Sri Lankan touristic places to discover
Further than Kalpitiya peninsula, there are plenty of amazing areas to discover in one day trip. Looking for nature, historical parks, cultural attractions in cities? Discover all the possibilities you have :
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya Rock Fortress Lion Rock is situated in the Central Province of Matale near a town called Dambulla. The most renowned is the frescoes on the rock of Sigiriya Damsels. After climbing the ancient fortress you can enjoy many of the beautiful views over the surrounding mountains.
To reach Sigiriya you will need 3:30 hours by car.
Van : 15 000 LKR drop – 17 000 LKR return
You can couple this tour with Minneriya National Park which is known as one of the best elephant spot on the island. To reach Sigiriya and Minneriya you will need 03:30 hours by car.
Van : 18 000 LKR
During your safari in Wilpathu Park with Jeep, you will see in this amazing sanctuary : elephants, leopards, crocodiles, birds and many more. The park is located in the north on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Don’t forget to bring your camera and water!
To reach Wilpathu National Park you will need 2 hours by car. Maximum 8 persons in the jeep.
Van : half day 11 000 LKR / full day 14 000 LKR
Visit Anuradhapura, the ancient royal city where you can explore the temples and palaces dagobas. Anuradhapura is an active temple with a sacred Fig tree the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. The local population and the foreigners come every weekend to make a special offering with fruits and lotus flowers.
To reach Anuradhapura you will need 02:30 hours by car.
Van : 15 000 LKR
Anuradhapura and Dambulla or Mihintale
You can couple the visit of Anuradhapura with two other amazing areas closeby : Dambulla or Mihintale. Dambulla is famous for its caves with the paintings of Buddha. You will do the whole tour in 03:30 and the van would cost you 18 000 LKR
In Mihintale you can climb until it temple where, at the top, you have a magic view on the Cultural Triangle. Mihintale is only 15 minutes from Anuradhapura and the whole tour would cost you 17 000 LKR.
Come in Kandy to visit the Temple Tooth, the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya or the elephant orphanage of Pinnawala and at 5pm, you can assist the traditional dancing show. In Kandy you can walk around of lake to look the colonial architecture.
To reach Kandy you will need 4 hours by car.
Van : 17 000 LKR
Pinnawela elephant orphanage
Pinnawela orphanage is situated near of Kandy and it was established 1975. Each morning at 10:00 am and afternoon at 2:00 pm, the animals are walked until the river to play and for a two hours bath. The Elephant Orphanage has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.
To reach Pinnawela Orphanage you will need 03:30 hours by car.
Van : 17 000 LKR
Arugam bay is located on the east coast in the south. It is the best surf spot in Sri Lanka and it’s on the list of the top ten surf spots in the world. The best season of the year to surf is between April until November. You have different spots for amateurs or professionals.
To reach Arugam bay you will need 10 hours by car.
Van : 28 000 LKR
Trincomalee is located on the east coast of the island. The town is renowned for the beaches, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. Trincomalee’s superb deep-water with Blue whales who are most present between the months of February and November.
To reach Trincomalee you will need 05h30 hours by car.
Van : 21 000 LKR
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka offers historical monuments with a colonial architecture. It’s the best place for the shopping, dining and the festivals. If you like the Art come in Colombo to visit the National Museum or a Buddhist temple like The Gangarama Vihara.
To reach Colombo you will need 3:30 hours by car.
Van : 16 000 LKR
Galle is a famous city for the Dutch Fort in the bay of Galle. Inside of the fort you have luxury hotels, a lot of restaurants with local and international food, a school, some churches and mosques. Come to Galle and take a drink during the sunset in front of the Indian Ocean in the Dutch Fort.
To reach Galle you will need 6 hours by car.
Van : 24 000 LKR
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Price : 70€
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