Amazing Sri Lanka – Colombo, Pinnawala, Kandy

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Colombo – Negombo

Arrival at Bandaranayke International airport On arrival the group will be met by the representatives. Thereafter they will be introduced to the local tour guide who will be accompanying them around the Island.

Afterwards city tour in Negombo

Negombo

The western coastal region starts from Negombo, a bustling town situated just 12 km away from the Bandaranaike International Airport north of Colombo. Negombo is home to the largest Catholic community in Sri Lanka, which can be considered as a legacy of the Portuguese, who industriously spread Catholicism during their rule. Many 17th-century Dutch buildings alsoremain in Negombo.

Check – in to the Hotel

Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo

Day 2: Negombo – Pinnawela – Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel leave for Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela.

ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE – PINNAWELA

Near Kegalle on the Colombo Kandy road is the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage, a riverside sanctuary which cares for elephants displaced from wild habitats. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants.

Kandy – the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. 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.

Evening visit The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relics and Cultural dance performance

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. (Approx 01hour)

Check – in to the Hotel

Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 3: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden & can take the train to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy (will advice the timing)

Royal Botanical Gardens – 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.

Afterwards leave to hotel in Nuwara Eliya Hotel to overnight stay .

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 4: Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel leave for sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya .

Nuwara Eliya – The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel and rest at the hotel .

Full day leisure at the Hotel

Overnight stay at Hotel in Bentota

Day 6: Bentota

Breakfast at the hotel and leave for Galle sightseeing & then leave for enjoy the turtle Hatchery with Boat ride at Madu River.

GALLE

The Port of Galle – Sri Lanka’s 04th biggest town is 115 km south of Colombo and close to Hikkaduwa. Galle is a town rich in history and in fact, was the centre of Dutch rule in the 17th century. The majestic Galle Fort bears ample testimony to that fact. The City of Galle is one of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia, and has been declared a World Heritage City. Galle was a major port in Sri Lanka and still handles shipping and cruising yachts.

TURTLE HATCHERY& MADU RIVER

The turtle hatchery located in Kosgoda is famous for several species of turtles, specially the endangered hawksbills. Eggs which are left uncovered on beaches all around the coast are brought by fishermen of Kosgoda area, which has led to the hatching and release of 100,000 young turtles in only two years since the hatchery opened. And then enjoy the Madu River boat ride

Back to hotel & Overnight stay at Hotel in Bentota

Day 7: Bentota Colombo – Deparutre

After breakfast at the hotel leave for Colombo sightseeing with Shopping and then leave for Airport to take the Departure flight.

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