Day 01 : Arrival Transfer / Pinnawala / Kandy
Meet & Assist on arrival by our Representative and transfer from Airport to Kandy. Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage en route.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage : The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. The orphanages population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.
Day 02 : Kandy
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens : Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and attracts 1.2 million visitors annually It is renowned for its collection of more than 300 varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Enjoy a city tour in Kandy.
Kandy City Tour : Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, The Royal Botanical Gardens, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive. Evening visit Temple of Tooth.
Temple of the Tooth : According to legend, the tooth was taken from the Buddha as he lay on his funeral pyre. It was smuggled to Sri Lanka in 313 AD, hidden in the hair of Princess Hemamali who fled the Hindu armies besieging her father's kingdom in India. It immediately became an object of great reverence and was enshrined in a series of nested jeweled reliquaries. The tooth was brought out for special occasions and paraded on the backs of elephants, which are sacred to the Buddha. Where it survived numerous attempts to capture and destroy it. When the capital was moved to Kandy, the tooth was taken to the new city and placed in temples built to honor it. The temple was originally built under Kandyan kings between 1687 and 1707, but later severely damaged during the 18th-century colonial wars against the Portuguese and Dutch. After the wars, the original wooden structures were restored in stone. In January 1998 Hindu Tamil separatists bombed the temple, damaging its facade and roof. Restoration began immediately afterward. Late evening visit Kandyan Dance Performance.
Kandyan Dance Performance : The Kandyan dance has become most distinctively Sinhalese and is readily associated with the idea of a National Dance. This development can be explained by the fact that the Kandyan Kingdom was the last of the Sinhala kingdoms to fall under foreign rule (1815). On completion return to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.
Day 03 : Kandy / Nuwara Eliy
Breakfast at Hotel.Transfer from Kandy to NuwaraEliya, you would also visit a tea factory and estate en route and witness how the famous "Ceylon Tea" is brewed. Check in at hotel.Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya City Tour : Nuwara Eliya meaning "the city of dawn" is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as "Little England" and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans & tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows.
On completion return to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in NuwaraEliya.
Day 04 : Nuwara Eliya / Bentota
Breakfast at Hotel.Transfer from NuwaraEliya to Beruwala or Bentota. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Beruwala or Bentota.
Day 05 : Bentota
Breakfast at Hotel. Full day at leisure on the beach.(Vehicle at disposal maximum 80 km’ only). Optional - enjoy a madgu river boat ride in Balapitiya& visit turtle hatchery farm in Kosgoda. Overnight stay at a hotel in Beruwala or Bentota.
Day 06 : Beruwala Or Bentota / Colombo
Breakfast at Hotel.Transfer from Colombo to Airport for departure.