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sri lanka cultural tours & Heritage Tour In Sri Lanka

11 Days, 10 Nights

cultural tours day 1 sri lanka

deluxvacations tour operator sri lanka, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage PINNAWELA / HABARANA

Meet & greet At the Airport & Transfer to Habarana.

On route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala established in 1975 and commenced with seven orphans. Today, some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but soon it became a conservation and an educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born.

The success story of Pinnawala has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawala herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals.

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cultural tours day 2 sri lanka

We are spend the day visiting  historical site, Buddha Statues,
 this is actually 2nd day of our Heritage Tour In Sri Lank HABARANA / AUWKANA / ANURADHAPURA / MIHINTALE / HABARANA

After breakfast leave to Anuradhapura. On route visit Aukana Buddha Statue Our ancient sculptures in stone in the form of Buddha statues, sluices, guard stones , pillars and other such artifacts are over 2000 years old. Among the largest such standing Buddha statues is this famed Aukana Buddha statue lying amidst Raja Rata – the cradle of our ancient civilization. It is carved out of a rock boulder and lies close to the serene Kala Weva tank built by King Dhatusena of the 5th century AD.This Aukana Buddha statue is 46-feet high, resting on a fine lotus stone pedestal. The symbolic gesture carved on the statue, called Mudra is in the form of Ashiva Mudra which signifies giving or blessing.

Thereafter proceed to Anuradhapura. Do city tour at Anuradhapura

Do a city tour of Anuradhapura. It was the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Ceylon. Two of the World Heritage Sites are situated here and 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. It is over 2200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. The 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 and Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd century B.C) which is well known for its rock carvings.

Transfer to Mihintale.

Mihintale is where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka. Mihintale is regarded as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The rock is riddled with shrines and rock dwellings. A grand stairway of 1,840 steps made out of granite slabs of 15' wide leads to the summit from where one could get a splendid view of the surrounding countryside.

Thereafter transfer to Habarana
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cultural tours day 3 sri lanka

sri lanka cultural tours day 3 HABARANA,RITIGALA stone,MEDIRIGIRIYA,POLONNARUWA HABARANA / RITIGALA / MEDIRIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA

After breakfast visit Medirigiriya his site situated in a beautiful surrounding has a history going in to the pre-Christian times. The brami characters found on the bricks and the some of the stone carvings is an indication of the long history of this site. The first reference to this site in the chronicles is during the king Kanittha Tissa (192-194) of the Anuradhapura Era. Later many kings have contributed to this complex and finally after the invasion of Maga this site too was abandoned

When the Sinhalese migrated to the southern parts unable to withstand the torture.

Thereafter Proceed to Polonnaruwa. Do city tour around Polonnaruwa which is a world heritage site and the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD. See the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where four splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya - a lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Evening transfer to Dambulla.

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cultural tours day 4 sri lanka

sri lanka cultural tours, sigiriya  should definitely be in your itinerary SIGIRIYA LION ROCK / DAMBULLA / NALANDA / MATALE / KANDY

After breakfast climb Sigiriya Rock

Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted on plaster using earth pigments.

Thereafter proceed to Dambulla Visit Dambulla rock temple which has been built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. It is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka"s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings, is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres.

On route visit Ayurveda herbal garden in Matale and experience the demonstration of different spices.

Evening do Kandy City tour!!

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cultural tours day 4 sri lanka

deluxvacations as tour operator happy you experienced the Kandy Esala Perahera KANDY / TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC / BOTANICAL GARDEN / KANDY

After breakfast proceed to Botanical Gardens Peradeniya. Botanical gardens was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

There do City tour Kandy with visit Gem museum and see the different precious stones are making.

Evening visit Kandy the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.

Visit the famous Temple of the tooth or popularly known as the "Dalada Maligawa" TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC - The famous Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century, this temple houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the symbol of Royal Authority.

Thereafter witness a cultural show.

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cultural tours day 6 sri lanka

KANDY / TEA ROUTE-NUWARAELIYA

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On route visit Tea Factory & Plantation. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. One of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia is also situated in Nuwara Eliya.

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Bandarawela to Yala

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cultural tours day 7 sri lanka

sri lanka holiday tours, we're gonna be heading out to see some scenery
we should recommend it. yes definitelyfor every one coming into to sri lanka NUWARAELIYA / HORTON PLAINS / TRAIN JOURNEY TO HAPUTALE

After breakfast visit Horton Plains, which is located on a high windswept saddle at about 2134 meters above the sea level. The plains are an expanse of misty grassland with scraggy trees and ice-cold rivulets. Visit the World’s End considered to be the finest view in all of Sri Lanka. The awesome escarpment drops vertically for about 4,000 feet, hence its name. You can also see the beautiful Backer’s falls. (walk is about 14 km). The park shelters mammals such as Sambhur, Leopard and endemic Bear & Monkeys. This area is the home for over 20 endemic bird species including Sri Lanka’s Whistling Thrush, Orange-billed Babbler and Yellow-eared Bulbul.

Thereafter take the Breathtaking view of Train from NanuOya to Haputale.

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cultural tours day 8 sri lankaDay

 Heritage Tour In Sri Lanka,we headed off up in to the hills, firstly we visited beautiful waterfalls Well worth a look HAPUTALE / ELLA / RAWANA WATERFALL / BUDURUWAGALA / TISSAMAHARAMA / YALA / TISSAMAHARAMA

After breakfast proceed to Yalla. On route See the Water Fall Ella The falls have been named after the legendary king Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to legend, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. The reason for the kidnapping is said to be a revenge for slicing off the nose of his sister by Rama (husband of Sita) and his brother Laxmana. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. It is also believed that Rama’s queen bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall. They believed that Ravana has played the Ravanahatha over here.

Also on route visit Buduruwagala Temple

Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoes robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. The central of the three figures to the Buddha's right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. To the left of this white painted figure is a female figure in the thrice-bent posture, which is thought to be his consort-Tara.

Evening do Safari in Yalla Park

Yala National Park by Jeep. Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka which is the home for wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deers and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.

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cultural tours day 9 sri lanka

sri lanka cultural tours day 9 ,there's just more time for, well, surfing TISSAMAHARAMA / MULKIRIGALA / DICKWELLA WEVRUKANNALA / GALLE / BERUWELA

After breakfast proceed to beach hotel. On-route visit Mulkirigala Temple The Rock of Mulkirigala rises about 676 feet from the surrounding land mass. There are seven cave temples situated in five Terraced areas of different altitudes. They are the Lower Terrace (Patha Maluwa), Bo Tree Terrace (Bodhi Maluwa). Great King's Temple Terrace ( Raja Maha Vihara Maluwa), Upper Bo Tree Terrace (Uda Bodhi Maluwa) and Chetiya Terrace (Chaitya Maluwa). These terraces can be accessed comfortably through well paved granite paths and steps going right up to the Dagoba Terrace.

Thereafter proceed to Galle. On route stop & see . The Wewurukannala Vihara temple where there is one of the most amazing Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. The Wewurukannala Vihara temple is dominated by an image of a seated Buddha. It is 160ft high, the largest statue in all of Sri Lanka and dates back to the time of King Rajadhi (1782 – 1798).The temple has three parts, the oldest being about 250 years old.

Also Visit Galle Fort Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon. It is still well known for hand-made lace. Visit the Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) which has been originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is a World Heritage Site.

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cultural tours day 10 sri lankaDay

BERUWELA/ BALAPITIYA - SEA TURTLE FARM & HATCHERY AND MAADU RIVER BOAT SAFARI / BERUWELA

Turtle Farm in Kosgoda – See the Turtles.

Thereafter do Balapitiya River Expedition. Click for more details

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cultural tours day 11 sri lanka

sri lanka holiday tours,end hope you enjoy with deluxvacations Beruwela / Colombo / APT

Breakfast at the hotel, after transfer to Katunayake International airport for departure.


The above cost include:
  • Accommodation on Standard Category of Rooms on B/B  basis  at the specified hotels.
  • Transport in an Air-Conditioned vehicle  (Car/Micro Van/Bus) with an accompanying English speaking Chauffeur/Guide.
  • Entrance fees/excursion fees at the sites
  • Government Tax (12%)
The above cost does not include:
  • Early check inn & Late check outs.
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc,.)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Visa Fee
  • Compulsory Supplement  Perehara in Kandy period 01 Aug – 11Aug 2014
  • Without PEAK period Supplement 20 Jul – 31 Aug 2014 & 20 Dec – 15 Jan2015
Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates.
Price from ; On request


Important Things to Remember!!!

  • It is not possible to cancel any booking after making the payment. Therefore, payment once made will not be refunded.
  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which an additional charge will be applicable.
  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 14:00 hrs.
  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 11:30 hrs.
  • Visits to wildlife parks will be at client’s own risk. Jeeps available are non-air-conditioned and very basic with basic insurance covers (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles that will be used for tours).
Payment Policy

Please note we require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance 02 weeks prior to arrival. Or the full payment can be settled on confirmation.

Payment methods
  • Bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation / No show policy: (Tours / Rent a car / Packages & Beach Stays)

If informed (in writing) – Peak Period

  • 14 days Prior - No Charge
  • Between 07-14 days - 25% of the full package or on booked services will be charged
  • Less than 7 days - 50% of the full package or on booked services will be charged

If informed (in writing) – Off peak

  • 28 days prior - No Charge
  • 14 days prior - 25% of the full package or on booked services will be charged
  • Between 7-14 days - 50% of the full package on booked services will be charged
  • Less than 7 days - 100% of the full service on the basis booked will be charged

Peak : 01 Jul’14 – 31 Aug’14 & 01 Nov’14 – 31 Mar’15
Off peak : 01 Jun’14 – 30 Jun’14 & 01 Sept’14 – 31 Oct’14.