A temple in Colombo

Sri Lanka Culture & Heritage

TLKA04: 8 Days Private Tour of Colombo - Negombo - Sigiriya - Anuradhapura - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya - Kandy - Colombo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Colombo - Negombo
Your Sri Lanka family holidays start when you arrive at the Colombo International Airport. Our local driver guide will be waiting for you outside the airport customs and then transfer you to the hotel in Negombo. The rest of the day is free for you.
 
Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Jetwing Sea Hotel
Day 2 Negombo - Sigiriya
After breakfast, we will head to Negombo Fish Market and Lellama Fishing Village, where villagers mainly live on fishing. The lively market shows us the simple and bustling life of local fishermen. Later, we enjoy a delightful stop at Dutch Canal, stretching from Puttlam to Colombo Port. Moreover, it has helped to promote the development of local fishery since 16th century. Thereafter, we will drive to Sigiriya. On the way, you can taste King Coconut, mainly produced in tropical islands of Sri Lanka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest
A fishing village in Sri Lanka
A fishing village at seashore
Day 3 Sigiriya - Anuradhapura - Mihintale - Sigiriya
Drive to Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura tour, Head to nearby Mihintale, Return to Sigiriya. (B+L)
In the morning, we will drive northwards to Anuradhapura, which is the first capital of Sri Lanka with a history of 2,500 years. The old capital city can be divided into four major scenic spots: Mahavihara, home to a truly stunning Sri Maha Bodhi, is the spiritual and cultural center of Anuradhapura; Abhayagiri Monastery gathers a series of historic relics dated 2,000 years ago; Many scenic spots are concentrated in Citadel; Jetavanarama is an important dagoba and serves as a museum. 

Later, we will proceed to the nearby Mihintale, which is said to be the birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhism. There are a lot of architecture in Buddhist style. Then, we return to Sigiriya for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest
Day 4 Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Visit to Polonnaruwa, Foot Massage, Return to hotel. (B+L)
After breakfast, we continue this Sri Lanka family tours to one of the world's great wonders, Sigiriya Rock Fortess, which was built by King Kassapa (447 - 495). We will ascend this majestic artwork through the entrance, which lies between the lion's paws. Standing on the top, you can have a panoramic view of the surrounding scenery.

After that, we will head to the best preserved ancient city in Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa, which is situated in the northeast of this country. Once was the capital city of Sri Lanka, the city houses a number of royal palace complexes, sacrificial altar ruins and other historical relics. We will specially arrange foot massage to help you relax after a day's journey. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest
Polonnaruwa
Ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Day 5 Sigiriya - Kandy
Drive to Kandy, Dambulla Cave Temple, Spice Garden, Kandy Bazaar, Art & Craft Centre, Batik Factory, Gem Museum & Lapidary, Culture Dance Show, Temple of Tooth Relics. (B+L)
Today's Sri Lanka family holiday packages take you to Kandy. On the way, we will visit the famous Dambulla Cave Temple. Inside the five caves, we can find the prominent and majestic Buddha statues and valuable murals. Then, we visit a Spice Garden. As one of the most popular export products, spices, like cinnamon, ginger, pepper, can be used not only as food ingredients, but also for home remedies. 

Upon arrival in Kandy, we will firstly spend some leisure time around local markets, covering Kandy Bazaar, Art & Craft Centre and Batik Factory, from which you may pick up some satisfying souvenirs. Later, we explore a Gem Museum & Lapidary and learn to identify good and bad gems. 

Next is the traditional Culture Dance Show, covering various aspects of local culture and art. After that, we approach the Temple of Tooth Relics, and the exquisite white construction will captivate your eyes. Since the temple houses the tooth relic of Buddha, it means a great deal to locals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Day 6 Kandy
Cookery Class, Embekke Devalaya. (B+L)
In the morning, you will attend a Cookery Class. Influenced a lot by Indian and Dutch traditions, the main ingredients of Sri Lanka cuisines are rice, curry, coconut, seafood and spices. After, you can taste your own cooked food as lunch. 

In the afternoon, we will visit Embekke Devalaya. Although small in size, this temple houses both Buddhist statue and Hindu Mahasen statue, showing the coexistence of Buddhism and Hinduism in Sri Lanka. Moreover, the wood columns, leading to the long corridor in the courtyard, are carved with lifelike soldiers, wrestlers, dancers, animals and so on. The vivid carved columns show us a different charm of ancient Sinhalese art. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Kandy city view
City view of Kandy
Day 7 Kandy - Colombo
Drive to Colombo, Giragama Tea Plantation, A Tea Factory, Evening High Tea Time. (B+L)
In the morning, we move on this Sri Lanka family tours to Colombo by car, the capital city of the country. En route, we visit Giragama Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory, and the best Ceylon tea in the world is planted here. You can try to learn how to pick up tea leaves and boil tea, and then enjoy a cup of your own Ceylon tea. When we arrive in Colombo, the rest of the time is for you to enjoy yourselves during the High Tea Time. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Colombo
Day 8 Departure from Colombo
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
This is your last day of Sri Lanka family holidays. Our driver guide will transfer you to the airport for the departure flight. We wish you a safe trip and look forward to seeing you again one day.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of English speaking driver with air-conditioned vehicles as mentioned in the itinerary. A separate guide will be offered for group with at least 9 pax
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day while traveling
  • All Government taxes
Price Excludes
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other services than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, camera and video permits etc.)
  • Vehicle & driver during the beach stay
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Sri Lanka Visa fees
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