Short & Sweet Delights [3 Nights / 4 Days]

Day 01: Airport – Dambulla
Highlights: Dambulla Temple

Ayubowan!

 

Welcome to our island home. Your chauffeur guide will greet you at the airport and drive you off towards the heart of Sri Lankan culture. The drive to Dambulla is scenic and you will enjoy as you pass by various landscapes – ranging from paddies to lakes to low rise hills.

At Dambulla, we head off to the famed cave temple. The Dambulla Temple is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka and consists of five cave temples constructed in 1st Century BC. It is home to many statues and paintings that can mesmerize a visitor. After the temple visit, we return to the hotel so you can relax and unwind.

Overnight stay in Dambulla.

Day 02: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Kandy
Highlights: Sigiriya Rock Fortress / Matale Spice Garden / Temple of the Tooth / Cultural Dance / Wood Carving Workshop

We leave Dambulla and proceed to the majestic Sigiriya Rock – The Fortress in the Sky. Sigiriya, a UNESCO world heritage site is one of the most dramatic, inspiring and beautiful historical locations in the world. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, the site was selected and built by King Kashyapa and is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

 

After you experience the marvel that is Sigiriya and witness the breathtaking views from its summit, we head off to Kandy. En-route we make a stop at the Spice Garden in Matale where you will see some important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut and learn how they are grown in their natural surroundings. You can also purchase your requirements of spices at the garden. There is much to experience on the route to Kandy – hence we stop at one of the best wood carving workshops to witness some fine woodcraft skills and traditional wooden architecture.

We reach Kandy – the spiritual city most popular for the Temple of the Tooth. In the evening we visit the temple where you can pay your respects and witness the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. You can round off the day as you enjoy a traditional cultural dance of Kandy – a vibrant event that many look forward to.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 03: Kandy – Bentota
Highlights: Royal Botanical Gardens / Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage / Tea Factory Visit

We leave the cultural side of Sri Lanka and head towards the scenic beaches in the south. En route we stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya – where you could treat your eyes to an amazing, wide and rare collection of tropical, exotic and indigenous flora. Thereafter we stop at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage for a heartwarming experience of witnessing and interacting with elephants as they feed and bathe.

 

Once we enter the southern coastal line we reach your hotel in Bentota where you can unwind and prepare yourself for a memorable rendezvous on a pristine beach. There are many water-sport activities, spa and wellness centers, beachside restaurants and pubs to experience in Bentota.

Overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 04: Bentota – Airport
Highlights: A ton of memories

Your short but memorable stay in paradise has come to an end. Here’s wishing you a safe flight back home, hoping that your memories and experiences in Sri Lanka stay with you for a lifetime.

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