Explore Sri Lanka – 7 Days – 6 Nights DAY 01: Airport / Kandy (135 Km Approx) Arrival to Colombo International Airport and meet Explore Lanka Travels agent at the airport arrival lobby. Transfer from Airport to Pinnawala (optional depending arrival time) Those who want to see the tamed and semi-wild elephants in close proximity […]
Arrival to Colombo International Airport and meet Explore Lanka Travels agent at the airport arrival lobby.
Those who want to see the tamed and semi-wild elephants in close proximity the best place is the “Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage”. It is located northwest of Kegalle town along the Colombo ~ Kandy main road. The orphanage is in a twenty five-acre coconut land near Maha Oya. The wide area of shallow water and the huge rocks of Maha Oya make the ideal place to these magnificent animals. This facility was established in the year 1975 as a conservation breeding center for Elephants by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. It was started with a heard of five baby Elephants. In the year 1978, it was taken over by the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is treated as one of the largest breeding centers in the world. Today the heard has Grownup to 69 elephants. Among the many elephants of the orphanage, there are three of them which will definitely get your attention. Namely “PANDU” “RAJA” and “SAMA”.
Visit a spice garden in Hingula to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Clients will be able to see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed.
This culinary tour is an ideal way by which the discerning traveler can immerse himself or herself in the history and the ethos of Sri Lanka, its people and their customs and of course most importantly their food. You can learn about Sri Lankan spices and various Sri Lankan cookery methods.
Kandy was the last capital of Sinhala Kings. The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes the collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, bazaar and gem museum and the Temple of tooth relic which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic in the world, the Tooth of Lord Buddha. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center, a gem museum and a lapidary. Witness a Cultural Show.
Kandy was the last capital of Sinhala Kings. The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes a collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, bazaar and gem museum and the temple of tooth relic which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic in the world, the Tooth of Lord Buddha. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center, a gem museum and a lapidary and witness a cultural show.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids.
Highlights include a fine collection of orchids, a stately avenue of royal palms, the extraordinary, aptly named cannonball fruit tree and 40m-high Burma bamboo. Another big hit is the giant Javan fig tree on the great lawn, with its colossal central trunk and umbrella-like canopy of branches. Peradeniya is 6km from central Kandy.
Climb the citadel of Sigiriya which was built in the 5th century. Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The path through the gardens along Stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lion’s mouth through which millions of people have walked to admire the beauty of this magnificent citadel.
Enjoy an excursion that takes you through the real Sri Lankan Villages. Clients will be able to ride on a Bullock Cart, a three-wheeler & have a home-cooked meal. It is a very pleasant experience!!
Do a jeep safari in Minneriya National park. The park covers an area of 8,889 hectares giving a home to 160 species of birds about 25 species of reptiles, 26 fish species, 09 amphibians, and more than 78 butterfly species. A park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching.
Ride on an Elephant Backcrossing through rivers & beautiful jungles
Transfer to Colombo after Break first at Hotel
In the afternoon, do a city tour of Colombo. Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on the west coast. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings, and hotels. It is filled with shopping malls. Some of the finest structures built during colonial times still preserved in one part of the City. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower. And the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) which was a gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.
Which was once a swamp adjoining the famous Beira Lake, a landmark in the capital city, is today a vibrant complex comprising the Gangaramaya temple, the ‘seema malaka’ – an assembly hall for monks – in the picturesque Beira Lake and a vocational training institute. The temple has been in existence for over 120 years having been established by one of the most famous scholar monks, Venerable Hikkaduwa Sri Sumanagala Nayaka Thera,
When shopping in Colombo, your options are anything but limiting. From modern, air-conditioned malls to the famously buzzing street markets, there’s something for everyone. Knowing where to go is the key to getting the best out of Sri Lanka’s shopping haven.
Colombo itself has a fair share of shopping malls and department stores. With everything from the latest pair of shoe & designer jewelry to mobile phones and electronic items, Colombo has an exhaustive variety of things to buy.
No matter how much shopping you do in Colombo, your shopping isn’t complete without experiencing the hustle and bustle of Pettah. With almost anything being available in the many narrow streets, you will have plenty of shops to choose from that will satisfy your retail needs. Shops are located in clusters, with specific types of items being sold in each cluster. Although driving through, and parking may be problematic, the entire stretch of shops is located within a “walkable” distance. Whatever you choose to purchase, be sure to polish your bargaining skills, which is important to fetch the best prices.
“Clothing maketh man” goes the saying. Colombo stands strongly by this quote and offers the best of clothes shops and boutiques to suit every conceivable style. Be it office, casual, designer, sports or party wear, Colombo’s got it covered. You can shop till you drop.
Negombo is a coastal city in the West Coast of Sri Lanka. It is famous as a fishing hub. Thus so many traditional fishermen live in Negombo. It is a tourist attraction. The city is so lively with the number of different restaurants, shops, pubs & hotels. The beach road is the ideal place for hanging out.
Being a coastal town, Negombo is housed to thousands of fisherman who actively take part in fishing on a daily basis. The excess catch is Being dried & preserved using indigenous technologies. One can visit the area where locals are busy with drying fish & packing them. Well, the smell is a part of the experience.
We are delighted to quote for an above tour as per your choice of accommodation selected from following categories.
A grade Gust Houses or Two Star(**) Hotels
3 Star (***) Hotels
4 Star (****) Hotels & 5 Star (*****) Hotels
Boutique Type Private Villas & Bungalows.
(Please note that the extra bed in a triple room will be foldable and rollaway bed)