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Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

From US$ 290 per person

Explore the cultural triangle A-Z on this 3 days cultural tour. Wander around the old temples, palaces, gardens, Buddha statues, and museums. Encounter dozens of wild elephants on an open jeep safari

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels and addresses in Colombo.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Complete cultural triangle tour with 5 most important historical cities
  • Discover historical Tooth Relic Temple and Dambulla Golden Temple
  • Third biggest ancien building in the world tallest Buddhist stupa 2nd century AD
  • Proposed 8th world wonder and one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world
  • Add on a wildlife safari in Minneriya to discover the flora and fauna of Sri Lanka
Full description
Day 1 Explore the important historical monuments in Sri Lanka on this 3 days tour while visiting ancient Buddhist temples, museums, palaces, gardens, Buddha statues, and many more. Embark on an exciting and very rare 3-day cultural tour of Sri Lanka's holiest, the Cultural Triangle. Explore 5 UNESCO-listed sites where important historical monuments are to be found. Visit cultural triangle cities including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, and Kandy. Stay overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya between private-guided sightseeing ventures. Get picked up in Colombo and head to your hotel in Sigiriya via Anuradhapura, the oldest city in Sri Lanka. The first activity of the 3 days tour is the hop-on hop-off city tour of the historical city of Anuradhapura. The tour covers a large number of historical places such as Buddhist temples, dagobas, palaces, gardens, and other remarkable structures in the city testify to the grandeur of ancient civilization. The city tour also includes the most sacred 8 Buddhist sites in the city, better known as "Atamasthana", Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa, and Lankarama. Later in the day settle in for a good night's sleep at your hotel in Sigiriya. Day 2 After breakfast leave for the Sigiriya rock fortress, home to one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Your Sigiriya tour starts early morning, allowing you to escape the mid-day heat. Climb the rock and reach the summit to see the site of the King's palace, swimming pool, and king's throne. Soak up in the breathtaking scenery from the top of the pinnacle. Later drive to Polonnaruwa and see the dozens of ancient temples, Buddha statues, and many ancient structures built by ancient Kings. Witness massive stone-cut Buddha statues, dagobas, an audience hall, and much more at the cultural museum of Polonnaruwa. Later in the day Minneriya safari on an open jeep. Enhance your experience with a wildlife safari at Minneriya National Park. Spot wild elephants, bears, wild boar, deer, buffalo, monkeys, and maybe even a leopard. Stay overnight in Sigiriya. Day 3 Depart early for Colombo via Kandy, visiting a spice/herbal garden en route. In Matale, spices and herbs are used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medicine. Hear about this history as you explore the site with your guide. Later visit Dambulla Golden Temple and Tooth Relic Temple are sure to add another level of sacrosanctity to your experience. Dambulla hosts more than 150 Buddha statues and a large number of ancient murals. The next stop will be Kandy city. Today Kandy is one of Sri Lanka's most important cities because of the presence of the temple of the sacred tooth of the Buddha. This is the most visited Buddhist temple on the island, frequented by thousands of devotees every day. Return to your hotel in Colombo.

Includes
  • Accommodation in a standard hotel with breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver/guide
  • Kandy city tour
  • Spice garden visit
  • Hop on hop off car tours of the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
  • Guided walking tours of Sigiriya rock fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Tooth Relic Temple, and Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This activity includes many temples where visitors will need to remove their shoes and hats before entering
  • Photography is not allowed of the Buddha statues or at the Sigiriya frescoes
  • Silence should be maintained inside the temples
  • No smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed in the temples
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Lalli (German speaking guide) and Jayasuriya (driver) did a super job. We got to see many places and were able to experience Sri Lankan culture. It was fun, thanks for that.

March 18, 2022

Product ID: 410910