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dalada maligawa


21 Days Tour

Day 1

Colombo - Anuradhapura

  • Pick up from Bandaranayke International Airport

  • On the way to Lanka for over then years end of 13th century. On a 90 meters tall boulder you can discover historic caves, statues and frescoes and after climbing a stone-staircase decorated with lions you have a wonderful view around

  • Take a little rest after your journey

  • Overnight at Anuradhapura


Day 2


  • Visit temples and ruins at Anuradhapura – the capital of ancient kingdom Rajarata. Around 100 after Christ, Anuradhapura belonged to the 10 biggest cities in the world with around 130.000 inhabitants

  • We drive to is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura and one of the oldest Buddhist places in Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the site, where the Buddhist monk Mahinda meets king Devanampiyatissa, who allowed the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

  • See Kalu Diya Pokuna near Mihintale – an old lake and beautiful place to rest. The pond surrounded by large boulders and small archaeology sites, the shadow of surrounding trees give this lake its name “Black water”.

  • Overnight at Anuradhapura


Day 3

Anuradhapura - Trincomalee

  • We drive east to Trincomalee and enjoy at Nilaveli beach

  • Visit a hot-water spring-well – where the people gather to wash and fill up the water

  • Overnight at Trincomalee/Nilaveli


Day 4


  • A relaxing day according to your wishes: Enjoy the beautiful beach and sea

  • If you like, you can do a snorkeling-boat-tour to the Pigeon Island National Park around 1 kilometer off the coast near Nilaveli. It is one of the two marine National-Parks of Sri Lanka. The island's name derives from the rock pigeon and the Park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka

  • Overnight at Trincomalee/Nilaveli


Day 5

Trincomalee - Sigiriya

  • Let’s have a Trincomalee city-tour and see Koneswaram Hindu-Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva near the Indian ocean.

  • We drive to Sigiriya and see the impressing Aukana Buddha statue – more than 12 meters tall and carved out of a large granite rock during the 5th century

  • Overnight at Sigiriya


Day 6


  • Visit Sigiriya Rock and observe the Frescos and Fortress- best time is 7. 30AM

  • Visit the ruins of Ritigala – an ancient Buddhist monastery

  • If you like, you can relax with a herbal massage

  • Enjoy real srilankan village-life – see how srilankan people live at rural places, how they cook or plant and protect their plants against elephants and travel with a real cow-cart

  • Overnight at Sigiriya


Day 7

Polonnaruwa - Nationalpark

  • We drive to Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient ruins – one of the ceylonese capital cities, surrounded by a fertile landscape. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site

  • Safari at Minneriya or Kawdulla Nationalpark to see real wild elephants

  • Overnight at Sigiriya


Day 8

Sigiriya - Kandy

  • On the way to Kandy you see Dambulla cave temples - UNESCO world heritage since 1991. And if you like we can visit a Hindu temple nearby.

  • Up to your interests, you can visit a herbal garden

  • We show you Nalanda Gedige Hindu Temple very different from all the temples you will see in Sri Lanka. Moreover it is a very quiet place, an impressing atmosphere and a beautiful lake behind

  • Overnight at Kandy


Day 9


  • In the morning you can have great fun at a Kitulgala Water-Rafting tour. I cooperate with very professional and friendly team, providing new and checked equipment

  • We drive to Kandy and visit the famous Buddhist Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple, walk through the old town and enjoy the Botanical Garden of Peradeniya

  • If you are interested, you can visit a Silk Factory or a Batik Factory – or you decide for a Gem Mseum and work shop

  • Overnight at Kandy


Day 10

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

  • We travel to Nuwara Eliya and see the Ramboda waterfalls

  • On the way you visit a tea plantation and factory - the biggest and most famous companies settle around Kandy. You will see tea plants up close, how the leaves were picked, manufactured in different qualities and packed for auctions

  • Overnight at Nuwara Eliya


Day 11

Nuwara Eliya - Ella

  • You can go hiking at Horton plains – a wonderful landscape at an altitude von more than 2.000 meters above sea-level. Three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani and Walawe rise from here.Most spectacular is „Worlds end“, a famous cliff with a drop down hundreds of meters

  • In the afternoon (3.00PM) you will have a wonderful train-journey from Nanu Oya (near Nuwara Eliya) to Ella – and see the phantastic landscape around. We drop you to the station Nanu Oya, take all your luggage and pick you up at Ella again.

  • Overnight at Ella


Day 12

Ella - Small Adams Peak

  • Spend a relaxed day at Ella

  • Climb Small Adams Peak or Ella Rock and enjoy the wonderful view – a walk up not only for sporty people

  • You can visit Dhowa Rock Temple – a colourful buddhist cave-temple off the beaten tourist tracks

  • Overnight at Ella


Day 13

Ella - Nine Arch Bridge

  • Visit the city of Badulla and see Dunhida waterfalls

  • You see Mahiyangana Temple – very important for buddhist people. We believe, that it is the first place Lord Gauthama Buddha visited in Sri Lanka

  • After that you see Nine Arch bridge built like a viaduct - it is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in our country

  • Overnight at Ella


Day 14

Ella - Yala Nationalpark

  • Visit the Rawana waterfalls and travel to Yala Nationalpark, where you can have a jeep-safari  – the oldest park near the Indian Ocean in the south. Yala is famous for its variety of wild animals, especially Drive to Yala - if you like: we do morning-safari at Yala

  • See ancient Buduruwagala buddhist temple with its seven statues

  • Overnight at Tissa


Day 15

Yala Nationalpark - Mirissa

  • We start to Mirissa, on the way you can relax at Thangalle beach

  • You see Dewundara light-house at Dondra Head, the southernmost point of Sri Lanka

  • Visit Matara Island Temple - the walk over the bridge with water around and high waves is an amazing experience and later you have a great view back to the coast

  • Have a funny trip and see water shooting high up out of a small opening in a rock, the Hummanaya blow hole – considered to be the second largest blow hole in the world

  • Overnight at Mirissa


Day 16


  • If you like you can do a Whale-Watching-Tour starting at Mirissa: Whales and dolphins gather around the south-coast of Sri Lanka the whole year, because the sea offers rich food supply

  • If you are interested, you visit a Sea-turtle-farm – home of different kinds of sea turtles. It is a conservation project, which releases young or wounded turtles to the wild, when they are fit enough again

  • See Stilt fishermen at Koggala with their traditional fishing-method – unique for Sri Lanka

  • Overnight at Mirissa


Day 17

Mirissa - Galle

  • We go on travelling and visit Galle Dutch Fort – built from 1588 on from Portuguese and Dutch colonialists. Have a walk around and visit all the reconstructed places

  • It is possible to have a trip to Madu lake, where you’ll get a scenic cruise along the river, passing dozens of islets and endless aeras of green mangrove trees. If you are interested in a challenge, you can have some fun and get a fishfoot-therapy on the spot

  • Overnight at Galle


Day 18


  • Climb Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaja – a small cave-temple more than 1.500 years old with an ancient Budha statue, slowly fading Wall Murals opening a window to srilankan history and a Bodhi Tree

  • You see the surrounding rice-field-area typical for my country

  • Blue Moonstones anywhere in the world usually originate in Sri Lanka – at our coast we have the world’s primary source of the wonderful blue gems. We visit a mine, where people work in a few waterlogged pits and take out moonstones by hand like in former times. By interest we visit some other places.

  • Overnight at Galle


Day 19


  • A day up to your wishes – relaxing at the beach, discovering the vibrant city of Galle with its markets and shops

  • Overnight at Galle


Day 20

Galle - Negombo

  • You can relax at Hikkaduwa beach before we travel north to Negombo

  • Visit a real wood-carving-place and see mask-manufacturers work at Ambalangoda

  • Have a stop at Kalutara beach if you like

  • Visit the buddhist Kelaniya-Temple near Colombo – in Sri Lanka we have a popular saying that ups and downs in politics are related to ups and downs of the Kelaniya temple

  • Overnight at Negombo


Day 21

Negombo - Colombo

  • Depending on your departure-time we visit some places, before we drop you right in time to Bandaranayke International Airport



What is included:

  • Pick-up from the hotel

  • New private air-conditioned car - 3 seats and sufficient space for luggage - or van

  • Travel-insurance for each person

  • Transport costs (fuel, highway-toll, parking-taxes)

  • Private driver guide (including driver-accommodation and meals)

  • Accomodation – if you like to book with our travel-agency you get: Clean double or single-room with breakfast, air-condition, free WiFi, friendly stuff and tasty food


What is excluded:

  • Personal Expenses

  • Entrance tickets

  • Meals and drinks

  • Special guide at tourist-attractions - if you need

  • Costs for overnight – if you like to book your own preferred hotels


We offer other variants according to your wishes.

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21 Days Tour

Suitable for long stay travelers

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