14 days Sri Lanka individual round trip away from the streams of visitors with accommodation and private driver.  Conquer areas untouched by tourism: discover the tropical island with its unknown natural beauties, remote wildlife locations, and a unique animal world.  

Visit remote national parks where hardly any visitors get lost. Discover unknown tropical habitats that are not yet on the tourist map. And encounter wild animals in the wild while hiking and cycling. Get to know the original life of the indigenous people and rural traditions in remote areas and enjoy exclusive views of unexpected natural beauties. 

Go hunting, look for lacquer monkeys, hike the wilderness with a flashlight, and visit ancient giants! 


Why this travel package? 


14 days Sri Lanka individual round trip for nature lovers who are looking for the untouched


Intense & unadulterated travel experiences on unspoiled paths


Exciting excursions into beautiful nature and remote wildlife paradises


Transport in a safe vehicle with a licensed private driver & guide


First-class & quality-tested accommodations with breakfast

Itinerary 14 days Sri Lanka round trip 


Excursions: 28

(2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites) 


2 bike tours


8 trekking tours


1 farm visit


National park safari: 2

(Toyota High Luxury Jeep) 


1 social project

Day 1: Airport - Pilikuttawa - Kitulgala

Welcome to Paradise! 


  • Pilikuttuwa Viharakanda, Yonganmulla & Maligatenna 
  • Drive to Kitulgala 
  • Picnic at Aberdeen Falls 

Your private driver will meet you at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and will take you to the interior of the country, where you will visit a hidden, mystical place. 

Pilikuttuwa Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Sinhalese forest monastery that is still inhabited today by reclusive monks. The enchanted place is rarely visited by tourists and is, therefore, a real insider tip for authentic encounters with Sinhalese culture. 

The approximately 99 monastery caves are spread over a wild and romantic forest area of ​​more than 80 hectares. With a little luck, a monk will personally guide you through the caves and the grounds and show you the ancient characters, wall paintings, and cave dwellings. From the plateau of the rock, you have a wonderful view of the surrounding jungle forests. 

Kitulgala is one of the most humid places in Sri Lanka and a classic adventure destination. The place is in the middle of the rainforest on the Kelani River, which is a very popular destination for water sports enthusiasts due to the rapids at this point. 

The 98 m high Aberdeen Falls are among the most picturesque waterfalls in Sri Lanka but are rarely visited. The natural pool at the foot of the multi-level waterfall is framed by imposing rocks and hidden caves. A short stepped path leads down to the pool, where the clear water invites you to take a refreshing dip and the bank to a picnic with a view of the natural spectacle. 

Overnight and breakfast in Kitulgala 


Day 2: Kitulgala

Natural caves & night hike – adventure expeditions into the past! 


  • Expedition to the Belilena cave 
  • Rafting / Canoeing / Abseiling on the Kelani Ganga (optional) 
  • Makandawa Forest Reserve Night Hike (December – March & August / September) 

The Belilena Cave is of great importance to the cultural and historical heritage of Sri Lanka. Hidden in the middle of the jungle is the winding cave system in which traces of human settlement around 30,000 years old have been found. The natural cave is not only of interest to amateur archaeologists, who can find remains of human skeletons and ancient dinosaur fossils here. In recent years, eyewitnesses have reported dwarf people who are said to have stayed in the cave. Objects were also found that indicate the existence of mysterious inhabitants … 

The demanding cave expedition leads on a narrow path through the impassable jungle with many wild animals and exotic birds. The entrance to the cave is behind the cascades of a waterfall. From here you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley. 

If you still have enough energy and courage after the hike, try one of the adventure sports offered in Kitulgala. You have the choice between these challenges: abseiling, canoeing, whitewater rafting, and ziplining! 

The Makandawa Forest Reserve is located in the Kitulgala area in the lowland rainforest and is one of the wettest areas in Sri Lanka. In the early evening, you set off on a night hike through the dense jungle. The tour of the area leads through the rainforest to several waterfalls. Here you will discover rare birds, nocturnal reptiles, and unknown noises under the expert guidance of a ranger. 

Overnight and breakfast in Kitulgala             

Day 3: Kitulgala - Kandy

Crazy Towers & Sacred Teeth – Excursion into Sri Lanka’s Exotic Culture! 


  • Ambuluwawa Crazy Tower 
  • Market & old town 
  • Tooth Temple (UNESCO World Heritage) 

If you want to dare to climb the 48 meters high Crazy Tower on Ambuluwawa Mountain, you should have a head for heights! The tower is twisted like a snail shell and the stairs get narrower and narrower, which makes the ascent a real adventure. Those who make it to the top will be rewarded with a unique view of the 1,000 m deep valley and an exclusive snapshot. Don’t forget your selfie stick! 

The spiritual and religious center of Sri Lanka is located in Kandy. The lively old town with its colonial buildings and the hustle and bustle on the streets invite you to stroll and stroll. A rich selection of cafés and restaurants offers the opportunity to watch life in the alleys with a good cup of Ceylon tea. 

In the colorful market, you can experience the haggling of the traders at their lush, colorful stalls with exotic fruits and vegetables, but also with high-quality handicrafts and antique jewelry. Have yourself dressed in a colorful sari at one of the stands and feel as elegant as a local! 

The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy is the holiest site for Buddhists in Sri Lanka and at the same time the most beautiful Buddhist temple in the country. A Buddha’s canine tooth is kept in the main temple. According to tradition, the owner of the relic has the right to rule over Sri Lanka. The room with the shrine in which the tooth is kept is opened three times a day for pilgrims and visitors in a puja ceremony. Here you can place flowers and light an oil lamp. 

Overnight and breakfast in Kandy  



Day 4: Kandy - Naula

Wild country & wide view – hiking on the paths of the locals! 


  • Nalanda Gedige 
  • Arangala Peak 
  • Thilak Kandegama Farm 

The Nalanda Gedige Monastery is on the way to the Arangala hiking area. The stone temple, built between the 8th and 10th centuries, was originally considered to be the geographical center of Sri Lanka. Due to the special architecture, it is believed that the Tamil and Sinhala cultures should be merged here. The temple is picturesquely in the middle of rice fields on a hill at the Bowatenna reservoir. 

Arangala is a popular hiking area with locals and has three peaks, the highest of which is 750 m high. Wild nature trails lead through the hills and valleys to the mountain peaks. From the peaks, the view extends to Matale, Dambulla, and Kandy. In the distance, you can see the Knuckles mountain range and the Bowatenna reservoir. The views of the wide plains during the adventurous hike are breathtakingly beautiful and the tranquility is unique. 

Environmental activist Thilak Kandegama opened his farm in 2009 to cultivate ancient plants in natural and traditional ways. He only grows domestic mixed crops such as vegetables, herbs, flowers, rice, coconuts, and fruit, without using chemicals and, according to an old custom, even observes the phases of the moon and the sun. 

Stroll around the farm, find out about the traditional cultivation methods, get to know all kinds of unknown plants, or observe the numerous animals: birds, porcupines, deer, hares, jackals, and even elephants have settled in the area. The biggest attraction, however, is the bright green tree phytons that are native to this area. 

Overnight and breakfast in Sigiriya     



Day 5: Naula - Wasgamuwa - Mahiyanganaya

Wetlands & Sloth Bears – A Day in the Bear Forest! 


  • Jeep safari in Wasgamuwa National Park 
  • Picnic by the lake 

Despite its size and biodiversity, Wasgamuwa National Park is one of the least visited parks in Sri Lanka and is therefore very unspoiled. Visitors can observe numerous wild animals in the remote area in wetlands, meadows, and extensive forest areas, including the eponymous sloth bears, elephants, monkeys, deer, and rare birds. Longer photo stops at the water points and a picnic by the lake create a real wildlife atmosphere. 

Overnight and breakfast in Digana


Day 6: Mahiyanganaya - Dambana

Medicinal plants & cave dwellings – adventure travel back to prehistoric times! 


  • A day with Sri Lanka’s indigenous people in Dambana 
  • Dambana Wedi Gammanaya 

During a meeting with the indigenous people of Sri Lanka, you will get to know the original way of life of the indigenous tribal community of the Vedda. 

Explore the great outdoors with a member of the tribe and a guide. The tribal representative informs about the millennia-old rules and traditions of the community, about the use of medicinal plants, old hunting areas, and cave dwellings of the tribe. 

Visitors also learn how to find edible yams, extract honey from a beehive, read animal tracks, and set traps. It is a fascinating insight into the former life of hunters and gatherers in the jungle. 

After a brief introduction to the use of the bow and arrow, enjoy a BBQ meal in the village square. 

Overnight and breakfast in Digana


Day 7: Mahiyanganaya - Gal Oya

Leopards & lacquer monkeys – an expedition into the wild! 


  • Boat safari in Gal Oya National Park 

The secluded, 64,000 hectare Gal Oya National Park in the east of the country attracts nature lovers and bird watchers alike. Nature lovers have the opportunity to observe the wild animals from the water on a boat safari on the Senanayake Samudra Reservoir. A whole new perspective! 

In addition to swimming elephants, you can also see other spectacular wild animals up close: water buffalo, monkeys, axis deer, and leopards. In the middle of the lake is the bird island, which is used as a nesting place for numerous exotic birds. The dazzling, colorful hustle and bustle of the feathered animals make the island an Eldorado for bird watchers. 

This region is far removed from the classic tourist routes and is home to the last indigenous hunter-gatherer tribes. 

Overnight and breakfast in Gal Oya 


Day 8: Gal Oya

Emerald Green & Spicy – A day in nature and an evening at the stove! 


  • Stay at the Gal Oya Lodge 
  • Early in the morning ascent 
  • Bike tour in the area with a naturalist 
  • Cooking course “Rice & Curry” 
  • Guided hike in the forest in the dark 

Enjoy a whole day in the beautiful surroundings of the Gal Oya Lodge and experience untouched nature and seclusion: early risers start in the morning for a mountain trip. At the top, a dramatic 180-degree view over the forested valley and an unforgettable sunrise over the jungle await. 

Accompany a naturalist during your stay at the lodge on a leisurely bike ride or a tour of the grounds and let the exotic flora and fauna be explained to you. 

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to watch and assist the chef in his jungle kitchen hut as he prepares a traditional Sri Lankan meal. All ingredients grow in the vicinity of the lodge and are freshly harvested or caught. In the end, the hard-working chefs are rewarded with a delicious dinner. 

Well strengthened, the brave dare to go out into the forest on stalking night-time amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds in the company of a local guide and with a flashlight in hand. 

Overnight and breakfast in Gal Oya 


Day 9: Gal Oya - Badulla - Ella

Landscape cinema & Lipton’s footsteps – With the retro train into the enchanting mountain world! 


  • Train ride 1 st class from Badulla to Ella 
  • Walkthrough Ella 
  • Optional: Zipline Experience 

Go on a journey on the most beautiful train route in the world. Enjoy the view of the charming hilly landscape with its green tea plantations, colorful vegetable patches, and dense jungle forests. 

A seat in the panorama compartment of the first-class guarantees the best views on the big screen and unique photo opportunities. If you want to experience the hustle and bustle of the local population, you can travel in a 2nd or 3rd class carriage. 

The picturesque mountain village of Ella lies at an altitude of 1,000 m and has developed into a popular paradise for hikers and cyclists. In the vicinity of the village, there are delightful hiking destinations such as Little Adam`s Peak, Ella Rock, Ella Gap, Nine Arches Bridge, or Rawana Cave. But temples and waterfalls are hidden in the forest also invite you to take short tours through the wilderness. 

A spectacular two-wire zip line in the Ella area stretches for more than half a kilometer, speeds adventurously over the valley at 80 km / h, and offers a bird’s eye view of the beautiful hills of the central highlands. 

Overnight and breakfast in Ella 


Day 10: Ella

Trekking & tea picking – hikes through the green zone! 


  • Hikes: Ella Rock, Little Adam`s Peak, Nine Arches Bridge 
  • Visit a tea factory 

Hikes and bike tours through the magical, lush green landscape of the tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s vast highlands are a special natural experience. Endless plantations, bubbling streams, and thundering waterfalls invite you to take relaxing tours. 

Nine Arches Bridge is a masterpiece of colonial railway construction in Sri Lanka. Little Adam’s Peak protrudes from the tea plantations and also offers a spectacular panoramic view of the mountain landscape. 

On the tea plantations, you can follow the entire process of tea production, which is still as devout and quality-conscious today as it was 100 years ago, from planting to harvesting and processing to tasting. You will also have the opportunity to pick tea yourself and learn about this hard work. During the subsequent tasting round in the historic tea plantation bungalow in colonial style, visitors will get to know the different tastes of the different types of tea. 

Overnight and breakfast in Ella 


Day 11: Ella - Buduruwagala - Rekawa - Tangalle

Smell mustard oil & save turtles – visit the giants of the past and the giants of the sea! 


  • Diyaluma Falls 
  • Buduruwagala rock 
  • Rekawa Turtle Watch 

Diyaluma Falls is the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka with a height of 170 m. From a rubber plantation, you can reach it after a short hike at its highest point with a breathtaking view. Because of the fine veil of water that cascades over a rock face, it is also called the “mist waterfall”. The natural infinity pools in the uppermost part of the waterfall, which have achieved great fame on Instagram, are unique. 

The Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya Cave Temple is a typical example of the many hidden treasures in Sri Lanka. The seven statues of Buddha carved into the rock on the temple grounds are around 1,000 years old and are an impressive example of the great art of stonemasons in ancient Sri Lanka. 

At the right foot of the tallest statue is a hole carved in the shape of the flame of an oil lamp. It is said that this hole is always wetted by a liquid that smells like mustard oil and that there is no explainable cause for this phenomenon. The oil that oozes from this hole was used by the believers to anoint their foreheads before presenting themselves to the neighboring characters, Tara Devi and Vajrapani, to seek healing for their ailments. Can you see the smell? 

Visiting a turtle sanctuary helps animal rights activists to save endangered animals. To prevent the illegal sale of the turtle eggs deposited on the beach on the south coast, the employees of the protection stations collect the eggs immediately after they are deposited and release the animals a few days after they hatch. In the evening you can help with collecting the eggs and releasing the animals on the beach! 

Overnight and breakfast in Tangalle 


Day 12: Tangalle - Galle

Coconut palms & cliff divers – with the bicycle into the colonial era! 


  • The most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka: Hiriketiya Beach – Turtle Bay – Midigama Beach – Marakoliya Beach – Jungle Beach – Angel Beach – Kalametiya Beach 
  • Bike tour through the old town of Galle (UNESCO World Heritage Site) 

This road trip on the panoramic road on the Indian Ocean leads through lively seaside resorts along the south coast of Sri Lanka. In the area around Galle, the most beautiful beaches on the island are lined up like pearls. 

Palm-lined dream beaches and paradisiacal bays with golden-yellow sand await you. Stop and take in the views of the turquoise blue sea or take a dip in the refreshing ocean. 

Before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, Galle was the island’s main port and reached the height of its development in the 18th century during the Dutch colonial era. Magnificent buildings and the fortress around the old town bear witness to the eventful history of the historic port city. 

During a leisurely bike tour over the walls of the well-preserved fortress and through the partly renovated old town with its beautiful shops and cafés, you will experience an unmistakable colonial flair. On the promenade in front of the lighthouse, snake charmers and cliff divers provide pleasant thrills! 

Overnight and breakfast in Galle 


Day 13: Galle - Bentota

Wellness & surfing – relaxation on the dream beach! 


  • Boat trip through the mangroves of the Bentota River 
  • Lunch with a local family 

The area around Bentota is well developed for tourism and is known as a center for Ayurveda treatments. The happy place awaits you with palm-fringed dream beaches and paradisiacal bays. Take advantage of the numerous water sports on the Bentota River and enjoy the dreamy, golden sandy beaches. 

A closed, mysterious world has developed in the mystical atmosphere of the mangroves with their lush vegetation and exotic fauna. The mangrove forest is home to a wide variety of birds including sea eagles, kingfishers, and pelicans. Macaque monkeys frolic in the trees and crocodiles, lizards, freshwater snakes and a variety of fish and shrimp lurk in the water. Monitor lizards, crocodiles, and snakes are suddenly within your grasp! 

In the evening you have an invitation: a local host family welcomes you at home to prepare a typical “Rice & Curry” with you in the local kitchen. Indulge your palate with exotic flavors and find a family network. 

Overnight and breakfast in Bentota 


Day 14: Bentota - Airport

Transfer to the airport/hotel 

This ends your journey to mysterious Sri Lanka. Hopefully, you will leave our beautiful island relaxed and with many unforgettable impressions! Come home safe! 


End of the journey 


Eintrittsgelder gemäß Reiseplan

Transfer zum Airport/Verlängerungshotel

Transfers und Rundreise im klimatisierten Fahrzeug mit Privatfahrer & Guide

Unterkunft im Doppelzimmer mit Frühstück

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