Tour Schedule ( 5 Days | 4 Nights)
|Day||Over Night Stay||Main Activities|
- 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 jeep hire at national parks.
- Fees for river safari
- 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”
Then we visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden .
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 Wimala Dharma, 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.
after having lunch 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 .
Then 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.
Move towards Nuwara Eliya via tea mountains. on the way you can visit Ramboda waterfalls.
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
After the citiy tour we travel to Nanu oya, the nearest railway station to Nuwara Eliya for a train tour.
Train tour is very famous among travelers, this is the most beautiful part of railway line in srilanka where you can witness waterfalls , tea plantation everywhere and due to the bends train goes slowly and ideal to take photos, the famous 9 Arch bridge is also on this route . we will pick you from Demodara railway station (station after Ella )
Then we move to your hotel in Ella.
Ella is a favorite hill-country village. The views through Ella Gap are stunning, and on a clear night you can even spy the subtle glow of the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka’s south coast. And you can see nice view points with sun rise and sun set .
After the Breakfast we move to Yala .
On the way you can visit 25 m (82 ft) in height Rawana Waterfall it cascades from an oval shaped concave rock outcrop. This waterfall area is another big historical site related to King Rawana.
After the Lunch we should ready for Yala safari .
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka.Yala National Park has a variety of ecosystems including moist monsoon forests, dry monsoon forests, semi deciduous forests, thorn forests, grasslands, fresh water and marine wetlands, and sandy beaches.
Yala is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka. Of 215 bird species of the park, seven are endemic to Sri Lanka. Including Sri Lankan elephant, 44 species of mammals are resident in Yala National Park, and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. 25 individual leopards are estimated to roam in Block I. The elephant herd of Yala contains 300–350 individuals. Sri Lankan sloth bear, Sri Lankan leopard, Sri Lankan elephant, wild water buffalo are threatened species that Yala is harboring.
Back to our Hotel.
After the Breakfast we move to Galle.
On the way you can visit Stilt Fishermen . Fishermen use stilts to catch fish .stilt fishing is an old tradition practiced by around 500 fishing families around down south Sri Lanka. You can see this system only in down south sri lanka so don’t miss to a photograph.
Then we go to visit Galle fort .
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The fort, originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century to defend Galle, was an earthen structure with pallisades covering the northern inland side with a rampart and three bastions.
The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage for its unique exposition of “an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
After having Lunch we move to visit Moonstone mines at Meetiyagoda . moonstones are very special stones like gems, founds only in Sri Lanka. You can witness the process of mining to a shaped stone in jewellery.
Then we go to visit Traditional Mask Factory and Museum at Ambalangoda,
you’ve seen some masks using In traditional sri lankan dancing, and this is where they were born. only few families in Ambalangoda continues this process. museum and factory will give you a wide picture of its uses and process.
Then we go for a River Safari, “Madu Ganga” a world heritage site and a Ramsar site.
Boat slowly rides through mangrove caves and traditional fishing activities around by villagers and beautiful islands found here and there. an ancient Buddhist temple located in an island is also a place to visit.
After the river safari we reach to Kosgoda turtle farm .
Here you will find lots of information about Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project, why Sri Lanka is a prime turtle nesting site, why the conservation project is needed and how the project is operated by local people with the help of international volunteers. If you lucky you have chance to release little turtles to the sea.
Then we move to our hotel in Bentota.
After the Breakfast we can move to Colombo for city tour and shopping then reach to Airport . If you like morning relax on beach and in the evening move to Airport or to your hotel.
- 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.
- No stepping out from the jeeps at the national parks.
- 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.