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. Sri Lanka 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 8 nights/ 9 days trip to the places promises you to make your vacation heavenly.
date_range 5 Nights / 6 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Colombo and head to Kandy
Arrive at the airport and transfer to Kandy, enroute visit Pinnawale elephant orphanage, city tour of Kandy including the Temple of Tooth Relic and the Royal Botanical garden. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel
in Kandy. Pinnawale Elephant Orphanage set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewale Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only
elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programthrough which more than 25elephants have been born since 1984.
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 2: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to Nuwara Eliya - enroute visit the tea plantation and the scenic drive
Also you can visit the Seetha Amman Temple in Seetha Elliya where as per the Hindu Mythology its also
called the Ashok Vatika.
Tea Plantation - visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one the best teas in the world is produced.
You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of
pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Places to be covered in Nuwara Eliya-
Sita Amman Kovil
Hanuma Bhakta Temple
Nuwara Eliya City tour
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 3: Nuwara Eliya - Bentota
After breakfast check out hotel and head to Bentota. Check in your hotel and relax or 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 4: Hikkaduwa Excursion Day
After morning breakfast and some leisure, we will head to explore the Jungle beach, Hikkaduwa Beach. Enjoy a swim at Jungle Beach, a secluded stretch of sand with gentle, calm waters. To access the beach, you need to drive or hike up to the Peace Pagoda, then climb down the steps through the jungle vegetation, meaning the beach remains less crowded than its nearby counterparts. Pick a sunbed near the beach bar, sunbathe, and have a refreshing drink, or drift further away to a quieter, more deserted part of the beach for some rest. Moreover, Hikkaduwa is a very popular water sports centres which provide Scuba Diving, Boating, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Snorkeling and WindSurfing ( optional add-on). Also, you can find many places to party and dance. Restaurants Recommended- Mama’s Cafe, Asian Jewel Boutique Party Places- Top Secret, Vibration, Mambo’s Scuba
Day 5: Bentota - Colombo
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 6: Back To Home
Morning after breakfast , will head toward Airport. Catch flight towards back to home.
Inclusions in Sri Lanka
- 5 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar
- 01 rooms on double sharing basis at all locations.
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar with HB- (Breakfast and Dinner)
- Transportation in a Private Air conditioned vehicle with Chauffeur – All the drivers we have are English speaking guides.
- Sim on arrival.
Free gem musuem visit
Free cultural show in kandy
Free spice garden tour
Free Tea Factory visit
Free Bathik Factory visit
Free Wood Factory Visit
And 25% discount on gem shop, spice garden , tea factory, wood factory and bathika
- Government Taxes
- Toll Chargers (Airport to Colombo & Colombo to Bentota or Galle)
· Entrance fees to sites
· Lunch or any meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
· Visa Fees (please log on to www.eta.gov.lk)
· Early check in or late checkout charges.