Natur & Kultur in Sri Lanka erleben Sri Lanka

Natur & Kultur in Sri Lanka erleben

  • Entdecke die landschaftlichen & kulturellen Schätze Sri Lankas
  • Aufstieg auf den Löwenfelsen von Sigiriya
  • Besichtigung der UNESCO Weltkulturerbestätten Anuradhapura und Sigiriya
  • Bewundere Buddhas Zahn in Kandys heiligem Zahntempel
  • Ruinen von Polonnaruwa (Weltkulturerbe)
  • Safari im Yala Nationalpark
  • Entspannung am traumhaften Strand in Unawatuna
  • Wanderung im Horton Plains Nationalpark
  • Kulturelles Kandy
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

15 Tage Sri Lanka

ab 1.099 € zzgl. 200,00 $ (ca. 173 €)
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Sri Lanka - die Perle des Indischen Ozeans! Die wunderschöne Insel ist sehr vielfältig und von der Natur besonders üppig ausgestattetet worden. Auf Sri Lanka finden sich Zeugnisse einer weltweit bewunderten Hochkultur mit den vielen Tempeln und Heiligtümern friedfertiger Weltanschauungen, die es so kein zweites Mal gibt. Die Teegärten und Reisterrassen, das Bergland mit Dschungeln und dem ursprünglichen Regenwald, gewaltige Wasserfälle, wildreiche Nationalparks mit Savannen und Mangroven machen Sri Lanka zu einem wahren Paradies. Entdecke Sri Lanka vom üppig-grünen Urwald bis zu den palmengesäumten weißen Stränden und erlebe religiösen und kulturellen Reichtum auf kleinstem Raum.

1. Tag: Negombo
Willkommen in Negombo!

2.-3. Tag: Anuradhapura
Nach einer Stadtbesichtigung in Negombo führt uns die Reise nach Anuradhapura, der ersten Hauptstadt Sri Lankas. Wir besichtigen die archäologische Stätte auf einer geführten Tour.

4. Tag: Polonnaruwa
Wir erkunden die Ruinen, die zum Weltkulturerbe zählen.

5. Tag: Sigiriya
Es geht hinauf zur ehemaligen Festung auf den 200 Meter hohen Löwenfelsen. Der Ausblick ist spektakulär!

6.-7. Tag: Kandy
Stopp in Dambulla, berühmt für seine buddhistischen Höhlentempel. Weiter nach Kandy, wo im berühmten Zahntempel ein Eckzahn Buddhas als Reliquie aufbewahrt wird. Eine Vorstellung der Kandy Tänzer solltest du dir nicht entgehen lassen.

8. - 9.Tag: Nuwara Eliya
Das reizvoll von Bergen eingerahmte Nuwara Eliya ist unser nächstes Ziel. Im idyllischen Bergland besuchen wir eine Teeplantage.

10. Tag: Ella & Horton Plains Nationalpark
Ziel unserer Wanderung im Horton Plains Nationalpark ist "World's End" - eine dramatische Klippe, die abrupt und senkrecht über 1.000 Meter abfällt.

11. Tag: Yala Nationalpark
Stopp an den beeindruckenden Rawana Wasserfällen. Auf einer Pirschfahrt im Yala Nationalpark halten wir Ausschau nach Elefanten, Leoparden und Bären.

12.-13. Tag: Unawatuna
Wir besuchen das Elefanten-Waisenhaus, das sich mit der Rehabilitation und Auswilderung junger Elefanten beschäftigt. Anschließend kannst an traumhaften Stränden der Südküste von Sri Lanka entspannen.

14.-15. Tag: Negombo
Wir besuchen eine Schildkröten Aufzuchtstation und erkunden Colombo auf einer geführten Stadtbesichtigung.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Sri Lanka Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie beschrieben:
    • Negombo Stadtbesichtigung & Fischmarkt
    • Besichtigung Anuradhapura Ruinen
    • Ausflug nach Mihintale
    • Besuch Kokosnuss-Plantage & Palmwein-Gewinnung
    • Aukana Buddha
    • Besichtigung Polonnaruwa Ruinen
    • Besuch Sigiriya Felsenfestung
    • Besuch Dambulla Höhlen
    • Besuch botanischer Garten
    • Kandy: Abend-Zeremonie am Zahntempel, Stadtbesichtigung, kulturelle Tanzshow & Botanischer Garten
    • Besichtigungstour in Nuwara Eliya
    • Eintritt & Wanderung im Horton Plains Nationalpark
    • malerische Zugfahrt nach Ella
    • Kochkurs mit inkludiertem Abendessen
    • Ella Rock oder Little Adam's Peak & Ravana Wasserfall
    • Pirschfahrt im Yala Nationalpark
    • Besuch des Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home
    • Stadtbesichtigung in Galle
    • Colombo Stadtbesichtigung
    • Besuch Schildkröten-Brutanstalt

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Reiseversicherungen
  • persönliche Ausgaben & Trinkgelder
  • Flughafentransfers
  • Visumgebühren
  • optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten

Unterbringung

14x Mittelklasse-Hotel

Die Unterbringung erfolgt im halben Doppelzimmer. Gegen Aufpreis ist die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (außer an Tag 11 im Yala Nationalpark).

Verpflegung


14x Frühstück
1x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, lokale englischsprachige Tourguides

Transportarten

Bahn, öffentlicher Bus, Zu Fuß, Privatfahrzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Tourhotel in Negombo
Einzelzimmer: 97 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 52 EUR p.P.
Zweibettzimmer: 52 EUR p.P.

Flughafentransfer

Negombo
Preis pro Fahrzeug (max. 3 Personen): 34 EUR

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Polonnaruwa:
Ayurveda Full Body Massage in Hotel Spa US$20

Unawatuna:
Walbeobachtung US$65

Negombo:
Madhu Ganga Fluss Bootsfahrt US$10

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Preise und Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1 - Arrive Negombo
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.

Negombo is situated by the shores of a lagoon by the same name. Once a Portuguese and Dutch trading port, popular attractions here include the Old Dutch fort gate built in 1672, the Dutch Canal, and the old churches and fishing villages which surround the area. It also has a huge and rather inviting white sandy beach.

The Kotchchikade area comes to life at dusk with many handicrafts for sale, boutiques, shops, gem shops and restaurants for you to explore.

Accommodation
1 night in hotels at Camelot Beach Hotel or similar.

Day 2 to 3 - Anuradhapura
We make our way to Anuradhapura after taking a morning city tour of Negombo and visiting the fish market. Anuradhapura, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site was founded in the 4th century BC and was the capital of the Anuradhapura Kingdom until the beginning of the 11th century AD. Today the extensive ruins are well preserved and are an important site for Buddhists, Tamils and Hindus alike and we take a guided tour of them, learning about the fascinating history and the restoration efforts.

We also explore the site of Mihintale. Here you can discover the ruins of a hospital, a large monastry and ancient carvings. Climb the rock of Mihintale and discover an aerial view of ancient city of Anuradhapura.

Included Excursions
Negombo city tour & fish market, Anuradhapura Ruins, Coconut Plantation and Toddy Tapping, Ancient Mihintale excursion

Accommodation
2 night(s) in hotels at Randiya Hotel or similar.

Meals
2 Buffet Breakfast

Day 4 - Polonnaruwa
After two nights in Anuradhapura, we leave and begin out drive for the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. On the way we stop at Aukana Buddha, one of the reservoirs constructed during the reign of King Dathusena, where we can see a magnificent 12 metre high statue of the Buddha. Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country. Built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, Polonnaruwa is a listed World Heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, and four statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock. Polonnaruwa is laid out over a large distance therefore the best way to explore the area is by bicycle. We take a guided tour of the ruins. You may have time to explore the ruins by bike (optional).

Included Excursions
Aukana Buddha, Polonnaruwa ruins

Optional Excursions
Ayurveda Full Body Massage in Hotel Spa ­ US$ 20

Accommodation
1 night in hotels at Giritale Hotel or similar.

Meals
1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - Sigiriya
The following morning we head to Sigiriya, (Lions Rock), an impressive site from a distance rising 200 metres from the jungle. With hundreds of steps to climb to reach the top of the 5th century rock fortress, the view from the top over the surrounding landscape is incredible. Here you can also see the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya.

Included Excursions
Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Accommodation
1 night in hotels at Gimanhala Hotel or similar.

Meals
1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 to 7 - Kandy
Our next stop is Kandy but first we will have a couple of stops along the way. In Dabulla, we visit the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples which were used by the monks as meditation locations and places of worship. Some contain statues, paintings of the Buddha and detailed frescoes. We will also make a stop at a Spice and Herbal Garden where you will get shown the locally grown flora and some of its uses in medicine and cooking.

We then introduce you to Kandy with a brief orientation tour. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings of the central hill regions, and of course is World Heritage listed. We will take a drive around the Kandy Lake, built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798, visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. In the afternoon you will have some free time to enjoy the city. You will find that Kandy is probably the best place to buy most of the handicrafts produced in Sri Lanka. Tonight we will take a sunset tour of the Temple of the Tooth (where legend has it Buddha's tooth is kept) and watch a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Included Excursions
Dambulla Caves, Royal Botanical Garden, Kandy city tour, Evening Puja at Temple of the Tooth, Kandy Cultural Dance Show

Accommodation
2 night(s) in hotels at Thilanka Hotel or similar.

Meals
2 Buffet Breakfast(s)

Day 8 to 9 - Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is located in the heart of Sri Lankan hill country and its higher altitudes and cooler climate are a welcome respite, with velvety green tea plantations carpeting the rolling hills. You will have a sightseeing tour including a visit to a tea plantation and factory. The rest of day will be spent at your leisure.

Included Excursions
Sight Seeing Tour in Nuwaraeliya

Optional Excursions
Adam's Peak - early morning trek for sunrise at 2,243m on top of one of Sri Lanka's most famous landmarks.

Accommodation
2 night(s) in hotels at Windsor Hotel or similar.

Meals
1 Buffet Breakfast(s), 1 Breakfast(s)

Day 10 - Ella
Early in the morning you leave for visiting the impressive Horton Plains National Park. Once a haven for elephants they no longer inhabit this area, however it is possible to witness many other species of wildlife. The area is surrounded by the country's highest mountains, shrouded in cloud and rivers. This is the only National Park in Sri Lanka in which visitors are allowed to walk around freely so we will take the opportunity for a trek through the high mountain vegetation and lakes.

Our goal is 'Worlds End' where the 2000 metre plateau comes to an abrupt end, plunging 700-1000 meters to the valley floor. On the way we will see a great deal of wildlife, including with purple­faced langurs, wild boar and barking deer as well as a small number of leopards. We board a train from Nuwara Eliya and enjoy the slow pace through the mountain scenery as we head to Ella. Ella is a sleepy village in Sri Lanka's Hill Country.

Included Excursions
Entry & trek in Horton Plains National Park, Scenic Train ride to Ella, Sri Lankan Cooking Class including dinner

Accommodation
1 night in hotels at Ella Gap or similar.

Meals
1 Breakfast Box, 1 Dinner(s)

Day 11 - Yala National Park
Leaving Ella we stop at the Ella and Ravana Waterfalls before reaching Yala National Park where we will spend a night camping just outside of the park. We will take a game drive for your best chances to see elephants, leopards and bears. Yala National Park was established in 1900 and has one of the densest populations of wildlife in Asia. The park has two important pilgrimage sites, Sithulpahuwa and Magul Vilhara and has been the center of past civilisations.

Included Excursions
Ella Rock or Little Adam's peak and Ravana waterfalls, Game drive at Yala NP

Accommodation
1 night in hotels at Kithala Resort or similar.

Meals
1 Buffet Breakfast(s)

Day 12 to 13 - Unawatuna
In Unawatuna we visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, an important sanctuary that aims to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for release back into the wild. There is also time to relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. Off the coast, there are excellent diving opportunities, with a number of coral reefs and shipwrecks to be explored. Turtles come on to the beach at night to lay their eggs. There are a number of optional activities here to enjoy, and with two nights in Unawatuna, there is plenty of time to make the most of the surroundings.

Included Excursions
Visit to Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, Galle City Tour

Optional Excursions
Whale watching - US$65

Accommodation
2 night(s) in hotels at Sanmira Renaissance or similar.

Meals
1 Breakfast(s), 1 Buffet Breakfast(s)

Day 14 - Negombo
We now return to Negombo. On the way to Sri Lanka's administrative capital, we visit a Turtle harchery. From Negombo we can enjoy a city tour of Colombo. It is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings. Enjoy driving through the Commercial area or the 'Fort', so named because both the Portuguese and Dutch had a fort here. We drive past 'Pettah', a hectic bazaar full of ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples, then visit a Hindu temple and drive past Jumi-UL Alfar Jumma Mosque. We continue through the Wolvendaal Dutch Church, Hultsdorf Law courts, to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens and on to Independence Square and Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall.

Included Excursions
Colombo city tour, Turtle Hatchery

Optional Excursions
Madhu Ganga River Cruise - US$10

Accommodation
1 night in hotels at Camelot Beach Hotel or similar.

Meals
1 Buffet Breakfast(s)

Day 15 - Depart Negombo
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Meals
1 Buffet Breakfast(s)
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