After breakfast, a climb of the famous Lion Rock in Sigiriya awaits you. The summit is reached through a series of stairs that will lead to the top of the 180-meter high red rock that dominates the surrounding jungle and that harbors ruins of the citadel that served as the capital for Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdom. In the afternoon, visit the ruins of the ancient capital Polonnaruwa (bicycles are available for this visit). Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, departure for the city of Kandy. Stop on the way to explore the spice garden of Matale, a visit that will reveal the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine. Late afternoon, free time to visit the city and the famous Temple of the Tooth, which guards a sacred relic: a tooth of the Buddha. In the evening, enjoy a cultural show including Sri Lankan dance and music. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to Colombo airport or to your seaside hotel (if your timetable permits, possibility of visiting the botanical gardens of Peradeniya or the low altitude tea plantation of Giragama on the way).