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From Colombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip and Safari

1. From Colombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip and Safari

Depart Colombo and travel by a shared vehicle, in a small group, to the city of Sigiriya, and head directly to Sigiriya Rock on arrival. Gaze in awe at the massive column of rock that, according to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle The Culavamsa, was selected by King Kassyapa as the site of his new capital. Admire numerous paintings of historic queens, princesses, and maids inside the rock fortress before getting a break for lunch at your own expense. Then, explore some of the traditional crafts of the region, such as wood carving and batik textiles, with time to purchase souvenirs before departing. Start the journey back towards Colombo via Dambulla to explore the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Discover the magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and different shapes, painted from around the 2nd century B.C. up to the 18th-century Kandyan era. Optionally Can be done the Wild Life Safari at Eco Park or Kaudulla National Park or Minneriya National park charges for National Park very on Pax Count ( For solo Passengers $ 100 & $ 60 )

Galle: Traditional Jewelry Making Workshop with Transfers

2. Galle: Traditional Jewelry Making Workshop with Transfers

I welcome all ages, children, families, couples and groups to come and create a lasting memory with me.This workshop demonstrates you how to make a custom piece of jewelry using precious metals such as Gold or Silver. Your "experience" is to actively participate and get your hands on Melting metals/Gauging/ Soldering/Designing/Hammering/ Embedding gems/Smoothing and Polishing involves in jewelry making. You will become familiar with all Traditional techniques that are involved. *If you have been dreaming of wearing a piece of jewelry made by yourself then, this experience is for you. Apart from that you have the opportunity to:- * Touch and examine Rough and Polished (precious, semi- precious) gems from local mines. * Learn how to Identify real gems from fakes. *** Buy all types of Gemstones and custom made Jewelries for a non- touristic price*** * Get a Free Raw "moonstone "at the end of the experience. * This experience can take longer than 3 hours depending on how long you will take for each step so be flexible with your schedule when you come. ~~~ This is a working demonstration class which demonstrates you how to make a piece of jewelry in traditional way ,so If you wish to take what you make with you , then you will have to pay for the Metal and Gems involved in the piece.( very reasonable Non Touristic price) But you don`t have to Buy anything unless you want to as we give chance for you to practice with a custom piece ~~ ~You can bring your own jewelry designs to be handmade by yourself~

From Colombo: Kandy and Pinnawala Full-Day Trip

3. From Colombo: Kandy and Pinnawala Full-Day Trip

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Colombo, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the journey to Kandy. Visit the Temple of the Tooth on arrival to see the sacred tooth of Buddha, a symbol of status that proved the worthiness of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Admire the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the golden figurines in the shrine. ''Pinnawala'' You never miss the elephant gathering in river Then, explore some of the ancient crafts by traditional artisans, including gems, wood carving, and batik. Watch craft demonstrations and buy souvenir gifts before lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense. Continue to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, and go for a stroll in the 147-acre grounds. See over 4,000 different species of plants, including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants. Learn the history of the 19th-century gardens, and see famous plants such as the cannonball tree, giant fig tree, and 40-meter tall Burma bamboo.

From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(2nd Class Reserved Seats)

4. From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(2nd Class Reserved Seats)

Travel with ease through the scenic countryside between Ella and Kandy with these second class train tickets. Have an agent meet you with your pre-reserved tickets at the train station, or arrange to have them delivered to your hotel. Avoid the stress of booking tickets in-person at the train station and the need to book your tickets in advance with this pre-booked service. Get your tickets sent to your hotel or simply pick them up at the train station. Hop board a comfortable train in Ella and travel to Kandy on one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Watch as you glide by the brilliant green carpets of the tea plantations. View charming villages and pass through magical hill country and mountain landscapes. See deep and dark woodlands and magnificent waterfalls rush past your window before arriving safely at the Kandy Railway Station. your requested to produce the original tickets at the time of journey and the original tickets can be collect from designated location to collect your tickets please produce your Ref number and passport or NIC in person at the station counter . please note that .the tickets will not be cancelled and not refund money back.if there is anything unclear please contact our office .

Kandy: Private Guided Tour of the City by Tuk-Tuk

5. Kandy: Private Guided Tour of the City by Tuk-Tuk

Explore the most iconic sites of Kandy as you get to know your guide and their hometown. Contact the guide before the tour begins to customize the tour and choose the sites you would most like to see. Visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth, situated in the Royal Palace Complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. Drive to the Queen's Bathing Pavilion and the National Museum of Kandy. Head to the Buddhist Temple which sits at the top of a hill with a breathtaking view. Stop here to take photos and admire the views of the city and surrounding areas. On the way to a tea plantation, pass along the banks of the river Mahawali. Hopefully, you will get to see monkeys during the tour and possibly spot a jaguar in the distance along the river. Take a break to grab some food at a local restaurant with the guide’s recommendation. Discuss the rest of your plans for the day while asking for tips on places to visit during your stay.

From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(3rd Class Reserved Seats)

6. From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(3rd Class Reserved Seats)

You are lucky to enjoy amazing scenic train ride from Ella to Kandy. How we do ?We do book train tickets for you in-advance and our agent will handover your tickets at railway station or we can handover tickets to your hotel. We will inform you train time and all details via email or telephone. What you should do ?You just book our package you are looking right now, and please let us know your hotel details and route (either from Ella to Kandy) and any other requirements. Tickets are subject to availability. In case of unavailability we would book next best available options for you. You agreed to above suggestion by continuing the booking. Notes,Terms and ConditionsNo cancellation & no refund policy apply.Maximum of 5 Tickets would be reserved per one passport.Standard customer verification and other terms and conditions would apply.Please refer attached PASSPORT copy for more information. the Ella to Kandy train ride in Sri Lanka is considered one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Your train journey takes you on a scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. watch the brilliant green carpets of the tea plantations. see the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of hill country. enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows.Ella to Kandy (travel time 6 to 7 hours) thank you.

From Kandy: Scenic Train Ride to Ella

7. From Kandy: Scenic Train Ride to Ella

The Kandy to Ella train ride in Sri Lanka is considered one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Your train journey takes you on a scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. Watch the brilliant green carpets of the tea plantations. See the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of Hill Country. Enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows. Kandy to Ella (trave time 6 to 7 hours) note: Train ticket seats are reserved in either 1st or 2nd class, based on availability

From Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

8. From Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

Start Ella tour at 7.00 a.m, Ella is pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. Ella is the perfect place to go to if one wants to refresh the brain. It has many famous places and has been under the attention of tourist for a decent amount of time now. On the way to Ella our first visit is Buduruwagala rock temple. Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. Next stop is Ravana waterfall, a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. After that we will reach Ella City, a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, it is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. Then next we will go to Nine Arch Bridge. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. Then time to climb little Adams peak, Little Adam’s Peak attracts many travelers who come to Sri Lanka. While climbing the Adams peak take lunch at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. It is an elegant, chic hotel that stands on a scenic 98-acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape. After having lunch you can experience Flying Ravana Mega Zip Line South Asia's longest and Sri Lanka’s first-ever mega dual zip-line, located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella, Sri Lanka. Finally, visit Halpewaththa Tea factory. Drink a cup while enjoying the magnificent natural beauty of the area. It is the final destination of our tour. Finally, back to the hotel.

From Ella: Yala National Park Safari Tour in a 4x4

9. From Ella: Yala National Park Safari Tour in a 4x4

Your experience begins with a pickup from your accommodation in Ella. From there, relax on your drive to Yala National Park, home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. Meet your private guide and climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle. Enjoy sunrise at the park — the ‘Golden Hours’ of the day — and explore the light forests, scrubs, grasslands, lagoons, and magnificent range of animals. After the safari, journey back to your point of origin to be dropped off back to your accommodation.

Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

10. Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

Explore surging waterfalls and breathtaking vistas on a day trip to Ella from pickup locations including Colombo, Kalutara, Negombo, and more. Visit Ravana Waterfall, Nine Arch Bridge, and Ravana Pool Club. Hike to Little Adam's Peak and soar through the sky on a zip line. Arrive at the Ravana Waterfall, an iconic sight ranked among the country's most popular attractions. Witness cascading water amidst lush surroundings, then arrive in Ella, a charming town nestled amidst one-of-a-kind scenery. Next, visit the Nine Arch Bridge, an architectural marvel dating back to colonial times. Travel to a bygone era as you stroll along the bridge's elegant arches surrounded by greenery. For awe-inspiring panoramic views, ascend Little Adams Peak on a 45-minute hike. The journey may be a bit of a challenge, but the reward of the views that await is worthwhile. As hunger beckons, indulge in a lunch at the renowned 98 Acres Resort & Spa (costs not included). Nestled among scenic tea estates, this elegant retreat offers not only delightful cuisine but also a moment of tranquility amid nature's embrace. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime on the Flying Ravana Mega Ziplinne. Feel an unparalleled sense of adventure coursing through your veins as you fly through the sky. The journey wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Halpewaththa Tea Factory. Savor freshly brewed tea while taking in the beauty of the area, feeling a deep connection to Sri Lanka's rich tea heritage. To add a touch of relaxation, end your day with time to unwind at the Ravana Pool Club.

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Dee gods was a fantastic tour guide. Multi day tours can be difficult but he kept a really good balance between organised and flexible. I like how accommodations and restaurants are not pre booked and planned because it gives the customers ability to choose to their own preference how they want to stay and what they want to eat. We wanted to eat as much authentic local cuisine as possible and he was so attentive to find restaurants with low chance of sickness and washrooms that were hygienic for us to use. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and content and is a really friendly guy. We got to do all the things we wanted to and more - he even took us to Anuradhapura which was interesting. So it was a good mix of the expected and also some cool things we weren’t expecting because the tour was customised and flexible. The driver was also very friendly and safe . I definitely recommend to use this company and Deegoda for anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

It was a very long day with a lot of impressions. I wasn't allowed into the temple with the hijab on, so I had to wait outside. But that was ok. I would eat myself, take snacks and water with me. It's a very long day and lunch isn't until late afternoon. Water was only 1 liter per person. Otherwise everything was great. We were allowed to go on an elephant safari and a village safari. We decided on the village safari and were able to watch locals cook and then eat traditionally.

Channa drove me savely to all the places listed and waited there for me. The drive is quite long but I absolutely loved the view to the Sigiriya Rock. He doesn’t speak englisch perfectly, but can tell you all the important stuff. The wood working station and herbal garden is free but they expect you to buy some things. Channa is a really nice travel guide.

It was a very good mix of theory and practice. Our guides tried very hard to explain everything to us and we were allowed to carry out most of the production steps ourselves. In the end we all had pieces of jewelry that we made ourselves and were very happy about them and the experience itself.

Tharanga is awesome! We spent the day together and he was more than helpful! He is easy to talk to, a very warm person and I would definitely recommend him as a guide! Thank you Tharanga ❤️