Colonial & Heritage Tour (12 Nights / 13 Days)

Heritage & Colonial Tour of Sri Lanka is designed for you to explore the ancient ruined cities
and monuments of the 2500 year history of this small island nation. Along the way you can
visit the highly popular Pinnawela Elephant orphanage; home to the largest herd of elephants in the world. Interesting historical sights in this area include The Golden Cave Temple in Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sri Lanka has a rich history of intrigue and legend ruled by Kings, then invaded by the Portuguese, Dutch and British before being independent. Visit famous landmarks, lush tea plantations, markets, museums and temples as you explore this fascinating country.

Holiday Highlights

  • See Elephant feeding and bathing
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Dambulla Golden Buddhist cave temple
  • Polonnaruwa the 2nd Capital of Sri Lanka
  • Holy city of Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Botanical Garden in Kandy


What is included?

  • Accommodation
  • Meals on Half Board basis
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking chuffer for 2 – 6
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Entrance fees to: Pinnawela, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla Caves Temple, Temple of Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Garden.
  • Meals as stated in itinerary
Day 01
Arrive in Colombo, You will be met by Pure Sri Lanka representative and driven to Colombo which is a 01hour 15 minutes drive from the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport.
Overnight stay at Galle Face – Regency, Colombo.
Day 02
Full day leisure.
Overnight stay at Galle Face – Regency, Colombo
Day 03
After Breakfast leave for Trincomalee via visiting Elephant orphanage.
Rest of the day free & leisure.
Overnight stay at Chaaya Blu, Trincomalee.
Day 04
Breakfast at hotel
Full day leisure.
Overnight stay at Chaaya Blu, Trincomalee.
Day 05
After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya.
Afternoon Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Overnight stay at Sigiriya Village, Sigiriya.
Day 06
After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa.
Commence sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa.
Late afternoon Transfer back to hotel.
Overnight stay at Sigiriya Village, Sigiriya.
Day 07
After breakfast proceed to Kandy via visit the Dambulla Cave Temples.
Continue to Kandy, en-route visit a Spice Garden and Batik Factory in Matale.
Late evening view a cultural dance performance featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay at Queens Hotel, Kandy.
Day 08
Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the city tour of Kandy including the Kandy Market place and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
PM – Visit Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya.
Overnight stay at Queens Hotel, Kandy.
Day 09
After breakfast leave for Mount Lavinia.
Rest of the day leisure at the hotel.
Overnight stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel, Mount Lavinia.
Day 10, 11 & 12
Full day leisure.
Overnight stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel, Mount Lavinia
Day 13
After breakfast transfer to the airport for departure OR continue beach stay.

 

Accommodation Type Available

There are several option to choose from with regards to your hotel accomodation with this tour. You may select to stay in a 3 star (Standard), 4 star (Superior), 5 star (Deluxe).

Day Accommodation
1 & 2 Galle Face Hotel
3 & 4 Chaaya Blu
5 & 6 Sigiriya Village
7 & 8 Queens Hotel
9 - 12 Mount Lavinia Hotel

Additional Information

Approximate Distances and timings:

Airport – Colombo 40 KM 1 hours
Trincomalee - Sigiriya

257 KM 6 - 7 hours
Sigiriya - Kandy 96 KM 2 hours 30
Kandy – Mount Lavinia 130 KM 4 hours
Mount Lavinia - Airport 52 KM 1 hours 15 Minutes

 

Price Excludes:

  • Lunch
  • Optional tours and activities.
  • Flights & Airport taxes.
  • Camera & Video permits at Cultural sights.
  • All expenses of personal nature.
  • Compulsory peak period supplement.
  • Compulsory X’mas & New Year Eve dinner supplement on 24th Dec & 31st Dec.
  • Tips and portorage
    Terms & Conditions Apply*
    Packages are based on 2 people sharing. All offers are subject to availability. These special offers are available to direct clients only.
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