Duration: 05Night /06Days
Destination Covered: Kandy 1, Nuwara Eliya 1, Bentota 2, Colombo 1
The culture of Sri Lanka has been influenced by many factors, but has managed to retain much of its ancient aspects. Mostly it has been influenced by its long history and its Buddhist heritage. The country has a rich artistic tradition, embracing the fine arts, including music,dance, and visual arts. The Sri Lankan lifestyle is reflected in the cuisine, festivals, and sports.
Day 1: Arrival Colombo Pinnawela Kandy
Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, be received warmly by a local representative and be escorted to the vehicle to begin the holiday in Sri Lanka. Enroute visit one of the most important tourist attractions in SriLanka, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. Watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these gentle giants. One can also, walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around in water. On the Kandy city tour, visit one of the world heritages as well as a sacred place for the Buddhists all over the world; namely the Temple of tooth Relic known to the Sri Lankans as Dalada Maligawa. Next visit will be to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which is a paradise for nature lovers. This beautiful flower Eden is restored with over 300 different varieties of orchids, other spices, medicinal plants and Palm trees. Every year more than 1.2 million people are enchanted by the beauty of these 147 acre flower gardens. The real evidence of the richness will be affirmed by the visit to the Gem Museum. Sri Lanka produces the finest quality of gems in the world. Semi-precious gems, the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and comes in shades of blue, red, green, white etc. In the evening witness a traditional cultural dance show. (Entrance fees to sites not included). Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 2: Kandy Nuwareliya: City Tour
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. During the city tour in Nuwara Eliya, visit the main attractions of the town which include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. Continue to visit a working tea factory where the slow growing tea bushes of this highland region produce some of the world s finest Orange Pekoe Tea. One can also add Seetha Eliya and Haggala Gardens. Seetha Eliya is a temple which was mentioned in the famous epic Ramayana. Haggala is a temperate hill-country garden where languid low-country lotus and water lily float in their serene loveliness. (Entrance fees to sites not included) Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 3: Kandy Bentota
After breakfast leave for Bentota. Bentota is the city of the Golden Beaches, where one can relax and feel the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand. The day is divided in between swimming in the water and bathing in the sun. Bentota provides the perfect turf for unfurled vacation at the beach. While enjoying the sun, sea and sand the water sports lovers can enroll themselves in various water sports bringing in the unique pleasure of this locale. Overnight stay in Bentota.
Day 4: City Tour
After breakfast city tour of Bentota, wherein one can enjoy a boat ride along the Madhu River. It is a scenic tour relaxing and interesting while passing many islets forested with mangroves and experience the natural rhythms as well. Incase of a more exclusive experience visit the turtle hatchery too. The Turtle Hatchery is the prime turtle nesting site which was open by the Wild life Protection Society in 1981.Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old,usually during the safer hours of darkness. (Entrance fees to sites not included). Overnight stay in Bentota.
Day 5: Bentota Colombo
After breakfast leave for Colombo. On the city tour in Colombo, 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, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake,etc. Overnight stay in Colombo.
Day 6: Depart Colombo Airport
Today morning, after breakfast there is free time for shopping.Later, transfer to the airport for your flight back home or to your onward journey with wonderful memories.