Heritage Tour

  • Destination: Anuradhapura, Kandy, Negambo, Pinnawala
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $578

SRI LANKA’S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE covers more than 2,000 years. Known as Lanka–the “resplendent land”–in the ancient Indian epic Ramayana, the island has numerous other references that testify to the island’s natural beauty and wealth. Islamic folklore maintains that Adam and Eve were offered refuge on the

island as solace for their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Asian poets, noting the geographical location of the island and lauding its beauty, called it the “pearl upon the brow of India.” A troubled nation in the 1980s, torn apart by communal violence, Sri Lanka has more recently been called India’s “fallen tear.”

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Highlights: Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage &Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Kandy, last seat of the Sinhala Kings, is a very popular destination for visitors from home and abroad. After breakfast, Visit Pinnawela, the Elephant Orphanage, where elephants are cared for. Have an elephant ride; (optional) and see Elephant museum at Millennium Elephant Foundation. Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, with a fine collection of over 4000 species of exotic plants. Overnight stay at Kandy.

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Day 1

Be met at airport by guide. Transfer to a beach hotel in Negambo, visit a fishing village or at leisure in the beach. Overnight stay in Negambo.

Day 2

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya – en route take a short break at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. At this orphanage you will find elephants of all ages that have been abandoned and the unique feature is that you feed the baby elephants with milk bottles during the feeding times. After lunch visit the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya which tells a tale of power, intrigue and tragedy.

Day 3

Highlights: Sigiriya Rock Fortress& elephant safari
Leave for Sigiriya, a 650 feet high rock fortress in the sky, a masterpiece of construction, artistry & irrigation. A world Heritage Site (5 th Century AD). The world famous fresco paintings of Heavenly maidens are housed in a cave. In the afternoon take a jeep safari through the Kaudulla National Park or Minnerira National park, looking for elephants, deer, peacocks, boars, and many kinds of birds.Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

Day 4

Highlights: Visit the cave Dambulla, Temple of the Tooth Relic & cultural dance performance

Leave for Kandy via Dambulla. The Rock temple is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century .BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes. From Dambulla drive to Matale to en-route visit spice gardens. In the evening can visit the Temple of Tooth (Daladathewawa) after the Cultural Dance &Overnight stay at Kandy.

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