Experience the Sri Lankan culture…
Let’s set off to the Cultural Triangle! First stop and a chance to stretch your legs at Kadjugama, the Cashew Nut town of Sri Lanka. Purchase some of Sri Lanka’s finest nuts. A great gift for someone back at home or to keep as a snack whilst travelling around the island.
If it’s your dream to feed an elephant then you must not miss Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – home to many abandoned or injured elephants. It is one of Sri Lanka’s most visited sites.Our guests love it! Arrive and check into the hotel.
In the evening explore Polonnaruwa – a UN World Heritage Site and was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th – 13th Centuries. It contains some splendid and spectacular statues
Meals included :Dinner
Climb to the top of the UN World Heritage Site of Sigiriya at 7am. An ancient rock fortress from the 5th Century. Amazing views of the Cultural Triangle!
Next stop will be Dambulla – Discover the Dambulla Caves Rock Temple dated from First Century B.C. Continue to Kandy with en route stops. Visit an exotic Spice Garden in Matale where you can be treated to a garden tour and cooking demonstration to understand the taste and aroma of the world famous spices. It is quite touristy however everyone learns something and most love it. Also take time to see the art of batik -the ancient art of dyeing cloth using a resist. Dutch traders were so impressed by this craft that in 1835, they brought Batik artists back to Holland with them when they returned from trading trips.
Arrive into the last stronghold of Sinhala Kings & UN World Heritage Site – the Hill Country capital of Kandy.
Late evening witness a cultural dance performance
Meals included :Breakfast, Dinner
Time to return to Colombo. First explore Kandy’s temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Also Wander around the lake and the streets of Kandy getting a feel for this wonderful city. For those interested in shopping for gems, antiques, clothes and leather use our shopping guide and explore the local markets and shops.
Meals included :Breakfast
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