Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress
Sigiriya can be considered as the most popular tourist destination as well as treated as the 8th world wonder by many. Rising 200 meters vertically from the flat pains, Sigiriya Rock provides you with one of the most dramatic sites in Sri Lanka. Top of this rock contains ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the reign of King Kasyapa (477AD – 495 AD) and surrounding rock is the Royal Garden.
Some of the architectural aspects of the site & the water management mechanisms are still a mystery. The world renowned frescos of waist up women adding beauty to the site. Considering the security arrangements around the site it had been truly a fortress.
Sigiriya Rock fortress , Wall frescos and fortress entrance with Lion feet
Village Tour by bull cart & Catamaran.
We will be experiencing the local rural village life for around 2 hours with a ride through traditional bullock carts & catamaran. Also we will have a chance to enjoy authentic lunch in a village house.
Minneriya National Park safari
After Lunch, we will start the Minneriya Natioanal Park safari. This park is very well known to see wild elephants & many types of other wild life. A separate four wheel drive jeep will be provided for you with an experienced safari driver. Jeep, entry tickets are included in package.
We will start the two day tour as the overnight stay at Kandy. Kandy is a city in central Sri Lanka which considered as the cultural capital of the country. Before the country went under British colonies the Sinhalese Kingdom was established in Kandy till 1815. We still can see some of the historical sites around.
It is advisable to have an early start of the day as there are many exciting list of sites to cover during the day. Here are some of the exciting sites that you can cover during the tour.
Overnight stay in a hotel at Sigiriya or Habarana.
Based on the availability of the hotels by the booking day we will have a stay at one of the below hotel or similar.
Sorowwa Resort, Flower Gardens, …. Breakfast included.
The day two will be started at 7.00 am after breakfast.
Dambulla Cave Temple
This is located in a natural set of caves on a rock which is approx. 150 meters above the surface. This temple is also called as “Golden Temple” as well. The cave has been first developed as a temple by a King Watta Gamini Abhaya in 1st century BC and have gone through renovations at many stages of the history. The colourful roof paintings on cave which spread over 2,100 sq meters are identifies as belongs to 2nd century through up to 16th century. The site is declared as a world heritage by UNESCO.
Spice & Herbal Garden
Sri Lanka is popular since ancient times for a wide range of spices, herbs & related herbal treatments. The quality of the Sri Lankan spices including Cinnamon are unmatched with any other origin in the world. On our way from Dambulla to Kandy we can drop in at an herbal garden & spend some time.
Temple of Tooth
The sacred tooth relic of load Buddha is secured at the main temple in Kandy, The temple is made in the 16th century with artistic craftsmanship. The site is mostly crowded with locals & Buddhist from all-over the world. Please ensure to have a suitable dress code for the temple visit.
Gems & Wooden arts with Kandyan craftsmanship
Sri Lanka soil is very much rich with wide range of gems. In a small island we get many varieties of gems & stones that can never be seen in any other location in the world. The Blue sapphires found in the island is unique.
We are celebrating 150 years on tea exports. The “Ceylon Tea” still earns the highest demand in the world market. Will visit a tea plantation & a short visit to a tea factory situated closer to Kandy.
Summary of contents
Surely this will be a memorable day in your holidays.
• Entry tickets for the all above sites are included in the package.
• You will be travelling in an AC car or a van with an English speaking chauffer who will explain you the sites.
• Our chauffer will direct you to recommended lunch & other stops for your hygiene.
• The pick-up time can be advised upon understanding your hotel.
• We will be back at your home hotel by late evening.
• Your investment on the package will be approx. US$ 170 per head but could be finalized based on your pick-up hotel & the number of heads for the journey. Please inquire for more details.