- Rubber-and Pineapple plantation
- Elephant Orphanage
- Dambulla Cavetemple
- Sigiriya Rock
- Botanical Garden Peradeniya
- Kandy Dance ShowToothtemple in Kandy
- Nuwara Eliya
- Teafactory and plantation
- Nuwara Eliya Waterfall
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The tour starts at Majaan Guesthouse or alternative accomodation in Sri Lanka.
On the way to the elefant orphanage we make a stop at one rubber plantation and one pineapple plantation to explore the secrets about the cultivation of these plants.
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 the cave temples of Dambulla.
All together 2100 square meters of temple area have been built as a cave in the granite rocks more
than 2000 years ago. You can admire splendid rock paintings and many impressing statues that tell about the life of Buddha until his alightment.
We visit Sigiriya rock. On the top of this 180 meters steep monolith rock king Kashyapa built one grandiosely palace, an astonishing work for the engineers of the 5th century. You can admire the remains of these buildings, also ancient gardens at the base of Sigiriya rock and the mysterios paintings of highly elegant and most beautiful women called “cloud-maids”.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya Grand Hotel or Dambulla Eden Garden hotel.
Arriving in Kandy you enjoy the Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya. It´s 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.
One 3 hour tour 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.
Now you will have the facility to visit the historic town of Kandy or to go for a shopping tour.
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.
Overnight stay in Thilanka Hotel or Moon Beam Hotel.
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 British. 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”.
he 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 the Majaan Guesthouse or alternative accomodation in Sri Lanka.
The temple area and the historic town of Kandy, as well the cave temples of Dambulla and Sigiriya rock are part of the world heritage.
Prices include all entrance fees, 2 overnight stays with half-board — depending on number of travellers and travelling time — for request.