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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour (6 Days)

(SKU: LK10672011) Theravada Buddhism is the State religion of Sri Lanka practiced by 70.2% of the Sri Lanka's population. The island has been a center of Buddhist scholarship and learning since the introduction of Buddhism in the third century BCE producing eminent scholars such as Buddhaghosa and preserving the vast Pāli Canon. Throughout most of its history, Sri Lankan kings have played a major role in the maintenance and revival of the Buddhist institutions of the island.

per adult from

$320

AUD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffeur accommodation.
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour.
    • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
    • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
    • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
    • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
    • Expenses of personal nature.
    • Visa and Related Expenses.
    • Tips & Portages.
    • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sri Maha Boodhi Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Mihintale
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

  • Day 1: Airport > Colombo

    Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura.

    After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Kandy, check in to the hotel and relax.

    Sri Lanka as a Buddhist Country, Colombo city resembles the busiest town in Sri Lanka. Despite the fact that the city is occupied, yet subsequent to entering to a Temple all of a sudden, your mind will be quiet. It will be infiltrate to your entire personality and naturally you will be gotten away from the fastidious sentiments.

    There are a few well known Buddhist Temples in and around Colombo you can visit popular Temples, for example, GANGARAMAYA, BELLANWILA VIHARAYA, MANELWATTA RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA.

    In the evening you can partake for a pooja ceremony at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

    On completion of the visit return back to the hotel and relax.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Colombo > Anuradhapura

    Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
    After breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Anuradhapura & check-in to Hotel
    In the evening partake for a chanting and pooja ceremony at Sri Maha Bodhiya & Ruwanweliseya.

    On completion of the visit return back to the hotel and relax.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Anuradhapura

    Stop At: Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
    In the Morning Breakfast at the hotel, then commence a City tour of Anuradhapura.

    Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings. On completion return back to your hotel and relax.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mihintale, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
    Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.

    On completion of the visit return back to the hotel and relax.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Anuradhapura > Dambulla

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
    After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Dambulla.

    Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Kandy

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    After Breakfast at Hotel proceed to Sigiriya.

    Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Kandy > Airport

    Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    Car (Standard) with A/C 1/12/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Van (Standard) with A/C 1/7/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Bus (Standard) with A/C 1/7/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    By Van (Large) with A/C 8/17/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • 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
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • 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
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P986

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