The history of this seafaring country is characterized by epics and explorers, while the natural beauty of the diverse country is virtually second to none. Extensive lowlands and kilometers of spectacular shoreline, fertile river valleys and imposing mountain ranges create the backdrop for this fascinating tour. Historic cities, hospitable people, delicious cuisine and fabulous tea are just waiting to be discovered.
Tour Highlights :
Trip in a Nutshell :
Kandy: Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Temple of the tooth relic, Royal Botanical Garden, Cultural dance performance, shopping.
Nuwara Eliya: Tea plantation and factory, Tea tasting.
Bentota: Madu River, boating, turtle hatchery
Colombo: Buddhist temples and Pettah, the shopping bazaar.
Arrive in Colombo, where you are met and transferred to Kandy. En route to Kandy, visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage. After lunch proceeds for city tour of Kandy visiting the Temple of the tooth relic and Royal Botanical Garden. Later in the evening, enjoy the cultural dance. Overnight in Kandy.
Go shopping in Kandy, before you drive to Nuwara Eliya to visit a tea plantation and factory. Sample of one of the best teas in the world. In the evening, take a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Drive to Bentota to visit the Madu River. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride and continue to the Turtle hatchery. Overnight in Bentota.
Drive to Colombo. Arrive and have time at leisure. In the evening, take a city tour of Colombo visiting the beautiful Buddhist temples and Pettah, the shopping bazaar. Overnight in Colombo.
The day is free for shopping until departure. Transfer to airport and board your flight back home.
With ancient mountains, slopes of tea plantations, and thousands of miles of coastline, this wild and rugged region sports abundant breathing room and diverse natural heritage, not to mention a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first, spanning 200mts high, is Sigiriya Rock Formation in Dambulla. For a truly out-of-this-world experience, the Pinnawala orphanage is a can’t miss.