COLOMBO: Have a snack in the park at Galle Face Beach and watch people shooting their glowing toys into the night sky.
PINNAWALA: Watching tamed elephants bathing in the Maha Oya river.
HABARANA: The resort of Cinnamon Lodge is a good point to make tours to Polunnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kaudulla National Park. It is
very nice as it lies in a forest park – watch out for huge leguans relaxing by the water. You can book it here.
POLONNARUWA: Visit the former capital and take a look at the large granite Buddha statues. Beware of little monkeys that like to snatch food from
SIGIRIYA: Climb up the 1200 steps of the Lion Rock to enjoy the view over the jungle.
KAUDULLA National Park: Exploring wild elephants, buffalos and birds on a bumpy safari – very impressive.
DAMBULLA: Admire the caves with their beautiful ceiling paintings and hundreds of Buddha statues inside.
KANDY: Try some Kottu Roti on the busy streets and take a walk in the botanical gardens (at some areas you will notice hundreds of bats hanging in the
trees above you). You can stay at Cinnamon
Citadel, a hotel at the Mahawela river in a quiet area. You can book it here.
NUWARA ELIYA: Enjoy the picturesque tea plantations while driving up to Nuwara Eliyah (1990 meters above sea) and visit a tea factory (with teas like
the BOP = Broken Orange Pekoe). A colonial hotel experience: Jetwing St. Andrews – the GEM Suite is very charming. You can book it here.
GALLE: Relax at the Indian ocean and take a walk through the colonial fortress of Galle. The hotel Jetwing Lighthouse was designed by Sri Lankan architect
Geoffrey Bawa and lies right at the beach. You can book it here.
UNAWATUNA: Spend some time at Dalawella and Kogalla Beach. Tourist House is a cute little guesthouse run by friendly Rishyana. You can order dinner from her and she will surprise you with delicious