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The 9 Day Culture Trail

8 Nights/ 9 Days

According Ramayanaya, Sri Lankan king Ravana abducted Sita, the consort of Lord Rama. There are several places in the island that are connected to this remarkable story which you can visit during Sri Lanka cultural tours.

Our 8 Nights and 9 Days Ramayana Your is an ideal package for those who like to delve deeper in to the incidents detailed in the Hindu epic Ramayana. We will be covering many sites that are connected to the legend as well as to the Sri Lankan king Ravana, who abducted Sita, the consort of Lord Rama of India. The Munneswaram Temple, Manavari Temple, Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Sita Amman Temple, Divurumpola Temple and Hakgala Botanical Gardens which are connected to Ramayana will be visited during this tour. You will get the chance to witness the allure of prominent attractions in the island such as Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Dambulla Cave Temple and Koneswaram Temple when you take this exciting and insightful tour with us.

Negombo

Chilaw

  • Munneswaram Temple
  • Manavari Temple

Sigiriya

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Trincomalee

  • Koneswaram Temple
  • Shankari Devi Temple

Dambulla

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Spice Garden

Kandy

  • Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Cultural show

Nuwara Eliya

  • Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
  • Sita Amman Temple
  • Divurumpola Temple
  • Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Ella

  • Ravana Falls
  • Ella Gap
  • Kataragama Temple

Ussangoda

Galle

Colombo

  • Anjaneyar Temple
  • Kelaniya Temple

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Negombo
Day 1

Arrival and Transfer

A representative of Tangerine Tours will meet you once you arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Then you will proceed to Negombo, a stylish coastal city, where you will be spending the night. You will reach the city in 15 minutes. Rest and relax on the first day of your tour as delightful excursions await you in the island! You can go out and explore the charms of this enchanting destination that has a myriad of beautiful churches, hotels and seaside restaurants.

Day 2 - Habarana
Day 2

Transfer from Negombo to Sigiriya

We will start the day early with a good breakfast at the hotel in Negombo and travel to Habarana via Chilaw. You will be travelling for approximately five hours today. En route we will be visiting the famous Munneswaram Temple and Manavari Temple which are important sites of worship among the Hindus in the island. Once you reach the hotel in Habarana get some rest. You will be travelling extensively tomorrow too so you will need to replenish your energy!

Day 3 - Trincomalee
Day 3

Transfer from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

Early in the morning as you as you have your breakfast we will visit the world famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which was built by King Kasyapa who ruled in the island between 477- 495 CE. This majestic rock fortress is indeed an astounding architectural masterpiece. After your delightful excursion, we will proceed to Trincomalee. En route we will stop at Koneswaram Temple as well as Shankari Devi Temple. Spend the rest of your evening at leisure upon the golden sands of Trincomalee.

Day 4 - Kandy
Day 4

Transfer from Trincomalee to Kandy

In the morning after enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be travelling to the ancient city of Kandy. On the way we will be stopping at the iconic Dambulla Cave Temple where you will see an array of ancient Buddha statues. We will also visit the famous Spice Garden of Dambulla before reaching Kandy. The Temple of the Tooth Relic will be your next stop. Your day will end with a spectacular cultural show, complete with dancers and drummers.

Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya
Day 5

Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

We will explore the misty terrains of Nuwara Eliya today. So, have your breakfast early and check-out of the hotel. On the way we will be stopping at Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Sita Amman Temple and Divurampola Temple, which are prominent sites of worship that are connected to Ramayana. You will also visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens where Sita is believed to have been kept hidden after she was abducted. Once you reach the hotel in Nuwara Eliya spend the rest of the day leisurely.

Day 6 - Kataragama
Day 6

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama

Have an early breakfast and prepare for a good day of exploration! We will visit the famous town of Ella today where a few landmarks connected to Ramayana are located. The Ravana Falls will be visited during the day. Prominent attractions like Ella Gap and Ella Rock will also be covered during the day. In the evening we will visit Kataragama Temple which is visited by Buddhists, Hindus as well as Veddas. You will be spending the night in Kataragama.

Day 7 - Bentota
Day 7

Transfer from Kataragama to Bentota

The charming town of Bentota will be visited today. En route we will explore the enchanting environs of Ussangoda, which is believed to have been used as a landing strip for King Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana. You will then proceed to the hotel in Bentota. Check-in at the hotel and have some time to rest before venturing out to Galle where the world renowned Galle Fort is located. Spend the day exploring the city and then return to the hotel in Bentota to relax.

Day 8 - Colombo
Day 8

Transfer from Galle to Colombo

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be leaving to the majestic commercial capital of Colombo. We will go on a city tour in Colombo and discover its marvellous sites like Cinnamon Gardens, Pettah market, Dawatagaha Mosque, BMICH and Independence Square. We will also visit the famous Anjaneyar Temple and Kelaniya Temple during the day. You will be able to spend the evening relaxing at your hotel or visiting the famous restaurant in the city.

Day 9 - Bandaranaike International Airport
Day 9

Transfer from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport

The day for your departure has dawned and it is time for us to bid you adieu! We will pick you from the hotel in Colombo and take you to the Bandaranaike International Airport when it is time for your flight. We hope to meet you again very soon!

  • To make changes to the above, select the itinerary and request for the relevant amendments to be made.
  • If this itinerary seems satisfactory, accommodation options can be provided on request.
  • Once your itinerary is ready to be finalised, specific lodging options from categories such as various star hotels (3-5 star), or special options (large resorts, camping, tree houses, boutique hotels etc.) will be recommended.
  • Payments are made possible through our secured online payment gateway or through bank transfers.
  • Please refer our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions for reservations.
  • Being greeted by a Tangerine Tours representative on arrival at the airport
  • Accommodation at the selected hotels with respective meal basis.
  • All transfers & sightseeing in private transport with the services of an English-speaking driver
  • 24-hour monitoring of ground operations.
  • Early check-in & late check-out to the agreed hotels
  • Camera & video permits. (There are places that you are not allowed to get photographs such as Sigiriya Frescos, Dambulla cave temple due to the light sensitivity of the paintings were done thousands years ago. Please note that special permission need to take if you are planning to use Drone cameras in Sri Lanka)
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Entrances fees. (Most of the entrance fees will not added to the total prices unless requested. We would suggest you to buy the entrance tickets at the entrance with the assistance of your driver. We will make pre reservations in advance when needed.)
  • Flights & air transfers
  • Tips & portages

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