Duration: 3 Night / 4 Days
Destinations Covered: Colombo
Day 1 : Colombo
Arrive at Colombo International Airport, Katunayake.
Welcome with garlands, meet, assist and transfer to Dambulla.
En-route visit Dambulla Cave Temple.
This is a vast isolated rock mass where king Valagambhahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. The temple consists of a series of 5 caves containing many statues and painting includes 47 ft. long statue of the Buddha.
After breakfast drive to Sigiriya and Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Built by King Kassapa in the 05th century A.D. The lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. See the world famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock. Also see the mirror wall and the lion stairway which leads to the summit.
Later leave for Kandy.
En route visit Spice Garden in Matale.
Breakfast at hotel.
Sightseeing tour in Kandy
Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic of “The Lord Buddha” and visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, where a rare collection of tropical exotic and indigenous flora can be viewed and also the famous Orchid House.
Visit the market place and an arts & crafts showroom. Then drive along the upper lake road to get a panoramic view of the Kandy lake and its environs and drive past the picturesque University Premise.
Leave for Pinnawala after Breakfast.
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you can view the feeding of elephants, which takes place daily. The highlight of this event is to observe feeding of baby elephants using milk bottles (all the events can be photographed). After feeding of the elephants they will be taken by foot to nearby river for their daily bath.
Thereafter continue drive to Colombo International Airport or a Negombo hotel.