Tuk-tuk trip around Trincomalee
Trip to Kanniya hot springs. There are seven types of hot water healing springs, each one of different temperature. The site has been used for ritual ceremonies, and it is also an important Hindu location. You can also visit the temple Sri Laxmi Narayna.
Trip to 10 km distant town Trincomalee – town with a rich colonial history – from year 1617 to 1947 relieved Dutch, Portuguese, French and Brits.
- Visit a local fish market, market with tropical fruits, vegetables and other local delicacies
- Visit portuguese colonial fortress „Fort Frederick“ and Swami Rock – Hindu temple, offers fastinating view on the most beautiful natural harber in Asia
Fort Frederick (Fort from Triquillimale) is a fortress builded by portuguese colonist in Trincomalee, finished in 1624, builded on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of world-renowned ancient Hindu temple Koneswaram (temple of thousands pillars). The temple was destroyed by portuguese colonist on time of Philip III., the fortress Triquillimale was dismantled and rebuilt by Dutch in 1665 and renamed Fort Frederick.
Sigiriya (The Lion rock) is ancienit palace located in Matale District Nera the Down of Dambulla. Is a place of historical and archeological importance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660ft) high. According to the ancienit Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this place was selected by king Kasyapa (477-495 CE) for his new capital. The palace on the top of this rock was decorated with colourful frescoes and the gateway was in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this palace is derived from this structure – Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king´s death. The place was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site (from 1991) and it is one of the most visited historical monument of Sri Lanka.
Minneriya National Park is situated in the Central Province, it was founded on August 12, 1997, and it had been declared a nature reserve in 1938. The nature reserve and the national park were established in order to protect Minneriya water reservoir, its basin, as well as the wildlife in the area. The Minneriya tank was built by the King Mahasena in the third century AC, so it is of high historical value. During drought, the tank is used by elephants living in the woods of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee counties. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya belongs to 70 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) of Sri Lanka.
Polonnaruwa town's origin is dated to 11th century in the reign of indian dynasty Chola. In the time of its prosperity in 12. century were created extensive gardens, a large number of Budha's statues, many palaces and lot of other buildings which exist to present day in relatively well preserved state. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site in 1982.
Anuradhapura is ancient city well-known for its preserved ruins of an ancienit civilization. Its origin is dated to 4.century BC. For many centuries was this city the center of political and religion life of whole island. There are many Buddhistic temples and various remains of ancient buildings. Anuradhapura has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Dambulla cave temple, well known as the Golden temple of Dambulla, is a temple in a central part of Sri Lanka near town Dambulla. This temple was a place of the fights between 1919 and 1984. It is one of the most extensive and best preserved cave temples in Sri Lanka, with many murals and Buddhistic and Hindu statues.
Kandy is the second biggest city after Colombo, the last capital of the ancient kings´ era of Sri Lanka. The city is located in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religion city. It is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places in the Buddhist world. In 1988 has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In Kandy is possible to visit the Kingdom botanic garden or traditional Kandy and country dance with fire swallowing and walk on hot coals. On the way to Nuwara Elyia –„Little England“, in the hight of 2,000 meters abou sea level, is oportunity to visit tea plantations and tea production factory. This trip offers gorgeous views on the plantations, waterfalls and fantastic scenery.
Boat trip to unspoiled uninhabited island Pigeon with its coral reefs and view on the kilometers of virgin white beaches, is 10 km away from 108 Palms beach. There is oportunity of snorkeling about 2 hours, with posibility of seeing 50cm long shark herbivorous. Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two see national parks of Sri Lanka. Is possible to see one of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated as a sancturay in 1963. In 2003 it was redesignated as a national park. The island was used as a shooting range during the colonial era. Pigeon Island is one of the several protected areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.
Dolphins and whales observation
It is big like a Czech prefab. It has the biggest heart on the world, his heartbeat is to hear over three kilometers away. It can travel until 48 kilometres per hour. Blue Whale is the biggest creature which ever lived on the Earth. One of the places, where can you see him, is Sri Lanka island.
Whales is possible to see predominantly in the time of March-April-May, they are moving about 10 km from the coast in the morning hours between 6-9AM. There is chance to observe them from 5 meters distance.
Mihintale, a famous Buddhist site, can be found twelve kilometres east of Anuradhapura. In 247 BC, the Anuradhapura king Dévánampija Tissa met Mahinda (the son of the Buddhist sovereign Ashoka) here, and converted to Buddhism. There is an ancient staircase made of 1840 stairs here.
Nuwara Elliya is a county town in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is situated in the mountains near the highest peak of the country, Pidurutalagala. The town is called Little England. There are many clubs and colonial buildings, a race-course (the only one in Sri Lanka), a golf-course, plantations, waterfalls, and fantastic sceneries.
A fishing trip to the Indian Ocean. You can go lure and bait fishing (e.g., angling or trolling), and catch tuna or various coral fish species. The fishing takes about two hours, and then you return to the resort. You can borrow the fishing rod.
TRX, circuit training workout