Tour Schedule ( 5 Days | 4 Nights)
|Day||Over Night Stay||Main Activities|
|Day 03||Nuwara Eliya||
- An air-conditioned Privet vehicle with English speaking driver/guide for 5 Days.
- Accommodations for 4 Nights
- All entry fees for places of interest as described in itinerary including Rafting.
- Breakfast and Dinner.
- Air ticket expenses from your country to Sri Lanka and return.
- Extra items consumed / facilities utilized in Hotels.
- Tips for service men and drivers.
- Expenses of personal nature such as liquor, cigarettes etc.
- Camera Charges and video recording charges payable at some required sites.
In the morning we pick you from the Airport or from your hotel and then we move to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established to feed, nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Young elephants sometimes fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water during drought period. Other orphans have been displaced from their wild habitat by development projects or have been found abandoned before weaning, diseased or wounded.Now There are 78-85 elephants living here.
You have chance to fruit /milk feed baby elephants , take photos and can witness a large number of elephant herd bath at “Maha oya”
After having the lunch , in the evening we visit Dambulla Cave Temple.
Dambulla Caves Temple is world heritage site .This temple complex dates back to the first century BCE. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry.Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock.The Dambulla cave monastery is still functional and remains the best-preserved ancient edifice in Sri Lanka. This complex dates from the third and second centuries BC, when it was already established as one of the largest and most important monasteries.
Then we reach to our Hotel at Dambulla.
After having the breakfast be prepared to burn some calories, yes you have to climb up some steps. not so hard, but bit adventurous.
Sigiriya Rock fortress consists of an ancient citadel built by King Kashyapa during the 5th century. The Sigiriya site contains the ruins of an upper palace located on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the mirror wall with its frescoes, the lower palaces located behind the lavish lower gardens, and moats and ramparts which protected the citadel. The site was both a palace and a fortress. The upper palace on the top of the rock includes cisterns cut into the rock. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are exquisitely beautiful.
Better you visit Sigiriya Museum first, because it is the best way to get an idea what is “Sigiriya”? Then we can start climbing up.
After descend we take the lunch and we start our journey towards Kandy via Matale (72 Km journey). On the way you have a chance visit Herbal spice gardens at Matale if you wish. They’ll explain all you need to know about Lankan spices and Ayurveda herbs
When we reach to Kandy first we go to visit Cultural dancing show. Cultural dancing show includes all sri lankan traditional dances with explanations and it is the best way get good dancing snap shots for you .
After we reach to hotel and get fresh and move to visit Kandy Tooth temple.
Temple of tooth considered as the most sacred place among Sri Lankans, and please respect the rituals and obey the rules. Short skirts, short trousers, sleeveless tops, see through clothes not allowed. No photography in the museum. Be calm and quiet.
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Still every leader should promised public to protect the Tooth relic. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.
Back to our Hotel.
After having the breakfast we move to Peradeniya to visit Peradeniya botanical gardens.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka.
The origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near the Mahaweli river. This was followed by King Kirti Sri and King Rajadhi Rajasinghe. A temple was built on this location by King Wimaladharma, but it was destroyed by the British when they were given control over the Kingdom of Kandy.
During World War II, the Botanical Garden was used by Lord Louis Mountbatten, the supreme commander of the allied forces in the South Asia, as the headquarters of the South East Asia Command.
Move towards Nuwara Eliya via tea mountains. on the way you can visit Ramboda waterfalls and Tea factory.
Sri Lanka is famous for its natural flavored Tea. you have chance to visit Tea factory and witness the process step by step. And you can buy tea for retail price.
Nuwara Eliya city name meaning is “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka. and for vegetables too.
In the evening you can take a city tour / walk or bicycle ride around Gregory lake park.
Night stay at Nuwara Eliya.
After the breakfast we visit Horton Plains National Park.
Horton Plains is a popular tourist destination, with World’s End being the key attraction.It is a sheer cliff, with a drop of about 4,000 feet (1,200 m).
you can see Baker’s Falls, a waterfall formed by Belihul Oya, a tributary of the Walawe River is named after Sir Samuel Baker, a hunter and explorer who attempted to establish a European agricultural settlement at Nuwara Eliya.
Horton Plains National park includes 24 species of mammals, 87 species of birds, nine species of reptiles and eight species of amphibians. elephant disappeared from the region in the 1940s at the latest. At present, the largest and the most commonly seen mammal is the sambar deer. Sometimes you can see rusty-spotted cat, Sri Lankan leopards and wild boars.
Then we reach to Del house ( Nallathanniya),take some food and have a good sleep. we should start climbing Adams Peak at around 23.00 hours and it will take around 4 hours to summit.
Adams Peak ( Sri pada) is revered as a holy site by Buddhists, Hindus and Christians . For Buddhists, the footprint mark is the left foot of the Buddha, left behind when Buddha visited Sri Lanka, as a symbol for worship at the invitation of Buddhist God Saman.
Adams peak is a place where you can take lot of snapshots while lights of dawn expose far ends of srilanka.
After you descend we take the breakfast and move towards “Kithulgala” for White Water Rafting.
White Water Rafting in the picturesque 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. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting in Kitulagala.
Then we travel back to Airport or to your Hotel.
Please note if you have early flight schedule on day 5 ( at least should be after 5 pm is ok) you will have to skip some activities above. please let us know your departure time on inquiry.
- Sri Lankan People are friendly and will smile with you for no reason, it doesn’t mean an insult or joke of you. Smile back.
- Do not Feed wild animals at national parks & do not attempt to take selfies with them.
- Short trousers and mini skirts are not allowed at Temple of Tooth – Kandy, & please be kind to remove your shoes and hats before entering to a Buddhist temple.
- Filming and photography not allowed at Adams peak summit Temple, surrounding is ok.
- Adams peak is about 7km of Hike, please let us know if you have any difficulties of climbing or any health issues.