DAY 1: Pinnawela - Kandalama
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages.
DAY 2: Sigiriya
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The Lion Rock is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town.
DAY 3: Kandy
Proceed to Kandy via Matale. Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous. Witness a cooking demonstration. Afternoon, do a city tour of Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a World Heritage Site.
DAY 4: Nuwara Eliya
Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, fi¬rst built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Thereafter, proceed to Nuwara Eliya and visit the tea factory and plantation.
DAY 5: Yala
Proceed to Yala. Do a safari of the Yala National Park by jeep. Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka which is the home for wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.
DAY 6: Kalutara
Proceed to the beach along the southern coastal best of Sri Lanka. You can also visit the Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is a World Heritage Site.
DAY 7: Colombo
Proceed to Colombo. Colombo is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100 year old clock tower, several British built colonial buildings, the Pettah bazaar, where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you ¬find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.
DAY 8: Colombo
Last minute shopping and transfer to the airport for your departure.
- 7 nights accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking chauffeur guide.
- Entrance fees to the mentioned sites
Per person in double room
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