Our itinerary is prepared for a 8 days adventurous tour in Sri Lanka but you may need an extra night depending on the arrival time of your flight. Also, if you wish to stay longer at any of the lavish holiday resorts, you can extend your stay accordingly.
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka, Assistance on arrival by a representative of "Ceylon Tour Ways". Transfer to Negombo and check-in at the hotel. Depending on the time of the day in which you have arrived, you may have time to go on a Boat trip in the Negombo Lagoon. Relax and unwind after your flight, preparing yourself for the adventure ahead. Dinner and overnight stay at Negombo.
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. Overnight stay at Anuradhapura. 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.
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. 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 for the night.
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. Overnight stay at Kandy. 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.
Depending on the time of your flight the next day, you may have a chance to explore few hours before you have to take off for the airport. This will be the end of your Mini Cultural Tour with Ceylon Tour Ways. We hope this itinerary is up to your liking and hope you will approach us for further details.