“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”
– Eugene Fodor
Sacred sites play an incredibly important role in representing a set of values, beliefs and shaping the culture that they belong to. Having over 35,000 years of rich history, Sri Lankan cultural and heritage holiday means a greater opportunity to visit the many religious sites when travelling with us. Despite a contemporary history ridden with tragedy, the Sri Lankan locals manage to radiate with positive attitudes, modesty, generosity and good-will. The locals, predominantly living off very little, are filled with joy and brandish a laid-back mentality that is contagious to incoming tourists. The majority of the population practices Theravada Buddhism and accordingly the Island is studded with majestic temples, incredible Buddhist King fortresses, like Lion Rock in Sigirya or the ancient city Anuradhapura. The land is suffused with timeless historical ruins, pacifying white temples and ornate architectural testaments to the colonial past. This is seen best in the sacred city of Anurdhapura rich culture, home to an ancient kingdom. A challenging hike up the UNESCO heritage site, Sigiriya, deemed by many as the ‘Eighth World Wonder’, or maybe you prefer to delight in a wild life safari in Minneriya where worlds only big elephant gathering happening.
Airport – Negombo
(15 kms and approximately 20 minutes journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration) “Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Absolute Sri Lanka will welcome you at the Airport & transfer to Negombo.
• Breakfast in the morning and proceed to Sigiriya. (155 Kms and 5 hour drive)
• After a little bit of a long ride, check into hotel
• Relax and explore the hotel surroundings as you may witness some great scenes with nature
• Proceed to Pidurangala hike for sunset