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Cultural Triangle Mini Tour (Private)

2 days Sri Lanka trip to discover the ruins of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the second Kingdom of Sri Lanka, and explore the wondrous Sigiriya Rock fortress and marvellous 1st Century BC golden temple. This tour will give you an opportunity to dig into the history of these magnificent UNESCO world heritage sites.

First of all, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Bentota or Negombo, early morning by our guide and drive to Sigiriya.

You will be exploring the iconic tourist attraction, Sigiriya rock fortress and Dambulla temple today. This place is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrub-land, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century, King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history.

You will be visiting Polonnarue after breakfast on day 2. Polonnaruwa is the ancient heart of Sri Lanka and an important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th-century ruins and impressive stone culture. Although nearly 1,000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura - Sri Lanka's first capital - and generally in better repair. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow. Later in the day safari at Minneriya national park.

On the second day of the trip,  After Polonnaruwa, proceed to hotel in Colombo, en route visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage. 

Is this trip right for you?

  • The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeing), and the only you and your associates take part in the trip.
  • This compact trip packs a lot in. It’s one of the shortest trips we run in our Original style, perfect for those with very little time and a desire to do the most with it.
  • The tour mainly revolves around Sri Lanka's cultural triangle cities like Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla. You will be making frequent stops during the trip to visit dozens of temples, monuments, wildlife reserves and many more.
  • Sri Lanka can get extremely hot in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours and city tours when the heat is low (in the morning and evening), there are instances that we have to do them during mid-day,  remember to keep water on you and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
  • Part of travelling with Seerendipity respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We visit a number of temples on this trip and to enter them you must have clothes that cover to wrists and below the knee. Please check this article to know more about rules and regulations pertaining to Sri Lanka temples.

Activities included on the trip

  • Touring the important monuments in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka
  • Trekking to the Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Visiting Dambulla golden cave temple
  • Walking tour of the Polonnaruwa ancient city
  • Visiting Tea factory and walking in a tea garden
  • Visiting Pinnawala elephant orphanage
  • Witness elephant bath
  • Walking tour of the spice garden (1 hour)


  • Ruins of the Second Kingdom of Sri Lanka
  • See the Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Witness the Golden cate temple of Dambulla
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide (please inquire for other languages)

Trip includes

  • Accommodation on Double sharing basis 4-star hotel
  • 1 breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver-guide.
  • Entrance fees for the following site.
    • Sigiriya rock fortress
    • Dambulla cave temple
    • Polonnaruwa historical site
    • Spice garden
  • Meeting arrangements at the airport on arrival and departure.
  • All government taxes

Trip excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
  • Wildlife safari Minneriya national park

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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.

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Day 1

Time : 7:00 am


Meet & greet by “Seerendipity Tours” Representatives and proceed to hotel in Sigiriya.

En-route visits,


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 the monastery and gifted it to the Buddhist monks.


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).

Overnight stay Hotel in Habarana / Sigiriya

Day 2

Time : 7:00 am


Breakfast at Hotel and leave for Polonnaruwa historical site, later departure transfer to Colombo,en-route visit,

spice garden and optional safari at Mineriya national park.


Polonnaruwa is the second most historical city of Sri Lanka. It was made the capital of Sri Lanka after Anuradhapura. Ruins in Anuradhapura are much older than the ruins in Polonnaruwa, therefore the ruins in Polonnaruwa are in much better conditions than ruins in Anuradhapura.


This is an optional activity at your own cost. This activity includes a Safari tour by jeep with a jungle tracker, where you can see animals in the national park of Minneriya. Frequently seen animals in the park includes elephants, Bears, Wild boar, Dear, Buffalo, Monkeys and many other animals if you are lucky, leopards too.


Elephant orphanage spreads over 8 hectares near Kandy and it is home to more than 80 elephants.


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.

End of the tour

  1. Rusho:

    it was a great 2 days trip to Sri Lanka. We happy we book the trip with Seerendipity. They have organized everythign very well. Good hotels, good guide, vehicle and eveything as per the itineray. wonderful.

  2. Heran:

    We’ve had such a great cultural experince with jaya! He is a wonderful guide – thoughtful, knows the area well and full of great stories. We’ve enjoyed the time spent a lot. Highly recommend.

  3. Meoanie:

    Roshan took us through many interesting places with temples, palaces, anciwnt monuments, which would have been very hard to explore on our own. We got to see so many things which we had not seen before. Roshan was right on time and of great help and assistance even after the tour was over. He suggested many other interesting places to visit in Sri Lanka. This guy really knows his country like the back of his hand.

  4. Daphy:

    Love the trip and lot of interesting places to see but we had not have the best weather to hangaround there.

  5. Mina:

    Verry good trip

  6. Ronn:

    Sri Lanak cultural triangle is a fascinating place, well worth seeing. Wandering around teh temple with Jaya, an educated gentleman, and knows the history, religion of the country is a good way to see some of Sri Lanka’s fascinating history.

  7. Mathias:

    Es war sehr schön und lehrreich mit ranil. Er hat uns die Augen und das Herz geöffnet. Wir kommen wieder!!

  8. Adam:

    This is must have tour if you visit Srilanka. Very good and informative tour, highly recommend!

  9. Eris:

    My wife and I spent a great 2 days exploring ancisnt monuments, tempels, buddha statues in Sri Lanka. The safari was a fantastic experince. It was a wonderful opportunity to simply explore, stroll thru the area and see a very different part of Sri Lanka that we would never have seen otherwise.

  10. Bona:

    It was a shprt sri lanka trip but wonderfuls. Sanjeewa was a terrific guide. His English skills were amazing and his knowledge was extensive. He went above and beyond to help us and make sure that we felt comfortable and safe. He took some amazing photos and was so very kind. I would recommend his tour to anyone.

  11. Victoria:

    This is our first sightseeing tour in Sri Lanka during our beach holiday. Perfect trip with many iconic tourist attractions in cultural triangle, hill country and wildlife safari.

  12. Cindy:

    Interesting program with many temples, palaces, gardens and many other ancisnt sites. The wildlife tour was the best for me, the tour was very well planned with good hotels, delicious food, good guide and good vehicle.

  13. Manikand Rajesh:

    I had an amazing trip with our tour guide Shiron and our driver. I couldn’t recommend them enough. They were so accommodating to all of our needs and requests on this trip. shiron went above and beyond to find out about the PCR test requirements before we left the country. He gave great recommendations of where to go out at night. I will be recommending shiron and the company to all my friends when they come to Sri Lanka.

  14. Paul Ruwaloshko:

    Cannot recommend this tour enough! We were a group of 7 and our tour guide Sam was so helpful and accommodating to all of our requests! A busy but amazing few days fitting in all the hot spots of Sri Lanka! Thank you sam!

  15. Kamen:

    Cannot recommend this tour enough! We were a group of 7 and our tour guide Sam was so helpful and accommodating to all of our requests! A busy but amazing few days fitting in all the hot spots of Sri Lanka! Thank you Saman!

  16. Shevrand:

    Seerendipity went above and beyond to make sure I had a great trip! I came to Sri Lanka not knowing what to expect, but Gihan made me feel right at home. Gihan was so friendly, always on time, gave me all the help and information I needed, and even got me medicine when I was feeling ill. I definitely recommend this local comoany (seerendipity) if you want to get the best out of your trip to Sri Lanka! You can even customize your trip based on the destinations you want. (Make sure you ask for Gihan because he is the BEST!)

  17. Rothmeil:

    Loved this tour with Gihan! He was kind and attentive to my needs. I got to see ideal glimpses of each town pretty well. My only suggestion is to find a better hotel in Sigiriya. Otherwise, great trip! I would definitely recommend.

  18. Felman:

    I had an amazing trip with our tour guide Gihan and our driver. I couldn’t recommend them enough. They were so accommodating to all of our needs and requests on this trip. Gihan went above and beyond to find out about the PCR test requirements before we left the country. He gave great recommendations of where to go out at night Habarana. I will be recommending Gihan and the company to all my friends when they come to Sri Lanka.

  19. Salman:

    Why I choose this tour first impression is price then I Massage through the WhatsApp same time I got reply Allow me to customize little bit (Upgrade the Hotel ) Free Cancellation until last minute. I choose the pickup from airport Option on arrival hall Sam waiting. I have travel many country’s and this is my first review too. I didn’t see any company doing this level of service for what we book.

  20. Gulma:

    Excellent Sri Lanak trip

  21. Fernando:

    We enjoyed the trip a lot, thanks to our guide chamith we had a very nice tije during teh trip. Good hotel and service, very affordable too.

  22. Cbernard:

    Short tour but very interesting

  23. Roula:

    Picked up promptly from airpomany interesting places within a short period of time. Absolutely loved the wildlife safari, and historical monuments! The food was incredible! Our guide, Sam was friendly and informative. Vehicle was clean and very comfortable, good accommodation too.

  24. George neuman:

    We wanted to visit interesting places in the cultural triangle in Sri Lanka and wanted to book a trip like tjis. We visited Many interesting places and most of them are UNESCO heritage sites. good hotels, good guide and interesting program.

  25. Sylvia:

    Excellent program

  26. Edward graham:

    There are large number of interesting places to visit within a 2 days. However, we were travelling a lot duirng the trip but never felt it. Very well planned

  27. Bernard:

    Our first trip to a foreign trip after the corona pandemic. We were bit hesitant to take the trip at first but Sri Lanka had managed the pandemic very well. Therefore, we decided to visit Sri Lanka. Very interesting activities like visiting national park, ancient temple, beautiful countryside etc. Good guide, good hotel, good service.

  28. Raymond :

    Lot to see within 2 days. This is a short trip but very interesting.

  29. Karola:

    Wonderful trip with many interesting places of historical, cultural interest. Excellent guide with good knowledge. Good hotel, good service and good price.

  30. Gimhan:

    It is well worth investing time on this short trip. Hotel is still empty and there were only another 4 guests with us at the resort.

  31. Mousa:

    If you like to have luxury, comfort and privacy this is the best option. The trip itinerary is very interesting and it allows you to visit many temples, dagobas, and historical monuments in the south. However, we did not like travelling much, most importantly visiting crowded places due to COVID-19.

  32. Klemanski:

    Tour is interesting but toom much of activities and travelling within 2 days.

  33. Alex Al-Bharna:

    This is our second trip with seerendipity. Earlier we did Galle one day trip from our beach hotel and Seerendipity did a good job, Therefore we decided to visit historical monuments with Seerendipity. Our guide/driver Charma is very good and he was a nice gentleman.

  34. damian thoiomas:

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and it has a lot of green. It was a perfect trip for us because we had only two days of leisure during a seminar. We found the trip on Seerendipity’s website and they provided us with a good talented guide, “Saman”, and superb vehicle.

  35. aboud Kovalenko:

    The trip is short but fully packed, very ell organized and every bit of the itinerary is properly covered.

  36. Renton masoor:

    It was super easy to make the reservation for the trip, we just called them asked them to reserve the tour for us because it was a nice trip with affordable rate. Our guide Silva was very caring and helpful and we all enjoyed the trip a lot.

  37. Mahmoud abbas:

    The tour includes many ancient temples and monuments as well as the safari at Minneriya wildlife park. We travelled through the beautiful countryside that was full of pristine vegetation over the 2 days.

  38. Minakshy Choudary:

    This trip totally delivered and was above our expectations, Gayan the guide was exceptional making this a safe journey and we now have a great love for Sri Lanka and its people

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