DAY 01 : AIRPORT/COLOMBO
Transfer from Airport to Colombo
Overnight stay at Galle Face Hotel
DAY 02 : COLOMBO/PINNAWALA/PERADENIYA/KANDY
Breakfast at Galle Face Hotel
Transfer from Colombo to Pinnawala.
Those who want to see the tamed and semi wiled elephants in close proximity the best place is the “Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage”. It is located northwest of Kegalle town along the Colombo ~ Kandy main road. The orphanage is in a twenty five acre coconut land near Maha Oya. The wide area of shallow water and the huge rocks of Maha Oya make the ideal place to these magnificent animals. This facility was established in year 1975 as a conservation breading center for Elephants by Sri Lanka Wildlife department. It was started with a heard of five baby Elephants. In year 1978 it was taken over by the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is treated as one of the largest breading center in the world. Today the heard has grown up to 69 elephants. Among the many elephants of the orphanage there are three of them which will definitely get your attention. Namely “PANDU” “RAJA” and “SAMA”
Transfer from Pinnawala to Peradeniya.
The Royal Botanic Gardens (Peradeniya botanical garden) is a very popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and it’s a paradise for nature lovers. It is located at Peradeniya about 1550 feet above from the sea level, near “Mahaweli River”. The total area of the gardens is about 147 acres. The variation of the clime is very less and the rain fall is about 229 cm per year. The most attractive place in the gardens is the orchid House which has more than 300 varieties of orchids
Transfer from Peradeniya to Kandy.
Kandy was the last capital of Sinhala Kings. The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes a collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, bazaar and gem museum and the temple of tooth relic which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic in the world, the Tooth of Lord Buddha. Thereafter witness a cultural show.
Overnight stay at Earl’S Regency Hotel.
DAY 03 : KANDY/MATALE/SIGIRIYA/KANDALAMA
Breakfast at Earl’S Regency Hotel.
Transfer from Kandy to Matale
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Clients will be able to see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness Cookery demonstrations as well.
Transfer from Matale to Sigiriya.
Climb the citadel of Sigiriya which was built in 5th century. Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). Path through the gardens along stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lions mouth through which millions of people have walked to admire he beauty of this magnificent citadel.
Transfer from Sigiriya to Kandalama.
Overnight stay at Heritance Kandalama
DAY 04 : KANDALAMA/DAMBULLA/COLOMBO
Breakfast at Heritance Kandalama.
Transfer from Kandalama to Dambulla
Dambulla Rock temple was built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. The major attraction of Dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex which covers an area about 2,100 m². Dambulla is a UENESCO world heritage site. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of Srilnkn kings and 4 statues of god and goddess
Transfer from Dambulla to Colombo.
Do a city tour of Colombo
Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on west cost. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels. It is filled with shopping malls the Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargain. Some of the finest structures built during the colonial times still preserved in one part of the City. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower. And the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) which was a gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.
Overnight stay at Galle Face Hotel.
DAY 05: COLOMBO/AIRPORT
10/12/07 Transfer from Colombo to Airport to Colombo