Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island country lying in South Asia, exact south of India which has endless beaches, timeless ruins, ancient cultural traditions, adorable elephants and mouth-watering delicacies, welcoming people all together Srilanka is amazing destination and also important place for the mighty Hindu Gods like Rama and Ravana.
You will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where abandoned and injured elephants are groomed and also visit the most attractive ancient Buddhist temples and the variant Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
Nuwara Eliya - adorned with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows and greenery, you will visit the main attractions of the town which include the Golf Course, Trout Streams,, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. You can also visit a working tea factory which produces some of the world's finest Orange Pekoe Tea.
Enjoy the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand in the city of the golden beaches of Bentota.
Join us to see the "Wonder of Asia" in a week long fun-filled tour!
What is included in the tour
- Return Airport Transfers on Private Basis
- Accommodation in Standard Hotels
- Rooms on Double/Triple occupancy
- Sightseeing/Transfers in AC vehicle
- Meals: 6 Breakfasts
- Driver Bata, Toll, Parking
- Tour Lead at all times
What is NOT included in the tour
- GST 5%
- Visa on arrival (~INR 1500)
- Flight fares to/from Colombo
- Entrance fees/Camera fees
- Meals/activity/sightseeing spot not mentioned
- Personal expenses such as snacks & beverages
- Costs arising due to flight cancellations/delays
- Things not mentioned in Inclusions
- Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
- Temple of the Tooth Relic
- Nuwara Eliya - "City of light"
- Bentota - the Beach heaven
- Sparkling Colombo
DAY 1: COLOMBO ARRIVAL
Pickup from Bandaranaike International Airport (Colombo), you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to Kandy, On the way visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage which is orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants .It is founded in 1975 to care and protect the orphaned elephants wandering in the forest. Then proceed to Kandy. Check into the hotel and relax for the night.
Stay: Hotel in Kandy
DAY 2: KANDY
After breakfast, get ready for an incredible day across Kandy, you will start with a visit to Peradeniya Gardens. One of the jewels of the colonial era, it was an initiative to try out introduced crops like rubber etc. It was also the headquarters of Lord Mountbatten who spearheaded the allied war effort in the east during the 2nd world war. A not to be missed experience is a visit to the Orchid House here, where you will see about 300 different and rare varieties of orchids beautifully displayed. You will then head to the Temple of the Tooth Relic in the evening in time for a “Poojah” where you may make an offering of flowers. At 06:30 pm, locals and tourists alike gather to offer flowers and prayers to the sacred relic in the inner sanctum to the backdrop of the temple drummers. This is indeed a magical experience.
Stay: Hotel in Kandy
DAY 3: NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast, ride to Nuwara Eliya - "city of light". The British Tea Planters of the colonial times recreated a little bit of England’s country life with manor houses, horse racing, high teas and golfing here as a reminiscence of their life back in England, visit Gregory Lake - built during the year 1874 by a British governor Gregory, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Stay: Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
DAY 4: EXPLORE NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast, visit the sacred Seetha Amman Temple and scenic botanical gardens in Hakgala, later visit Lover's leap Waterfall and enjoy the evening in stunning Galway's Land National Park
Stay: Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
DAY 5: BENTOTA
After breakfast, ride to the favorite beach town of Sri Lanka - Bentota is a beach heaven with picture perfect coastal area. Lying near the serene palm shores, you can indulge in water sports activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing. The town also boasts of several fishing areas and colonial-era buildings, which reflects unique charm in them. You will also be exploring two fine mangrove lagoons along with a visit to Kothduwa Temple. Later on, visit fish farms located near the river and experience the lifestyle of local fisherman.
Stay: Hotel in Bentota
DAY 6: COLOMBO
After breakfast, ride to Colombo - the commercial capital of Sri Lanka - a blend of both historic value and modern vibes. The colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Indian and contemporary architectural styles. Visit National museum - built by British in 1877, Galle Face Green - Seaside area, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara - place is believed to have been visited by Buddha himself, Gangaramaya Temple, and Dehiwala Zoo
Stay: Hotel in Colombo
DAY 7: AIRPORT DROP
After breakfast, be dropped at airport for onwards journey