Day 1: Departure DAY 01 / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Kandy / Cultural Dance Show / Temple of the Tooth / Kandy
Day 1: Departure
DAY 01 / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Kandy / Cultural Dance Show / Temple of the Tooth / Kandy
On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from US will welcome you at the Airport & transfer clients to Kandy.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including baby elephant brought from various parts, as well as 14 babies born as a result of the captive breeding program. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time when the elephant are taken to the river close by. A unique experience never to be missed.
Visit a Spice Garden at Mawanella – and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. Commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts and crafts Centre, a Gem museum and a lapidary and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Kandy –the hill capital. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism‟s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple‟s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha‟s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess‟ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka‟s most prized possession Be a witness of the cultural show. Kandyan Dance is a dance form that originated in the area called Kandy of the Central hills region in Sri Lanka. But today it has been widespread to other parts of the country. Overnight stay in Kandy
Day 2 DAY 02 / Bentota / Madhu River Boat Safari / Turtle Hatchery / Bentota
DAY 02 / Bentota / Madhu River Boat Safari / Turtle Hatchery / Bentota
After breakfast visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sixty Seven hectares of exquisite beauty and botanical treasurers containing more than 4000 species,this is haven not only for Scientists but to every nature lover as well. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya, En Route Ramboda falls. Visit tea factories and tea plantation.
Day 3 DAY 03 Bentota / Colombo / City and Shopping Tour / Colombo
DAY 03 Bentota / Colombo / City and Shopping Tour / Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Bentota. En route visit to White Water Rafting at Kelani River(own cost)
Kithulgala – Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white- water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream.
Next proceed to Bentota.Visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatcheries pay fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Visitors are shown the huge tanks filled with new born but lively hatchlings. After being fed the hatchlings are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old. They are not always released during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.Overnight stay in Bentota.
Meal : Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 04 BENTOTA / COLOMBO