Ausflüge in Ahungalle - 2 Days 1 Night Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: Live the high life in Sri Lanka’s central highlands with this two-day tour of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. There is something for everyone in this action-packed cultural odyssey, including a visit to an elephant orphanage, a world heritage Buddhist temple, an arts centre, a tea factory and much, much more.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive inland, where the climes become cooler, the landscapes more verdant and the countryside hillier. Arrive at the world-famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and watch the elephants frolicking in water during their bath time. Afterwards, you have the option of visiting the fragrant Mawanella spice gardens.
Continue to Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and a Unesco World Heritage Site, and visit the Botanical Gardens. After lunch, enjoy a city tour including a visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, an arts and crafts centre and a gem museum (optional). In the evening, watch a cultural show and have dinner before overnighting in three-star accommodation.
On day two, leave for Nuwara Eliya, which is known as Little England and is the heartland of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing a significant share of the world's best tea. Visit a factory and see how tea is processed. On arrival in Nuwera Eliya, enjoy a brief walking tour of this picturesque town in the shadow of Sri Lanka’s highest mountain. On the way back to Colombo, stop for lunch at Kithulgala, where The Bridge over the River Kwai was filmed.
Meeting point: Colombo hotel pick-up from 6.15am with return at 7pm the following day.
Inclusion: Transportation by A/C vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur guide for groups up to 06 pax and an English speaking guide for groups above 07 pax. Entrance fees to Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth Relic. Lunch in Kandy and in Kithulgala with dinner & overnight stay in a 03 star hotel in Kandy.
Others: Visitors to religious temples/churches etc are advised to be clad in clothing that conceals the shoulders, legs and arms.
Additional Information: Kandy festival supplement USD 65.00 per room per night (11th Aug 2013 - 21st Aug 2013).

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Ausflüge in Ahungalle - 2 Days 1 Night Yala-Galle
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: Leave Rathnapura to Udawalawe and visit the Elephant Orphanage (Eth Athuru Sevana). On completion continue to Tissamaharama for Lunch. After lunch do a safari of Yala National Park by Jeep. Yala national park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka being one of the premier eco-tourism destinations and is among the oldest and best known of Sri Lanka’s National Parks. The park covers 979 square kilometers (378 sq mi). Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon and is a town rich in history. It was the center of the Dutch regime in the 17th century and the majestic Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) bears testimony to this fact. Dinner and overnight stay in Yala / Tissamaharama / Hambantota.
Day 02 After breakfast leave for Galle visiting a lace factory in Dikwella. On arrival lunch in Galle. Afterwards proceed on a tour of Galle fortress and continue to Balapitiya to do a Boat Safari. On completion return to the beach hotel visiting a moonstone mine (optional) and a turtle hatchery.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Hotels in Bentota.
Duration: 2 Days.
Start or opening time: 0500 Hrs.
End or closing time: 1900 Hrs.
Inclusion: Transportation by A/C vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur guide for groups up to 06 pax and an English speaking guide for groups above 07 pax. Entrance Fees to Elephant Orphanage in Udawalawe & Yala National park entrance fees, Yala safari jeep, Balapitiya Boat ride and turtle hatchery tickets. Lunch in Tissamaharama and in Galle. Dinner & overnight stay in a 03 star hotel or similar in Yala / Tissamaharama / Hambantota.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pickup Point : Hotels in Bentota.
Duration: 2 days.
Start/opening time: Pick-up Time (Hrs) : 5am.
End/closing time: Drop off Time (Hrs) : 7pm.
Languages: English.

Ausflüge in Ahungalle - 3 Days 2 Nights Cultural Tour
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: Get to grips with the holy history of Sri Lanka as you see different sides to this charming culture-filled country.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Potter around the 1st century BC built Dambulla Cave Temple
* Have a look at the holy Sigiriya Rock Fortress and The Temple of the Tooth Relic
* Splash about with the endearing Elephants
Day 1
We start off by heading to the 1st century BC built Dambulla Cave Temple. It is the biggest and best-kept cave temple throughout Sri Lanka. Spanning murals across 2,100m and housing over a hundred statues, you’ll have plenty to feast your eyes on.
Next we’ll pop for some lunch before we roam around the Ancient city of Polonnaruwa which has been declared a World Heritage Site. As well as its rich history which you’ll find out all about, it’s in the middle of a major revamp which aims to improve the standard of living for the locals so you’ll be able to see how the old and new parts of the city are being meshed together.
After a fun-filled day, it’s time to go back and put your feet up at your chosen hotel in either Sigiriya, Dambulla or Habarana for a bite to eat and a good night’s rest.
Day 2
Rise and shine on the second day, meander around Sigiriya Rock Fortress which was built way back in 477-495 AD by King Kashyapa. This is very important to the beginnings of Buddhism but it is of perhaps even greater significance to the history of mankind.
We then make our way to Kandy and we visit an authentic spice garden en route. We shall have a spot of lunch before we tour the city which is in the thick of the Kandy plateau which means that the city is tropical plantation and hills galore.
As the day draws to an end, you’ll get to see a cultural show and take a trip to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The Buddhist temple is for the most part the reason for the city being granted its status as a World Heritage site. Asides from the religious element, the relic is regarded as sacred in terms of politics as well.
After another action-packed day, it’s time to head to the hotel in Kandy for some grub and once that’s settled, it’s off to hit the hay.
Day 3
First things first we go along to a beautiful botanical garden which is bursting with tropical plants and flowers which certainly lift your senses. We then move on to an art and crafts centre for those of you who like to dabble around with their creative side. There’s an optional visit to a gorgeous gem museum where you can ooh and ahh at all the sparkly and shiny, pretty little things.
It would be nigh on impossible to go to Sri Lanka without acknowledging the enormous tea industry. You will visit a tea factory in Giragama and you will see the whole process from start to finish unfold before your eyes.
Take a special trip to meet some enormous and yet all the while endearing elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was founded in order to rescue abandoned baby elephants. We make a stop for some lunch in Pinnawela before we round things off.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 3 days.
Pick-up time: Between 5.15am and 6am.
Drop-off location: At the same place as your pick-up.
Drop-off time: At approx. 6pm on the third day.
Languages: English speaking chauffeur guide for groups of up to 6 and an English speaking guide for groups above 7.
Dress code: Visitors should wear conservative clothing when visiting places of worship.
Includes: Entrance fees to Elephant Orphanage, Botanical Garden, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla temple and Polonnaruwa.
An air conditioned vehicle.
Hotel Rating: 3* hotel.

Ausflüge in Ahungalle - Colombo city tour - Private
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: See Colombo old and new with this fascinating full day tour of Sri Lanka’s multicultural capital. This vibrant port city was known to ancient Greek and Roman traders, and was colonised by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, leaving it with an architectural legacy that has made it one of the most attractive cities in south Asia. Discover the top sights and attractions such as the Gangaramaya Temple and the famous Pettah market.
Vibrant, bustling and colourful Colombo is a city that captures the heart of all visitors. Its mix of cultures, religions and languages merely adds to its aura and mystique. See how these combine with historic landmarks such as the Pettah Dutch Bell Tower at the Kaiman Gate.
Head to the historic district of Slave Island, where Portuguese and Dutch colonists held African captives, and admire the famous Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Ganesh, with its multicoloured gopuram packed with figures. See the stunning Gangaramaya Buddhist temple, which, like the city itself, blends old and new. Admire the banks of Buddhas and stupas, all perfectly in line.
Other places of interest are some of the city’s residential areas, where you find stately homes of the affluent, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, a gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China. There is also the option to visit the House of Fashion and the Premadasa Jewellery and Arts Centre, and the National Museum.
Meeting/pick-up point: Colombo hotel collection.
Start/opening time: 10am.
End/closing time: 2pm.
Languages: English.
Others: You are advised to be clad in clothing that conceals the shoulders, legs and arms when visiting temples.

Ausflüge in Ahungalle - Full Day Kandy City Tour
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: Discover one of the true treasures of Sri Lanka with a full day tour to the sacred city of Kandy in the lush central highlands. This is an adventure into a world that many thought lost forever; see elephants frolicking in water, wander through a fragrant spice garden and visit a tea estate before exploring the last ancient citadel of the Kingdom of Kandy. This tour has it all: wildlife, nature, scenery, history, culture, architecture and spirituality – the essence of Sri Lanka.
As you head inland, the climes become cooler, the landscapes more verdant and the countryside hillier. Visit an elephant orphanage, which has grown in size over the decades. When it opened there were just a handful of calves and today there are almost 100 of these gentle giants living in the refuge. After their breakfast, they are taken each morning for a bath –one of the most beautiful sights in nature.
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, which includes the 200-year-old National Herbarium. Admire fields of orchids, be dwarfed by gigantic trees and inhale the aromas of the thousands of varieties of flowers, plants and spices. Explore a genuine tea plantation and learn about the production process of the world’s favourite leaf, which despite the fame of Ceylon tea was introduced to Sri Lanka only in 1847.
Then bow before the majesty of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the jewel in the crown of the charming city of Kandy, which is located in a small wooded valley deep in the hills around a lake. Lunch will be in Kandy.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from Colombo hotels.
Start/opening time: 6am.
End/closing time: 6pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Please dress in concealing clothing when visiting the temple.

Ausflüge in Ahungalle - Kandy, Sigiriya and Dambulla tour
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: Head into the heart of Sri Lanka and discover the sacred city of Kandy, the ‘lion rock’ of Sigiriya and the historic town of Bambulla. This fascinating two-day tour takes you into a world that few visitors to the country ever see, with visits to such varied attractions as an elephant orphanage and a cave temple.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive inland, where the climes become cooler, the landscapes more verdant and the countryside hillier. Arrive at the world-famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and watch the elephants frolicking in water during their bath time.
Continue to the Giragama tea plantation and factory. See how the world’s favourite leaf is picked and processed, and enjoy a wonderful cuppa of the finest Ceylon tea. Arrive at Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and a Unesco World Heritage Site, and visit the Botanical Gardens. After lunch, enjoy a city tour including a visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, an arts and crafts centre and a gem museum (optional). In the evening, watch a cultural show and have dinner before overnighting in three-star accommodation.
On day two, visit a spice garden en route to Sigiriya, where you will visit the 200 metre-high ‘lion rock’ fortress built by King Kashyapa in the fifth century. After lunch you can avail of an optional visit to the Golden Temple of Dambulla and its sacred caves, which house more than 150 statues of Buddha.
Meeting/pick-up point: Colombo hotel collection.
Start/opening time: 6am.
End/closing time: Return to hotel at about 8pm the next day.
Languages: English.
Others: Please wear clothing that conceals the shoulders, legs and arms when visiting religious sites. There is a Kandy festival (in mid-August) supplement of USD65.00 per room per night.

Ausflüge in Ahungalle - Tour to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: Come and meet some of the friendliest and gentlest creatures in the animal kingdom with this full day visit to the world-famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in central Sri Lanka. Ever since it opened four decades ago, the refuge has been at the forefront of conservation projects and there are now 17-times more animals in the shelter, where they are fed, bathed and allowed to roam freely.
As you head inland, the climes become cooler, the landscapes more verdant and the countryside hillier. Located in the heart of the Kegalle district at the foot of the central highlands, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was founded in 1975 with just five calves. Over the years, the refuge has grown in size and population and nowadays there are almost 100 of these gentle giants in the centre. On top of all the elephants rescued from the rainforests, there have been dozens of births at the shelter, with the first arriving in 1984.
The central tenet of the orphanage is that the animals are able to roam freely during the day and that a herd structure is allowed to form. Here they lead normal, happy lives. They are fed their breakfasts each morning – milk for the calves, leaves (mainly coconut) for the adults – and then taken to the River Maha Oya for a two-hour bath. Watch the elephants frolicking in water; it is one of the most beautiful sights in nature. Enjoy a traditional lunch in Pinnawala before returning back to Colombo.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up in Colombo from 6am with drop off at about 4pm.
Start/opening time: 6am.
End/closing time: 4pm.
Languages: English.

Ausflüge in Ahungalle - Udawalawe
Ausflüge in Ahungalle: Come face to face with the wonders of nature at the Udawalawe National Park in southern Sri Lanka. Here you will see herds of elephants, water buffalo, sambar deer, monkeys and even the occasional leopard as well as many species of birds and butterflies. This is rare opportunity to explore the wild side of Sri Lanka from Bentota.
The park is located less than three hours’ drive from Bentota in grasslands and some mountainous area at the foothills of the central highlands. This creates a mixed wet and dry climate zone, which is perfect for maintaining habitats for such diverse species; there are marshes, forests and grasslands. An elephant orphanage, Ath Athuru Sevana, is located within the park. It was founded to help protect the endangered Sri Lankan elephant, whose numbers are steadily increasing after decades of decline. It is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and calves, feeding or bathing and frolicking in the Walawe River and the surrounding wetlands. At the orphanage, you can see calves being bottle fed. As many as 250 elephants are believed to live permanently in Udawalawe.
With luck, you’ll also see flocks of colourful birds and flights of butterflies. Birds such as painted storks, Sri Lankan spurfowl, red-faced malkoha, white wagtail, cormorants, and black-headed ibis are often spotted, while more than 130 species of butterflies have been counted. There are also reptiles like mugger crocodiles, water monitors and snakes. Among the mammals are buffalo, boars, deer and many others.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotels in Bentota. Pick-up time at 4.30am.
Duration: One day.
Start/opening time: At 4.45am.

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