Ausflüge in Colombo - 2 Days / 1 Night Rock Fortress Tour
Ausflüge in Colombo: This fascinating tour will take you to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Dambulla Cave Temple. After pick up from hotel, first place to visit would be Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This elephant Orphanage is setup especially for Abandoned or injured baby elephants. They are reared here and are trained to become working animals. Feeding and bathing in the river provide the best opportunities to see the animal’s close-up. You can have lunch while enjoying the Elephant bathing.
Then proceed to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This UNESCO World Heritage site, a spectacular Rock Fortress, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory. Overnight stay in a hotel in Sigiriya with dinner.
Next day after breakfast, transfer back to Colombo/ Negombo hotel. En route visit Dambulla Cave Temple. The area is thought to be inhabited from as early as the 7th to 3rd century BC. Statues and paintings in these caves date back to the 1st century BC. But the paintings and statues were repaired and repainted in 11th, 12th, and 18th century AD. The caves in the city provided refuge to King Valagamba (also called Vattagamini Abhaya) in his 14 year long exile from the Anuradapura kingdom. Buddhist monks meditating in the caves of Dambulla at that time provided the exiled king protection from his enemies. When King Valagamba returned to the throne at Anuradapura kingdom in the 1st century BC, he had a magnificent rock temple built at Dambulla as a gratitude to the monks in Dambulla.
Meeting point/ Pick-up location: Any hotel in Colombo.
Pick-up time: 9am.
Drop-off location: Any hotel in Colombo.
Drop-off time: 6pm.
Duration: 2 days.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Guide language: English chauffer guide.
Dress code: Smart/casual.
Voucher validity: 1 day.
Included: 1 night accommodation in 3* hotel / 4* hotel / 5* hotel, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, all entrance tickets and water.

Ausflüge in Colombo - 2 Days 1 Night Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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).

Verfügbar bis 30 August 2017 danach ab 2 Oktober 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - 2 Days/1 Night: Yala Safari Tour
Ausflüge in Colombo: This tour covers the South part sea and wild of Sri Lanka. After breakfast at Colombo/ Negombo hotel, will proceed to Galle. GALLE, the largest town in the region is full of history, which goes back to the ancient times. Since the ancient times the Port of Galle has been has been popular among the international traders and has been the most important Port in the country. It has been so till the development of the Colombo Port in late 19th century and is still frequented by many ships and yachts. The most important attraction in Galle is the Fort, which is a World Heritage Site. This Fort built by the Dutch built in 1663 is well preserved and encloses a complete city except for town. It has a large number of houses, several Schools, Religious institutions, Law Courts, Government Offices, an Army Camp, Hotels, small Shops, and Boutiques etc. A walk atop these Fort walls around the Fort at dusk could be a very pleasant experience.
After visit Galle fort proceed to Tissamaharama where the Yala National park situated. En route lunch would be provided at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Tissamaharam hotel with dinner. Early in the morning next day, your Safari tour will be started and you can have your breakfast packed. This 4X4 jeep safari will really amazed you with bio-diversity experience of Sri Lanka. Yala is the Sri Lanka’s most known national park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. More than three times larger than Undawelewe at 97,800 hectares, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s national parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research/conservation and identifications project. Claims have subsequently been made that Yala National Park has the world’s highest concentration of leopard per square kilometer.
Meeting point/ Pick-up location: Any hotel in Colombo.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Drop-off location: Any hotel in Colombo.
Drop-off time: 6pm.
Duration: 2 days.
Guide language: English chauffer guide.
Included: 1 night accommodation in 3* hotel / 4* hotel / 5* hotel, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, all entrance tickets, water.

Ausflüge in Colombo - 3 Days 2 Nights Cultural Tour
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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 Colombo - A Day in Galle
Ausflüge in Colombo: Galle is an exquisite city filled with colonial Dutch and Portuguese history and architecture and once a major port. The imposing Fort is a tourist's treasure; it houses the national Maritime Museum, the National museum and the more recent (1938) lighthouse. The Fort overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and it is easy to get lost in its atmosphere, rich with memories of a bygone era.
Galle, famous for its lace, is filled with priceless crafts and antique treasures like jewelry, ceramics, and Dutch period furniture and brass work. The little city of Galle is a fascinating stop, not just for historians, but for anyone interested in learning more about Sri Lanka's historical experience. The bio-diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnatic mollusks and 14 land dwelling mollusks are found in this system. 70 species of fish, 31 types of reptiles, and 50 kinds of butterflies are just some of colorful array of wildlife that inhabits this abundantly bustling eco-system.
After enjoying the breeze of Madu River you can experience a delicious meal at a Local restaurant. After lunch visit Turtle Hatchery. The beaches of Sri Lanka are the nesting grounds for five species of marine turtles. They are the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley. All 5 species have been recorded to nest along specific areas of Sri Lanka’s coast. If you want to see turtles visiting the South Western and South Eastern coastal villages you can do this at night from a distance with the aid of binoculars. Nesting turtles should not be disturbed and light disturbances should be minimized at night.
And thereafter visit Mask Factory in the town of Ambalangoda south of Sri Lanka is famous for traditional masks making, mask dancing & puppetry in the country. The clients could witness a variety of masks and how they are turned out of “Kaduru wood” (Balsac) which the wood is soaked to soften before carving. Evening drop at the Colombo hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels in Colombo.
Duration: 12 hours.
Pick-up time: Daily at 8am.
Drop-off time: At 8pm.
Languages: English chauffer/guide.
Others: Includes lunch and 2 bottles of water per person (500ml).

Ausflüge in Colombo - A Day in Negombo
Ausflüge in Colombo: After breakfast at the hotel, you will be pick-up for your Negombo tour. You can experience a boat ride at the Dutch Canal. The canal was built by Dutch in 17th Century. With this fascinating canal ride you can experience the local fishermen’s life.
After the Dutch canal ride you will be taken to Fish market. The fish market is always noisy & crowdy with vendors and buyer. You will really enjoy another fun part of Sri Lankans. After the fish market visit, you can have delicious meal and back to hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 6 hours.
Pick-up time: At 9am.
Drop-off time: At 3pm.
Languages: English chauffer/guide.
Others: Includes lunch and2 bottles of water per person (500ml).

Ausflüge in Colombo - Colombo City Tour
Ausflüge in Colombo: Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation's south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.
City tour includes Pettah Vegetable market, Town Hall, Independence square, Gangarama Temple, Hindu temple, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Also during the tour you can enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant.
Meeting/pick-up point: At hotels in Colombo.
Duration: 6 hours.
Pick-up time: At 9:30am
Drop-off time: At 4pm.
Languages: English.
Dress code: Smart Casual. Conceals the shoulders, legs and arms when visiting temples.

Verfügbar bis 31 Dezember 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - Colombo by Tuk Tuk
Ausflüge in Colombo: Navigate the streets of Colombo by tuk tuk Zip through the busy streets and markets of the Colombo Fort and Pettah Bazaar Explore the religious side of Colombo with visits to the Dutch reformed church, Red Mosque, and Buddhist and Hindu temples Visit Independence Square, the CBD, Colombo Town Hall, and other important city places Experience the contrast of the beautiful tree-lined streets of Colombo 7 and the slum-like surroundings of Pettah.
Are you ready for a real-life video game? Because that’s what it feels like to navigate Colombo by tuk tuk! Head down narrow streets, past monuments, and into some of the city’s most significant spots, exploring the way locals get around — by tuk tuk! You won’t see this side of Colombo on your own! Your Colombo tour kicks off with a brief walk through the heart of the city’s CBD and its old colonial buildings. After a quick history lesson from your local guide, it’ll be time to hop in a tuk tuk and hit the road! Also known as a rickshaw, tuk tuks are commonplace throughout Asia, including Sri Lanka. In our opinion, it’s one of the best ways to see a lot of Colombo in a little bit of time… and all from a local perspective!
Our first stop will be the Colombo harbor; during the route we’ll swing past the President’s House, the Fort Clock Tower and the Colombo Lighthouse. From there, we’ll pass through Chatham Street, which keeps adding new restaurants, pubs, and bars to its scene. This section of Colombo is particularly fascinating given that it was closed to the public for more than 30 years due to civil war and security considerations. We’ll stop briefly in front of the former passenger terminal gate in the Colombo harbor, before moving on to the heart of the trading district in Colombo — the busy streets of Pettah.
Hop off the tuk tuk and spend 20–30 minutes exploring the busy streets of Pettah, from the Red Mosque to the market stalls. Meander around, sampling local food and drinks, or shopping in the colourful shops of the market. If you’re unsure where to start, your local guide will happily point you in the right direction. Back into the tuk tuks and back to the streets! Navigating the narrow streets of Pettah has been likened to a video game; it’s non-stop dodging people, buses, lorries, bullock carts, bikes, other tuk tuks… even dogs!
Next stop, Wolvendaal Church, which, at more than 360 years old is the oldest Dutch reformed church in Sri Lanka. The church may not be in the best shape, but it’s one of the most significant reminders of the various colonial occupations throughout Sri Lanka’s history. You’ll have the chance to walk through the church, which is filled with old tombstones of Dutch governors, and may be able to talk to the keeper of the church to better understand its history and current issues.
From there, our tuk tuk tour of Colombo continues along to the Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple, aka the Sri Kaileshwarm Kovil, and the main place of worship for the many Hindus of Colombo. Walk around the temple, marveling at the colourful paintings and murals, talk to devotees, and witness a special blessing (if you’re lucky!). Back in the tuk tuks, we’ll set off for Independence Square, where Sri Lanka claimed independence from the British in 1948. The monument and park here are of great significance to Sri Lankans.
Our last stop of the day will be the famous Gangaramaya Temple. One of the main Buddhist temples in Colombo, the cool, calming Gangaramaya is known for its architecture, paintings, and collection of artefacts from various historical eras. Additionally, it is well known for its contribution to Buddhist education. The temple sits across the road from the man-made, heavily polluted Bera Lake, which we’ll visit and discuss the everyday reality and impact of pollution in Colombo. If time permits, we can take the bridge that leads to the temple on the lake, Seema Malaka. From there, our Colombo tuk tuk tour will come to an end as we head back to the World Trade Center.
Meeting/pick-up point: The Water Fountain, Level 01, World Trade Center (located in front of the Dutch hospital, next to Colombo Hilton Hotel).
Drop-off location: World Trade Center.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8:30am.
End/closing time: At 12pm.
Languages: English.

Ausflüge in Colombo - Colombo city tour - Private
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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.

Verfügbar bis 31 Dezember 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - Eat, Eat, Repeat
Ausflüge in Colombo: Delve yourself into Colombo’s street food scene and eat, eat, eat your way through the city like a local! Sample Colombo’s unique mix of Sinhala, Muslim, Tamil, and Malay cuisines Explore the busy streets of Pettah and witness the hustle and bustle of the local markets See iconic sites like Fort Station, the Red Mosque, and the Khan clock tower Hang out on the strip where locals like to chill out after a busy day.
Sightseeing makes us hungry, which is why we’ve loaded this Colombo walking tour with tons of food stops to keep you fuelled along the way! See the city sites while tasting typical Sri Lankan street food like hoppers, wadai, and kothu from the places where locals love to snack. Eat, eat, repeat, indeed! Your Colombo food tour will start in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station. The station is the centre of Sri Lanka’s railway network and hasn’t changed much since it first opened in 1908. From there, we’ll wander past the busy markets finishing up at the end of the day, and down a street that’s full of little shops and vendors selling everything from saris to leather bags to fake Tag watches. Then, it’s time for our first food stop! We’ll visit a popular local eatery, where you’ll get to sample some traditional cuisine, including hoppers, egg hoppers, and other local savoury snacks. Then, it’s back to walking (so we can burn off that food and make room for more!). Moving on, our Colombo tour will take you to the famous Red Mosque, which is a revered place for Colombo’s Muslim community (men on the tour may venture inside for a peek, but unfortunately women are not allowed).
From there, it’s back to the treats! Colombo’s main street is home to the famous Bombay Sweet House, known for its falooda and saruwath drinks as well as its sweets. As well, further down the street we’ll stumble across some achcharu (pickle) carts with different kinds of pickles. The Sri Lankan pickle is typically very spicy — are you adventurous enough to try it out? We’ll also see several shops selling varieties of what the locals call murukku. These are crunchy, flavoured, fried bits of flour or chick peas. Of course, we’ll stop at one of these shops to try some of these treats for ourselves! As we keep moving, we’ll pass by the Khan clock tower (all road distances in Colombo are measured from this tower), the harbour and the old colonial buildings such as the Grand Oriental Hotel and the Cargills building. We’ll stop at the Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, which is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo fort area. It’s now a renovated complex and hosts some 5-star restaurants, fancy shops, and some decent bars and pubs. Those who want can stop for a quick beer or drink here. We’ll continue our Colombo food walk toward the Galle Face Green, passing many street food shops and stopping to sample local snacks such as prawn and crab wade along the way.
Our final stop will be the famous Nana’s kothu shop, where we can have dinner and experience the Sri Lankan kothu (a Sri Lankan roti of vegetables or meat and spices). The Galle Face Green is where locals come to relax after a busy day, and we’re likely to see families and couples playing, flying kites, or just enjoying the cool evening breeze. Your Colombo tour will finish here, but you’re free to spend more time at the Green or wander on to the many pubs or clubs that are easily accessible from here.
Meeting/pick-up point: Sir Henry Steel Olcott statue, located in front of Colombo Fort Railway Station (Colombo 01). The railway station is very easy to find and all the tuk-tuk drivers know it.
Drop-off location: Galle Face Hotel, Colombo 03, located at the south end of Galle Face Green.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 4:45pm.
End/closing time: At 8pm.
Languages: English.

Ausflüge in Colombo - Full Day Kandy City Tour
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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.

Verfügbar bis 31 März 2018
Ausflüge in Colombo - Kandy Esala Pageant
Ausflüge in Colombo: Esala Perahera (the festival of the tooth of Lord Buddha) is the grand festival of the month of August held in Sri Lanka. It is very grand with elegant costumes. Happening in July or August in Kandy, it has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and nicely decorated Elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandian dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments.
The Esala Perahera in Kandy is believed to be a fusion of two separate but interconnected "Peraheras" (Processions) – The Esala and Dalada. The Esala Perahera which is thought to date back to the 3rd century BC, was a ritual enacted to request the gods for rainfall. The Dalada Perahera is believed to have begun when the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka from India during the 4th Century AD.
The TOOTH RELIC was taken in procession to Sri Lanka by Princess Hemamala & Prince Dantha.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from various hotels in Colombo.
Duration: 6 hours (not including travelling).
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 10pm.
Languages: English speaking driver/tour guide.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Dress code: Smart/Casual.
Voucher validity: 1 day.

Ausflüge in Colombo - Kandy, Sigiriya and Dambulla tour
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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 Colombo - Mirissa Whale Watching Tour with Private Transfer
Ausflüge in Colombo: Very early morning pick-up you and transfer to Mirissa habor. In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.
Our crew will provide you a packed breakfast on board. On the way back to hotel, you can experience a delecious local lunch.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels in Colombo.
Duration: Approximately 6 hours (transfer time not included).
Pick-up time: At 4am.
Start/opening time: At 6:30am.
End/closing time: At 12pm.
Drop-off time: At 4pm.
Languages: English-speaking driver.
Medical restrictions: If you get sea sickness easily, take the medication 1 hour before boarding or ask our crew for sea sickness pills by boarding.
Voucher validity: 1 day.
Others: Included: breakfast onboard, lunch in a local restaurant on the way back, private transfer.
We recommend to bring sun glasses, head cover, and sun cream.

Verfügbar bis 28 September 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - Offer Added Value: 3 Days 2 Nights Cultural Tour with Free Massage and visit to Batik Art Factory
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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.

Verfügbar bis 30 September 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - Special Discount Offer: A Day in Galle
Ausflüge in Colombo: Galle is an exquisite city filled with colonial Dutch and Portuguese history and architecture and once a major port. The imposing Fort is a tourist's treasure; it houses the national Maritime Museum, the National museum and the more recent (1938) lighthouse. The Fort overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and it is easy to get lost in its atmosphere, rich with memories of a bygone era.
Galle, famous for its lace, is filled with priceless crafts and antique treasures like jewelry, ceramics, and Dutch period furniture and brass work. The little city of Galle is a fascinating stop, not just for historians, but for anyone interested in learning more about Sri Lanka's historical experience. The bio-diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnatic mollusks and 14 land dwelling mollusks are found in this system. 70 species of fish, 31 types of reptiles, and 50 kinds of butterflies are just some of colorful array of wildlife that inhabits this abundantly bustling eco-system.
After enjoying the breeze of Madu River you can experience a delicious meal at a Local restaurant. After lunch visit Turtle Hatchery. The beaches of Sri Lanka are the nesting grounds for five species of marine turtles. They are the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley. All 5 species have been recorded to nest along specific areas of Sri Lanka’s coast. If you want to see turtles visiting the South Western and South Eastern coastal villages you can do this at night from a distance with the aid of binoculars. Nesting turtles should not be disturbed and light disturbances should be minimized at night.
And thereafter visit Mask Factory in the town of Ambalangoda south of Sri Lanka is famous for traditional masks making, mask dancing & puppetry in the country. The clients could witness a variety of masks and how they are turned out of “Kaduru wood” (Balsac) which the wood is soaked to soften before carving. Evening drop at the Colombo hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels in Colombo.
Duration: 12 hours.
Pick-up time: Daily at 8am.
Drop-off time: At 8pm.
Languages: English chauffer/guide.
Others: Includes lunch and 2 bottles of water per person (500ml).

Verfügbar bis 30 September 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - Special Discount Offer: A Day in Negombo
Ausflüge in Colombo: After breakfast at the hotel, you will be pick-up for your Negombo tour. You can experience a boat ride at the Dutch Canal. The canal was built by Dutch in 17th Century. With this fascinating canal ride you can experience the local fishermen’s life.
After the Dutch canal ride you will be taken to Fish market. The fish market is always noisy & crowdy with vendors and buyer. You will really enjoy another fun part of Sri Lankans. After the fish market visit, you can have delicious meal and back to hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 6 hours.
Pick-up time: At 9am.
Drop-off time: At 3pm.
Languages: English chauffer/guide.
Others: Includes lunch and2 bottles of water per person (500ml).

Verfügbar bis 30 September 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - Special Discount Offer: Tour to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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.

Verfügbar bis 30 September 2017
Ausflüge in Colombo - Special Value Offer: Full Day Colombo City Tour and Free 10-minute Tuk Tuk Cultural Panoramic Ride
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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 Colombo - Tour to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ausflüge in Colombo: 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 Colombo - Trail of Kandy
Ausflüge in Colombo: First you will be taken to famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This elephant Orphanage is setup especially for Abandoned or injured baby elephants. They are reared here and are trained to become working animals. Feeding and bathing in the river and provide the best opportunities to see the animal’s up close. You can enjoy the elephant bathing while you are having your lunch.
Thereafter proceed to Kandy. Visit the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, the Gem Museum, and traditional batik-making factory. A stroll in the market place would also be interesting. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya. Royal Botanic Garden has an area of 147 acres containing about 4000 different species. The annual visitor’s turnout is about 1.2 million. The history of The Royal Botanical Gardens dates as far back as A. D 1371. The Botanic Garden was established in 1814. Proceed to Colombo after garden visit.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotels in Colombo.
Pick-up time: At 8am.
Drop-off location: Hotels in Colombo.
Drop-off time: At 8pm.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 8pm.
Languages: English.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Voucher validity: 1 day.

Ausflüge in Colombo - White Water Rafting
Ausflüge in Colombo: Travel to Kitulgala after breakfast to discover the White water rafting at Kitulgala. Kitulgala is one of Sri Lanka's main rafting locations and experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani Riv er, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids.
This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 km. The river and its surrounding will mak e you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 12 hours (transfer time included).
Pick-up time: At 7am.
Drop-off time: At 7pm.
Languages: English driver/guide.
Min. Age: 15 years.
Max. Age: 50 years.
Voucher validity: 1 day.
Others: Please wear casual clothes and bring a wetsuit (changing room provided).

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