Day 01: Colombo – Pinnawala – Kandy (D)
On your arrival at Colombo International Airport; after clearing Immigration and Custom formalities, please proceed to Arrival Hall where you will meet our Representative (outside Arrival Hall) for your transfer to straight to Kandy
We drive to Kandy via visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Then we drive to Kandy. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel
In the evening enjoy city tour of Kandy. Kandy – the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
We will visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.
Day 02: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B/D)
This morning we drive to hill station of Nuwara Eliya. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel
Nuwara Eliya – The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Day 03: Nuwara Eliya (B/D)
Today enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. Also visit a tea factory & tea plantation.
Also visit Seetha Amman temple. The kidnapping of Sita by Ravana (was King of Lanka) – meant that Ravana had to hide Sita in several locations. The Seetha Amman temple was named after the wife, Sitadevi, of Lord Rama. The structure was built on one of the exact sites where the demon king Ravana held Sita as his captive, in the Ashoka Forests of the region. It is believed that the Lordess used the stream by the temple and meditated by the rocks along the stream.
Rest of the day is free to explore on your own
Day 04: Nuwara Eliya – Bentota (B/D)
This morning we drive to coastal town of Bentota. On arrival, please check-in at your beach Resort.
Later will be taken for Madu River boat ride. Take a magical speed-boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forests.
Day 05: Bentota (B)
This morning visit Kosgoda visit Turtle Hatchery
Kosgoda is famous for its sea turtle conservation project operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1988 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Since then it has released about 3.5 million baby turtles into the wild. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs (mostly green turtles) can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
The hatchery buries the eggs in sand, and when they hatch around 50 days later the baby turtles are released into the sea at night. Only about one in 1,000 turtles survives to maturity. Kosgoda turtle hatchery also has tanks for injured or disabled turtles, including albino turtles that would not survive in the wild.
Later we drive to coastal city of Galle. On arrival visit Galle Dutch Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese , then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
Day 06: Bentota – Colombo (B)
This morning we drive to Colombo for city tour. We will drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Thereafter drive straight to Colombo Airport for your departure flight
- 05 Nights accommodation in Hotels
- Accommodation in Hotels including dinner & breakfast
- All transportation services in a private Air conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver cum guide
- All sightseeing & excursions as per the itinerary
- All monument & entrance fees
- International/Domestic Flights
- Visa, Travel Insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Excess baggage penalty for domestic flights (do check with us about baggage allowance on domestic flights)
- Beverages during pre-arranged meals
- Tipping for porters/guides/drivers
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, pay movies, room services, mini bars laundries or other expenditures during the tour.
Note: For Quotation please contact us.