The brief island tour has been designed to give you a taste of Sri Lanka’s rich biodiversity in terms of nature and wildlife and also a taste of Sri Lanka’s rich and colorful culture.
Our representatives will meet and greet you at the airport on your arrival. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Colombo where you can refresh yourself after which you will join a midday city tour of Colombo. The tour will give you a glimpse of Colombo’s architecture, art and culture. You will be brought back to your hotel at the conclusion of your city tour where you will spend the night.
You leave for the Pinnawala elephant orphanage a sanctuary for orphaned elephants, located in a vast span of lush greenery. Here you will be given an opportunity to feed the elephants during the feeding times, after which you will proceed to the beautiful central highlands of Kandy. Indulge in the rich history and culture of Kandy by embarking on a city tour. You will also be taken to visit a bazaar, an arts and craft centre, a gem museum and lapidary where you may indulge in some shopping. Having concluded your city tour you will be transferred to you hotel in Kandy for rest and relaxation. The last event of the day will be to witness a beautiful cultural show. You will then be transferred back to your hotel where you will spend the rest of your night.
Today you will be taken to the most beautiful botanical garden in the island, the Peradenaiya botanical gardens. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. The garden consists of more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Having concluded your visit to the botanical garden you will journey to the breathtaking mountainous region of Nuwara-Eliya which is considered to be the most important location for tea production in the island. Here you will visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, after which you will be transferred to your hotel where you can relax and spend the night.
Leave for Sri Lanka’s most popular wildlife reserve the Yala national park where you will be taken on a jeep safari to experience the beautiful nature and wildlife of Yala. Sri Lanka’s best known national park is popular for Elephants, Leopards, Bears, Crocodiles and Wild Boar. The park is primarily shrub jungle with several salt and fresh water lagoons. Having concluded your wildlife safari you will be transferred to your hotel where you can unwind and spend your night.
Leave for the beautiful coastal city of Galle and embark on a city tour. The Dutch fortification consists of little alley ways lined with beautiful villas, boutique hotels, restaurants and shops, all of which still retains its colonial architecture. Apart from the beautiful fort Galle consists of a beautiful sun kissed coastline, and activities ranging from surfing, diving, snorkeling or just sun bathing on its golden shores. Having concluded your city tour you will be transferred to your hotel for rest and relaxation.
Last but not least you will journey to Hikkaduwa located a few kilometers from Galle which is yet another beautiful sun kissed shoreline consisting of beautiful beaches, where you may choose to spend your day at the beach or sightseeing. Hikkaduwa is one of the most ideal ways to conclude your amazing holiday in Sri Lanka. The coast comes to life after dark offering many little pubs and bars for those who seek a little more adventure.
You will be transferred back to the airport in Colombo for your departure flight.
US $ 485
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Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and sea-port is a blend of old and new. This is a city, which has many reminders of its European colonial past. Bustling bazaars, Buddhist and Hindu Temples and Muslim Mosques contrast with, smart modern Shopping Malls and multi-national chain hotels. Sightseeing highlights include the old parliament houses, Buddhist Temple, Town Hall, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Apart from excellent shopping, Colombo offers visits to one of the world’s leading tea auctions, an 18 hole Golf Course, seasonal Buddhist and Hindu pageants, international cricket tournaments, plush casinos, enjoyable evening entertainment and excellent restaurants. State-of-the-Art communications and Cyber services are available in the hotels and other outlets.
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location
The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary.
Nuwara Eliya is a cool green mountain valley, the heart of Sri Lankan hill country boasts rolling hills interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. It is also acclaimed for its golf courses and amazing tea plantations.
This Botanical Garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
It lies on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, and spans a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces. The vegetation in the Park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The Park is world renowned for the wide variety of its wildlife, most notably it’s large population of Asian elephants and it’s fine and healthy coastline, home to pristine many reefs. Yala National Park has the highest density of wild leopards in the world, with the Block 1 area of the Park having one leopard per square kilometer. It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well-developed.
Capital of southern Sri Lanka in 1587, the Portuguese annexed Galle from its Singhalese kings and built its first fortress naming it “Santacrusz”. Its old world charm appeals as a tourist destination. To this day it looks back to 500 years of nurture under Singhalese, Portuguese, Dutch and British stewardship. The influence of the Dutch on the people of the city architecture and especially the dress code is evident today. The town is the first international commerce and trade centre of the island. Galle plays an important role in Sri Lanka’s economy. The sandy beach here enhances the natural beauty the city is blessed with.
Hikkaduwa, a popular tourist destination in the Galle District is renowned for its beach and the corals. The Coral Garden here is considered to be the best out of all such coral gardens found in Asia. There is a reef of lime stones running parallel to the coast. The corals are in between this line of lime stones and the coast. The sea up to about 200 m from the coast is very shallow. The reef of lime stones protects the corals from high tide. The coral type found mostly here is the type locally called "Gampara". These corals are found in various forms, shapes and colors. They are a very fascinating sight especially when there is bright sunlight which gives a very clearer view of the corals. You see some corals in the shape of a cabbage leaf; some are like a lady's fan. Since there is no silt, corals can grow in their natural form and color.