Srilanka History Tour

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days
Destinations : Colombo - Anuradhapura - Kandalama Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy - Pinnawela

Day 1 : Arrive Colombo
Arrive at Bandaranaike International airport, meet, assist and garland on arrival transfer to Colombo hotel. Afternoon at 1430 hrs. commence a sightseeting tour of Colombo. Visit the fort and pettah the hub of commercial activities, town hall, independence square, BICH (Bandaranaike International Convention Hall), National Museum, drive through Cinnamon Gardens residential area, visit the Dehiwala zoological gardens and witness the famous elephant circus which commences at 0515 hrs daily. Enroute to your hotel visit a Buddhist temple and a Hindu temple. Overnight Stay At a Hotel In Colombo.

Day 2 : Colombo - Anuradha Pura - Giritale (206 kms, 4.1/2 hrs)
After breakfast at hotel morning at 0800 hrs proceed to Anuradhapura. Arrive at A'pura at around 1300 hrs and commence a sightseeing tour of A'pura. A'pura founded in the 05th century B.C. has the largest number of ancient monuments of the Great Sinhala civilzation which flourished in the region. Taking pride of this place is the "Bo Tree" which is over 2,200 years old grown from a branch of the very tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment - The oldest historically documented tree in the world. Thereafter proceed to Giritale. Overnight stay at a hotel in Giritale.

Day 3 : Giritale - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Giritale
Morning at 0800 hrs proceed to Sigiriya. Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress and view the famous frescoes painted in a rock pocket and also see the mirror wall and proceed to Polonnaruwa at 1500 hrs. Commence a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa visit the ruins of the audience hall, council chamber, the royal citadel, the Kumara Pokuna (pond) Royal Pavillion, Siva Dewale, the Thuparama, the Vatadage relic house, Kiriwehera, Gal Vihare with some of the most impressive sculptures, the reservoirs etc., and return to Giritale. Overnight stay at a hotel in Giritale

Day 4 : Giritale - Kandy
Morning at 0800 hrs proceed to Kandy, Sri Lanka's hill capital. Enroute visit Dambulla rock cave temple like Sigiriya , Dambulla rock temple is a vast isolated rock mass and it was here that King Valagambahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. Some of the frescoes found here are over 2,000 years old and there is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the living rock some 14 metres long. Visit a spice garden at Matale and a wood carving factory and also visit a batik factory. Continue to Kandy at around 1430 hrs check in at your hotel in Kandy. Late evening visit Dalada Maligawa where the temple of the sacred tooth relic of "The Buddha" is enshrined and thereafter view a cultural performance depicting the low and country dancers and return to hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy. Tooth Temple Kandy.

Day 5 : Kandy - Pinnewala - Colombo
Morning at commence a sightseeing tour of kandy. Visit the Peradeniya Botanical gardens, where you can view a rare collection of tropical, exotic and indigenous flora, and the famous orchid house. Drive around the upper lake drive and the picturesque university campus buildings of traditional Sinhalese architecture, visit the market place and the arts & crafts centre and return to hotel. Check out from hotel at 1300 hrs. leave for Colombo. Enroute visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage. witness feeding of elephants including baby elephants who are being fed with milk bottles and thereafter view bathing of elephants. Continue to Colombo. Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.

Day 6 : Colombo Departure
Morning proceed to airport in time to connect your flight to onward destination.
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