Day 1: Travel from Colombo to Kandy
Your chauffeur guide will collect you any hotel/location in Central Colombo and travel directly to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (driving distance 85 km – duration 2 hours 30 minutes). This experience is simply unique and the best way to explore Sri Lanka elephants, currently being a home to 93 elephants. The centre opens at 8:30 am for visitor, bottle feeding is at 9:15 am and at 10:00 am the elephants are walked to the River Maha Oya for bathing.
Later, proceed to sightseeing in Kandy including visit of the Temple Of the Sacred Tooth Relic and then enjoy the famous cultural dance show. The check-in to to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Travel from Kandy to Sigiriya
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya (driving distance 7 km – duration 5 minute). This beautiful garden is home to a large variety of ornamental plants and other creepers that are used to produce the special spices of Sri Lanka. There is a flourishing growth of huge tropical trees along the lawns and the orchid house is the prime attraction of this garden.
Later, you will be driven from Peradeniya to Dambulla cave shrines (driving distance 75 km – 2 hours). On completion of sightseeing you will be check-in to the hotel in Sigiriya.
Day 3: Sightseeing tours in Sigiriya
After early breakfast at the hotel, climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climb to the top of the rock provides excellent views of the surrounding area and on reaching the summit you can inspect what remains of the old fortress.
Later, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa, one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka. The main attractions include a number of dagobas and other ruins dating back almost 1000 years. On completion return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Travel from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed on a sightseeing tour of Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Later, check-in to your hotel and have a good rest. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Travel from Anuradhapura to Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure at the hotel. In the afternoon check-out from the hotel and depart to visit Aukana Buddha. A standing statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet (12 m), has been carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century.
On completion, you will be driven back to your hotel in Colombo. Please note there is no included accommodation for this night.