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Day 01 – Arrive Colombo – Negambo
Arrive Colombo (Sri Lanka). Meet our representative upon arrival at Colombo airport and transfer to a beach hotel in Negambo. It is a famous fishing village that is equally proud of its Dutch fort and other Dutch period architecture. Overnight at the Negambo.
Day 02 – Negambo – Kandy
After breakfast drive to the sacred Buddhist city of Kandy, famous for the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe – before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy – the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town – cradled among the misty hills will feature the Kandy City Centre – bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Drive towards Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the world for a sweep blended with class and style or walk in colour as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market.
In evening witness the traditional music and drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka. Overnight at the Kandy.
Day 03 – Kandy
Today after breakfast drive to Pinnawala to visit Elephant Orphanage. As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants – orphaned and sometimes three-legged – are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grandchildren during the past few decades. Watch as they feed at 09:15 am, 12:15 pm & 05:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 02:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth.
Afternoon visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens which is first developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya – today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 06kms off Kandy is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Overnight at the Kandy.
Day 04 – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Morning after breakfast board train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, snaking its way through the mountains via the tea country. The car will follow you to Nanu Oya, the last station before Nuwara Eliya. Proceed by the car to Nuwara Eliya.
Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light once governed by English & Scottish planters is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows and one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breathtaking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. Hop into a rattling train smoking and hissing its way through green valleys of the hill country pierced by endless waterfalls and dotted by tea puckers draped in bright-coloured saris. Rent a bike for a gentle ride along the banks splashed by the waters of Lake Gregory. Overnight at the Nuwara Eliya.
Day 05 – Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Nuwara Eliya
Today morning after breakfast drive to Horton Plains. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site & Eco-tourism hideout in the heart of the isle, painted with unending stretches of green pastures marks one of the healthiest wet montane evergreen forests in Sri Lanka. With an altitude above 7000ft, the plateau sweeps to a robust 3169 hectares sheltering flora and fauna varieties that may be found nowhere else on earth.
As the tributary of Belihul Oya – Bakers Falls – thunders down rocks head off the beaten track across frost-covered grass to feel the icy-cold wind against your face. You may even gaze down World’s End, a head-spinning 3700ft drop towards the Southern end or drive carefully through herds of sambar deer, shy to human touch & birdlife chirping across the plains. If you’re cautious enough you may be greeted by the sights of a grunting wild boar, a pouncing fishing cat, otters or even the ‘Spotted-Ghost that haunts the plains’, the Sri Lankan Leopard. Return to the Nuwara Eliya for overnight stay.
Day 06 – Nuwara Eliya – Ella
Morning after breakfast visit Tea Plantation and a tea factory. Sri Lanka, Tea and Tourism are words which cannot be separated. Take a tour to the cold & misty hills that take pride of an ultimate tea tour, covering lush green blankets of tea plantations. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Later drive to Ella. It is surrounded with beautiful rocks and mountains, including the towering Ella Rock. So if you are into hiking and mountaineering, you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views of Sri Lanka. Overnight at the Ella.
Day 07 – Ella – Colombo
Today morning after breakfast drive to Colombo. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Evening enjoy the Colombo’s night life spiced by night clubs and casinos that borderline its bustle. Overnight at the Colombo.
Day 08 – Depart Colombo
Today after breakfast start your city tour. Explore Fort district, the historic center of the city. Wander through Pettah Market. Visit the Dutch Church of Wolfendhall dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, a major pilgrimage site for Buddhist devotees, and the Colombo and Natural History museums.
Late night you will be transferred to Colombo airport to board your flight for onward destination.