5 Days / 4 Nights / hill country
DAY 1 AIRPORT – DAMBULLA
AYUBOWAN (AHLAN WA SAHLAN) WELCOME TO SRI LANKA – may you be blessed with long life!
With this beautiful traditional greeting by our SEYLAN chauffeur you will be assisted at the Airport and driven to your hotel at Dambulla, while sightseeing around. Sri Lanka’s most beautiful and most visited historic, cultural city visiting Dambulla cave temples (1st c. B.C.). We see a collection of the largest number of Buddha statues in one place, largest is the colossal rock carved figure spanning 14 meters and a large sweep of colorful murals on the rock wall. A World Heritage Site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples.
Stay overnight in Amaya Lake – Dambulla
DAY 2 – Dambulla – Sigiriya
Morning we visit Sigiriya. An impressive rock fortress, a royal citadel of a king for 18 years. A part from the great rock, the surroundings, just gets you… so green, so serene, so peaceful amidst hundreds of visitors every day. We climb to the summit, an area of nearly one hc., to the site of the palace which commands a magnificent view of the royal water gardens, on par with the best of the ancient world. On the way up we encounter the famous 5th century Sigiriya frescoes, heavenly maidens painted on a rock pocket.
Later we enjoy a typical village experience. Ox cart rides and canoeing across a lake to a typical chena cultivation. We prepare a meal, using traditional appliances and share it with the inmates of a typical Sri Lankan village home.
Stay overnight : Amaya Lake Dambulla
DAY 3 Sigiriya – kandy
Early morning a visit to the Dalada Maligawa (temple of the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha). We observe the traditional Kandyan art and architecture and witness the morning ‘Pooja’ (offering) accompanied by Kandyan drumming. The sanctity enfolds us… After a short tour of beautiful Kandy we visit the Kandy market to pick up some fresh vegetables and dry spices as today we will learn to make a typical Sinhala curry or we may opt for a visit to a crafts village to see craftsmen at work producing exquisite Kandyan artifacts. Evening we enjoy a traditional cultural show with resounding drum beats.
Stay : Mahaweli Reach – Kandy
DAY 4 – kandy – COLOMBO
Early morning to Colombo visiting Pinnawala Elephant orphanage and
Stay : OZO Colombo
DAY 5 COLOMBO – airport (Departure)
After a sumptuous Breakfast check out and proceed towards the Airport and bid Adieus with the good intention to meet you again.