Wake to a symphony of birdsong in your divine eco retreat with villas cantilevered over wetlands abundant with wildlife. Make an early start for World Heritage Polonnaruwa, once a sprawling fortified city where Hinduism and Buddhism sit side by side that was the second seat of Sri Lanka’s royal dynasty.
 Later enjoy a jeep safari in Minneriya Park, one of the best reserves to get up close and personal with many elephants in large herds as well as rich bird life and a variety of monkeys.