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The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems

1. The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems

Ayubowan! Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital: Colombo! Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of this vibrant city together with your private host. The very best must-sees, hidden gems, and local snacks await! So, hop on a colorful Tuk Tuk and let your private guide take you from one highlight to another. The Independence Square is a must visit and a great place to kick off your tour. Stroll through the spacious green lawns and marvel at one of the islands' longest standing colonial buildings. Your host can tell you all about Sri Lanka’s historic past and how the city has changed to the modern city of today. Do as the Sri Lankans do and grab some delicious hoppers and vegetable roti. Locals simply love to start the day with this tasty morning snack, especially when heading to Colombo’s biggest park! Filled with lush vegetation, 100-year-old trees and a replica of the White House, this park is a tranquil gem away from the city buzz. Tuk Tuk your way to the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo with a beautiful lake. Check out an amazing collection of Buddha statues, take a look at a holy tree and admire a relic of Buddha’s hair. Feel free to ask your host any burning questions! Get immersed in real local life and visit one of the liveliest markets. See where locals buy and sell everything from vegetables to electronics. Wander through the labyrinth streets and follow your nose to a nearby cassava chip vendor. See how this yummy snack is made and make your taste buds dance! Head to the banana market and try as many different bananas as you fancy! Curious what else awaits? How about a visit to a mosque in the shape of a pomegranate, followed by a beautifully minimalist Hindu temple? A visit to Sri Lanka’s last King’s jail cell is also a unique gem! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the stunning view from the lighthouse. What better way to top off your tour than at the relaxing ocean side of Galle Face? Unwind and relax with a cold drink, a delicious prawn cake and a marvelous sunset over the western coast of Sri Lanka!

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 very low non- touristic price*** * Get a Free "moonstone "at the end of the experience. ~~~ 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~

Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour

3. Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour

Set sail from Mirissa to witness the breathtaking sight of the planet’s largest mammal, the blue whale, in its natural habitat. Sri Lanka’s southern waters are rich in aquatic life. As well as blue whales, you might see fin whales, sperm whales and pilot whales, as well as many species of dolphins. Depart at 6:30 AM, ahead of the other boats. A complimentary breakfast of sandwiches and fruits will be served on board, along with water and tea or coffee. Knowledgeable guides are on board to answer any questions you may have and help you spot these wonderful creatures. The boat is fitted with a GPS tracking systems, to guide you to the best location to see these extraordinary animals. With over 90% probability of seeing whales and dolphins, you are promised a morning to remember.

Sri Lanka: eSIM Data Plan

4. Sri Lanka: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Sri Lanka hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected during your travels with high-speed coverage in Sri Lanka as well as Cambodia, Japan, and Bangladesh. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): smartone Local operator info: Sri Lanka: Dialog Cambodia: Hello Axiata Japan: softbank Bangladesh: Robi

Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

5. Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

After being picked up at your hotel, hop onboard your Madu Ganga Magrove boat safari and explore the Madu River. See the mangrove forests and marshlands that surround the river. Stop at a cinnamon garden, and try some of the area’s famous cinnamon. The Madu Ganga River region is home to some of the best quality cinnamon in the world as well as a flourishing cinnamon industry. Afterward, marvel at the fishermen who stoically sit atop large branches planted in the middle of the water waiting for their catch. Continue to a local Turtle Hatchery, where your guide will introduce you to the many local varieties of turtles. End your tour with a visit to the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort illustrates the unique interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. After discovering the fort, you will be returned to your hotel in Colombo.

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

6. 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.

Yala: National Park Safari Private All-Inclusive Day Trip

7. Yala: National Park Safari Private All-Inclusive Day Trip

Yala Safari Day Trip is organised by Bentota Travel Mart. Free pick up & drop off are available from following areas. Wadduwa, Kalutara, Waskaduwa Beruwala, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ahungalla Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Talpe Ahangama, Koggala, Habaraduwa Weligama, Mirissa, Matara Dikwella, Tangalle, Ranna Hambantota, Weerawila Attractions & Activities • Yala National Park Jeep Safari (4 Hours) Inclusions • Safari Jeep • National Park Entry fees • Lunch • Free Pick-up & Drop-off • Private Transportation with English Speaking Driver-Guide Key Points Tour Starts from the pick-up point at 4.00am-6.00am ( Morning Safari) & 10.00am-12.00pm (Evening Safari) This is an All Inclusive package & No hidden costs.

Galle/Unawatuna/Weligama/Mirissa: Yala National Park Safari

8. Galle/Unawatuna/Weligama/Mirissa: Yala National Park Safari

Your experience begins with a pickup from your hotel in either the Galle, Unawatuna, Weligama or Mirissa areas. From there, relax on your drive to Yala National Park. Upon arrival you'll go for a safari drive by Jeep, keeping an eye out for local leopards and elephants in their natural habitat. Other indigenous wildlife which are able to be spotted in this park includes sloth bears, jackals, mongoose, spotted deers, buffalo, wild boars, sambhur, and hare. Now the most-visited park in Sri Lanka, Yala is also an important nature reserve for 50 species of butterflies and many species of birds. After the safari, journey back to your point of origin to be dropped off back to your accommodation.

Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Yala Safari Tour

9. Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Yala Safari Tour

Combine a transfer from Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela to Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna or Galle area with a thrilling day trip to Yala National Park. Experience the immense biodiversity of this park on this Sri Lankan animal safari. Be picked up from your accommodation in Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela. Relax and take in the local scenery on the drive to Yala National Park. Board an open-topped safari jeep to get the best views and photo angles. See the animals during the day when they are the most active. Watch for leopards, sloth bears, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, water buffalos, and a large variety of bird species. Get some great shots of these magnificent creatures. Hear about wildlife and get photography tips from your local guide. Let your guide show you the spots where the animals are likely to congregate. Then, head back to your air-conditioned car for the ride to your accommodation in Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, or Galle.

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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