• Museum
  • 3 Hours
  • Accessibiliy
  • 144 Likes
  • Pet allowed
  • Audio guide
  • Tour guide

Description

Ancient Ruins Tours

The tour provides you an insight into the ancient civilization of the country dating back to the 5th century B.C. The unique culture and architecture is well depicted in the monuments, monasteries and the irrigation systems which is still the main supply of water for agriculture. You will marvel at the frescoes of heavenly maidens and pleasure gardens at the 200m high Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a wonder in Asia.

Route: : BIA/ Kandy/ Kandalama/ Dambulla/ Sigiriya/ Anuradhapura/ Polonnaruwa/ Colombo/ BIA

What's include

  • Temple of the Tooth Relic.
  • PeradeniyaBotonical Gardens.
  • Cultural show.
  • Dambulla temple.
  • Sigiriya Rock fortress.
  • Ancient City of Polonnaruwa.
  • Ancient City of Anuradhapura.
  • Parakrama Samudraya boat ride.
  • Bird watching.
  • Elephant Safari.
  • Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage.

Schedule

Day One

Route : Bandaranaike International Airport-Kandy.
Head to the mountain capital of Sri Lanka visiting the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on the way. See the elephants frolicking at the nearby river and orphaned baby elephants been bottle fed. Spend the evening within the mesmerizing interiors of Temple of the Tooth Relic followed by a concert showcasing traditional Sri Lankan music and dance.

Day Two

Route : Kandy/ Peradeniya Botonical Gardens/ Kandy/ Dambulla/ Kandalama.
Spend a morning strolling amidst the exotic flora of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and head to Dambulla temple, an ancient cave temple with intricate frescoes and magnificent Buddha statues. Spend the night in Kandalama on the banks of the Kandalama Reservoir.

Day Three

Route : Kandalama/ Sigiriya/ Anuradhapura.
Spend the early morning on the banks of the KandalamaWewa enjoying the rich bird life through a bird watching trip. Try conquering Sigiriya a rock fortress and a pleasure garden, adorned with murals of beautiful damsels after breakfast and head to Anuradhapura, the greatest city of Lanka after lunch.

Day Four

Route : Anuradhapura City Tour.
Tour the ancient city of Anuradhapura including the visit to the Ruwanwelimaha Seya, the great stupa of Lanka and the Jaya Sri MahaBodhiya, the sacred fig tree, one of the oldest trees in the world. Behold the serene beauty of Samadhi Buddha Statue and spend the evening riding the waters of Kala Wawa.

Day Five

Route : Anuradhapura/ Polonnaruwa.
Commence exploring one of the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa and end the day with a boat ride in Parakrama Samudraya.

Day Six

Continue exploring the city of Polonnaruwa and head to Minneriya Wildlife reserve neighbouring Kavdullah National Park, a vast sanctuary home to about 250 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, spotted deer, sloth bear and more in the afternoon.

Day Seven

Route : Polonnaruwa/ Colombo.
Tour the city of Colombo including a visit to the National Museum and to the Antiquities replica sales Centre at Museum premises.

Day Eight

Route : Colombo/ BIA