The Ancient Cities are a fascinating region, full of remnants of a civilization over 2500 years old. During the golden age of the Sinhalese civilization it was named 'Rajarata', the land of the kings. The first city to be built was Anuradhapura, followed by the rock fortress at Sigiriya and the medieval Polonnaruwa.
Lots of work has been done over the last 100 years to push back the jungle that’s held these sights secret for so long. Now, visitors can see the full extent of these ancient relics, including sacred temples, palaces, rock carvings, gardens and monasteries.
Water Garden Sigiriya
Sigiriya, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka
Water Garden Sigiriya is an oasis of natural beauty in the heart of The Cultural Triangle, inspired by the ancient water gardens of Sigiriya. Expect luxury in a very open and natural setting with the mountainous Sigiriya Rock Fortress as your backdrop.
Habarana, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka
Cinnamon Lodge is a series of small chalet-style buildings dotted around a 27-acre wooded area and next to a lake. The two-storey chalets have recently been refurbished and the property is well-located for exploring the Cultural Triangle.
Aliya Resort & Spa
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Aliya Resort and Spa is a modern property with stunning views of the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of the most important landmarks in the Cultural Triangle. Aliya is surrounded by greenery and the design is inspired by the Asian elephant.
Anuradhapura, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka
Set in the north of the Cultural Triangle, Ulagalla lets you escape to another era, and immerse yourself in culture, history and nature at this enchanting sanctuary where new villas have been combined with a beautifully restored wallawwa.
Sigiriya, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka
Vil Uyana offers spacious luxury dwellings, built over a wetlands area just a few kilometers from Sigiriya. The perfect destination as part of a wider Sri Lankan itinerary, this is a place to relax, unwind, pamper yourself and get back to nature.
Ultimate Sri Lanka
Kotugoda, Ancient Cities, Kandy, Hatton, Yala & Tangalle
Throughout this bespoke itinerary, discover the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer, staying in the very finest hotels. Travel through the country taking in the rich culture and history in the fascinating Cultural Triangle and the verdant Hill Country. Coupled with the adventures in Yala National Park searching for the elusive and majestic animals...
Extraordinary Sri Lanka
Colombo, Wilpattu National Park, Ancient Cities & Trincomalee
This extraordinary adventure combines off the beaten track Sri Lanka with the island's main highlights which include wildlife, verdant rolling hills, tranquil beaches and important cultural sites. It is ideal for the adventurous traveler, who wants to spend their days searching for the illusive leopard, watching the sun rise on the top of Sigiriya...
Sri Lanka Safari
Kotuguda, Wilpattu, Sigiriya, Gal Oya National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park & Galle
Experience wild Sri Lanka on this off-the-beaten track itinerary. This journey takes you through the length and breadth of this diverse teardrop isle. Through undulating hills, low grasslands and golden coast, enjoy incredible wildlife and culture throughout. With hundreds of species of endemic birds as well as a growing number of leopard sightings...
Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Kotugoda, Cultural Triangle, Hill Country & Maldives
An exciting, varied and in-depth twin country adventure that will whisk you away to the best that Sri Lanka, a truly tropical paradise has to offer. This includes the Cultural Triangle which boasts an array of ancient Buddhist sites and exploring the beautifully scenic highlands where you can immerse yourself in the breath-taking tea plantations....