- Rubber- and Pineapple plantation
- Elephant Orphanage
- Botanical Garden Peradeniya
- Kandy Dance Show
- Toothtemple in Kandy
- Nuwara EliyaTeafactory and plantation
- Nuwara Eliya Waterfall
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The tour starts at Majaan Guesthouse or alternative accomodation in Sri Lanka.
At the beginning of our tour we visit the “Horana Rubber Plantation”. The rubber tree was brought to Sri Lanka at the end of the 19th century by the British. Nowadays the export of rubber-products obtains an amount of about 600 millions US $ yearly. Horana rubber plantation was the first commercial plantation in Sri Lanka. You will be introduced to the extraction and processing of rubber.
On the way to the elefant orphanage we make a stop at one pineapple plantation. You can explore the secrets about the cultivation of these plants and enjoy the taste of one fresh cut ananas.
We make a visit to the elephant orphanage in Pinnnawela that is the home for a group of about 70 elefants for getting in touch with the life of these faszinating animals.
With the impressions of the biggest earth-living animals our journey now takes us to Kandy.
Arriving in Kandy you visit the Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya. Its roots are going back to the year 1371, when Wickramabahu III became King of Sri Lanka. In the year 1821 the famous garden architect Alexander Moon formed this area to one of the most beautiful botanical gardens of Asia. The garden will show you floral beautiness, a wide range of tropical and subtropical plants, a collection of about 300 different orchids, traditional ayurvedic medicine plants and also the biggest tree of the world.
After joining the traditional Kandy Dance Show you will look inside the most important temple of Sri Lanka. The Tooth Temple in Kandy was built to give shelter for one precious relic, one tooth of Lord Buddha that was brought to Sri Lanka with an eventful history.
The temple area and the historic town of Kandy are part of the world heritage.
You travel to Nuwara Eliya, the highest located town of Sri Lanka. The way that is now going up to one level of 1500 meters is accompanied from tea plantations, imposing mountains and spectacular waterfalls.
For the comfortable european summer climate of the Nuwara Eliya area it gave perfect conditions for the settlement of the British in the time of colonial period. In Nuwara Eliya you can find many colonial styled buildings, a golf course and also one horse racing course. For you get many British impressions in Nuwara Eliya the town got the nickname “Little England”.
The British also brought the teaplant to Sri Lanka. We visit one tea plantation and you will be introduced into the secrets of growing teaplants and treatment of the leaves for fabricating some of the first-class quality teas worldwide.
After a tasteful teatime and a stop at the imposing Nuwara Eliya waterfall our tour will go back to Majaan Guesthouse in Hikkaduwa or your another accomodation.