Day 1 – Anuradhapura
Willpattu National Park
Anuradhapura ancient city tour (if time permits) –
A UNESCO world heritage site (Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanweliseya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaweti Stupa and Lankarama)
Day 2 and 3 – Dambulla
Sigiriya rock fortress –
Another UNESCO world heritage site not to be missed and enjoyed by both adventure seekers and history buffs alike. Visit the ancient frescos and ruins of once the magnificent castle of king Kashypa.
Dambulla cave temple –
A temple is renowned for its mural paintings and Buddhist statues (this is yet another UNESCO world heritage sites).
Minneriya National Park
Day 4 – Kandy
Temple of the tooth –
One of the foremost sacred places of worship of the Buddhist world. Relic of the tooth of the Buddha is securely enshrined in this temple.
Kandy city tour –
Take a stroll in the city known as the hill capital of the island.
Day 5 – Colombo
Pinnawala elephant orphanage (on route to Colombo) –
Spend the morning hours with the gentle beasts of the animal kingdom and enjoy their day to day routine.
Take a city tour of Colombo –
Visit Gangarama Temple, Old Parliament, light house, Independence Square and Pettah Markets