Cultural Heritage Tour 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1

Pick you up from air port proceed to Sigiriya , en route visiting the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, which is a home to about 60 Elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Also, accompany the Elephants to a river close by to see them having their daily baths. After that proceed to Sigiriya .Overnight stay at Dabulla.

Day 2

Morning proceed to Anuradhapura visit Ruins city .The 5th century capital of Sri Lanka. Here we see the sacred Bo-Tree, the oldest tree on the earth dating back to 3rd century, Ruwanwali Saya, the 2nd century bubble-shaped Buddhist relic Dagoba (stupa), Brazen palace ,Samadhi Buddha , Isurumuniya Temple, twim ponds & Thuparama dagaba . Overnight stay at Dabulla.

Day 3

Morning proceed to Sigiriya and climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, built by King Kasiappa (473 – 491 AD). The lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. See the world famous frescoes of the “Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock. After that proceed to Polonnaruwa ,the ancient 12th century capital of Sri Lanka. At Polonnaruwa, we visit Gal Vihara temple, with it’s colossal Buddha, which is carved on the face of a large granite boulder, Tivankha , Parakhrama bahu Statue ,Watadage , Hatadage& Archaeological Museum . Overnight stay at Dabulla.

Day 4

Morning proceed to Kandy, en route visiting the Dambulla Rock Temple, which was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC. Dambulla too is a world heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave Temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq.mtrs of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. Also, visit a Spice Garden in Matale. Afternoon at leisure. In the late evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show. overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 5

Morning do a city tour of Kandy – the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings. The name Kandy conjures visions of a storied past, splendour, legend, folklore, mystery and traditions lovingly kept alive for countless years. Visit a Gem lapidary. Also, visit the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, which was originally the pleasure gardens of the Royalty. Nearly 4000 species of plants are found in this garden and it is encircled by the Mahaweli River. After that Leave for Colombo or the airport.