Combined Cultural Tour With Beach Holiday 15 Days / 14 Nights

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Negombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Nanuoya, Yala/Bundala, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Colombo
15 Days / 14 Nights
Minimum participant:
02 persons (Max 06)
with Half Board meals. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Car/Jeep/Van as preferred/applicable.
3 star hotels

General Information

Day 1 - Colombo Airport/ Dambulla

Arrival and warm , cordial reception by our tour guide/driver.

In case of arrivals late in the evening, we transfer you to a nearby hotel in NEGOMBO for dinner and rest. Otherwise we leave directly for the city of DAMBULLA in order to visit the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka.

Break for refreshments /Lunch on the way. (As applicable)

Arrival atDAMBULLA and check in at hotel

In the afternoon visiting the Rock Cave Temple located at a higher elevation.

Here you may find around 40 Buddhist statues enshrined in a cave with natural


Explanations by an expert on the site.

Evening rest /enjoying the swimming pool.

Dinner and overnight stay at DAMBULLA.

Amaya Lake Hotel 4 star

Kasspa Lions Rock Hotel 3 star

Day 2 - Anuradhapura

After breakfast heading for the city ofANURADHAPURA.

En-route we will visit the highest Buddhist Statue in standing posturecarved out of a rock at AUKANA, a masterpiece of ancient sculptors.


Visiting MIHINTALE, the place where Buddhism was introduced into Sri Lanka by an Indian missionary.

Visiting all other attractionsin the city of ANURADHAPURA , temples, Buddhist ruins and Dagobas followed by lunch break.

Continuation of the visit.

In the evening free for relax/ enjoying the swimming pool.

Dinner and overnight stay at DAMBULLA.

Day 3 - Polonnaruwa

After breakfast you will visitPOLONNARUWA the largest archaeological site in Sri Lanka.

This is an interesting bicycle tour, the site being an open one.

Refreshments after the event.

Afterwards, you will visit a handicraft factorywhere every production process is done manually and observe an enormous collection of high quality handicrafts.


Evening visit toHABARANAvillage to participate in an intercultural event. The villagers will offer you a canoe ride , a ride in a bullock cart followed by the offerings of typical local fast food and typical beverages.

Dinner and overnight stay at DAMBULLA.

Day 4 - Sigiriya

After breakfast visiting theSIGIRIYA Rock Fortress – a Unesco World Heritage Site.

An ancient Royal Palace built on the summit of a Rock at an elevation of about 200 meters.

Here you will find the ruins of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, other structures including a natural swimming pool.

Refreshments after descending the rock.

If interested you may do a ride on an elephant here (supplementary activity)

After a brief rest we direct towards the beautiful city of KANDY, an important city from cultural

social , religious and historical points of view.

En-route Kandy visiting a large spice gardenwhere you may observe all the plants of oriental spices and many herbal plants used in Ayurvedic medicine.

A brief walk around the city just to have an idea.

Dinner and overnight stay KANDY.

Thilanka Hotel – 4 star

Serene Grand Hotel – 3 star

Day 5 - Kandy

After breakfast visiting the largestBotanical Garden in Sri Lanka. Here you may admire an enormous collection of plants and flowers including a very beautiful Orchid Garden.


Visiting the Elephant Orphanage atPINNAWELA. You may observe a large herd of around 80 small and big elephants being conducted by mahouts to a nearby river for bathing. Elephants are seen enjoying the bath joking with one another and splashing water, a nice scene not to miss. You may also hand feed things like banana with the authority of mahouts.

Lunch on the way.

Visiting the most sacred Temple of Tooth Relics visited by many tourists.

Attending the cultural dancing show and performance show.

Dinner and overnight stay at KANDY.

Day 6 - Nuwara Eliya

After early breakfast visiting a Museum of Gems where you will be able to watch a video to see how miners get valuable stones out of the earth risking their own lives.

Subsequently you may go through an enormous exposition of gems and jewelries.

Heading forNUWARA ELIYA, the highest city of Sri Lanka at an elevation of 2.400 metres enjoying the hill country panoramas, valleys and water falls, vast tea plantations either side of the road.

Visiting the magnificentRAMBODA Fall.

En-route visiting a largeTea Factory to observe the production process. Here you may taste a good cup of tea and buy different types of tea in different flavours.

Lunch on the way.

Arriving atNUWARA ELIYAand sightseeing tour. Here you will observe Golf grounds, Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and buildings with English architecture, this city being discovered and developed by British Governors.

Dinner and overnight stay- Ramboda Falls Hotel (03 star ) NUWARA- ELIYA located ideally amidst real nature

Day 7 - Ella

After breakfast making an interesting train journey from NANUOYA Railway station to ELLA Railway station during which you may admire the beauty of highlands, valleys, lush tea and vegetable plantations , farmers very closely as the train climbs and goes through these mountains very slowly.

Note – This event is executable depending on the types of trains available.

Otherwise the same route will be covered by the vehicle.

We may begin descending gradually enjoying the panorama from a high elevation.

Visiting the water fall ofELLA.


Arriving at the sea level gradually with lunch on the way.

(Optional) Evening visit to the nearbyKATARAGAMAHindu-Buddhist temple complex, a very suggestive visit to observe religious ceremonies conducted in perfect harmony.

Alternative programme – Enjoying the beautiful swimming pool of this hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at TISSAMAHARAMA Chandrika Hotel – 3 star

Day 8 - Bundala

Early morning at 05.00 Hrs. we will visit theBUNDALA/YALA National park to do a jeep safari.

If you are a bird watcher we suggest you Bundala as over 190 different species of migrant birds visit and inhabit the water lands of Bundala. Besides there are lots of other wild animals too like, wild boars , buffaloes, elephants, spotted deer, crocodiles, turtles etc. Instead if you select Yala there are many wild animals described above except migrant birds as in Bundala. This visit lasts around 4-5 hours. (Take away breakfast packets will be provided)

Leaving for southern coast for your beach holiday.

Tasting of Curd & Trickle a favourite srilankan food made of condensed milk of buffaloes.

Enjoying your first sea bath here at a nice stretch of beach with lunch at a beach restaurant.

Dinner and overnight stay at MIRISSA Beach at Paradise Beach Club Hotel. (3 star)

Day 9 - Mirissa


Going to the MIRISSA beach and enjoying your beach holiday.

Lunch (suggested on the beach).

In the evening visiting the Old Dutch Fortress in the city of GALLE for an evening walk on the rampart. This will be a relaxing walk with the view of the vast Indian Ocean.

If interested you may also discover the mini city and many handy craft shops inside the Fort.

Dinner and overnight stay at MIRISSA.

Day 10 - Mirissa

After having breakfast the morning time dedicated to the sea.

Making a boat tour for dolphin and whale watching(supplementary activity).

Lunch. (suggested on the beach ).

Evening visit to a Turtle Hatchery in the area.

Dinner and overnight stay at MIRISSA.

Day 11 - Mirissa

After having breakfast the morning time dedicated to the sea.

Doing a boat ride in the spectacular Koggala Lake and visit tiny islands where Buddhist monks meditate in complete silence.

Tasting of srilankan Egg Hoppers with Tea.

Dinner and overnight stay at MIRISSA.

Day 12 - Unawatuna

Change of the beach and the hotel. We may get to the UNAWATUNA BEACH another beautiful stretch of the beach in the Southern Coast.

Check in at the hotel.

Enjoying the beach served with restaurants , bars and small pubs being a small tourist village.

Dinner and overnight stay at UNAWATUNA at Gloria Grand Hotel – 3 star.

Day 13 - Unawatuna

Enjoying the beach.

Evening relax in preparation for the departure.

Dinner and overnight stay at UNAWATUNA.

Day 14 - Colombo

Heading forCOLOMBO , commercial capital of Sri Lanka. We will show you all the principal

attractions of this city under rapid development with new projects. If interested you may also think of making some shopping at interesting prices.

Lunch break.

Transfer to a hotel inNEGOMBO located very close to the Airport.

Dinner and overnight stay at NEGOMBO at Camelot Beach Hotel – 3 star.

Day 15 - Airport

Heading for the Airport according to the time of your return flight.

End of the program


  • All transport from your arrival to departure.
  • Refreshments during the tour.
  • Tour guide services.
  • Meals, lodging and accommodation of the guide.
  • All hotels with half board meals during the tour. During beach holiday only B and B accommodation in 3 star hotels.
  • Cost of provincial guides at Unesco sites.
  • Cost of Safari Jeep


  • Entrance fee tickets to all attractions and visits.
  • All beverages consumed at hotels.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Supplementary activities.
  • All that is not specified as included.

NOTE : The presence of the tour guide is limited to the cultural tour to guarantee your privacy during the beach holiday. The driver will be available for guided evening visits that you may participate in or call off at your discretion.

In case of arrivals between November and April you will spend your beach holiday in the Southern Coast. In case of arrivals between April and October we arrange your beach holiday at North East Coast at TRINCOMALEE or BATTICALOA where you will enjoy calm sea.