4 Nights Itinerary Covering: Colombo - Kandy – Nuwara Eliya - Bentota – Colombo
Once claimed to be the ‘best island of its size’, Sri Lanka lures tourists with its beaches, rich heritage an exotic wildlife etc. Featuring stunning landscape, several amazing architectural wonders and numerous places of worship, the island nation evokes the wanderlust in you. Explore the best of Sri Lanka by booking this 5 days and 4 night’s package. The meticulously designed itinerary gives you an opportunity to visit popular tourist destinations like Colombo - Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Bentota.
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, meet our tour representative who will help you with guided transfer to Kandy. There will be a halt at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage en route. The nursery, orphanage and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants provides shelter to the injured, abandoned and orphaned elephants. Watch the herds of elephants playing and bathing in the river nearby.
Thereafter, continue your journey towards Kandy. Tucked beautifully on a plateau bounded by mountains, comprising biodiverse rainforest and tea plantations, the city is a haven for nature lovers. Counted as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy boasts of splendid lake, lush grasslands, mist-clad mountains and Sri Lanka's longest river. Complete the check-in formalities after reaching the hotel.
Post this, get ready for a sightseeing in Kandy. The first attraction of the tour is Temple of the Tooth. Also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Sri Dalada Maligawa, the holy place is also one of the most revered Buddhist sites in the world.
After this, proceed towards the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Fascinating millions of visitors with its collection of orchids, the garden is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Walk around more than 4000 species of plants and check how many of them you can recognize. Next on the line is a visit to the Gem Museum. The museum is known for producing world's finest quality semi-precious stones and gems including sparkling sapphires in different colors like white, green, red, blue, etc.
A traditional cultural dance show is scheduled for the evening.
Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel at Kandy.
Enjoy a healthy platter of breakfast at the hotel. Subsequently, proceed towards the Nuwara Eliya, also titled as the ‘City of Lights’. Dotted with hills and lush tea plantations, the city features colorful meadows, pleasant weather, green ambiance and scenic views of gorges and mountains. Titled as ‘Little England’, the place was favorite cool-climate escape for the laborious Scottish and English pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. Check-in at the hotel upon reaching.
Begin the day trip to Nuwara Eliya by visiting the Victoria Park, a scenic park which was named to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. Afterwards, explore the golf course and the trout streams. Delight-in a boat ride and fishing at Lake Gregory, a historic landmark and a must-visit destination. Get ready to understand how the finest Orange Pekoe tea is prepared from the slow-growing bushes here by visiting a tea factory.
Your next visit is to the Haggala Gardens, a temperate hill-country garden which is a home to lotus and water lily floating in pristine environs. From there, you will be transferred to the next stopover which is at the Seetha Eliya, a temple from the great Hindu epic Ramayana.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Post a healthy breakfast, leave for Bentota, an astounding coastal town in Sri Lanka. Known as the ‘City of Golden Beaches’, the place offers memorable experiences. Unwind and spend some cherishing moments with your near and dear ones. Make your trip exciting by partaking in water sports activities, exploring coral reefs on glass boat and witnessing several historical sites. After reaching, complete the check-in formalities and spend rest of the day sightseeing and engaging into fun activities. Take a tour of the popular beaches to bask-in the sunshine. Enjoy strolling along the shores getting mesmerized by the scenic beauty and tranquility.
Next, you will be treated with boating on river Madu where you will be beguiled by the scenic charm and lush mangroves encompassing many islets. Extend your day trip by visiting the Turtle Hatchery, if you want to. Inaugurated in 1981 by the Wildlife Protection Society, the hatchery is main site for turtle nesting. Spotting newly born turtles in large tanks is a unique experience. These turtles are safely set free in the sea after 2 to 4 days.
Start the day with healthy breakfast. Following this, hit the roads to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. The city boasts of mixed colonial buildings with shopping malls and high-rises which represent the heritage of the country. Shopaholics can satiate their desire of shopping here and continue to shop till they drop. Post completing the check-in formalities, start the city tour of Colombo.
First attractions of the city is the Viharamahadevi Park, the oldest and largest park of the Port of Colombo. Next, in the list is the Galle Face Green, 5 ha ocean-side urban park. Spend some time at the Fort district. The other attractions of the city are Old Parliament Building, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers and Independence Hall at Independence Square. The beautiful city is also adorned with the places of worship of Hindu, Buddhist, Christianity and Islam.
Evening is scheduled for shopping at the famous markets of Colombo like House of Fashion, Odel, Majestic City, Beverly Street and Noritake.
Return to hotel for an overnight stay.
Last day of the Sri Lanka Tour starts with a hearty breakfast. Later, you will be transferred to the airport to embark upon the flight for you onward destination.
Hotels to be Used/ Similar
|Hotels||Kandy (01 night)||Nuwara Eliya (01 night)||Bentota (01 night)||Colombo (01 night)|
|3 Star||Sandriana Lake view / Ganga Addara||Ashford / Stamford Star||Blue Beach (Wadduwa) Coco Royal (Waskaduwa)/ Marina Beach||The Palm / Berjaya|
|4 Star||Royal Kandyan /Tree of Life/ Thilanka/Ozo||Horton Tower & Cottages / Mirage Kings Cottages||The Surf / Earl’s Reef||The Mirage /Pegasus Reef / Hotel Mountlavinia|
**Other Hotels/ Resorts are also Available**
PER PERSON PRICE STARTING:
|Category of Hotels||Per Person cost|
|03 Star||INR 21,500|
|04 Star||INR 25,500|
Entrance Fees Cost: Per Person (SAARC Passport Holders)
|Kandy: Elephant Orphanage ($6), Temple of the Tooth ($8), Cultural Show ($5), Royal Botanical Garden ($13), Kandy Museum ($6)|
|Nuwara Eliya: Haggala Botanical Garden ($13)|
|Bentota: Madhu River Ride ($8) & Turtle Hatchery ($5)|
|Colombo: National Museum ($5), National Zoo ($6) & Gangaramaya Temple ($2)|
Above Packages Exclude: