Category: Sri Lanka

Dambulla Caves in the Cultural Triangle

Day 13: KANDY - ALUVIHARA - DAMBULLA - PIDURANGALA - SIGIRIYA Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Today the alarm sounds a little earlier than these last days in Kandy and one of the reasons is that we can finally get to know the famous Dambulla Caves . Today is a very special day in which we will begin to tour the famous Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka.
10 essential tips for traveling to Sri Lanka
10 essential tips for traveling to Sri Lanka
With this selection of tips for traveling to Sri Lanka we want to facilitate, as far as possible, your trip to this amazing country in addition to answering some of the most frequent questions. With a fascinating culture, impressive archeological sites, dreamlike landscapes, paradisiacal beaches and incredible people, Sri Lanka is one of the most unknown countries in the world at the same time it has become in recent times and thanks to Instagram in one of the Most visited.
Hotels in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Hotels in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Riverside Cabanas This was the first of the hotels in Sri Lanka and Maldives where we stayed. Hotel in Mirissa, 100 m from the beach and about 5 minutes walking. Upon arrival at the entrance of the Riverside Cabanas, we realize that it is not just any hotel, the staff receives us at the same reception, where after accommodating us on some sofas, they bring us a couple of juices of natural fruit to freshen up… [ Read more ...] River Face Inn Hotel in Tissa, a little out of the way, but with a tuk tuk you reach the Lake Tewa area for about 100 rupees.
Hotel in Mirissa
Hotel in Mirissa
Riverside Cabanas Hotel in Mirissa, 100 m from the beach and about 5 minutes walking. Upon arrival at the entrance of the Riverside Cabanas, we realize that it is not just any hotel, the staff receives us at the same reception, where after accommodating us on some sofas, they bring us a couple of juices of natural fruit to freshen up.
Hotel in Kandy
Hotel in Kandy
The Skydale Choosing a hotel in Kandy has not been an easy task. First, because of the number of options that exist and secondly, because the prices and the relationship of opinions that we read on the internet were not entirely equivalent. After many laps we found a hotel that just by name caught our attention, the Skydale.
Hotel in Sigiriya
Hotel in Sigiriya
Hideout Sigiriya Arriving at our hotel in Sigiriya, the Sigiriya Hideout and not feeling at home from the moment you cross the garden, it is impossible. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the city and 5 minutes by car from Sigiriya. Upon arrival they receive us with a freshly made juice and explain the operation of the hotel, schedules ... etc.
Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura
Day 16: ANURADHAPURA Saturday, July 6, 2013 Today we started the day shortly before 7 in the morning going to the terrace in front of the room of our hotel in Anuradhapura, the Gamodh Citadel Resort. After filling our stomachs with something similar to a breakfast, at 8 o'clock Chami comes looking for us with what will be our tuk tuk today in the tour of Anuradhapura.
Sigiriya and safari in Minneriya
Sigiriya and safari in Minneriya
Day 14: SIGIRIYA - MINNERIYA - POLONNARUWA Thursday, July 4, 2013 Today we start again at dawn, shortly before 6 in the morning the alarm clock rings, reminding us that at 7 in the morning the Sigiriya ticket offices open and that today we have a most complete day, visiting Sigiriya and doing a safari in Minneriya.
Buddha of Aukana and Polonnaruwa
Buddha of Aukana and Polonnaruwa
Day 15: POLONNARUWA - AUKANA - ANURADAPHURA Friday, July 5, 2013 Today we start the day at 7 in the morning with a typical Sri Lankan breakfast that we have not managed to change for a western one for many times that we have told the owner of the hotel ... It is clear that this Polonnaruwa hotel, the Clay Hut Village, is not going to take a chance in our entire stay!
Train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
Train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
Day 10: NUWARA ELIYA - KANDY Sunday, June 30, 2013 Today we wake up the alarm a little later, something strange in our travels, but what we are lately taking the gustillo. Shortly before 8 in the morning we are having breakfast at The Trevene Hotel, preparing to spend the rest of the morning visiting what we have left of the city, before going to the Nanu Oya train station, to catch the Nuwara train Eliya to Kandy at 13.
Dambulla Caves in the Cultural Triangle
Dambulla Caves in the Cultural Triangle
Day 13: KANDY - ALUVIHARA - DAMBULLA - PIDURANGALA - SIGIRIYA Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Today the alarm sounds a little earlier than these last days in Kandy and one of the reasons is that we can finally get to know the famous Dambulla Caves . Today is a very special day in which we will begin to tour the famous Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka.
Botanical Garden in Kandy
Botanical Garden in Kandy
Day 12: KANDY (Botanical Garden) Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Today we have a slightly quieter day than the rest of the days we have been in Sri Lanka and the idea is to take this “kit kat” as a gift and take the opportunity to know the Botanical Garden in Kandy, so we get up at 7 in the morning and shortly before 8 am we are already in the spectacular breakfast room of the Skydale.
Nuwara Eliya tea factory
Nuwara Eliya tea factory
Day 9: NUWARA ELIYA Saturday, June 29, 2013 The idea since we planned this trip to Sri Lanka was to dedicate one of the days we were in the city of Nuwara Eliya to introduce us into the incredible world of tea. We had read in many places countless opinions about the best tea factories, where we could see the whole process of tea making, but after much searching and searching, we chose to make our first visit in Mackwoods the best tea factory in Nuwara Eliya and one of the best known in the Highlands.
Train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya
Train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya
Day 8: ELLA - NUWARA ELIYA Friday, June 28, 2013 The alarm clock has behaved a little better today than it normally does when traveling. Today it rang at 7.30 in the morning, why do we have to take a train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya! We will have the opportunity to make one of the most beautiful train tours in the world, the Highlands of Sri Lanka.
The city of Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha
The city of Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha
Day 11: KANDY (Temple of the Tooth of Buddha) Monday, July 1, 2013 Last night we set the alarm clock at 6 in the morning with the idea of ​​enjoying the sunrise from our balcony, but the day has dawned cloudy and the only thing that We have been able to confirm that the views from the Skydale, despite the clouds are impressive!
She in the Highlands of Sri Lanka
She in the Highlands of Sri Lanka
Day 7: SHE - ELLA ROCK (THE HIGH EARTHS) Thursday, June 27, 2013 We are still in it in the Highlands of Sri Lanka and we are still getting up early to take advantage of the days we are spending on this trip to Sri Lanka. At 6 in the morning the alarm clock is ringing and at 7 we are already in the breakfast room, filling the stomach to face the day we will go to Ella Rock.
Little Adam's Peak in Ella
Little Adam's Peak in Ella
Day 6: SHE - LITTLE ADAM 'S PEAK - TEMPLE DOWA Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Today we wake up in Ella, that city we arrived yesterday and that only in a few hours has she managed to fall in love. We slept like kings and shortly before 7 in the morning, we were already in the breakfast room, where Cristina, the owner of the hotel, has welcomed us with her family, allowing us to charge the batteries to face Little Adam's Peak in her.
Safari in Yala from Tissa to Ella
Safari in Yala from Tissa to Ella
Day 5: TISSA - SAFARI IN YALA - BUDURUWAGALA - ELLA Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Ringggggggggggg… .Rinnnnggggggg…. What happens? If it is only 4 in the morning and at this time only the alarm sounds when we travel ... and we are already traveling! Today is the day of the safari in Yala? It took us a few minutes to focus on what was the reason for the alarm to sound at this time of the morning and more when we have been almost all night turning on and off the fan because of the heat it has made and the mosquitoes have made an appearance in our room more than we expected.
Beaches of Southern Sri Lanka and the city of Galle
Beaches of Southern Sri Lanka and the city of Galle
Day 3: SOUTH BEACHES OF SRI LANKA (MIRISSA - WELIGAMA - UNAWATUNA) - GALLE - MIRISSA Sunday, June 23, 2013 Today we will tour the beaches of Southern Sri Lanka and visit the city of Galle. We wake up at 6 in the morning and the first thing we do is look out on our terrace, to make sure that the rain last night has given way to a clear day.
Mirissa to Tissa
Mirissa to Tissa
Day 4: MIRISSA - DONDRA - WEWURUKANNALA - BOW HOLE - TANGALLE - GOYAMBOKKA - TISSA Monday, June 24, 2013 This morning the alarm clock sounds again at a “holiday” time: 6 in the morning! As we like to say, when we are traveling it is to burst, we will rest when we are at home!
Colombo Airport to Mirissa
Colombo Airport to Mirissa
Day 2: DUBAI - COLOMBO AIRPORT - MIRISSA Saturday, June 22, 2013 Today begins at the Dubai airport, where we landed a little more than half an hour late and although we have already read that it is one of the The world's largest airport, we know that when flying with Emirates, flights arrive and depart from the same Terminal, so we will not be in such a hurry of time.