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Sri lanka’s vast diversity allows our guests the choice of a huge range of activities and experiences. The opportunities are endless – visit Ancient Cities, the Cultural Triangle, High Country Tea Estates, Religious Pilgrimages or explore Sri Lanka’s Colonial Past.

Why not go on Safari, go cycling, birdwatching, whale and dolphin watching, fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing, all manor of water sports, try camping, rock climbing, hiking, rafting, canoeing or even stay overnight in our homestay.

We can tailor a personal / group tour package to cater to your every desire, at a price appropriate for your budget. Below is only one example of what you might like to try.

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Culture

day 1-2: Anuradhapura-Mihintale: This is the cultural capital and the 1st Sinhalese Kingdom and dates back to the 3rd century BC. It is best known for its pagodas and large Buddha statues.

  • visit the ruins of a monastery, dagobas and a branch of the bodhi tree (tree where Buddha found his enlightenment).

DSCF2172day 3-4:Sigiriya and Polonaruwa: Sigiriya is one of the oldest tourist sites. It is known as the Lion Rock where an old King had built his palace. It is also known for its ancient graffiti.

  • visit the caves and the famous Lion Rock. The view from the top is simply breath taking.
  • make a daytrip to the historic sites of Polonaruwa

Nature

Sri Lanka has 12 national parks boasting 482 different species of birds, 171 different reptiles, 244 different butterflies and 120 different types of dragonflies. There is a huge array of wildlife with elephants, monkeys, deer, wild buffalo, wild boar, mongoose and even sloth bears. Sri Lanka has just over 1000 km of coastline offering. Pearl white beaches. Pure enjoyment

day 5-6: Wasgamua:

  • Safari trip in Wasgamua national park.

day 7-8-9: Kandy: Kandy, also called the Royal City  is the 2nd largest city of the country and especially known for its Lake, the Esala Perahera procession and its traditional dancers.

  • visit Buddhist temples including The temple of the tooth, the most important temple where the sacred tooth relic of lord Buddha is kept. Every year in the Esala Perahera procession it is carried through the city by costumed elephants, accompanied by traditional dancers and music. This procession takes place each year around late July early August and lasts for 10 days.
  • Kandy dancing: In the early evening we will go to a show with traditional dances. The dancers play with fire and walk over hot coals.
  • Botanical gardens
  • Stay with the locals so you can get to know the real Sri Lankan Culture

 

The mountains

SDC10889Beautiful landscapes, tea plantations, waterfalls, this is a place for nature lovers and adventurers. Even a mountain train ride is worth a look.

day 10: Nuwara Eliya: This is the highest town in Sri Lanka. A favorite British hill-station during their colonization. Colloquially known as little England at an altitude of over 1800m its always a bit cooler up here, so bring a  sweater….!

  • visit a tea factory and some waterfalls.

day 11-12: Ella: Go 3 hours by train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella and enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery. In Ella,   you can watch the tamil tea pickers in their colourful saris and listen to their dawn whispers echoe like music across the valley.

day 13 Tissamahamara:

  • Enjoy the wildlife and the buffel curd

Beach

day 14: visit Mirissa: Mirissa is well known for surfing and whale and dolphin watching.

  • visit a snake farm or laze on the beach.
  • whales and dolphin watching
  • visit Galle: An old dutch port and fortress from their time of colonizaton, Galle offers some truely beautiful colonial architecture. With its 14 massive fortifications and original dutch buildings, it’s worth a look. On the way from Mirissa to Bentota and take a break in this cozy little town.

day 15-16: Bentota: Well known for its river with water sports and boat safaris.

  • surfvisit turtle farm, boat safari, and temple with a large Buddha.
  • 2 hours drive we see you arrive at the airport.