Sri Lanka matha Special Culture & Nature

09 DAYS ROUND TOUR / 06 Days bathing Holidays

Day 01

After arrival Day Colombo, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight Stay in Negombo H/B

Day 02

Destination: Colombo - Pinnawala - Sigiriya

After breakfast drive to make a stop in Pinnawala to a visit to the elephant orphanage. The orphanage was established by the government for the care of baby elephants who were either lost or rejected. Experience up close the feeding of the elephants, especially the little ones are delightful to look at. The baby elephants hold the milk bottle with their trunk and so drink at least 7 bottles. Then drive to your hotel in Sigiriya. In the afternoon you have the option to participate in a jeep safari in the Minneriya National Park. Here you can observe the Asian elephants in their natural environment. Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla H/B

Day 03

Destination: Sigiriya

After breakfast, visit the ruins of Polonnaruwa. It was not until the 19th century that the approximately five square kilometers of ruined city was rediscovered and excavated by English archaeologists. Many of the old buildings have been preserved very well to this day and the splendor of that time can be easily understood even for the ignorant visitor. Among the most significant areas of Polonnaruwa are the Royal Palace and Gal Vihara, with its four huge Buddha statues carved out of granite by the ancient stonemasons. Then drive to the Sigiriya, an absolute highlight in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is a huge monolith on which are the ruins of a historic rock fortress. The name derives from 'Siha Giri', which means lion's rock. Since 1982, Sigiriya has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The rock castle was built in the 5th century AD. completed in a construction period of 18 years. Sigiriya is surrounded by a moat and extensive gardens, including the famous water gardens. Beautiful and world famous are the frescoes of the "heavenly virgins". Then drive back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla H/B

Day 04

Destination: Sigiriya - Kandy

First, visit the cave temples of Dambulla today. These temples are the most impressive in Sri Lanka. In the cave are a variety of statues, alone 48 Buddha statues. Then drive on to Kandy and take a city tour. Kandy is located at 500 meters above sea level, is a cultural center of Sri Lanka and was also a capital of the Singhalese kingdom. You will also visit the Temple of the Tooth, which is located near the lake. The Tooth Temple was built in several sections between 1687 and 1782. From the outside, the octagonal tower stands out; in it the main complex, in which there are several shrines, consists of three floors. The third floor houses the Golden Shrine, in front of which pilgrims gather to worship the sacred tooth. At the end of the day, then transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Kandy H/B

Day 05

Destination: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast a visit to the Royal botanical garden of Peradeniya. Then after you set off for the highlands around Nuwara Eliya. Located in the heart of one of the largest tea growing areas, about 1890 m high, lies the beautiful city of Nuwara-Eliya, where you immediately feel transported back to the British colonial era. On the way visit a tea plantation and a tea factory. Watch the process from the harvest to the packaging of this important export article. In Nuwara Eliya, take another city tour. Then drive to the hotel, dinner and overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya H/B

Day 06

Destination: Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Nuwara Eliya

Early in the morning departure to the Horton Plains National Park, a plateau at about 2000 m altitude. A picnic breakfast is provided. Guided hike, with English-speaking guide through the impressive nature of the Horton Plains to the "World's End" Please note that at this altitude the climate is much cooler and windier than in the lowlands of Sri Lanka, with an average annual temperature of 16 ° C instead of the 26 ° C you find on the coasts. The National Park is very well suited for hiking and wildlife viewing - there are numerous species of birds to observe and other animals such as: sambar deer, whiskered langurs, deer, wild boar, wildcats and a small number of leopards. With luck, you can observe all these animals in the national park. Furthermore, the Horton level is the source of the three major rivers of Sri Lanka, Mahaweli, Kelani and Walawe. Return in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya H/B

Day 7

Destination:Nuwara Eliya - Nanu Oya - Ella

In the morning drive to Nanu Oya and enjoy a train ride through the magnificent mountains of Upper Glenn and the Central Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010, past small villages and train stations, extensive tea plantations and stunning waterfalls. Buy a few "Kadele" or chili-flavored fruits from the hawkers who always ride a few stops. Enjoy the view and the lively bustle on the train and at the train stations. Last stop is the mountain town Ella. There you visit the Ella Falls and, in the afternoon, an easy hike to the "Little Adams Peak" is on the plan. Overnight with fantastic views of the Ella Gap. Dinner and overnight stay in Ella H/B

Day 8

Destination:Ella - Yala

After breakfast drive to Yala. After about 6 hours drive you will reach your hotel. In the afternoon, drive to Yala National Park for a jeep safari through the park. Yala National Park is the best known and oldest nature reserve in Sri Lanka. The approximately 1500 km ² large national park is located in the southeast of the island. Over 30 mammal and over 130 species of birds can be observed in the park. There are about 30 leopards in Yala West. This is one of the highest leopard dens in the world. Furthermore, elephants roam the park's plains and sloth bears move through the forests in search of termites. Especially near the coast, both native bird species and migratory birds from northern India, western Asia and Europe can be found in the winter months. Dinner and overnight stay in Tissamaharama H/B

Day 9

Destination: Yala - Galle - Beruwala - Bentota

After breakfast, head towards Beruwala to your spa hotel. On the way you visit the 1663 built by the Dutch Galle Fort which is like the Old Town World Heritage Site. It is the largest preserved European fortress in South Asia. Another landmark of the city is the Jesuit Cathedral of St. Mary's. Then continue to your beach hotel in where you can enjoy the Last days at your beach hotel Dinner and overnight stay H/B

Day 10 to Day 15: Spend some relaxing days at your beach hotel. Day 16: Pickup from your beach hotel Timely transfer to the airport.

Program changes reserved

Package includes transportation in a/c vehicles with experience driver / experience English speaking or German Speaking guide, accommodation in 3* hotels and/or guesthouses, including entry fees. Accommodation in double room, on H/B basis. For single, family or group rates Please contact us.