Discover Sri Lanka 10 Days – Classic

10 Days

Discover the soul of Sri Lanka on our meticulously curated 14-Day Cultural Odyssey, presented by Heavenly Lanka. This tour is a profound journey through the heart of Sri Lanka’s rich tapestry of history, spirituality, and artistic tradition, offering an intimate exploration of its ancient landmarks, sacred sites, and vibrant cultural expressions. From the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress to the serene Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, each destination is selected to showcase the depth and diversity of Ceylonese culture.

Delve into the essence of Sri Lanka’s heritage as you interact with local artisans, witness the creation of traditional crafts, and participate in age-old ceremonies that continue to thrive in the modern age. Our journey is thoughtfully designed to blend significant visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites with enriching experiences in local communities, allowing for a genuine connection with the island’s living culture.

Accompanied by expert guides who are as passionate about Sri Lankan culture as they are knowledgeable, you will be guided through centuries of history, art, and religious practices, uncovering the unique blend of influences that shape Sri Lanka’s identity today. The Heavenly Trail of Ceylonese Culture tour offers more than just a glimpse into Sri Lanka’s past; it invites you to immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of its people and traditions. Join us on this exceptional cultural voyage with Heavenly Lanka and leave with memories that not only last a lifetime but also deepen your appreciation for the intricate beauty of Sri Lankan heritage.

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  • Private Air Conditioned Coach, Bicycles (Cycle Tour)
  • 3 to 4 Star Hotels (Twin Sharing, Half-Board Basis) "9 Nights"
  • 9 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners and 1 lunch (Hands on Sri Lankan Culinary Experience)
  • All entrance fees to attractions included
  • GOVT Accredited National Tour Guide Lecturer or Chauffer - Guide

Overview

Embark on Heavenly Lanka’s 14-Day Cultural Odyssey for an authentic journey through Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and traditions. From the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress to the sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, this tour offers a deep dive into the island's history, guided by expert local guides. Enjoy luxurious accommodation in 3-5 star hotels on a half-board basis with twin-sharing rooms, ensuring a comfortable and immersive cultural experience. Discover the true spirit of Sri Lanka through its ancient landmarks, vibrant traditions, and warm hospitality, making this journey an unforgettable exploration of the island’s unique cultural legacy.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the Golden Cave temple - Dambulla
  • Village Cycle Tour - Girithale
  • Visit the ancient Kingdom - Polonnaruwa
  • Visit the Rock Fortress - Sigiriya
  • Guided safari – Minneriya/Kaudulla/Hurulu Eco Park
  • Visit a Spice garden - Mathale
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth – Kandy
  • Visit a Gem museum - Kandy
  • Attend a Cultural/folk dance show - Kandy
  • White water rafting - Kithulgala
  • Boat safari - Madu river
  • Visit a Moonstone mine - Meetiyagoda
  • Guided city tour - Colombo

Itinerary

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Negombo. Relax and adjust to the local climate and atmosphere, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Travel to the culturally enriching North Central part of Sri Lanka, stopping at Dambulla. Here, explore the Golden Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site notable for its spectacular cave paintings and over 150 Buddha statues, reflecting the site’s historical significance as a major religious centre since the 1st century BC.

Start your day with a morning village cycle ride through Girithale, absorbing the rustic beauty and serene rural life. Later, visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, a well-preserved site showcasing the ruins of royal palaces, massive stupas, and exquisite stone sculptures that echo the city’s past as a thriving cultural and religious capital.

Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an astounding geological formation that served as a royal palace in the 5th century. Known for its ancient frescoes and strategic architecture, Sigiriya is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. In the afternoon, enjoy a safari in one of the nearby national parks, famous for their elephant gatherings.

Journey to Kandy with a stop at a spice garden where you’ll learn about the cultivation and uses of spices that have made Sri Lanka a trading hotspot for centuries. In the evening, explore Kandy with its lively streets and cultural landmarks, culminating in a walk around the city’s scenic lake.

Visit the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic, a pivotal Buddhist site that houses the sacred tooth of Buddha. Spend your afternoon in a gem museum to learn about Sri Lanka’s gem mining industry, followed by a vibrant cultural dance performance showcasing traditional Sinhalese art forms.

opt for a leisurely day in Kandy or a scenic trip to Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea factory to discover the processes behind one of Sri Lanka’s biggest exports, Ceylon Tea.

Travel to Bentota via Kithulgala, famous as the filming location of the 1957 Oscar-winning movie 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. Engage in white-water rafting on the Kelani River, offering thrilling rapids against the backdrop of dense rainforest.

Embark on a peaceful boat safari along the Madu River in Balapitiya, exploring its vibrant ecosystem. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Bentota, perhaps lounging on its beautiful beaches or trying out water sports.

Visit the Meetiyagoda moonstone mine to see where the luminous blue gems are extracted. Later, tour Colombo’s rich array of landmarks including the Independence Hall, Galle Face Green, and the bustling Pettah Market before your departure at the airport.

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation on Half Board basis throughout the tour on hotels specified in your itinerary, or similar properties.
  • Transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced English-speaking chauffeur OR National Guide Lecturer throughout the tour (depending on pax count).
  • Entrance fees and activities include.
  • • Dambulla Cave Temple,
  • • Bike Ride in Giritale,
  • • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • • Minneriya National Park/Jeep Safari
  • • Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic,
  • • Gem Museum Visit,
  • • Cultural Show – Kandy,
  • • Kandy City Visit
  • • White Water Rafting – Kitulgala
  • • Madu river boat safari
  • • Moonstone mine visit - Meetiyagoda
  • All applicable government taxes.

Exclusions

  • • Lunch and other beverages throughout the tour unless specified in your itinerary.
  • • Peak period and/or festive supplements indicated specifically in your itinerary.
  • • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • • Tips & Gratuities.
  • • Video Camera and Still Camera permits.
  • • Any other services not specified in your itinerary.
  • • Optional excursions as specified in your itinerary

Hotels Offered

Day 1: Arie Lagoon or Similar Day 2:Girithale Hotel or Similar Day 3:Girithale Hotel or Similar Day 4: Hotel Sigiriya or Similar Day 5: Hotel Thilanka or Similar Day 6: Hotel Thilanka or Similar Day 7: Hotel Thilanka or Similar Day 8: Ekho Surf Bentota or Similar Day 9: Ekho Surf Bentota or Similar Day 10: Departure

FAQs

What is included in the 10-day Sri Lanka tour?

The 10-day tour is crafted to provide a deep exploration of Sri Lanka's cultural, historical, and natural sites, including:

  • Airport Transfers: We provide convenient airport pick-up and drop-off to ensure a seamless travel experience right from your arrival.
  • Guided tours at major historical sites like Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa, and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
  • Nature and wildlife excursions including a village cycle tour in Girithale, a safari through Minneriya/Kaudulla/Hurulu Eco National Park.
  • Accommodation and Meals: Stay in 3-4-star hotels, enjoying breakfast and dinner as part of a half-board arrangement.
  • Transportation: Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout your stay.
  • Additional Activities: Experience unique activities like white-water rafting in Kithulgala and a boat safari on the Madu River.

What historical sites will we visit during the tour?

You'll explore the Golden Cave Temple in Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, and the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.

Are meals included in the package?

Breakfast and dinner are included daily. Lunch and beverages are excluded.

Will there be a guide, and what languages do they speak?

An experienced English-speaking chauffeur or national guide will accompany you, offering insights and historical context to enhance your experience.

What are the main adventure activities included?

Adventure highlights include a village cycle tour, white-water rafting in Kithulgala, and wildlife safaris through Minneriya/Kaudulla/Hurulu Eco National Park.

Can I undertake additional activities during the tour?

Yes, depending on time availability, you can engage in optional activities. Please consult with your guide who can assist with arrangements and provide recommendations based on your interests.

How can I pay for the tour?

To secure your booking, a 10% deposit is required upon booking, with the remainder due 8 weeks before your arrival date.

Who is this tour suitable for?

The tour is suitable for anyone from the age of 15 who can engage in activities like climbing stairs, hiking, and traveling in safari vehicles for extended periods.

What type of accommodation can I expect?

You'll enjoy twin-sharing accommodation in top-rated 3-4-star hotels, carefully selected for comfort and location.

What is the group size for the tour?

The typical group size varies; don't hesitate to contact us directly for specific details.

Are there any additional costs I should be aware of?

Additional costs include lunch, beverages, personal expenses, tips, and any optional excursions not included in the itinerary.

How do I book the tour and what is the cancellation policy?

Booking details and the cancellation policy are available on our website. Please review this to ensure you understand the terms before booking.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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