Multi-day trip

Sri Lanka: 7-Day Culture and Heritage Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

Sri Lanka: 7-Day Culture and Heritage Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 975 per person

Explore temples, archaeological sites, and Buddhist monasteries on this 7-day trip with 4-start accommodation and breakfast from Colombo, Mount Lavina, or Negombo, Bandaranaike airport.

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Duration 7 days
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in local life at a culture show and woodworking experience
  • Enjoy delicious breakfasts at each of your 4-star accommodations
  • See highlights like the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha in Kandy
  • Uncover the hidden wonders in the ruins at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  • Step back in time to medieval Sri Lanka at the Yapahuwa rock fortress
Full description

Discover historic ruins and temples on this 7-day trip from Colombo, Mount Lavina, Negombo, or Bandaranaike International airport. Stay overnight in 4-star hotels with complementary breakfast. Watch a cultural show and partake in a woodcarving experience.

Day 1:

Select to be picked up from at your accommodation in Colombo, Mount Lavina, or Negombo, or be picked up from Bandaranaike International airport. Be greeted by your driver and sit back and relax on the drive to Kandy. Check into your 4-star hotel and relax for the evening.

Day 2:

Enjoy breakfast the the hotel before embarking on a trip to the see the 500-year-old wood carvings at the temple of Embekke, the Buddhist temple of Lankathilaka, and the ancient temple of Gadaladeniya. 

Stop at the temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha and view the large Buddha statue at Bahirawakanda Buddha. Make your way to Kandy lake for a scenic drive along the upper lake. Dive into a cultural show before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3:

Admire the Buddhist and Hindu architecture at the temple ruins of Nalanda Gedige. Travel to a factory in the village of Matale for a live wood carving experience. In the afternoon, visit the well-preserved Dambulla rock cave temple. Drive back to your hotel to rest for the evening.

Day 4: Explore the ruins and monuments of the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. Next, head to a UNESCO World Heritage 5th century fortress at Sigiriya. Climb up 1200 steps to the top where a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape awaits you. Go back to your hotel for the evening. Day 5:

Journey to Anuradhapura to see an extensive complex of monasteries, temples, buildings, bathing pools, and a complex irrigation system. Uncover the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at the Minintale mountain peak. Rest at your hotel for the remainder of the evening. Day 6:

Make your way to the capital of medieval Sri Lanka in Yapahuwa where you can admire architecture from the 4th Kingdom of Sri Lanka. View an an enormous rock fortress which housed the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha for 11 Years. Afterwards, spend the night at a hotel in Negombo.

Day 7:

Let your driver take you back to your accommodation in Colombo, Mount Lavina, or Negombo, or be dropped off at the Bandaranaike International airport.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel breakfasts
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Mineral water
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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