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Highlights Of Srilanka in 6 Days 5 Nights

ItineraryDay 1: COLOMBO - KANDYStop At: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala, Sabaragamuwa ProvinceEarly morning your tour will starts & your 1st leg of the tour will be Elephant Orphanage to see Orphaned ElephantsWith the cultural background of treating human and animal alike in their distress Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage started off with the introduction of five abandoned baby elephants to the premises. They were namely Vijaya, Neela, Kadira , Mathlee and Kumari. The tragedy with these misplaced or abandoned babies is that they cannot survive in the wild on their own as they suckle form their mother until they are almost five years old. They hence need to be hand raised for their survival.This institution caters not only for the abandoned babies but also for those injured and maimed within the jungle. We employ the expertise of both modern veterinary and traditional indigenous medical treatment to cater to these elephants needs.Currently PEO has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the country due to its distinctive population of elephants.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Saffron Spice GardenEnjoy the Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices at their source. Visit a spice garden, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production, which attracted many a European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka.you will be getting a free 10 mins head massage tooDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Fernland Tea Factory.After that Highlights of Kandy Tea Factory, Temple of Tooth, View point of Kandy & Botanical Garden. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Kandy Lake, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceOnce you have done your tour Overnight stay at Kandy Hotel.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: KANDY - NUWARA ELIYAPass By: Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province2nd Day Morning after the breakfast your tour destination is Nuwara eliya The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls, Hindu temples, Garden and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. Overnight stay at Nuwara eliya. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: NUWARA ELIYAStop At: Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province3rd Day Morning after breakfast your tour destination is The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: NUWARA ELIYA - ELLAPass By: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva Province4th Day after breakfast proceeds to Ella. 127 miles from Colombo and 8 miles from Bandarawela, on the leeward side of the central mountains. The view from Ella Gap is one of the most spectacular scenic sights in Sri Lanka - the landscape falls away in a dizzy drop of 3000ft to the eastern plains.The Ella rock is famous for the cave of Ravana a legendary king of Sri Lanka ruled during the pre-historic times. The 1080 foot high waterfall few miles from the Ella Rest House is one of the most beautiful falls in the country. Overnight stay at Ella Hotel.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: ELLA - UDAWALAWE - GALLEStop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National Park5th Day after breakfast proceeds to Udawalawe National Park Rich in elephant population the park is having an estimated 500 or more elephants. They roam about in herds of 50-100 at times. The park is known to be a good breeding ground, for Baby elephants, guarded by their elders is seen round the year. Duration: 5 hoursPass By: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceOnce you done the safari you will proceed to Galle for Overnight Stay.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: GALLE - COLOMBOStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province6th Day after breakfast Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural Harbour.Stroll around the lighthouse and Harbour or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs. You will discover Galle fort, Galle light house & Galle beach. Duration: 5 hoursPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportOnce you completed your tour you will drop off to your Hotel in Colombo or at Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB)No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$55 Outdoor Activities

Ella

. • 7.00 am – Pick up from the hotel near Ella, Wellawaya, Haputale and Bandarawela. • 8.00 am – Start the hike to Ella rock. En-route enjoy refreshments snacks and either king coconut or Ceylon tea. The iconic Ella Rock is a mesmerizing view point that gives you an unhindered view of the mountain silhouettes and the villages below. Loved by hikers and nature enthusiasts, conquering Ella rock during your stay here is an absolute must! • 11.30 am – depart for Demodara 9 arch bridge. The famous Nine Arches Bridge has made it to almost every Instagram feed of explorers to the  island. The bridge is located between Ella and Demodara railway stations and is most famous because of its curved structure. Known to be the best example of a colonial-era railway, the bridge has attracted tourists from around the world. The bridge is approximately 30m high.  • 1.00 pm – lunch • Start the hike for Little Adam’s peak. You will have refreshments on top of mountain while enjoying endless green views across south coast and sunset. Deriving its name from its big brother, the sacred mountain Adam’s Peak, Little Adam’s Peak is 2243m above sea level. The trail to the mountain is fairly average and would require you to have a medium level of fitness. With marked paths, you’ll have to clamber through some narrow rocky areas to reach the summit. The view from the peak is definitely worth the arduous climb. There are a number of hotels located in the area to cater to the large number of tourists that visit the mountain. The ideal time to start your hike is either in the morning or late evening,  • 5.30 pm – Drop off to the hotel

$39 Outdoor Activities

Best Things To Do In Ella - 3 Icon Trekking Tour

• 7.00 am – pick up from the hotel near Ella, Wellawaya, Haputale and Bandarawela. • 8.00 am – Start the hike to Ella rock. En-route enjoy refreshments snacks and either king coconut or Ceylon tea. The iconic Ella Rock is a mesmerizing view point that gives you an unhindered view of the mountain silhouettes and the villages below. Loved by hikers and nature enthusiasts, conquering Ella rock during your stay here is an absolute must! • 11.30 am – depart for Demodara 9 arch bridge. The famous Nine Arches Bridge has made it to almost every Instagram feed of explorers to the  island. The bridge is located between Ella and Demodara railway stations and is most famous because of its curved structure. Known to be the best example of a colonial-era railway, the bridge has attracted tourists from around the world. The bridge is approximately 30m high. • 1.00 pm – lunch • start the hike for Little Adam’s peak. You will have refreshments on top of mountain while enjoying endless green views across south coast and sunset. Deriving its name from its big brother, the sacred mountain Adam’s Peak, Little Adam’s Peak is 2243m above sea level. The trail to the mountain is fairly average and would require you to have a medium level of fitness. With marked paths, you’ll have to clamber through some narrow rocky areas to reach the summit. The view from the peak is definitely worth the arduous climb. There are a number of hotels located in the area to cater to the large number of tourists that visit the mountain. The ideal time to start your hike is either in the morning or late evening, • 5.30 pm – Drop off to the hotel

$95 Outdoor Activities

Day Tour Ella to Haputale

• 7.00 am – pick up from the hotel near Ella, Haputale and Bandarawela. • 8.00 am – Start the trekking / walking or biking tour to Leapton  Seat. Lipton’s Seat is the most famous viewpoint where the man himself, Sir Thomas Lipton used to look over his tea plantation and host tea parties with his guests. Lipton’s Seat is the highest observation point located on the hills of Poonagala, near the Dambatenne Tea Factory. For the best view, visit before 10.00 am. Tea and vegetable plantations, endless views across south coast, smiling school children and amazing nature en-route makes you amazed. • 10.00 Refreshments with local tamil foods • 11.00 am –  Enjoy Adisham Bungalow trekking / walking or cycling Adisham Bungalow is a country house located near Haputale. Built in 1931 by Sir Thomas Villiers, an English aristocrat and painter on an area of 12 acres, the bungalow consists of 40 rooms. Curious travellers can explore the grounds of the monastery at specific times during the day. Stroll through flourishing orchards and orchid paths as you admire the expansive, colourful gardens of the monastery. • 1.00 pm - Lunch • 2.00 pm - Visit Highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, Babarakanda Waterfall Trek to the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, Bambarakanda Falls measures about 263m in height and is said to be amongst the tallest in the world. Cascading between acres of pine forest, the area is ideal for a picnic. The natural pool at the base of the waterfall is great for a quickplunge, do keep in mind that the currents can get strong, so swim with caution. You can hike to the top of the falls if you follow the Horse Trail. • 4.30 pm -Refreshments • 5.30 pm - Drop-off to hotel

$1251 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Hill Country

Day 01 (Negombo) -  • Upon arrival at the Airport our Company representative together with our English speaking Chauffeur Guide will offer assistance before driving to Negombo, which is a coastal town of Sri Lanka in close proximity to the airport. Day 02 (Kandy) - • You will be leaving to the regal city of Kandy after breakfast. Having a city tour of Kandy which is the final kingdom of the old proud kings and queens. Visiting the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the Tooth of The Lord Buddha and also strolling through the streets which were lined with Colonial styled buildings. Surround yourself in the calm and beauty of the Royal Botanical Gardens before heading to your hotel for dinner. Day 03 (Nuwara Eliya) - • Enjoy the admirable sightseeing tour of Hatton after breakfast by visiting the enchanting Warleigh Church which was built in 1878. Once back at the hotel spend the rest of the day at leisure amidst the gorgeous backdrop of Hatton. Day 04 (Nuwara Eliya) - • Soon after breakfast you will be on a visit to the lush green plantation which is on the the misty mountains of Nuwara Eliya and you will be able to join the tea pluckers and enjoy the atmosphere as they pick the famous tea leaf and a bud before being introduced in the process of manufacturing some of the world’s finest tea. You will be able to enjoy the gorgeous vistas of the surrounding countryside before retreating to the warmth of your hotel. Day 05 (Bandarawela) - • After having breakfast you have the opportunity of visiting the famous Lipton’s Seat which is in the town of Bandarawela. You will enjoy a 360 degree breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside upon reaching the peak. Day 06 (Colombo) - • Proceed to the airport or a night stay at Colombo

$414 Cultural & Theme Tours

Short Ramayana Tour

ItineraryDay 1: AIRPORT-NEGOMBOPass By: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceArrival in Sri Lanka. You will be met by our travel representative and transferred to Negombo. (Approximately 20 minutes)Negombo, a famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal running through. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily-painted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and many species of birds including the spectacular Kingfisher. From November to April, diving facilities are available in this quaint village. The streets on either side of the hotels are dotted with souvenir shops, popular restaurants etc. Rest of the day at leisure. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Catamaran Beach/similarDay 2: NEGOMBO -CHILAW -PINNAWELA-KANDYPass By: Kandy City Center, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast Negombo City tour. Proceed to Chilaw. (Approximately 90 minutes’ Drive)Muneswaram Temple, Chilaw is a well-known Hindu temple. Legend has it that after his victorious battle, Lord Rama left for Ayodhya, in one of King Ravana”svimana (carriages). He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthidosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. A feeling of guilt engulfed him and as he was passing Munneswaram he felt that the vimana is vibrating and realized that the bramhaasthidosham is not following at this particulat point. He stopped the vimana and asked God Shiva for remedy. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised him to install four lingams there and pray to get rid of the dosham. Since then many Hindu devotees flock to the Temple.Thereafter, proceed to Mannavari Temple. (Approximately 20 Minutes Drive)Manaweri Temple, is the first lingam installed and prayed to by Lord Rama and this lingam is also called RamalingaShivan.Thereafter proceed to Kandy, en route visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. (Approximately 5 ½ Hrs Drive)Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (OPTIONAL) App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river nearby.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Swiss Residence/similarDay 3: KANDY -RAMBODA -NUWARA ELIYAPass By: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast proceed to NuwaraEliya,En route visit the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple,Ramboda– (Approximately 1 ½ Hrs Drive)On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi, the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity. On every full moon day special pooja”s are conducted and witnessed by thousands of devotees.Check in at the hotel. Evening visit the GayathriPedam in NuwaraEliya.GayathriPedam, is believed to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by Lord Shiva.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Ovenight at Qantara Hotel/similar Day 4: NUWARA ELIYA & AROUND Pass By: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast proceed to Bandarawela, en route visit Seetha Amman Temple, Seetha Eliya.. – (Approximately 20 Minutes’ Drive)The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at AshokaVatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is a temple erected for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Lakshmana and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river - some small and some large. Thereafter, proceed to Divurumpola situated in NuwaraEliyaWelimada road.Divurmpola (Approximately 1 Hrs Drive): Divurmpola means a place where one takes an oath. Sitadevi, after being liberated from King Ravana was subjected to a test to prove here chastity by offering herself to the fire. However, she came unscathed and proved her holiness during this ritual at this place.Proceed back to NuwaraEliya. (Approximately 2Hrs Drive). Dinner.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Qanrata Hotel/similar Day 5: NUWARA ELIYA -ELLA -COLOMBOPass By: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western ProvinceAfter breakfast proceed to Ella to see Ravana Ella &Ravana Cave. (Approximately 40 Minutes Drive)Ravana Ella Falls, a breathtaking waterfall, 1080 feet high (cascades into several falls) close to the road from Ella to Wellawaya about 6 Km south from Ella. The stream, a tributary of KirindiOya plunges with a foaming spray over a series of ledges into the valley close to a bend in the road. The waters rise from Wewatenna highland above the rocks. In general the rocky underground of the waterfalls in Sri Lanka consists of hard gneiss or granite, but here the material is khondalite, a kind of limestone which undergoes decay faster. This has resulted in many caves being formed near the falls. King Ravana of Ramayana legend is said to have lived in one of the caves above the waterfalls.Ravana Cave, these tunnels prove beyond doubt the architectural brilliance of King Ravana. These served as a quick means of transport through the hills and also as a secret passage. These tunnels networked all the important cities, airport and dairy farms. A close look at these tunnels indicates that they are man-made and not natural formations.Thereafter, proceed to Colombo. (Approximately 5 ½ Hrs. Drive). Check in at the hotel. Dinner.Overnight stay at Anarva / Similar Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Sapphire Hotel/similarDay 6: COLOMBO -AIRPORTPass By: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western ProvinceAfter breakfast commence a tour of Colombo, which includes time to indulge in shopping.Colombo, a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith's quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where there is a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square.Proceed to PanchamugaAnjaneyar Temple. (Approximately ½ Hrs Drive)PanchamugaAnjaneyar Temple, a temple dedicated to Anjaneyar in Sri Lanka.This is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar. Thereafter, transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (Approximately 1 Hrs. Drive)Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: No accomodation