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 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.
Day 2: Leisure Day
Kandy, a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of theSinhala Kings is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens home to one of the worlds best collections of Orchids.
A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, 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 worlds best blue and star
sapphires. The highlight of the citys calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July / August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants.
Places to be covered in Kandy-
Spice Garden (on the way to Kandy)
Temple of Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens
Day 3: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya via Drive
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 4: Nuwara Eliya - Hikkaduwa via Drive
After breakfast, you can experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitulgala. 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. This place is worthwhile for visiting and photographing as you pass the rapids of Kelani River. After adrenaline rushing sports, head towards Hikkaduwa. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Hikkaduwa beach is the place where you can have your perfect 'Sea and Surf' thing. Moreover, it also has very popular water sports centres which provide Scuba Diving, Boating, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Snorkeling and WindSurfing (optional addon). Hikkaduwa is also well famous for its neverending nightlife and delicious food serving cafes which presents a fusion of Sri Lankan and western food. The extraordinarily attractive beach of Hikkaduwa is a place of fun and excitement and always has something for everyone. Restaurants Recommended- Mama’s Cafe, Asian Jewel Boutique Party Places- Top Secret, Vibration,
Mambo’s Scuba pre purchase rate – 60 USD.
Day 5: Hikkaduwa - Negombo via Drive
One of the most popular destination not only among the locals but international tourists,
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Negombo , Full day is there you can Explore the Colombo .Wildlife that includes monkeys, sea eagles, and monitor lizards can be spotted here,and head to Nagombo . Reach Negombo and Overnight stay in Negombo.
Colombo City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square, and prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship. (Entrance fees to sites not included). For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, (Wijaya gems) Majestic City, Noritake, etc.
Day 6: Back To Home
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors. Vist The Negombo beach , Dutch church,Hamilton Canal ( if Time Permits)
You'll be dropped at Colombo Airport, from where board the Flight towards back to home.
Inclusions in Sri Lanka
- 5 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)
(Package Cost Valid for 4 Pax travelling Together)
· Entrance fees to sites
· Lunch & Dinner 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.