If you want to see the best that Sri Lanka has to offer in just a short time, look no further than this five-day highlights tour. This car tour will bring you to many different areas where you will enjoy magnificent sights of historical attractions.
Day one will start with a pick up from the Bandaranayake International Airport. You’ll be brought to the amazing Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This temple is Sri Lankas largest rock temple. You’ll have the option to spend the night in either Sigiriya or Habarana.
The second day will bring you to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress or “Lion Rock”. This feat of engineering was built during the reign of the king. Later in the day, you will visit the village where you can enjoy cow cart riding and a guided tour. Once again, you will have the option of staying in Sigiriya or Habarana for the night.
Day three will consist of a visit to the Popnaruwa Ancient City, which was ruled by the king during the 18th century. Continue your day with a visit to Parakrama Lake and the Mineriya National Park where you’ll enjoy a nature safari. Finish off day three with some exploring in either Sigiriya or Habarana.
The fourth day of the tour will bring you to Kandy. Once in the city, you will enjoy a tour of a spice and herbal garden and the cities main attractions. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Temple of Tooth Relic, which is the most sacred place of worship in Buddhist faith. Before ending your night, you will witness a cultural dance!
Day five will bring you to the largest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. You will see many of plant species and orchids along the way. Finish this amazing tour off with a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.