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Classic & Cultural Tour | 11 Days

Duration
11 Days
Tour Type
Classic & Cultural
Rating

Overview

GLAMOUR OF SRI LANKA

This exclusive 11-day tour is thoughtfully planned with a great balance of city and beach time, nature and wildlife, and history and culture. You will enjoy the warm Sri Lankan hospitality that comes from the heart at cozy hotels and resorts. Sri Lanka is famous as a comprehensive travel destination since it has everything that needs as a traveler, including beaches, mountains, historical monuments, wildlife, and vibrant culture. Your English-speaking tour guide, who is well-versed of all aspects of this incredible country, will take you to a number of fascinating and interesting locations and impart his knowledge of Sri Lankan history and culture. Because of this, we are confident that your vacation will be spectacular, gratifying, and full of wonderful memories.

Itinerary

We have carefully planned out each day to give you the best possible experience. From exploring historic landmarks to tasting delicious local cuisine, each day is packed with adventure and excitement. Join us as we take you on a journey through some of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

Welcome to Sri Lanka, a land like no other, where this nine days tour of discovery will expose you to the country’s rich history and culture, as well as its wildlife, soft adventures, and secluded beaches with stunning golden sand.

You will be met by your tour guide when you arrive at Colombo CMB Airport, and you will then be taken to your accommodation. The first stop will be the seaside town of Negombo, which has long been regarded as Sri Lanka’s most well-preserved beach and is well-known for its cuisine, entertainment, and traditional fishery village. We haven’t scheduled any activities for day one, so you can unwind at Negombo Beach or by the pool of your cozy hotel. You can walk along the beach in the evening while enjoying the beautiful sunsetting and the relaxing atmosphere of Negombo beach

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY SEA FRONT HOTEL AT NEGAMBO

ACTIVITIES:

  • Arrival to Sri Lanka, Colombo (Katunayaka) International Airport
  • Greetings by BH Lanka representative
  • Proceed to Negombo
  • Check into Deluxe sea view Hotel in Negombo
  • Walk around the Negombo city
  • Relax at the beach and pool of your hotel

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| REGAL RESEAU HOTEL & SPA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | ARIA LAGOON HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | HERITANCE NEGAMBO OR SIMILAR

Anuradhapura, city, north-central Sri Lanka. It is situated along the Aruvi Aru River. The old section of Anuradhapura, now preserved as an archaeological park and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, is the best known of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities.

In the immediate vicinity are huge bell-shaped dagobas (Buddhist commemorative shrines, or stupas) built of small sun-dried bricks as well as temples, sculptures, palaces, and ancient drinking-water reservoirs. The city also contains an ancient pipal tree that is believed to have originally been a branch of the Bo tree at Bodh Gaya (Bihar, India), under which Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment. The Bo tree branch was planted at Anuradhapura about 245 BCE, and it may be the oldest tree in existence for which there is any historical record.

Wilpttu National park is among the oldest and most important protected areas in Sri Lanka. It also contains a number of important cultural sites. The sanctuary lies inland from the coast and is entirely within Northern Province. It is contiguous with the park, the intervening boundary being marked by the Moderagam Aru.

The main topographical feature in this park is the concentration of “villus” or “lakes” within it. The striking feature, though confined to a certain sector of the park, is copper red, loamy soils extremely varied. The western sector of the park with deeply forested areas and thorny bushes in reminiscent of Yala National Park in southern Sri Lanka

OVERNIGHT STAY : NATURE-FRIENDLY RESORT AT ANURADAPURA

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast proceed towards Anuradhapura
  • Visit Sri Maha Bodhi and Ruwanwali seya
  • A tour around the ancient Anuradhapura city
  • Evening join with the Wilpattu National Park safari

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| MIRIDIYA LAKE RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | PALM GARDEN VILLAGE HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE LAKE FOREST HOTEL OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you’ll travel towards the eastern coast of Sri Lanka and you will visit the city of Trincomalee. It is an amazing multicultural town with lovely places such as Nilaveli Beach, Pigeon Island and Koneswaram Kovil. With its white sands and gentle waves, Trincomalee beach is the ultimate getaway for those who desire a relaxing vacation in Sri Lanka. Here you will experience a quiet bliss on a tropical heaven, far away from the busy and chaotic life. Overnight stay in a seafront cosy resort at Trincomalee.

Day 4 In the morning, hit back to the beautiful golden sandy beach and jump into a boat for an amazing ride on the sea to explore Pigeon Island (Note: wether condition of the sea may subject to cancel the boat ride, thus optional places may suggest). The island possesses a 200m long and 100m wide coral reef with over 100 species of exquisite corals making it an unmatched live

coral reef, unlike any other in Sri Lanka. It is considered an ecosystem high in biodiversity. Pigeon Island has made it a favorable feeding and breeding ground for over 300 species of coral reef fish, creating a colourful symphony. This underwater fantasy is a piece of heaven for those interested in scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY BEACH RESORT AT TRINCOMALEE

ACTIVITIES:

  • Koneshwaram Kovil
  • Fort Frederick
  • Pigeon Island boat ride Snorkeling
  • Relax in beach

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| JKAB BEACH RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | CARDAMON HOTEL NILAVELI OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | TRINCO BLU CINNAMON OR SIMILAR

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to Dambulla city, the nation’s cultural triangle’s central point, after a delicious breakfast at the hotel. You will enjoy a wonderful cultural village tour upon arrival in Dambulla while enjoying the stunning countryside.  It will begin with a ride in a bullock cart, one of Sri Lanka’s oldest prime transportation systems that is still in use in some villages. You will canoe across a lake as part of the tour, and when you arrive at a farmer’s home, you will be welcomed with the traditional hospitality of Sri Lanka’s rural areas.

In the evening you will visit Sigiriya Lion Rock since it’s the best time the sun sets most beautifully. The historic rock fortress of Sigiriya is situated close to Dambulla. On top of this rock, King Kasyapa (477–495 BC) built his palace, which was covered in vibrant frescoes on both sides. Sigiriya, one of the best preserved archeological sites from ancient civilization is now a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. In fact, in order to access the top of Sigiriya, you must ascend a succession of constricted staircases. You’ll discover several remarkable frescoes along the way, as well as a pair of colossal lion paws carved from the bedrock.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  NATURE-FRIENDLY RESORT AT SIGIRIYA

ACTIVITIES:

  • After Breakfast proceed toward Dambulla
  • Engage with the cultural village tour (Bullock Cart Ride, Canoeing Boat Ride, Tuk-Tuk Ride, Lunch at Farmers House)
  • In the evening, visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| SIGIRI ASNA NATURE RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | HOTEL SIGIRIYA OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | AMAYA LAKE DAMBULLA OR SIMILAR

After having the delicious breakfast, visit the Golden Buddha Statue and the Royal Cave Temple (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). The largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka is found in Dambulla. Since the first century B.C. many kings greatly treasured it. Five cave temples on the rock, which climb 160 meters above the plains below, contain some of the most exceptional and important historical drawings. It would be a fantastic experience if you could climb the rock and take in the magnificent view.

Afterward, you will then visit Matale Spice Garden.  Next make your way to Kandy, the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom. It is situated on a plateau surrounded by mountains that are home to bio-diverse rainforests and tea plantations.

Kandy is a well-renowned historic site, famous for its sacred Buddhist sites, together with the Temple of the Tooth Relic (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). You may take your own walk around Kandy’s busy city center and the lake around in the afternoon, before taking in a cultural dance performance that draws inspiration from Sri Lankan arts, traditional dance, and cultural history.

OVERNIGHT STAY : COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL AT KANDY

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast proceed towards Kandy
  • En route to Kandy, visit the Royal Cave Temple
  • Visit Matale Spice Garden
  • Visit the Temple Of Tooth Relic and Kandy viewpoint
  • Enjoy a walk around Kandy City Center
  • Engage traditional dance and cultural heritage

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| RANDHOLEE RESORT & SPA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | HOTEL TOPAZ  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE GOLDEN CROWN HOTEL OR SIMILAR

In the morning, you will visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Sri Lanka attracts millions of tourists and locals each year as the oldest formal garden in Sri Lanka. The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens contain 4000 different flora types. The magnificent orchid collection, the regal palm trees, and the exceptional variety of Sri Lankan, Asian, and foreign foliage are a few of the gardens’ main wonders.

Afterward, you’ll have a fantastic journey through Sri Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya tea region, through waterfalls and lush greenery tea plantations. It is frequently referred to as “Little England.” because so many of the city’s buildings date back to the British colonial era, including the Queen’s Cottage, the General’s House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club, and the Town Post Office, This wonderful town has a chilly climate all year round because of its mountainous location.

Visit a tea plantation while traveling through the cold mist highlands. Discover the chilly, misty highlands that are covered with lush green blankets of tea plantations. Visit a tea factory to see how the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea is processed according to a rich tradition that has been kept alive and up to date. Make sure to cap off your factory tour in style with a cup of tea that has been expertly prepared.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL AT NUWARA ELIYA

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast proceed toward Nuwara Eliya
  • En route to Nuwara Eliya, visit the Royal Botanical Garden
  • Visit Tea Factory
  • Evening walk through Nuwara Eliya city center and the fruit and vegetable market

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| HEAVEN SEVEN HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | THE LYNDEN GROVE  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | GALWAY HEIGHTS HOTEL OR SIMILAR

In the morning, you will enjoy a spectacular train journey from Nanu-Oya station to Ella village. This journey is known as one of the most scenic hill country train journeys in the world. Your journey starts from Nanu Oya and would reach Ella passing lush greenish tea estates, many tunnels, farming fields, villages, various types of forests etc

Ella is a fantastic, eco-friendly location and is hence everyone’s favorite hill country village. The Nine Arch Bridge, a popular tourist attraction in Ella, was constructed entirely out of solid rocks, bricks, and cement, without the use of any steel at all. Ella is a fantastic location for hiking and trekking, and its most well-known journey is up “Little Adam’s Peak.” You may chill in the village center at night, where there are lots of restaurants, pubs, and entertainment. Ella is a breathtaking location that anyone who is visiting Sri Lanka should not miss out on.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL IN ELLA

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast enjoy a train journey from Nanu-Oya to Ella
  • Explore the Ella village
  • Visit the Nine Arch Bridge
  • Walking to the top of Mini Adam’s Peak
  • Evening chill out at the village

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| O2 ELLA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | FLOWER GARDEN ELLA  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | EKHO ELLA OR SIMILAR

You have finally arrived at Sri Lanka’s magnificent seaside after an incredible journey through mountains and waterfalls, you will head to Mirissa. Early in the morning, hit back to the stunning golden sandy beach, and jump into the boat for an amazing voyage out to sea to discover blue whales and dolphins. Mirissa is one of the best spots in the world to see the biggest creature on the planet. Please note that whale watching is a Season activity.

Previously a well-kept secret, Mirissa/Dickwella is a lovely sandy beach, but more restaurants and bars are now welcoming tourists. White sand beaches and coconut palms that grow right up from the water’s edge give Mirissa/Dickwella the appearance of a postcard-perfect tropical beach. Once you arrive at your hotel, you could grab a towel and head to the beach to relax while enjoying a cool beer or cocktail under a beach umbrella.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT DIKWELLA

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast proceed toward Mirissa
  • Early morning enjoy the Whale Watching Boat Ride (Seasonal Activity)
  • Check-in Hotel and Relaxing on the Beach
  • Enjoy the Water Sports activities (Optional activities) (Jet Skiing, Snorkeling, Diving, Surfing, Fishing & Deep-Sea Fishing)

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| TWENTY-TWO WELIGAMBAY OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | DICKWELLA RESORT AND SPA  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | ERA BEACH THALPE OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you will enjoy a wonderful journey to Galle (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE), a city well-known for its Fort, along the southwest coast it is the meeting point of traditional British and Dutch architecture with a tropical setting, creating a vivid atmosphere of beauty.

Take a stroll through the streets while listening to the creaks of the wooden saloon doors to see how South Asian traditions are now mixed with European architecture, attracting cultural enthusiasts from all over the world. The historic Galle Lighthouse proudly stands on the fort’s southeast point.

You will take part in a Madu River boat safari in the afternoon, which provides a number of unique activities like Madu River fish therapy, and a cinnamon island visit. After that, before heading on to your lovely beach resort you’ll visit a turtle hatchery center where local and international volunteers are fighting to safeguard sea turtles since they are an endangered species. The Wildlife Protection Society examined the area with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project that runs on a significant scale and later recognized this bustling tourist destination

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT BENTOTA

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast proceed towards Galle
  • En route to Galle, capture the Stilt fishermen
  • Visit a world famous Galle Fort & nearby popular places
  • Visit a Turtle Hatchery Center
  • Evening, enjoy a Boat Ride in Madu River & Fish Foot Therapy

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| THE PALMS HOTEL BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | CINNAMON BEY BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE EDEN BERUWALA OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you’ll travel to Colombo, the country’s capital city, which has a fascinating past dating back to the fifth century. The Colombo main hub of the port city had a significant role in the East-West maritime trade even in ancient. Today, it has developed into a busy, modern town with a unique vibe. Locals and visitors are pulled to busy streets, restaurants, and modern shopping malls.

You have the chance to explore Colombo’s most famous locations, including the Red Mosque, the Gangarama Temple, Independent Square, and others. You might have plans to stop by a most famous restaurant in Colombo with a stellar reputation to end your journey with an unforgettable meal.

We’ll then drop you off at the airport in time for your return flight, or you may choose to extend your holiday and relax in a cozy beach resort in Bentota or Negombo.

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast proceed toward Colombo
  • Visit all the highlighted places in the city. Included in the Package
  • Enjoy a walk around Colombo City Center
  • Shopping tour in colombo.
  • Time to say Good Bye!

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