5D4N Sri Lanka Heritage Tour Package ( Ground)
INTERNATIONAL , SriLanka , Colombo
5 Days 4 Nights Sri Lanka Tour Programme:
Day 01: Sri Lanka Tour Programme: Airport – Pinwale- Kandy
Upon arrival at Bandaranayaka International Airport, meet and greeted with Flower Garland by D Asia ground tour operator and proceed to 45 minutes’ city tour. This depends on schedule flight arrival from Kuala Lumpur & Singapore. After that, we introduced to the local Sri Lanka tour guide who will be accompanying them around the Island. (Approx. 45 minutes)
After leaving to Kandy Via Pinnaaawala Elephant Orphanage, (App 03 hours’ Drive)
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. The number of elephants has increased to more than 40 now, including baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. A unique experience never to be missed. (App 01 ½ hours spend)
After leaving to Kandy, (Approx. 1 hrs drive)
En-route visit a Spice Herbal Garden in Maven Elle and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants, etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices.
Afternoon city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
(App 2hrs to visit Kandy City & Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic )
Kandy - the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel,
Day 02: Sri Lanka Tour Programme: KANDY – PERADENIYA – NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast Pick up at 0730hrs and visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya
(App 20 minutes from the Hotel) Royal Botanical Gardens - 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists. (App 01hour) After that proceed to Nuwara Eliya en rote visiting Tea Factory & Plantation en route, Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 03: Sri Lanka Tour Programme: NUWARA ELIYA – KITHULGALA – BEACH STAY (Down South)
After breakfast leaves for Down South Beach for leisure (Approx 5 hrs). Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rainforest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the most humid places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream. Checking to beach hotel and leisure in the beach,
Dinner & overnight stay at
Day 04: Sri Lanka Tour Programme: BEACH STAY COLOMBO
After breakfast leave to Colombo, (Approx 2 ½ hrs) Commerce City tour in Colombo & Shopping,
Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo has a population of 5.6 million metropolitan area, in the city limits, and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a satellite city of, Colombo. It is also the administrative capital of Western Province, Sri Lanka and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.It was the legislative capital of Sri Lanka until 1982.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 05: Sri Lanka Tour Programme: Colombo Airport
After breakfast proceeds to Airport transfer with sweet memory from Sri Lanka. Book Sri Lanka Tours & Travel Packages at www.1dasia.com