NEW - TOUR NO 04 - 08 DAYS 07 NIGHTS
Colombo -Kandy - Nuwara Eliya Eliya.

Detailed Itinerary
DAY 01 : AIRPORT / COLOMBO.
Arrive at the airport and be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel in Colombo.

P.m. City Tour and Shopping
The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall.

Shopping at Odel, House of Fashion, Bare foot etc

Overnight Stay at Galle Face Hotel – Colombo.

DAY 02 : COLOMBO / NUWARA ELIYA.
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Nuwara Eliya.

En route visit film site of Bridge on the river kwaii, view two water falls Devon Fall and St. Clairs Fall.

Nuwara Eliya, the misty city is located over 6000 feet above sea level.

The drive will be through refreshing Tea Plantations covering the hills like carpets and cascading waterfalls to mesmerize you.

Arrive in Nuwara Eliya to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere, the cottage type bungalows and the colonial air. ( Nuwara Eliya is also known as “Little England”)

City Tour of Nuwara Eliya.

Overnight stay at Grand Hotel – Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 03 : NUWARA ELIYA / KANDY
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Kandy.

TEA FACTORY
Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory en route. Sri Lanka being famous for its “Ceylon Tea” adding cheer to many the world over for more than a century.

P.m. Visit art and craft centre and Gem Bureau where you will be shown a documentary film on how Sri Lankan Gem mining is traditionally done

Enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming Dancing music and fire walking.

Sight seeing of kandy including Upper Lake Drive and visit to Art and Craft Centres.

Next visit
TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC.
The Temple of the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists. It was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Le Kandyan - Kandy

DAY 04 : KANDY / PERADENIYA / PINNAWALA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Pinnawala.
visit Elephant Orphanage.

ELEPHANT ORPHANGE
Pinnawala, Visit the Elephant Orphanage, the foster – home of elephants of different age and size feeding, bathing, playing together and even mating. These have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. There are even little baby calves born in captivity.

BOTANICAL GARDEN
Which was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and later made in to a Botanical Garden during the British regime.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Le Kandyan - Kandy

DAY 05 : KANDY / DAMBULLA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Dambulla.
En route visit the Cave Spice Garden.

SPICE GARDEN
Visit a spice garden at Matale which grows spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.

Next visit Cave Temple.
CAVE TEMPLE DAMBULLA
Which contains more than 150 Statues of the Buddha. This was where a king of the 1st Century B.C. took refuge and latter converted them into a monastery.

p.m. At leisure

Overnight Stay at Hotel Culture Club – Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 06: DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / POLLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA
Breakfast at Hotel.

En route Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS
Which contains beautiful frescoes of heavenly maidens with flowers and fruit baskets and a palace garden with an intricate irrigation system - Sigiriya is called the 08th Wonder of the World. This was the Royal Citadel of King Kasyapa who ruled in the 5th Century A.D.

Proceed to Pollonnarua.

POLLONNARUWA
2nd Capital of Sri Lanka, City Tour including visits to the Gal Vihara with its majestic rock statues of the Buddha in standing, reclining and seated forms, the Thuparamaya, the princes’ pond, Lankathilaka Viharaya and the relic houses of Watadageya, Hatadageya and the Atadageya.

p.m. visit the National Park at Minneriya.

SAFARI MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK
visit Ruhunu National Park at Yala. This will include a Safari tour by jeep with a jungle tracker, where you can see animals in the Jungle; including elephants , Bears, Wild boar, Dear, Buffalo, Monkeys and many other animals if you are lucky, leopards too. You also could see different types of birds. It’s a small experience for bird watch lovers.

Overnight stay at Culture Club Hotel – Dambulla.

DAY 07 : DAMBULLA / ANURADHAPURA / KATUNAYAKE
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Katunayake.

En route Visit Anuradhapura.

ANURADHAPURA
The first Capital of Sri Lanka founded in the 4th Centuary B.C. City Tour includes, visits to “Isurumuniya”, Sacred Bo-tree, the Brazen – Palace, Ruwanweliseya, Samadhi Statue, Abyagiriya, Moonstone Twin Ponds and Jethwanaramaya.
Proceed to Katunayake .

Overnight stay at Taj Airport Garden Hotel – Katunayake.
DAY 08 : KATUNAYAKE / AIRPORT
Breakfast at Hotel.

Leave for Airport for Departure.

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