Island of Wonder (5 dagen)
Island of Wonder (5 dagen)
(SKU LK10561000) Explore the Island of paradise and walk among the plains of the Central Highlands. Visit the Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka, Kandy and witness the local culture which prevailed throughout the centuries. Have the privilege to walk in the Golden Beaches of Bentota and explore the Old Colonial City of Sri Lanka. Spend an unforgettable evening among the Gentle Giants of Pinnawala. Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery where you can see turtles in diverse breeds varying from hatchlings to fully grown ups. Enjoy your time as the Sun Sets to the Horizon with a Chilled Beer or a fresh King Coconut.
1 Night in Kandy
The first day and night in Kandy will be spent by visiting the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where the majestic elephants are taken care of. A few technical tours can be arranged for guests to learn about wood carvings etc while a cultural show will be organized to experience and enjoy some interesting traditional art forms.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat, located at Pinnawala village in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals! Today with 70 elephants herein, Pinnawela has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world.
Go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks. Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colourful traditional dances and delightful music.
The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colourful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
1 Night in Nuwara eliya
En route to Nuwara Eliya, we will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and then head towards Ramboda Falls which offers a great view and consists of three sections. You will also visit a tea factory to learn the entire process and then explore the cozy tourist hotspot – the Nuwara Eliyatown.
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Ramboda Falls is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and located by the Pussellawa. Ramboda falls consists of three sections. You will get a good view of the middle section of the A5 highway, just above the bridge. This is very small in size with compared to other parts. You can get a far view of the top part from the main road, but not the complete view of the fall. You need to climb up to see the top part of the Ramboda falls and there is a pathway just before the bridge. You may find the climbing bit difficult, but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding.
Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.
Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colourful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.
2 Nights in Bentota
Known for its pristine beaches along the coastal belt of Sri Lanka, you will head towards Bentota which is a well known holiday destination. While here, you will visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery housing endangered turtles and also enjoy a Madu river boat safari to enjoy the environment. Finally you will explore the Galle Fort to marvel the little wonders.
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Learn more about the five endangered sea turtle species that come to the shores of Sri Lanka to nest. Learn how the Kosgoda Turtle Care Program helps protect the nests until they hatch and increases the chances of survival for the babies. Get a chance to see, touch and feed baby turtles; or even injured adult turtles that the Turtle Hatchery cares for.
Madu River Boat Safari
Go on a wonderful two-hour boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage. Observe the water birds in their natural habitats.
Galle Fort Guided Walking Tour
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics.
After the breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.
- Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
- Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
- All prevailing taxes and service charges.
- 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
- Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
- Entrance fees to the respective sites.
- Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Visa and Related Expenses.
- Tips & Portages.
- 1 x 1 Litre Water Bottle Per Person Per Day
- 1 Local SIM Card Per Room