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Colombo (Arrival) – Visit of Sigiriya

In the morning: arrival in Sri Lanka

Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport and assistance of our representative of Arenatours.

Depart for Habarana.

Registration at the selected hotel in Habarana.

Afternoon: visit to the rock fortress of Sigiriya.

Depart to the town of Sigiriya. We will ascend to the impressive fortress of the rock of Sigiriya located in high red stone monolith at 180 m above the jungle. Dating back to the 5th century it is heritage, and built by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 A.D. The “Lion Rock” is a Citadel of extraordinary beauty that rises 200 metres high from the jungle. This Rock was at that time the most hidden fortress of a city that was 70 hectares.

From this Rock you can admire the wall and its beautiful gardens, including the famous irrigation system that surrounds the base of the rock. We will visit the famous frescoes of the “divine ladies” of Sigiriya in a nook protected from the rock, which is accessed by a spiral staircase. Considered one of the eight wonders of the ancient world, there are sufficient remains to impress visitors with a sweeping view of the inventiveness and creativity of the builders.

Return to the hotel in Habarana.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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