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Ceylon Ancient Capital Tour

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  • 04 Days 03 Nights
  • Pickup: Bandaranaike International Airport

The short tour of 4 days Sri Lanka ancient capital tour is specially designed for a quick yet descriptive overlook of the great history of Sri Lanka. Explore the ruins and highlights of the glorious ancient capitals of Sri Lanka where you would see the pure reflections of the proud Sri Lankan history. Observe the ancient Buddhist shrines, old Buddha statues, ruins of the ancient palaces and other historical attractions within the ancient kingdoms with comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

Departure & Return Location

Bandaranaike International Airport 

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide speaks your language English, French, German etc..( Surcharge )
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Entrance Fees

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
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Itinerary

Day 1Bandaranaike International Airport - Anuradhapura

Our representative will meet you at the Bandaranaike International Airport and take you to your hotel in Anuradhapura. In the afternoon, you will go on a city tour of the first capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. You will see the remains of the Brazen Palace (which was once 9 stories high) and the Sri Maha Bodhi a Bo Tree, which is over 2000 years old and grew from the branch of the very tree beneath which the Buddha attained enlightenment. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 2Anuradapura - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

After breakfast, you will visit the ruins of the Ruwanweliseya Dagaba. You will see the 2nd Century BC shrine containing the Buddha’s collar bone relic, the Abhayagiriya temple and the Jetawanaramaya dagobas. Next is a visit to the Kuttam Pokuna (also known as the twin ponds) and the Samadhi Buddha, a statue of the Buddha in a meditative pose which is being acknowledged worldwide as a masterpiece.

 

​Then, you will proceed to Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sri Lanka in the 11th and 12th centuries. You will visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Vihare, three splendid statues of the Buddha in upright, sedan and recumbent postures carved out of a large rock. Other interesting sights are the Lotus Bath, Tivanke Image House with the best known Buddhist frescoes of Sri Lanka, and man-made Parakarama Samudra built by Parakarama Bahu the great. At the end of the tour, you will check in at your hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 3Sigiriya - Dambulla - Matale - Kandy

After breakfast, you will visit Sigiriya and climb the Rock Fortress built by King Kasyapa the Patricide (473-491) who was considered a god king. Having climbed the rock, you will encounter the remains of the Palace and its environs and see the famous frescoes. En route to Kandy, you will visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple and stop at a spice garden at Matale. In Kandy, you will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness cultural dance performance.

Day 4Kandy - Pinnawala - Colombo

After breakfast, you will go on a tour of Kandy and the Upper Lake Drive. Next you will proceed to Colombo, stopping to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

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FAQ

When is the best to visit Cultural Triangle?

. All-year-round you can visit. Best during January to March which is dry months.

What is the transportation method?

Transportation will be provided by an air-conditioned private vehicle.

In which sites I supposed meet special guides?

. In UNESCO Sites such as Sigiriya Lions Rock, Dambulla Caves Temple and Kandy Temple of Tooth you will meet special site guides.

Can I do hot air ballooning in Sigiriya?

Yes, it can be done early in the morning when you are in Sigiriya and depends on the weather condition.

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