UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour in Sri Lanka

UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Tour in Sri Lanka by Blue Lanka Tours is yet another stunning
itinerary which captures all locations in one go.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List includes eight unique attractions in Sri Lanka that are
considered part of the world’s heritage and should be safeguarded. These include the remains
of Anuradhapura, which existed from the 5th century BC to the 10th century; the remnants of
the successor kingdom, Polonnaruwa (9th to 14th century); and the spectacular Sigiriya Rock,
which became a fortification in the 5th century.

Kandy (the seat of monarchs from the 16th to the 19th centuries) and its venerated temple are
also World Heritage sites, as are the Dambulla caverns and temple from the 1st century BC.
Galle Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1588, is ranked 200 on the UNESCO list. The UNESCO
World Heritage Sites Tour also includes two natural landmarks: the Sinharaja Forest Reserve
and the Central Highlands (Peak Wilderness, Horton Plains, and the Knuckles Conservation

Boasting the pride of Sri Lanka, The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour can be tailored
according to your preference and shuffled around as you wish.

Main UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a SnapShot

• Anuradhapura Ancient City
• Polonnaruwa Ancient City
• Sigiriya Lions Rock Fortress
• Dambulla Caves Temple
• Sacred City of Kandy
• Central Highlands
• Sinharaja Rain Forest
• Galle Dutch Fort and Old Town

At a glance

Trip length

14 days


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When to go

All year around


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Taking a Bicycle Tour around Polonnaruwa

Watching the vistas from Lions Rock

Strolling around Kandy City

On the night train in Sinharaja Rainforest

Not to miss in this tour

water raftingA Bicycle tour around the Anuradhapura Kingdom

Mountain rangeA Herbal Massage after climbing Sigiriya

MountainThe Sinharaja Night Trail

WaterfallDambulla Caves Temple

Day 1 BIA to Negombo

• Airport Pickup & Transfer to Negombo
• Overnight stay in Negombo

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Sri Lanka
Day 2  Negombo to Anuradhapura

• Transfer to Anuradhapura
• Explore Anuradhapura Ancient City by Bicycles
• Overnight stay in Anuradhapura

Dambulla Cave Temple
Day 3 Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa to Dambulla

• Transfer to Polonnaruwa
• Explore Polonnaruwa Ancient City by Bicycles
• Heading towards Dambulla
• Evening explore Dambulla Caves Temple
• Overnight stay in Dambulla

Day 4 Dambulla to Kandy

• Morning Explore Sigiriya Lions Rock Fortress
• Transfer to Kandy
• Explore the Sacred City of Kandy including the Temple of the Tooth Relic
• Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 5 Kandy

• Explore the Knuckles Mountain Range
• Overnight stay in Kandy

Nuwara Elliya
Day 6 Kandy to Nuwaraeliya

• Transfer to Nuwaraeliya
• En-route sightseeing of Ramboda Water Falls
• Visit Pedro Tea Factory and Enjoy the Tea Plucking Experience
• Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya

Mandaram Nuwara
Day 7 Nuwaraeliya

• Morning visit Horton Plains and World’s End (A hiking tour around 9.5km)
• Rest of the Day Relaxing
• Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya

Day 8 Nuwaraeliya to Ella to Udawalawa

• Optional – The Most Scenic Train Journey from Nanu Oya to Ella
• Transfer to Udawalawa
• En-route sightseeing of Ravana Water Falls
• Overnight stay in Udawalawa

Day 9 Udawalawa to Sinharaja

• Morning Jeep Safari in Udawalawa National Park
• Transfer towards Sinharaja
• Overnight stay in Sinharaja

Day 10 Sinharaja

• Explore Sinharaja Rain Forest with Naturalist
• Overnight stay in Sinharaja

Day 11 Sinharaja to Galle

• Transfer to Galle
• Explore Galle Dutch Fort & Old Town
• Overnight stay in Galle

Day 12 Galle

• Leisure Day
• Overnight stay in Galle

Day 13 Galle

• Leisure Day
• Overnight stay in Galle

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 14 Galle to BIA

• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. How long does it take to climb up & down Sigiriya?

A. Approximately around 2 hrs but depends from person to person

Q. What do you mean by special Guides for UNESCO Sites?

A. Special guides will be arranged by Blue Lanka Tours for every UNESCO site except for
Galle. Special UNESCO site guides are knowledgeable in the specific UNESCO site and
impart all related information and knowledge to clients.

Q. How is the climate in Sinharaja?

A. It’s mostly chilled and could be wet.

Q. Is the Sinharaja Night Trail a guided excursion?

A. Yes, It is guided by an expert naturalist.

Real people, real views

How they experienced it

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Insightful Tips

  • Sunscreen is a must when you are in the Cultural Triangle
  • Bring clothes suitable for a hot & also cooler weather
  • Carry a hat with you, this will come in handy
  • Bring Leech socks for when you are in Knuckles

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