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. 2:00 Hours)
En route make a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
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 proceed to Dambulla
(Distance from Pinnawala to Dambulla– 88Kms – Approx. 2 Hours)
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today your driver will bring you to Peradeniya and you will see the Royal Botanical Gardens.
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. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchid.
After visiting the Botanical Garden, will have the chance to visit a Batik Factory, a Gem Museum and drive through the local Market.
Kandy-A lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants.
Late evening witness a cultural dance performed by our famous Kandyan Dancers
Overnight in Kandy
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 we will go for a short sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering. The Holy Trinity Church might have stepped out of any village in England, with its Gothic architecture and eclectic collection of memorials, while the “pink post office” features a clock tower. In April and May the town is crowded with Sri Lankans attending dressed in their finery for the Derby at the Turf Club; at other times of the year it’s much quieter, with apparently stray horses quietly wandering along the road.
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.
Breakfast at hotel. Prepare for checkout and the driver will pick you up and drop you to Bentota.
(Duration from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota – Approx. 6 Hours)
On arrival check-in at hotel and spend your evening in leisure by the beach
Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis's Brief Garden.
Overnight in Bentota.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today morning transfer to Balapitiya for a Mangrove Forest boat ride in the Madu River.
The Madu Ganga is a minor watercourse which originates near Uragasmanhandiya in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, before widening into the Madu Ganga Lake at Balapitiya. The river then flows for a further a 4.4 km before draining into the Indian Ocean.
Thereafter visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda.
Evening on leisure by the beach.
Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for check out and the driver will pick you up and drop you Colombo
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
Overnight in Colombo.
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 3390/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Kandy Nuwara Eliya, Bentota & 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.
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Economy class airfare from Dubai / Colombo / Dubai .
2 nights accommodation in Kandy, Bentota based on double room occupancy.
1 night accommodation in Nuwara Eliya & Colombo based on double room occupancy.
Transportation as per the itinerary on a private car.
Sightseeing tours in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota & Colombo.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.