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Sri Lanka UNESCO Heritage Tour



Sri Lanka is very rich in pre-historic, proto-historic, and historic monuments, which bespeak its ancient civilization and culture. An ideal holiday experience that will allow you to gain a remarkable knowledge of the Island’s rich cultural heritage proper starts at circa 236 B.C. with the introduction of Buddhism to the country. In this Tour you are going to explore Five UNESCO Heritages in Sri Lanka.

Day 01 : Negombo

Arrival to Bandaranayake airport and transfer to Hotel in Negombo.
Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal. The canal leads south to Colombo. Neoclassical St. Mary’s Church, completed in the 1920s, features a ceiling decorated with vivid religious paintings.
Rest of the day relax in the pool or explore your own.
Overnight stay in Negombo.
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Day 02 : Sigiriya

Leave after breakfast for Sigiriya.
Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high. UNESCO Site Id: 202. In the afternoon climb and explore the rock fortress Sigiriya.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Habarana.
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Day 03 : Anuradhapura

After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura UNESCO Site, Sri Lanka’s first capital.
Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka & also the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was the third capital of the kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara. Established in 4th Century BC. UNESCO Reference is 200.
In the late evening village tour and enjoy the Sri Lankan local dinner.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Habarana.
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Day 04 : Polonnaruwa / Minneriya

Leave after breakfast to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s second capital, UNESCO Site.
Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. UNESCO reference is 201.
In the afternoon jeep safari in Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Habarana.
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Day 05 : Dambulla / Kandy

Proceed after breakfast to Dambulla and explore the cave temple. A UNESCO Heritage.
Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Honourable Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sqft). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha’s first sermon. UNESCO reference is 561.
Thereafter proceed to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s hill capital. En route visit Spice garden in Matale.
In the evening visit Dalada Maligawa and enjoy the Sri Lankan Traditional dance performance.
Temple of Tooth Relic A UNESCO Heritage. Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. UNESCO reference is 450.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
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Day 06 : Peradeniya Botonical Garden / Colombo

After breakfast enjoy the Kandy city tour by TukTuk.
Proceed to Colombo Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. En route visit Peradeniya botanical garden.
Reach to Colombo. In the late evening special walk in the Gall Face and enjoy the farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight stay in Colombo.
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Day 07 : Colombo & Departure

Drop at the airport for departure flight. End of the service.

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