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7 Days in Sri Lanka Vlog | Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle, Unawatuna, Colombo


7 Days in Sri Lanka Vlog | Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle, Unawatuna, Colombo

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Join us as we travel around Sri Lanka with a full commentary guide: Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle Fort, Unawatuna, Colombo. We visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, Safari jeep tour with elephants, Temple of the Tooth, whale watching, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress and more.

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Negombo at 1:38
Dambulla Cave Temple at 3:12
Kaudulla National Park at 4:07
Sigiriya at 5:00
Kandy arrival at 11:22
Temple of the Tooth 11:46
Kandy Town Centre: 13:38
Galle Fort at 16:47
Unawatuna at 18:03
Whale watching at 18:52
Train journey at 20:36
Colombo at 21:49

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My City Hotel, Kandy -

Temple of the Tooth -

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Explore Sri Lanka

Video highlights of our two week trip in Sri Lanka in October 2017.
Locations that appear in the video are:
- Colombo
- Kandy
- Sigiriya
- Dambulla Rock Temple
- Kaudulla National Park
- Adam´s Peak (Sri Pada)
- Ella
- Tangalle
- Unakuruwa
- Silent Beach
- Mirissa
- Weligama
- Unawatuna
- Dalawella
- Galle


Sri Lanka | Trip to heaven

This a visual summary of our beautiful trip to Sri Lanka in the summer of 2015.

These are the places that we visited:

1- Colombo.
2- Galle.
3- Unawatuna.
4- Matara.
5- Uda Walawe.
6- Ella & Haputale.
7- Kandy.
8- Matale.
9- Dambulla.
10- Sigiriya.
11- Trincomalee.
12- Nilaveli.
13. Anuradhapura.

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SRI LANKA TRAVEL VLOG: Things to do in Colombo

When we decided to go on a spontaneous trip, we had no idea that the dice would take us to Colombo, Sri Lanka! But we took the challenge, bought ourtickets and were off. We spent the first day exploring Colombo city, Pettah market, Galle Face, tried local Sri Lankan food and even got on their public transport! It was a packed and fun first day. Watch out for Part 2, as we take the train to Kandy for cooler surroundings.

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Sri Lanka - 8 Must See Destinations in 2 Weeks

Two-week trip across the landscapes of Sri Lanka. Feel and hear the unique atmosphere of this paradise island. Places to see / Itinerary:

Destination #1: Sigiriya (Lion Rock Fortress)
Destination #2: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
Destination #3: Kandy
Destination #4: Train Kany - Nuwara Eliya
Destination #5: Nuwara Eliya
Destination #6: Blue Fields Tea Factory
Destination #7: Ella
Destination #8: Mirissa Beach


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Blue Field Tea Factory

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Ello Sire, Tuk Tuk? verrry cheap! U from China? ......
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1st day - Airport-- Colombo Fort-Dambulla-Sigiriya
2nd day - Dambulla-Kandy-Kandy Lake
3rd day - Kandy-Ella(Scenic Train)
4th day - Little Adam Peak-Nine Arch Bridge-Rawana Falls
5th day- Unawatuna Beach
6th day - Galle (Coastel Line Train)-Colombo
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Hotel - SGD80 (6 nights)
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Places visited:
Colombo Fort and Pettah area.
Red Mosque (Jami Ul-Alfar Mesjid)
Saturday Good Market (behind the Colombo Racecourse Mall)
Galle Face Green

Food sampled:
Tala Guli (Sesame Candy)
Sri Lankan Achcharu
Sweet Cashew Nuts (roasted with Kithul Jaggery)
Sri Lankan Hoppers (rice flour pancakes)
Carrot Cake (from the awesome wholefood cafe Milk & Honey)

9 Days in Sri Lanka: A First-Timer's Itinerary


Day 1

- Arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Negombo at 5:20AM.
- Headed to the money exchange where there’s a lot of booths available at the airport
- Bought a local sim card (Etisalat) with unlimited data for 7 days for around 300 LKR.
- Hired a car and a driver at the airport for the entire trip for $300 including gas, tolls, driver’s food and accommodation.
- On our way to Sigiriya, we stopped by a small local bakery to grab some snacks.
- Check In: Hotel Sigiriya (overlooking Sigiriya Rock)
- Stayed in the hotel: relaxed, enjoyed the facilities and the buffet with the local band performing

Day 2

Sigiriya Rock
-Timings 7AM - 7PM (best time to visit is early morning or before sunset) and if possible weekday as the stairs get really crowded
- Fee: around LRK 5,000. Ticket can be purchased on the gate
- Wear comfortable clothes

- Rent a bike as it's the best way to go around the ancient city but don't pay more than LKR 300
- Fee: around LKR 4,500.00
- Make sure you don't lose your ticket
- You will need a half day to enjoy the city

Get an Ayurvedic Massage
- Because that's one of the many things that Sri Lanka offers. It's perfect after your hiking and biking days.

Day 3

- Best time to visit: before sunrise
- Fee: free unless you wanted to hire a guide
- Wear sarong from the entrance until you pass through the temple

Dambulla Cave Temple
- Timings: 7AM - 7PM (with lunch break)
- Fee: around LKR 1,500.00
- Note: (1) From Sigiriya, you can passby Dambulla Cave on your way to Kandy (2) Buy ticket at the entrance. Once you reach the top, go left and you will see the temple. We missed it the first time and we ended up going back and forth. (3) There's also another temple with Golden Buddha and group of monks at the main road just at the opposite side of the Dambulla Cave . Don't forget to visit it.

Temple of the Tooth
- Timings: 5:30AM - 8PM
- Fee: around LKR 1,500.00
- Note: Wear clothes that covers your shoulders/arms and legs

Traditional Kandy Dancing
- You can watch it at Kandyan Cultural Center

Check In: 390 Villa Vista (overlooking Kandy)

Day 4

Gemstone Factory Tour
- watched a presentation of their mining process, how they are cleaned and shaped.
- visited the show room full of gemstones which is sold way way cheaper than at the malls/stores.

Peradeniya Botanical Garden
- Timings: 7:30PM - 5PM
- Fee: around LKR 1,250.00
- Note: There's a cafeteria inside overlooking the garden but gets very busy during lunch time.

Bahiravokanda BVihara Buddha Statue
- Best time to visit: Sunset
- Fee: around LKR 170.00

Day 5

Pedro Estate
- Timings: 8AM - 11AM. 2PM - 4PM
- Activities: tour around the tea plantation, meet the farmers, learn how they make the tea, tea tasting

Boat Tour around Gregory Lake
- boats are available near the lake
- Fee: LKR 4000 for 10 pax

Check In: Panoramic Vista

Day 6

From Nuwara Eliya, we ride a scenic train to Ella for 4 hours. This is one of the highlights of our trip as the ride showed us how beautiful Sri Lanka is. Sitting at the train door, going up and down the hills, entering number of tunnels, meeting a lot of people along the ride. Amazing experience :)

Nine Arch Bridge
- From the drop off point, you need to walk for 30 minutes following the rail and it will lead you to the Nine Arches. Or you can rent a tuktuk to take you there.

Check In: Ella Master Point (overlooking Ella Rock)

Ravana Falls
- One of the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka

Day 7

Adam's Peak
- It's 2-4 hours hike. In our case, it was raining so we need to cancel it last minute.

Check In: Epic Unawatuna (near the beach)

Dream Cabana Swing
- Fee: LKR 500 for unlimited swing. Yes, you need to pay for the famous coconut tree swing and since the locals are very friendly and welcoming, we didn't mind paying at all.

Jungle Beach
- the little beach away from the crowd.

Day 8

Galle Fort
- Old beautiful buildings with trendy shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is quite expensive to dine but the ambiance, the view is incredible.

Mirissa Coconut Tree Hill
- Best time to visit: Sunset

Mirissa Secret Beach
- Hidden beach with a bar that sells drinks and food. They also have day beds and snorkeling gear for rent.

Day 9

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Places you should visit are the following:
- National Museum
- Fort Area (Colonial Buildings)
- Gangaramaya Temple
- Beira Lake
- Independence Memorial Hall
- Old Dutch Hospital
- Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil

BUDGET (for 2 pax in Dirhams - UAE Currency)

Food - AED 500.00 (cheap eats to mid-range restaurants)
Accommodation - AED 1,500.00
Entrance Fees - AED 700.00
Transportation - AED 700.00

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Can't believe this is Sri Lanka | Unawatuna & Galle

Our Sri Lanka Tour has come to an end as we see some of the best beaches in the country down in Unawatuna beach.

In the morning we just had to go out and swim in the warm Indian Ocean as we headed out on a snorkel trip to Jungle Beach.

Afterwards we went into the main town to try out some local Sri Lanka fusion food at Skinny Toms deli where we tried shakshuka hoppers and eggs benedict hoppers.

In the afternoon we headed to Galle to the see the famous lighthouse of Sri Lanka before making our way back to Colombo to end our time in this INCREDIBLE country!

Seriously guys...add Sri Lanka to the bucket list!

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Sri Lanka | 18 Days in Paradise | 4K

Colombo - 2 days
Sigiriya/Dambulla - 2 days
Kandy - 3 days
Adam's Peak - 1 day
Nuwara Eliya - 2 days
Ella - 2 days
Galle - 2 days
Weligama - 4 days

WE FOUND PARADISE!! Tangalle Sri Lanka Travel Vlog

I think we found paradise in Tangalle while staying at the FIVE STAR Anatara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort - such a beautiful hotel in Tangalle!

We also found some gorgeous spots along Sri Lanka's south coast while doing a road trip back up the coast from Tangalle to Negombo stopping off in Mirissia, Unawatuna, Dalawella Beach and of course historic Galle.

Galle Face Beach in a Cloudy Day Colombo Sri Lanka

This is how Galle Face Beach looks in a cloudy and windy day in September. The sky is dull and grey.

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3 weeks through Sri lanka August 2018

The first stop of our honeymoon: Sri Lanka.

An amazing country with a lot to offer.
Friendly people, delicious food, beautiful beaches and breathtaking nature.

Cities we've visited:
Nuware Eliya
Arugam Bay (A'bay)


Although the town is charming and quaint, it's also.....overpriced! Our honest suggestion: make Galle (fort area) a day trip- don't stay there.

The area is easily accessible from nearby beach-towns and you can experience it all in 1 day.

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17 Things To Do in Sri Lanka // Travel in Sri Lanka Guide

Some countries leave a lasting impression on you and for me, Sri Lanka is one of those special places. There are just so many amazing things to do in Sri Lanka, I always feel I need to return again and again. Travel in Sri Lanka is so easy, the people are so friendly, the food so delicious and it is full of rewarding experiences.

Full of adventure, beauty and with a fascinating history, Sri Lanka is one of those places that always leaves a smile on my face.

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While this video is quite long, I PROMISE it is worth every minute, shopping off the places to visit in Sri Lanka with amazing drone footage, fun GoPro and phone footage and details about all the top spots.! I simply HAD to do justice to one of my all-time favourite travel destinations.

Places mentioned in the video from start to finish:
- Elephant Safari in Minneriya and Yala National Park
-Colombos rooftop bars
- Exploring Jaffna
- Climbing Sigiriya and Pidurangala
- Drinking fresh coconuts
- Taking the train from Kandy to Ella
- Nuwara Eliya Tea Plantations
- East coast beaches
- Cooking class / making hoppers
- Train to galle
- Whale watching in Mirissa
- Best sunset spots
- Sri Lanka's temples
- Chasing waterfalls in Ella
- Experience Esala Perahara in Kandy
- Staying in luxury water villas
- Visiting a turtle hatchery

Srilanka - Negombo, Galle and Unawatuna

First three days in Srilanka. Visiting the fish market in Negombo, moving to lovely Galle and checking out Unawatuna beach.

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Welcome to Sri Lanka!

This island off the coast of India has long been on my bucket-list for loads of reasons, like having the best safari outside of Africa, boasting eight UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore, and lots of lovely, gorgeous beaches complete with idyllic white sand and crystal clear water that's perfect for surfing.

In fact, for an island about a ¼ of the size of the UK, there's loads to see and do, depending,  of course, on what you want out of your trip.

Coming up, I'm going to tell you about getting here, some tips on transport, then some stuff on food, money and language and some awesome places to visit.

So, let's get on with it…

We flew 10 hours direct from Heathrow to Colombo, which is Sri Lanka’s capital city. Flights arrive at Bandaranaike International airport, which is 30km north of the city.

Taxis are very cheap in Sri Lanka, and this can be the easiest, and certainly quickest way to reach your destination from the airport. If you’re heading straight into Colombo you can catch the express bus which takes about 25 minutes, but to be honest the taxis are so cheap it’s a no-brainer.

To enter the country, you’re gonna need a visa. Now this can be done when you get here, but, after ten hours in the air ..why bother with the extra admin!?

Get it done before you leave. Applications cost $35 and take around 24 hours to process.

Also, you’re gonna need to make sure that your vaccinations are up to date, like your tetanus and typhoid. Check with your GP beforehand.

What do you need to know about public transport in Sri Lanka? Well, in all honesty, quite a bit…

Public transport conditions aren't great, but are popular with locals as it's very cheap.

Buses tend to leave when they’re full, so for anyone on a schedule we’d give them a miss.

Also, trains are often slower and less efficient than simply getting a taxi.

My advice: take anything described as luxury or express with a generous pinch of salt.

The key thing in Sri Lanka is that your money goes a long way, for example our two-hour taxi  from Colombo to Unawatuna cost 9000 rupees, which is about 40 quid, so for this reason we made the most of getting around with private car hire and tuk-tuks.

Hiring a driver to chauffeur you around is surprisingly affordable and, let's face it, way more luxurious! It's also a big timesaver which is a massive a bonus.

The roads are in surprisingly good condition...

...just watch out for the tourists, the cyclists, the buffalo, stray dogs, and massive lizards they all make it a little hair-raising at times.

We used Uber to navigate Colombo and Red Cabs for everywhere else.

Failing that you could always haggle for a tuk tuk, which are ideal for quick journeys. There are a couple of things you need to know before you start off. Number 1 always agree the price before settings off and number 2 be direct about where you want to go, don’t settle for any detours or any other places they might want to take you.

Anyway, up next, here are some of my favourite things to do in Sri Lanka.

Unawatuna is loved by locals and tourists alike, and with palm trees, white sands and blue waters, it's easy to see why it’s one of Sri Lanka’s most popular beaches.

Right behind the beach is a small shopping strip for souvenirs and restaurants...

… And Ladies, going topless on the beach is a definite no-no, and if you're a couple, make the P in PDA stand for PRIVATE, not PUBLIC.

OK, Newsflash!!! Sri Lanka has the best safari outside of Africa since the country has one of the highest rates of indigenous plants and animals in the world. Udawalawe National Park is a personal highlight of mine and home to some 200 different species.



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