Upon arrival in to Sri Lanka, after immigration formalities & baggage collection, at the exit of arrival lounge our representative will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted to the car / coach park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary accompanied by the guide.
Day 01 – City Tour in Colombo
Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka which has a blend of variety of trends and cultures that represent the nation. City is blessed with an assortment of colonial and modern buildings surrounded with shopping malls, parks together with virtually every amenity a modern city should have. The touch of urban hustle bustle keeps the city alive at all times amidst many places of interest for a traveller within the city itself. Colombo is an entertainment hub with a vibrant nightlife. ( Please see Colombo in the map for more photographs )
Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo city.
Day 02 – Colombo / Kandy / Peradeniya
After breakfast proceed to Kandy.
Enroute visit a Spice Garden at Mawanella and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.
Afternoon city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Kandy – the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kandy, termed as the hill capital, nestled amidst green mountainous environment in the central province of Sri Lanka. City is at an elevation of 465 meters above sea level and the last capital of Sri Lankan kings. Kandy is one of the most picturesque cities in the island with authentic Sri Lankan charm, attracts thousands of visitors every day.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Monument which signifies Kandy the most, located in the Royal Palace complex of Kandian kingdom. Lord Buddha’s tooth relic is housed in this temple and it is the most sacred place of worship and pilgrimage for the Buddhists in the world. Temple of the sacred tooth relic is a UNESCO world heritage site. ( Please see Kandy in the map for more photographs )
After Lunch visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens
Wonderful tourist attraction located very close to the hill capital, Kandy. This comprises of 147 acre extent and attracts at least 2 million tourists a year. This was started way back in 1347 by the Kings in Kandy. It is well renowned for a collection of a large variety of orchids, more than 4000 species of endemic and plants from the tropical world. Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is the largest botanical garden is Sri Lanka and considered as a national asset. ( Please see Peradeniya in the map for more photographs )
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 03 – Kandy / Pinnawala / Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Colombo – Enroute visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, approximately 55 miles from Colombo, was established in 1975 to offer care and protection to abandoned and wounded elephants. This orphanage also serves as a captive breeding ground for wild elephants. It has the largest heard of captive elephants in the world. Records reveal that there are 88 male and female elephants are being housed and taken care of. Best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time where most of the elephants are taken to the river close by. ( Please see Pinnawala in the map for more photographs)
Overnight stay at the hotel
Leave to airport for departure