2 days / 1 nights
Rock Fortress from Bentota
On a 2- day tour, you will visit the Elephant orphanage in Pinnawala and see these majestic animals up close and be captivated by their charm. Head to one of Sri Lankas most popular tourist attraction, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and see some fascinating pieces of history. No trip would be complete without a visit to Dambulla Cave temple. See ancient statues of Buddhist monks and intricate paintings whilst appreciating how well it has been preserved it remains after all this time.
Assistance on Arrival Daily Full Breakfast Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis. All tours / activities / shows as per the itinerary All entrance tickets as per itinerary All Pick up drops / transfers mentioned in the itinerary Transport in A/C car / Bus as mentioned Meals as per the itinerary / included in the itinerary
Air Tickets (International / Domestic) Visa and Insurance Suggested optional activities/ tours if any. Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc. Portages at airport Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc Beverages of any kind Any Item do not mentioned above
Colombo - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Colombo
After pick up from hotel, first place to visit would be Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This elephant Orphanage is setup especially for Abandoned or injured baby elephants. They are reared here and are trained to become working animals. Feeding and bathing in the river provide the best opportunities to see the animal’s close-up. You can have lunch while enjoying the Elephant bathing. Then proceed to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This UNESCO World Heritage site, a spectacular Rock Fortress, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory.
Next day after breakfast, transfer back to Bentota hotel. En route visit Dambulla Cave Temple. The area is thought to be inhabited from as early as the 7th to 3rd century BC. Statues and paintings in these caves date back to the 1st century BC. But the paintings and statues were repaired and repainted in 11th, 12th, and 18th century AD. The caves in the city provided refuge to King Valagamba (also called Vattagamini Abhaya) in his 14 year long exile from the Anuradapura kingdom. Buddhist monks meditating in the caves of Dambulla at that time provided the exiled king protection from his enemies. When King Valagamba returned to the throne at Anuradapura kingdom in the 1st century BC, he had a magnificent rock temple built at Dambulla as a gratitude to the monks in Dambulla. Later Drop off at airport to catch onward Flight
Sigiriya: Any any 3*/4*/5* Hotel (Optional) or similar
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