DAY 1 : AIRPORT – COLOMBO

Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by Travelmate Lanka Travels Representative Transfer from Airport to Colombo.

Colombo City Visit

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city, home to the island’s main port and as such, has been the traditional gateway to the orient for many years.

What is most unique about Colombo is its eclectic mix of cultures, religions and ethnicities.

All invaders, including the Portuguese, Dutch, Arabs and British, have all left their mark in this vibrant city.

A short drive through Colombo reveals a number of colonial buildings, lively market places, religious monuments and high quality restaurants – all waiting to be explored!

Visit Pettah, Numerous religious monuments – Buddhist & Hindu Temples, Churches and Mosques, Colombo Museum, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, The New Parliament, Shopping locations

Overnight stay at a hotel

DAY 2: COLOMBO – KANDY

After breakfast leave to Kandy visiting via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Kandy affectionately referred to as the Hill Capital of the island, was Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where tiny tots weigh over 60kgs! Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage is the world’s first elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants who are lost or abandoned by their mothers. Elephants that have been displaced due to development projects and wounded elephants have also found refuge at the orphanage. Key highlights during your visit will should include the baby elephants being fed from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight!

Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic

This temple is a Buddhist temple exist since ancient times in Sri Lanka. 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. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. The entire temple complex covers a large area and as well as the main shrine there are numerous other temples and museums within the complex.

Cultural Show in the evening

Overnight stay at a hotel

DAY 3: KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

After Breakfast leave to Nuwara Eliya via visiting the Blue Field Tea Factory and Ramboda Water falls

Visit Gregory Lake in the evening

Overnight stay at a hotel

 

   DAY 4: NUWARA ELIYA

After Breakfast visit Hakkgala Botanical Gardens

Hakkgala Botanical Gardens

After breakfast we leave to Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here and during the Spring season in Nuwara Eliya thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here. The garden is famous for number of species of Orchids and Roses are planted there.

Evening Leisure at Hotel

Overnight stay at a hotel

DAY 5: NUWARA ELIYA – ELLA

After breakfast leave to Ella.

The Nine Arches Bridge also called The Bridge in the sky, is a bridge in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best examples of British railway constructions when Ceylon was a colony of the British Empire.

It is located in Demodara, between Ella and Demodara railway stations. The surrounding area has seen a steady increase of tourism due to the bridge’s architectural ingenuity and the profuse greenery in the nearby hillsides. It is often likened to the countryside through which the fictional Hogwarts express passes through in the Harry Potter world.

Visit Ravana water falls in the evening

Overnight stay at a hotel

DAY 6: YALA – GALLE

After breakfast leave to Yala. (Evening Safari at Yala)

Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public.

Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles.

Overnight stay at a hotel

DAY 7: GALLE

After breakfast leave to Galle

Sightseeing in Galle

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.

Overnight stay at a hotel

DAY 8: GALLE

After breakfast leave to airport