Welcome to Sri Lanka!
- Day 1 : Arrival- Kandy via Pinnawala
- Day 2 : Kandy City tour
- Day 3 : Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
- Day 4 : Transfer to Bentota
- Day 5 : Day Trip to Galle
- Day 6 : Transfer to Colombo
5 Nights 6 Days Available on request Kandy, Central Province
Day 1 : Arrival- Kandy via Pinnawala
- A warm welcome to Sri Lanka! Your guide will be present at the arrivals hall to greet you and assist you to your vehicle. For convenience's sake, you may want to change your currency before departing the airport. Banks are open 24/7.
- On arrival you will be transferred to the hotel in Kandy on the way to Kandy you will visit some must-see places in Sri Lanka.
- First, you will get the chance to visit one of the most important tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
- On the way to Kandy you can stop at Spice Garden and try different spices and herbs, helping you gain an insight into the long spice history of the island. The bustling hill-country capital of Kandy is the gateway to Sri Lanka's breath-taking mountain scenery. But there is much to see in Kandy before you head further into the hills. The town’s temperate climate, rich history and has made it a favorite haunt for travelers.
- A visit to the Temple of the Tooth has long been acknowledged as one of the most unfishable experiences in Kandy. Tradition tells that a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka in 4th century A.D. and was enshrined within the Temple, a striking building with a golden roof.
- Evening Settle in to the hotel and relax | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 2 : Kandy City tour
- This day morning you will continue the city tour in Kandy. You will roam in the city and Kandy market and evening you will visit famous Bahirava Kanda temple in Kandy.
- Kandy's war cemetery, which honors more than 200 people from many nations who died in the Second Worlds War, is a meaningful place for many. It is in a very serene spot and immaculately maintained by the War Graves Commission.
- Beyond Kandy, there are also great things to do. The Victoria Golf & Country Resort is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Asia. Kandy also has a fine international cricket stadium, Pallakele, which stages both one-day matches and Test cricket.
- For the lunch the chauffer will lead you to a restaurant which you can have preferred meal.
- Gem Museum/ Wood Carving / Batik Factory
- Visit to the gem museum and batik factory. Meanwhile you can see Sri Lankan wood carvings as well. After visit to gem museum, during the evening hours enjoy the Dance performances conducted by Sri Lankan traditional dancers.
- Settle in to the hotel, evening at leisure!
- Overnight Stay at hotel in Kandy| Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 : Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
- This day after the breakfast you leave to the centre of Hill capital named as “Nuwaraeliya” when you are proceeding to Nuwara Eliya named as “Little England” via Gampola road so that you can witness the Ramboda falls as well.
- Ramboda Falls is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Actually, Ramboda falls consists of three sections. You will get a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, just above the bridge. This is very small in size with compared to other parts. You can get a far view of the top part from the main road, but not the complete view of the fall. You need to climb up to see the top part of the Ramboda falls and there is a pathway just before the bridge. You may find the climbing bit difficult, but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding.
- Your next stop Bloom Field Tea Factory – During the tea plantation and factory visit you will get a rare opportunity of experiencing the art of plucking the world famous “Ceylon Tea” and then how these green tea leave transform into black or brown particles and the process of grading tea into different categories.
- Victoria Park - As suggested by its name, Victoria Park is named after Queen Victoria. Established in 1897, the park is a pleasant space filled with colourful flowers that you will not be able to witness in any other part of Sri Lanka! The Park is also popular for bird-watching activities and is also a favourite for children, who enjoy the miniature train ride found at the Park.
- Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Ramboda. The Ramboda area is believed to be an area where Rama’s forces were gathered against Ravana. RamPadai means Rama’s Force. The hills of Ramboda also believed where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi. The Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka has built an Anjaneyar temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. This temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple and the image of lord Hanuman here is 16 Feet tall.
- Seetha Amman Temple- the Seetha Amman Temple Trust decided some two years ago to build a Sita temple at a spot believed to be the exact place where Sita was held captive by the demon-king Ravana in the Lanka of the epic, Ramayana. Myth has it that Sita, the wife of King Rama, was imprisoned in the Ashoka forests of the region. The temple trustees believe that this is no myth and that Sita’s imprisonment at this spot is a historical fact.
- Strawberry Fields - For an enchanting experience, visit one of the many strawberry fields in Nuwara Eliya. No visit to Nuwara Eliya is complete without a visit to the Adma Agro Farm and lots of strawberry eating. Strawberries love colder weather and Nuwara Eliya is perfect for them. Eat them off the plants or in the cafe with cream, condensed milk or drink in a juice.
- Gregory Lake is a serene environment, complete with a stretch of green grass and grazing horses where countless visitors go to unwind. Here, along the lake you will see groups enjoying a family picnic, riding horses, on a paddle boat or taking a leisurely stroll. One of the main attractions in Nuwara Eliya,
- Gregory Lake was built by Governor William Gregory between 1872 and 1877, in order to utilize the water from the Nanu Oya which runs across the town. It is said that the lake was used for water sports and recreational activities during the British period.
- Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4 : Transfer to Bentota
- Briefing the day – This day you will travel along the beautiful south coast to your preferred beach hotel for your last few nights. Experience the beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise seas, rural fishing villages and the southern heritage. The string of sandy coves is secluded, long and unspoiled by overdevelopment.
- You might also consider the following activities whilst you are on the south coast: water sports, river trips, visit a fishing village and Marine Turtle Conservation project which is helping to save this endangered species.
- Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery - Sri Lanka is globally recognized as one of the few places in the world where you can observe marine turtles in their natural habitat. Five out of seven of the world’s marine turtle species are found in Sri Lanka and come ashore in Kosgoda to lay eggs, including green, loggerhead, hawksbill, olive ridley and leatherback.
- Madu river boat ride – This River is located in the south of Sri Lanka near Galle. The water of the river is dotted with small islands and the banks are all covered with lush mangrove forests that are home to dozens of incredible animal species. Enjoy hundreds of vibrant tropical birds and a few crocodiles if you’re lucky enough. These creatures are pretty rare and don’t like crowds.
- You will also observe some authentic prawn hunting and the peeling of a real cinnamon tree. While enjoying the safari, you can visit a beautiful temple on the “Koth Duwa” island which has a spectacular statue of Buddha standing.
- And a fish breeding centre is located in the middle of the river offering an insight into the breeding cycle of local fish species. The swampy marshlands that surround the Madu River are under protection of the government of Sri Lanka as it is a fragile ecosystem that is home to many rare animal species. There are around 300 animal species in Madu River, 19 of which are endemic. The soil there is also really fertile - it’s a real treasure trove for ecologists and biologists.
- You will enjoy the outside lunch. Chauffer leads you to the place which can have the best lunch from Bentota.
- Settle in to the hotel and afternoon you will engage with water sports activities
- Bentota is a haven for relaxation and a great stop for some water sport, be it in the ocean during the season or some fun in the river. There are plenty of reliable water sport centers in the area, so prepare for a final couple of days filled with lots of water-based adventure. The top five water sports activities in Bentota are Snorkeling and Diving, Banana boat & Tube, Wind Surfing, Jet Skiing and Water Skiing.
- Evening at leisure!
- Overnight Stay at hotel in Bentota | Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 : Day Trip to Galle
- This day after the breakfast you can have an amazing trip to Galle and Hikkaduwa.
- Galle is a coastal city 130 kilometres south of Colombo. No visit to the south is complete without seeing both of these areas. A perfect combination of beach and culture, Galle has it all. Have a look at things to do in Galle Fort and in the surrounding area and what you, as a visitor, can expect from this charming coastal city.
- Japanese Peas Pagoda
- On the hillside west of Unawatuna, this impressive pagoda was built by Japanese Buddhist monks of the Mahayana sect in 2005, as part of their scheme to build peace temples in conflict zones (the Sri Lankan war was raging at the
- Hikkaduwa Coral Garden
- The Coral sanctuary has approximately seventy varieties of multi coloured corals. Visitors can either swim or hire a guide with a glass bottomed boats to view the corals. The coral reefs are the best place to see and admire corals and water is never more than three or four meters deep. Some of the coral reefs are real close to the beach and can hire snorkels, masks and fins and ventured into the calm crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to be amazed with the wonderful & colorful corals and tropical fish with various colors and sizes, few inches below the surface.
- Visitors can thoroughly enjoy the beach everyday as
- Hikkaduwa Beach
- Hikkaduwa beach is a very popular destination to international tourists. It is 98 kilometers south from Colombo. It is a beautiful beach where you can relax, enjoy the sun and have the option of surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving.
- Being the site of the famed coral garden, glass bottomed boats are available on hire and visitors can explore the underwater fantasies. It is also an internationally popular destination for board-surfing and surfing.
- Evening you can experience the beautiful sun set.
- Technically, when you 'see' the sunset, the sun has already gone below the horizon. What you're seeing is the light bent around the earth, through our atmosphere.
- Evening Candle light Dinner
- Hotel in Bentota | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6 : Transfer to Colombo
- Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital is its only true city. It lays one hour’s drive south of the Bandaranaike International Airport and stretches about 12 km along the coast from the Fort area in the north to its southern beach suburb of Mount Lavinia. It is a convenient hub for the start or end of any visit to Sri Lanka.
- For the tourist in Colombo, the hub of the capital remains the Fort area where old colonial buildings remain among an increasingly vibrant skyline.
- You can experience our Hidden History City Walking Tour which samples many of the Fort’s most famous sites before finishing amid the hustle and bustle of Pettah market where small traders congregate to sell their wares. If you prefer, we can even offer you a Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk.
- The Old Dutch Hospital is now a site for some of the swankiest restaurants and bars in town, although many still throng to old favorites – a sundowner perhaps at Galle Face Hotel or experience a spot of lunch and some souvenir buying at Barefoot further down the Galle Road.
- Cricket tourists will find much pleasure in the timeless cricket grounds with atmospheric bars that stud the capital, such as Colombo Cricket Club, or if golf is your favorite activity have a round at the historic Royal Colombo Golf Club.
- While some roads can be slightly chaotic at times, Colombo is also blessed by tree-lined avenues and you can also get active in the magnificent Viharamahadevi Park.
- The National Museum, established by a British governor in the 19C, showcases the crown and throne of former Kandyan monarchs as well as paintings and other artefacts that tell the story of Sri Lanka. It also includes a fascinating, if much more run down, natural history section.
- Pride of the Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya temple, on the way south to Mount Lavinia, is a sacred Bo Tree, which according to ancient texts is one of the 32 saplings that sprang from the most sacred Bo tree of all at Anuradhapura. This ancient Buddhist temple houses statues and frescoes depicting the life of the Buddha. The Gangaramaya (Vihara) Temple is also worth a look.
- C O L O M B O S H O P P I N G
- From buzzing bazaars to stylish boutiques, Colombo’s shopping experience is improving. At the Laksala craft village in the suburb of Battaramulla, villagers turn out intricate crafts from clay, brass, wood and palm leaves. Other attractions include homewear stores like Paradise Road, Gandhara, and Saffron Villas. Barefoot is a popular tourist haunt. There are several good quality jewellers. The trading heart of the city is in the narrow streets of Pettah Bazaar where you will find anything from steel pots to the latest mobile phones. If you accept anybody’s offer to act as a guide, ensure you know the financial basis.
- C O L O M B O P U B S
- Colombo has a scattering of pubs, nightclubs and hotel bars that come alive especially on Friday and Saturday nights and feature live bands or DJ music. 7 Degrees North (Cinnamon Lakeside) is a fabulous setting by the lagoon. There is also the Breeze Bar (Cinnamon Grand), Library (Cinnamon Lakeside), Zaza Bar (CASA Colombo), Amuseum, Buba and Silk. Characterful pubs include the Cheers Pub (Cinnamon Grand), In on the Green (Galle Face Hotel) and the Cricket Club Café.
- C O L O M B O F O O D
- Food is a highlight of Colombo. There is a wide variety of western-style fast food outlets and coffee shops ranging from McDonalds and Pizza Hut to Barista, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Coco Verandah, The Commons, and Perera & Sons.If you are searching for authentic Sri Lankan food then choose from the Palmyrah Restaurant at Renuka Hotel, Hilton’s Curry Leaf, Nugagama at the Cinnamon Grand and Green Cabin Restaurant on Galle Road. Indian cuisine is served at Mango Tree, Navarathna (Taj Samudra) and Chutneys (Cinnamon Grand).The Ministry of Crab set in the colonial period Dutch Hospital shopping precinct, serves up crab cooked Sri Lankan and western style. The Lagoon at Cinnamon Grand is also a good seafood restaurant.
What we'll give. What we won't
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in hotel on Double and Triple sharing occupancy.
- Meal Plan:(Breakfast and Dinner)
- All Transportation by Air-conditioned private vehicle with an English-Speaking Chauffeur
- Guide, Fuel, Airport, Paging and parking charges
- Highway toll
- Free SIM card on arrival with zero credits
- All city tours (KANDY/ Nuwara Eliya /Bentota/ Galle/ Colombo)
- Local insurance for the vehicle.
- All Relevant Taxes.
- Check in 14hrs/ Check out 12hrs
- On arrival water bottles to fresh up.
- Candlelight dinner
- Honeymoon freebies
- Free Gem museum
- Free visits to arts and craft centre(optional)
- Free spice garden visit with herbal tea and 15 minutes head and foot massages
- 20% Discount at spice garden
- Cultural dance show in Kandy
- Free visit to Batik Factory and Art and Craft Factory
- Chauffer guide accommodation
- Free tea factory visit
- Local Travel Insurance
What is NOT included in the tour
- Cost of personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax etc.)
- Cost of Extra Meals & Beverages
- Entrance Tickets
- Meal (Lunch) arrangement outside hotels
- Rights to use cameras / video (in most places it’s free)
- Medical expenses and Travel Insurance
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