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Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), a tiny island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean, is a rugged land of rainforest, diverse wildlife and endless beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes, and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its flavorful cuisine reflects its history as a maritime hub and cultural melting pot.
Day 1: Arrive Colombo – Kandy
Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport, you will be received warmly by our representative. You will then be escorted to your vehicle to begin your holiday in Sri Lanka. Your first visit will be to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. You can watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these gentle giants. You want walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around in water.
Day 2: Kandy Sightseeing
Today you proceed for Kandy sightseeing you will visit one of the world heritages as well as a sacred place for the Buddhists all over the world; namely the Temple of tooth Relic known to the Sri Lankans as Dalada Maligawa. Your next visit will be to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which is a paradise for nature lovers. This beautiful flower Eden is restored with over 300 different varieties of orchids, other spices, medicinal plants and Palm trees. Every year more than 1.2 million people are enchanted by the beauty of these 147 acre flower gardens. The real evidence of the richness will be affirmed by your visit to the Gem Museum. Sri Lanka produces the finest quality of gems in the world. Semi-precious gems, the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and comes in shades of blue, red, green, white etc. In the evening you will witness a traditional cultural dance show. (Entrance fees to sites not included). Evening return to the hotel.
Day 3: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Today you will visit Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. It is also known as “Little England”, which was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club with its hunting pictures, trophies and strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, horse race course, etc., all remind you of “England”. Evening leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Today you proceed for Nuwara Eliya sightseeing you will visit the main attractions of the town which include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. You can also visit a working tea factory where the slow-growing tea bushes of this highland region produce some of the world’s finest Orange Pekoe tea. You can also add Seetha Eliya and Haggala Gardens. Seetha Eliya is a temple which was mentioned in the famous epic Ramayana. Haggala is a temperate hill-country garden where languid low-country lotus and water lily float in their serene loveliness. (Entrance fees to sites not included)Overnight stay in Nuwara eliya.
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Koggala
Today you drive to another beach destination. Post arrival at Koggala check into the hotel. Evening leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Koggala
Today we Discover paradise at Koggala Beach, which has the honour of being the longest beach in Sri Lanka. Koggala Beach is uncluttered as a tourist destination and mostly unexplored. The soft sandy pristine beaches beckon visitors to travel just that little bit further down south to indulge in a heavenly holiday filled with endless sand, surf and sun. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Koggala – Colombo
Today post breakfast you drive to Colombo the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Srilanka. Post arrival check into the hotel. Evening leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: COLOMBO Departure
Today the tour ends with ever lasting memories.