• Thomas Tours

  • Pinnawela – Nuwara Eliya – Yala – Galle – Turtle farm

    Day 1: The Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela is our first destination. This institution was established in 1975, to give injured or orphaned elephants a chance of survival. The visit here will be unforgettable!!

    Then it’s on to Nuwara Eliya in the highlands.
    Along the way you visit a tea factory, where you have opportunity to buy very good highland quality tea and enjoy a cup of tea with a very tasty piece of chocolate cake.
    The tea plantations are located in the altitude range from about 1000 to 2500 m and produce some of the best tea’s in the world. The path through the plantations goes over small, very curvy roads, over mountain passes, passing waterfalls and stunning scenery. An overwhelming experience for every nature lover! Something special: If you wish, you can take part of their journey by train! The driver will arrange locally for the tickets (not included, cost only a few €), brings you to the train and waiting at the agreed location. So you can experience how the locals travel and you have guaranteed views of the landscape that will impress you very much!

    ((Information: At the highlands it can get a bit cool in the evening. A Jacket or a pullover is required.)

    After arrival in Nuwara Eliya you will have a small city tour. Discover the many buildings from the British colonial time, as example the post office of Nuwara Eliya, take a walk through the market and enjoy the hustle of this small town.

    Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

    On Day 2, the journey leads to the southeast of the country with a natural vegetation, where three zones succeed each other, through forests and passing the tea and rubber plantations and waterfalls.
    Continues through jungle areas where there are national parks like Bundula and we get to our destination Tissamaharama.

    Tissamaharama known as a starting point for the safari in Yala National Park is our goal.
    In the afternoon enjoy a jeep safari in the Yala National Park.
    Discover the diversity of animal life of Sri Lankan elephants, deer, wild boar, water buffalo, crocodiles, peacocks and leopards, and the numerous bird species.

    Overnight stay in Tissamaharama

    Day 3 takes you along the south coast back to the hotel.
    Along the way you make a short stop in Mirissa, one of the most beautiful beaches for swimming. Then it goes further via Hikkaduwa to Galle.
    Galle has reminded the Sri Lanka’s second largest port and the architecture of the period of Dutch colonial period. You will visit the Dutch Fort and take a walk at the lighthouse.
    On the move away you can visit a turtle farm in Bentota. It explains how turtles are reared and then released back into the wild. A few turtles remain on the farm, because they would not survive in the wild, like the albino turtles. Just touch!

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