After breakfast, drive to Minneriya National Park for morning safari
Minneriya, a sanctuary for elephants where you’ll have the chance to watch herds of wild elephants as they feed on the grasses. This is one of the largest elephant gatherings in the world. The park is also home to deer, monkeys,
and even leopards and Sri Lankan sloth bear. The Minneriya reservoir is home to many large water birds such as the painted stork and spot-billed pelican. In addition to these water birds, you’ll see herons, Sri Lanka junglefowl, Sri Lanka hanging parrot, and Sri Lanka grey hornbill and many other species of birds.
Then transfer to Sigiriya rock fortress
Spectacular Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, 19 kilometers North East of Dambulla is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The Rock was the Fortress of the "King Kasyapa" who murdered his father and stole the throne from his elder brother who was the rightful heir to the throne. Kasyapa built his fortress in this 182-meter high rock to protect himself from his enemies. Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the Buddhist Sangha. The garden and palace were built by Kasyapa 477 - 495 AD. Following Kasyapa's death it was again a monastery complex up to about the 14th century, after which it was abandoned. The ruins were discovered in 1907 by British Explorer John Still.Today Sigiriya is famous for its ‘Mirror Wall’, which consists of poems and paragraphs carved by visitors to the rock many years ago and for its magnificent frescoes of shapely be-jewelled maidens, vibrant colours and the water garden similar to the Ajantha frescoes of India. Sigiriya is in fact, the best-preserved city center in Asia from the first millennium and has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site and 08th Wonder of the World.
Overnight stay - Habarana
Habarana - 2 Night