• 5 Days Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle

    This short tour is for the history and archaeology buff. Basing ourselves in the center of the “Cultural Triangle” we visit four of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO cultural heritage sites – the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa; the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress; and the beautiful Dambulla Cave Temples.  
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6 days
From RMB 16,500/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Shanghai or Beijing / Negombo
    Fly Shanghai/Colombo UL 887 1415/2045 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat (9h via BKK)
    Or Beijing/Colombo UL 889 1430/2130 – Sun, Wed, Fri (9h 30mins via BKK)


    Upon arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel at the beach resort area of Negombo.

    Meals included: Nil

  • Day 02 - Negombo / Habarana

    Drive to Habarana (160 km/3 hrs). On arrival, check-in to your hotel.

    Visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, perhaps Sri Lanka's most famous heritage site. In 473, King Kaspaya built a palace on the summit, surrounded by defensive works. The summit is accessible by stairs – over 1,000 of them – but well worth the effort.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 03 - Habarana / Anuradhapura / Habarana

    Depart to Anuradhapura, the capital of a Sinhalese kingdom in 380 BC, and continued as the seat of kings for over a thousand years.

    After lunch, drive to Ritigala. Deep inside a strict Nature Reserve are ruins of an extensive monastic and cave complex on a low hill rising above the flat landscape. Return to Habarana (16 km/20 min) for dinner and overnight stay.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 04 - Habarana / Polonnaruwa / Habarana

    Depart on today's excursion to Polonnaruwa, the capital in the 11th century, replacing Anuradhapura. The monuments here are closely located and can be explored by bicycles.

    Return to Habarana for a safari jeep ride into Minneriya National Park. Great herds of wild elephant gather around the ancient reservoir of Minneriya Tank in the dry season (April-June); at other seasons, smaller groups can be spotted.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 05 - Habarana / Dambulla / Colombo

    Optional early-morning hot air balloon ride (US$200 per person).

    Drive to the beautiful cave temples of Dambulla (25 km/30 minutes), where five caves are filled with Buddha images have been cut from the rock since the 1st century BC.

    Return to Colombo Airport and check-in to Gateway Airport Hotel to freshen up (optional).

    At night, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 06 - Colombo / Shanghai or Beijing
    Fly Colombo/Shanghai   UL 886 0115/1245 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat (9h via BKK)
      Colombo/Beijing UL 888 0125/1310 – Sun, Wed, Fri (9h 15mins via BKK)

 

 

 

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