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4 Days Tour to Kandy, Sigiriya, Trincomalee & Anuradhapura from Colombo - with unbiased reviews

4 Days Tour to Kandy, Sigiriya, Trincomalee & Anuradhapura from Colombo

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Explore amazing tourist spots in this tour where you can get experienced unforgettable memories Visit Kandy is a bustling city built around a lake in central Sri Lanka. Climbing a rock - if you’re in good shape and don’t stop to look at things, it’ll take you less than 30 minutes to climb all the way to the top of the rock. If you need a few breaks along the way or simply want to stop often to take photos and admire the view, it’ll take an hour and a half to two hours to climb up and go back down again. Trincomalee (Trinco) sits on one of the world’s finest natural harbors. This historic city is old almost beyond reckoning Most people just pass through the city on their way to the nearby beaches of Uppuveli and Nilaveli, but the town has some charm, plenty of history and an interesting melange of people. at last, you will see the ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sights.
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Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Kandy Lake, Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned

Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kandy View Point, Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

Climb the hill by Kandy Lake to reach Kandy view point and receive a view of the city that cannot be beaten. As a popular tourist spot, the area brings in a large amount of peddlers, though they often sell sub-par items. The area also has a reputation for high pickpocket activity, so keep an eye on your belongings. From the hill, you can enjoy great views over the lake and the city

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

Kandy cultural show – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from \"Salupliya\" depicting several demons, \"Thelme\" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed by Kandy lake club dance troop within the span of one hour.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

This long open space traditionally faces a narrow beach and the sea. This is the most popular beachfront park in Colombo city, to have a relaxing evening and see the sunset. Not only that, there are many activities to do such as walking, jogging, tasting sr Lankan street foods, fly kites and enjoy the fresh air. In the morning many people used to come to Galle face for exercising and in the fall of night street food vendors open their stalls where you can taste Sri Lanka's most famous 'Kottu Rotti' and 'Isso Wade'

Pass By: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street Galle Fort, Colombo 00001 Sri Lanka

The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital (known as The Dutch Hospital) is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort area dating back to the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct. The old structure; with its boxy pillars, red clay roof tiles, and large central courtyards; was built in the late 17th century by the Dutch. Lavishly restored, it is home to shops, cafes, and restaurants run by some of Colombo’s best operators. Enjoy a pause for a cold drink amid the incredibly thick columns of its arcades.

Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres east of Colombo and 72 kilometres north of Kandy. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya Site between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

Sigiriya is the most exquisite example of ancient Sri Lankan art, architecture and landscaping. Built over 1,600 years ago, the now sinister-looking 600 ft high black rock once appeared like a massive dazzling white cloud floating above the surrounding forests. Its sides were painted with beautiful frescoes of semi-naked nymphs. A large gatehouse in the form of a lion guarded the entrance to the innermost sanctum of the city – the Sky Palace on top of the rock. Sigiriya burst briefly into pre-eminence and was then abandoned and lay hidden in the forests for nearly 1,500 years. The climb to the top is strenuous but it is worth it. Definitely a must visit site!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sigiriya Ceylon Tours, Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya Thalkotta Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Central Province, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

The Sigiriya Museum known to be the most beautiful museums in all of South Asia is managed by the central Cultural Fund. This museum represents the cultural, technological and archeological value of Sigiriya. The Sigiriya Museum allows its visitors to explore three decades of archeological research on Sigiriya. The design of the Sigiriya museum was inspired by the complex design systems evident in Sigiriya itself. Most importantly the cleaver use of water, where it both enhances the beauty and quality of the environment as well as the conservation of it for the purpose of irrigation is been replicated here at the Sigiriya Museum.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres east of Colombo and 72 kilometres north of Kandy. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

Located in the Dambulla SecretariatDivision of Matale District, in thecenter of Dambulla town started in 1999 to establish a wholesale market for vegetables and fruits. One important feature of the DDEC is thus a more direct participation of the farmers is selling farm produce.

Pass By: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Kurunegala Road, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium is a 30,000 seat cricket stadium in Sri Lanka. The Stadium is situated in the Central Province, close to Dambulla a 60-acre (240,000 m²) site leased from the Rangiri Dambulla Temple, which is the first and only International cricket ground in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. The stadium is built overlooking the Dambulla Tank (reservoir) and the Dambulla Rock.

Stop At: Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Koneswaram Temple is a classical-medieval Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Trincomalee, Eastern Sri Lanka. The temple is situated atop Konesar Malai, a promontory that overlooks the Indian Ocean, the nearby eastern coast (the Trincomalee District), as well as Trincomalee Harbour or Gokarna Bay

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Island National Park, Public Beach Road, Nilaveli 31010 Sri Lanka

Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fort Frederick, Trincomalee Town, Trincomalee 31000 Sri Lanka

Fort Fredrick, also known as Trincomalee Fort or Fort of Triquillimale, is a fort built by the Portuguese at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, completed in 1624 CE, built on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of the world famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Trincomalee War Cemetery, Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee 31000 Sri Lanka

Trincomalee British War Cemetery (also known as the Trincomalee War Cemetery) is a British military cemetery in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed or died during World War II. The cemetery is located on the Trincomalee–Nilaveli (A6) Road, approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) north of the town of Trincomalee, on the eastern side. It is one of the six Commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka and maintained by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kanniya Hot Springs, Kanniya, Trincomalee 31000 Sri Lanka

Kanniya Hot Springs is famous hot well in Sri Lanka from the past. There are seven wells in a square shape. Wells are only 3–4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom. The temperature is considerably high but varies from one spring to another. Wells runs out of the water, when 10-15 buckets of water are taken out. It is also believed the water from the wells have therapeutic healing powers and can cure many ailments.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Kovil, Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee 31000 Sri Lanka

A million golden rays of the sharp afternoon sun showered the land that shone with a sublime gaiety. Looming high against the sharp blue heavens stood a unique temple structure visible from far across the plains. The Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Kovil in Nilaveli, Trincomalee was a massive edifice mingling sky blue and sparkling gold, embellished with intricate carvings and colorful sculptures that unfailingly awed the approaching devotees.  

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mihintale, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the Buddha found enlightenment.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

As the oldest stupa in Sri Lanka, Ruwanwelisaya is considered to be an icon of architectural glory in ancient Sri Lanka. Ruwanwelisaya, rising with its glory in the city of Anuradhapura, tops the list among Buddhists’ sacred places. Ruwenwelisaya bears witness for his incomparable service to revive Buddhism in the country. It is located just a short walk away from Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura. The stupa is one of the eight places of veneration situated in Anuradhapura which are places believed to have been visited by Buddha during his three visits to Sri Lanka.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ritigala Forest Monastery, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

As the oldest stupa in Sri Lanka, Ruwanwelisaya is considered to be an icon of architectural glory in ancient Sri Lanka. Ruwanwelisaya, rising with its glory in the city of Anuradhapura, tops the list among Buddhists’ sacred places. Ruwenwelisaya bears witness for his incomparable service to revive Buddhism in the country. It is located just a short walk away from Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura. The stupa is one of the eight places of veneration situated in Anuradhapura which are places believed to have been visited by Buddha during his three visits to Sri Lanka.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jethawanaramaya Stupa, Watawandana Road B341, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

Jethawana Stupa is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. It was originally 400 feet (122 meters) in height and was the third tallest building in the world at that time. Even today as a brick monument, Jethawanaramaya still remains the tallest of its kind in the world.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Isurumuniya Temple, At Royal Pleasure Gardens, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

This charming rock temple, dating from the reign of Devanampiya Tissa (r 307–267 BC), is set around a lovely lotus pond, the corner of which is carved with images of elephants playfully splashing water. The central temple has some particularly fine mural paintings. Climb around the back to the rock summit to see the bell-shaped stupa and a pair of Buddha footprints etched into the rock.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Duration
4 days
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Transport by air-conditioned (Bus/ Van/ Car)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Chauffeur
  • Bottle Water
  • 3 Night Accommodation
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • All Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya Ceylon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Island National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Frederick
  • Entry/Admission - Trincomalee War Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Kanniya Hot Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Kovil
  • Entry/Admission - Mihintale
  • Entry/Admission - Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Entry/Admission - Ruwanwelisaya
  • Entry/Admission - Ritigala Forest Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Jethawanaramaya Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Isurumuniya Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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