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Sri Lanka Buddhist Tour


Trekking through Sri Lanka's ancient cities such as Anuradhapura, Mihintale and witness thousands of years old Buddhist monuments, visit the Buddhist temples touched by Buddha, trekking through the Buddhist stronghold of Kandy and visit the temple that protects the left eye tooth of Buddha.

Sri Lanka is a popular Buddhist country in the world, where the majority of people are strongly believing in the teaching of Buddha. This exciting holiday destination has a Buddhist tradition that goes back to many millennia. Sri Lankan harbours thousands of Buddhist temples, stupas, dagobas and many other Buddhist religious sites that draw thousands of Buddhists devotees every year. 

The island offers many UNESCO world heritage sites and most of them are closely connected to Buddhism. With a palm-fringed, pristine coastal belt, ancient Buddhist temples,  ruined cities, rugged peaks and wildlife reserves, Sri Lanka is not only a dream holiday to Buddhist pilgrims but also those who dream to enjoy a holiday with history, culture, nature and leisure.

This 10 days Sri Lanka Buddhist tour is carefully crafted while adding the most important Buddhist religious sites on the island. We believe that it is essential to visit all these places to complete the Buddhist tour in Sri Lanka. You travel on a luxury private vehicle, stroll through the ancient Buddhist temples, explore the country’s premier ancient historical monuments and taste the flavours of the tantalising markets.

Your customizable itinerary includes four UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy and many many more. Tour also includes optional visits to Yala national park as you travel to southern Sri Lanka, tea gardens, Spice Garden, Sri Lanka hill country and the Royal Botanic Gardens. And towards the end of the trip, you will be exploring the important Buddhist temples in Colombo such asnGangarama temple and Kelaniya temple. Includes round-trip private transport from Bandaranaike International Airport or your beach hotel.


Start- Negombo, Sri Lanka

Finish- Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ages- Min 18

Group- Size Min 1

Trip Type- Private


Why you'll love this trip

  • The private and relaxing tour happens at your own pace.
  • Wander through the thousands of years of old ancient monuments in Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.
  • Visit the most important Buddhist religious sites on the island 

Is this trip right for you?

  • Can you feel that tingling in your fingers? That my friend is power! This trip puts it in your hands – there are few inclusions, so you’ll have plenty of freedom to decide what you want to do.
  • The trip includes a couple of long journeys that last as much as 5 hours. These long journeys are important in order to visit Buddhist temples such as Somawathiya and Muthiuyanaga temple. 
  • The road from Kandy to Kataragama winds down mountains to the coast, which means it can be slow. It also means that you’ll get to see the awesome scenery from literally every angle.

Places you visit on this trip


Highlights

  • Touring Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
  • Exploring breathtaking Sri Lankan east coast.
  • Experience Sri Lanka’s historical and Buddhist cultural heritage while visiting thousands of years old monuments and Buddhist temples.
  • Cycling through the ancient monuments in Polonnaruwa.
  • Take a 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of the Sigiriya rock fortress.
  • Walking through the Spice Garden while learning about herbal trees and plants and spices.
  • Walk in the Tea plantations and Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya.
  • Optional Wildlife safari at Yala national park to see wild animals such as leopards, elephants, crocodiles.
  • Walking tour of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya rock fortress.

Trip Includes

  • 9 nights accommodation in standard tourist hotels (Pegasus reef hotel-Colombo, Heritage hotel-Anuradhapura, Anantamaa hotel-0trincomlaee, Oak regency hotel-Kandy, Kitahala resort-Kataragama)
  • Meal plan H/B basis (daily breakfast and dinner included at hotel)
  • Entrance fees for the following sites and activities
    • All sites in Anuradhapura
    • Mihintale Buddhist temple
    • Girihandu seya
    • Seruwila Rajamaha vihara
    • Mahiyangana Raja maha vihara
    • Somawathiya raja maha vihara
    • Tooth relic temple Kandy
    • Kataragama Devala
    • Kirivehera temple Kataragama
    • Tissamaharama raja maha vihara
    • Kelaniya temple
    • Gangarama temple
    • Colombo Sightseeing tour: (Colombo sightseeing tour includes Simamalaka temple, Wolvendaal church, Independence memorial square, pettah, Galle face green, Viharamahadevi park and Colombo 7.)
    • Kandy sightseeing tour: (Kandy sightseeing tour includes Kandy museum, Natha Devala temple, Pattini temple, Kandy downtown)
    • Sita Amman temple
    • Nuwara Eliya  (Gregory lake, Sita temple, victoria park)
  • Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • All sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide for the entire tour (please inquire for other languages)
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
  • All current taxes
  • Breakfast at hotel (9 breakfasts)
  • Dinner at the hotel (9 dinners)

Trip Excludes

  • Sri Lanka visa-related fees
  • Any others expense not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Yala safari (US$ 50 per person)
  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

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

Important notes

  1. A single supplement is available on this trip and is valid for all nights on tour.
  2. Train tickets from Kandy to Ella are in very high demand and tickets for the train from Galle to Colombo cannot be pre-booked. We always try our best to secure tickets, though on the rare occasion that we cannot you will be provided with the vehicle to take you to your next destination.
  3. PASSPORT DETAILS: Full passport details are required for the train journey. Without them, we cannot purchase train tickets. Please advise them at the time of booking.

Itineraries

Day 1

Colombo / Anuradhapura

Arrival at Bandaranayke International Airport, greet and welcome by Seerendipity tours representatives, transfer to Hotel in Anuradhapura.

Overnight stay Anuradhapura

Accommodation

Heritage hotel or similar

Meals Included

Dinner

Day 2

Time : 7:00 am

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura

Morning: Anuradhapura is the oldest capital of Sri Lanka with its roots going back to 3rd century BC. Anuradhapura is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to thousands of monuments spreads over 40 sq km. City tour duration: 1 hours.

Included Activities

Visiting Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa , Lankarama. Lovamahapaya

Accommodation

Heritage or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

Anuradhapura / Mihintale / Anuradhapura

After breakfast leave for Sightseeing tour of Anuradhapura and “atamasthana”. Today you will be covering any of the important sites missed on the previous day and visit Mihintale sacred site.

Included Activities

Anuradhapura sightseeing tour

Mihintale temple

Accommodation

Heritage hotel hotel or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Time : 8:00 am

Anuradhapura / Trincomalee

After breakfast leave for Grihandu seya, Trincomalee, later check into the Ananthamaaa beach resort and rest. In the afternoon visit Seruwila Rajamahaviha and Trincomalee sightseeing tour.

Included Activities

Visiting Grihandu seya

Visiting Seruwila Rajamahaviha

Accommodation

Ananatamaa hotel or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Time : 8:00 am

Trincomlaee / Kandy

Leave for Kandy after the breakfast En-route visit Somawathiya Raja maha vihara, and Mahiyangana Raja maha vihara, muthiyangana raja maha vihara

Accommodation

Oakray regency hotel or similar

Included Activities

Visiting Somawathiya Raja maha vihara

Visiting Mahiyangana Raja maha vihara

VisitingMuthiyangana raja maha vihara

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Time : 8:00 am

Trincomalee / Kandy

Leave for Kandy after the breakfast En-route visit Somawathiya Raja maha vihara, and Mahiyangana Raja maha vihara, muthiyangana raja maha vihara

Afternoon: You will do the city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, Kandyan cultural show duration: 1 hour.

Stop At: Kandy Lake

You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary and more.

Included Activities

Kandy - Visit Kandyan cultural show

Kandy - Visiting Tooth relic temple

Kandy - Kandy city tour

Accommodation

Oakray regency hotel or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7

Time : 7:00 am

Kandy / Dambulla / Sigiriya / Kandy

After early breakfast leave for first Sigiriya rock fortress then to Dambulla golden temple.

Morning: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit rocky abode and water gardens, a UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World).
Duration: 2 hours

Later, early afternoon visit Dambulla golden temple.

Included Activities

Sigiriya - Climbing Sigiriya rock fortress, Sigiriya village tour, cooking class

Dambulla golden temple

One of the most ancient temples in the world, which dates back to 1st century BC. The temple hides more than a 100 life size Buddha statues and a large number of ancient paintings. All are accommodated in 5 spacious granite caves in the woods.

Spice garden

Spice garden Matale, which is one of the most popular places among the tourist to see indigenous spices such as cinnamon, pepper, cardamoms etc as well herbal plants used in Ayurveda.
duration: 2 hours.

Accommodation

Oakray regency hotel or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 8

Time : 7:00 am

Kandy / Kataragama

After the breakfast leave for hotel in Kataragama, En-route visit Muthiyangana rajamaha vihara, sita temple and Kataragama temple.

Evening a visit to the kataragama temple, which is the most popular temple on southern Sri Lanka.

Accommodation

Kithala resort or similar

Included Activities

Visiting Kataragama temple

Visiting Yatalatissa temple

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Time : 8:00 am

Kataragama / Colombo

After breakfast proceed beach hotel in Colombo, En-route visit Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Bentota beach, Galle fort, sea turtle conservation project.

Walking tour of Galle fort

Visiting Sea turtle conservation centre

Bentota beach

Nicknamed as the golden mile of Sri Lanka, Bentota is the most popular beach resort on the island.

Accommodation

Pegasus reef hotel or similar

Included Activities

No activities planned for today

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 10

Time : 9:00 am

Colombo / Bandaranayke Airport

Breakfast at hotel and leave for sightseeing tour of Colombo and visit Gangarama temple, Kelaniya temple and other important sites.

Accommodation

No Accommodation

 

Activities

Colombo city tour

Visiting Gangarama temple

Visiting Kelaniya temple

Meals Included

Breakfast

 

End of the tour

  1. :

    We wanted to do this trip for a long time but unfortunately did not have opportunity to do it due to the COVID-19pandemic. However, as the number of covid cases contained in Sri Lanka in the month of March we decided to make it. And we had no fear as we were already fully vaccinated. It was a fantastic break after stranded at home for more than a year. The trip includeds dozens of temples, places and ruins. Good hotels, food and vehicle with the Joe, who was an excellent driver./guide.

  2. :

    What a fantastic trip to experience the Sri Lanka’s rich Buddhist culture – such a wonderful country filled with wonderful people and nature. Chamil was the most incredible guide who loves his country so much that he makes you love it too. It was so well organised, and Chamil did a great job, we had the best time and were taken care of every step and in every way.

  3. :

    Well planned nice trip

  4. :

    Visitng tooth temple was one of my dreams and thanks to this Buddhits trip I was able to visit it and make a offering at tooth temple.

  5. :

    Excellent trip

  6. :

    Perfect trip of Sri Lanka who love Buddhist religion. The vehicle was excellent and all activities were private. The hotels were all to a good standard, and the guide was a star. Sri Lanka is a lush tropical paradise with hundreds of Buddhist temples, and well worth a visit. The people are all friendly, the food and drink is cheap, and the sun always shines. Plus it’s full of loads of old stuff. What more could you want?

  7. :

    We were able to witness a large number of temple within 10 days. Some of them are very remotely loctaed but buddhism point of view they are very important. Very well organized trip, well worth the price.

  8. :

    The Best of SriLanka tour for Buddhist, I thinks. It was nothing short of INCREDIBLE!! From Buddhist sites to our Tour Guide, to accommodation, experiences had, and everything in between; a magnificent way to see the rich Buddhist culture in just 10 days. The trip includes very important yet located on far away destination on the island

  9. :

    An Amazing Sri Lanka tour which mainly revolve around Buddhist religious sites. Includes lot from antiquity to Buddhist temples to contemporary daily life. Our fantastic, professional guide Jana was able to cover all aspects Buddhist culture of his beloved country, knowledgeable, always readily available, his attention to each individual on the tour, the details of our travel and accommodation was exceptional. This tour was a delight for the palate with constant opportunities to experience the many important Buddhist religious sites, and varieties of ‘rice and curry’, not restricted to tourist restaurants. Jana was open to the flexibility of us.

  10. :

    All of us (5 people) loved the entire trip and experience of mixing with Sri Lankan’s and their religious sites. We met lot of Buddhist people as we visited temples and we found the locals to be warm and friendly everywhere we went. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone that loves immersing themselves in Buddhism, the local culture and enjoy Sri Lankan curries and rotti’s.

  11. :

    We had an amazing Sri Lanka trip . Loved visiting Buddhit temple in Anuradapura, Kandy , dambulla and Colombo. Visiting tooth temple and get the blessings of tooth relic is the most important highlight. Everything perfectly organized and our guide Thilan did a great job.

  12. :

    Excellent trip, thoroughly enjoyed Sri Lanka, so much to see in such a small island. Itinerary was busy with a dozens of temples but had a good mix of some leisure time in between.

  13. :

    Little bit long (10 days) but it is a nice trip with large number of Buddhsit sites and plenty of leisure tile inbetween.

  14. :

    Busy first week, very laid back in the end. A lot of temples and a lot of Buddhist monuments delicious rice and curry… The hikes were too laid back. We thought it was going to be more challenging. Overall a good trip

  15. :

    Very affordable trip with fantastic hotels, food, excellent vehicle and fantastic driver guide. Gaya was very professional and friendly and he is very knowledgeable about his country and its religion and history. We vsisted many dozens of temple and some of them are far away from the city and long hours of travelling. Excellent trip with about a dozens of important Buddhist temples.

  16. :

    Very good trip, visted the tooth temple Kandy and It was one of my lifetime wish to worship the tooth of Buddha. Thank you.

  17. :

    It was purely a Buddhist pilgrimage tour, but we wanted to have some leisure and experince things not only related to Busddhism. However the trip was good our guide did a fantastic job. Good food, good vehicle and very good hotels.

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