9 Days Tour – Anuradhapura/ Kathargama/ Sinharaja
Experience the history and culture and Nature of Sri Lanka in these tours that covers the most of what this ancient island has to offer.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Negombo. Afternoon city excursion in Negombo, Sri Lanka's fishing center. You visit the lagoon and the fish-auction. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast your trip continues on to Anuradhapura, the former capital of ancient Sri Lanka. Of the many interesting places such as Ruwan Weli Seya “Sthupa” and you will see Sri Maha Bodhi, a branch of the tree under which Buddha attained his enlightenment and the Brass Palace (2nd century A.D.) Along the way you will be awed by the 12 meter high Aukana Buddha statue, which is the most magnificent intact statue in Sri Lanka.Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast, tour to Polonnaruwa, the second largest city in Sri Lanka erected in the 11th and 12th century. You can see the ruins of the Emperor's Palace and three of the great, stone-chisseled statues of Buddha as well as the Parakrama Samudraya tank (a lake), erected by King Parakramabahu. You'll also see the ruins of famous religious sites and the remnants of an earlier temple.Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast you will travel to Minneriya an exciting Jeep Safari will take you to Safari-Park, one of Sri Lanka's largest national parks which is the home of a variety of wild birds and animals.After the Safri proceed to Sigiriya und ascend the rock fortress from the 5th century A.D. constructed under King Kasiappa (473 – 491 A.D.). Lion's Rock is a citadel of unequaled beauty rising 200 meters above the lush jungle. At the foot of the rock is a moat surrounded by an expansive garden in which can be found the famous Watered Gardens. Visit the world-renowned Frescos of the „Heavenly Maiden” of Sigiriya.Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast your trip continues on to Kandy. On the way, check out the Dambulla rock temple, erected under King Wakagambahu in the 1st century A.D. In this impressive complex, consisting of five caves is the world's largest painted surface. The caves contain more than 150 representations of Buddha of which the largest is a gigantic statue carved out of solid rock and 14 meters in length. Proceeding to Kandy visit of a spice garden in Matale.In the afternoon city tour of Kandy, the last king's town in Sri Lanka, whose name evokes visions of splendour and glory. Trip around Lake Kandy. Visit of the city center and the bazaar, at the time of the evening ceremony visit of the tooth-relic buddha temple. Afterwards you will experience a cultural dancing event.Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast, visit the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, created originally by a Sinhala king as a recreational area and then further expanded by the British. The gardens boast an astounding array of trees, bushes and flowering plants & thereafter you'll continue your tour and visit Nuwara Eliya, pausing to enjoy a visit to a tea plantation.Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka's most beloved wellness-resort as well as the center of the tea production industry. The highest mountain in the country, the Pidurutalagala (2.524 m) is located here, as well as one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf courses of South Asia. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast visit of the Horton Plains, which lie on a 2.135 meter high wind-covered ridge. The broad plains consist of foggy meadows, arid trees and icy brooks. Visit the „End of the World” boasting the most beautiful view of any location in Sri Lanka. Your trip continues on to Hambantota or Tissamaharama over Ella and Wallawaya.Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast attain the Kathargama-Pooja thereafter continue the tour to Sinharaja. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast visit Sinharaja Rain Forest. Thereafter drive to the desired swim resort where you will spend the remainder of your trip relaxing on the beach with plenty of opportunities to ponder all your wondrous experiences.