04 Nights/05 Days
English, Sinhala, Tamil
Sri Lanka is an intriguing island country surrounded by the Indian Ocean and is known for its distinguishing serenity and captivating exquisiteness. If want a short break from your mundane routine, ‘Sri Lanka’ is a great place for you. Enjoy the company of elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage while you feed and bathe the gentle giants and find yourself spending a lazy day at the golden Bentota Beach.
Give your spiritual side an uplift at the Temple of tooth Relic, Kandy this vacation is six days of pure fun and lots of bliss.
On arrival at the airport you will be met and transferred to Kandy, visiting the Pinnawala elephant orphanage en-route. (Entrance Fees to be paid direct – 7 USD). The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka's most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage's population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from new-born to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Upon completion, continue the journey to Kandy en-route visiting a spice garden to learn about spices and how they are used in Sri Lankan cuisine. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Post breakfast proceed on a Panoramic city tour of Kandy with optional visits to the Temple of tooth relic and Royal botanical gardens. Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewelry, handicrafts, batiks and silks and you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content. Early evening, you will visit a Kandyan Dance performance and be treated to a spectacular fire walking finale. Thereafter, check in at the hotel and rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Post breakfast proceed to Bentota. You will be visiting a turtle hatchery and engaging in a boat ride through the Madu River. Take a picturesque boat trip on the ‘Madhu Ganga’ river. The primitive lifestyle of the inhabitant of the island of the Madu River is only a boat ride away. The boat ride takes us through the thick mangroves and abundant the bird life, to reveal the primitive style of fishing and prawn trapping still practiced by the inhabitants of the islands. Thereafter visit the Turtle hatchery in Kosgoda which is being operated by the Wildlife Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Several species of turtles, especially the endangered hawksbill is protected here. Most vulnerable of all are their eggs, which are left uncovered on beaches all around the coast. Overnight in Bentota.
Post breakfast check out and proceed to visiting Colombo City tour. The largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka, it is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, ancient traders knew Colombo 2,000 years ago. However, it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, a church where Dutch tombstones constitute the floor panels, and much more. Overnight in Colombo.
Post breakfast check out and proceed to the airport.
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