Sri Lanka, a jewel nation which hangs in the Indian Ocean is famous for its picturesque landscapes, stunning beaches, ancient Buddhist ruins and diverse culture. This Sri Lanka package offers an amalgamation of unforgettable experiences. The best places to visit in Sri Lanka are Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, experience the most beautiful train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, Spice Garden, Temple of Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Garden and give a thrilling end to your trip by indulging into water sports activities. This is not the end of this beautiful vacation, and a visit to the Maldives gives a new beginning to it. Enjoy your laid back days on the paradise islands and involve in water sports activities to make your visit to this beautiful islands memorable. This Sri Lanka Vacation package for 6 nights/ 7 days to promises to make your vacation heavenly.
date_range 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Kandy
Arrive at Colombo airport and transfer to Kandy. On your way to Kandy, take a pit stop at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage. This is the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Make good memories and capture moments while feeding the elephants and take a walk with them and see these once abandoned elephants happy and playful in their natural habitat.
Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel - Kandy.
Day 2: Explore the Cultural Capital
Known as Sri Lanka's cultural capital, Kandy withstood the Portuguese and Dutch for three centuries and was the capital city of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which at last tumbled to the British in 1815. Coming to things to do in Kandy, you can start with exploring the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, walk around Kandy Lake, breathe in the fragrance of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, brush up on history at The National Museum of Kandy or light a candle at Kandy Devales. Moreover, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires.
Day 3: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya via Drive
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Nuwara Eliya, en route visit the tea plantation and the scenic drive where you can even see how tea is manufactured. Do taste the famous Ceylon Tea. Also, you can visit the Seetha Amman Temple in Seetha Eliya where as per the Hindu Mythology it’s also called the Ashok Vatika (a part of Ramayana Trail). Lunch at an Indian Restaurant and then get ready for the world's most scenic train ride and experience one of the most beautiful train journeys including one of the most photographed bridge, The Nine Arch Bridge. Reach Ella, Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Nuwara Eliya - Bentota - Enroute Rafting
Morning After breakfast , Head to Bentota.
Places to be covered -
Rafting in Kelani River
Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitugala. The Kelani River is popular for 1957 blockbuster movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” in which the bridge was blown when the train was crossing the river was filmed in Kithulgala. This place is worthwhile for visiting and photographing as you pass the rapids of Kalani River.
Reach Bentota and Overnight Stay in Bantota
Explore this beautiful resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a giant Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis's Brief Garden. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 5: Bentota Day Excursion
After morning breakfast, head for full day Excursion of Bentota. Visit Galle Fort, a World Heritage Site, a historic 16th-century fortress noted for its well-preserved walls and Dutch colonial architecture. Take a stroll along the narrow streets and alleys of the fortified city, admire the typical Dutch-style buildings, or take a guided tour to learn more about its history. Today, a museum, as well as many charming shops and cafes, can be found in the fort's interior.
You can also visit Mirissa for whale watching, go for a boat safari on Madu river, a Turtle hatchery and Unawatuna beach.
Optional- Water sports activities
Day 6: Bentota - Colombo via Drive
After morning breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Colombo. Check in the hotel, day free for leisure activity. Boasting a rich colonial heritage, Colombo is a melting pot of races, religions, cultures, and fascinating places to visit. A city of contrasts, glimpse magnificent mansions complete with lush gardens and manicured lawns, exclusive fine dining establishments and shopping malls housing premium quality brands, contrasted with busy street markets and party places. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well-known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Restaurant Recommended- Ministry of Crab, Bu Ba, Nihonbashi Honten, Uli's.
Day 7: Back To Home
Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to airport for departure - based on the flight timing you ach area enroute to the airport.
Inclusions in Sri Lanka
- 6 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar with Breakfast Only in SriLanka
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar with CPAI (Continental Plan) – room with breakfast only
- Transportation in a Private Air conditioned vehicle with Chauffeur – All the drivers we have are English speaking guides.
Rafting: - Starting point is ginigathena and finish at kithulgala
- Train tickets from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
- Government Taxes
- Toll Chargers (Airport to Colombo & Colombo to Bentota or Galle)
- Airport transfers.
- Government Taxes.
(Package Cost Valid for 4 Pax travelling Together)
Exclusions in Sri Lanka-
Entrance fees to sites in Sri Lanka even though mentioned in the itinerary - Entrance fee payable directly on the spor
- Lunch & Dinner or any meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
- Visa Fees (please log on to (www.eta.gov.lk))
- Any fluctuations in the dollar component will affect the costing.
- Early check in or late checkout charges.
- Camera or Video permits.
- Expenses of a personal nature.
Exclusions in Maldives
Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, and laundry bills etc.
Tips and porter charges
Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat).
Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions,
Political closures, technical faults etc.
Any other service/s not specified above.
Any fluctuations in the dollar component will affect the costing.
Early check in or late checkout charges.