Day 01 : Airport – Pinnawala – Sigiriya – Habarana
We will start Sri Lanka cultural tours by heading straight to Pinnawala from Airport, (2 hours journey from Colombo).
Pinnawala elephant orphanage is a perfect place to start your journey in Sri Lanka. You can see lot's of baby elephants there. Most of the elephants in here are rescued from severe circumstances.
Get refreshed in a hotel in Habarana, and proceed to Sigiriya UNESCO World heritage site, in the evening. Sigiriya is the perfect place to examine the urban planning, architecture, gardening, engineering, hydraulic technology and art of ancient Sri Lanka.
You can see Sigiriya frescoes, Sigiriya museum there. From Sigiriya, visit to Dambulla cave temple, another UNESCO heritage site not to miss on cultural tours in Sri Lanka
Proceed to Wasgamuwa National Park for a wild life safari after the breakfast in Habarana. Elephants and Birds are the main attractions here in Wasgamuwa.
En route to Dambana visit Mahiyangana, the ancient city of Sri Lanka, Visit the Mahiyangana Temple. Explore the villages of Veddha in Mahiyangana, and Dambana. Spend some time with them. Learn their culture and activities by engaging with them.