Cultural and Wildlife Tour
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Product Code : AGORA775
Embark on a thrilling 5-day Cultural and Wildlife Tour of Sri Lanka. Explore ancient cities like Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya, marveling at impressive ruins and rock fortresses. Get up close with wildlife during a safari in Minneriya National Park, and witness the majestic gathering of elephants. Immerse yourself in the cultural charm of Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and enjoy a traditional dance performance. Experience the colonial-era beauty of Nuwara Eliya, surrounded by tea plantations and picturesque landscapes. A perfect blend of history, wildlife, and natural beauty awaits you on this unforgettable journey.
Day 1: Arrival in Colombo - Transfer to Sigiriya
Upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, you will be warmly greeted by your guide and driver. They will assist you with your luggage and accompany you on a comfortable transfer to Sigiriya, a charming town located in the central part of Sri Lanka. Check-in at your hotel in Sigiriya and take some time to relax and settle in. In the evening, you can venture out to explore the local surroundings, perhaps taking a leisurely stroll to soak in the ambiance of this cultural hub. Prepare for an exciting journey ahead as you immerse yourself in the rich cultural and wildlife wonders of Sri Lanka.
Day 2: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Minneriya National Park
After breakfast, embark on an exploration of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins of palaces, temples, and stupas that offer a glimpse into Sri Lanka's rich history and architectural marvels. Continue your journey to the Minneriya National Park, renowned for its elephant gathering, where you can witness herds of elephants in their natural habitat during a thrilling jeep safari. Return to your hotel in Sigiriya and enjoy a relaxing evening.
Day 3: Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy
In the morning, visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an ancient rock citadel perched atop a towering rock formation. Ascend the rock and explore the well-preserved frescoes, ancient ruins, and the breathtaking panoramic views from the summit. Next, proceed to Dambulla and explore the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple, a complex of Buddhist cave temples adorned with stunning murals and numerous statues. In the afternoon, drive to the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy. Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sacred Buddhist site that houses a tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Attend a captivating cultural dance performance in the evening. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 4: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as "Little England" due to its colonial-era charm and lush green landscapes. En route, visit a tea plantation and learn about the tea-making process during a guided tour. Enjoy a refreshing cup of Ceylon tea amidst the picturesque tea estates. Arrive in Nuwara Eliya and take a city tour, including a visit to Gregory Lake and Hakgala Botanical Garden. Explore the cool climate and scenic beauty of this hill station. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Departure from Colombo
After breakfast, bid farewell to the scenic beauty of Nuwara Eliya as you begin your journey back to Colombo. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes as you drive through the rolling hills and valleys. Upon reaching Colombo, embark on a city tour to explore the vibrant capital city of Sri Lanka. Visit prominent landmarks such as the Galle Face Green, Independence Square, and the bustling Pettah Market. Indulge in some shopping for souvenirs and traditional handicrafts. Finally, you will be transferred to Bandaranaike International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your cultural and wildlife tour in Sri Lanka.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 5 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.