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9 Day Tour Visiting Sri Lanka’s Proud Heritage Sites

Bear Witness to a Heritage of Two and a Half Millennia

Sri Lanka holds the record for the country with the longest continuous written history, with the story of the nation being recorded since more than twenty five millennia ago. The advent of Buddhism, the influences of several foreign races, and a long line of more than 200 kings and queens have left their mark on the country’s landscape, literally and figuratively. Although a multitude of foreign invasions, famines, wars, and other events have rendered most of the past unknowable, evidence still remains of a strong civilisation that endured all negativity to show off the skill, the artistry, and the care that went into its formation. Sri Lanka is thought to be among a handful of ancient civilisations not to have used slavery, which was abhorred by the ancients owing to their Buddhist upbringing. Evidence remains that labour was either voluntary or was paid. It is this proud history that Sri Lankans want to tell the world about.

Sri Lanka is blessed not just with an ancient civilisation, as its heritage also includes a series of national parks that have been preserved for future generations to witness. The country is a biodiversity hotspot of global significance, as it is said that it contains 13 times as many species as there should be in an island of its size. Sri Lankans past and present have had a respect for nature and have cared for its sustainability, as evidenced, for instance, by its traditional farming methods.

This 9 day tour takes you across some of the most important heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Although 9 days is too short a time to cover everything the country has to offer, Rewards Holidays makes sure you travel to the best locations and enjoy experiences that are second to none. You will be provided the services of licenced experienced travel guides and will be transported by experienced chauffeurs in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.



Tour Highlights

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  • Visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala.
  • Visit the Ancient city of Polonnaruwa.
  • Visit and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • Take a tour of the village of Sigiriya.
  • Visit the Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla.
  • Visit an authentic Sri Lankan spice garden.
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and watch a cultural show in the Hill Capital Kandy.
  • Visit the picturesque Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • Visit some ancient temples located just 15km from Kandy city – Gadaladeniya , Lankathilaka and Embakke, known collectively as the Western Shrines
  • Travel through the hill country adorned by waterfalls, and gaze at one of the most spectacularly scenic sights in Sri Lanka.
  • Visit a Tea Plantation and factory.
  • Take a 4WD Jeep safari at Yala National park
  • Spend some time on a lovely beach.





Nine Days Experiencing a Proud Heritage


Day-by-day summary

Day-by-Day Summary                      

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Day 01

+ Pickup at airport and transfer to Sigiriya or Dambulla via Pinnawala, where you will visit the Elephant Orphanage.
+ Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Dambulla.

Day 02

+ Visit the Ancient city of Polonnaruwa and Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
+ Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Dambulla.

Day 03

+ Visit the Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla and proceed to Kandy via Matale, where you will visit a spice garden. 
+ Do a city tour of Kandy including a visit to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Watch a Kandyan cultural show in the evening.
+ You will stay overnight in Kandy.

Day 04

+ Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and visit the three Western Shrines not far from Kandy.
+ You will stay overnight in Kandy.

Day 05

+ Proceed to Ella in the morning. Visit a tea plantation and factory en route.
+ You will stay overnight in Ella.

Day 06

+ Explore Ella or spend your time at leisure at the hotel.
+ You will stay overnight in Ella.

Day 07

+ Proceed to Yala for a luxury camping and safari experience at Yala National Park.
+ You will stay overnight at a campsite in Yala.

Day 08

+ Take two game drives in Yala National Park, famous for its leopards.
+ You will stay overnight at a campsite in Yala.

Day 09

+ Proceed to the south coast or Colombo as you end the tour.


Included in the Tour Price
  • Air-conditioned chauffeur-driven luxury vehicle(s) and guides during the entirety of the tour.
  • Accommodation in a shared double room at hotels according to your budget on a bed & breakfast basis. All meals will be provided while camping in Yala.
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
Excluded from the Tour Price
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone charges, and beverages
  • Photo and video permits at sightseeing locations
  • All meals other than those specified above
  • Air Tickets
  • Any expenses for extra activities
  • Travel Insurance



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  • Why choose us?

  • Top class customer service
  • More than a decade of expertise in creating memorable holidays
  • Tailor made holidays to make your dream holiday come true
  • Registered offices in Sri Lanka and Australia to give you total peace of mind
  • Carefully created holiday packages to suit all budgets
  • Reliable, professional and personalised service
  • All tours are assisted by an English speaking tour guide
  • Hard to resist prices
  • Expert knowledge about the hidden wonders that some visitors never see 





we warmly invite you to come and experience this magical island with Rewards Holidays and see the hidden wonders that this splendid island treasures for you to uncover. With our fantastic personalised service together with the warm tropical weather and golden sandy beaches we are confident that we’ll be able to create a holiday for you that would remain with the rest of your life

 The warm smiling faces, palm kissed beaches
and the breath-taking landscapes awaits your arrival.


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Mobile: +61 421 422 066

Address (Colombo Office) :
95/11, M.J.C Fernando Mawatha, Idama, Moratuwa, 
Sri Lanka

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Saturday : 0900 - 1300

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