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3 Days Heritage And Cultural Private Tour - Kandy, Minneriya NP, Sigiriya…

Discover the rich and vast cultural and heritage of Sri Lanka within this tour, which is a 3 days tour through the most popular attractions that reflect the unique Sri Lankan culture and the pride of its incomparable heritage sites which are being named as world heritage sites by UNESCO due to their remarkable historical, traditional and cultural value.
During this visit you will visit Tea Factory, Geragama, Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Temple of Tooth Relic, as well as iconic Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Rock Temple. This tour offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show.
Enjoy Cooking Demonstration and visit Spice & Herbal Gardens, Matale.
Minneriya National Park is famed for its elephants and is ideal as part of a tour as well as seeking out its famous wildlife species and as you travel from Head into the park.

per adult from

$432

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Two Nights at 3 * Hotel, Kandy & Sigiriya (BB), One Sharing Double Room
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Colombo or other starting points
    • English-Speaking Tour Guide
    • Vehicle Passenger Insurance
    • Fuel Charges
    • Bottled water- two 500 ml bottles per person per day
    • Two breakfasts (Day 2 & Day 3)
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches & Dinners
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy
    • Entry/Admission - Cultural Show- Kandyan Dance
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Rock Cave Temple, Dambulla
    • Entry/Admission & Jeep - Minneriya National Park safari by Jeep
    • Entry/Admission - Lions Rock Fortress, Sigiriya
    • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit (if applicable)
    • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby. Tipping is expected.
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section n
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - The Kandyan Arts & Crafts Industrial Center
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress

  • Day 1: Colombo (OR other starting points)- Pilimatalawa - Peradeniya- Kandy

    Stop At: Geragama Tea Factory, Geragama Estate Rd, Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka
    Head away from Colombo (OR other starting points) and proceed to Kandy, the Hill Capital. Enroute Stop at Geragama Tea Factory.
    Geragama Tea Factory is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka become the best land of most renowned beverage of the world. Sri Lanka silvering water falls process naturally the beauty of nature, also the most favorable factor of the climate and the best soil conditions required for the health grow of the Tea Plant. You will visit a tea plantation and observe how the plant is grown and harvested. From here you will travel to a factory and learn about the whole processing procedure and how different types of teas are created. And you will have an experience with Tea plucking, not to be missed.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
    Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens – Located just a few minutes from the hill Capital of Kandy, is the place for lovers of fauna, flora and nature. The stunningly landscaped gardens, the large variety of plants and the Orchid House; the best known attraction of the garden featuring over 300 varieties of beautiful orchids make it a much loved Sri Lankan attraction.
    The great circle and Memorial trees - The great circle is a grassy central area of nearly 4 acres in extent. Around the circle is a diverse array of trees planted by dignitaries, who had visited the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.

    Duration: 3 days 18 hours

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa, or Temple of the Tooth Relic, is the holiest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It was named as World Heritage site by UNESCO and is located in the city of Kandy, the ancient capital of the Kandyan kingdom. The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Kandyan Arts & Crafts Industrial Center, 835 839 Peradenyia Rd, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Evening, Kandy cultural show, Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from depicting several demons, vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed within the span of one hour.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3* Hotel, Kandy - (Meal Plan -BB)

    Day 2: Kandy–Matale - Dambulla – Minneriya - Sigiriya

    Stop At: Sirilak Spice & Herbal Garden, 50 Kawudupelella, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
    Visit Sirilak Spice & Herbal Gardens, Matale and is famous for its spice gardens, with offers free tours of their gardens with an English-speaking guide who can explain the merits and health properties of herbs, spices and plants including cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, coffee, nutmeg, pepper, cardamom, aloe vera, iriweriya (tulsi) and the henna plant and enjoy Cookery demonstration at Birds Garden Restaurant.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
    Visit and climb Golden Rock Cave Temple, Dambulla – The Dambulla cave Temples are another UNESCO World Heritage site which date back to the 1st Century BC. This cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries was first used as a refuge by an ancient king who upon regaining his throne commissioned magnificent images to be carved from the rock. Later kings mage further improvements and the caves now contain 150 images of the Buddha painted upon the walls.
    The hike up to the caves is short but steep (approx. 15-40 mins depending on route taken). At the top you can explore the caves and enjoy spectacular far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
    Get a thrilling look at the elephants of Minneriya National Park during this 3-hour private Jeep safari. Travel to a wilderness refuge known for hosting one of the largest gatherings of Asian elephants on earth, observing these giant creatures as they drink, feed, and congregate. The chance to observe numerous species of birds, amphibians, and fish is an added bonus.
    Capture the golden opportunity to witness the Asia’s largest gathering of mighty elephants, wandering in the green grassland overlooking the beautiful Minneriya reservoir- the heart of the life of the national park.
    Offering you a range of animals to discover, a Minneriya safari ride is a golden opportunity wildlife enthusiasts should not miss in their visit to Sri Lanka.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 * Hotel, Sigiriya (Meal Plan - BB)

    Day 3: Sigiriya- Back to Colombo (OR other starting point)

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Visit and climb Sigiriya before proceed to Colombo. Sigiriya is a beautiful region and UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by a colossal granite rock that emerges from lush jungle and can be seen for miles around. After murdering his father in the 5th Century, King Kasyapa chose this impenetrable rock the be the site of his new capital and palace. Sigiriya Rock Fortress, also known as the 'Lion's Rock' stands at 180 metres tall and is a magnificent sight. Ascend the steep stairs - 1200 in total - to reach the dizzying summit of the fortress, admiring the colourful frescoes that adorn the side of the rocks along the way. This challenging climb is rewarded with spectacular views over the pretty water gardens, canal and jungle beyond.
    Afterwards travel back to Colombo OR other starting point.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Negombo, Sri Lanka
    2: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    3: Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
    4: Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
    5: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
    6: Bentota, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up you from any hotel, residence in Negombo/Colombo/Mount Lavinia/Wadduwa/Kalutara / Bentota or Colombo AirPortAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. From Colombo Airport/Colombo 11/16/2019 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    12/1/2020 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    From Wadduwa/Kalutara 11/16/2019 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    12/1/2020 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    From Mount Lavinia 11/16/2019 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    12/1/2020 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    From Bentota 11/16/2019 - 7/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    From Negombo 11/16/2019 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    12/1/2020 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • •A valid travel insurance with health and hospitalization coverage for the entire stay. • Should undergo a PCR test on arrival. •A repeat PCR test to be conducted 5-7 days after the arrival •For tourists staying > 10 days, another PCR test will be carried out between 10-12 days.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Aruna Sri Tours

Activity ID: V-195076P18

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