Project Description

Colombo – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Yalla – Galle

08 Nights/ 09 Days

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Day 01              Arrive Colombo

Upon arrival you will be met at Colombo hotel and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 02              Colombo     

Breakfast at Hotel .Colombo city tour (Approx. 4 hrs. Enjoy a city tour of Colombo which is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka”s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues.

On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 03              Colombo – Kandy  

 Breakfast at Hotel.

Transfer from Colombo to Pinnawala (Approx. 4 hrs.)

The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage’s population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.

Transfer from Pinnewala to Kandy (Approx. 1 hrs.)

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth. The royal Botanical Gardens, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive.

Early evening, you will visit a Kandyan Dance performance and be treated to a spectacular fire walking finale.

Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, batiks, silks etc. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content.

 

Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 04              Kandy  – Nuwara Eliya

 Breakfast at Hotel.

Transfer from Kandy to Ramboda Falls (Approx. 45 Minutes)

The “Puna Ela” is one of the principal branches of the mighty Mahaweli River. The Water leap of the Puna Ela is referred to as the Ramboda waterfall. The Ramboda falls is a gigantic waterfall, which is divided into 03 parts.

Transfer from Ramboda Falls to Nuwara Eliya (Approx. 1 hrs.)

Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 05              Nuwara Eliya

 Breakfast at Hotel.

Nuwara Eliya city tour (Approx. 3 hrs.)

Nuwara Eliya meaning “the city of dawn” is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as “Little England” and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans & tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of the tea country and you can visit a plantation and a factory en route here and witness how the famous “Ceylon Tea” is brewed.

About 1.5km away is Seetha Amman Temple, said to be built at the spot where Ravana held Sita captive, as related in the Ramayana. The small temple has a collection of statues, including a couple of Kali images.

Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 06              Nuwara Eliya – Tissamaharama – Yalla National Park

Breakfast at Hotel

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharama (Approx. 4 hrs.)

It used to be the capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna as early as the 3rd century B.C. Only few buildings from that period can still be seen today.

The large artificial Tissa Wewa Lake, which was a part of a sophisticated irrigation system, also dates from that time.

Today, the town mainly serves as a starting point for visits to Yala National Park and Kataragama.

Transfer from Tissamaharama to Yala (Approx. half an hour)

Also known as Ruhuna, is an important national park on the south east coast of Sri Lanka. The reserve covers 979 km², although only the original 141 km² are open to the public. Much of the reserve is parkland, but it also contains jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers and scrubland. The latter zone is punctuated with enormous rocky outcrops. The range of habitats gives rise to a good range of wildlife.

Yala has the world’s highest concentration of Leopards, although seeing this largely nocturnal carnivore still requires some luck. There are good numbers of Asian Elephants, crocodile, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo and Grey langurs amongst other large animals. The open parkland attracts birds of prey such as White-bellied Sea Eagle and the wetlands have waders, Painted Storks, and the rare Black-necked Stork.

Landbirds of course are in abundance, and include Sirkeer Malkoha, Indian Peafowl and Sri Lanka Junglefowl.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 07              Yalla National Park – Unawatuna (Galle)

 Breakfast at Hotel.

Transfer from Yala to Unawatuna (Approx. 3 ½ hrs.)

Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 08              Unawatuna (Galle)

Breakfast at Hotel

Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and corals. It is a suburb of Galle, about 5 kilometers southeast to the city center and approximately 108 kilometers south of Colombo. Unawatuna is situated at an elevation of 5 metres above the sea level.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 09              Unawatuna (Galle) – Departure

Breakfast at Hotel

After breakfast transfer from hotel to airport to board your flight home. 

Tour Price per person on Twin Share       on request

 

Tour Price Includes

  1. 02 night’s accommodation at Hotel Sapphire or similar in Colombo
  2. 01 night accommodation at Hotel Senani or similar in Kandy
  3. 02 night’s accommodation at Hotel Oakray Summer Hill Breeze in Nuwara Eliya
  4. 01 night accommodation at Hotel Elephant Reach Yala or similar at Yalla National Park
  5. 02 night’s accommodation at Lady Hill hotel or similar at Galle
  6. Daily breakfast starting from day 2 to breakfast on day 09 at hotels specified.
  7. All surface transportation by air-conditioned Private Van.
  8. Services of an English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  9. 01 Game drive at Yalla National Park
  10. Entrance fee at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Temple of tooth, Peradeniya, Yalla National Park.
  11. Complimentary Discount coupons at ODEL/MONDY (5 to 10%).
  12. Complimentary Tickets for Kandyan Dance Witness.
  13. Special discounts for Gems, Spice, Silk, Batik and wood carving.

 

Above Price Does Not Include:

  1. Any airfares + VISA fees.
  2. Early check-in & Late check-out.
  3. water sports.
  4. Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, mini bar charges, beverages, liquor, telephone charges, etc.
  5. Lunch and Dinner throughout the tour
  6. Any other services not specified in above itinerary.
  7. Using the vehicle after 06:00pm.
  8. Video and Camera permits at sites.
  9. Tips & Portage.

 

 

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