- Trip Itinerary
- Trip Includes
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Sri Lanka with all its cultural and scenic delights awaits you on this incredible 5-nights holiday. The Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Kandyan Dance Show in Kandy will enlighten you spiritually. Enjoy a tour in the high-altitude town of Nuwara Eliya, famed for its tea plantations and lovely weather. The country’s coastal part, Bentota, famous for its beaches, offers a wonderful stay. Do take a ride in Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka featuring colonial architecture, buzzing nightlife scene, good museums, manicured parks and beautiful Buddhist temples.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world’s first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.
Time table of the Elephant Orphanage
- 08.30am Opening the orphanage for visitors
- 09.15am Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
- 10.00am Morning bath at ‘Ma Oya’
- 12noon Elephants return to the orphanage after the bath
- 01.15pm Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
- 02.00pm Afternoon bath at ‘Ma Oya’
- 04.00pm Elephants return to the orphanage after the bath
- 05.00pm Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
- 06.00pm closing the orphanage to visitors
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 EsalaPerahera, 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.
Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic of the Buddha Is the most important temple for the Sri Lankan Buddhists and was built in the 16th Century A.D. by king Wimaladharmasooriya, solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.
- Temple 5.30am-8pm,
- Puja 5.30-6.45am, 9.30-11am & 6.30-8pm
- Dress code: Wear clothes that cover your legs and your shoulders, and remove your shoes outside the temple.
Colombo – the trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient. Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. The original traders and settlers – the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city – a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, , the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well-known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre.
City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square, and prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship. (Entrance fees to sites not included). For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc
Kandy - 1 Night | Nuwara Eliya - 1 Night | Bentota - 2 Nights | Colombo - 1 Night
Bandaranaike international airport - Kandy• Arrive from the airport and meet the assistant • Then transfer to Kandy en-route Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage & Spice Garden, • Check in to the hotel & Leisure at the hotel • Overnight stay at Hotel – Kandy
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya• After breakfast proceed to Tooth relic Temple , Royal botanical garden & Gem museum • Then proceed to Nuwara Eliya , • En-route visit Tea factory , Tea plantation , Hanuman temple & Ramboda falls , • Check in to the hotel &Leisure at the hotel • Overnight stay at Hotel – Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya -Bentota• After breakfast transfer to Bentota • Check in to the hotel &Leisure at the hotel • Overnight stay at Hotel – Nuwara Eliya
Bentota• After proceed to Water sports, Madu river boat ride & turtle farm , • Check in to the hotel &Leisure at the hotel • Overnight stay at Hotel – Bentota
Bentota – Colombo• After breakfast transfer to Colombo, proceed to Colombo City tour & Shopping • Check in to the hotel &Leisure at the hotel • Optional Tour Nightlife ( Bally’s Casino ) • Overnight stay at Hotel – Colombo
Colombo – Bandaranaike international airport• After breakfast proceed to the Airport for departure
- Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar on BB/CP basis
- Transportation in a Pvt Air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur (National guide for groups)
- Per day Per person 2 water bottles, (For Groups)
- Local Government Tax
- Toll charges
Value added services from TravelOTrek Complementary basis
- Free Woodcarvings visit, Kandy
- Free Silk & Batik shop visit at Kandy.
- Free Gem Factory visit and explanation about the gem progress at Kandy (Recommended by Hamoos)
- Free Tea plantation visit.
- Free Tea factory visit and explanation about the tea progress.
- Cotton collection & ODEL which is high quality clothing store at Colombo.
- 1 SIM Card for 1 Room.
- Tips to Guides / Chauffeurs.
- Entrance fee for any sightseeing
- Any fluctuations in the dollar component will affect the costing.
- Any extra meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
- Early check in or late checkout charges.
- Expenses of a personal nature.
- Any service not specifically mentioned in the inclusion.
- Visa Fees (please log on to eta.gov.lk)
- Lunch or any extra meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
- Camera or Video permits.
Entrance Fees Supplements per Person Rate in USD:
Note: for Child 50% of Adult rate
|Name of the Sightseeing||SAARC|
|Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage||6|
|Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy||12|
|Water sports in Bentota ( Combo ) Jet ski / Banana Boat Ride / Ringo Ride ( 01 round )||24|
|Madu River Boat ride, Bentota||12|
|Turtle Hatchery, Bentota||3|
|Gangarama Temple, Colombo||3|
|Colombo National Museum||6|