Ratnapura Gem Mines and Saman Devalaya Tour with Bopath Ella Falls from Colombo

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Uncut and raw gem crystals
Uncut and raw gem crystals
Explore the famous gem mines
Explore the famous gem mines
Explore the famous gem mines
Explore the famous gem mines
Raw semi-precious stones
Raw semi-precious stones
Adam's Peak
Adam's Peak
Uncut and raw gem crystals
Explore the famous gem mines
Explore the famous gem mines
Raw semi-precious stones
Adam's Peak

What To Expect

Explore the famous gem mines of Ratnapura. Visit the Sama Devala, a shrine devoted to the guardian of Ratnapura.


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This tour goes southeast via Avissawella, through every shade and tone of rich green to yellow green of the rubber plantations, paddy fields and tea estates. Before reaching Ratnapura, you will visit the Bopath Ella waterfalls with a height of approximately 100 feet or 30 meters. The name Bopath Ella has been derived from its heart like structured head, resembling a Bo leaf of the sacred Bo tree. Further toward Ratnapura, (also known as the City of Gems) we will see Adam's Peak (in the distance), a 2,243-meter mountain venerated by Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims.

After lunch, we will visit one of the famous gem mines of Ratnapura. Gems such as the Blue, Star and Yellow Sapphires, Cat's Eyes, Rubies, Alexandrites, Amethysts, Zircons, Topaz and Tourmalines are found here. There will be an opportunity to watch a gem cutter and polisher at work and also visit at a lapidary.

The last stop will be at the Saman Devala, an important shrine for Buddhists. It is a shrine devoted to Saman, a Buddhist deity who is regarded as the guardian of Ratnapura. The temple which stands here was rebuilt after the Kandyan kingdom after Ratnapura was recaptured from the Portuguese, who destroyed it previously.


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  • Hotel or airport pick-up*


  • Meals and drinks

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  • *Transfers to/from the airport and hotels outside Colombo City may be subject to additional pick-up charges.

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge on all services.

  • Supplement charge applies during the celebration of Kandy Esala Perahera (July to August 2017). Please inquire for the rates.

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  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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