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Taste of Sri Lanka - 6 Days

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Taste of Sri Lanka

Explore the lavish and exotic beauty of Sri Lanka with a 5 Nights complete package. Start your journey at the beautiful city of Kandy where you get to savour the magic of the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Take a water trip down to the beautiful Bentota River and explore the majestic gardens of Kings of Gampola and Kandy. Visit the enchanting Spice Gardens and Orchid House and discover the hidden secrets of the turtle farm and the mask shop.

Day 1
Day 1: Arrive Colombo - Transfer to Kandy

Arrive at Colombo with a warm welcome by the Local tour representative, who will show the arrangements for the next travel to Kandy. Enjoy the three and half hour journey through the mystical highroads of Sri Lanka and reach the land where elephants are born and bred. Explore the enigma of Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Believe it or not Pinnawela is one of the rarest places in the entire world where elephants are taken care of. Started back in the year 1975 this wonderful initiative helped many wounded and orphaned elephants over the last few decades. Enjoy an opportunity to come up-close with these majestic and beautiful beasts and see 23 little elephant calves playing together. Few of these calves are rescued whilst few are bred in this orphanage itself. Going by the plan you will reach the destination right on the feeding time where you can witness the fun-filled adventure that the caretakers have there when they summon all the animals to feed. Later you can also enjoy the bathing time where the elephants are taken to a nearby river.

After this one-of-a-kind adventure you will be transferred to the hotel, where you will check in. Remaining time is free at own leisure to explore nearby places on your own. After having Dinner, return to the hotel & spend the night to savor a much needed rest.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy. (Dinner)

Day 2
Day 2: Exploring Beauty & History of Kandy

Charge yourself with morning breakfast at hotel and proceed for the City tour, which will be solely dedicated to the exploration of the other mysteries of Kandy. Apart from the wonderful elephant orphanage there are other treasures of Kandy which you must enjoy. The hills of Kandy have their own majestic appeal.

On this City tour you will get to visit- Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The Temple is a perfect example of the Buddhist influence of the place and it has a truly fascinating history. It was back in 4 A.D. when one tooth of Lord Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka, secretly hidden in the hair of an Orissan princess. Till date, the Sri Lankan Buddhists consider this to be their most valuable possession.

Then travel down to the royal botanic garden of Kandy where once the Kings of Gampola and Kandy used to come for the leisurely strolls. Enriched with as much as 5000 different species of plants and trees, this place will offer you the perfect opportunity to take the most of your holiday photographs.

Among the different gardens here in this place you will get to visit the most popular ones in the form of the Spice Gardens and the Orchid House. There are also as much as 5 Palm Avenues surrounding the garden and you will have a lovely time walking down these ornamental lanes.

After the day trip you get to come back to your hotel and relax your well-travelled feet. Later have Dinner & spend the night in the hotel and get ready for another adventure on the next day.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy. (Breakfast + Dinner)

Day 3
Day 3: Enter the Magical World of Bentota

After the breakfast we will set for another thrilling journey to Bentota. Bentota is the first National Holiday Resort of Sri Lanka and you will get to be in one of the six beach hotels of this seaside resort. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax.

From the hills of Kandy to the splashing water of Bentota is where your tour will take you on the third day and you can indulge yourself in various water based activities, Sun bathe and go for a sightseeing adventure. There is also the Turtle farm which will make your eyes dazzled and the Musk Shop from where you can collect some ethnic souvenir. You can also go for a boat trip in the Bentota River. Remaining day is free at own leisure. After having a lovely Dinner, return at hotel to spend the night at Bentota.

Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota. (Breakfast + Dinner)

Day 4
Day 4: Relax in Bentota

After the breakfast at hotel you can savor a perfect opportunity to spend the entire day on the beach. No more travelling on the 4th day of the trip as you can choose to relax on the beaches of Bentota or you may set out to explore nearby places in the wonderful city on your own. Later in the evening, have your Dinner & return to the hotel for a relaxed sleep.

Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota. (Breakfast + Dinner)

Day 5
Day 5: Explore Colombo

Have your fill at morning breakfast at the hotel, pack your bags and check out from the hotel. Today we return back to the place we started from. You obviously did not get any scope to explore the city as you immediately had left for Kandy, but this time around you get to savor more. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax.

Later proceed for an evening shopping trip in the capital city of Sri Lanka. Starting from the Cinnamon Gardens to the visit Fort you will get to witness all the important landmarks of the city.

Take a trip down the mesmerizing Sea Street where you can find the Goldsmith quarters located at the heart of Pettah along with the Bazaar area. Embrace the cosmopolitan vibe of the city as you get to see the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749, the Hindu Temple, and also the Dawatagaha Mosque.

The former Eye Hospital at the Cinnamon Gardens will definitely capture your senses. You will also get to travel at the BMICH and have a glimpse of the replica of Avukana Buddha. Now before you travel back to your hotel you might also want to have a look at the famous Independence Square. Later enjoy the Dinner, before you get back to the hotel and get some sleep.

Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo. (Breakfast + Dinner)

Day 6
Day 6: Bidding Sri Lanka Goodbye

After breakfast, pack your bags & take transfer to the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport to catch the flight back home. On your return, we would like to receive your feedback about the trip. (Breakfast)

Tentative Itinerary

Note: Above Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.

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