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Top 5 Exciting Tours in Sri Lanka- Explore Sri Lanka in comfort!

Sri Lanka is packed with things to do, so much so that if you don't want to miss out on any of the key attractions, sign up for one of these tours in Sri Lanka.

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Heritage Tour

Regarded as an enticing tour in Sri Lanka, heritage tours lets you visit all six UNESCO Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. An 8-day tour that will take you to the very heart and culture of ancient Sri Lanka. The sites included in the itinerary is the Kandy city and the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), sacred and archaeological sites in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya, and Galle Fort. The itinerary also includes a safari at Yala National Park. Accommodation and breakfast are included in the price which starts from 549 USD.

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Galle full-day tour

Encounter the magic of the city, Galle, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The one-day tour will start from Colombo, you will be escorted by a skilful driver and guide. On route, you will get to see threatened turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Have a look at the famous stilt fishermen at Weligama; and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort. The 17th-century fortifications surround colonial structures, museums, hotels, churches and shops. Get to know the maritime history of the city and visit Talwatte's moving 2004 Tsunami Photo Museum. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch and frolic at the Bentota Beach before returning to Colombo. Prices range from 9 USD per person. Inquire the likes of Walkers Tours if you require more information.

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Colombo City tour

Enjoy an excursion to Colombo, the busy capital of Sri Lanka. A skilled guide will take you to visit all the significant highlights in Colombo. The sites included in the itinerary, Galle Face Green, Pettah, historically important Buddhist temples of Kelaniya, Gangaramaya and Seema Malaka. As well as the War Memorial, Independence Square among others. Conclude the tour on a shopping spree. Prices start from 50 USD, and pick-up and drop off is included.

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Sigiriya and Dambulla

Climb Sigiriya rock, one of Sri Lanka's iconic attractions. Explore the surrounding gardens, caves and ruins as well. The climb will take around two hours both ways. The summit of the rock still has some of the ancient ruins of the palace, such as a pool and the king's throne. Next up, you get to visit, the artistic Rock Temple complex in Dambulla. The temple rests 160m on a rock in the southerly part of Dambulla. The temple and its magnificent cave frescoes are over 2000 years old. Prices start from 60 USD.

5

Sinharaja Rainforest tour

The tour begins at 08:00 am with a pick up from your hotel. You will be guided along the rainforest by an expert wildlife tracker. They will point out all the endemic flora and fauna, you may encounter. As Sri Lanka's last remaining virgin forest, this is a special place and is home to a wide variety of animals. You may get to see monkeys, snakes, chameleons, large numbers of colourful birds, and an extensive array of tropical flowers, trees, and plants. The guide will take you to a beautiful waterfall, from where you can bathe, relax and have lunch. Once the tour is concluded, drop off will be provided. Meals, water and ticket prices are included which starts at 85 USD.

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