The Past – 13 Days Heritage Tour in Sri Lanka

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The Past – 13 Days Heritage Tour in Sri Lanka

Walk in Lanka takes you to the undiscoverable Explore Sri Lankan pure natural forests. Forest is a large area of land covered with trees or other woody vegetation. Our tour will guide you to visits most famous forests in Sri Lanka including Sinharaja. It is one of UNESCO World Heritage Site. So what else you need?

Inclusions:
Free Colombo City Tour.
Free one day Sri Lankan traditional lunch.
Include Accommodation.
Transport in an Air-Conditioned Car With Driver.
English speaking Chauffeur Guide.

Covered Area: Bandaranaike International Airport | Negombo | Anuradhapura | Wilpattu National Park | Habarana | Kandy | Knuckles | Nuwara Eliya | Yala | Deniyaya | Sinharaja | Colombo | Bandaranaike International Airport

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DAY 01

Overnight stay at Negombo

Ayubowan Sri Lanka! Upon arriving in Sri Lanka you will get welcome gifts and many more from WALK IN LANKA Tours. That is the starting step of our kindness hospitality. In same time you will meet chauffer guide who shall take you whole tour by air conditioned vehicle.

After that we will transfer to the Negombo. Visit the North West coastal town of Negombo with its sun-kissed beaches, watersports, catamarans and fishing villages. Experience Negombo’s colonial architectural heritage including Portuguese period Catholic churches, ruins of the Dutch Fort and cemetery, and boat rides along centuries Old Dutch Canals.

Things to Do:

Enjoy in Beach Park / Enjoy in Negombo Lagoon / Boat Rides / Fish Market / Dutch Canal / Dutch Fort / Dutch Cemetery / Dutch Clock Tower / Portuguese period Catholic churches / Muthurajawela Marsh / Tattoos

Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 46 min (37.0 km)
Province: Western Province | District: Gampaha District
Route: Bandaranaike International Air Port – Negombo

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
Jetwing Beach | Click here to see the hotel
Jetwing Sea | Click here to see the hotel 

Normal Hotels in Area:
Camelot Beach | Click here to see the hotel
Choys Water Front Residence | Click here to see the hotel


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DAY 02

Overnight stay at Anuradhapura

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura. Check into hotel. Evening visit Anuradhapura, which were the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Sri Lanka. It is the home of two World Heritage sites. Many places of historical and archaeological interest could be visited. Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sampling of the tree under which prince Siddhartha attained to enlightenment and it is over 2,200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. At Brazen Palace (2nd century B.C), the 1600 stone columns you see are all that is left of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks.

Ruwanweliseya (2nd century B.C) is the most famous of all the Dagobas. It originally depicted the perfect ‘bubble shape” that modern restoration has not been able to accurately reproduce. ‘Samadhi’ Buddha statue (4th century AD) is one of the most famous statues, depicting the Buddha in a state of ‘Samadhi’ or deep meditation Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd century B.C) is well known for its rock carvings of ‘The Lovers’. Kuttam Pokuna – twin ponds (6th century AD) was used by the Buddhist monks as a bathing pool. Thuparama Dagoba (3rd century B.C) is the oldest Dagoba in the island, which enshrines the right collarbone of the Buddha.

Things to Do:

Mihintale / Ruwanwelisseya Dagoba / Bodhi (Bo) Tree / Sri Maha Boodhi Temple / Isurumuniya Rock Temple / Jethawanaramaya Stupa / Dagoba of Thuparama / Abhayagiri Dagoba / Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) / Samadhi Statue / Vilpaththu National Park / Ranmasu Uyana / Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond / Jetavanarama Dagoba / Mirisaveti Stupa / Lovamahapaya / Abhayagiri Museum / Lankarama Sthupa / Isinbassagala / Brazen Palace / River Bathing / Hiking / Photo shoot / Boat Riding / Relaxing

Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 3 h 50 min (202.5 km)
Province: North Central Province | District: Anuradhapura District
Route: Negombo – Anuradhapura

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
Heritage Hotel Anuradhapura |  Click here to see the hotel
Waters Edge, Anuradhapura | Click here to see the hotel

Normal Hotels in Area:
Hotel Alakamanda | Click here to see the hotel
AVASTA Resort & Spa | Click here to see the hotel


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DAY 03 & 04

Overnight stay at Dambulla / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa (Free One day Sri Lankan Traditional Lunch)

Check out after breakfast and proceed to Dambulla and check into hotel.

Evening proceed on a village tour. It is an experience the real traditional Sri Lankan rural village style, consisting of Travel in a Bullock cart to a rural village through lush green paddy fields where you will be served tea and ” juggery” along with lunch made to authentic Sri Lankan style. Traditional cooking methods, and a visit to a paddy field to see how the local farmers protect their crops from the wild animals, will be demonstrated. Finally proceed on a traditional canoe ride in a lake in Habarana.

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Next Day, after breakfast visit the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya with a magnificent view of the surroundings (optional – you may rent bikes for a walk in the countryside). It is also famous for its frescoes, such as the frescoes of the Demoiselles, dream creatures between goddesses and princesses.

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Thereafter proceed to Polonnaruwa for sightseeing. En route stopover in Habarana for a short elephant back ride. On completion proceed to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Optional

Thereafter proceed to Minneriya on an exciting Jeep Safari. Minneriya National Park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season.

Things to Do:

Dambula: Explore Minneriya National Park / Safari / Kaudulla National Park / Ritigala Forest Monastery / Hurulu Eco Park / Habarana Buddhist Temple / Hiking / Photo shoot / BBQ / Adventure Activates / Boat Riding

Sigiriya: Sigiriya World Heritage Site / Pidurangala Rock / Sigiriya Museum / Sigiri Safari

Polonnaruwa: Minneriya Wewa / Rivers / Polonnaruwa / Gal Vihara / Polonnaruwa Vatadage / Lankathilaka Image House / Medirigiriya Vatadage / Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins / Sandakada Pahana / Somawathiya Chaitya / Gal-potha Stone Book / Thivanka Image House / Weijantha Prasada / Rankoth Vehera / Wasgamuwa National Park / Statue of Parakramabahu / Nissanka Latha Mandapaya / Somawathie Chaitiya Sanctuary / Lotus Pond / Sathmahal Prasada / Parakrama Samudra / Archaeological Museum / Angammedilla National Park / River Bathing

Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 4 h (168.8 km)
Province: Central Province | District: Matale District
Route: Anuradhapura – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
Signature By Amaya | Click here to see the hotel
Amaya Lake Resort | Click here to see the hotel

Normal Hotels in Area:
Elephas Resort Sigiriya | Click here to see the hotel
Thilanka Resort and Spa | Click here to see the hotel


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DAY 05 & 06

Overnight stay at Kandy

After the breakfast we will processed to Kandy. En route visit the Elephant Orphanage. This orphanage was set up by the government to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild.

After check into hotel we will start short city tour in Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts center, a gem museum, a lapidary and Batik factory.

Next day, Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter proceed to an auditorium and witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. In the evening visit Kandy and enjoy and learn of its history and surroundings.

Things to Do:

Matale Spice Gardens / Udawattekele Sanctuary / Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) / Commonwealth War Cemetery / Kandy Lake / Kandy Garrison Cemetery / Lankatilaka Temple / Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue / Kandy Town / Royal Palace of Kandy / Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya / World Buddhist Museum / Raiwal Museum / Magul Maduwa / Temple of the Gadaladenia / Kandy Brasswear Village / Bogambara Prison / Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Kadugannawa Tunnel / Photo shoot / BBQ / Kandy City Tour

Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 3 h 24 min (137.8 km)
Province: Central Province | District: Kandy District
Route: Dambulla – Kandy

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
Amaya Hills | Click here to see the hotel
Earls Regent Hotel | Click here to see the hotel

Normal Hotels in Area:
The Swiss Residence | Click here to see the hotel
The Mount Royal | Click here to see the hotel


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DAY 07

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya (Little England)

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. Our way will Knuckles Mountain range. The Knuckles Mountain range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resembles the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District. At higher elevations there is a series of isolated cloud forests, harboring a variety of flora and fauna, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Bird life abounds in this forest. Seventeen of the 23 endemic species of Sri Lanka birds are found here among the 128 species recorded so far in this area.

Also visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea.

Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls. Evening city tour of Nuwara Eliya including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891, one of Asia’s finest Golf Club.

We will proceed to Horton Plains and commence walking inside the Park. Horton plains national park is undoubtedly one of the world’s best nature reserves. The park is also home to a wide variety of flora and 24 species of mammal such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds. The Plains also feature many interesting attractions such as ‘Bakers Falls’, ‘Chimmini Pool’ and the famous ‘World’s End’.

Things to Do:

Horton Plains / World’s End / Gregory Lake Boat Tours / Pattipola Railway Station / Ambewela Farms / Gregory Park / Lover’s Leap Falls / Hakgala Botanic Gardens / Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya / Golf Courses / Tea Estates / Mountains & Hills / Hiking Photo shoot / BBQ / City Tour

Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 4 h 33 min (200.6 km)
Province: Central Province | District: Nuwara Eliya District
Route: Kandy – Knuckles – Nuwara Eliya

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
Jetwing St. Andrews | Click here to see the hotel
The Grand Hotel | Click here to see the hotel

Normal Hotels in Area:
The Hill Club | Click here to see the hotel
Hotel Glendower | Click here to see the hotel


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DAY 08 & 09

Overnight stay at Katharagama

After explore Nuwara Eliya we will leave for Kataragama. We will able to reach Kathragama on evening and we will check into hotel and spend the evening leisure.

Next Day, We will visit Kataragama temple & Sella Katharagama in morning. This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya Subramaniam at Kataragama. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmasthra aimed by King Ravana which otherwise would have weakened Lord Rama. The benefit was one of the most powerful weapon brahma asthra aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya. 3 pooja or offerings take place daily. Make sure you have a tray full of fruits, incense and of course little money, to be offered (You will get half the fruits back, which you may partake)

Optional

Proceed on an exciting jeep safari at Yala National Park. `Yala National Park is situated in the southeast region of the island in the dry zon e boarding the Indian Ocean. The total area of the park (which is of 5 blocks) is 97,881 ha. All the big game mammals of the country are found within the park. Elephant, Leopard, sloth bear, Spotted Dear, Wild Boar and sambhur. Apart from them small mammals such as Black naped hare, Grey, Ruddy & Striped necked mongoose, Grey Langur & porcupine are common small mammals. Park is also famous for its abundant bird life. Over140 species have recorded so far within the park. Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested serpent Eagle, Malabar pied Hornbill, Jungle fowl, painted Stork, White Ibis and Black necked Stork are commonly found here.

Things to Do:

Kathragama: Kirivehara / Kataragama Maha Devale / Manik Gaga / Wadahiti Kanda / Sella Katharagama / Photo shoot / Kirinda / River Bathing / Explore Katharagama Street / Kawadi / Explore Reginal Places
Yala: Explore Yala National Park / Jeep Safari / Outdoor Activities / Camping / Buduruwagala / Bird Watching / Walking on Beach / Camping / Hiking / Village exploration / BBQ Nights / Adventure activates / Photo shoot

Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 4 h 52 min (278.9 km)
Province: Uva Province| District: Monaragala District
Route: Nuwara Eliya – Kathragama

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
The Safari Hotel | Click here to see the hotel
Hotel Rivinka | Click here to see the hotel

Normal Hotels in Area:

Lake Wind Resort | Click here to see the hotel
Serene Park | Click here to see the hotel


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DAY 10 & 11

Overnight stay at Bentota Beach

After breakfast leave for Bentota. On completion proceed to Bentota a tourist resort in the south with the most beautiful, wide and sandy beaches.

Next Day, Blissfully spend your time as you wish whether it be indulging in fine spa treatment or relaxing by the beautiful Indian Ocean. This beach is the best please for relax with your partner and fall in love may more. Keep the days memorable. It’s your Love.

Things to Do:

Bentota Beach / Sea Turtle Protection / Lunuganga / Boat Riding and Water Sports / Madu Gaga Boat Safari / Hiking / Photo shoot / BBQ Nights / Romantic dinner plans

Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 1 h 42 min (82.6 km)
Province: Southern Province | District: Galle District
Route: Katharagama – Bentota

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
Taprospa Footprints | Click here to see the hotel
The Surf Hotel | Click here to see the hotel

Normal Hotels in Area:
Amarits Hotel | Click here to see the hotel
Rockside Beach Resort | Click here to see the hotel


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DAY 12

Overnight stay at Colombo

Back to Colombo by Galle road, you can see and feel beach wind until reach Colombo. Also feel golden sun down in south sea. Also you can enjoy night in Galle face Beach park Colombo.

Things to Do:

Galle faces Beach Park Colombo / Clubbing / Explore night life / Bars and restaurants / Boat riding / Shopping / BBQ / Photo Shoot many more etc.

Province: Western Province | District: Colombo District
Route: Bentota – Colombo

Hotels

Luxury Hotels in Area:
The Ocean Colombo | Click here to see the hotel
Pegasus Reef Hotel |  Click here to see the hotel

Normal Hotels in Area:
Omega Regency | Click here to see the hotel
Palm Beach Hotel | Click here to see the hotel


DAY 13 + Free Colombo City Tour

End of Tour and Transfer to Airport

After breakfast enjoy free city tour of Colombo as you visit the various landmarks. Colombo is fast changing and developing to the modern city preserving the old charm to its splendor. Here visit the 100 years old clock tower, elegant historical building and many places like Pettah Bazaar, Buddhist Temple and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall on your Colombo tour. Enjoy shopping in the colorful bazaars to take home lots of souvenirs, artifacts and Sri Lanka delights. Finally you will checkout of the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Ayubowan! And Thanks for visit Sri Lanka with WALK IN LANKA Tours. We will appreciate and we will most welcome to give best hospitality. See you soon in next time and come again.

Master Route Plan: Bandaranaike International Airport – Negambo – Anuradhapura – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Kandy – Knuckles – Nuwara Eliya – Katharagama – Yala – Betota– Colombo – Bandaranaike International Airport

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