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|Day 01||Arrival at Colombo ~ Negombo|
Upon arrival at Colombo airport, you will be met and transferred to Colombo for your stay.
Hotel stay in Colombo.
|Day 02||Colombo ~ Pinnawala ~ Kandy|
Travel time: 4.5 hrs
Breakfast at hotel and later proceed to Kandy and visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Elephants are magnificent land animals, with a thick skin and curved trunk. Watching these gigantic wild, semi wild mammals is a lifetime expereince. But to those who want to see the tamed and semi wiled elephants in close proximity the best place is the "Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage".
Continue to Kandy.
On the way visit Spice Garden to see many different types of spices. Free Ayurveda massage. Witness a Cookery Demonstration conducted by the Spice Garden Staff.
In the afternoon, you will arrive in spiritual Kandy, surrounded by greenery and the great Mahaweli River. Kandy is also well known as the centre of Buddhism, at your convenience, become acquainted with the city of Kandy.
After a short breakfast, evening witness a cultural Dance Performance & Amazing Fire eating show (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
Later transfer to hotel for stay.
|Day 03||Kandy ~ (by train) ~ Nuwara Eliya (tea country)|
Travel time: 3.5 hours by train
Breakfast at hotel. Attend Puja (chanting) morning ceremony at the "Dalada Maligawa" where the Sacred Tootch Relic of Buddha is placed and preserved is undoubedly the greatest attraction of the city. It is one of the most sacred places for Buddhists all over the world. Walk to the Royal Palace complex Raja Wasala, council chamber known as "Magul Maduwa" an unique wooden pillared hall dated from 1784 and Devale complex.
There after visit Gem Museum and lapidary - Gem Museum / Gem Minng / Gem cutting - world famous for its Ceylon blue sapphire and handicraft center & batik factory - truly design quality with hand made.
Later proceed to Nuwara Eliya by Rajadahani Express Luxury train (subject to availablity). You will get into the train at Peradeniya Station at 12:21 pm and arrive Nanu Oya at 3:51pm. Enjoy a picturesque journey through the mountain. Travel through a beautiful landscape and waterfall of Sri Lanka. Enjoy the rich nature of Sri Lanka offers.
Pick up at Nanuoya Railway Station. Next visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka's most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing a significent share of the world's best tea. Sri L anka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8,282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf course in South Asia.
Later transfer to your lovely hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.
Hotel stay in Nuwara Eliya.
|Day 04||Nuwara Eliya ~ Yala|
Travel time: 4.5 hours
Breakfast at hotel. Later proceed to Yala via Ella visit Sita Amman kovil.
Just passing Ella gap and on the way stop at Rawana waterfalls.
In the afternoon, visit the Yala National Park and engage in Jeep safari (safari time: 03 hours).
One of the foremost places to visit Sri Lanka, the Yala National Park is famous for the elusive leopard and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. The sloth bear and Asian elephant that are also part of Sri Laka's Big Five can be spotted. With some good luck you will witness all these creatures and more over an evening jeep safari accompanied by a naturalist guide.
Transfer to your hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.
Hotel stay in Yala.
|Day 05||Yala ~ Bentota|
Travel time: 4.5 hours
Breakfast at hotel. Thereafter proceed to Bentota where your dream beach stay in Sri Lanka. Once in Galle visit Massive Galle Dutch Fort.
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the portugese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1`649 onwards.
Continue to Bentota.
Bentota and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transform your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka, this secluded crescent shaped beach is a perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hassle and bustle of your other life that's a million miles away.
Check-in at your hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.
Breakfast at hotel.
Full day free at leisure.
Hotel stay in Bentota.
|Day 07||Bentota ~ Colombo|
Travel time: 2.5 hours by car
After breakfast, transfer to Colombo and visit the city.
Colombo city tour:
A drive-through the city takes you to the busy commerical areas as well as the Tree-lined Residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit the Fort, the former British Administrative Center and Military Garrison. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independance Square. Old prliment, galle facee green.
Shopping in Colombo... visit ODEL ... unlimited provides ample opportunity indulge, not only in shopping for designer wear apparel for the whole family.
Visit Laksala - truly hand made design for Handicraft and handloom.
In the evening, transfer to back to International airport for a safe return journey.
|Day 08||Colombo departure|
Mid-night departure for Hong Kong.
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