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Cultural and Wild life

7 days & 6 nights

Sacred sites play an incredibly important role in representing a set of values, beliefs and shaping the culture that they belong to. Having over 35,000 years of rich history, Sri Lankan cultural and heritage holiday means a greater opportunity to visit the many religious sites when travelling with us. Despite a contemporary history ridden with tragedy, the Sri Lankan locals manage to radiate with positive attitudes, modesty, generosity and good-will. The locals, predominantly living off very little, are filled with joy and brandish a laid-back mentality that is contagious to incoming tourists. The majority of the population practices Theravada Buddhism and accordingly the Island is studded with majestic temples, incredible Buddhist King fortresses, like Lion Rock in Sigirya or the ancient city Anuradhapura. The land is suffused with timeless historical ruins, pacifying white temples and ornate architectural testaments to the colonial past. This is seen best in the sacred city of Anurdhapura rich culture, home to an ancient kingdom. A challenging hike up the UNESCO heritage site, Sigiriya, deemed by many as the ‘Eighth World Wonder’, or maybe you prefer to delight in a wild life safari in Minneriya where worlds only big elephant gathering happening.

Itinerary

Day
01

Airport to Negombo

Airport – Negombo 

(15 kms and approximately 20 minutes journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration)   “Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Absolute Sri Lanka will welcome you at the Airport & transfer to Negombo. 

  • Pick up from the Airport  Proceed to Negombo
  • Rest after your flight to Sri Lanka. If time permits or not too tired after your flight you may have a walk on the beach. 
  • Overnight stay in Negombo 

Destinations

Negombo

Day
02

Negombo to Sigiriya

Negombo – Sigiriya

•    Breakfast in the morning and proceed to Sigiriya. (155 Kms and 5 hour drive) 

•    After a little bit of a long ride, check into hotel

•    Relax and explore the hotel surroundings as you may witness some great scenes with nature

•    Proceed to Pidurangala hike for sunset 

Things To Do

Pidurangala hike

Destinations

Sigiriya

Day
03

Sigiriya - Sigiriya rock fortress - Dambulla cave temple - Sigiriya

  • After breakfast proceed to visit Sigiriya rock fortress (15 kms from the hotel and approximately 20 minutes drive)  
  • Then proceed to Dambulla cave temple (20 Kms and approximately 30 minutes drive from rock fortress)
  • Back to hotel and stay relaxed in the evening
  • Overnights stay in Sigiriya  
Day
04

Sigiriya - Minneriya - Sigiriya

  • Breakfast at hotel 
  • Stay relaxed at the hotel after breakfast in the morning
  • Proceed to do an afternoon safari in Minneriya national park. (12 kms from the hotel and approximately 20 minutes drive) 
     

Things To Do

Safari in Minneriya national park

Destinations

Minneriya

Day
05

Sigiriya - Anuradhapura - Sigiriya

  • After an early Breakfast proceed to sacred city Anuradhapura (75 Kms and approximately 01 hour drive from the hotel)
  • Back to hotel and relax

Things To Do

Anuradhapura city tour

Destinations

Anuradhapura

Day
06

Sigiriya - Kegalle - Sigiriya

  • Early Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit Millennium Elephant foundation in Kegalle and spend half day with gentle giants (93 km and approximately 02 ½ hour drive)
  • After Lunch, Proceed to Colombo (106 Km and approximately 03 hour drive) 
  • Relax at the hotel in Colombo or do a walk and some shopping in the city
  • Overnight stay in Colombo 

Things To Do

Spend half a day with Elephants

Destinations

Kegalle Colombo

Day
07

Colombo - Airport

  • End of a thrilling journey through some of heritages and wild life in Sri Lanka , Proceed to airport for your departure flight from Colombo (45 km and approximately 01 hour drive from Colombo)