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Cultural & Central Country (06 Days)

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Day 1: Airport > Negombo

Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed to Negombo and check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins)
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Negombo > Dambulla

Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Dambulla.

The historic Dambulla Cave Temples, date as far back as the 1st Century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Marvel at the hundreds of Buddha figurines and other deities scattered across the five main caves. Visit the Golden Cave Temple, the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex and hear the legendary tales of this ancient kingdom.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Minneriya > Dambulla

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the famous Sigiriya ‘Lion Rock’ Fortress. (Travel Time: 30 to 40 min)

The 5th century AD rock fortress Sigiriya, once ruled by the Sri Lankan King Kashyapa, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Sri Lanka’s most historical landmarks. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ‘The Lion Rock’. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns, that are a mind blowing example of ancient Sri Lankan hydraulic engineering.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sigiriya Craft Village, Kimbissa, Sigiriya Sri Lanka
Get an authentic experience in Sri Lankan Village Life.

Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride, and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your tastebuds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays.

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Dambulla > Matale > Kandy

Stop At: Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Kandy Dambulla Road Arunaloka Farm, Madawala Ulpotha, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Kandy. En-route make a stop at Matale to visit a Spice Garden and take a guided tour. (Travel Time: 1 to 1 ½ hrs)

The Matale Spice Tour gives you a hands on experience of a Spice & Herbal Garden within the Spice capital of Sri Lanka, Matale. Here you will learn about Sri Lanka’s famous spices such as coriander, chili, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and their uses. The garden is enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that heighten the unique aroma of each spice and herb. Apart from gaining knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, this unique tour also let’s you learn about Ayurvedic medicine. The tropical climate in which the plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient originality.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Thereafter, proceed to Kandy, check in to the hotel and relax. Later, go on technical tours related to arts and crafts such as gem crafting, woodcarving, and batiks. (Travel Time: 40 to 60 min)

Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colorful traditional dances and delightful music. The Kandy Cultural Show gives you an opportunity to experience some of Sri Lanka’s traditions. Enjoy this hour long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get mesmerized by fire dances, sword dances, and watch the talented Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming, primal beat of the drums.

Upon completion return to the hotel and relax.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Kandy

Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
After the breakfast at the hotel check out and visit Temple of the Tooth.

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

Upon completion take a romantic walk around the ambient Kandy Lake and explore Kandy town before returning to the hotel to relax.

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Kandy > Airport

Stop At: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home!
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
  • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
Exclusions
  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Entrance fees
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Visa and Related Expenses.
  • Tips & Portages.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya Craft Village
  • Entry/Admission - Euphoria Spice and Herbal
  • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
  • Entry/Admission - Bandaranaike International Airport
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

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By: Lakpura LLC
367 reviews
Malcolm W
New York City, New York
1119
Transfer to Jetwing Beach
The transfer to Jetwing Beach from Colombo Airport was smooth which i booked with Jayride. Good conversation over
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Eldhopeter1989
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10
Heard for leopards, but
Couldn't see a single leopard, But overall the safari was interesting and enjoyed the morning ride through Forest.
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ellie2202
Benson, United Kingdom
165
Brilliant
Great experience on the safari, got so close to the elephants and driver was really knowledgable and informative.
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ellece333
10
Great Experience
Saw lots of elephants!!! They came very close to the truck which was amazing. Driver was great and made stops when
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neilmarshall7
Cambridge, United Kingdom
10
Wildlife Safari
The safari drive with Donavon was excellent. He is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We saw lots of animals
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sharon_everett
London, United Kingdom
43
A magical night in the Jungle!!
My husband and I spent a wonderful night in Yala safari park, to hear all the sounds of wildlife around was
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Malcolm W
New York City, New York
1119
One of a kind experience in Colombo!
It was a mind blowing, bone shaking experience on a tuk tuk in Colombo. sampath is a great guide! must do in
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Kacper M
Tallinn, Estonia
33
smooth airport transfer to negombo!
I am glad that i pre booked this airport transfer from colombo to negombo in the middle of the night. The driver
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Teodora B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
147
Kandyan Dance workshop
I think it was the best choice to take this workshop during my travel. The ladies are wonderful, I was helped,
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Alexspirit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
97
We had a wonderful time in Sri Lanka
We visited Sri Lanka for 5 days and had a private tour with Lakpura company. Dinakshi our tour executive was very
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yota7
1176283
Excellent.
I am travelling in Sri Lanka independently but using tour operators where needed. To spread the business, I have
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Roxanne V
61
Tuktuk tour Colombo
Yes I would recommend this tour to help you find the most interesting things in Colombo. The temples are amazing.
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ThePuba
San Diego, California
17390
Horrible Service
No one met us and as promised & no one answered the provided phone numbers. When we went to the Ayubowan Tour desk
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Trav_D_World
Las Vegas, Nevada
122
Fantastic safari and guide
We enjoyed our afternoon in the park. Elephants were plentiful (we saw around 40), many beautiful birds, sambar,
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marcelbN5727KA
Digana, Sri Lanka
43
Great safari
Great tour, we saw a lot of wildlife which was great! Private tour is more convenient than a full Jeep but that’s
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