Magnificent Summer Trip

The combination of animals, beautiful nature, beautiful beaches and cultural experiences form the framework for this great summer trip to Sri Lanka. We make sure you live comfortably and can relax after explorations and excursions.

This trip is for you who want to go away during the summer without compromising on experiences or quality. You visit both Gal Oya, a relatively unknown national park and then the more famous Yala National Park. Beautiful days at the beach and then on to explore Sri Lanka’s unique nature and culture with train journeys and adventures. The holiday ends with a transfer by seaplane back to Colombo so you save transport time and get to experience a delicious experience. SeeĀ ebizdir for economy of Sri Lanka.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia

Today begins a summer trip with experiences you will soon forget.

Day 2: Arrival in Sri Lanka and flight to Batticalo, as well as transfer to Passikudah

Once you have landed and picked up your luggage, you will continue with domestic flights to the east coast. This way you avoid a long drive and instead have time to take a dip in the sea on Sri Lanka’s east coast, before you settle down and eat some well-cooked supper. ( F , M )

Day 3: Relax on the beach in Passikudah

You spend the day on your own. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, relax in the hotel or sit back on the beach. ( F , M )

Day 4: Gal Oya National Park

After breakfast, head to Gal Oya National Park. The park is one of Sri Lanka’s main destinations for ecotourists and offers safaris in boats. From here you can keep an eye out for elephants, leopards, water buffalo and wild boar. The best time to visit the park is during our summer months. ( F )

Day 5: On to the surfing paradise Arugam Bay

After a quiet morning and morning, your adventure continues towards the coast at Arugam Bay. You live in a lovely villa hotel by the sea. If you want you can go to the area at Arugam Bay and try surfing. ( F )

Day 6-7: Arugam Bay on your own

Today, relaxation awaits you at your lovely hotel, or perhaps a trip to Arugam Bay, where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. ( F )

Day 8: The journey continues to Ella

Today you go on to one of Sri Lanka’s coziest cities, namely Ella. Stroll along the main street and enjoy a cup of coffee, or relax in your hotel and admire the mountain views. ( F )

Day 9: Ella on her own

Today you can go hiking, for example to Little Adams Peak or Ravana Falls. ( F )

Day 10: Tea plantations around Nuwara Eliya

From Ella, the journey continues to Nuwara Eliya in the heart of Sri Lanka’s highlands and especially known for the many tea plantations that surround the city. Historically, the city is known as the British summer residence. And the cityscape is still characterized by Victorian architecture and beautiful gardens. Here you have the opportunity to visit one of the nearby tea plantations. ( F )

Day 11: The day on your own in Nuwara Eliya

You are now in the central highlands and one of Sri Lanka’s most amazing cities – Nuwara Eliya. Here the English spent their time when the heat was at its worst on the island, still from the colonial era there are palace-like buildings in Victorian style and Tudor Gothic. In the afternoon you take a walk in the area and see the city itself, visit the market, stop at the golf club and enjoy the view at Lake Gregory. ( F )

Day 12: By train to Kandy

Today you go on one of the world’s finest train journeys through the mountains, with a view of tea plantations and lush mountains. You arrive in Kandy first thing in the evening. ( F )

Day 13: Kandy on your own

Today you have the opportunity to explore one of Sri Lanka’s most charming cities. Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers and waterfalls. According to legend, the visitable “Tooth Temple” houses one of the Buddha’s teeth and you must not forget to take a walk in the botanical garden. ( F )

Day 14: The journey continues to Sigiriya

After breakfast, the journey continues towards Sigiriya. Along the way, a walk is planned, past beautiful rice fields and with the opportunity to swim in a river. Afterwards, lunch is served in one of the small villages. You arrive in Sigiriya in the afternoon and can then relax at your hotel. ( F )

Day 15: Polonnaruwa & elephant safari

After breakfast, head to Polonnaruwa – famous for its many archeological sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you then continue to Minneriya National Park – an “elephant corridors” and do an elephant safari with great chances to see both one and several elephants. There is also a rich bird life for those interested and when the sun goes down you return to your hotel. ( F )

Day 16: Full day trip to Dambulla and Sigiriya

After breakfast, the day begins with an excursion to the cave temple complex in Dambulla, which among other things hides more than 150 Buddha statues. The largest of these is 14 meters high and carved directly from the rock. You can choose if you want to go on a bike ride in the local area (about twelve kilometers) before heading to Sigiriya. The place is a World Heritage Site and you are guaranteed to get your heart rate up when you go up the steep steps, but the view from the top is worth the effort. ( F )

Day 17: By seaplane back to the airport

The holiday ends in style when you go to the airport by seaplane, before the journey home begins. ( F )

Day 18: Arrival in Scandinavia

Overnight stays

Sixteen nights in 3- and 4-star hotels

Magnificent Summer Trip

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