx drive time – ½ hr

DAY 02– Route (Start - End): Negombo > Anurdhapura

After breakfast check out and leave to Sri Lankan ancient capital of Anuradhapura- En route visit to see the Yapahuwa ruins which is a royal residence in 13th century Yapahuwa was able to preserve some interesting remains. While many traces of other ancient defenses are still be seen, an ornamental stairway remains it’s the main draw.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Palm Garden Village

Approx drive time – 5 hrs

DAY 03– Route (Start - End): Anurdhapura

Day excursion to visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka founded in the 4th century BC. See the sacred Bo Tree, the oldest historically documented tree in the world, Abayagiri monastery, which housed 5,000 monks and Jetavana Stupa, the tallest stupa in the world. Afternoon visit the Mihintale rock, which is known as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Dinner and overnight stay at the Palm garden Village

DAY 04– Route (Start - End): Anurdhapura > Polonnaruwa

After breakfast check out and leave to Sri Lankan 2nd ancient capital of Polonnaruwa Thereafter, city tour of Polonnaruwa. Visit the world famous rock-cut Buddha statues of Gal Vihara and the Parakrama Samudra, (‘Sea of Parakrama’) a 2,500-hectare man made reservoir built by King Parakramabahu I (1153 –1186 AD) with a capacity of 134 million cubic meters.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Giritale Hotel

Approx drive time – 2 hrs

DAY 05– Route (Start - End): Polonnaruwa > Dambulla

Following breakfast head out towards Dambulla. On the way visit Sigiriya rock fortress which means Lion’s rock, is an ancient fortress made of rock in the Matale district of Sri Lanka. The fortress is surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens and other structures. The place is part of the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and is preserved due to its significance in illustrating architecture and culture of the civilization during the time it was built

After visit Dambulla rock temple, the largest cave monastery in the country with a history going back to the 1st century BC. . Being one of the largest cave shrines of South Asia, the five caves cover more than 2000sq. meters of paintings of the late medieval style popularly known as Kandyan art. The exhausting hill climb of the visitors will be richly rewarded by a visit to the newly established Museum of Paintings. Ibbankatuwa, a Proto-historic site on the Dambulla –Kurunagala Road, comes under the excavation programme of Dambulla Project and attract many tourists

Dinner and overnight stay at the Thilanka Hotel & Spa
Approx drive time – 2 hrs

DAY 06– Route (Start - End): Dambulla > Kandy

After having breakfast leave to the Sri Lanka’s hill capital- lake side city of Kandy. On the way visit Dambulla rock cave temple and Matale spice Garden. Having visited to Kandy you will be taken to Peradeniya royal Botanical garden evening make a short city tour to look Upper Lake, Kandy Lake, Spice Garden and Kandy bazaar and you will be able to see the culture dance performance

Dinner and overnight stay at the Randholee Luxury Resort

Approx drive time – 3 hrs

DAY 07– Route (Start - End): Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

Following day after breakfast, visit temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha This is the most sacred temple to the Buddhists in the world after you will be taken to the train station at Peradeniya where you will board on one of the most scenic train rides in the country. After the ride your chauffeur will pick you up from the station at Nanu Oya.

After arriving to Nuwara Eliya Make a short city tour to see the city. Visit a tea factory where the process of tea producing and grading will be explained. You will also be able to taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory

Dinner and overnight stay at the Jetwing St. Andrews

Approx drive time – 2 hrs

DAY 08- Route (Start - End): Nuwara Eliya > Galle via Kitulgala

After breakfast at hotel drive to Galle travel through a beautiful landscape & see the widest waterfall of Sri Lanka, “St.Clair”. Enjoy the rich nature. Make a brief stop at the Tea Kiosk passing the “Devon” waterfall. Drive through Kitulgala where the Oscar winning movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed. Make a visit to a rubber plantation see the rubber manufacturing process

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse

Approx drive time – 7 hrs

DAY 09- Route (Start - End): Galle > Sinharaja Rain Forest > Galle

With packed breakfast leave for a trekking at Sinharaja rain forest which will be approximately 3 hours. On completion return to the hotel in Galle

Sinharaja is the only “UNESCO World Heritage Site” Rain Forest in Sri Lanka, with a very high rate of hectares and it will spend nearly 3hrs to reach to Sinharaja after you could take a guided walking tour of the Rain forest. SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST RESERVE – Sinharaja is the only “UNESCO World Heritage Site” Rain Forest in Sri Lanka, with a very high rate of bio-diversity. The vegetation is tropical wet evergreen forest and the area under the reserve is 11,187 hectares. Sinharaja is the only relatively undisturbed rain forest of any considerable size and many of the plants are very rare and are represented by only one individual of its kind in a large area. Sinharaja can be reached from Colombo via Matugama (174 km) or Rathnapura (154 km) to Kalawana, Weddagala and up to Kudawa Base Camp. From Galle to Deniyaya and Mederpitiya (10 km) and from there to Pitadeniya Camp and enter the Reserve from the Southern side of the country

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse

DAY 10- Route (Start - End): Galle > Hikkaduwa > Galle

After breakfast at hotel make a ½ day excursion to Hikkaduwa Visit Mask Factory & Moon Stone Mine and after you could make a Glass bottom boat ride to see the underwater world after visit Galle dutch fort and later return back to the hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse

DAY 11- Route (Start - End): Galle > Colombo

After breakfast leave to Colombo En route visit Turtle Hatchery which is a Projects have been launched to conserve the population of turtles that are reaching extinction and such projects are found along the southern coast of Sri Lanka where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtle digs a hole on the Beach, Lays hers eggs and covers it with sand where it is supposed to; incubate by the heat of the sun.
Thereafter continue journey to Colombo. Having arrived to Colombo make a city tour. Visit the Museum, old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), a Hindu Kovil, a Buddhist Temple, Observing the Galle Face Green and visit Fort Bazaar and do some shopping in Colombo

Dinner & Overnight stay at Galadari

Approx drive time – 2 hrs

DAY 12- Route (Start - End): Colombo > Airport

After breakfast it’s time to bid good bye to the charms of our tropical island, and leave for your return flight to the airport

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