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Insight Into Sri Lankan Culture


The remnants of a spiritual past await your discovery in Sri Lanka, from the ancient cliff-built complex of Lion Rock in Sigiriya to the ruins of the Sinhalese last kingdom of Kandy. Explore wonders of nature and humanity – often both at once – on this 2-day adventure through the cities, jungles and caves of Sri Lanka. Beginning in Colombo, travel through verdant countryside, ruined cities, into the wildlife-filled Minneriya National Park and to the thriving capital of Colombo. An immersive and cultural Sri Lankan escapade awaits – the only thing left to choose is when to go.

Kandy and Sigiriya tour mainly covers the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. This two days tour allows you to see several world heritage sites on the island namely KandySigiriya and Dambulla. Kandy Sigiriya tour is a private tour and it enables you to see some of the most interesting places on the island within a very short period of time. This package also includes a safari with a 4 wheel drive jeep in the Minneriya national park, allowing you to explore the rich wildlife of Sri Lanka in this short program.


Why you'll love this trip

  • Travel through highlands so green they almost glow in Kandy, and sample some of the acclaimed tea varieties that grow on the hillsides with your small group.
  • Learn of the varied cuisine and local customs of different regions around Sri Lanka.
  • See one of the world’s most revered relics at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, home to an earthly remain of the Lord Buddha, and discover the cave temple of Dambulla.
  • Head on safari – Sri Lanka style! Look for elephants and leopards while you cruise the beautiful Minneriya National Park in a jeep with expert local guides at twilight.

Activities included in the trip

  • Trekking through a Tea plantation and visit a Tea Factory
  • Explore the tooth relic temple and museum
  • Trek to the Dambulla golden cave temple and witness thousands of years old paintings and Buddha statues
  • Walking in the spice garden in Kandy and learn about Sri Lanka's authentic spices
  • Take a panoramic view from the summit of Sigiriya rock
  • Wildlife safari at Minneriya national park
  • Visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage and see the elephant bath and hundreds of elephants

Trip includes

  • 1-night accommodation at Orkray regency hotel Kandy
  • Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel (1 breakfast and 1 dinner)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned, private vehicle with English speaking driver (please inquire for other languages)
  • All government taxes

Trip excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, photography
  • Entrance fees for
    • Sigiriya rock fortress
    • Dambulla cave temple
    • Tooth relic temple
    • Pinnawala elephant orphanage
    • Wildlife safari of Minneriya national park (Jeep safari)
  • Any other service or meal not indicated above
  • Flight ticket
  • Visa
  • Early check-in & Late check-out

Book now & pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


Best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a further 10% discount to it.


No hidden fees and commissions

The price you see on the product pages is the exact same rate that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees and taxes such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc.


COVID-19 special information

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

Trip map

Itineraries

Day 1

COLOMBO-PINNAWALA-KANDY

Meet and greet by seerendipity tours representative and drive to Kandy,

KANDY

Kandy was the last capital of Sri Lankan monarchy, which was ceded to British administration in 1815. Finally, it was ceded to them by the Chieftains of Kandy who were disappointed over the king’s cruel deeds. Today Kandy is one of the most important cities owing to the presence of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of the Buddha.

Visit Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming Dancing music and fire walking.

PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the foster – home of elephants of different age and size feeding, bathing, playing together and even mating. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the foster – home of elephants of different age and size feeding, bathing, playing together and even mating. The Jumbos living at Pinnawala elephant orphanage are found in the jungle with injuries and some of them are abandoned in the jungle. Since its inception there are few dozens of babies are born in the orphanage.

OPTIONAL – ELEPHANT SAFARI / RIDE

The Elephant Safari (At Village) has become a highlight event to tourist for its excitement and adventure or even for the “Chance of a Life Time” of riding an Elephant. The Elephant Safari is a ride on an Elephant with a safely secured seat that takes around one hour. The ride takes you through the jungle, village and even crosses a part of the paddy field.

This is a fun-filled activity, especially kids love it, going through the villages, paddy fields, patched of forests and waterholes allow you to see natural beautify of Sri Lankan countryside while taking a glimpse on various avian fauna species and many other animals.

TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC

The tooth relic temple also is known as Dalada Maligawa in native language houses the left eyetooth of Buddha, and it’s one of the most important tourist attractions as well as the most sacred Buddhist temple on the island. There are few thousands of Buddhist religious sites on the island but none of them can surpass its fame as a sacred site, it is the Mecca of Sri Lankan Buddhist. The temple is located in the world heritage site of Kandy, which is also the cultural centre of the island.

This 2 days tour also include places of Tourist interest such as,

Kandyan cultural show, Optional village tour, Kataragama Devala, Sri Muttumari Amman Temple, Gem museum, Downtown Kandy, Gem museum, Tea Center, Silk Factory, Handicraft centre, Gem Museum

...Overnight stay in Kandy...

Day 2

KANDY-DAMBULLA-SIGIRIYA-COLOMBO

After the breakfast leave for Colombo via Sigiriya and Dambulla,

SPICE GARDEN

Visit a spice garden at Matale where spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early seafaring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.

GOLDEN CAVE TEMPLE DAMBULLA

In the 1st century BC, a king of Anuradhapura fled the city due to a South Indian invasion and took refuge in the caves of Dambulla. On recapturing Anuradhapura after 13 years, the king converted the caves into a monastery and gifted it to the Buddhist monks.

SIGIRIYA ROCK

A Prince of the 5th century who committed patricide made the rock of Sigiriya his hideout in order to stay away from his half-brother who sought vengeance. This prince Kasyappa by name, not only fortified his stronghold but also added to it artistic beauty.(declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO).

MINNIERIYA SAFARI

This will include a Safari tour by jeep with a jungle tracker, where you can see animals in the Jungle, including elephants, Bears, Wild boar, Dear, Buffalo, Monkeys and many other animals if you are lucky, leopards too. Return to Habarana.

TEA FACTORY

Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory en route. Sri Lanka is famous for its “Ceylon Tea” has added cheers to many the world over for more than a century.

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  1. :

    Our first trip for 2020 and we wanted to have a really nice trip. Hotel was good but it was empty

  2. :

    Felt somewhat nervous before startign our first trip after covid curfew. But it was OK with our friendlky nice guide and driver.

  3. :

    We booked this trip from our beach hotel in Bentotya. Prashan, my guide, picked us and dropped us off my hotel. We visited many places such as Sigiriya rock, Dambulla cave, Kandy temple, spice garden, elephant orphanage and few other places. Overall, it was tiring however very worth the price. Thankyou so much! 🙂

  4. :

    Our tour guide Srimal was very good and knowledgeable guide. apart from the transfer he also gave a thorough explanation about Sigiriya, Dambulla, tooth relic temple, and the safari was fantastic, we saw a large number of elephants. I recommend this tour agency and their drivers to all travellers.

  5. :

    An amazing trip into the cultural cities of Sri Lanka this is the first time with serendipity. The whole experience was fantastic, it was short and little bit strenous. But interetsing led by our passionate, frindly and knowledgeable guide Chami. Hotels are standard with good food, it was significantly better than expected and the trip was amazing from start to finish with a wide range of activities. Fantastic to experience such an amazing country, culture and people in this way.

  6. :

    An excellent introduction to Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle with come natural attractions.

  7. :

    This is a Fabulous tour of a fabulous country with some wonderful experinces like wildlife tours, visiting historical places and exploring parks. The wildlife and scenery were spectacular and the locals were very friendly but most of all our driver/guide Soma – passionate about his country’s culture and environment and extremely efficient running of the tour together with great sense of humour.

  8. :

    I arranged a visit to pidurangala with My driver/guide Guna and had a great time, he spoke great English & we had a right good laugh on the journey. He didn’t climb the rock with me which I didn’t mind but he provided an expert on the site and did not have to pay for anything other than the entrance ticket. He told me all about the history of sigariya & dambulla and even stopped to buy me a coconut after my hike. He is a good driver & I felt safe with him at all times. Ask for Guna when booking, you won’t be disapointed 😊

  9. :

    We booked several routes with this company: Colombo to Galle and back, Colombo to tea plantations, Ella. They have good prices and the services they offer can make your trip to Sri Lanka extraordinary. Also, we had the most patient and helpful driver: dina. He gave us the best insights for this country: how to avoid tourist traps, where to eat, where to buy stuff at the best prices, what are the perfect hous for visiting attractions in order to avoid crowds, etc.

  10. :

    Booked this as a 2 day trip on a limb didn’t know what to expect and it blew my expectation! I was traveling solo and was entertained the whole time by my good friend Roma! He was amazing drove me everywhere I wanted to go and gave me great conversation the whole way. He provided great insight to the culture of Sri Lanka. I definitely recommend! Just make sure you know that the ticket is not includedU in the price !

  11. :

    We had a very positive experience with this driver shantha from Seerencipity. He was prompt to collect us from our Colombo Hotel and his car was immaculately clean. shantha drive us to Sigaria and stopped along the way if we required to take pictures, visit a spice garden, purchase water etc. He patiently waited for us at Sygaria whilst we climbed the rock and drive us back to the hotel. They also provide competent tour guides at each site, we did not expect it but, they are highly knowledgable of the site.

  12. :

    At the end of the trip don’t forget to have a good rest, because you travel a lot during the 2 days.

  13. :

    Our family of 5 had the pleasure of spending 2days with Silva and a very competent driver – which is what you need in Sri Lanka. We were picked up from our hotel in Colombo and spent a wonderful 2days exploring the caves, temple, elephant orphanage and ruins. We opted for the elephant safari to cater for our young family and our daughters still talk about this day and the enjoyment they experienced. We also arranged all of our transport around Sri Lanka with this company and I can vouch that they are, not only very competitive with their pricing, they just made it easy to get around. I highly recommend Seerendipity.

    On security point of bview Sri Lanka is fully safe.

  14. :

    Our guide Fernando was very good and helpful. Very nice trip with lot of temples and sightseeing.

  15. :

    Excellent trip to see the ancient places of Sri Lanka and it cover most important hsirorical monuments

  16. :

    The tour includes many optional activities and we did all of them, even though it became fully packed 2 days. Minneriya National Park was fantastic, I can not describe how amazing it was. We had the best 2 days of our lives & truly once in a life time. We were picked up at early from our hotel and went to Dambulla temples which were stunning- must see. Sirigiya Rock is a harder climb for older people but it was so worth it and phenomenal history behind it all. We have a driver- sameera- he went out of his way to do extra for us, offering to stop at more temples and anywhere else we wanted to go if our time allowed it. We were so comfortable with him and he was always explaining everything and going out of his way to make it an amazing day for us, we can’t thank him enough!
    Highly recommend this 2 day trip, although it’s a long drive it’s a way to see everything and have an AMAZING once in a life time experience.

  17. :

    A short trip but good

  18. :

    Big thank you to Seerendipity for the great tour, long drive to Dambulla and Kandy! However good trip, good tour guide and knows his stuff real well. Glad that we can coverse in our Bahasa also, that’s a plus!

    All in all, Sri Lanka is a great place to visit, very nice people and I really wanna come visit again.

  19. :

    Very service minded all the way through and absolutely worth it. Only had good experiences booking drivers and tours through seerendipity. Thank you.

  20. :

    Short but good, lot to see and visit

  21. :

    The tour was definitely worth it! Got picked up and transported safely to all the sights, starting with the rock temple, then Sigirya rock, later the elephant safari which was the highlight of that day and Kandy as well as orphanage!
    Entry fees are not included but the price is definitely reasonable.
    Thank you for a great day!

  22. :

    We visited Sri Lanka on a cruise trip and we had only 2 days for teh trip. It was perfectly planned by the local company (Serendipity) and the perfect match for our layover on Colombo. However, we started the trip early morning on day one and day 2 as well so that we could visit as many places as possible and could reach ship on time on day 2.

  23. :

    good trip

  24. :

    Trips are good and you get the value for what you pay, but the long drive

  25. :

    Exhausting, lot of travelling and not enough time to explore the places.

  26. :

    Despite the short period (only 2 days), the trip is very intersting

  27. :

    Nice trip with major tourist attraction in the cultural places, good hotel, vehicle, meals and guide too.

  28. :

    The trip is good, but keep in mind you have to pay for entrance separately.

  29. :

    Nice trip

  30. :

    A lot of travelling on 2 days trip however nice break from the beach resort

  31. :

    We enjoyed the tour. We didn’t do the safari as we already had one booked in a few days.

  32. :

    A superb 2 days trip from Colombo to see wonderful and famous sites in Sri Lanka. Met on time, perfect communication, safe driver and an incredible experience taking in Sigiriya, Dambullah caves, Kandy and the national park with 100 plus elephants in the camera lens. Tour perfect and highly recommended… a long but truly incredible 2 days, that’s fine I’m here to see interesting places. A great trustworthy company to work with and booked other travel with them. Highly recommended..

  33. :

    Trip does not includes entrance fees, whcih comes around $100 per person

  34. :

    Very affordable 2 days trip. can see a lot of things.

  35. :

    Our chauffeur of the trip was Nisan, was very friendly and informative. He arrived at our hotel early, and we departed on time, the trip was very comfortable and nisan informed us of the history and geography of each destination and the places we were passing along the way. We enjoyed the climb of Sigiriya (very busy, but not particularly difficult), we ate a local lunch in a nearby restaurant and did the safari. The Dambulla caves were very interesting, Nisan showed us around and we visited the Golden Temple afterwards. Next day we visited Tooth relic temple and Orphanage another 2 important places on the trip. Overall we had a very enjoyable 2 days and would wholeheartedly recommend this tour company.

  36. :

    Had this tour while I was in Kandy. Prashan, my guide, picked me up and dropped me off my hotel. We visited many places such as Sigiriya rock, Dambulla cave, Kandy temple, spice garden, elephant orphanage and few other places. Overall, it was tiring however very worth the price. Thankyou so much! 🙂

  37. :

    Our tour guide Srimal was very good and knowledgeable guide. apart from the transfer he also gave a thorough explanation about Sigiriya, Dambulla, tooth relic temple, and the safari was fantastic, we saw a large number of elephants. I recommend this tour agency and their drivers to all travellers.

  38. :

    Well worth of investing time on this trip enjoyed a lot

  39. :

    It was bit strenuous but we did not have any otehr option than booking this 2 days trip. We wanted to see as much as possible within 2 days because we did not able to spend more than 2 days for teh trip. The guide was very good and very friendly

  40. :

    It was our the first trip in Srilanka and the first time in Sri Lanka. We booked the trip from our beach hotel and we wanted to explore some important places form our hotel. Very happy with the trip, very well organized

  41. :

    Excellent choice for the travller, who like to see the ancint temple, forts, museums and see some wildlife.

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