Discover Sri Lanka's ancient Buddhist heritage and diverse array of art, from cave frescoes and awe-inspiring Buddha statues, to the island's contemporary galleries and innovative modern architecture. Travel with the venerated John Guy, scholar of South and Southeast Asian Art, with behind-the-scenes access to Sri Lanka's major sacred sites in the company of some of the country's most esteemed local experts. You will visit six of Sri Lanka's UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the grand ancient capital of Anuradhapura; the medieval Hindu capital of Polonnaruwa; the Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple; the towering fifth-century rock fortress of Sigiriya; the sacred city of Kandy; and the 16th-century colonial Galle Fort. At Galle, your expert guide will be a leading architect who was a friend to the late Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka's most famous and respected architect. On a program that will highlight Sri Lanka's many modern treasures, go behind the scenes of Bawa's innovative creations, including an exclusive tour of his private paradise, the Lunuganga Estate. You will also meet the owners at Colombo's acclaimed contemporary art galleries for exclusive tours.