Cultural Tour

Duration

14 Days

This two week cultural tour of Sri Lanka has been created with maximum luxury and comfort in mind. The duration of the tour may vary depending on your flight arrival and departure times. Also, you can extend this stay with added nights at any of the selected hotels for your accommodation.

Price range

For price details regarding this tour, kindly email us with your travel and passenger details. We will prepare a customized quotation for you according to your preferences.

Who can go on this tour?

Those who have a passion for studying the culture and tradition of various ethnicities will enjoy the cultural tour of Sri Lanka. This tour is also enjoyable for anyone wanting to explore the beauty, history and tradition of the island. Our accommodation is family friendly so do not hesitate to bring your children along as there is a lot for them to learn on this tour.

Itinerary

Day 1

Colombo

From pick up at the Bandaranaike International Airport, your two week cultural tour will begin in Colombo – the commercial capital of the island. Galle Face Hotel is where you will be staying on your first night.

Day 2 & 3

Anuradhapura

After a city tour of Colombo the next day, you will take off to the city of Anuradhapura. En route, you stop at Yapahuwa ancient city (a 300 foot fortified wonder dating back to the 13th century) and explore the area. In Anuradhapura, you will sleep over at Palm Garden Village.

On day three, the ancient city of Anuradhapura will be explored where you will get to observe several historical remains. Later in the day you will visit the Mihintale Buddhist Temple and head back to your hotel for the night.

Day 4 & 5

Sigiriya

On your way to Sigiriya the next day, you will stop for a visit to the Aukana Buddha Statue and the Dambulla Cave Temple. Your hotel for the night will be Sigiriya Village.

On day five we have a touch of adventure lined up for you where you can climb and explore the “Lion’s Rock” in Sigiriya. This activity is quite doable by most people so don’t fret at the task of climbing a rock! Later in the day you will be taken to visit the ancient and historical city of Polonnaruwa and will return back to Sigiriya Village for the night.

Day 6,7 & 8

Kandy

The next morning you will begin your journey to the hill capital of Kandy. En route you will visit the Matale Alu Viharaya Buddhist Temple and the Matale Hindu Temple. In Kandy, you will be taken to enjoy an evening show of the cultural dance of Kandyans. Amaya Hills is where you will sleep over for the night.

On day seven you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and obtain blessings from the Buddhist Monks there. Next you will go on to visit the Three Temple Loop known as the Gadaladeniya, Embekke and Lankathilake Temples. These are Hindu-Buddhist Temples from the 14th Century. Towards the evening you will get back to your hotel in Kandy for your night stay.

On the final day in Kandy you get to explore the culture of the Veddas in Dambana Mahiyanganaya and visit the Mahiyanganaya Temple. Once again, Amaya Hills is where you will sleep over for the night.

Day 9

Nuwara Eliya

Day nine is when you head towards the beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya where you will come across several water falls on the way. Ramboda Falls is one visit we have scheduled for you. Along the way you can also visit the Pedro Tea Factory and the luscious tea plantations of the country. You will also be given a tour of Nuwara Eliya, also known as “Little England”. Your overnight stay will be at Grand Hotel.

Day 10

Ella

From Nanu Oya, you will be taking a beautiful train journey to Ella, where a visit to Rawana Falls is a must. In Ella, you will spend the night at Mountain Heavens.

Day 11

Udawalawa

Early morning the next day you are advised to explore the breathtaking view of the sunrise from the “Ella Gap”. You will then depart to the town of Udawalawa where we will take you on a luxurious jeep safari in the Udawalawa National Park. That night you will stay at the Grand Udawalawa Safari Resort.

Day 12

Galle

On day 12 you head on to the city of Galle, en route you will visit the hot water springs in Embilipitiya as well as the fish market in Weligama. You also get a chance to observe the old and challenging tradition of stilt fishing. In Galle, your night stay will be at Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel.

Day 13 & 14

Colombo

On day thirteen you will explore the Galle Dutch Fort and learn about its history. A boat ride on the Madu Lake is also on the list before you begin your journey to the capital city of Colombo. Upon reaching Colombo, you will check in to Galle Face Hotel for your overnight stay.

On day fourteen you may take a city tour of Colombo provided you have approximately 6-7 hours for your flight departure time.

The amazing cultural tour with Blue Lanka Tours comes to an end here. This itinerary is dedicated to exploring the cultural aspects of Sri Lanka as well as touching its splendid beauty and we hope you found it attractive.

Accommodation

Below is a list of lavish hotels selected for your accommodation along with website URL’s which you can visit for further information regarding the hotel:

Sigiriya Village Hotel

Sigiriya – Sigiriya Village

Hotel Amaya Hills

Kandy – Amaya Hills

Mountain Heavens Hotel

Ella – Mountain Heavens

Grand Udawalawa Safari Resort

Udawalawa – Grand Udawalawa Safari Resort

Booking procedure

Interested culture lovers or vacationers interested in this tour can email us at letstravel@bluelankatours.com. In your email kindly mention details regarding travel period, budget and number of people travelling. Accordingly we will write up a detailed itinerary along with a quotation and get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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