Cultural Photography Tour in Sri Lanka

In addition to its beautiful natural landscape, Sri Lanka boasts a rich culture and heritage. This is your chance to capture the present-day perception of century-old history, tradition and culture. Blue Lanka Tours has come up with an interesting itinerary that takes you to all culture-related destinations in the country, which would be appreciated in the eyes of a photographer.

At a glance

Trip length

08 days

When to go

Any time of the year


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Photographing the century-old ruins of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

Capturing the one-of-a-kind rock fortress and its architecture in Sigiriya.

Discovering Sri Lankan culture in Kandy.

The Wallawwa, Kotugoda
Day 1 Kotugoda

When you arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport, a Blue Lanka team member, who will be your chauffeur cum guide throughout this tour, will be there to receive you. An ultra-comfortable, luxury vehicle will be waiting at the exit to take you to The Walawwe in Kotugoda, which is the first stop on this cultural photography tour in Sri Lanka.

Cultural Tour in Anuradhapura
Day 2 Anuradhapura

The next morning, you will depart for Anuradhapura, a very ancient city in Sri Lanka. Here you can explore several historic ruins, stupas, dagobas and more; plenty of historical artifacts to add to your photography portfolio.
Forest Rock Garden is where you will be staying for one night in Anuradhapura.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Sri Lanka
Day 03 & 04 Sigiriya

On the morning of day 03, you will pay a visit to the Mihintale Buddhist Temple, the Aukana Buddha statue and then proceed to Sigiriya, your next destination. Cinnamon Lodge is where you will check-in for the next two nights in Sigiriya.

The next morning, you will visit the Lion’s Rock – a fortress built on a rock by one of the ancient Kings of Sri Lanka. This is an exciting activity where you can explore beautiful paintings and engraved frescoes inside the rock. At the top, you will see remnants of the fortress, and of course a stunning view of the area around you.

On the evening of day 04, you will be taken to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa where you can explore more of Sri Lanka’s history.

Kandy Temple in Sri Lanka
Day 05 & 06 Kandy

After visiting the Dambulla Cave Temple the next morning, you will transfer to Kandy. Once there, you can see the Kandy Lake, stop at the Kandy viewpoint and also visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Kandy House is where you will be staying on day 05 and 06.

On day 06, you will explore the three Temples of the Loop, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and then enjoy a cultural dance show at 5.00 p.m.

Buddhist Temples in Colombo
Day 07 Colombo

The next morning, you will visit the Ambuluwawa Tower and the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, en-route to Colombo. Upon reaching, you can also visit the Gangaramaya Temple and Seema Malaka.

On the last night of this cultural photography tour in Sri Lanka, you will be staying at Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

Sri Lankan Airline
Day 8 Airport

On day 08, you can explore Colombo if you have time before your flight or simply depart to the airport and relax there.

This tour is now complete and if you would like to book this package or make any changes to it, our team will gladly assist you. Just get in touch with us and let us know what you need, we will prepare a customized itinerary for you.

Trail on the ground

As experienced on Instagram

Real people, real views

How they experienced it

Great company and fantastic guide

We have just come back from a fortnight in Sri Lanka and we had a fantastic time thanks to Blue Lanka tours and especially to Keeth our amazing guide. Keeth’s passion and enthusiasm meant we had several exciting and interesting experiences and we discovered many authentic and cultural aspects of the beautiful country with his excellent organisation, guidance and advice. The Sri Lankans were very hospitable, warm and friendly people which made our adventure an even more enriching and enjoyable one. We were sad to leave such a beautiful place and we look forward to maintaining the wonderful friendships that we made whilst on our trip. Thank you Blue Lanka and a big thank you to Keeth- a true gentleman!

emu55, United Kingdom

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Not to miss in this tour

Ancient ruins in Anuradhapura

Engraved frescoes at the Lion’s Rock

Stunning views at the top of Dambulla Cave Temple

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