Planning Dublin to Sri Lanka holidays? When you are blessed to travel to a sunny, hot island, it is crystal clear that finding a beach will be as easy as pie. Sri lanka has been bemused with superb shores swaying and lofty coconut trees. Even though there would be countless activities to be done in Sri Lanka, a beach-cation should be additional to your list while you’re in Sri Lanka. Receiving your essential dose of vitamin sea is just a hop, skip and jump away! If you need to escape from the humdrum of ordinary life, all you can do is calming your body and soothing your soul in the conducive atmosphere.
Arrival to Sri Lanka (Bandaranayaka International Airport) in Katunayaka.
Proceed to Kandy city.
En route, visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Kandy city tour (Upper lake drive, Gem & Bathik shopping, Oak Ray wood carvings).
Witness a cultural dance in the evening.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Your holidays to Sri Lanka from Dublin begins from Kandy can be recognised as a must -go -to spot when in Sri Lanka. It is primarily because is mostly the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Peradeniya botanical garden. Kandy lake is situated in the middle of Kandy city and Kandy lake can be documented as a home to many trees and a plenty of bird species. Touring Kandy in the month of July and August will offer the tourists with the yearly Esala Perehara which is known as the outstanding Buddhist festival apprehended in Sri Lanka and one of the most attractive pageants in the world. The Kandyan kingdom itself is unconquerable; Seegiriya can be portrayed as one of the seventh miracles of the world. Sigiriya offers a gallery of 5th – century canvases skilled with landscaped gardens unequalled and unrivalled by any present-day citadel in the world. Kandy Lake will be one of the iconic places in the entire city as it is situated in the heart of Kandy, next to the Temple of the Tooth. The backdrop is attractive, and there are several peaceable spots where you can just sit and stare at the river & the Temple.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit Temple of Tooth & participate in the morning ceremony.
Proceed to Nuwaraeliya known as Little England.
En route, Tea Plantation & Tea Factory visit.
Visit beautiful waterfalls in Hill country.
Take Nuwaraeliya city Tour (Strawberry farm visit, boat ride can be arranged).
Check in to the hotel and overnight Stay.
A perfect getaway in the hills bounded by ample silence and cold, we strongly suggest you to go to Nuwara Eliya. Train ride to NuwaraEliya will be one of your favourite journeys as of the incredible views across the Sri Lankan hill country as the train passes in and out of plentiful mountain tunnels through tea plantations, eucalyptus forests and nearby villages. The low lying clouds will never fail to add beautiful scenery to the eyes of onlookers. When in Nuwara Eliya there will be plenty of waterfalls that make your heart fall for. As instance you can visit Devon waterfall. The Devon Falls is a waterfall situated 6 km west of Talawakele in Sri Lanka, A plantation of an English coffee planter, Devon is situated near the falls. This is where the name of the falls is derived from.
The waterfall is 97 meters high and is known as the 19th highest in the island. The waterfall lies on the main route to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo after passing Hatton. You can reach the top of the falls by turning left from Dimbula, and taking the Dimbula – Nawalapitiya Road (B117). The best view of the waterfall is in front of Mlesna Tea Centre. The waterfall view is so beautiful that travellers make sure they stop and have a look while on their way. A hot cup of tea and a breath-taking view is all you need when you are on a vacation.
In Nuwara Eliya there will be plenty of beautiful mountains, plants and trees, overlapping branches, and streams to see along the way.
After Breakfast at the hotel proceed to Yala national park.
Take a 4×4 Jeep safari in Yala National Park in the afternoon or next day early morning.
Check in to the hotel & relax and overnight stay.
One of the most popular things to do when in Sri Lanka is absolutely going on a safari. Spotting wildlife will be a remarkable experience for every traveller. It’s a must for anyone’s bucket list when in Sri Lanka But then where do you go for the best safari in Sri Lanka? We at Olanka will go that extra mile to add colours to your life and will take you to Yala. leaving the city lights of Colombo behind and exploring a whole new world in just five hours drive.
After Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Bentota.
Galle City tour (2 hours).
Engage in water sports.
Evening enjoy the sun set and relax at the beach.
overnight stay at the Hotel.
The best way to discover the amaze of Galle is to wear a hat and stroll through the narrow streets slightly shaded by the frangipani trees. Taking the camera to capture the glorious Galle Fort is something that the visitors should never miss. Walking along the ramparts, greets us with the view of deep Azure Ocean, the curling waves embracing the majestic fortress and the warm breeze spiraling around us. Anyone who prefers to break away from the busy life, can visit Galle Fort and let the bare feet touch the dew dropped grass, sit on the fortress and watch the sun sinking low followed by the dramatic nightfall. Indeed, this really is meditation. Another significant feature in Galle fort is that it spreads this romantic aura all around. Couples walking hand in hand along the streets, sitting on the Fortress under colorful umbrellas, being captured by professional photographers, enjoying dinners under the moonlit sky is a common scene that we can encounter.
The pride of a nation in the eyes of the world is enhanced by a combination of several features including a glorified history supported by the preserved ancient treasures. Galle fort certainly is a fine example of a site where the history and the heritage meet. It is majestic, vibrant, lively, glorified and carries a trendy vibe that induce anyone to visit and revisit.
After Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Colombo where your Sri Lanka holidays from Dublin ends.
On the way you get to visit a turtles hatchery in Kosgoda.
Check in to the hotel & relax at the hotel.
Later proceed with a Colombo Shopping and City Tour.
Kosgoda is one of the turtle hatcheries found near the southern coast of Sri Lanka. At this place, you will find all kinds of turtles living in Sri Lanka. This center is used as a hatchery that helps to increase the rate of hatching as well as the survival of the baby turtles, especially of the turtles near extinct. This center is also responsible for taking care of sick and injured turtles especially adults, by giving them the possible care and releasing them back to the ocean. At this place, there are around 10 tanks filled with turtles, either new hatchlings waiting their turn to be released or older ones who are unable to live in the big bad sea themselves and have been rescued. At the end of the day you will get to travel in city Of Colombo. Colombo is the home for some beautiful cafes and shopping malls.