Arrive at the airport and drive to Kandy en route visit the Pinnawela elephant orphanage. Afternoon visit the Temple of the Tooth and witness the kandyan Dance.
Pinnawala is a remote village by kegalle on your way to the Sigiriya . With lush coconut plantations and to the river flowing nearby. There are lot of mahout living in the surrounding villages of Kegalle.
finding the mahout to work in the Orphanage wasn’t much of a problem therefore. elephant orphanage was set up as far as 1975 to care for abandoned and lost baby elephants in the wild. Nowadays you can also witness even the injured elephants being cared for. With rapid increase in development sector from 70s in Sri lanka , the imminent loss of forest habitat cause the ongoing Elephant Human conflict, which resulted finding many injured elephants and abandoned baby elephants in the wild.
Today the entire herd at pinnawala consists hundreds of elephants including the baby elephants. There have being lot of births given at the orphanage up to date.
Kandy ,the last kingdom of sinhalese kings before it was fallen in to the hands of English rulers in 1815. the central highland city is the place to the countries most precious and important temple shrine ,where the tooth relic of Lord gauthama Buddha is being held .
In the month of August visitors around the world gather to this city to witness the one of the world oldest and largest folk pageant -kandy perehera.which is being held in respect of the relic of buaddaha.
hundred of colourfully dressed elephants ,traditional dancers and drummers and torch bearers can be seen at this world famous events.
This unesco protected world heritage kandy city also very famous for its colourful bazaar and streets filled with eateries and fancy shops. This city is relatively cooler and wetter than the rest of the island.
End your day with a tour to the folk dancing centre where you will be entertained by the traditional and professional dancers who carry out their traditional dancing practices over generations.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy
this morning after Breakfast. Leave for Nuwara Eliya. En route visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and a Tea factory. Dinner and overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
Royal botanical garden.Tour of kandy wouldn’t be completed without a walk in the royal park ,by the bank of mahaweli river .the royal botanical garden of kandy peradeniya. The total area of the garden is about 147 acres and famous for its collection of orchids.
The garden was originally used by kandyan kings before it was subsequently transformed by English rulers which they first used for coffee and cinnamon plantation.
Nuwaraeliya ,with its misty mountains ,waterfalls and tea plantations has added an extra character to the tropical sri lankan scenery. The hills which rise 200ft above sea level was a famous holiday escape for the English and Scottish pioneers of the sri lankan tea industry. Which is often been referred as Little England ,still some of these English characteristics evident today with the old Victorian style post office and the English Tudor style bungalows.
Nuwaraeliya is well abundance with pretty gardens,lake and a golf field.
This morning after Breakfast.Leave for Tissamaharama. Afternoon do a jeep safari in the Yala National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Tissamaharama/ Kataragama.
Yala national safari park .The countries second biggest national park ,is a strict nature reserve .only two block out of 5 blocks are open for public, which covers an area of more than 130,000 hectares of land of light forests ,scrubs ,lagoons and tanks. Yala is famous for its world biggest concentration of leopards . During the months of February to July the scarcity of the water level bring animals to the more open areas of the park . The park itself bordering the south east of the country to the beautiful Indian Ocean. Yala gets most of its rainfall from the north east monsoon during the months of September to December . Yala national park has semi -arid environment ,which is usually hotter despite its greenish look.
This morning after Breakfast. Leave for Bentota .En route visit the Dutch fortress in Galle. Overnight stay at Bentota.
Galle,The old port city lies on the southern beaches of Sri Lanka is best to be explored on foot. UNESCO world heritage site which dates back to the colonial Dutch period blessed with colonial Dutch buildings ,old mosques and churches . The inner city is covered with its old rampart and the city faces the sea from three sides .a walk through in its rambling lanes filled with tiny boutiques and cafes are not second to the restored hotels and mansions owned by both locals and foreign artists ,designers ,writers to photographers .
Still up to date the inner city serves as a working city with its schools ,administrative offices ,courts and local business .you will be surely seduce by the ambience of the city.
Full day at leisure. Breakfast ,Dinner and overnight stay at Bentota.
This morning after Breakfast. Leave for Colombo. Do a city tour of Colombo. Overnight stay at Colombo.
Colombo ,an excellent city to finish off your Sri Lankan adventure .the commercial capital of Sri lanka . is one of the fastest growing cities in the world .at one time it was known as the garden city of the east , the old colonial buildings and the history is slightly hiding among the ever rising sky scrapers of the city . The fort and the Galle road along the Galle face green covered with landmarks from the by gone British era ,the busy and chaotic petha bazar area , adding some drama to this metropolitan city.
with this morning breakfast your tour of Sri Lanka will come to an end.
On your last day of the tour our driver will transfer you back to the airport according to your flight schedule . Or you can extend your holiday With a beach stay in the island.
if you are extending your holiday,your airport transfer is not included at the end of your holiday ,however you can book this service at any time with us.
We do also can arrange an extended beach stay in nearby Maldive island .(flight time is les than an hour ).
this tour is planned assuming that your first day of arrival will be either with morning or afternoon flight (up to 16:00 pm ).
if you are arriving in a later flight ,we may transfer you to the hotel near Airport which would be a extra night before we start your tour next day morning .
please refer the table below ,the reference for this tour is JSTourslanka-3
we will confirm your final price with your quotation
the price mentioned here is for per person sharing a double or twin .if you are a solo traveller or wish to have room of your own you have to pay a extra single room supplement.
|July-August 2017( peak)||September-October 2017 (Non-peak)||November-20th December 2017||21st December 2017- 28th February 2018||March-April 2018|
If you travelling during the month of August during Kandy esala perahara period (largest religious and folk pageant which runs over 10 days ) the below two hotel will charge accordingly per room night.
hotel cinnamon citadel Kandy -$ 55
hotel Araliya green nuwaraeliya-$ 20
If you are traveling during 24th of December or on 31st of December ,there is a compulsory Gala Dinner supplement cost per room.
|Name of the Hotel||24th of December 2017||31st of December 2017|
|Araliya greens hills -nuwaraeliya||70||70|
|Cinamon wild -yala||130||140|
|Cinamon bay -Beruwala||140||150|
|Habarana village -sigiriya /habarana||110||120|
Tour cancellation policy
Cancellation within 01 to 06 days of the arrival date = 100% of the value of the booking.
Cancellation within 7 to 13 days of the arrival date = 50% of the value of the booking.
Cancellation within 14 to 28 days of the arrival date = 25% of the value of the booking.
Cancellation beyond 28 days of the arrival date – to be decided by the hotel on case-by-case basis
4 to 5 star category
the below mentioned hotels are included in this particular tour ,we will confirm any changes with your tour booking .
Hotel in Kandy
Hotel in nuwaraeliya
Hotel in yala
hotel in Bentota
Hotel in Colombo