Day 1: Kandy - Sigiriya
Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Main Road, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
The Sigiriya Rock is actually a hardened magma plug from an extinct volcano built by King Kashyapa. The most significant feature of the rock would be the Lion staircase leading to the palace garden. The Lion could be visualized as a huge figure towering against the granite cliff. The opened mouth of the Lion leads to the staircase built of bricks and timber. However the only remains of this majestic structure are the two paws and the masonry walls surrounding it. Nevertheless the cuts and groves in the rock face give an impression of a lion figure. The gardens are amongst the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. The gardens are divided into three distinct but linked forms; water gardens, Cave and boulder gardens, and terraced gardens.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
The Dambulla Cave Temple is located north of Kandy and considered by most to be the center point of Sri Lanka. Dambulla is a town built around a vast isolated rock mass and a World Heritage City, declared by UNESCO. The name Dambulla derives from Damba – Rock and Ulla – fountain. One sees the incessant drip of water from the fountain within the main image house. The cave complex at Dambulla is one of the most impressive Buddhist Temples in the world. It was here that King Vattagamini Abhaya (Valagamba) took refuge in the 1st century BCE. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. Later kings made further improvements, including King Nissanka Malla who had the temple interior gilded, earning it the name of Ran Giri, Golden Rock.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Sigiriya
Day 2: Sigiriya - Kalpitiya
Stop At: Kalpitiya Beach, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Kalpitiya is famous as the best destination to spot Dolphins. Dolphins are commonly been spotted in Kalpitiya sea as large herd. Now the Dolphin Watching tours in Kalpitiya area has been famous and income generating source in the area. There are several beautiful hotels and rest house to stay over night at Kalpitiya and from there you could arranged the boats to do a sea tour to visit this friendly mammals. Usually boats are leaving from 6 am to do dolphin watching and up to 6 pax could be accommodated per boat. When you travel towards the deep sea, you can witness the large herds of Dolphins covering and passing by your boat.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Kalpitiya Dutch Fort, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Kalpitiya Fort was built by the Dutch between 1667 and 1676. Kalpitiya was important as it commands the entrance to the adjacent bay, Puttalam Lagoon. The surrounding Puttalam area was one of the major cinnamon cultivation areas in Sri Lanka. The Dutch even constructed a canal from Puttalam via Negombo to Colombo to transport cinnamon from the area.Kalpitiya Fort has four bastions on each corner, each with its own guard post, with two smaller bastions facing the lagoon. Inside, the buildings are located around the periphery creating an empty space in the middle of the fort. The walls of a chapel, barracks, dining hall, commander's residence and prison are still evident, though the roofs have been replaced. There were two tunnels leading away from the fort, one led to the sea and the other to the Dutch Reformed Church approximately 400 m (1,300 ft) outside the fort. These tunnels are blocked and are inaccessible.
Duration: 30 minutes
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Kalpitiya
Day 3: Kalpitiya - Airport
Stop At: Dutch Church, Kalpitiya, KalpitiyaFort, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
The Dutch Reformed Church (also known as St Peter's Kerk) is located between the Dutch fort and the village of Kalpitiya. The church was built by the Dutch in 1706 and is a smaller version of the church in the Matara fort. It is one of the oldest Protestant churches in the country.
Duration: 20 minutes
Accommodation included: No accommodation provided on this day