After visiting all of the Stupas in Anuradhapura, we made our way to Sigiriya. Who could say no to a little 5:00AM morning mountain hike to start the day!
Thanks to an excellent tip from our friend Christos, we opted to climb Pidurangala Rock for $3usd, to see the sunrise and a beautiful view of Sigiriya (instead of spending $30usd to climb Sigiriya). We were a bit surprised that there was a small section of boulder scrambling at the very top, making it a bit more treacherous for Dom’s dad.
But we all made it up and down safely - it was definitely worth it!!
We returned to our guest house for breakfast and a nice mid-day nap. Jen was super excited to have traditional Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers for breakfast!!
In the afternoon, we went on a jeep tour safari to the Kaudulla National Park.
We saw a handful of monkeys, lizards, and a variety of birds.
But the highlight was the elephants - we spent hours watching about 100 elephants grazing around us. Jen was in heaven!
Our day ended by a nice dinner into the town where Dom discovered his favourite Sri Lankan dish - Kottu Roti!