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Culture and Heritage Tour

Duration: 06 nights / 07 days

Destination Covered : Sigiriya - Rock Fortress - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla Cave Temple - Spice Garden in Matale - Temple of Tooth Relic - Kandy - Cultural Show - Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Pinnawala - Tea Factory - Nuwara Eliya - Colombo

Tour Highlights
Day 01 Arrival - Transfer to Hotel in Sigiriya
Day 02Hotel - Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Polonnaruwa - Back to hotel
Day 03 Hotel - Dambulla Cave Temple - Spice Garden in Matale. - Kandy Temple -  Kandy Cultural Show - Hotel in Kandy
Day 04 Hotel - Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Pinnawala - Back to Hotel in Kandy
Day 05 Kandy - Tea Factory - Hill country (Nuwara Eliya)
Day 06 Nuwara Eliya - Colombo City Tour - Colombo
Day 07 Colombo - Airport - Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival - Transfer to hotel in Sigiriya

Having arrived in Sri Lanka you will be greeted by our CA Lanka representative or you're guide at the airport itself.
After the Warm welcome leave for Dambulla. Go to hotel and relax in the evening.

Overnight stay & relax at hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 02 : Hotel - Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Polonnaruwa - Back to hotel

After the breakfast leave for Sigiriya and climb the ancient fortress of Sigiriya – world heritage site, with magnificent views over the surrounding.

Sigiriya, The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m high (the 'Lion's Rock', which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site. The poems inscribed on the rock, and known as the 'Sigiri graffiti,' are among the most ancient texts in the Sinhalese language, and thus show the considerable influence exerted by the abandoned city of Kassapa I on both literatures.

After proceed to Polonnaruwa ancient city and visit sites of 02nd kingdom in Sri Lanka where you will explore ruins of ancient palaces, monasteries, Pleasure gardens with bath ponds and also large scale water reservoirs and irrigation systems.

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. The monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city bear witness to several civilizations, notably that of the conquering Cholas, disciples of Brahmanism, and that of the Sinhalese sovereigns during the 12th and 13th centuries. This immense capital created by the megalomaniac sovereign, Parakramabahu I, in the 12th century, is one of history's most astonishing urban creations, both because of its unusual dimensions and because of the very special relationship of its buildings with the natural setting.

On completion come back to your hotel and relax in the evening.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 03 : Hotel - Dambulla cave temple - Spice Garden in Matale - Kandy Temple - Kandy cultural show - Hotel in Kandy

After the breakfast leave for Dambulla to see the Cave Temple & Golden Temple.

The Rock Temple (Rangiri Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya) and The Golden Temple(Rangiri Dambulla Uyanwatta Rajamaha Viharaya) are interconnected temples with single administration. The history of Rock Temple goes back to the first century B.C., commenced by the King Vattagamini Abhaya and thereafter kings, Maha Parakramabahu, Nissankamalala, Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe and five cave temples, particularly named, Devaraja Viharaya, Maharaja Viharaya, Maha Alut Viharaya. Paschima Viharaya and Devena Alut Viaharaya respectively.

Sri Lanka has many cave temples but the Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya or the Golden Rock Temple of Dambulla is the most venerated, celebrated and most probably the most visited.
The cave complex that consists of the five viharayas has a spectacular setting on a massive rock some 1118 ft. above sea level and surrounded by the plains of Kurunegala on one side and the rock of Sigiriya and the mountain of Ritigala on the other.

En route visit Spice Garden in Matale. In the program you can have an experience with below activities.

Sri Lanka is world renowned for its valued spices and healing herbs. Our lush spice and herbal gardens feature many important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut. When visiting us, make the most of the chance to experience first-hand how cloves, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron are grown in their natural surroundings.

You can see the activities of Coconut Plucking, Toddy Tapping, Coir Production & Coconut leaf weaving ,Cinnamon cutting and many more.

On completion proceed to Kandy historical city. Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic which contains the most important Buddhist relic, a tooth of Buddha and is a famous pilgrimage site.

The Sacred Tooth Relic (Dālada) of the Buddha is the most venerated object of worship for Buddhists. Its present house, the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) in Kandy, Sri Lanka is considered the foremost sacred place of worship in the Buddhist world.
In the evening we will witness a "Cultural Show "where each of the energetic dances performed tells its own story to the sound of drums and flutes.

Overnight stay at hotel at Kandy.

Day 04 : Hotel - Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Pinnawala - Back to hotel in Kandy.

After the breakfast we will leave for Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya.

Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. and attracts 1.2 million visitors annually, It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 300 varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.

Once in Kandy will introduce you to some of curious sites, including Gem museum, Wood Carving and the Batik Factory and see the various phases of batik manufacture.

On completion leave for Pinnawala and enjoy the Elephant Sanctuary in Pinnawala, which was built in 1975 for rescued, injured or abused elephants and attracts visitors from all over the world to view these sumptuous animals.
Today has the largest herd in captivity in the world and offers us an opportunity to see elephants running in this natural environment. You will have an unique and intimate experience to caress and you feed the elephants with a small bottle of milk and appreciate the bond of union with their human foster parents called "eth gowwa", and enjoy the highest visual event of the day. The elephant bath is an experience that an elephant lover would never forget.

On completion proceed to Kandy historical city.

Overnight stay at hotel at Kandy.

Day 05 : Kandy -Tea factory - Hill country (Nuwara Eliya)

After the Breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya enroute visiting Ramboda water fall, Tea plantation and Tea factor for a tasting session.

Ramboda Falls is 109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world.. Altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level.

Tea , Sri Lanka's tea cultivators and manufacturers are the custodians of the traditional, orthodox method of black tea production. This is still agreed by most experts to produce the best black tea. Even with the technological improvements introduced over the last thirty or forty years, the orthodox method is relatively slow and labour-intensive; but as the tea planters and traders of Sri Lanka have always maintained, good tea cannot be hurried. Nor, oddly enough, can it be delayed. The time devoted to each of the processes of tea manufacture has to be finely judged if a quality product is to be obtained.

Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 06 : Nuwara Eliya -Colombo city tour – Colombo

After the breakfast proceed to Colombo and have a Colombo City tour.

Capital of Sri Lanka-Colombo - colorful metropolis, which are interspersed with traces of the colonial past and modern urban bustle. We'll see Buddhist temple, church Wolvendhal (monument of the reign of the Dutch), Hindu temple, town hall, Cinnamon Gardens - exclusive suburb of the capital, where the beautiful villas pokolonialnych is home to several embassies and elite schools, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall ( BMICH) - a gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China and more.

Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo.

Day 07. Colombo - Airport -Departure.

After an unforgettable tour experience in Sri Lanka our guide / chauffeur guide will drop you at Bandaranayaka International Airport ending with our best and maximum service on behalf of your maximum satisfaction.

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