Heritage Tour

Have you ever wanted to travel among ruins of palaces where ancient kings once trod, see stupendous statues, stonemasons of old toiled over for years before perfecting, feel the history of a place that takes you back centuries the moment you see it? If so, the Heritage Tour we offer is the one for you. With this you will be able to visit the remains of the various ancient kingdoms that were present in Sri Lanka centuries ago. Visit historical places such as the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya and the 17th century Dutch fort at Galle. In between you can also enjoy relaxing stays at a beautiful beach hotel soaking up the sun and also enjoy the numerous wildlife tours on offer in Sri Lanka.

01st Day

Arrival from Katunayake Bandaranayake Intentional Airport Transfer to Habarana

After a weary flight we will take you to the town of Habarana to have a relaxing night’s sleep. The Habarana Town, situated in the North-central province, is a hub, a starting point to many of the interesting holiday locations found around the area of the country’s Cultural Triangle.

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Lodge

02nd Day

Polonnaruwa Kingdom, Sigiriya Rock (Fortress & Palace)

As the first attraction of the day we travel to Polonnaruwa was the second kingdom of the country and was founded in 1070AD and remained the country’s capital for the next hundred years. There are many ancient statues and monuments for you to discover in this area. The next journey of the day will be to the Rock Fortress and Palace at Sigiriya, constructed by King Kashyapa during 477-495 AD. Built atop a massive rock Sigiriya remains a great example to the architectural and constructional prowess of ancient Sri Lankans. The sight from atop the rock alone will take your breath away. Both of these sites are UNESCO World heritage sites

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Lodge

03rd Day

Anuradhapura Kingdom, Minneriya National Park (Elephant)

On the third day we first travel to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, it was the capital of the first kingdom of Sri Lanka from 4th century BC until the 11th Century AD. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses ruins and remains of a great many ancient buildings including the great Stupas. This city also houses the “Sri Maha Bodhi”, the sacred Bo tree venerated by all Buddhists. The area is pockmarked with tanks created by the ancient kings. On the second leg of the trip we will visit the Minneriya National which is home to some of the largest herds of wild elephants in Sri Lanka. You can go on safaris in this national park and enjoy the wildlife in their natural habitats.

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Lodge

04th Day

Dambulla Rock Temple, Hindu Temple, Cultural Dance

To start off the Fourth day we will go to the Dambulla Rock Temple, a Buddhist temple at the bottom of a huge rock, which houses a large Buddha statue and a vast museum which holds many ancient relics. We will also visit one of the major Hindu Temples in the area as well and to top off the day we will attend a viewing of a cultural dance ceremony on our way to Kandy for the next day.

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Citadel

05th Day

Kandy city Tour, Tooth Relic Temple, Museum, Botanical Garden

We will spend the entirety of the 5th day in the Hill Capital city of Kandy and its wonderful sights. Kandy was also the capital of the last kingdom of Sri Lanka so the city is steeped with history and lore and tradition. We will first head off to the Temple of the Tooth relic, where the esteemed pinnacle of Buddhism, the tooth of Lord Buddha is kept. We will then head off to the Kandy City Museum to view some amazing artifacts from Sri Lanka’s history. To finish off the day we will go to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which hosts some marvelous fauna, some of which are only found at the gardens. The beauty of the Peradeniya Gardens will sure astound you. And this rounds off the Kandy City tour.

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Citadel

06th Day

Nuwara Eliya City Tour, British ColonialArchitecture, Tea factory, Tea Plantations, Waterfalls,

For the sixth day we will be touring the hill country city of Nuwara Eliya. Known as “Little England” the city boasts of a grand colonial architecture which actually takes you back in timeto England during the late 18th century. Along the way you will able to visit numerous waterfalls and see some magnificent mountain peaks that that dot the landscape. While marveling at the peaks and waterfalls, you will be able to visit tea estates where the delicious Sri Lankan tea is made.You will be able to traverse a tea plantation taking in the sights and sounds of the region, while being soothed by the cool climate of the hill country.

Overnight stay at Hotel Heritance Tea Factory

07th Day

Train Tour, Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Gap View, Rawana Waterfall and Yala National Park (Famous Leopards)

On this day you will able to savor the true beauty of the Hill Country with a Train Tour. Starting from Badulla you will be able to follow the Badulla – Colombo train line down to Haputhale. Along the way you will be able to see the nine arch bridges on which the train travels as well as the sweeping views through the Elle Gap, a pass leading into the Hill Country. From Haputhale we will go to the Yala National Park. This is the most famous wildlife park in Sri Lanka as well as the best place to spot leopard

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Wild

08th to 12th Days

Blow Hole, Galle Fort & City, Beach Relax, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa or Bentota

From the 8th until the 12th day, we will have a relaxing tour along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka. Along the way you can visit “The Hummanaya“, a natural blow hole that shoots water high off the ground. The thing that no traveller can miss is the Old Dutch Fort in Galle. Built by the Dutch Colonizers during the 17th century, the fort is perfectly preserved and boasts of old Dutch architecture everywhere you look. You can visit the Maritime Museum, Galle Museum as well as the lighthouse while you are there. Afterwards you can settle down at a beach of your choice and relax. With the sun bathing down on you and the blue surf lapping up against the golden white sad, this could be the most relaxing holiday that might have ever had. With many water activities such as diving, snorkeling and whale watching the time you spend here will never be boring.

Overnight stay at Hotel Bentota Beach

13th Day

Turtle Hatchery, Colombo City Tour

Today, you will be getting on the road heading towards Colombo, the Sri Lankan Capital. But you will be having one stop on the way and that will be at the Turtle Conservation Hatchery at Kosgoda. This is where they collect and protect the Turtle eggs which are laid along the shore by turtles, until they are hatched. Once they are hatched the young turtle are released into the ocean from this facility. You can round off the day by visiting the most happening places around Colombo. You will be able to go shopping or go to a restraint and try out some of the delicacies which Colombo has to offer.

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Lake

14th Day

Departure

On the last day we will drop you off at the Airport, with a bundle of unforgettable memories you made during the trip, with you longing for a return trip already.

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