• Thomas Tours

  • Roundtrip 2

    Anaradhapura – Polonaruwa – Dambula – Sigiriya – Kandy – Pinnawela – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Yala – Kataragama – Mirissa – Galle – turtle farm

    This tour offers so much culture and history at the beginning and continues with trips to the countryside.

    Our first stops Anaradhapura-Polonaruwa-Sigiriya-Dambula also the “cultural triangle” of Buddhism called and World Heritage Site are our first targets.

    On Day 1, we pass paddy fields, pineapple and rubber plantations to Anaradhapura.
    Anuradhapura was over a thousand years, the center of various Sinhala royal dynasties.
    Nearby Anuradhapura is Mihintale, the cradle of Sinhala Theravada Buddhism. The historic Anuradhapura, which was established around 400 BC, is still a pilgrimage destination for Buddhists as well as a number of important archaeological excavation site.The modern city of Anuradhapura is located a few miles away, because the continuity was interrupted after the departure of 993.

    After we are continue to Polonaruwa, the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka. During a walking tour you have the opportunity to explore the wealth of ruins (including the royal palace). Buddha statues and the reservoir of “Parakrama Samudraya” show impressively the former architecture

    Overnight stay in Giritalle

    Day 2: be fit and climb.

    First we will visit the cave temple from Dambulla. Dambulla is a huge, isolated rock with an area of about 150m high with a circumference of 1.5 km! The famous cave temple located in this rock, goes back to the first century before Christ’s. The caves (five totals) served as the king Walagamba refuge during his 14-year exile. When he returned to the throne, he built the greatest temple of the island. In the first cave there is an approximately 14m long stone-carved Buddha. Frescoes on the ceiling date from the 14th to18th Century. In the second (and largest) cavity are 150 life-size statues of the Buddhist religion and the Buddha himself. Again, ceiling frescoes found that describe the life of Buddha.

    A short rest and break for you, while we bring you to the famous 8th Wonder of the World – the LION Rock from Sigiriya-.

    The former fortress of King Kashyapa in the 5th Century, is probably the most fantastic combination of nature and culture, you meet during this trip. You can expect an exciting and somewhat exhausting climb the Sigiriya Lion Rock.
    The “Lion Rock” (so called because a huge lion statue guards the entrance to Fort) stands as a 150m high monolith in the landscape and offers a unique panoramic view over the beautiful landscape around. Not for nothing that King Kashyapa came here, could he look his enemy from here for miles …; on the plateau was once a fortress complete, from which still you can see the floor plans, as well a swimming pool and gardens. On the way up you pass the famous “Cloud Damsels” historical, erotic paintings.

    Overnight stay in Dambula

    Day 3: We are going to Kandy and visit first the Botanical Garden, an extensive and very interesting park with a variety of unusual plants in the middle of Kandy.

    In the afternoon visit of the famous Temple of the Tooth.
    Kandy is a university town and former and last royal city. With its location on an artificial lake, near the Mahaweli River and the middle of the tropical wooded hills of Kandy is considered the most beautiful city in Sri Lanka. As a center of Buddhism, the arts and crafts, either the culture is Kandy a place where you like to return.

    Overnight stay in Kandy

    Day 4: 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!

    Afternoon you have city tour of Kandy and before dinner enjoy the traditional cultural dance from Sri Lanka.

    Overnight stay in Kandy

    Day 5: Nuwara Eliya in the highlands is our target.
    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.)

    Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

    On Day 6, the journey leads to the southeast of the country with 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

    We drive on the 7th day of Tissamaharama to Kataragama.

    Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today is a fast developing town in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka surrounded by jungle. It also houses the old Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa.
    The city has a venerable history, looking back over the last centuries before our era. It was also the seat of government by many Sinhalese kings during the days of empire Rohana.
    Kataragama is a popular place of pilgrimage of the Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim communities, and the indigenous communities of the Vedda of Sri Lanka and South India. The city has dedicated Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya a shrine – Skanda-Murukan and Kataragamadevio known.

    Overnight stay in Tissamaharama

    Day 8 takes you along the south coast to Mirissa, one of the most beautiful bays in Sri Lanka to stay and swim. Enjoy the sea and the beach before the next day goes on

    Overnight stay in Mirissa

    The last and 9th day continues along the south coast 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

    Back in your hotel, we hope that you enjoyed the tour of culture and history, nature and adventure and you will long be remembered.

    Sri Lanka is a land to discover.

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