Sri Lanka

27 februari – 12 maart 2019

 

We maken deze reis met Jason Tours, een lokaal reisbureau. De eigenaar Shiran zal ons begeleiden als gids en chauffeur. 

 

Day 1

Route: Airport >> Negombo
Drive: 30 Minutes
Stay: Negombo

Highlights: Fish Market, Boat Trip in Dutch Canal, Negombo City Tour

Negombo is a town 11km away from the Katunayaka Airport and mostly known for its beautiful beach resorts located on the western coast of Sri Lanka. It is a large fishing town, located on the shores of a lagoon and was a major trading port for the Portuguese and the Dutch. Many Catholics live in this and colonial remnants are still seen. This City is known worldwide for its sea food. Negombo is known for its solitary calm beaches with lip smacking delicious seafood. The sunsets of Negombo beaches attracts tourists from far and wide.

 

Day 2

Route: Negombo >> Dambulla
Drive: 4 hours
Stay: Dambulla
Highlights: One the way visiting Dambulla Cave Temple, Aurwada Herbal Massage (SPA)

Dambulla in Sri Lanka is location in Central Province, Matale district in Sri Lanka. Dambulla is located 148km north east of Colombo and 72km north of Kandy. Dambulla is mostly known of its Golden Dambulla rock temple. A world Heritage site as well. Dambulla in Sri Lanka is best known for its wonderful cave temple complex which dates back to the 2nd century BC. This cave complex is reckoned worldwide for its frescoes, caves and magnificent statues with varied scriptures. Dambulla is also known for its wood iron forest and the Rose Quartz mountains.

 

Day 3

Route: Dambulla >> Sigiriya >> Dambulla
Drive: 30 minutes
Stay: Dambulla

Highlights: Sigiriya Fortress UNESCO world heritage site, Village Safari by Bulakcart and Lunch at the village house in a Traditional way. 

Called by many names including “The Lion Rock” for its initial name of “Sinhagiri”, Sigiriya is near the town of Dambulla and is a colossal column of rock nearly 200m high. It was a royal citadel for 18 years (477-495 AD) when it was fortified by King Kashyapa. The architectural and irrigational technologies of Sigiriya, such as the Water Gardens, still baffle engineers. The climb up steep steps of metal with railings passes a wall decorated with frescoes of bare-breasted women. Art experts consider them unique.

Day 4

Route: Dambulla >> Polonnaruwa >> Minnariya >> Dambulla
Drive: 2 hours
Stay: Dambulla
Highlights: Polonnaruwa Ancient City, (Can ride bicycle at the site), Minnariya National Park Jeep safari

Polonnaruwa consists the remnants of the glorious kingdom of the Great King Parakramabahu. The richness and the glamour of the bygone era of this kingdom is still evident. Polonnaruwa is a world Heritage site and is situated in north central Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa is known to be the ancient capital of Sri Lanka dating back to the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries. Polonnaruwa is also widely known for the art, medieval architectural history, and the best irrigation facilities. Polonnaruwa gets the accreditation of being the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka that stands witness to the tests of time.

 

Day 5

Route: Dambulla >> Kandy
Drive: 2 Hours
Stay: Kandy
Highlights: Spice Herbal Garden, Bathik Factory, Temple of the Tooth Relic and Cultural Dance Show

Kandy is also known as Maha Nuvara and is located in the Central Province, on the Mahaweli River in Sri Lanka. This serene place lies in the midst of the Kandy plateau. Kandy is famed for its World Heritage ancient Kandy City, Kandy

Dalada Maligawa, Kandiyan architecture. Kandy is popularly famed to be the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Kandy is mostly known for the temple of Tooth and the Old Royal palace which reckon to be very popular tourist destinations. This is where the last King of Sri Lanka lived and was captured by British.

The city of Kandy had its inception in the 15th century and is known to be the last royal capital. Kandy offers to be the outlet to travel to north and the south of Sri Lanka.

 

 

Day 6

Route: Kandy >> Pinnawela >> Kandy
Drive: 1 Hours
Stay: Kandy
Highlights: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and Elephant Ride, Wood Carving Factory, Botanical gardens

The Elephant Orphanage is sanctuary for rescued, injured or abused elephant and attracts w\visitors from all over the world to view these magnificent animals. Around 80 elephants have founds homes at Pinnawala, including some small babies who have been born into heard. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage helps this Human Elephant conflict by giving the orphaned elephants a wonderfully happy and healthy life, including allowing for natural social behavior, good medical treatment and food satisfaction.

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, couldn't be better located. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands, the Gardens, at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, were tightly bounded on three sides by a loop of River Mahaweli (Great sandy river), the largest river of Sri Lanka. The town of Peradeniya is located at a distance of 110km from Colombo and another 6km over the Peradeniya Birdge and you are at Kandy, home to the sacred Temple of Tooth.

 

 

Day 7

Route: Kandy >> Nuwaraeliya
Drive: 2 hours
Stay: Nuwara Eliya
Highlights: If you like can arrange Train ride, World's End (Tracking), Tea Factory, Gregory Lake

Nuwara Eliya is a mountain resort town in Sri Lanka. This city is blessed with a very charming climate, fabulous climate, and awestruck views of valleys, meadows, mountains and lush greenery. This tea capital of Sri Lanka is perched at an altitude of 1889 meters and is the most thronged after tourist destinations of Sri Lanka. Hatton houses innumerable waterfalls and mountain escapes. Nuwara Eliya is also acclaimed as one of the favorite tourist destinations especially for its misty climate and glamorous scenic beauty.

  

Day 8 & 9

Route: Nuwaraeliya >> Ella
Drive: 3 Hours
Stay: Ella
Highlights: Little Adam's Peak, Ella Rock, Rawana Water Fall, Nine Arches Bridge

The beautiful drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella and its surroundings takes around 1.5hrs. The journey traces through some of Sri Lanka’s most scenic landscapes, carpeted in tea and dotted with cascading waterfalls. The highlight in Ella is the famous Ravana Falls, one of the widest waterfalls found on the island, soaring 25 metres high. You will also get the opportunity to visit Dowa Cave Temple during your guided tour, along with Little Adam’s Peak. The 20-minute climb up Little Adam’s Peak means you get to experience incredible views of Ella Gap.

 

Day 10

Route: Ella >> Mirissa (via Matara)
Drive: 5 Hours
Stay: Mirissa
Highlights: Galle Dutch Fort, City Tour in Galle, Whales and Dolphin Watching

Mirissa is a small beach town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres (13 ft) above sea level. Mirissa's beach and nightlife make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island's main whale and dolphin watching locations.

 

Galle is located in southern coastline of Sri Lanka, 116km off the capital Colombo. Most prominent among the attractions of Galle is UNESCO designated World Heritage Site the Dutch Fort. Number of colonial buildings would give you sense as if you are in Dutchland. Inside are numerous building dating from the Dutch era, including the old Dutch Government House, the Governor’s House, Groote Kerk (Great Church) built in 1755 still in use by worshippers. You can enjoy a nice evening on the beautiful beach of Unawatuna.

 

Day 11

Route: Mirissa >> Balapitiya >> Negombo
Drive: 3 Hours
Stay: Negombo
Highlights: Madu River Safari (Mangrove site), Turtle Farm, Water Sport Bentota

Take a magical speed-boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals.

 

 

Day 12

Route: Negombo >> Airport

 

De indicatieve prijs voor deze reis bedraagt  2.000 EUR per persoon (op basis van half pension). Voor een éénpersoonskamer is er een supplement van 250EUR. 

Inbegrepen :

  • Vliegtuig van Brussel naar Colombo
  • Transport van en naar de luchthaven in België vanuit Denderleeuw
  • Verblijf van 11 nachten in half pension in een standaard kamer
  • Vervoer met een minibus in Sri Lanka
  • Begeleiding en gidsing tijdens alle uitstappen


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