Return to the hotel to freshen up before heading to Kandy (approximately 3 hours).
Today you will visit a nearby tea factory and take a guided tour to learn about the production of Sri Lanka's best-known beverage.
Of course, you will also sample some of the delicious varieties while you're here.
Among the ruins you'll see the sacred old Bo Tree, a spiritual reminder of the beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and the inspiration for Anuradhapura's great buildings.
The ruins themselves are spread over quite an area, some in woodland settings and others appearing park-like with columns and ponds dotted about.
This ruined fortress is one of Sri Lanka's premier sights.
Those who make it to the top are rewarded with astounding views.
Another great option is an early-evening performance of the famed Kandyan dancers, drummers and and fire-walkers. On the way visit the water garden, boulder garden, Sigiriya Frescos and the mirror wall.
After the Lion Paw its a steep climb with plenty of steps and walkways along the side of the rock. Those not wanting to go to the top can rest at the lion paw until the rest of the group return.
A jewel in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is jam-packed with ancient sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches.