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Sri Lanka Cultural Highlights Tour

  • Route:
  • Anuradhapura
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Matale
  • Peradeniya
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Kitulgala
8 DAYS from £629pp

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  • Pay a visit to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Rock Temple, both World Heritage Sites
  • Experience the rich Sri Lankan Spice Gardens
  • City tour of Kandy, a World Heritage Site
  • Visit the famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Stopover at a tea factory & see the production of Ceylon tea
  • City tour of Colombo

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Sri Lanka Cultural Highlights Tour

Sri Lanka is a historic and cultural storehouse set against a backdrop of stunning beauty. No visit to the island is complete unless you venture into the interior and sample these wonders at first hand. Our 7 night Scenic Highlights tour, staying at premier hotels, gives a fascinating insight into the wonders that exist in Sri Lanka today - the ancient cities and temples of past civilisations, the fascinating highlands where world famous Ceylon tea is grown on the steep hillsides, the lakeside city of Kandy, the last stronghold of the Sri Lankan Kings, an orphanage where baby elephants are reared and trained by their loving keepers; there is much to see.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

You will be met at the airport on arrival and transferred to the Sigiriya Village Hotel. The remainder of the day is spent at your own leisure with dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast visit Anuradhapura, the first capital of the island dating from the 4th century BC. See the sacred Bo Tree, world famous Samadhi Buddha, the remains of the Brazen Palace and rock carvings. Afternoon at leisure with optional bird watching or nature ramble (payable locally). Dinner and overnight stay at the Sigiriya Village Hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast proceed to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sri Lanka in the 11th & 12th centuries AD. See the ruins of the Royal Palace, Lotus Bath and Polonnaruwa Statue and visit the Gal Vihare with its splendid carved Buddha statues. Afternoon at leisure with optional Sri Lankan wood carving experience or a visit to the Polonnaruwa Rest House (payable locally). Dinner and overnight stay at the Sigiriya Village Hotel.

Day 4

Early morning exploration of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a World Heritage site dating back from the 5th century AD, built by the King Kashyapa. Return to your hotel for a late breakfast. In the afternoon visit the world heritage site of Dambulla Rock Temple dating from the 1st century BC and the impressive cave temples which includes over 2000sq metres of painted walls. Meal and overnight at hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast, proceed to Matale visiting its Spice Garden and a Batik factory to experience the rich variety of the countries spices and marvel at the batik paintings. In the afternoon experience a city tour of Kandy, a World Heritage site, visit a gem museum and lapiday as well as a bazaar and an arts and crafts centre, plus enjoy a drive around Kandy Lake. Dinner and overnight at the Tourmaline Hotel.

Day 6 - 8

Important Information


This tour will run with a minimum of 2 people.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
01 Nov 201620 Dec 2016£699pp
21 Jun 201730 Jun 2017£629pp
01 Jul 201731 Aug 2017£699pp
01 Sep 201707 Sep 2017£629pp
08 Sep 201731 Oct 2017£679pp
01 Nov 201720 Dec 2017£699pp
21 Dec 201731 Dec 2017£749pp
01 May 201720 Jun 2017£659pp
16 Jan 201730 Apr 2017£689pp
01 Jan 201715 Jan 2017£749pp

Please note

Single travellers & couples may not always travel as a group. If the hotels detailed are not available alternatives will be used of a similar standard. The tour may also be reversed but all sites mentioned & content will remain the same.

Flight Times

Depending on flight times, a night may need to be spent in Colombo prior to the tour or prior to departing for Maldives or Kerala (for extension in Maldives or Kerala). The cost on Half Board is £119pp. Single supplement from £65pppn.

Fact File

  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 10½ - 14½ hours
  • Spoken Language(s): Sinhala, English

Here to help

  • Get in touch with one of our experts on Sri Lanka
  • 0800 781 4893 (free)
  • 0333 321 3144(mobile friendly)
  • Request a call back

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