Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible. Jaffna is known for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Its suburb Nallur served as the capital of the 4th century medieval Jaffna Kingdom. Prior to the protracted civil war, it was Sri Lanka’s second most populated city after the commercial capital Colombo and is home to a majority of Hindu Tamils followed by Christians, Muslims and Buddhists.
Day 1 Arrival – Negombo
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, meet and greet by our representative. Transfer to the hotel for check in and an overnight stay.
Day 2 Negombo – Kandy (Estimated time 3hrs 30min, distance 130km) (B)
After the morning spent with a delicious breakfast, Check out and proceed to visit Kandy. En route visit Elephant orphanage. Proceed to hotel, check in and spend the day in relax. Lunch at a restaurant, visit the herbal spice garden in Matale and proceed to Kandy. In the evening, enjoy colorful Kandyan cultural dance show. Check in to the hotel. Overnight and dinner at Kandy.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage: See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala, about 90Km from Colombo towards Kandy is the home to some 100 or more elephant orphans. A place you will really enjoy and never forget. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors are harmless. Pinnawala is the most popular and accessible place to see large numbers of these lovable animals in a natural habitat is the most popular elephant ‘attraction’.
Spice Gardens: Sri Lanka has always been renowned for its spices. Over 15 diﬀerent spices call Sri Lanka home and many of them are traded in the international spice market. Cinnamon especially is endemic to Sri Lanka, and highest quality ‘true cinnamon’ can be obtained here. However if a visitor does not know the right places to purchase spices it is very easy to be duped for low quality spices or pay unnecessarily exorbitant prices.
Kandy cultural show: Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition oﬀers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show.
The beat a dancing from ”Salupliya” depicting several demons, ”Thelme” vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively.
Day 3 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya (Estimated time 3hrs, distance 80km) (B)
After breakfast, check out hotel, proceed for Kandy city tour. Visit the Gem Museum, Market of Traditional Arts and Crafts, and other authentic Sri Lankan decorative items. Proceed to visit the great Temple of Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Garden & Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is better known as Little England of Sri Lanka. The climate, Surroundings & architecture of this area are diﬀerent than other villages. Due to its cooler climate, it is the most important area for tea production in Sri Lanka. Visit to explore the Tea Factory & Tea Plantations in Nuwara Eliya. Check in to hotel for an overnight stay.
Temple of Tooth Relic: The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (of- firings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a Dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six Dagoba caskets of diminishing size. Also as a main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums.
The Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka: Built a temple with Lord Hanuman as the pre-siding deity. The temple is on a stunning location that looks out towards part of the Kotmale valley, According to the legend, this is where Hanuman searched for Sita in the jungles above and behind the temple. There is supposed to be a stretch of barren land known as the ‘Chariot Path’ on which Ravana took Sita to Ashoka Vatika to show-case the beauty of kingdom.
Tea Factory & Tea Plantations: Once in the tea factory, you would generally start out in the plantation itself to learn about how tea is cultivated, then visit the factory where ancient machines pre- dating the industrial revolution wither, roll and dry the tea. Some of the larger tea factories can get extremely crowded with tourists so do be prepared for the fact that this is a very touristic experience, but entrance costs are usually nominal or free, and it’s deﬁnitely worth your time to pay a visit, even if only to get a chance to see the antique machines at work
Day 4 Nuwara Eliya - Bentota (Estimated time 5hrs, distance 180km) (B)
After breakfast, check out hotel & proceed to Bentota. En route, enjoy a thrilling adventurous white water rafting at Kitulgala. Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, extremely beautiful and breathtaking beaches. Drive time of approximately 5 hours. A distance of 160km. Check in hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Bentota hotel.
Seetha Amman Temple: This colourful Hindu temple, of Nuwara Eliya, is said to mark the spot where Sita was held captive by the demon king Rawana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Rawana’s elephant. The Sita Amman Temple is the only place of worship dedicated to Lady Sita, the virtuous wife of Lord Rama.
White water rafting: Experience White Water Rafting in the pictures que Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand.
Day 5 Bentota - Colombo (Estimated time 2hrs, distance 102.8km) (B)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Colombo. En route, enjoy river boat safari at Madhu River in Balapitiya, also visit the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda Drive time of 2 hours approximately. A distance of 100km Check in to the hotel. Hence in the evening, proceed to the city tour around Colombo, Colombo or shopping at your choice of interest and overnight in Colombo.
Madhu River Safari: The estuary of the Madu Ganga River is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals – monkeys eat fruit in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly from a tiny speck housing a deserted shrine to one housing 250 families connected to the main-land with a very long footbridge world.
Day 6 Colombo – Airport (B) (Estimated time 1hr 30min) (B)
After Breakfast or depending on your departure flight time, proceed to Bandaranaike International Airport which is Drive time of 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately. A distance of 35km. If flight is scheduled for night departure, trail further around Colombo for a city tour and shopping at local market in Pettah/main Street.
Ground Tour cost valid till September 2020
COST PER PERSON IN MYR:
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast
- Airport transfer
- Private tour and transportation as per itinerary English Speaking guide
- Return international flight ticket
- Airport taxes
- Tipping for guide and driver
- Travel Insurance VIP Plan – MYR 60 per person
- Lunch and Dinner
- Camera fee etc. not specified
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages
- Porterage & restaurant trip
- Optional tour any other expenses or services not mentioned in inclusions
- Entrances fee
- Pinnawala Elephant orphanage – USD 20
- Temple of Tooth Relic – USD 10
- White water rafting – USD 20
- Cultural show – USD 3
- Price valid till September 2020
- 15 Nov – 20 Dec 2020 – Peak + 10%
- 21 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021 & CNY 2021 – Super Peak + 15%
- Rate and itinerary subject to change without prior notice