Day 1 Arrival at Colombo Airport
Ayubowan-Welcome to Sri Lanka
On arrival at Colombo International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel in Kandy. (Duration from Airport to Kandy– Approx. 2 ½ Hours)
Optional: En route make a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. (entrance fee is payable at location)
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department in a 25 acre coconut property near the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the jungle. Upon completion transfer to the Kandy, check in at the hotel and spend leisure.
Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession.
Overnight in Kandy
Day 2 Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel. The driver cum guide will pick you up at the hotel and proceed on your city tour. During the tour your will get the chance to visit the Peradeniya to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens.
(entrance fee is payable at extra cost at AED 50.00 per person)
Royal botanical gardens a visit to the historical botanical gardens will be an enchanting experience. Exploration of this magnificent garden will give you an insight in to Sri Lankan Flora and other exotic plants, in a tranquil environment. A perfect ambience for a romantic pick-nick for two. Upon completing the walk through the gardens, conduct a sightseeing tour of Kandy. Visit a Batik Factory, a Gem Museum and drive through the local Market. Late evening witness a cultural dance performed by our famous Kandyan Dancers.
Overnight in Kandy
Day 3 Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the Little England of Sri Lanka “Nuwara Eliya”.(Duration from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya – Approx. 2 Hours) En-route make a visit to a Tea Plantation/Factory where you will be able to examine the process of how the world’s finest tea is being made. You will also be able to make a stop in Ramboda to witness the astonishing Ramboda Waterfall.
Upon arrival check in at the hotel and spend leisure.
Evening conduct a sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya
Day 4 Nuwara Eliya-Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel and thereafter transfer to Colombo. (Duration from N’Eliya to Colombo – Approx. 3 ½ Hours) Upon arriving in Colombo, proceed on a sightseeing tour including free time on shopping.
Colombo-Sri Lanka‘s bustling capital, is located on the country’s west coast and with a population of between 800,000 and one million (estimates vary) is by far the country’s biggest city, as well as its window on the world. Its natural harbour at the mouth of the Kelani River was a magnet for successive traders and conquerors – first Arab merchants, then Portuguese, Dutch and British imperialists.
Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and museums. Surprises abound in its old quarters where you can find great local food and discover a characterful shop or tiny, convivial cafe. The capital is an excellent start – or finish – to your Sri Lankan adventures
Transfer to the hotel and spend leisure the whole evening.
Overnight in Colombo
Day 5 Colombo/End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 2690/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights.
Destinations: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Eliya-Colombo.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Colombo / Dubai.
1 night / 2 days accommodation in Colombo & Nuwara Eliya based on double room occupancy.
2 nights / 3 days accommodation in Kandy based on double room occupancy.
Transportation as per the itinerary on private car.
Sightseeing tours in Colombo Kandy & Nuwara Eliya.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
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