Srilanka

330

5 Nights / 7 Days

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Day 1: Arrive Colombo Airport
  • Arrive at the airport and meet our local representative
  • Transfer from airport to Pinnawala

As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants - orphaned and sometimes three-legged - are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grand children during the past few decades! Watch as they feed at 9:15 am, 1:15 pm & 5:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth

  • Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy​

Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Drive towards Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the world for a sweep blended with class and style. Or walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tube your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.

  • Check into the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Day 2: Kandy - Tea Plantation
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Proceed to tea plantation

Sri Lanka, Tea and Tourism are words which cannot be separated. Take a tour to the cold & misty hills that take pride of an ultimate tea tour, covering lush green blankets of tea plantations. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea.

  • Later proceed to Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya

It is the largest and the most impressive botanic gardens in Srilanka of about 60 hectares. The many highlights include a fine collection of orchids and a stately avenue of royal palms. Another big hit is the giant Javan fig tree on the great lawn. Covering 2500 sq metres, it’s like a giant, living geodesic dome.

  • Transfer back to your hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Day 3: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Hakgala - Nuwara Eliya
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Transfer to Nuwara Eliya and check into the hotel
  • Later proceed to Hakgala

The pleasure garden of Ravana - in the Ramayana epic - Hakgala, today shouts out to all lovers of flowers. It's all warm jackets and gloves that come to play at Hakgala due to its cool temperate climate. Listen to the bells clinging uphill from God Hanuman Temple which proves valid evidence of the epic tale or Rama & Sita. Whether it is the warm April or the cold December, overall Hakgala truly is a bliss for all ages with an extensive variety of roses, orchids and spices.

  • Transfer from Hakgala to Nuwara Eliya

Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light - once governed by English & Scottish planters - is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows & one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breathtaking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. Drive through green valleys of the hill country pierced by endless waterfalls & dotted by tea pluckers draped in bright-colored saris. Or rent a bike for a gentle ride along the banks splashed by the waters of Lake Gregory

  • Overnight in the hotel
Day 4: Nuwara Eliya - Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Proceed to Kitulgala

Showered by two monsoons each year, Kitulgala - the destination of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' - marks an important landmark in many calendars as one of the wettest places in Sri Lanka. If adventure close to Colombo is your pick, then Kitulgala is your bliss! Grab your gear and toss into the wild rapids for a seamless rafting challenge on white water, thundering downstream throwing rafters far & wide. Hop from rock to rock upstream for a mind-blowing waterfall jump that should strain your voice to the core or slide down to the darkest depths of caves haunted by millions of bats. If hardcore adventurism is not for you, then simply trek along the beaten track to admire the immaculate beauty of the wilderness.

  • Transfer back to your hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Colombo
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Check out at 12 noon and transfer to Colombo
  • Check into the hotel
  • Day at leisure
  • Overnight in the hotel
Day 6: Colombo city tour - Departure
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Check out from the hotel
  • Do a city and shopping tour of Colombo

The throbbing metropolis, Colombo - located in the West - is not only the country's commercial capital, but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course - horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip - furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah & tune into the Floating Market - an offbeat shopping experience - or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City - an offshore city - featuring parks, commercial complexes & even an F1 track! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards 'Arcade' facing a historic waypost, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the 'walk-over fish tank', have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewelry & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Or, jazz up to Colombo's night life spiced by night clubs & casinos that borderline its bustle. If you're lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection!

  • Transfer to Airport for your flight back home

  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Kandy
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Nuwara Eliya
  • 1 Night in Colombo
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per the above itinerary
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya
  • Tea Plantation
  • Hakgala garden of Ravana
  • Kitulgala adventure water rafting activity
  • Service of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Any personal expense
  • Things not mention in the inclusions
  • 9% GST 

HOTEL DETAILS

  • Kandy - Hill Top Hotel / Similar
  • Nuwara Eliya - Galway forest lodge/ Similar
  • Colombo - Sapphire / Similar

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