Heritage Tour

10 Nights / 11 Days

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 the hotel on the way visit Negombo fish market and fishing village.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Jetwing Sea

Approx Drive Time: 1/2 Hrs

DAY 02- Route (Start - End): Negombo / Anuradhapura

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 defences 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): Anuradhapura

After breakfast make a city tour 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): Anuradhapura / 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 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 / 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 10- 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

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse

Approx drive time – 2 hrs

DAY 11- Route (Start – End): Colombo - Airport

As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide will take you back to the international airport for a safe journey home.

Drive Time: 1 ½ hours

 

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